James Avey, PhD
Wendy Cook, PhD
Nancy Graber Pigeon, JD
Erica Holley, PhD
Todd Weber, PhD
Students pursuing the HRM specialization will deal with fundamental organizational processes that must be developed and managed for continuous improvement by both HR specialists and by all managers in general. Thus, the study of HR takes on a dual emphasis. First, by pursuing an HR specialization, students will be thoroughly trained to focus decision-making as it pertains to the acquisition, utilization, development and retention of employees. Alternatively, the study of HRM is also applicable as a strong supplement to other specializations or majors.
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.