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Academic Director and Associate Professor, Jane Cote; Professor Emeritus Joseph Cote, Professors, Jerry Goodstein, Debra Sanders, Tom Tripp, U.N. Umesh; Associate Professors, Claire Latham, Gregory Rose, Alberto Sa Vinhas; Assistant Professors, Alex Kier, Brian McTier, Rohny Saylors, Li Xu; Clinical Assistant Professors, Michael Curry, Ron Pimentel, Nishala Reddy, Florian Zach; Instructors, Rick Howell; Doug Steck, Academic Coordinators, Ashley Gale, Mary Stender.

 The Carson College of Business (CCB) prepares students for innovative and impactful careers in business by effectively applying core business competencies, encouraging ethical and professional behavior, employing a global perspective, enhancing abilities to make data-driven decisions, leading teams, and communicating persuasively. The Carson College of Business reaches students across the state of Washington (and beyond) by offering its programs at the Everett, Global, Pullman, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver campuses.

The Carson College of Business is among two percent of business schools worldwide to achieve accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the world’s premier business education accrediting body, at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. The Carson College of Business's undergraduate and graduate business programs are consistently ranked  among the top business programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report. For current rankings of Carson College programs, visit our website:

 https://business.wsu.edu/about-carson/rankings-facts/.

Faculty across disciplines produce scholarly and applied research at the main campus in Pullman as well as campuses in Everett, Vancouver, and the Tri-Cities. In addition to these campus and a thriving Global campus, international activities include partnerships and/or programs in Chile, China, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, and Thailand. For more information and news about the college, its students, and programs, visit business.wsu.edu.

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

The Carson College of Business offers seven of eight majors under this degree at WSU Vancouver: Accounting, Business Administration (Vancouver and Tri-Cities campuses only), Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. 

Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business Management 

The Carson College of Business offers one of two majors under this degree at WSU Vancouver:  Hospitality Business Management. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and the Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business Management, graduates will have the knowledge to be able to:

  • Act ethically and professionally.
  • Make theory-based and data-driven decisions.
  • Identify, assess, and initiate opportunities to create value.
  • Gain a global business perspective and be sensitive to and respectful of cultural differences.
  • Communicate clearly and persuasively, both orally and in writing.
  • Lead a team and act as an effective team member

Admission to the Major and Minor

Given high demand for business courses and strict accreditation requirements, acceptance into the Business Administration (BA) and Hospitality Business Management (HBM) degree majors is competitive and course enrollments are limited. A student must meet the following minimum requirements to be eligible to apply for certification into a CCB major:

  1. Complete the following courses with a grade of C or higher:
    1. B A 100 Introduction to Business
    2. HBM 101 Professional Development
    3. B A 102 Exploring Careers in Business
    4. MATH 201 Mathematics for Business & Economics (MATH 202 or ALEKS score of 80% or higher is an acceptable substitute. MATH 106 will be accepted as an alternative to MATH 201 for transfer students.)
    5. ECONS 101 Microeconomics, OR ECONS 102 Macroeconomics
  2. Complete the Carson Career Amplifier Program Year 1
  3. Have a WSU cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 and not be on academic probation
  4. Complete at least 27 credit hours

Students will be placed in rank order based on GPA and other performance criteria. The top students then are admitted to the major based on the number of spots available that semester.

To be eligible for admission to a CCB minor, a student must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Be admitted to a major
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 and not be on academic probation

Students will be placed in rank order based on cumulative GPA and other performance criteria. The top students then are admitted based on the number of spots available that semester.

Students must apply to be admitted to the major/minor during the term they anticipate completing the above requirements.  On the Pullman campus, early application during the first half of the semester is encouraged to avoid delays in course enrollment.  

https://business.wsu.edu/undergraduate/certify/majors-requirements

In order to remain a major in the Carson College of Business, students must maintain a minimum of 2.50 business GPA. Students who do not meet this requirements are subject to Academic Rule 53.  

Carson College Core Business Requirements

The following Core Business classes are designed to provide business majors with a solid foundation in business, strengthen their professional skills, and meet the learning outcomes listed above.

  • B A 100 Intro to Business
  • HBM 101 Professional Development
  • B A 102 Exploring Careers in Business
  • B A 201 Ethics, B A 202  Teams, B A 203  Innovation; or B A 211 Ethics, Teams, Innovation
  • B A 204  Decision Analysis, B A 205  Spreadsheets, B A 206 Data Visualization; or B A 212 Decision Analysis, Spreadsheets, Data Visualization
  • ACCTG 230 Intro to Financial Accounting
  • ACCTG 231 Intro to Managerial Accounting
  • B LAW 210 Law & the Legal Environment of Business
  • MGTOP 215 Business Statistics
  • MIS 250 Managing Information Technology
  • I BUS 380 International Business
  • MGTOP 340 Operations Management; or HBM 494 Service Operations Management (HBM/WBBM majors only)
  • FIN 325 Intro to Financial Management
  • MKTG 360 Marketing

International Experience Requirement (IER)

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the IER, students should be able to:

  • Appreciate differences in the external environmental factors that affect global business
  • Identify the specific elements of the cultural environment that affect global business decisions
  • Evaluate the implications of the external environmental factors on global business decisions
  • Incorporate global economic, political and cultural factors when making global business recommendations

Students can satisfy the IER requirements by completing one of the following:

  1. Study abroad for 6 or more credit hours. Two smaller study abroad programs may be cumulated to meet the entire 6 credit-hour requirement. International students in the Carson College of Business (not including WSU Global students) will meet their study abroad requirement through their study in the United States.
  2. Complete a major or minor in a foreign language.
  3. Students that demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language (e.g., STAMP test) will be deemed to have met the Carson College of Business International Experience Requirement. [Honors College students that meet their demonstrated proficiency in a foreign language will also be deemed to have met the Carson College of Business IER.]
  4. Complete a minimum of one year of international experience in any of the following areas: military service, Peace Corps, Volunteer work with an organization, missionary work, or other.  Documentation must be submitted to the student's academic advisor for approval.
  5. Complete two of the following:
    1. The Global Leadership Certificate or other certificate with a major international component (e.g. The East Asia Program) as approved by the administrative head of the International Business Institute or Department of Marketing and International Business.
    2. A brief study abroad program of at least 3 credit hours.
    3. An “international non-business course”. Approved courses include: AMDT 413; ANTH 301, 306, 307, 309, 312, 316, 317, 320, 330, 350, 370, 405, 417, 418, 450, 469; ARCH 428; ASIA 302, 315, 373, 374, 477, 479; BIOLOGY 401; CES 301, 325, 372, 377, 379, 380, 401, 405, 421, 426, 470; COMSOC 321; CRM J 405; CROP SCI 360; ECONS 427, 428, 430, 433, 453; ENGLISH 373, 410, 457; FINE ART 331; FOR LANG 410; H D 350, 403; HISTORY 331, 373, 374, 436, 464, 466, 473, 477, 479, 491, 492, 494, 495; HUMANITY 350; PHIL 314, 315; POL S 314, 424, 427, 435; RUSSIAN 410; SOC 331, 332, 375, 415; SOE 300, 312, 390, 412; SOIL SCI 360; TCH LRN 480, 487; WOMEN ST 316, 332, 340, 406.
    4. An approved 300-400-level “international business or economics course”. Approved courses include: ACCTG 420; ECONS 327; FIN 481; I BUS 415, 416, 435, 453, 470, 482, 496; MIS 441.
    5. At least 3 credits in a foreign language. Approved courses include: CHINESE 101, 102, 203; FRENCH 101, 102, 203; GERMAN 101, 102, 203; ITALIAN 101, 102; JAPANESE 101, 102, 203; LATIN 101, 102; RUSSIAN 101, 102, 203; SPANISH 101, 102, 203. Sign Language is not an approved foreign language to satisfy this requirement.  Students who wish to request alternative foreign language courses to be used to satisfy this requirement must work through their academic advisor to prepare a formal request for approval to the International Business Institute. 
    6. An international internship approved by the Department of Marketing and International Business (maximum of 3 credit hours).
    7. An accepted petition to the Department of Marketing and International Business to allow the use of extensive international travel experiences at the collegiate or corporate level for up to 3 credit hours towards the International Experience Requirement. Although petitions must be approved prior to the international travel, exceptional cases can be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Normally such an experience will be at least three months in duration.
    8. A University course research project with an international business research focus that is a significant part of the course learning component, and that constitutes 40% or more of the class. The petition for allowing a project work to count towards the International Experience Requirement should be signed off by the course instructor, and the final approval will be made by the Department of Marketing and International Business for Pullman based students, and an IBUS Fellow or Area Director for urban campus students. *
    9. Participate as finalists in an international or global case competition (e.g., Global Case Competition conducted by WSU International Programs). The determination of whether a case competition can be counted towards the International Experience Requirement will be made through a petition to the Department of Marketing and International Business. Although only final round participants can be considered, exceptional cases that did not make it to the final round can also be considered on a case-by-case basis by the International Business Institute or Department of Marketing and International Business, which will make the final approval.

* Students also need to obtain pre-approval from course instructor prior to start of project work on the petition form that is available with advisors at the respective campus locations.

Carson Career Amplifier Program

The Carson Career Amplifier Program (CCAP) engages students in co-curricular activities and programs that provide students with the opportunity to develop professional skills and experiences that employers are seeking. In addition to required coursework, earning a degree in the Carson College of Business requires students to complete several categories of co-curricular requirements each year. Categories are based on a subset of the National Association of College and Employers (NACE) Career Readiness Competencies and include:

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Career Management

The CCAP program helps students to develop the professional skills needed to become business leaders of tomorrow. With a focus on professionalism, networking, and engagement, students will select from a menu of online and in-person activities that satisfy each requirement.  Each year, CCAP requirements become progressively more involved; from learning about student success strategies in the freshman year, to participating in an internship or study abroad as a junior or senior.  Details about requirements for satisfying annual milestones can be found on the Carson College website.

Students can expect to spend a minimum of 7-10 co-curricular hours each year, depending on how students choose to satisfy each requirement.  However, as students become involved in leadership activities and high impact learning experiences, the amount of co-curricular hours will increase. For example, over the course of one academic year, a student attending weekly club meetings could spend about 26 hours in club meetings, a summer internship could total 300-400 hours, and a 6-week faculty led study abroad program averages about 250 hours.

