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2013-2014 Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration — Finance Concentration, BA


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Department of Finance & Marketing, College of Business and Economics

88-90 credits

Introduction/What is the Study of Business Administration?

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.

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.

 Contact Information

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

Department Chair
Edwin A. Love
Parks Hall 429
360-650-4614
Ed.Love@wwu.edu

 

Major Information:
Academic Department Manager

Sandy Stratton
Parks Hall 415
360-650-4202
Sandy.Stratton@wwu.edu

 Sample Careers

Mutual Fund Manager | Chief Financial Officer | Investment Banker | Financial Planner | Claims Adjuster/Examiner | Actuary | Financial Analyst | Appraiser

 Major/Career Resources

http://www.wwu.edu/careers/students_choosingamajor.shtml
http://cbe.wwu.edu/fmkt/finance.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.

Advanced Core


Finance Concentration Courses


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