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Accounting
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

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

Introduction

Accounting is about providing reliable economic data to decision makers. And there are a number of career paths available to accounting majors ranging from working for a corporation or business to crunching numbers for a government agency or non-profit organization.

Opportunities

The largest major within the College of Business gives students a broad business education, allowing them to grasp the broad business spectrum, and to communicate with accountants in other specializations and non-accountants too.

Why this program?

The program is led by an Accounting Advisory Council, comprised of industry leaders, who assist in shaping and linking it to top-flight regional and national organizations.

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Business Administration
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

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

Introduction

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

Introduction

An economics degree prepares students for business and government agency employment and also serves as excellent training for law school, a master’s of business administration program, and graduate programs in economics, agricultural economics, and natural resource management.

Opportunities

Studying economics can enhance logical reasoning and analytical skills, which can be useful in a wide variety of fields including politics, law, business, government, banking, insurance, real estate, and public policy.

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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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

2016 CWU Business Economic Outlook Conference

Economic conference exploring trends, challenges and opportunities in Washington State's fruit industry. Speakers include Dr. Derek Sandison, Director, Washington State Department of Agriculture and Jon Devaney, President, Washington State Tree Fruit Association.

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.

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