Office of the Chair
Steve Schepman, Ellensburg
Don R. Nixon, SeaTac
F. Lynn Richmond, Lynnwood Program
Bruce D. Bagamery, FIN (Lynnwood)
James P. Beaghan, MKT, (SeaTac)
Wayne A. Fairburn, FIN (Ellensburg)
Gerald P. Gunn, OMIS (Ellensburg)
Stanley Jacobs, FIN (SeaTac)
Eldon C. Johnson, FIN (Lynnwood)
George D. Kesling, OMIS (Ellensburg)
James L. Nimnicht, HRM (Ellensburg)
Don R. Nixon, M&O, (SeaTac)
Connie J. Nott, OMIS (SeaTac)
Stephen B. Schepman, HRM (Ellensburg)
Hugh M. Spall, Law (Ellensburg)
Peter J. Boyle, MKT (Ellensburg)
Michael Chang, OMIS (Ellensburg)
John J. Lasik, FIN (Ellensburg)
C. Christopher Lee, OMIS (Ellensburg)
Gary M. Richardson, FIN (Ellensburg)
F. Lynn Richmond, M&O, (Lynnwood)
David G. Bell, OMIS (Lynnwood)
James N. Bradley, MRO (Ellensburg)
Gregory Cant, M&O (Ellensburg)
Megan Cleaver, MKT (Ellensburg)
Dennis G. Flynn, MKT (Lynnwood & SeaTac)
Wanda H. Fujimoto, MKT (Ellensburg)
Ruth Lapsey, M&O (Ellensburg)
John Montoya, HRM (Lynnwood, SeaTac)
Rex Moody, MKT (Ellensburg)
Nancy Graber Pigeon, LAW, HR (Ellensburg)
William H. Turnquist, OMIS (Ellensburg)
The department has identified overall educational outcomes related to knowledge, values, and skills for all BSBA graduates. Following are the outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) programs:
1. Knowledge-Based Educational Outcomes. Upon completion of the BSBA program, students should:
�have a working knowledge in a set of analytical business tools related to: math, statistics, accounting, economics, and behavioral science.
�apply business core concepts, principles and analytical skills across functional lines.
�show competency in an area of specialization. (Specializations include Finance, General Business, Human Resource Management, Management & Organization, Marketing Management, and Operations Management/Information Systems)
�understand global, national, and regional business systems and environments.
2. Values-Based Educational Outcomes. Upon completion of the BSBA program, students should:
�comprehend issues in ethical decision making and social responsibility.
�understand diversity issues in the workplace and society.
3. Skills-Based Educational Outcomes. Upon completion of the BSBA program., students should:
�function effectively when in teams both as a leader and as a member.
�demonstrate effective oral and written business communication skills.
�use business computer application software and support decisions on problems in areas of specialization.
�access, develop, and use information to analyze business problems and propose feasible solutions.
The department offers coursework leading to the bachelor of science in business administration (BSBA) degree. In addition to the University general education requirements, the BSBA major is comprised of three principal components: 1) pre-admission courses that provide foundation knowledge and skills needed for further study in business, 2) business core courses that build on the pre-admission group and focus on decision making in the main functional areas of business, and 3) specialization courses that allow for advanced study in one of the functional areas. Specializations are available in five areas: finance, human resource management, management and organization, marketing management, and operations management/information systems. As an alternative to specializing, students may choose a general business track. Courses or Specializations may not be available at all sites.
Equivalent lower division (100-200 level) courses may be transferred toward meeting the pre-admission requirements. Upper division (300-400 level) courses may also be transferred toward meeting the business core and specialization requirements, but only with the approval of the Department Chair and the College Dean or designee.
For individuals seeking academic credit for prior work experiences, a prior learning assessment program is available. Students opting for this program must demonstrate competency in the course material by successfully completing a challenge exam. The following pre-admission and business core courses are eligible: BUS 241; OMIS 221, 321, 323, 386; MKT 360; FIN 370; MGT 380. The result of the challenge is recorded as "S" or "U" on the transcript and is not used in computing grade point average. See your business administration advisor or program director at your site for additional information.
Students majoring outside of the College of Business who are required to take courses in this College for either their major or minor will be eligible to enroll on a space-available basis. These students will be given priority over other non-school majors wishing to enroll in upper division courses.
