Mar 01, 2021
James Avey, PhD
Wendy Cook, PhD
Erica Holley, PhD
William Provaznik, PhD
Lynn Richmond, PhD
Chase Thiel, 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.
Business Administration Core
Students must apply and be accepted into the major prior to beginning 300- or 400-level business coursework. At the time of application, the 43 credits of pre-admission coursework should be substantially completed. Application forms are available in the department offices. The completed form must be accompanied by transcripts that reflect all prior college work. Admission shall be based on grades earned in the following courses:
Total Admission Requirements Credits: 43
Additional Admission Information
A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in the above courses must be achieved with a minimum grade of “C-” (1.70) in each course. The credit/no credit option will not be accepted for any of these courses. These criteria apply to equivalent courses transferred from other institutions. The applicant must have earned a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all collegiate study.
Students who have met all of the above requirements will be admitted unless the number of applicants exceeds available space. In that case, acceptance will be competitive, based on a selection index. Students in a pre-major status who have not met all of the above requirements may enroll in a business core or specialization course only with permission of the college dean or designee.
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 107-108 credit in-the-major coursework to be eligible for a degree. In addition, the Department requires a minimum GPA of 2.25 in the 59-60 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 Core Requirements
Total Business Core Requirements Credits: 35
Total Communication Requirement Credits: 4-5
Total Business Administration Core Credits: 82-83
Leadership and Management Specialization
Select 15 credits from the following:
Total Specialization Credits: 25