Examples of activities that could be used to satisfy competencies:

Communication: • Networking events • Professional development seminars on resume/cover letter development and interview preparation • Mock interviews • Jobs or volunteer work that involve public speaking;

Leadership: • Increasing commitment/involvement in clubs and organizations resulting in the opportunity to take on leadership roles. Includes business clubs, student government, current work, Greek & Residence Hall leadership, community organizations, roles such as Resident Assistant (RA) and Research Assistant. • Structured leadership programs/trainings • Increasing leadership responsibilities within current employment;

Professionalism: • Activities that increase student understanding of professional standards expected in higher education (in and outside the classroom) • Activities that increase student understanding of professional standards expected by employers (internships, relevant work experiences, business consulting projects) • Opportunities that allow students to strengthen and demonstrate their professionalism and work ethic;

Career Management:  • Assessing oneself (strengths/weaknesses, interests/dislikes, abilities, values) • Learning about majors, internships, careers/employers, professional development opportunities in order to make informed decisions • Setting major/career goals based on analyzing oneself and career opportunities • Identifying areas within one’s skillset that need to be developed/strengthened • Pursuing activities that strengthen areas needing growth & development.

Options used to satisfy competency will be based on the availability of events/activities at each campus and Global Campus students will have the ability to satisfy requirements through events/activities in their surrounding community and current employment site. If an activity/event is not on the list, students, advisors, and faculty will have the ability to propose additional events/activities that align with the goals for a competency. Each year (based on credit hours) will be tracked as milestones in the myWSU system. Completion of the first year of the CCAP is required for admission into the College. Subsequent years will be tracked annually.  Completion of the CCAP for all 4 years is required for graduation.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to fulfilling the University requirements for graduation listed in the Summary of Academic Policies section of the WSU Catalog, to graduate with a CCB degree, students must also meet the Carson College of Business requirements listed below, and the major requirements (described in the departmental section of this catalog). 

Carson College of Business Requirements:

  • Completion of admission to the major requirements listed above.
  • Completion of requirements listed in the Schedule of Studies.
  • Completion of the International Experience Requirement (listed above).
  • Completion of the Carson Career Amplifier Program (requirements for each of the 4 years) (see above).
  • Completion of at least two ‘Writing in the Major’ [M] courses for each major.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 in all CCB courses (counting only WSU business courses taught by CCB including HBM courses). Economic Sciences courses or other courses outside the college are not included (with the exception of ECONS 327 which is cross-listed with a CCB course).
  • At least nine 300-400-level business courses must be WSU courses*.

* A WSU course is a course that does not require evaluation for transfer credit.

Additional Information and Requirements

Enrollment in most 300-400-level business courses is restricted to students who have met these requirements and have been admitted to the BA or HBM degree major. Students admitted to non-business majors may enroll in restricted 300-400-level business courses with permission of the department chair as space is available. 

The chair of the department and/or the senior associate dean of the college must approve in writing any business courses to be satisfied by transfer, correspondence, independent study, or other credit. Additional transfer, correspondence, and independent study credit (within University limits on these credits) may count toward the 120 hours required for the degree and/or satisfy requirements other than major courses.

Only general elective courses that are not University Common Requirements (UCORE), not core/major requirements, and not offered by the CCB may be taken pass, fail.

An honors senior project is required for Honors students.

Double Majors in Business

Students may pursue two business majors (double major) by completing at least 15 additional credits (18 credits for accounting) from courses specifically required by the second major and distinct from those used to satisfy the first major, including two Writing in the Major [M] courses per major.  Courses used to fulfill the primary major cannot be used to fulfill the requirements of the second major.  A double major with Hospitality Business Management and Wine Business Management is not permitted.

Second Bachelor’s Degree

Students who are pursuing a bachelor's degree outside of the College of Business may obtain a second degree of Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration or Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business Management by completing the following additional requirements:

  • Complete the admission to the major requirements listed above and apply to be admitted.
  • Complete all college and major requirements, including two Writing in the Major [M] courses per major, and the International Experience Requirements listed above.
  • Complete a minimum of 150 credit hours.

Students seeking a second degree with a business major must apply to be admitted to the Carson College  before they can enroll in 300-400-level business courses (see Admission to the Major and Minor requirements above). Students should consult the Carson Center for Student Success for specific degree requirements.

Transfer Students

Students planning to transfer to Washington State University should follow, as closely as possible, the University and College requirements listed above. It should also be noted that courses taken at community colleges are not accepted as transferable equivalents to 300-400-level courses at WSU. Transfer students are strongly advised to use the WSU Transfer Clearinghouse website to see how credits will transfer to WSU and to refer to the Carson Center for Student Success website for additional transfer information specific to Business.

Certificate Programs

Professional Sales.  The objective of the Professional Sales certificate program at WSU Vancouver is to prepare students for marketing careers in professional sales and customer account management.

These careers are available across a myriad of industries and provide graduates with high-paying jobs with diverse duties and excellent long-term career prospects. Starting compensation and benefits are among some of the highest available to any undergraduate degree holders (often in the $40-50K range or higher), with graduates of Professional Sales Programs often in a position to earn $100K+ as few as five years after graduation.

Importantly, long-term career prospects and advancement for those with sales experience are excellent. For example, more than 80% of Fortune 500 CEOs spent a significant portion of their career in frontline sales and customer management.

To be admitted into the program, a student must be admitted to a major or be a non-degree student with at least a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and 60 semester credits. In order to complete the program, students must complete the certificate with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.




Schedules of Studies

Honors students complete the Honors College requirements which replace the UCORE requirements.


Accounting (120 Credits)

The objectives of the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a major in accounting are to provide knowledge about practical and conceptual accounting, basic accounting information systems, financial reporting and taxation, auditing, and the use of accounting information for managerial decision-making purposes. This provides preparation for careers in private, governmental, and non-profit accounting. It also provides a foundation to enter the Master of Accounting program for those interested in a professional career in public accounting or consulting.

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

First Year
First TermCredits
B A 1003
Diversity [DIVR]3
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]13
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] or 105 [WRTG]13
MATH 20123
Second TermCredits
B A 1021
COM 102 [COMM], H D 205 [COMM], or MKTG 279 [COMM]13 or 4
ECONS 101 or 10213
HBM 10111
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 202 [QUAN]33
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 1
Apply for Admission into the Major
Second Year
First TermCredits
ACCTG 2303
B A 204, 205, and 206, or B A 2123
B LAW 2103
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] (with lab)44
Humanities [HUM]3
Consider studying abroad this summer5
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 2313
B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 2113
MGTOP 21564
MIS 2503
Social Science or Humanities Elective73
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 2
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
ACCTG 3303
ACCTG 335 or 3383
Arts [ARTS]3
FIN 3253
MKTG 3603
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 3313
ACCTG 335 or 3383
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI]43
ENGLISH 402 or 403 3
MGTOP 3403
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
ACCTG 433 [M]3
I BUS 3803
300-400-level Accounting or Business Elective83
International Experience Requirement or Electives3
Social Science or Humanities Elective73
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 438 [M] or ACCTG 439 [M]3
MGMT 491 [CAPS] or ENTRP 492 [CAPS]3
300-400-level Accounting or Business Elective3
International Experience Requirement or Electives5
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 4

Footnotes
1For Students in the Honors Program: ECONS 198 is an approved substitute for ECONS 101 and 102; COM 102/H D 205/MKTG 279 requirement is waived; HONORS 198 is an approved substitute for HBM 101; ENGLISH 198 is an approved substitute for ENGLISH 101; ACCTG 298 is an approved substitute for ACCTG 230 and 231. Honors students may need to enroll in elective coursework to meet University requirement of 120 credits.
2MATH 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.
3Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 140 or 171.
4For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Sciences [BSCI] and one Physical Sciences [PSCI] course, including one lab course.
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 or Business Administration (Vancouver). Students should consult with their advisor to determine the best option.
6MATH/STAT 212 will be accepted as alternative to MGTOP 215 for transfer students.
7Social Science or Humanities Electives (6 credits): Any courses with the [SSCI] or [HUM] designation, or courses in ANTH, ASIA, CES, CRM J, DTC, ECONS, ENGLISH (excluding ENGLISH 402 or 403), FINE ART, 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.
8300-400-level Accounting (3 credits) and Business Electives (3 credits): Students must take one 300-400-level three-credit ACCTG course, and an additional 300-400-level three-credit course offered by the Carson College of Business with the exception of courses from the CCB core, the set of required accounting courses, or any 498 Internships or 499 Special Problems courses.

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
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] 13
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] or 105 [WRTG]3
MATH 20123
Second TermCredits
B A 1021
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] (with lab)14
ECONS 101 or 1023
HBM 1011
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 202 [QUAN]33
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
Humanities [HUM]3
MIS 2503
Social Science or Humanities Elective43
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
Diversity [DIVR]3
ENGLISH 402 or 4033
I BUS 3803
MKTG 3603
300-400-level Business or ECONS Elective73
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 3383
Arts [ARTS]3
FIN 325 3
MGMT 401 3
MGTOP 3403
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

Footnotes
1For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Sciences [BSCI] and one Physical Sciences [PSCI] course, including one lab course.
2MATH 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.
3Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 140 or 171.
4Social Science or Humanities Electives (6 credits): Any courses with the [SSCI] or [HUM] designation, or courses in ANTH, ASIA, CES, CRM J, DTC, ECONS, ENGLISH (excluding ENGLISH 402 or 403), FINE ART, 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.
6MATH/STAT 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 any 498 Internship or 499 Special Topics courses.

Entrepreneurship (120 Credits)

Entrepreneurship is the recognition, creation, evaluation, and pursuit of opportunities for individual and social gains through the application of creativity and the securing of resources. The entrepreneurship major at WSU is not just for students who want to start a business. The major will help develop a broader mindset about innovation, risk-taking, and action that is valuable to students who work in large companies, non-profits, and new commercial or social ventures.

