Online Programs


The flexible schedules and self-paced modules allows you to balance other commitments, learning at a pace that suits you best.

As you progress through your online business studies program, you're becoming part of a global network of learners, embracing the future of education.


Balancing your work, life, and classes can be difficult to manage, so Central Washington University offers several modalities to meet you where you are! Whether that is the flexibility of taking classes online from the comfort of your home or attending one of our centers to lessen the commute, earning a degree has never been as convenient.
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting Online

    This online program is designed to allow students entering with a Washington Associate in Business - Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) to complete an Accounting degree in a timely manner! The program can accommodate a variety of preferred course loads, from part time students to full time students. Full-time students could finish in as little as 5 - 6 quarters if transferring with an Associate in Business - Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) degree.

    Bachelor of Science in Accounting

    Students without a Business - DTA degree may still apply for the program, but they may need to complete additional coursework outside of CWU to fulfill degree requirements. We recommend students have completed a pre-calculus class that is equivalent to CWU’s MATH 153 before starting the program (equivalents to MATH 154, MATH 170, and MATH 172 are also acceptable). 

    • MATH 153 is not consistently offered online by CWU and we strongly encourage students to have this completed prior to transferring. Students who transfer without this completed may need to take this course at a community college or another institution and transfer it in to meet degree requirements.
    • MATH& 141 is the most common equivalent offered at Washington Community Colleges. MATH& 142 or MATH&148 will also suffice.
    Who is eligible for the online Accounting degree?
    • Admission to the CWU- Web Campus requires students to have completed 90 college credits by the quarter of admission.
    • We recommend student have completed a Washington State Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) degree (Associate of Arts, DTA or Associate of Business, DTA/MRP)
    • For full admission to the Accounting major, applicants must complete the College of Business Major Declaration & Policies course (students will be added to the course after being accepted to CWU)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Online

    Ranked in the top 20 online Business Administration bachelor's programs by UniversityHQ!

    This online program is designed to allow students entering with a Washington Associate in Business - Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) to complete a Business Administration degree in a timely manner! The program can accommodate a variety of preferred course loads, from part time students to full time students. Full time students could finish in as little as 5 - 6 quarters if transferring with an Associate in Business - Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) degree.

    Students without a Business - DTA degree may still apply for the program, but they may need to complete additional coursework outside of CWU to fulfill degree requirements. We recommend students have completed a pre-calculus class that is equivalent to CWU’s MATH 153 before starting the program (equivalents to MATH 154, MATH 170, and MATH 172 are also acceptable). 

    • MATH 153 is not consistently offered online by CWU and we strongly encourage students to have this completed prior to transferring. Students who transfer without this completed may need to take this course at a community college or another institution and transfer it in to meet degree requirements.
    • MATH& 141 is the most common equivalent offered at Washington Community Colleges. MATH& 142 or MATH&148 will also suffice.
    Online specializations include: 
    • General Business Specialization
    • Finance Specialization
    • Human Resource Management Specialization
    • Leadership & Management Specialization
    • Marketing Management Specialization
    • Personal Financial Planning Specialization
    • Supply Chain Management Specialization
    Who is eligible for the online Business Administration degree?
    • Admission to the CWU- Web Campus requires students to have completed 90 college credits by the quarter of admission.
    • We recommend student have completed a Washington State Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) degree (Associate of Arts, DTA or Associate of Business, DTA/MRP)
    • For full admission to the Business Administration major, applicants must complete the College of Business Major Declaration & Policies course (students will be added to the course after being accepted to CWU)
  • Bachelor of Science in Personal Financial Planning Online

    This online program is designed to allow students entering with a Washington Associate in Business - Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) to complete a Personal Financial Planning degree in a timely manner! The program can accommodate a variety of preferred course loads, from part-time students to full-time students. Full-time students could finish in as little as 5 - 6 quarters if transferring with an Associate in Business - Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) degree.

    Students without a Business - DTA degree may still apply for the program, but they may need to complete additional coursework outside of CWU to fulfill degree requirements.

    Who is eligible for the online Business Administration degree?
    • Admission to the CWU- Web Campus requires students to have completed 90 college credits by the quarter of admission.
    • We recommend students have completed a Washington State Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) degree (Associate of Arts, DTA or Associate of Business, DTA/MRP)
    • For full admission to the Personal Financial Planning major, applicants must complete the College of Business Major Declaration & Policies course (students will be added to the course after being accepted to CWU)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management
    • This fully online program is designed for students with approved accredited Associate of Applied Science or Technical degrees. Prospective students are encouraged to email CBAdvising@cwu.edu to seek an evaluation to determine eligibility.
      • BAS in Supply Chain Managment 
    Who is eligible for the online Supply Chain Management degree?
    • Admission to the CWU- Web Campus requires students to have completed 90 college credits by the quarter of admission.
    • For full admission to the BAS in Supply Chain Management program, applicants must have the following:
      • Completion of an approved Applied Science or Technical associate degree from a community or technical college
        • Please email CBAdvising@cwu.edu to see if your associate's degree will satisfy this requirement
      • Completion of the online College of Business Major Declaration & Policies course (students will be added to the course after being admitted to CWU)

    *Online major programs are not currently available to students within the service area of the CWU-Ellensburg location except by extenuating circumstances. If you are in this serviceable area and interested in the online programs, please email CBAdvising@cwu.edu for more information.

  • Online Business Minors
  • To Apply for Online Programs:
    1. Apply to CWU through the online application and select Web campus
    2. Select academic interest area Business Administration/Business Administration Online or Supply Chain Management
    3. After admission to CWU, our office will reach out to you based on your academic interest area to start the major application process through the "CB Major Application" Canvas course
    4. Complete the "CB Major Application" Canvas course for the program you're interested in with accurate information as early as you can before the below deadlines
      1. You can also select College of Business minor programs on the Canvas course to declare
    5. Watch your CWU email for follow up questions, major admission decision, and first quarter advising recommendations
    6. The timeline for application review and advising are listed below under "Online Program Application Dates & Deadlines" - please email CBAdvising@cwu.edu if you have any questions

    *In order to be considered for these programs, students must also apply and be admitted to Central via the online application.

  • Online Program Application Deadlines
    • To start Fall 2023:
      • Application to program the opens in April 2023
      • First quarter course recommendations will be emailed to your CWU email within 5-10 business days after receipt of admission decision email
      • Enrollment date for new transfer students: TBA
      • Applications to the program must be received by September 1, 2023 at 5:00 PM

    *Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis only. 

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