Department of Finance & Marketing, College of Business and Economics
The Business Administration program has been designed to prepare students for leadership roles in business and the community. One program objective is to provide students with the perceptual and analytical skills necessary in making decisions and evaluating policy in business; another is to develop student understanding of the social, economic and regulatory environment of business. The program is designed for students with a variety of career goals, including opportunities with financial institutions, manufacturing and retail firms, service industries and the public sector.
|1. Understanding of business and economics
|Demonstrate breadth of knowledge and skills in general business and economics
|Demonstrate disciplinary knowledge and skills
|2. Effective communication skills
|Produce quality business documents
|Deliver a professional quality presentation supported by appropriate technology
|3. Ethical and legal perspective
|Analyze problems using an ethical perspective
|Analyze the legal implications of business decisions
|4. Creative problem solving and
|Critically analyze problems
|Generate multiple alternative solutions
|Defend resolutions to problems
|5. Quantitative skills
|Solve business problems using quantitative techniques
Why Consider a Finance Concentration in the Business Administration Major?
The field of Finance encompasses many different areas including investments, financial institutions, corporate finance and real estate. Coursework is offered in each of these areas as well as courses in options and futures, multi-national finance and insurance. A graduate with a concentration in Finance may work as a financial securities or loan officer analyst, as well as a business financial manager, portfolio manager, or financial planner stockbroker.
CBE Admissions & Scholarships
Parks Hall 419
Edwin A. Love
Parks Hall 417
Academic Department Manager
Parks Hall 415
Mutual Fund Manager | Chief Financial Officer | Investment Banker | Financial Planner | Claims Adjuster/Examiner | Actuary | Financial Analyst | Appraiser
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
How to apply: Students who meet the requirements will be assured of admission if space is available in the department program of choice. For consideration as a pre-major, provisional major or full major, complete the online application form at: http://cbe.wwu.edu/cbe/students/application.shtml.
Pre-major: Students, who have confirmed admission to WWU, are in good academic standing with the University, have completed 45 credits and earned a GPA of 2.5 overall or 2.75 in the foundation courses they have completed, will be granted pre-major status. Pre-majors automatically become full majors upon completion of the minimum requirements.
Full major: Students must have completed the following requirements:
- Confirmed admission to WWU and have 45 credits or be in the CBE Distinguished Scholars program.
- Be in good academic standing with the University and meet one of the following GPA requirements: Either: 1) a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the eight Foundation Courses listed below, including grades from transfer courses and Advanced Placement credit or 2) a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 in all college-level course work including transfer work.
- Completion of all foundation courses with C- or better.
Provisional major: Major status is granted provisionally to students who are completing their last foundation course(s) and would be eligible for full major status upon successful completion of their current course work.
Advising tips: 1) Complete MATH 157 and DSCI 205 requirements early; 2) For information regarding the MIS 220 Equivalency Exam see the Department of Decision Sciences website for test-out information: http://cbe.wwu.edu/dsci/mis-testout.shtml.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.