Students must apply and be accepted into the major prior to beginning 300- or 400-level business coursework. At the time of application, the 35 credits of pre-admission coursework should be substantially completed. Application forms are available in the department offices. The completed form must be accompanied by transcripts that reflect all prior college work. Admission shall be based on grades earned in the following courses:
Pre-admission Requirements Credits ACCT 251, Accounting I 5 ACCT 252, Accounting II 5 BUS 241, Legal Environment of Business 5 OMIS 221, Introductory Business Statistics 5 (Prerequisite, IT 101 and MATH 130.1) ECON 201, Principles of Economics, Micro 5 ECON 202, Principles of Economics, Macro 5 MATH 163.1, Pre-Calculus Mathematics I OR MATH 170, Intuitive Calculus OR MATH 172.1, Calculus 5 Pre-admission Total 35
A cumulative grade point average of 2.25 in the above courses must be achieved with a minimum grade of "C-" (1.70) in each course. The credit/no credit option will not be accepted for any of these courses. The applicant must have completed ENG 101/102. These criteria apply to equivalent courses transferred from other institutions.
Students who have met all the above requirements will be admitted unless the number of eligible applicants exceeds available space. In that case, acceptance will be competitive, based on a selection index. Students in a pre-major status who have not met all of the above requirements may enroll in a business core or specialization course only with permission of the College Dean or designee.
Business Core Requirements Credits FIN 370, Introductory Financial Management 5 MGT 380, Organizational Management 5 MKT 360, Principles of Marketing 5 OMIS 321, Intermediate Business Statistics 5 OMIS 323, Operations Management 5 OMIS 386, Management Information Systems 5 MGT 489, Strategic Management 5 Business Core Total 35
Select one: 4-5 ADMG 385, Business Communication and Report Writing (4) COM 345, Business and Professional Speaking (4) ENG 310, Technical Writing (4) Specialization Requirements 25 Select one of the following six areas: Finance General Business Human Resource Management Management and Organization Marketing Management Operations Management/Information Systems Total 99-100
The following special rules apply to students seeking the BSBA major:
�Students must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 in the 99-100 credit in-the-major coursework to be eligible for a degree. In addition, the Department requires a minimum GPA of 2.25 in the 64-65 credit upper-division component of the in-the-major total.
�Students must complete a minimum of 90 quarter credits of non-business courses, which may include up to 13.5 quarter credits of economics and 9 quarter credits of business statistics (OMIS 221 and 321). For the remaining non-business credits, courses include all others EXCEPT FOR those with prefixes of ACCT, BUS, ECON, FIN, HRM, MGT, MKT, and OMIS.
�Transfer students must complete at least 40 CWU business credits to be eligible for the business administration degree.
�Double specializations within the BSBA program, or a double major with Accounting, may be possible, but additional credits beyond 180 may be required. The additional credits will include both business and non-business coursework. Approval by the Chair and Dean/Associate Dean is required on a case-by-case basis. The approval should be received in advance of enrolling in double specialization/double major courses.
Advisors: Bagamery, Fairburn, Jacobs, E. Johnson, Lasik, G. Richardson
Finance builds on the business core and focuses on decision making in three interrelated areas: managerial finance, investments, and financial markets and institutions. The business core and finance specialization courses provide academic preparation for a wide variety of entry-level positions in managerial finance and the financial services industry.
Required Courses Credits ECON 330, Money and Banking 5 FIN 470, Intermediate Financial Management 5 FIN 475, Investments 5 Select a minimum of ten credits from the following: 10
FIN 371, Personal Financial Planning (5) FIN 471, Case Problems in Managerial Finance (5) FIN 476, Advanced Investments (5) FIN 477, International Finance (5) FIN 478, Management of Financial Institutions (5) BUS 490, Cooperative Education (1-6) One other course approved in advance by advisor (5) Finance Specialization Total 25
Advisors: Fairburn, Fujimoto, Graber-Pigeon, Gunn, Johnson, Lasik, Nimnicht, Nixon, Richmond, Spall and Turnquist
This specialization is intended for the student who desires a broad-based "generalist" track within the Business Administration major or for the student who wishes to tailor a "unique" specialization to his or her needs. A minimum of 25 upper division credits is required and at least 20 of 25 credits must be Business (BUS), Finance (FIN), Human Resource Management (HRM), Management (MGT), Marketing (MKT), or Operations Management/Information Systems (OMIS) courses. The student should receive approval from the general business advisor prior to enrolling in the final 15 credits of this specialization.
