James Avey, PhD
Wendy Cook, PhD
Timothy Hargrave, PhD
Erica Holley, PhD
William Provaznik, PhD
Todd Weber, PhD
Keke Wu, PhD
The leadership and management specialization emphasizes building the skills, insights and knowledge that professionals need to succeed in a business context. Students will improve their ability to manage themselves as well as influence others as they learn to identify valuable goals and work to reach them. Courses will feature relevant concepts and theories and present opportunities to deploy this knowledge in practical situations to build a solid foundation of leadership and management ability. The program is designed to give students a portfolio of established and cutting-edge principles to draw from over their career.
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.
Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Develop foundation knowledge and skills in Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Business Law, Finance and Supply Chain Management.
- Demonstrate competency in specialized field of study (e.g., human resource management, supply chain management, leadership and management, finance, marketing).
- Create and deliver effective oral presentations.
- Students written communication skills meet professional and industry standards.
- Comprehend ethical issues in business and demonstrate an ability to make ethical decisions.
- Integrate and critically assess business information to make strategic decisions.
- Work effectively in small and large teams.