College of Business
Shaw-Smyser Hall, room 329
CWU-Des Moines (D)
Mail Stop 7485
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Faculty and Staff
William (Bill) Provaznik, PhD
James Avey, PhD, management (E)
Peter J. Boyle, PhD, marketing (L)
Kathryn Martel, PhD, management (E)
Mark Pritchard, PhD, marketing (E)
Wendy Cook, PhD, management (D)
Nancy Graber Pigeon, JD, business law (E)
Erica Holley, PhD, management (L)
Sayantani Mukherjee, PhD, management (L)
William (Bill) Provaznik, PhD, management, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Director (E)
Todd Weber, PhD, management (E)
Theresa (Terry) Wilson, PhD, marketing (E)
Keke (CoCo) Wu, PhD, management, Associate Dean of College of Business (E)
Claudia Dumitrescu, PhD, marketing (D)
Timothy (Tim) Hargrave, PhD, management (L)
Anderson (Andy) Parks, MBA (L)
Maxine Lennon, secretary senior
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Program
The Department of Finance and SCM and the Department of Management jointly support the bachelor of science in business administration and business 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:
Foundation courses that provide foundation knowledge and skills needed for further study in business
Business core courses that build on the foundation group and focus on decision making in the main functional areas of business
Specialization courses that allow for advanced study in one of the functional areas.
Students select a 25-credit specialization within the BSBA program in one of seven areas: finance, general business, human resource management, leadership and management, marketing management, personal financial planning or supply chain management.
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
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- to 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).
Business administration courses may be repeated only once.
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 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.
College of Business Admission Requirements
For information on admission requirements, please go to: College of Business .
For information on program outcomes, please go to: www.cwu.edu/mission/assessment-improvement/slo-assessment-plans.
Frequency of course offering information can be found at the department website: www.cwu.edu/management or by contacting the department directly.
ProgramsBachelor of Science (B.S.)CertificateMinorMinor or Certificate
CoursesBusiness (BUS)Entrepreneurship (ENTP)Human Resource Management (HRM)Leadership (LEAD)Management (MGT)Marketing (MKT)Page: 1