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

First Year
First TermCredits
B A 1003
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI]13
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]23
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] or 105 [WRTG]23
MATH 20133
Second TermCredits
B A 1021
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] (with lab)14
ECONS 101 or 10223
HBM 10121
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 202 [QUAN]43
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 1
Apply for Admission into the Major
Second Year
First TermCredits
ACCTG 23023
Arts [ARTS]3
B A 204, 205, and 206, or B A 2123
B LAW 2103
COM 102 [COMM], H D 205 [COMM], or MKTG 279 [COMM]23 or 4
Consider studying abroad this summer5
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 23123
B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 2113
Humanities [HUM]3
MGTOP 21564
MIS 2503
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 2
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Diversity [DIVR]3
ENTRP 489 3
I BUS 3803
MGTOP 3403
MKTG 3603
Second TermCredits
ENGLISH 402 or 4033
ENTRP 490 [M] 3
FIN 3253
International Experience Requirement or Electives5,73
Social Science or Humanities Elective83
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
ENTRP 4263
ENTRP 485 [M] or 496 [M]93
300-400-level Business Elective103
International Experience Requirement or Electives5,73
Social Science or Humanities Elective83
Second TermCredits
ENTRP 486 [M] or 496 [M]93
ENTRP 492 [CAPS]3
300-400-level Business Elective (MIS 441 recommended)103
International Experience Requirement or Electives5,75
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 4

Footnotes
1For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Sciences [BSCI] and one Physical Sciences [PSCI] course, including one lab course.
2For students in the Honors Program: ECONS 198 is an approved substitute for ECONS 101 and 102; COM 102/H D 205/MKTG 279 requirement is waived; HONORS 198 is an approved substitute for HBM 101; ENGLISH 198 is an approved substitute for ENGLISH 101; ACCTG 298 is an approved substitute for ACCTG 230 and 231. Honors students may need to enroll in elective coursework to meet University requirement of 120 credits.
3MATH 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.
4Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 140 or 171.
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 or Business Administration (Vancouver). Students should consult with their advisor to determine the best option.
6MATH/STAT 212 will be accepted as alternative to MGTOP 215 for transfer students.
7Electives: 300-400-level coursework as needed to meet University requirements of 120 credits and 40 upper-division credits.
8Social Science or Humanities Electives (6 credits): Any courses with the [SSCI] or [HUM] designation, or courses in ANTH, ASIA, CES, CRM J, DTC, ECONS, ENGLISH (excluding ENGLISH 402 or 403), FINE ART, 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.
9ENTRP 496 is a year-long course that must be taken both fall and spring semesters.
10300-400-level Business Electives (6 credits): Any 300-400-level course taught by CCB. May not include courses from the CCB core, the set of required ENTRP courses, or any 498 Internships or 499 Special Topics courses.

Finance (120 Credits)

Preparation for careers in financial management, investment analysis, financial institutions management, financial services, real estate, or risk management and insurance.

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

First Year
First TermCredits
B A 1003
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI]13
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]23
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] or 105 [WRTG]23
MATH 20133
Second TermCredits
B A 1021
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] (with lab)14
ECONS 101 or 10223
HBM 10121
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 202 [QUAN]43
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 1
Apply for Admission into the Major
Second Year
First TermCredits
ACCTG 2303
B A 204, 205, and 206, or B A 2123
Humanities [HUM]3
MGTOP 21554
MIS 2503
Consider studying abroad this summer6
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 2313
Arts [ARTS]3
B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 2113
B LAW 2103
COM 102 [COMM], H D 205 [COMM], or MKTG 279 [COMM]23 or 4
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 2
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
ENGLISH 402 or 4033
FIN 3253
MGTOP 3403
International Experience Requirement or Electives63
Social Science or Humanities Elective73
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 3303
Diversity [DIVR]3
FIN 4213
FIN 425 [M]3
MKTG 3603
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
FIN 427 [M] or FIN 437 [M]3
300-400-level Business Elective83
300-400-level Finance Elective93
International Experience Requirement or Electives63
Social Science or Humanities Elective73
Second TermCredits
I BUS 3803
MGMT 491 [CAPS] or ENTRP 492 [CAPS]3
300-400-level Finance Elective93
Electives105
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 4

Footnotes
1For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Sciences [BSCI] and one Physical Sciences [PSCI] course, including one lab course.
2For students in the Honors Program: ECONS 198 is an approved substitute for ECONS 101 and 102; COM 102/H D 205/MKTG 279 requirement is waived; HONORS 198 is an approved substitute for HBM 101; ENGLISH 198 is an approved substitute for ENGLISH 101; ACCTG 298 is an approved substitute for ACCTG 230 and 231. Honors students may need to enroll in elective coursework to meet University requirement of 120 credits.
3MATH 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.
4Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 140 or 171.
5MATH/STAT 212 will be accepted as alternative to MGTOP 215 for transfer students.
6All 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 or Business Administration (Vancouver). Students should consult with their advisor to determine the best option.
7Social Science or Humanities Electives (6 credits): Any courses with the [SSCI] or [HUM] designation, or courses in ANTH, ASIA, CES, CRM J, DTC, ECONS, ENGLISH (excluding ENGLISH 402 or 403), FINE ART, 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.
8300-400-level Business Elective (3 credits): ECONS 301 or 305, or any 300-400-level course taught by CCB, which cannot be from the CCB core, the set of required Finance courses, or any 498 Internships or 499 Special Topics courses.
9300-400-level Finance Electives (6 credits): Any 300-400-level FIN course. May not include courses from the CCB Core, the set of required Finance courses, or any 498 Internships or 499 Special Topics courses.
10Electives: 300-400-level coursework as needed to meet University requirements of 120 credits and 40 upper-division credits.

Hospitality Business Management (120 Credits)

HBM Requirements
In addition to the admission and graduation requirements listed in the Carson College of Business (CCB) section of this catalog, all students majoring in Hospitality Business Management must complete 1,000 hours of work experience in the hospitality industry. In order for hours to count for the requirement, they must meet the following criteria:

  1. Hours must be worked after high-school graduation.
  2. All hours must be documented as paid.
  3. Hours must be worked at a company whose primary source of revenue is derived from hospitality services.
  4. The employer evaluation for the hours must reflect an average of 80% across the ratings criteria on the form.
First Year
First TermCredits
B A 1003
COM 102 [COMM], H D 205 [COMM], or MKTG 279 [COMM]13 or 4
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]13
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] or 105 [WRTG]13
MATH 20123
Second TermCredits
B A 1021
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] (with lab)34
ECONS 101 or 10213
HBM 10111
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 202 [QUAN]43
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
Diversity [DIVR]3
HBM 2803
MIS 2503
Consider studying abroad this summer5
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 2313
Arts [ARTS]3
B A 204, 205, and 206, or B A 2123
Humanities [HUM]3
MGTOP 21564
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 2
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
B LAW 2103
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] 33
FIN 3253
HBM 3583
MKTG 3603
Second TermCredits
HBM 381 [M]3
HBM 494 [M]3
I BUS 3803
Social Science or Humanities Elective73
300-400-level Business Elective 83
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
ENGLISH 402 or 403 3
HBM 4011
HBM 490 or 49193
International Experience Requirement or Electives53
MGMT 4503
Second TermCredits
ECONS 305 or 3233
HBM 493 [CAPS] or 495 [CAPS]93
International Experience Requirement or Electives 53
Social Science or Humanities Elective73
300-400-level Business Elective 83
Electives1
Complete 1000-hour work experience
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 4

Footnotes
1For Students in the Honors Program: ECONS 198 is an approved substitute for ECONS 101 and 102; COM 102/H D 205/MKTG 279 requirement is waived; HONORS 198 is an approved substitute for HBM 101; ENGLISH 198 is an approved substitute for ENGLISH 101; ACCTG 298 is an approved substitute for ACCTG 230 and 231. Honors students may need to enroll in elective coursework to meet University requirement of 120 credits.
2MATH 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.
3For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Sciences [BSCI] and one Physical Sciences [PSCI] course, including one lab course.
4Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 140 or 171.
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.
6MATH/STAT 212 will be accepted as alternative to MGTOP 215 for transfer students.
7Social Science or Humanities Electives (6 credits): Any courses with the [SSCI] or [HUM] designation, or courses in ANTH, ASIA, CES, CRM J, DTC, ECONS, ENGLISH (excluding ENGLISH 402 or 403), FINE ART, 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.
8300-400-level Business Electives (6 credits): Any 300-400-level course taught by CCB. May not include courses from the CCB core, the set of required HBM courses, or any 498 Internships or 499 Special Topics courses.
9Two-course sequence - Food and beverage, or hotel and lodging. Food and beverage must take HBM 490 and HBM 493 [CAPS]. Hotel and lodging must take HBM 491 and HBM 495 [CAPS].

Management (120 Credits)

The Management major has been developed for students interested in pursuing a career as a professional manager. In addition to learning vital management skills such as planning, organizing, leadership, and controlling, students will gain marketable skills by choosing one of two tracks. The Human Resource Management (HRM) track provides skills in areas such as selection, training, motivating, evaluating, and compensating employees. The Innovation and Change (I&C) track provides skills in areas such as managing innovation in networks and teams and managing organizational change processes.

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

First Year
First TermCredits
B A 1003
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] 13
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]23
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 201 33
Second TermCredits
B A 1021
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] (with lab)14
ECONS 101 or 10223
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] or 105 [WRTG]23
HBM 10121
MATH 202 [QUAN]43
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 1
Apply for Admission into the Major
Second Year
First TermCredits
ACCTG 23023
B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 2113
B LAW 2103
COM 102 [COMM], H D 205 [COMM], or MKTG 279 [COMM]23 or 4
MIS 2503
Consider studying abroad this summer5
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 23123
Arts [ARTS]3
B A 204, 205, and 206, or B A 2123
Humanities [HUM]3
MGTOP 21564
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 2
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Diversity [DIVR]3
FIN 3253
I BUS 3803
MGMT 4013
Social Science or Humanities Elective73
Second TermCredits
ENGLISH 402 or 403 3
MGMT 485 [M]3
MGTOP 3403
MKTG 3603
Track Electives83
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
MGTOP 4703
International Experience Requirement or Electives 53
Social Science or Humanities Elective73
Track Electives [M]86
Second TermCredits
MGMT 491 [CAPS] or ENTRP 492 [CAPS]3
International Experience Requirement or Electives3
Track Electives83
Electives95
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 4

Footnotes
1For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Sciences [BSCI] and one Physical Sciences [PSCI] course, including one lab course.
2For students in the Honors Program: ECONS 198 is an approved substitute for ECONS 101 and 102; COM 102/H D 205/MKTG 279 requirement is waived; HONORS 198 is an approved substitute for HBM 101; ENGLISH 198 is an approved substitute for ENGLISH 101; ACCTG 298 is an approved substitute for ACCTG 230 and 231. Honors students may need to enroll in elective coursework to meet University requirement of 120 credits.
3MATH 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.
4Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 140 or 171.
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 or Business Administration (Vancouver). Students should consult with their advisor to determine the best option.
6MATH/STAT 212 will be accepted as alternative to MGTOP 215 for transfer students.
7Social Science or Humanities Electives (6 credits): Any courses with the [SSCI] or [HUM] designation, or courses in ANTH, ASIA, CES, CRM J, DTC, ECONS, ENGLISH (excluding ENGLISH 402 or 403), FINE ART, 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.
8Track Electives: Students must complete one of two tracks for the management major. A total of 12 credits are required for each track. The requirements for each track are as follows. Innovation & Change Track: required MGMT 483 [M]; 3 credits from MIS 441, MIS 420, ENTRP 489, MGMT 496; 6 credits from any 300-400-level course taught by CCB. May not include courses from the CCB core, the set of required MGMT/MGTOP courses, or any 498 Internships or 499 Special Topics courses. Human Resource Management Track: required MGMT 450, 455, 456 [M]; 3 credits from any 300-400-level course taught by CCB. May not include courses from the CCB core, the set of required MGMT/MGTOP courses, or any 498 Internships or 499 Special Topics courses.
9Electives: 300-400-level coursework as needed to meet University requirements of 120 credits and 40 upper-division credits.

