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Accounting
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Business Advising Office
509-963-2930
cbadvising@cwu.edu

Description

Accounting is how a business records, organizes, and understands its financial information. Accounting tells you whether or not you’re making a profit, your cash flow, the current value of your company’s assets and liabilities, and which parts of your business are actually making money. 

Students will learn about a variety of areas including: 

  • Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Auditing
  • Information Systems
  • Financial Analytics

Career paths include:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Financial Accounting
  • External or Internal Auditing
  • Cost Accounting
  • Tax Planning
Opportunities

There are many opportunities for students in the College of Business to connect to other students through clubs like the Accounting and Finance Club, build their network by meeting with alumni and engaging in industry events, get hands on experience through projects and programs like Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, be eligible for additional scholarships, and take advantage of the resources in the Career, Advising, and Tutoring Center.

Why this program?

The website, Discover Accounting, has ranked CWU in the Top 40 accounting schools nationwide. Students have unique recruiting activities through the Accounting Career Events that allow them to connect to employers and engage in their professional development.

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Business Administration
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Business Advising Center
509-963-2930
cbadvising@cwu.edu

Description

Successful businesses demand students with a strong skill set that includes analytical, communications, critical thinking, functional, leadership, and teamwork.

Opportunities

A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from an AACSB accredited program, such as at CWU, can help prepare you for a successful career in business. Students specialize in general business, finance, human resources, leadership management, marketing, and supply chain management.

Why this program?

Classes are conveniently offered in Ellensburg, at campuses in Des Moines and Lynnwood, and online.

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Economics
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Business Advising Office
509-963-2930
cbadvising@cwu.edu

Description

Economics is the study of decision making. Economists gather, manage, and analyze economic and business data to understand and predict trends so decision makers can make informed choices.

 

Students will learn about a variety of areas including:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Economics Research

 

You'll be ready to start a career in:

  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Research Analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Consulting
  • Policy Advising
  • Economic Development
Opportunities

There are many opportunities for students in the College of Business to connect to other students through clubs like Economics Association, build their network by meeting with alumni and engaging in industry events, get hands on experience through projects, be eligible for additional scholarships, and take advantage of the resources in the Career, Advising, and Tutoring Center.

Why this program?

According to the Hamilton Project, an economic analysis of what graduates earn over their lifetimes, students with degrees in economics are among the highest-earning majors in lifetime earnings.

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Entrepreneurship
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Business Advising Center
509-963-2930
cbadvising@cwu.edu

Description

Entrepreneurship is the act of creating a business or businesses while building and scaling it to generate a profit. It is defined by transforming the world by solving big problems, like initiating social change, creating an innovative product, or presenting a new life-changing solution.

 

Students will learn about a variety of areas including:

  • Product Development
  • Intellectual Property and Prototype Development
  • Business Plan Development
  • Marketing
  • Professional Development
Opportunities

There are many opportunities for students in the College of Business to connect to other students through clubs, build their network by meeting with alumni and engaging in industry events, get hands on experience through projects, be eligible for additional scholarships, and take advantage of the resources in the Career, Advising, and Tutoring Center.

Why this program?

When you finish our program, you will own a live business. We work together on building a business idea, building business partnerships, and building services and products that people want. You learn that business is a collaboration requiring a variety of skills you can hone in this program.

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Why CWU Business?

Central Washington University’s College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which puts us in the top 5 percent of business schools worldwide

CWU’s accounting program is routinely rated among the nation’s best.

Business classes are conveniently offered at campus locations across the Pacific Northwest.

Business classes at CWU are small and taught by world-class professors.

CWU business students engage in industry-relevant student-centered programs driven by strong partnerships between students, faculty, and business professionals.

Graduates of CWU Business land internships and high-paying jobs with leading companies such as Microsoft, Boeing, Costco, and Amazon.

Connect with CWU Business

Choose CWU Business, an experience of a lifetime. What are you waiting for?

Hands-on Learning

Central Washington business students gain hands-on experience and enjoy a variety of internship opportunites and real-world experiences.

Experience CWU Business

Points of Pride

CWU is one of only five percent of business schools globally that have earned AASCB accreditation.

CWU Accounting is routinely rated among the nation’s best. Accounting Degree Review ranked Central Washington University’s Accounting Program number eight in the country on the 2016 list of the top 30 affordable undergraduate accounting school programs.

According to the Hamilton Project, an economic analysis of what graduates earn over their lifetimes, students with degrees in economics are among the highest-earning majors in lifetime earnings.

Take the Next Step to Becoming a Wildcat.

Admissions@cwu.edu