May 17, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration BS (BSBA), General Business Specialization


The General Business Specialization provides flexibility for students preferring to customize their own program. Building on the general business core shared by the BSBA program, student may add select courses in fulfillment of requirements to complete the program.

Undergraduate Business Program Learning Goals:
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. Graduates of this program will be able to demonstrate:

1. Foundation knowledge and skill in the fundamental business disciplines.

2. Effective communication in written and oral business presentations.

3. Comprehension and application of ethical principles in business decisions.

4. Problems solving ability using integrative and critical assessment of business information and appropriate technical tools.

5. Career readiness through participation in Career Center events, self-assessment, club activities, internships and other professional engagement.

6. Competency in their specialized field of study.

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-major coursework to be eligible for a degree. In addition, the department requires a minimum GPA of 2.25 in the 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.

Program Requirements
Twenty-five upper division elective credits are required including at least 20 credits from business (BUS), finance (FIN), human resource management (HRM), management (MGT), marketing (MKT), management information systems (MIS), or supply chain management (SCM) courses.  The remaining five credits may be accounting (ACCT) or economics (ECON).  The student is limited to 10 credits from any one prefix.  No more than 5 credits of the specialization may be internship, practicum, independent study, or directed research.

Repeat Policy
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.

Business Foundation Courses


Select one from the following: 5 credits


Foundation Total Credits: 41


General Business Specialization Courses


This specialization is intended for the student who wishes to tailor a “unique” set of specialization courses to his or her needs or for the student who desires a broad-based “generalist” track within the business administration major. Twenty-five upper division elective credits are required including at least 20 credits from business (BUS), finance (FIN), human resource management (HRM), management (MGT), marketing (MKT), management information systems (MIS), or supply chain management (SCM) courses.  The remaining five credits may be accounting (ACCT) or economics (ECON). The student is limited to 10 credits from any one prefix. No more than 5 credits of the specialization may be internship, practicum, independent study, or directed research.

Total Specialization Credits: 25


College of Business Capstone


Capstone Total Credits: 7


Total Credits: 112-114


College and Department Information


Management Department  
College of Business  

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