School of Business
Norman Anderson, Dean; Clarence Anderson, Andrew Dressler, Julie Scott, Dana Thompson, Bruce Toews, JoAnn Wiggins, Lenard Wittlake.
The School of Business is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs to offer the following business degrees:
The courses and programs offered by the School of Business are designed to provide, within the context of a liberal arts tradition and Seventh-day Adventist Christian values and ethics, professional education necessary to succeed in the competitive business environment.
- Bachelor of Business Administration degree with
concentrations in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Human
Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Small
- Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Business Administration.
- Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Computer Information Systems
The objectives are:
General Recommendations. To be successful in the cognate mathematics requirement, students should complete two years of high school algebra and one year of geometry. A course in keyboarding is desirable. In addition, a course in office machines would prove advantageous in several types of business environments.
- to provide students the skills and knowledge needed to successfully pursue careers and/or graduate studies in business;
- to develop in students the capacity to think independently, analytically, and creatively;
- to stimulate the development of students' religious, moral, and ethical values;
- to encourage students to have a commitment to life-long learning;
- to help students acquire an understanding and appreciation of global cultures and practices;
- to inspire students to become responsible and contributing members of society;
- to enhance students' abilities to communicate clearly and effectively;
- to prepare students for positions of service within organizations associated with the Seventh-day Adventist church.
Degrees Offered. The School of Business offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BBA) with opportunity to concentrate in the areas of accounting, computer information systems, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing or small business management. No minor is required.
A Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems combines computer technology and business to prepare students for positions as programmers, systems analysts, and network administrators. No minor is required.
A Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education is offered for students who wish to teach business subjects in high school or in corporate training and development programs. No minor is required.
A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in business administration is available to the student who wishes a broader liberal arts preparation than that provided by the BBA. A minor is required for the BA degree.
An Associate of Science degree is available for those students who, for a variety of reasons, may find it impossible to complete a four-year program without an interruption. This program provides students an opportunity to gain the basic knowledge and skills required for initial job placement.
Minors are available in business, business education, computer information systems, economics, and marketing.
Students who anticipate graduate study in business areas or economics should note the specific requirements of the various schools to which they intend to apply. In general, it is recommended that a minimum of one quarter of calculus be included in the undergraduate program. Curricula of a quantitative nature usually require a year of calculus and additional mathematics courses.
Graduates with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree, Bachelor of Arts (BA) with a major in Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science (BS) with a major in Computer Information Systems will have met all the prerequisites for Walla Walla College's MBA program. Contact the School of Business for more details.