Management Information Systems (120 Credits)

Preparation for careers in every field of business, using information systems technology to solve business problems. Provides excellent training in systems design, development, networking, and support to meet the demands of this fast-growing occupational area.

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

First Year
First TermCredits
B A 1003
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI]13
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]23
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] or 105 [WRTG]23
MATH 20133
Second TermCredits
B A 1021
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] (with lab)14
ECONS 101 or 10223
HBM 10121
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 202 [QUAN]43
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 1
Apply for Admission into the Major
Second Year
First TermCredits
ACCTG 23023
B A 204, 205, and 206, or B A 2123
B LAW 2103
COM 102 [COMM], H D 205 [COMM], or MKTG 279 [COMM]23 or 4
MIS 2503
Consider studying abroad this summer5
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 23123
Arts [ARTS]3
B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 2113
Humanities [HUM]3
MGTOP 21564
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 2
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
ENGLISH 402 or 4033
FIN 3253
MIS 3253
MIS 372 [M]3
Electives73
Second TermCredits
I BUS 3803
MGTOP 3403
MIS 322 [M]3
MKTG 3603
Social Science or Humanities Elective83
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Diversity [DIVR]3
300-400-level Business Electives93
300-400-level MIS Electives103
International Experience Requirement or Electives53
Social Science or Humanities Elective 83
Second TermCredits
MGMT 491 [CAPS] or ENTRP 492 [CAPS]3
300-400-level Business Electives93
300-400-level MIS Elective103
International Experience Requirement and/or Electives5,75
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 4

Footnotes
1For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Sciences [BSCI] and one Physical Sciences [PSCI] course, including one lab course.
2For students in the Honors Program: ECONS 198 is an approved substitute for ECONS 101 and 102; COM 102/H D 205/MKTG 279 requirement is waived; HONORS 198 is an approved substitute for HBM 101; ENGLISH 198 is an approved substitute for ENGLISH 101; ACCTG 298 is an approved substitute for ACCTG 230 and 231. Honors students may need to enroll in elective coursework to meet University requirement of 120 credits.
3MATH 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.
4Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 140 or 171.
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 or Business Administration (Vancouver). Students should consult with their advisor to determine the best option.
6MATH/STAT 212 will be accepted as alternative to MGTOP 215 for transfer students.
7Electives: 300-400-level coursework as needed to meet University requirements of 120 credits and 40 upper-division credits.
8Social Science or Humanities Electives (6 credits): Any courses with the [SSCI] or [HUM] designation, or courses in ANTH, ASIA, CES, CRM J, DTC, ECONS, ENGLISH (excluding ENGLISH 402 or 403), FINE ART, 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.
9300-400-level Business Electives (6 credits): Any 300-400-level courses taught by CCB. May not include courses from the business administration CCB core, the set of required MIS courses, or any 498 Internships or 499 Special Topics courses.
10300-400-level MIS Electives (6 credits): Any 300-400-level MIS course. May not include courses from the CCB Core, the set of required MIS courses, or any except 498 Internship or 499 Special Topics courses not used to fulfill major requirements.

Marketing (120 Credits)

Preparation for careers in marketing management, sales, retail management, marketing research, brand management, and promotion.

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

First Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
B A 1003
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]13
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 20123
Second TermCredits
B A 1021
COM 102 [COMM], H D 205 [COMM], or MKTG 279 [COMM]13 or 4
ECONS 101 or 10213
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] or 105 [WRTG]13
HBM 10111
MATH 202 [QUAN]33
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 1
Apply for Admission into the Major
Second Year
First TermCredits
ACCTG 23013
B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 2113
Humanities [HUM]3
MIS 2503
Social Science or Humanities Elective43
Consider studying abroad this summer5
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 23113
B A 204, 205, and 206, or B A 2123
B LAW 2103
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] (with lab)64
Diversity [DIVR]3
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 2
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
ENGLISH 402 or 4033
I BUS 3803
MGTOP 21574
MKTG 3603
300-400-level Business Electives83
Second TermCredits
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] 63
FIN 3253
MGTOP 3403
MKTG 4073
300-400-level Marketing Elective93
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
MKTG 3683
MKTG 461 [M], ENTRP 490 [M], or I BUS 482 [M]3
300-400-level Business Electives83
International Experience Requirement or Elective53
Social Science or Humanities Elective43
Second TermCredits
MGMT 491 [CAPS] or ENTRP 492 [CAPS]3
MKTG 495 [M]3
International Experience Requirement or Elective 53
Electives105
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 4

Footnotes
1For students in the Honors Program: ECONS 198 is an approved substitute for ECONS 101 and 102; COM 102/H D 205/MKTG 279 requirement is waived; HONORS 198 is an approved substitute for HBM 101; ENGLISH 198 is an approved substitute for ENGLISH 101; ACCTG 298 is an approved substitute for ACCTG 230 and 231. Honors students may need to enroll in elective coursework to meet University requirement of 120 credits.
2MATH 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.
3Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 140 or 171.
4Social Science or Humanities Electives (6 credits): Any courses with the [SSCI] or [HUM] designation, or courses in ANTH, ASIA, CES, CRM J, DTC, ECONS, ENGLISH (excluding ENGLISH 402 or 403), FINE ART, 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) or Business Administration (Vancouver). Students should consult with their advisor to determine the best option.
6For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Sciences [BSCI] and one Physical Sciences [PSCI] course, including one lab course.
7MATH/STAT 212 will be accepted as alternative to MGTOP 215 for transfer students.
8300-400-level Business Electives (6 credits): Any 300-400-level courses taught by CCB. May not include courses from the CCB core, the set of required MKTG courses, or any 498 Internships or 499 Special Topics courses.
9300-400-level Marketing Electives (3 credits): Any 300-400-level MKTG course not used to fulfill major requirements.
10Electives: 300-400-level coursework as needed to meet University requirements of 120 credits and 40 upper-division credits.

Senior Living Management (120 Credits)

HBM Requirements
In addition to the admission and graduation requirements listed in the Carson College of Business (CCB) section of this catalog, all students majoring in Senior Living Management must complete 1,000 hours of work experience in the hospitality industry. In order for hours to count for the requirement, they must meet the following criteria:

  1. Hours must be worked after high-school graduation.
  2. All hours must be documented as paid.
  3. Hours must be worked at a company whose primary source of revenue is derived from hospitality services.
  4. The employer evaluation for the hours must reflect an average of 80% across the ratings criteria on the form.
First Year
First TermCredits
B A 1003
BIOLOGY 140 [BSCI]3
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]13
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] or 105 [WRTG]13
MATH 20123
Second TermCredits
B A 1021
HBM 10111
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 202 [QUAN]33
PSYCH 1053
SOE 101 [PSCI] or AMDT 210 [PSCI]4
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 1
Apply for Admission into the Major
Second Year
First TermCredits
ACCTG 23013
B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 2113
HBM 2803
MIS 2503
PHIL 365 [HUM] or KINES 201 [HUM]3
Consider studying abroad this summer4
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 23113
B A 204, 205, and 206, or B A 2123
B LAW 2103
H D 205 [COMM]14
MGTOP 21554
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 2
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Diversity [DIVR]3
ECONS 101 or 10213
FIN 3253
HBM 3583
HBM 3753
Second TermCredits
H D 405 or PSYCH 3633
HBM 381 [M]3
HBM 494 [M]3
I BUS 3803
MKTG 3603
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
ENGLISH 402 or 4033
HBM 4011
HBM 4703
International Experience Requirement or Electives 43
Management or Programming Elective63
Second TermCredits
300-400-level HBM Elective 73
HBM 475 [CAPS]3
International Experience Requirement or Electives43
Management or Programming Elective63
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 4
Complete 1000-hour work experience

Footnotes
1For Students in the Honors Program: ECONS 198 is an approved substitute for ECONS 101 and 102; COM 102/H D 205/MKTG 279 requirement is waived; HONORS 198 is an approved substitute for HBM 101; ENGLISH 198 is an approved substitute for ENGLISH 101; ACCTG 298 is an approved substitute for ACCTG 230 and 231. Honors students may need to enroll in elective coursework to meet University requirement of 120 credits.
2MATH 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.
3Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 140 or 171.
4All 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.
5MATH/STAT 212 will be accepted as alternative to MGTOP 215 for transfer students.
6Management or Programming Electives (6 credits): Two courses from a single track. Management and Leadership Track: H D 360; PSYCH 320, 485, 490. Programming Track: PSYCH 485, 486, 490.
7300-400-level HBM Electives: Any 300-400-level HBM course. May not include the set of required HBM courses, or any 498 Internships or 499 Special Topics courses.


Minors

Business Administration

Please see the Carson College of Business section of this Catalog for additional instructions.  To be admitted into the Business Administration minor, students must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Complete 27 credits.
  2. WSU cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 and not on academic probation

The minor in business administration requires a minimum of 18 credits of coursework, including:

  • B A 100
  • ACCTG 220 or 230
  • MGMT 301 or HBM 381
  • Any two upper-division Carson College of Business courses (excluding 498 and 499 courses).
  • Any one Carson College of Business course at any level.
  • Students must maintain an overall GPA of at least a 2.50 in the business administration minor courses.  
  • A minimum of 9 credits of upper-division coursework must be taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses. 
  • Up to 6 credits may be transferred from another institution. 

To be admitted into this minor, students must meet with a business advisor and declare their interest. Students must ensure that they meet all course prerequisites before enrolling in any College of Business courses.


