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2015-2016 Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration - General Concentration, BA (Management)


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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 environments in 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 General Concentration in Business Administration (Management) Major?

The College of Business and Economics prepares men and women for positions of leadership and stewardship in the management and administration of complex organizations — from small companies to large multinational enterprises. Students develop managerial skills, analytic economic skills and interpersonal sensitivities, as well as quantitative and accounting skills. All students earning a degree in Business Administration will develop significant understanding of management information systems and computing.

 Contact Information

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

Management
Department Chair

Jongwook Kim
Parks Hall 351a
360-650-2398
jongwook.kim@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 | Nonprofit Management | Government | Small Business

 Major/Career Resources

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

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 not completed their foundation course work may apply to the College and be given pre-major status. Pre-major status is granted to students who are at least sophomore level, or who have been identified as top quintile students, and who, at the time of application, meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of a 2.50 cumulative college-level GPA including all previous institutions.
  • Minimum of 2.30 cumulative GPA in all courses taken within the College of Business and Economics.
  • Students must have a WWU cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher to be considered in good academic standing with the University.

Students with pre-major status may only enroll for foundation or core courses listed. Their progress will be monitored by the College and they will attain full major status upon successfully completing the foundation courses and meeting the admission criteria above.

Full major: For admission to the College of Business and Economics as a full major (except majors in economics and manufacturing and supply chain management) a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 2.50 cumulative GPA after having completed all foundation courses. The cumulative GPA is calculated on all college-level course work completed by the student, including any transfer work.
  • Minimum of 2.30 cumulative GPA in all courses taken within the College of Business and Economics.
  • Students must be in good academic standing with the University.

Students who meet the requirements will be assured of admission if space is available in the department program of choice. For economics and manufacturing and supply chain management admissions requirements, see the appropriate sections of this catalog.

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.

General Concentration Courses


❑ 28 credits of approved upper-division elective courses:
Students in the department may elect to work with their faculty advisor in designing a set of upper-division courses appropriate to their academic interests. The resulting course of study shall have prior approval of the advisor and include the following: HRM 322 or HRM 422, MGMT 313 and five additional upper-division CBE courses. Students interested in entrepreneurial management or human resource management should select the general option and inform the department of that interest. They will be advised of the preferred courses for students intending to embark upon entrepreneurial or human resource management careers or careers in small business.

❑ Take one Communication Focus (CF) course and a minimum of three writing proficiency points in approved upper-division writing proficiency courses (WP) at WWU with a minimum grade of C-. The CF and WP courses must be taken within CBE and can be completed as part of the above required and elective courses, prior to graduation. Consult the CBE catalog for more information. Consult the Timetable of Classes for the specific course sections that fulfill the CF and WP requirements.

❑ Accounting and Business majors must complete a minimum of 90 credits in areas other than accounting and business administration.

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