General Business Specialization Total 25
Advisors: Bradley, Graber-Pigeon, Lapsley, Montoya, Nimnicht, Nixon, Richmond, Schepman
Students pursuing the HR specialization will deal with fundamental organizational processes that must be developed and managed for continuous improvement by both HR specialists and by all managers in general. Thus, study of HR takes on dual emphasis. First, by pursuing an HR specialization, students will be thoroughly trained to focus decision-making as it pertains to the acquisition, utilization, developmental retention of employees. Alternatively, the study of HR is also applicable as a strong supplement to other specializations or majors.
Required Courses Credits HRM 381, Management of Human Resources 5 HRM 486, Problems in Human Resource Management 5 Select a minimum of fifteen credits from the following eligible courses: 15 HRM 442, Training and Development (5) HRM 445, Organizational Staffing (5) HRM 479, Industrial Relations/ Collective Bargaining (5) HRM 488, Compensation Policy and Administration (5) BUS 490, Cooperative Education (1-6) ECON 355, Economics of Labor (5) MGT 481, Organizational Behavior (5) OMIS 435, Advanced Operations Management (5) Human Resource Specialization Total 25
Advisors: Bradley, Cant, Lapsley, Nimnicht, Nixon, Richmond, Schepman
The Management and Organization specialization reflects the diverse activities required to productively utilize the organization's resources. The overall focus of this specialization will be on how to effectively coordinate people, technology, and structure in order to reach organizational objectives. Studies include both the theory and practice of management as preparation for leadership in public and private organizations.
Required Courses Credits MGT 481, Organizational Behavior 5 MGT 484, International Management 5 Select a minimum of fifteen credits from the following eligible courses: 15 MGT 383, Contemporary Management Practices (5) MGT 384, Introduction to International Business (5) MGT 385, Organizational Theory (5) MGT 389, Business and Society (5) MGT 482, Applied Management and Organizational Behavior (5) MGT 483, Organizational Change (5) MGT 487, Small Business Management (5) BUS 490, Cooperative Education (1-6) HRM 381, Management of Human Resources (5) OMIS 435, Advanced Operations Management (5) ECON 452, Managerial Economics (5) Management and Organization Specialization Total 25
Advisors: Beaghan, Boyle, Cleaver, Flynn, Fujimoto, and Moody
The marketing curriculum provides background for careers in sales, advertising, marketing management, research and analysis, and retail management. Marketing topics include researching and analyzing consumers, market demand, pricing, product distribution and development, and communication in order to develop marketing strategies and policies.
Required Courses Credits MKT 367, Consumer Behavior 5 MKT 469, Marketing Research 5 MKT 470, Marketing Problems and Policy 5 Select 10 credits from the following: 10 MKT 361, Channels of Distribution Management (5) MKT 462, Marketing Promotion Management (5) MKT 463, Sales Force Management (5) MKT 465, Direct Marketing (5) MKT 466, Industrial Marketing (5) MKT 467, International Marketing (5) MKT 475, New Product Development (5) BUS 490, Cooperative Education (1-6) ECON 310, International Economics (5) ME 467, Retail Management (4) Marketing Management Specialization Total 25
Advisors: Bell, Chang, Gunn, Kesling, Lee, Nixon, Nott, and Turnquist
Operations Management/Information Systems (OMIS) builds on the business core and prepares students for careers as analysts, decision makers, and managers in any and all segments of the organization's supply, production, and distribution chain. Students who complete this program will have a fundamental understanding of the systematic, integrated nature of the creation and delivery of goods and services, and the manner in which the supply, production and distribution chain includes or involves other internal and external entities. Students will understand the crucial rule of computing, information systems and technology as a means to integrate various entities throughout the chain. Students will be able to solve problems and make accounting, economics, and other business administration areas, computing and analytical skills, and appropriate quantitative and qualitative models.
Required Courses Credits OMIS 324, Quality and Continuous Improvement 5 OMIS 387, Systems Analysis, Design, and Implementation 5 OMIS 435, Advanced Operations Management 5 OMIS 480, OMIS Problems and Policies 5 Minimum of 5 credits from the following: 5 ACCT 305, Cost Accounting (5) BUS 490, Cooperative Education (1-6) ECON 324, Introduction to Econometrics (5) ECON 452, Managerial Economics (5) HRM 381, Human Resource Management (5) MKT 475, New Product Development (5) OMIS 410, Advanced tools for Analysis and Decision Making (2-6) OMIS 464, Supply Chain Management (5) OR one other course approved in advance by OMIS advisor (5). OMIS Total 25
Advisors: Fairburn, Fujimoto, Gunn, Lasik, Nimnicht, Nixon, Richmond, and Turnquist
The Business Administration minor provides students the opportunity to select business administration and supporting accounting and economics courses to meet individual educational needs. Students are admitted into the program when the completed minor application form is approved by a Business Administration minor advisor. Forms are available in the department offices. Students must earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 in courses allowed in fulfilling the Business Administration minor requirements.