Entrepreneurship

Please see the Carson College of Business section of this Catalog for additional instructions.  To be admitted into the Entrepreneurship minor, students must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Complete 27 credits.
  2. WSU cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 and not on academic probation

The entrepreneurship minor requires 18 credits of coursework including:

  • ACCTG 230
  • ENTRP 426
  • One management course: ENTRP 489, ENGR 401, or an approved substitute
  • One marketing/communication course: ENTRP 490, COMSTRAT 380, or an approved substitute
  • Two semesters of business plan courses (minimum 6 credits):
    • ENTRP 485 and 486
    • ENTRP 496 and 496 (Special Topics)
    • BIO ENG 410 and 411
    • or approved substitutes
  • Students must maintain and overall GPA of 2.50 in the entrepreneurship minor courses
  • A minimum of 9 credits of upper-division coursework must be taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses. 

To be admitted into this minor, students must meet with a business advisor and declare their interest. Students must ensure that they meet all course prerequisites before enrolling in any College of Business courses.


Hospitality Business Management

Please see the Carson College of Business section of this Catalog for additional instructions. To be admitted into the Hospitality Business Management (HBM) minor, students must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Complete 27 credits 
  2. WSU cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 and not on academic probation

The minor in hospitality business management requires a minimum of 19 credits of coursework, including:

  • ACCTG 230
  • HBM 101 or 401
  • 9 credits of upper-division HBM courses (excluding 498 and 499 courses)
  • 6 credits of College of Business courses at any level
  • Students must maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.50 in courses required for the HBM major.
  • A minimum of 9 credits of upper-division coursework must be taken in residence at WSU or though WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses. 
  • Up to 6 credits may be transferred from another institution.

To be admitted into this minor, students must meet with a business advisor and declare their interest. Students must ensure that they meet all course prerequisites before enrolling in any College of Business courses.  

 

In addition, students must complete 400 hours of internship/industry experience to earn the minor.  In order for hours to count for the requirement, they must meet the following criteria:

  1. Hours must be worked after high-school graduation;
  2. All hours must be documented as paid;
  3. Hours must be worked at a company whose primary source of revenue is derived from hospitality services; and
  4. The employer evaluation for the hours must reflect an average of 80% across the ratings criteria on the form.

 

 


Human Resource Management

Please see the Carson College of Business section of this Catalog for additional instructions.  To be admitted into the Human Resource Management (HRM) minor, students must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Complete 27 credits.
  2. WSU cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 and not on academic probation

The minor in human resource management requires 19 credits of coursework, including:

  • MGTOP 215 or PSYCH 311
  • MGMT 301
  • MGMT 450
  • HD 205 or MIS 250
  • And two of the following:
    • MGMT 455
    • MGMT 456
    • MGMT 496
  • Students must maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.50 in the HRM minor courses. 
  • A minimum of 9 credits of upper-division coursework must be taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses.

To be admitted into this minor, students must meet with a business advisor and declare their interest. Students must ensure that they meet all course prerequisites before enrolling in any College of Business courses..

 



Certificates

Professional Sales Certificate (Vancouver and Pullman Campuses Only)

The Professional Sales Certificate Program at WSU is open to all majors.  This program prepares students for multiple forms of persuasive communication, creating and delivering value to business customers and effectively managing sales operations.  To complete the certificate, students must complete 15 credits consisting of three required courses and two additional electives with a 2.5 GPA or better. Required core courses include MKTG 360, 379, and 478. Two additional electives should be drawn from  MKTG 450, 479, 480, ENTRP 490, HBM 480, and MGMT 485.



Courses

The online catalog includes the most recent changes to courses and degree requirements that have been approved by the Faculty Senate, including changes that are not yet effective. Courses showing two entries of the same number indicate that the course information is changing. The most recently approved version is shown first, followed by the older version, in gray, with its last-effective term preceding the course title. Courses shown in gray with only one entry of the course number are being discontinued. Course offerings by term can be accessed by clicking on the term links when viewing a specific campus catalog.


Accounting (ACCTG)

Fall 2021 Spring 2022 

 

No letter-graded course offered by the Carson College of Business may be taken for a Pass, Fail (P, F) grade.


230 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 Course Prerequisite: Completed 27 semester credits. Introduction to corporate financial reporting via the preparation and interpretation of financial statements. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

231 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3 Course Prerequisite: ACCTG 230. Introduction to managerial accounting; generation and use of accounting data for planning and controlling business operations. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

330 Intermediate Accounting I 3 Course Prerequisite: ACCTG 230 and 231, or ACCTG 298; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business or Data Analytics. Conceptual and technical issues of financial reporting and ethical, political, and economic consequences related to accounting choice. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

331 Intermediate Accounting II 3 Course Prerequisite: ACCTG 330 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business.  Continuation of ACCTG 330. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

335 Taxation of Business Entities and Individuals 3 Course Prerequisite: ACCTG 230 and 231, or ACCTG 298; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Fundamentals of tax information used in making sound business and financial decisions. Typically offered Fall.

338 Cost Accounting 3 Course Prerequisite: ACCTG 231 or 298 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business.  Management uses of cost information; cost systems and system design; cost analysis. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

420 Accounting and Culture 3 Course Prerequisite: ACCTG 230; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business; junior standing. Cultural differences and how they affect accounting practices and standards in a variety of countries. Not an accounting technical course. Typically offered Summer Session.

430 Advanced Accounting 3 Course Prerequisite: ACCTG 331 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Partnership equities and extended forms of corporate ownerships and government entities. Typically offered Summer Session.

433 [M] Accounting Systems and Auditing 3 Course Prerequisite: ACCTG 330 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business or Data Analytics. Accounting systems design; internal control and computerization. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

435 Individual Income Taxes 3 Course Prerequisite: ACCTG 335 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. The study of individual income taxes from both compliance and planning perspectives. Credit not granted to those taking ACCTG 335 prior to Fall 1999. Typically offered Spring.

437 Professional Research 3 Course Prerequisite: ACCTG 331 with a C or better; ACCTG 335 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in College of Business. Methodology used by accounting professionals to research applied problems and communicate results. Typically offered Fall.

438 [M] Advanced Cost Accounting and Management 3 Course Prerequisite: ACCTG 338 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Cost/managerial accounting as it is used for decision making and strategic planning; emphasis on budgeting, product cost, and performance measurement. Typically offered Fall.

439 [M] Auditing 3 Course Prerequisite: ACCTG 433 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Nature of auditing, generally accepted auditing standards, and audit procedures as related to auditing of financial statements by independent accountants. Typically offered Spring.

496 Special Topics 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Contemporary topics in accounting including international financial reporting standards, forensic accounting, and international accounting. Typically offered Summer Session.

498 Accounting Internship V 2-15 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 15 hours. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Cooperative educational internship with a business, government or non-profit organization. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

532 Contemporary Accounting Cases and Problems 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Accounting program. Accounting theory applied to external financial reporting practices.

533 Accounting, Performance Measurement and Controls 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B_A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. Managerial evaluation of budgeting, cost accounting, and financial analysis techniques; their utilization in control of operations. Typically offered Fall.

535 Advanced Taxation 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Accounting program. Federal income tax impact on corporations, S corporations, partnerships, estates, trusts and their beneficial owners.

537 Professional Research 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Accounting program. Methodology used by accounting professionals to research applied problems in taxation, accounting, and auditing; communicate results.

538 Seminar in Cost/Managerial Accounting 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Accounting program. Cost concepts, cost and managerial accounting systems; current issues and research in cost and managerial accounting.

540 Corporate Taxation 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Accounting program. Application of federal tax provisions and rules pertaining to corporations and shareholders; tax planning and consequences of corporate decisions.

541 Flow Through Entities 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Accounting program. Tax law and preparation requirements for entities in which tax elements passes thorough to the owner's individual income tax return.

542 Gifts, Estates and Trusts 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Accounting program. Estate and gift tax law. Typically offered Summer Session.

543 Special Topics in Accounting 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Accounting program. Critical topics in accounting including new developments.

545 International Taxation 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Accounting program. Tax issues for international transactions of businesses and individuals. Typically offered Spring.

546 Accounting for Income Taxes 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Accounting program. Comprehensive coverage of accounting income taxes.

550 Introduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting V 2-3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program or Carson College of Business Graduate Certificate. Fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting; primarily for graduate students who wish to meet the MBA core requirements in accounting. Typically offered Fall.

550 (Effective through Summer 2022) Introduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting V 2-3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting; primarily for graduate students who wish to meet the MBA core requirements in accounting. Typically offered Fall.

600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA, Master of Accounting, or Business PhD programs. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. S, F grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Accounting program. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the Business Administration - Accounting PhD program. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. S, U grading.


Business Administration (B_A)

Fall 2021 Spring 2022 

 

No letter-graded course offered by the Carson College of Business may be taken for a Pass, Fail (P, F) grade.


100 Introduction to Business 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 103, 106, 140, 171, 172, 182, 201, 202, or concurrent enrollment allowed, or ALEKS score of 40% or higher. Overview of business activities and disciplinary functions found in modern for-profit organizations; introduction to each of Carson College of Business learning goals.

102 Exploring Careers in Business 1 Course Prerequisite: B A 100 with a C or better; MATH 106, 140, 171, 172, 182, 201, 202, or concurrent enrollment allowed, or ALEKS score of 80% or higher. Conduct research to better understand business expectations; use career assessments to clarify major and career goals; develop action plan; write application for admission into a Carson College of Business major.

102 (Effective through Fall 2021) Exploring Careers in Business 1 Course Prerequisite: B A 100; MATH 106, 140, 171, 172, 182, 201, 202, or concurrent enrollment allowed. Conduct research to better understand business expectations; use career assessments to clarify major and career goals; develop action plan; write application for admission into a Carson College of Business major.

