Administration and Organization
Dean: Roy Savoian (Shaw-Smyser Hall, room 129)
Associate Dean: Laura Milner (Shaw-Smyser Hall, room 127)
COB Web Site: http://www.cwu.edu~cob
Mission: CWU’s College of Business creates value and opportunity for our students by focusing on quality in undergraduate education at the Ellensburg campus and university centers in the Puget Sound and central regions of Washington state. We accomplish this through emphasis on excellence in teaching, which is strengthened by faculty research and supported by professional service.
Meaning of our Mission:
Value and Opportunity
- Through curricula based on theory and on practice, we prepare an increasingly diverse student population with the knowledge, competencies and skills that are necessary for productive careers.
- Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered with the highest emphasis on excellence in teaching, which is strengthened by faculty research and supported by professional service.
- With emphasis on undergraduate education, degree programs are delivered by faculty who are dedicated to using their academic preparation and business experience to enhance student learning.
High Quality Education
- Teaching is our priority. We foster a learning environment where students and faculty work actively together.
- Curricula reflect current needs and developments in business and promote an understanding of theory and its practical application.
- Education at a high level of quality derives from concern for students at the individual level, and personalized, innovative instruction supported by appropriate learning technologies.
- Important linkages are developed with alumni, College of Business Advisory Board, employers and other professionals in business and education.
- We are committed to outcomes assessment and continuous improvement in order to provide a high quality education.
Our Shared Values: The faculty and staff share a set of core beliefs and commitments. We believe in:
- student success
- lifelong learning
- integrity and ethical behavior
We commit ourselves to:
- prepare students for the future
- impart knowledge on which students can build
- treat everyone with respect and fairness
- exemplify our values by serving as teachers and role models
- maintain professional currency
Programs: The college offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in the following areas:
Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration with specializations in:
Human Resource Management
Management and Organization
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Bachelor of Science, Economics with specializations in:
Economic and Business Forecasting
The College also offers a Master of Professional accountancy degree through the graduate school. Students may take their junior and senior years of the Accounting and Business Administration programs at two westside centers: Lynnwood and Des Moines. In addition, upper-division coursework in support of major programs is offered at three eastside centers: Wenatchee, Moses Lake, and Yakima. Please refer to departmental listings in this catalog for more information about each major.
Admission requirements to major programs within the College of Business are identical regardless of the location of the program. Students must first be accepted by the University and, if applicable, the University center which they plan to attend. Then, students must formally apply to the College of Business and be admitted to a major program prior to enrolling in 300-400 level courses within the college. Application forms are available in the University center and Ellensburg department offices. The application form must be completed and returned to the appropriate office along with copies of current transcripts.
Applicants to all COB degree programs must have achieved a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in all collegiate studies; further, applicants must have completed English 101 and 102. All course and grade criteria specified here apply to equivalent courses transferred from other institutions.
Admission to the accounting major requires the completion of seven pre-admission courses with a minimum GPA of 2.25 in accounting and a minimum grade of “C-” (1.7) in each course. Admission to the business administration major requires the completion of seven pre-admission courses with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a minimum grade of “C-” (1.7) in each course. Admission to the economics major requires the completion of four pre-admission courses with a minimum GPA of 2.25 and a minimum grade of “C-” (1.7) in each course. The credit/no credit option will not be accepted for any pre-admission courses.
Equivalent lower division (100-200 level) courses may be transferred toward meeting the pre-admission requirements for any B.S. degree in the college. Upper division (300-400 level) courses may be transferred toward meeting the major requirements only with the approval of the department chair and the college dean (or designee).
Service to Other Majors
Students majoring in programs outside COB who are required to take courses in this college for either their major or minor, will be eligible to enroll on a space-available basis. These students will be given priority over other non-college majors wishing to enroll in courses. All students must have taken prerequisites for courses prior to enrollment.
Departments and Programs
Accounting: Ron Tidd (Shaw-Smyser 318)
Economics - Robert Carbaugh and Koushik Ghosh (Shaw-Smyser 428)
Finance and OSC: Eldon Johnson (Lynnwood 302S)
Management: Greg Cant (Shaw-Smyser 333)