Required Courses Credits ECON 201, Principles of Economics Micro 5 ACCT 301, Financial Accounting Analysis 5 Select a minimum of 20 credits from: 20 Courses with a prefix of BUS, FIN, HRM MGT, MKT, or OMIS. At least 15 of the 20 credits must be upper division. Business Administration Minor Total 30
Suitable elective courses for the Business Administration minor may come from any of the functional areas of Business Administration. Appropriate course selections must be made and pre-approved by one of the Business Administration minor advisors. Advisors make every effort to help tailor the minor to best serve the needs of the individual student.
Advisors: Bell, Flynn,, Nixon, Richmond, Turnquist
The certificate program provides the opportunity for the student to gain knowledge and skills in the full spectrum of supply chain activities�supplier relationships, purchasing management, operations and inventory management, logistics and transportation, quality management, and information technology. Typical job titles include: Purchasing/Supply Manager, Procurement Manager, Materials Manager, Contracts Manager, Purchasing Agent, Senior Buyer, and Buyer/Planner.
Required Courses Credits OMIS 386, Management Information Systems 5 OMIS 435, Advanced Operations Management 5 OMIS 464, Supply Chain Management 5 OMIS 475, Global Supply Chain Management 5 Select a minimum of 5 credits from: 5 BUS 490, Cooperative Education (5-6) ENG 310, Technical Writing (4) MGT 384, Intro to International Business (5) OMIS 321, Intermediate Business Statistics (5) OMIS 324, Quality and Continuous Improvement (5) Certificate Program Total 25
This program is open to both matriculating and non-matriculating students who meet the course prerequisites. The courses in the certificate program may be used as part of the BS Business Administration program. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be earned in the program to be eligible for the certificate.
BUS 241. Legal Environment of Business (5). Prerequisite, sophomore standing. An introduction to legal reasoning, ethics in business, the law of contracts, torts, agency, sales, bailments, and personal property. Formerly FIN 241. Students may not receive credit for both.
BUS 298. Special Topics (1-6). BUS 341. Advanced Business Law (5). Prerequisite, BUS 241. The law of negotiable instruments, suretyship, business structures including partnerships and corporations, trusts and estates, bankruptcy and government regulations of business. Formerly FIN 341. Students may not receive credit for both.
BUS 374. Personal Investments (5). Prerequisite, IT 101 or ability to use computer spreadsheets. Introduction to investment goals, strategies and securities, including certificates of deposit, money market instruments, stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Additional topics introduced are risk analysis, taxes, and portfolio basics. Does not count for credit in the Finance specialization.
BUS 396. Individual Study (1-6). Prerequisite, permission of instructor.
BUS 398. Special Topics (1-6).
BUS 400. Understanding the Private Enterprise System (2). An intensive course covering U.S. and Washington state economics; small business and large corporations; business, labor, government, and the public; and the future of business in the Pacific Northwest. Restricted to professional educators participating in Business Week. Grade will be S or U. Formerly MGT 400. Students may not receive credit for both.
BUS 452. Real Estate Finance and Investment (3). Prerequisites, BUS 344 and BUS 352 or permission. Appraising techniques, investment decisions and sources and methods of financing real property. Formerly FIN 472 and BUS 472. Students may not receive credit for more than one.
BUS 490. Cooperative Education (1-12). An individualized contracted field experience with business, industry, government, or social service agencies. This contractual arrangement involves a student learning plan, cooperating employer supervision, and faculty coordination. Prior approval required. Grade will be S or U.
BUS 496. Individual Study (1-6). Prerequisite, permission of instructor.
BUS 498. Special Topics (1-6).
BUS 499. Seminar (1-5). Finance Courses FIN 370. Introductory Financial Management (5). Prerequisite, admission to the major or permission. An introduction to financial decision-making. Topics include time value of money, security valuation, capital budgeting, cost of capital, financial forecasting, financial statement analysis, and working capital management. Formerly BUS 370. Students may not receive credit for both.