211 Ethics, Teams, and Innovation 3 Course Prerequisite: B A 100; B A 102; HBM 101, or HONORS 198 for students in the HABILE program, or admitted to a major or minor in Carson College of Business. Enrollment not allowed if credit already earned for B A 201, 202, or 203. Introduction to business ethics; overview of ethics value foundations; focus on preparing students to make business decisions ethically; team and group dynamics, including factors and behaviors that impede or increase team performance; leadership roles in teams; process of innovation inside organizations; factors and behaviors that promote innovation creation and implementation. Credit not granted for B A 211 if credit is already earned in either B A 201, 202, or 203. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

211 (Effective through Fall 2021) Ethics, Teams, and Innovation 3 Course Prerequisite: B A 100; B A 102; HBM 101; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Enrollment not allowed if credit already earned for B A 201, 202, or 203. Introduction to business ethics; overview of ethics value foundations; focus on preparing students to make business decisions ethically; team and group dynamics, including factors and behaviors that impede or increase team performance; leadership roles in teams; process of innovation inside organizations; factors and behaviors that promote innovation creation and implementation. Credit not granted for B A 211 if credit is already earned in either B A 201, 202, or 203. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

212 Spreadsheets, Data Visualization, and Decision Analysis 3 Course Prerequisite: Completed 27 semester credits. Enrollment not allowed if credit already earned for B A 204, 205, or 206. Introduction to basics for using spreadsheets for data analysis and to support decision-making; principles and techniques of representing data visually in graphs, charts, and diagrams; communicating data-based results effectively; skeptical interpretation of visually represented findings when making decisions; techniques for making informed and logical decisions in a business context; introduction to spreadsheets. Credit not granted for B A 212 if credit is already earned in either B A 204, 205, or 206. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

212 (Effective through Fall 2021) Spreadsheets, Data Visualization, and Decision Analysis 3 Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Enrollment not allowed if credit already earned for B A 204, 205, or 206. Introduction to basics for using spreadsheets for data analysis and to support decision-making; principles and techniques of representing data visually in graphs, charts, and diagrams; communicating data-based results effectively; skeptical interpretation of visually represented findings when making decisions; techniques for making informed and logical decisions in a business context; introduction to spreadsheets. Credit not granted for B A 212 if credit is already earned in either B A 204, 205, or 206. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

501 Foundations in Marketing V 2-3 Foundation topics in marketing for MBA students.

502 Foundations in Operations Management V 2-3 Foundation topics in operations management for MBA students. Typically offered Spring.

503 Foundations in Business Law V 2-3 Foundation topics in business law for MBA students. Typically offered Fall.

504 Foundations in Finance V 2-3 Foundation topics in finance for MBA students. Typically offered Spring.

514 Business Analytics: Transforming Data into Decisions 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B_A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. Advanced decision-making concepts utilizing relevant datasets for data-driven problem-solving and formulating decision analyses to evaluate and recommend management action. Typically offered Fall.

520 Resources, Stakeholders and Competitive Advantage 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Creating competitive advantage using resources provided by key stakeholders. Typically offered Fall.

579 MBA Capstone V 1-4 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Analyze, evaluate, and recommend management actions for a specific strategic business project (for an existing organization or new venture). Typically offered Spring.

579 (Effective through Summer 2022) MBA Capstone V 1-4 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Analyze, evaluate, and recommend management actions for a specific strategic business project (for an existing organization or new venture). Typically offered Spring.

579 (Effective through Spring 2021) MBA Capstone V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Analyze, evaluate, and recommend management actions for a specific strategic business project (for an existing organization or new venture). Typically offered Spring.

598 Research and Professional Development 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: Admission to PhD programs in business. Ph.D.-level professional development colloquium designed to improve research, teaching, and presentation skills and to provide professional socialization. S, F grading.

600 Beyond the MBA: Applications of Principles, Theory, and Practice 1 Course Prerequisite: OMBA program and B A 599; B A 514; MKTG 506; FIN 526; MIS 580; ACCTG 533; MGMT 590; MGMT 593; OR EMBA program and B A 599; B A 514; MKTG 506; FIN 526; MIS 580; ACCTG 533; MGMT 590; MGMT 593; MIS 572; MGMT 588; MGTOP 581; I BUS 580. Leveraging the MBA for lifetime success; framework and tools for successfully synthesizing and applying the MBA in the global workplace, as a manager and a leader. Typically offered Summer Session. S, F grading.

600 (Effective through Summer 2022) Beyond the MBA: Applications of Principles, Theory, and Practice 1 Course Prerequisite: Completion of 27 MBA credits. Leveraging the MBA for lifetime success; framework and tools for successfully synthesizing and applying the MBA in the global workplace, as a manager and a leader. Typically offered Summer Session. S, F grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555; or admission to the MSBA program. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

702 (Effective through Summer 2022) Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B_A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the Business Administration PhD program. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. S, U grading.


Business Law (B_LAW)

Fall 2021 Spring 2022 

 

No letter-graded course offered by the Carson College of Business may be taken for a Pass, Fail (P, F) grade.


210 Law and the Legal Environment of Business 3 Fundamentals of business law; the legal system, legal reasoning, public, commercial, managerial and property law, and government regulation. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

411 Legal Environment of Business II 3 Course Prerequisite: B LAW 210; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business; junior standing. Law of agency, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations; and securities regulation.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. Typically offered Fall. S, F grading.

510 Business Law and Ethics 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA or Business PhD programs. Legal process and reasoning; commercial, managerial, and employment law; government regulations; contracts, torts, crimes; ethical conflicts and ethical decision making.

511 Business Law II 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Accounting program. Law of partnerships, corporations, securities regulations, negotiable instruments, secured transactions, property, insurance and bankruptcy; government regulation of businesses and professions.


Entrepreneurship (ENTRP)

Fall 2021 Spring 2022 

 

No letter-graded course offered by the Carson College of Business may be taken for a Pass, Fail (P, F) grade.


426 Entrepreneurial Finance 3 Raising capital for new enterprises; venture capital, IPOs, debt financing, leasing and valuing start-up ventures.

426 (Effective through Summer 2022) Entrepreneurial Finance 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Raising capital for new enterprises; venture capital, IPOs, debt financing, leasing and valuing start-up ventures.

485 [M] New Venture Planning 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Skills, behaviors, and knowledge necessary for creating and growing new ventures; evaluating opportunities, developing growth strategies, obtaining venture financing, intellectual property, and building a management team.

485 (Effective through Summer 2022) [M] New Venture Planning 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business; junior standing. Skills, behaviors, and knowledge necessary for creating and growing new ventures; evaluating opportunities, developing growth strategies, obtaining venture financing, intellectual property, and building a management team.

486 [M] Launching New Ventures 3 Course Prerequisite: ENTRP 485 with a C or better; junior standing. Focus on turning an idea into a serious business venture; research new business opportunities and become skilled in developing business tools and processes to carry out venture-launch strategies; compete in the WSU Business Plan Competition.

486 (Effective through Summer 2022) [M] Launching New Ventures 3 Course Prerequisite: ENTRP 485 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business; junior standing. Focus on turning an idea into a serious business venture; research new business opportunities and become skilled in developing business tools and processes to carry out venture-launch strategies; compete in the WSU Business Plan Competition.

489 Entrepreneurial Management 3 Philosophy and nature of entrepreneurship for all business organizations; analytical, financial and interpersonal entrepreneurial skills.

489 (Effective through Summer 2022) Entrepreneurial Management 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business or major in Economics. Philosophy and nature of entrepreneurship for all business organizations; analytical, financial and interpersonal entrepreneurial skills.

490 [M] Entrepreneurial Marketing 3 Concepts, issues, and techniques of marketing in entrepreneurial ventures and the role of entrepreneurship in marketing efforts of all firms.

490 (Effective through Summer 2022) [M] Entrepreneurial Marketing 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business or Professional Sales Certificate. Concepts, issues, and techniques of marketing in entrepreneurial ventures and the role of entrepreneurship in marketing efforts of all firms.

492 [CAPS] Small Business Strategy and Planning 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325; I BUS 380; MGTOP 340; MKTG 360; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business; senior standing. Application of management theory and principles to small firms; applied consulting experience with operating businesses. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

492 (Effective through Summer 2021) [CAPS] Small Business Strategy and Planning 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325; MGMT 301; MKTG 360; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business; senior standing. Application of management theory and principles to small firms; applied consulting experience with operating businesses. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

496 [M] Special Topics V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Course covers new or time-sensitive topics in entrepreneurship.

498 Entrepreneurship Internship V 2-15 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 15 hours. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Cooperative educational internship with a business, government, or nonprofit organization. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.


Finance (FIN)

Fall 2021 Spring 2022 

 

No letter-graded course offered by the Carson College of Business may be taken for a Pass, Fail (P, F) grade.


223 [QUAN] Personal Finance 3 Consumer credit, financial institutions, investments, mutual funds, insurance, social security, home ownership, taxes, estate planning. Credit not applicable to business major requirements. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

325 Introduction to Financial Management 3 Course Prerequisite: ACCTG 230 or 298; ECONS 101 or 198; MGTOP 215, STAT 212, STAT 360, or STAT 370; MATH 140, 171, 172, 182, 202, or 220; junior standing. Time value of money, financial securities and markets, financial decision making, valuation techniques, and cost of capital. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

330 Introduction to Financial Wellbeing 3 Course Prerequisite: ACCTG 230 or 298; ECONS 101 or 198; FIN 325 or concurrent enrollment. Introduction to financial planning including budgeting, credit, investing, retirement and estate planning, and tax considerations.

345 Real Estate 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 or concurrent enrollment; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Relationships between location and value; patterns of urban land use; legal, financial, and organizational framework of the real estate business. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

346 Washington Real Estate Regulations 1 Washington real estate regulations found in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and the Washington Administrative Code (WAC). S, F grading.

350 Risk and Insurance 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 or concurrent enrollment. Concepts in risk management and insurance; personal risks and treatment methods; legal principles in risk and insurance; overview of the insurance industry, company operations, and insurance regulation.

421 Financial Institutions and Intermediation 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Characteristics of financial markets and institutions; analysis of fixed-income securities; and introduction to financial risk management. Typically offered Fall.

422 Financial Institutions Management 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 with a C or better; FIN 421 or concurrent enrollment; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Problems facing financial institution managers and solution techniques; credit risk analysis and management; financial institutions structure and regulation.

425 [M] Intermediate Financial Management 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Application of finance theory and principles to corporate decisions such as capital budgeting, cost of capital, financing decisions, and valuation. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

427 [M] Investment Analysis 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Enrollment not allowed if credit already earned for FIN 437. Investment objectives, modern portfolio theory, valuation, equilibrium, market efficiency and asset classes. Credit not granted for more than one of FIN 427 and 437. Typically offered Fall.

428 Portfolio Theory and Financial Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 427 or 437 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Pricing of forwards, futures, options, and swaps, financial derivatives markets, and managing portfolio risk. Typically offered Spring.

430 Financial Plan Development 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325; FIN 330. Comprehensive financial plan development including data gathering and analysis, using financial planning software, client interactions, ethics and practice standards.

445 [M] Real Estate Valuation 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 with a C or better; FIN 345 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Principles and practices of real property valuation; factors affecting real property values and income; appraisal and location theory.

