School of Business
The School of Business offers seven bachelor degrees with five concentrations and five majors, an associate degree and five different minors. In addition, certificates in project management, market research methods, and business analytics are available. Contact Academic Advisement if you have questions: (509) 517-2132.
Bachelor of Business Administration
A Bachelor of Business Administration provides strong business and technical content. It is designed for the job market upon graduation but also meets prerequisites for most one-year MBA programs. Requires a concentration in a business area, which is usually related to the area of career interest.
- Accounting concentration
- Entrepreneurship and small business management concentration
- Finance concentration
- Management concentration
- Marketing concentration
Bachelor of Arts, Major in Business Administration
This degree is broadly-based and flexible, and requires a minor in a non-business area. Because several quarters of a foreign language are required, this degree works well for students who seek a minor in modern languages and want to study abroad in one of our 11 sister schools in Europe, the Middle-East, South America, and Asia. This degree is also ideal for students seeking pre-graduate studies as well as any student wanting a broadly-based undergraduate degree.
Bachelor of Science, Major in Business Administration
This flexible degree is designed for students who like a wide selection of electives or who want to form a self-designed concentration or emphasis. It is particularly ideal for students pursuing graduate programs in law, dentistry, medicine, or business.
Bachelor of Science, Major in International Development
This degree is ideal for students who desire to work in the operations of relief and development agencies. The program is interdisciplinary in nature and includes classes in foreign languages, world religions, international culture, and business. A quarter spent abroad is required. A strong business core will also qualify graduates for domestic careers in business as well.
Bachelor of Science, Major in Information Systems
This degree, which is jointly offered by the School of Business and Computer Science Department, is designed for students who want to use information technology to make business organizations more effective and efficient. Along with information systems content, having a business background is essential to those who desire to develop and maintain business systems, databases and networks.
Bachelor of Science, Major in Automotive Management
This degree is jointly offered by the School of Business and the Department of Technology. It is designed for students who want a career in automotive service management. On top of the technical automotive content, the program also covers how to manage personnel, customer relationships, and the finances of the business.
Bachelor of Science, Aviation Management
This degree is jointly offered by the School of Business and Department of Technology. It is designed for students who want to work in aviation management. On top of the technical aviation content, the program also covers the business content needed to become a well-rounded aviation management professional.
Associate of Science in Business
This is a two-year degree. It can be completed as an incremental step towards a four-year business degree. A variety of job opportunities exist for graduates, including bookkeeping, purchasing, inventory management, billing, sales, and small business management
Completing a minor is a great way for non-business majors to add some business credibility to their academic preparation. After all, everything runs as a business, including engineering, law, dentistry, and physician practices, as well as organizations such as schools, hospitals, churches, and even governments.
The School of Business offers five minors:
Students can earn certificates in following areas:
- Project Management - The ability to initiate, plan, execute, and control a complex project is an extremely valuable skill in today's marketplace. Students complete a number of projects and coursework to earn this certificate.
- Marketing Research Methods - It is essential that every organization knows how its customers feel about current and future products and services.
- Business Analytics - In the world of Big Data, a critical skill is the ability to reduce the buzzing confusion of data around us into a form that we can appreciate and comprehend. Business intelligence and data analytics are some of the highest in-demand skills in the marketplace today.
Curriculum Advisement Guides show the order in which classes are normally taken as well as information related to careers and the job-market.
The Detailed Course Schedule provides course times, teachers, locations, and enrollments.
Internship Instructions provide step-by-step guidance on how to register for and complete an internship.
Senior Outline Instructions show the steps needed to complete your Application for Degree, which helps ensure that all graduation requirements are met.