Jul 20, 2019
Program Goals for BSBA
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 of business administration that will aid them in private, government, or non-profit careers and/or prepare them for additional study
2. Values-based educational outcomes. Upon completion of the BSBA program, students should:
- Comprehend ethical issues and be able to apply an ethical decision-making framework to business decisions
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 communication skills
- Demonstrate effective written communication skills
- Apply quantitative and qualitative critical thinking skills to develop, access, and use information to analyze business problems and propose feasible solutions
Additional BSBA Graduation Requirements
The following special rules apply to students seeking the BSBA major:
- Students must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 in the 99- to 100-credit in-the-major coursework to be eligible for a degree. In addition, the department requires a minimum GPA of 2.25 in the 59- to 60-credit upper-division component of the in-the-major total.
- Transfer students must complete at least 40 College of Business credits at CWU to be eligible for the BSBA degree, including MGT 489. Additionally, students seeking a Human Resource Management specialization must complete HRM 486 at CWU and students seeking a Marketing specialization must complete MKT 470 at CWU.
- The BSBA program requires a single specialization of at least 25 credits. Occasionally a student requests a second specialization. To be eligible for a second specialization, a minimum of 20 unique credits must be completed. Unique in this sense means the credits have not been used as part of any other BSBA specialization.
Business administration courses may be repeated only once.
Business Foundation Courses
Select one from the following: 5 credits
Foundation Total Credits: 40
Business Core Courses
Business Core Total Credits: 39-41
General Business Specialization Courses
This specialization is intended for the student who wishes to tailor a “unique” set of specialization courses to his or her needs or for the student who desires a broad-based “generalist” track within the business administration major. Twenty-five upper division elective credits are required including at least 20 credits must be business (BUS), finance (FIN), human resource management (HRM), management (MGT), marketing (MKT), management information systems (MIS), or supply chain management (SCM) courses. The remaining five credits may be accounting (ACCT) or economics (ECON). The student is limited to 10 credits from any one area and the specialization must include at least 10 credits of 400-level courses, which cannot include BUS 490 as any of the 10 credits at the 400-level. No more than 5 credits of the specialization may be BUS 490.
Total Specialization Credits: 25
College of Business Capstone
Capstone Total Credits: 7