447 Real Estate Finance and Investments 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Instruments and institutions of real estate and financing: decision-making tools, mortgage financing analysis, mortgage securities and real estate portfolios. Typically offered Spring.

451 Life Insurance and Financial Planning 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Analysis of the personal risks of premature death, poor health, and retirement security; financial planning solutions to these risks, including life insurance, health insurance and annuities. Typically offered Spring.

481 [M] International Finance 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 with a C or better; I BUS 380 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Financial management of multinational businesses; international financial market rates and capital flows. International economic institutions, sources of capital, and investments. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

496 Special Topics 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business; junior standing. Topics may include finance, real estate or risk management/insurance.

498 Finance Internship V 2-15 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 15 hours. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Cooperative educational internship with a business, government or non-profit organization. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

526 Financial Management 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B_A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. Advanced topics in corporate finance, including capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, pay-out policy, and enterprise valuation. Typically offered Spring.

527 Investment Analysis 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B_A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. A decision-making approach to the problems of asset management for personal and business portfolio.

581 International Finance 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B_A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. Principles of international finance; financial management of multinational corporations; international investments.


Hospitality Business Management (HBM)

Fall 2021 Spring 2022 

 

No letter-graded course offered by the Carson College of Business may be taken for a Pass, Fail (P, F) grade.


101 Professional and Career Development for the Business World 1 Preparation for employment in today's business environment; focus on career/professional development (resume and cover letter development, interview skills, career services, professional expectations, networking, and etiquette). Typically offered Fall.

235 [SSCI] Travel, Society, and Business 3 Social, cultural, economic, and environmental practices and principles in global travel and tourism. Typically offered Fall and Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

280 Hospitality Systems 3 Management functions relating to the planning and operation of various lodging, food, and beverage businesses. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

298 Internship Experience V 1 (0-3) to 12 (0-36) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Cooperative educational internship with a hospitality business, government, or non-profit organization. S, F grading.

301 Introduction to Event Planning 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major in the College of Business or minor in Hospitality Business Management; junior standing. Overview of event planning industry, including components, interrelationships, economics, and theory.

358 Foodservice Systems and Control 3 Course Prerequisite: ACCTG 230 or 298; B A 204, 205, and 206 or concurrent enrollment, or B A 212 or concurrent enrollment; admitted to a major in the College of Business or minor in Hospitality Business Management. Operational control processes, control systems, and cost analysis procedures in food and beverage management. Typically offered Spring.

375 Introduction to Senior Living Management 3 Introduction to the unique aspects of managing senior housing communities.

381 [M] Hospitality Leadership and Organizational Behavior 3 Course Prerequisite: B A 203, 211, or MGMT 301; admitted to a major in the College of Business or minor in Hospitality Business Management. Focusing on interpersonal skills and group dynamics; covers key hospitality leadership and management issues. Typically offered Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

383 Meeting and Convention Management 3 Course Prerequisite: HBM 301; admitted to a major in the College of Business or minor in Hospitality Business Management. Theory and practice of meeting/convention/event management, including goals, organization on- and off-site operations, evaluation.

384 Managed Services 3 Course Prerequisite: ACCTG 230 or 298; admitted to a major in the College of Business or minor in Hospitality Business Management. Management systems of the segment of the hospitality industry relating to contract and self-operated management companies. Field trip required.

401 Career Management 1 Course Prerequisite: HBM 101; senior standing. Career management preparation including mock/traditional/panel interviews, resume/cover letter critiques, offer evaluations, negotiation and networking.

470 Living Management Operations Analysis 3 Course Prerequisite: HBM 375. Analysis and practice of assessing senior living operational concerns, financial and budget, workforce and labor, sales and marketing efforts, as well as culture and customer experience concerns and decisions for the operation of a senior housing community.

475 [CAPS] Senior Living Management Capstone 3 Course Prerequisite: HBM 470; HBM 494; senior standing. Use of the case method in the operations and analysis of senior living organizations.

480 [M] Marketing Strategy and Development 3 Course Prerequisite: MKTG 360; admitted to a major in the College of Business, minor in Hospitality Business Management, or Professional Sales certificate. Theory and practice; problems in guest relations, special sales efforts, intramural promotion, research.

491 Operational Analysis 3 Course Prerequisite: ACCTG 231 or 298; MGTOP 215, STAT 212, STAT 360, or STAT 370; FIN 325; HBM 280; admitted to a major in the College of Business or minor in Hospitality Business Management; junior standing. Using management tools in analyzing operational effectiveness of hotel and restaurant organizations. Typically offered Fall.

494 [M] Service Operations Management 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major in the College of Business or minor in Hospitality Business Management; junior standing. Design and management of service delivery systems through operations management topics from a service perspective. Typically offered Fall.

495 [CAPS] Case Studies and Research 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325; HBM 358; HBM 491; I BUS 380; MKTG 360; admitted to a major in the College of Business or minor in Hospitality Business Management; senior standing. Use of the case method and computerized statistical programs in the analysis of administrative practices of organizations. Typically offered Spring.

497 Special Topics V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Course Prerequisite: ACCTG 230 or 298; admitted to a major in the College of Business or minor in Hospitality Business Management. Topics of special interest within the area of hotel and restaurant administration.

498 Hospitality Business Management Internship V 1-15 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 15 hours. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Cooperative educational internship with a business, government or nonprofit organization. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

581 Services Management 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B_A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. Design and management of service systems in hospitality operations; control of customer interaction, personnel activities and inventory.


International Business (I_BUS)

Fall 2021 Spring 2022 

 

No letter-graded course offered by the Carson College of Business may be taken for a Pass, Fail (P, F) grade.


380 International Business 3 Course Prerequisite: B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 211; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business; junior standing. International political economy; business relationships between nations; corporations and economic institutions. Typically offered Fall.

380 (Effective through Spring 2022) International Business 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business; junior standing. International political economy; business relationships between nations; corporations and economic institutions. Typically offered Fall.

435 International Tourism 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or option of Personnel Psychology & Human Resource Management.  International and domestic tourism; effects of tourism on the society. Typically offered Spring.

453 [M] International Management 3 Course Prerequisite: B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 211, or MGMT 301; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business or option of Personnel Psychology & Human Resource Management. Cross-cultural implications of management theories and approaches; the role of national culture in management theory and practice. Typically offered Summer Session.

470 International Trade and Finance 3 Course Prerequisite: ECONS 101 or 198; ECONS 102 or 198. Analysis and description of international trade flows; commercial policy; multinational firms, foreign exchange markets; open economy macroeconomics; international monetary systems. (Crosslisted course offered as ECONS 327, I BUS 470). Typically offered Fall.

482 [M] International Marketing 3 Course Prerequisite: MKTG 360; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business.  Opportunities, characteristics, trends in foreign markets; alternative methods; strategies; organizational planning, control; problems of adapting American marketing concepts and methods.

496 Special Topics V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: By department permission.

498 International Business Internship V 2-15 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 15 hours. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Cooperative educational internship with a business, government or non-profit organization. Typically offered Spring and Summer. S, F grading.

580 International Business Management 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B_A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. Decision making in the international environment; political, cultural, and economic risk management.

582 International Marketing Management 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B_A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. Principles of international marketing, marketing decision making in international environments, problems of adapting marketing programs to international markets.


Management (MGMT)

Fall 2021 Spring 2022 

 

No letter-graded course offered by the Carson College of Business may be taken for a Pass, Fail (P, F) grade.


101 Fundamentals of Business 3 Enrollment not allowed if credit for B A 100 already earned. Introduction to the practice of business with explanations of business environments, strategy, organization, functional areas, terminology, processes, tasks and ethics. Credit not allowed for MGMT 101 if credit already earned in B A 100. Typically offered Fall.

301 Principles of Management and Organization 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Principles of management and administration aimed at improving effectiveness of all types of organizations. Credit not allowed for MGMT 101 if credit already earned in MGMT 301. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

315 Women in Management and Leadership 3 Analysis of women's historical and contemporary role in American management.

401 Leading People and Organizations 3 Course Prerequisite: B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 211, or MGMT 301; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business or option of Personnel Psychology & Human Resource Management; junior standing. Leadership, motivation, team building, group dynamics, interpersonal and group conflict, and job design. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

450 Personnel and Human Resources Management 3 Course Prerequisite: B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 211, or MGMT 301; MGTOP 215, PSYCH 311, STAT 212, STAT 360, or STAT 370; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, major in Economic Sci, or option of Personnel Psych & Human Resource Mgt. Policy and practice in human resource utilization, selecting, training, motivating, evaluating, and compensating employees; labor relations; EEO legislation. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

455 Recruiting and Hiring Human Capital 3 Course Prerequisite: MGMT 450 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or major in Economic Sciences, or option of Personnel Psychology & Human Resource Management.  Selection issues; methods of forecasting, planning, recruitment, selection; analysis of psychometric properties of tests; techniques for assessing reliability and validity. Typically offered Fall.

456 [M] Evaluating and Rewarding Employees 3 Course Prerequisite: MGMT 450 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or major in Economic Sciences, or option of Personnel Psychology & Human Resource Management.  Theoretical, research, and applied issues related to the compensation of employees. Typically offered Spring.

483 [M] Management of Innovation and Change 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, major in Economic Sciences, or option of Personnel Psychology & Human Resource Management; junior standing.  Analysis of innovation and change theories in organizations; managing innovation in networks and teams; technology, structure, culture, and environment.

485 [M] Negotiation Skills 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or major in Economic Sciences, or option of Personnel Psychology & Human Resource Management, or to the Professional Sales Certificate Program; junior standing.  Bargaining skills across a broad range of business settings; experiential work. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

487 Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, major in Economic Sciences, or option of Personnel Psychology & Human Resource Management; junior standing.  The nature and sources of individual and corporate ethical responsibilities in the business context and ways of addressing conflicting responsibilities. Typically offered Fall.

491 [CAPS] Strategic Management 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325; I BUS 380; MGTOP 340; MIS 250; MKTG 360; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business; senior standing.  Capstone course integrating diverse functional knowledge for strategy formulation, implementation and competitive advantage from the perspective of top management. Typically offered Summer Session.

491 (Effective through Summer 2021) [CAPS] Strategic Management 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325; MGMT 301; MGTOP 340; MIS 250; MKTG 360; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business; senior standing.  Capstone course integrating diverse functional knowledge for strategy formulation, implementation and competitive advantage from the perspective of top management. Typically offered Summer Session.

496 Special Topics 3 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or option of Personnel Psychology & Human Resource Management. 

