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.
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.
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.
Business administration courses may be repeated only once.