The Washington State University Vancouver Catalog

Business Administration, Vancouver and Tri-Cities Campuses Only

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Business Administration, Vancouver and Tri-Cities Campuses Only (120 Credits)

The following major is available only to students on the Vancouver and Tri-Cities campuses. The Pullman, Everett, and Global campuses do not offer this major.

Graduation Requirements
To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a major in Business Administration, students are required to complete all admission and graduation requirements listed in the Carson College of Business (CCB) section of the catalog and the coursework included in the sample 4-year plan listed below.

First Year
First TermCredits
B A 1003
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] or 105 [WRTG]3
MATH 20113
UCORE Inquiry23
Second TermCredits
B A 1021
ECONS 101 or 1023
HBM 1011
MATH 202 [QUAN]33
UCORE Inquiry24
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 1
Apply for Admission into the Major
Second Year
First TermCredits
ACCTG 2303
B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 2113
MIS 2503
Social Science or Humanities Elective43
UCORE Inquiry23
Consider studying abroad this summer5
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 2313
B A 204, 205, and 206, or B A 2123
B LAW 2103
COM 102 [COMM], H D 205 [COMM], or MKTG 279 [COMM]3 or 4
MGTOP 21564
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 2
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
ENGLISH 402 or 4033
I BUS 3803
MKTG 3603
UCORE Inquiry23
300-400-level Business or ECONS Elective73
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 3383
FIN 325 3
MGMT 401 3
MGTOP 3403
UCORE Inquiry23
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
FIN 425 [M]3
400-level Business Electives76
International Experience Requirement or Electives53
Social Science or Humanities Elective43
Second TermCredits
MGMT 491 [CAPS] or ENTRP 492 [CAPS]3
MKTG 495 [M]3
300-400-level Business or ECONS Elective73
International Experience Requirement or Electives55
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 4

1MATH 201 will be waived with an Aleks score of 80% or higher or the completion of MATH 202 or equivalent. MATH 106 will be accepted as an alternative to MATH 201 for transfer students.
2Must complete 5 of these 6 UCORE designations: ARTS, BSCI, DIVR, EQJS, HUM, PSCI. One lab science (BSCI or PSCI) must be completed.
3Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 140 or 171.
4Social Science or Humanities Electives (6 credits): Any courses with the [SSCI] or [HUM] designation (excluding courses in ACCTG, B A, B LAW, ENTRP, FIN, HBM, I BUS, MGMT, MGTOP, MIS, and MKTG), or courses in ANTH, ART, ASIA, CES, CRM J, DTC, ECONS, ENGLISH (excluding ENGLISH 402 or 403), FOR LANG, HISTORY, HONORS 270, 280, 370, 380, H D, HUMANITY, PHIL, POL S, PSYCH, SOC, and WGSS not used to fulfill other (including UCORE) requirements.
5All students must complete the International Experience Requirement. Options for completing the requirement can be found in the Carson College of Business Academic Unit section of the catalog under Business (Pullman, Tri-Cities) or Business Administration (Vancouver). Students should consult with their advisor to determine the best option.
6STAT 212 will be accepted as alternative to MGTOP 215 for transfer students.
7300-400-level Business or ECONS elective (11 credits). Must include at least 6 credits of 400-level business courses. May not include courses from the CCB core, the set of required business administration courses, or 499 Special Topics courses, or any 498 internship, except that up to three credits of B A 498 may be included as a 400-level business elective.

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