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2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog 
2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management Department

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Ellensburg (E)
Shaw-Smyser 329
CWU-Des Moines (DM)
CWU-Lynnwood (L)

(509) 963-3339
Fax: (509) 963-2875

Faculty and Staff

Greg Cant (E)

James P. Beaghan, marketing (DM)
James L. Nimnicht, human resource management (E)
Don R. Nixon, management and organization (DM)

Associate Professors
Peter J. Boyle, marketing (L)
Greg Cant, management and organization (E)
Mark Pritchard, marketing (E)
F. Lynn Richmond, management and organization (L)

Assistant Professors
James Avey, human resource management (E)
Graeme Coetzer, human resource management (L)
Nancy Graber-Pigeon, human resource management (E)
Brian Kulik, management and organization (E)
Ruth Lapsley, management and organization (E)
Rex Moody, marketing (E)

Non-tenure Annual Contract
Terry D. Alkire (E)
Robert L. Allen (L)
Jennifer Anderson (E)
Paul M. Hirsh (DM)
Metiner George Kimel (E)
Robert Kulik (E)

Jamie Thomas, secretary

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Program Overview

The Finance and OSC department and the Management department jointly support the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - General Business specialization and Business Administration minor. The department offers coursework leading to the Bachelor of Science in business administration (BSBA) degree. In addition to the University general education requirements, the BSBA major is comprised of three principal components: 1) pre-admission courses that provide foundation knowledge and skills needed for further study in business; 2) business core courses that build on the pre-admission group and focus on decision making in the main functional areas of business; and 3) specialization courses that allow for advanced study in one of the functional areas.

Students matriculating in Ellensburg select a 25-credit specialization within the BSBA program in one of six areas: finance, general business, human resource management, management and organization, marketing management, or operations and supply chain management. Students matriculating at a University center are limited to the 25-credit general business specialization.

Business Administration Program Educational Outcomes

The departments have identified overall educational outcomes related to knowledge, values, and skills for all BSBA graduates. Following are the outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) programs:

  1. Knowledge-Based Educational Outcomes. Upon completion of the BSBA program, students should:
    • have a working knowledge in a set of analytical business tools related to: math, statistics, accounting, economics, and behavioral science.
    • apply business core concepts, principles and analytical skills across functional lines.
    • show competency in an area of specialization. (Specializations include Finance, General Business, Human Resource Management, Management & Organization, Marketing Management, and Operations and Supply Chain Management.
    • understand global, national, and regional business systems and environments.
  2. Values-Based Educational Outcomes. Upon completion of the BSBA program, students should:
    • comprehend issues in ethical decision making and social responsibility.
    • understand diversity issues in the workplace and society.
  3. Skills-Based Educational Outcomes. Upon completion of the BSBA program., students should:
    • function effectively when in teams both as a leader and as a member.
    • demonstrate effective oral and written business communication skills.
    • use business computer application software and support decisions on problems in areas of specialization.
    • access, develop, and use information to analyze business problems and propose feasible solutions.

Transfer Credits and Prior Learning Assessment

Equivalent lower division (100-200 level) courses may be transferred toward meeting the pre-admission requirements. Upper division (300-400 level) courses may also be transferred toward meeting the business core and specialization requirements, but only with the approval of the department chair and the college dean (or designee).

For individuals seeking academic credit for prior work experiences, a prior learning assessment program is available. Students opting for this program must demonstrate competency in the course material by successfully completing a challenge exam. The following pre-admission and business core courses are eligible: BUS 241; BUS 221, OSC 323, MIS 386; MKT 360; FIN 370; MGT 380. The result of the challenge is recorded as “S” or “U” on the transcript and is not used in computing grade point average. See your business administration advisor or program director at your University center for additional information.

Repeat Policy

Business Administration courses may be repeated only once.

Service to Other Majors

Students majoring outside of the College of Business 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 upper division courses.

BSBA Program Admission Requirements

Students must apply and be accepted into the major prior to beginning 300- or 400-level business coursework. At the time of application, the 35 credits of pre-admission coursework should be substantially completed. Application forms are available in the department offices. The completed form must be accompanied by transcripts that reflect all prior college work. Admission shall be based on grades earned in the following courses:

ACCT 251, ACCT 252, BUS 221, BUS 241, ECON 201, ECON 202, and MATH 152 or MATH 170 or MATH 172

Pre-admission Total Credits: 35

A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in the above courses must be achieved with a minimum grade of “C-” (1.70) in each course. The credit/no credit option will not be accepted for any of these courses. The applicant must have completed ENG 101/102. These criteria apply to equivalent courses transferred from other institutions.

Students who have met all of the above requirements will be admitted unless the number of applicants exceeds available space. In that case, acceptance will be competitive, based on a selection index. Students in a pre-major status who have not met all of the above requirements may enroll in a business core or specialization course only with permission of the college dean or designee.


• Business Administration Major, B.S.
• Business Administration Minor
• Business Administration with a Specialization in General Business, B.S.B.A.
• Business Administration with a Specialization in Human Resource Management, B.S.
• Business Administration with a Specialization in Management and Organizational, B.S.
• Business Administration with a Specialization in Marketing Management, B.S.

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