496 (Effective through Summer 2022) Seminar 3 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or option of Personnel Psychology & Human Resource Management. 

498 Internship V 2-15 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 15 hours. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Cooperative educational internship with a business, government or non-profit organization. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.

585 Advanced Negotiation Skills 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Accounting program, MBA program, Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program, or Business Ph.D. programs. Bargaining skills in multi-stakeholder settings; experiential work. Typically offered Summer Session.

587 Professional Ethics and Practice in Business 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Ethical issues faced by businesses in the current environment; traditional sources for discerning professional and ethical practices. Typically offered Fall.

589 Seminar in Management 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Special topics in management, organization behavior, organization theory, human resource management and strategic management. Typically offered Summer Session.

590 Strategy Formulation and Organizational Design 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B_A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. Relationship between the formulation of strategy and the selection of effective organizational structures and systems. Typically offered Spring.

593 Managerial Leadership and Productivity 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program or Carson College of Business Graduate Certificate and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B_A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. Organizational behavior and human motivation in the workplace; organization and leadership theories, studies, projects and models leading to improved productivity. Typically offered Fall.

593 (Effective through Summer 2022) Managerial Leadership and Productivity 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B_A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. Organizational behavior and human motivation in the workplace; organization and leadership theories, studies, projects and models leading to improved productivity. Typically offered Fall.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.


Management And Operations (MGTOP)

Fall 2021 Spring 2022 

 

No letter-graded course offered by the Carson College of Business may be taken for a Pass, Fail (P, F) grade.


215 Business Statistics 4 (3-2) Course Prerequisite: MATH 201, 202, 106, 140, 171, 172, 220, or ALEKS score of 80%; B A 204 or 212, or concurrent enrollment. Data presentation, probability, distributions, inferences, and linear regression as applied to business and economics. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

340 Operations Management 3 Course Prerequisite: MGTOP 215, STAT 212, STAT 360, or STAT 370; MATH 202, 140, 171, 172, 182, or 220; B A 204, 205, and 206, or B A 212; junior standing. Management of operations, emphasizing production planning, inventory control, scheduling, forecasting, quality management, supply chain management, and facility layout and location. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

340 (Effective through Spring 2022) Operations Management 3 Course Prerequisite: MGTOP 215, STAT 212, STAT 360, or STAT 370; admitted major (any college); junior standing. Management of operations, emphasizing production planning, inventory control, scheduling, forecasting, quality management, supply chain management, and facility layout and location. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

452 Supply Chain Management in the Digital Age 3 Course Prerequisite: MGTOP 340. Managing and modeling commercial supply chains, emphasizing electronic commerce, purchasing, supplier selection, logistics, global distribution networks, and supply chain coordination. Typically offered Spring.

470 Business Modeling with Spreadsheets 3 Course Prerequisite: B A 204 or 212; MATH 202, 140, 171, 172, 182, or 220; junior standing. Use of advanced spreadsheet tools and Visual Basic programming to build and analyze mathematical models of business problems. Typically offered Fall.

496 Seminar 3 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

498 Internship V 2-15 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 15 hours. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Cooperative educational internship with a business, government or non-profit organization. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

519 Applied Multivariate Analysis 3 Multivariate normal distribution, principal components, factor analysis, discriminant function, cluster analysis, Hotteling's T2 and MANOVA. (Crosslisted course offered as MGTOP 519, STAT 519). Recommended preparation: STAT 443. Typically offered Fall.

540 Deterministic Business Models 3 Decision analysis, linear optimization models, nonlinear models, network analysis including PERT, and dynamic programming as applied to business.

591 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Analytical skills for decision-making; data collection and analysis, sampling, inferential, regression methodologies, experimental design, time series, forecasting analysis. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

598 Research and Professional Development 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: Admission to PhD programs in business. Ph.D.-level professional development colloquium designed to improve research, teaching, and presentation skills and to provide professional socialization. S, F grading.

600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA, Master of Accounting, or Business PhD programs. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. Typically offered Summer Session. S, F grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the Business Administration - Operations and Management Science PhD program. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. S, U grading.


Management Information Systems (MIS)

Fall 2021 Spring 2022 


171 Web Technologies and Innovation 3 Effects of web-based technologies and modern development environments on organizations. Typically offered Fall.

250 Managing Information Technology 3 Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Comprehensive overview of the role of management information systems in business, including principles and application of MIS, key issues in developing and implementing information systems, and strategic value of IT to organizations. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

271 Business Systems Development 3 Course Prerequisite: MIS 250. Top-down program design, structured development techniques, and system testing. Typically offered Fall and Summer.

322 [M] Enterprise Business Process Analysis 3 Course Prerequisite: MIS 250; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or major in Data Analytics.  The role of the systems analyst, and the application of systems analysis and design techniques in information systems development. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

325 Enterprise Business Development 3 Course Prerequisite: MIS 250; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or major in Data Analytics. Basic principles of designing and developing enterprise-level business applications. Typically offered Spring.

372 [M] Data Management 3 Course Prerequisite: MIS 250; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or major in Data Analytics.  The management of data in business environments. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

374 Information Technology Infrastructure and Security 3 Course Prerequisite: MIS 250; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or major in Data Analytics. Designing, managing, and securing corporate information technology infrastructures. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

420 Business Intelligence 3 Course Prerequisite: MIS 250; MIS 325 with a C or better; MIS 372 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or major in Data Analytics.  Fundamentals of using information systems for business intelligence and decision support. Typically offered Spring.

421 Business Intelligence Strategy 3 Course Prerequisite: MIS 250 with C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business; junior standing. The process of making strategic business decisions through the use of business intelligence, including defining business problems, managing of business intelligence assets, identifying the necessary data to answer identified problems, and interpreting business intelligence output to strategically inform decision making.

441 Global E-Commerce 3 Course Prerequisite: I BUS 380; MIS 250; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Capabilities of the Internet to support and enable global electronic commerce; effective design and implementation; managerial issues. Typically offered Fall.

448 Global IS Project Management 3 Course Prerequisite: MIS 250; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business; senior standing. Principles and techniques related to managing information systems projects in global business environments. Typically offered Spring.

498 Management Information Systems Internship V 2-15 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Cooperative educational internship with a business, government or nonprofit organization. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. Typically offered Spring and Summer. S, F grading.

574 Telecommunications and Networking in Business 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA, Master of Accounting, or Business PhD programs. Business applications of data communications, infrastructure, protocols, topologies and management, the design of wired and wireless solutions, and related research issues.

580 Information Systems Management 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B_A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. Data processing organization; operations, application development, computer selection, management of computer personnel and systems.

596 Doctoral Topics 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Course Prerequisite: Admission to PhD programs in business. Advanced topics in management information systems.


Marketing (MKTG)

Fall 2021 Spring 2022 

 

No letter-graded course offered by the Carson College of Business may be taken for a Pass, Fail (P, F) grade.


279 [COMM] Professional Persuasive Communications 3 Basic psychological principles of influence and the development of persuasive professional communication skills for career advancement and as life skills.

360 Marketing 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or junior standing. An introduction to the marketing process and the strategic managerial decisions that are made with regard to product, price, promotion, and distribution. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

360 (Effective through Fall 2021) Marketing 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or junior standing. An introduction to the marketing process and the strategic managerial decisions that are made with regard to product, price, promotion, and distribution. Credit not allowed for MGMT 101 if credit already earned in MKTG 360. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

368 Marketing Research 3 Course Prerequisite: MKTG 360; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Use of secondary and primary data to facilitate marketing managers' decision-making capabilities; applied marketing research techniques including focus groups, surveys, experiments and statistical analyses; preparation of marketing research reports. Typically offered Spring.

379 Professional Sales 3 Theory, principles, and practices of professional sales with special attention to the business-to-business market. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

407 Consumer Behavior 3 Course Prerequisite: MKTG 360; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or major in Economic Sciences. Investigation of social processes affecting consumer decision-making and behavior; models of consumer behavior are covered, as are the psychological phenomena of learning, motivation, and attitude development, and the sociological influences of social class, reference groups and culture. Typically offered Fall.

461 [M] Product Management 3 Course Prerequisite: MKTG 360; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Management of existing products and product lines, and design, development, pricing and marketing of new products in the firm.

470 Retail Management 3 Course Prerequisite: MKTG 360; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or major in Economic Sciences. Retailing system; organization, merchandising models, pricing, promotion, location, and control procedures; management decision processes.

477 Integrated Marketing Communications 3 Course Prerequisite: MKTG 360; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or major in Economic Sciences. An overview of the managerial approaches and theoretical perspectives relevant to planning, implementing, and evaluating integrated marketing communications strategies.

478 [M] Sales Management 3 Course Prerequisite: MKTG 360. Sales management strategies and plans to achieve a firm's marketing objectives, including the hiring, firing, training, motivation, compensation, deployment, and evaluation of sales personnel. Typically offered Fall.

479 Advanced Professional Sales 3 Course Prerequisite: MKTG 379. Advanced theory and principles of professional sales with special attention to the business-to-business market and an emphasis on the application of theory and principles to selling skills.

480 Business to Business Marketing 3 Course Prerequisite: MKTG 360; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or Professional Sales certificate. Marketing strategies for creating customer and firm value in business-to-business markets. Typically offered Spring.

495 [M] Marketing Management 3 Course Prerequisite: MKTG 360; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business; senior standing. Integrative marketing capstone course; the evaluation and design of marketing strategy; covers industry, competitor, and customer analysis with the goal of recommending and implementing an appropriate marketing strategy. Recommended preparation: MKTG 368 and 407. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

496 Special Topics V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: MKTG 360; by department permission. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

498 Marketing Internship V 2-15 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 15 hours. Course Prerequisite: MKTG 360; by department permission. Cooperative educational internship with a business, government or nonprofit organization. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: MKTG 360; by department permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

505 Survey of Marketing 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA, Master of Accounting, or Business PhD programs. Marketing management; relevance of marketing to company profitability and consumer satisfaction; decision regarding price, product, promotion, and distribution.

506 Marketing Strategy 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B_A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. Marketing analyses needed to recommend and implement a marketing strategy. Includes coverage of industry, competitor, and customer analysis as well as decision factors related to segmentation, positioning, and the marketing mix. Typically offered Spring.

565 Seminar in Marketing 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Marketing structure and behavior from economic and behavioral perspectives; social evaluation and behavioral implications of marketing strategy. Typically offered Fall.

600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA, Master of Accounting, or Business PhD programs. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. S, F grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. S, U grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the Business Administration - Marketing PhD program. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. S, U grading.

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