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Business Administration — Management Concentration, BA


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Department of Management, College of Business and Economics

88-90 credits

Introduction

The Business Administration program is 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 to make decisions and evaluate policies 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.

 Learning goals  Learning objectives
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
critical thinking
Critically analyze problems
  Generate multiple alternative solutions
  Defend resolutions to problems
5. Quantitative skills Solve business problems using quantitative techniques

Why Consider a Management Concentration in Business Administration Major?

A management concentration prepares a student to work with people in a variety of contexts. While other business disciplines focus on business tasks, management focuses on how to motivate others to accomplish these tasks efficiently and effectively with high quality results. Students learn how to manage projects, work with teams, implement changes, and be effective leaders.

 Contact Information

CBE Admissions & Scholarships
Dean’s Office
Parks Hall 419
360-650-3896
cbe@wwu.edu

Management
Department Chair

Mary D. Sass
Parks Hall 351
360-650-2648
mary.sass@wwu.edu

Major Information:
Academic Department Manager

Cristina Nelson
Parks Hall 351
360-650-2902
cristina.nelson@wwu.edu

 Sample Careers

Project Management | Event Planning | Management Consulting | Non-profit Management | Government | Small Business

 Major/Career Resources

http://www.wwu.edu/careers/students_choosingamajor.shtml

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

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.

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.

How to apply: 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.

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.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.

Management Concentration Courses


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