Apr 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

College of Business


Administration and Organization

Dean
Faiza Khoja, PhD (Shaw-Smyser Hall, room 129)

Associate Dean
TBA (Shaw-Smyser Hall, room 126)
Mail Stop 7487
509-963-1955
Fax: 509-963-3042
https://www.cwu.edu/academics/colleges/college-business/

Departments and Programs
Accounting: Han Donker (Shaw-Smyser Hall, room 340)
Economics: Toni Sipic (Shaw-Smyser Hall, room 232)
Finance and SCM: Carlo Smith (Des Moines Center, room 373)
Management: Terry Wilson (Shaw-Smyser Hall, room 333)

Vision
To empower a collaborative business education community where a diverse population belongs and thrives.

Mission
We create a positive, enduring impact on business and society by serving our diverse communities through collaborative education, contemporary research, and engaging partnerships.

Values
The College of Business is a student-centered learning community committed to a set of core values based on integrity, respect and inclusivity that guide our interactions.

Integrity: acting with honesty and strong moral principles.

Respect: in due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights and traditions of others.

Inclusivity: all are welcome as they are, and are treated fairly and equally.

Statement of Conduct
The College of Business is a learning community committed to a set of core values based on integrity, respect, and responsibility that guide our interactions.

Integrity: the quality of possessing and steadfastly adhering to high moral principles or professional standards.

Respect: to show consideration or thoughtfulness in relation to others.

Responsibility: the state, fact, or position of being accountable and responsible.

Code of Honor
As College of Business students, we pledge to uphold these standards of professionalism and conduct ourselves in accordance with them. We will not lie, cheat, or steal, and will not tolerate those who do. Our behavior defines who we are and what we will become.

Programs
The College of Business offers programs leading to the bachelor of science degree in the following areas:

Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration with specializations in:

Business Analytics
Finance
General Business
Human Resource Management
Leadership and Management
Marketing Management
Personal Financial Planning
Supply Chain Management

Bachelor of Science, Economics with specializations in:

Economic and Business Forecasting
General Economics
Managerial Economics

Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship
Bachelor of Science, Personal Financial Planning
Bachelor of Applied Science, Supply Chain Management

The College of Business offers the following programs at the graduate level:

Master of Professional Accountancy
Graduate Management Accounting Certificate
Graduate Professional Tax Practice Certificate

The College of Business offers minors in:

Accounting
Applied Agribusiness Technology
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Digital Marketing
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Food and Agribusiness Innovation
Food and Agribusiness Management and Marketing
Human Resource Management
Sport Business
Supply Chain Management

The College of Business offers certificate programs in:

Accounting
Applied Agribusiness Technology
Business Analytics
Digital Marketing
Food and Agribusiness Innovation
Food and Agribusiness Management and Marketing
Sport Business
Supply Chain Management

Students can join programs in Ellensburg and online provided they meet the program’s admission requirements.

Students transferring with a business direct transfer associates degree, or equivalent coursework, can complete their junior and senior year of courses for accounting at CWU Des Moines, CWU Lynnwood, and CWU Yakima.

Students transferring with a business direct transfer associates degree, or equivalent coursework, can complete their junior and senior year of courses for business administration at CWU Des Moines, Lynnwood, and Pierce.

Program Learner Outcomes

Degree programs in the College of Business are designed to deliver and assess these program level learning outcomes:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics - Business Forecasting and Managerial Economics, Personal Financial Planning, and BAS Supply Chain Management

  • Foundation knowledge and skill in the fundamental business disciplines.
  • Effective communication in written and oral business presentations.
  • Comprehension and application of ethical principles in business decisions. 
  • Problems solving ability using integrative and critical assessment of business information and appropriate technical tools.
  • Career readiness through participation in co-curricular programs and activities.
  • Competency in their specialized field of study.

Bachelor of Science in Economics - General

  • Comprehension of microeconomic, macroeconomic and statistical concepts.
  • Effective communication in written and oral business presentations.
  • Problems solving ability using integrative and critical assessment of business information and appropriate technical tools.
  • Career readiness through participation in co-curricular programs and activities.

Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship

  • Acquire foundation knowledge/skills necessary for launching a business.
  • Apply effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Identify internal and external factors that affect entrepreneurial effectiveness.
  • Deploy multiple value imperatives when generating solutions to complex problems.
  • Apply entrepreneurial skills towards professional relationship formation
  • Create opportunities for generating value

Master of Professional Accountancy

  • Assess accounting problems related to financial, managerial, taxation, auditing and data analysis.
  • Compose and prepare reports in conformance with professional standards.
  • Formulate recommendations on how to properly comply with tax laws and regulations.
  • Prepare clients on matters pertaining to compliance with tax and accounting standards.
  • Evaluate and judge common ethical dilemmas in accounting.
  • Evaluate findings and conclusions effectively orally and in writing.

Previous or Transfer Coursework Policy
Business courses taken to fulfill the requirements for an undergraduate or graduate degree from the CWU College of Business must have been taken within the last 10 years at the time of graduation. Exceptions may be made but must be approved prior to acceptance into the College of Business by the department chair and dean or designee.

Students wishing to have credits from non-United States institutions considered for transfer into the College of Business for any major or minor must have their transcripts evaluated through outside credential evaluators who are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), such as the Foundation for International Services (FIS), the World Education Service (WES), or Educational Perspectives. Students who intend to pursue the CPA may instead decide to use the NABSA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) international evaluation services since it is a requirement of the CPA. Credits for current students participating in a CWU study abroad program will be evaluated by the Office of the Registrar.

Equivalent lower-division (100-200 level) courses may be transferred toward meeting the foundation course requirements for any bachelor of science degree in the college. Upper-division (300-400 level) courses may be transferred toward meeting the major requirements only with the approval of the department chair and the college dean (or designee).

CWU students who desire to study abroad must have the department chair and dean pre-approve credits transferred back to the College of Business using the credit transfer agreement.

Academic Jeopardy Policy
The College of Business is committed to the success of its students. If a student that has been admitted to the College of Business is deemed to be in academic jeopardy, the College of Business may place restrictions on the student. A student is considered in academic jeopardy for the following reasons:

  • On academic warning or probation
  • Frequently withdraws from class
  • Repeating coursework to be successful
  • Has less than 2.5 (2.499 and below) in any of the required GPAs for graduation.
    • CWU GPA
    • Collegiate GPA (CWU and all transfer coursework combined)
    • Major GPA
    • Upper-division coursework in the major GPA
    • Accounting majors: upper-division accounting coursework GPA

 The College of Business may do the following in response to an academic jeopardy situation:

  • Limit College of Business coursework in future quarters
  • Require academic advising with both faculty and/or professional advisors
  • Require academic success plans
  • Double majors or double specialization students may be limited to one major plan in the College of Business

If a student is unable to improve academically while receiving intensive advising and support or does not actively participate in required advising, the student may be subjected to the College of Business Separation Policy.

Separation Policy
If a student that has been admitted to the College of Business is placed on academic warning, probation, suspension, has frequent repeated courses, frequent academic course withdrawals, or academic performance below the necessary grade point averages required to graduate, then the student’s admission into the College of Business may be rescinded. Admission may also be rescinded for violations of the College of Business Statement of Conduct and Code of Honor, or for engaging in Prohibited Student Conduct as defined by Washington Administrative Code (see WAC 106-125-020). Once admission is rescinded, the student will be denied readmission to the College of Business for one year following which a written petition for readmission must be presented at least 30 days prior to the start of the quarter in which readmission is desired. The decision to readmit will be based on meeting current admission standards, analysis of the entire academic record, as well as any other sources of information deemed appropriate. Readmission is not guaranteed.

Service to Other Majors
Students majoring in programs outside of College of Business who are required to take courses in this college for either their major or minor will be eligible to enroll on a space-available basis. These students will be given priority over other non-college majors wishing to enroll in courses. All students must have taken prerequisites for courses prior to enrollment.

Repeat Policy
College of Business courses may be repeated only once.