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Specialize in Administrative Management

This specialization develops leaders ready to meet the administrative needs of any organization by combining technical knowledge with skills in leadership and supervision, effective business practices, project management, and communication. Administrative management majors become skilled problem-solvers and innovators, adapting to the changing needs of a modern enterprise. The need for graduates with these skills crosses all types of business including agriculture, construction, finance, retail, government, manufacturing, and not-for-profits.

$24.21
Mean Hourly Rate for Administrative/Office Support in Seattle Metropolitan Area
* Last updated May 2020
$31.36
Mean Hourly Rate for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
* Last updated May 2020
19% higher
WA state wages are 19% higher than the national average for these types of positions.
* Last updated May 2020

For more employment information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Want to get a head start on your degree?

While we no longer require the General Education classes to be completed before being admitted to our program, it can help fast-track your progress if you take them at the community college level or through Washington Online Learning at www.waol.org prior to beginning your coursework at CWU. Our advisors recommend trying to take English 101 at your transfer or community college.

To learn more about transfer course equivalencies for Washington state community colleges, use the transfer equivalency guide.

Bachelor's of Applied Science in ITAM Specializing in Administrative Management

The BAS-ITAM degree is great for students who have a non-transferable or technical degree and are transferring to CWU.

Program Availability:

2020-2021 Catalog Requirements:

An applied/technical associate degree makes you eligible for the BAS ITAM major, but it does not transfer to satisfy CWU's general education requirements. Additional general education courses may need to be completed in addition to the major courses at CWU.

BAS-ITAM Core Requirements
ADMG 201

Introduction to Business

3
ADMG 285

Sustainable Decision Making

5
ADMG 302

Financial Analysis

5
ADMG 371

Administrative Management

4
ADMG 372

Leadership and Supervision

4
ADMG 374

Project Management

5
ADMG 385

Business Communication & Report Writing

4
RMT 340 Influencing Customer Decisions 4
RMT 366

Customer Relationship Management

4
RMT 379

IT Management Career Planning

1
ADMG 490

Cooperative Education (Internship)

8-12
Total Core Credits: 47-49
Plus the following Administrative Management specialization classes
ADMG

373

Training & Development

4
ADMG

383

Talent Management for Information Technology and Administrative Management 4
ADMG

424

Advanced Administrative Planning

4
ADMG

471

Leading Change

4
IT

202

Change Ready: Tech Skills for Leaders

4
IT

260

Integrated IT Applications

4
IT

359

Advanced Spreadsheet Applications

4
Total Specialization Credits: 28

Additional Program Requirements

This major requires significant study in the upper-division level. This includes the completion of the CWU General Education requirements. One class in each Knowledge Area and at least three courses in a single Pathway is required. An equivalent class from a community college may be accepted.

CWU General Education Framework:
First Year Experience 4
Academic Writing l: Critical Reading & Responding 5
Quantitative Reasoning 4-5
Knowledge Areas:

Academic Writing ll: Reasoning & Research

4-5

Community, Culture, & Citizenship

4-5

Creative Expression

4-5

Global Dynamics

4-5

Humanities

4-5

Individual & Society

4-5

Physical & Natural World

4-5

Science & Technology

4-5

Culminating Experience (possibly included in your major)

4-5
Total General Education Credits: 53-64

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