Department of Decision Sciences, College of Business and Economics
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 an Operations Management (OPS) Concentration in the Business Administration Major?
Operations management is the direction and control of the processes within an organization. Operations managers are concerned with each step in providing a service or product – from acquisition of the raw materials and component parts to delivery to the customer. They determine what equipment, labor, tools, facilities, materials, energy, and information are required, how these can best be obtained, and how they are used to satisfy the requirements of the market place. Managers are also responsible for critical activities such as quality management and control, capacity planning, materials management, purchasing, and scheduling.
CBE Admissions & Scholarships
Parks Hall 419
Craig K. Tyran
Parks Hall 343A
Academic Department Manager
Parks Hall 343
Production Supervisor | Quality Control Specialist | Inventory Control Specialist | Administrator | Operations Manager | Buyer | Supply Chain Consultant | Logistics Manager
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
Pre-major: Students, who have confirmed admission to WWU, are in good academic standing from 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; 3) Meet with your faculty advisor (assigned following admission to the major).
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.