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Business Administration: General Specialization

Degree Program Requirements
Minimum GPAs

  • Must have a 2.25 average GPA for all major courses
  • Must have a 2.25 average GPA for all 300-400 level major courses

Transfer Students

  • Must complete at least 45 credits at CWU
  • Must complete at least 40 credits used in their major at CWU

Business courses taken within last 10 years

  • Courses taken to fulfill the requirements for a degree from the CWU College of Business must have been taken within the last ten years at the time of graduating.
  • Exceptions may be made, but must be approved by the department chair and dean or designee.


Students must have a minimum of 180 total credits to graduate from CWU

60 of which must be taken at the 300-400 level.
I. Required Foundation (C- minimum)- These may be completed at community colleges

  • ACCT 251 (5 credits)- Financial Accounting (ACCT& 201 at Washington community colleges)
  • ACCT 252 (5 credits)- Managerial Accounting (ACCT& 202 and ACCT& 203 at Washington community colleges)
  • BUS 221 (5 credits)- Business Statistics (MATH& 146 at Washington community colleges)
  • BUS 241 (5 credits)- Legal Environment of Business (BUS& 201 at Washington community colleges)
  • ECON 201(5 credits)- Microeconomics (ECON&201 at Washington community colleges)
  • Two math classes from the following- ECON 130, MATH 153 (MATH& 141), MATH 154, MATH 170 (MATH& 148)*

*Students with business calculus or calculus level math, please contact our advisor to determine if you will need additional math courses.

II. Required Core (38 Credits):

  • BUS 301 (3 Credits) – Contemporary Approaches to Personal & Professional Development
  • ECON 202 (5 Credits) – Principles of Macro Economics
  • FIN 370 (5 Credits) – Introductory Financial Management
  • MGT 382 (5 Credits) – Principles of Management
  • MIS 386 (5 Credits) – Management Information Systems
  • MKT 362 (5 Credits) – Essential Marketing Concepts
  • SCM 310 (5 Credits) – Supply Chain Management
  • COM 301 (2 Credits) – Public Speaking for Business and Organizations
  • ENG 311 (3 Credits) – Business Writing

III. Elective Courses (25 Credits):
Students will work with their advisor to select a combination of available courses that meet requirements and student learning objectives. An example is shown below:

  • HRM 381 (5 Credits) – Management of Human Resources
  • MGT 395 (5 Credits) – Leadership in Business
  • MKT 468 (5 Credits) – Consumer Behavior
  • SCM 475 (5 Credits) – Global Supply Chain Managemen
  • FIN 474 (5 Credits) –Personal Financial Planning

IV. Capstone Course (5 Credits):

  • MGT 489 (5 Credits) – Strategic Management

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