Jun 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance and Supply Chain Management Department

College of Business
Ellensburg (E)
Shaw-Smyser Hall, room 233
CWU-Des Moines (D)
CWU-Lynnwood (L)
CWU-Pierce County (P)
CWU-Joint Base Lewis McChord

Mail Stop 7485
Fax: 509-963-2875
See website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff
Carlo D. Smith, PhD (D)

Ozden Bayazit, PhD, supply chain management (L)
Grace Ke, PhD, supply chain management (D)
Yong Joo Lee, PhD, supply chain management (E)
Kun Liao, PhD, supply chain management (L)
Fang Wang, PhD, finance (L)

Associate Professors
Carlo Smith, PhD, supply chain management (D)
Thomas Tenerelli, PhD, finance (E)

Assistant Professors
B. Steele Campbell, PhD, JD (E) personal financial planning
Noman Hossain, PhD (E) finance
Jae-Young Oh, PhD (E) supply chain management

Senior Lecturers
Magdalena Bialic-Davendra, PhD (E)
Ana Tonseth, M.Sc, supply chain management (E)

Robert Ogburn, MBA (E)
Pamela Ritzenthaler, MBA (E)

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

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.

Repeat Policy
Business administration courses may be repeated only once.

College of Business Admission Requirements
For information on admission requirements, please go to: College of Business .

Course Offerings
Frequency of course offering information can be found at the department website: www.cwu.edu/finance-supply or by contacting the department directly.


    Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.)Bachelor of Science (B.S.)Certificate BMinor


      Finance (FIN)Management Information System (MIS)Personal Financial Planning (PFP)Supply Chain Management (SCM)