Management isn’t only a profession, it’s an art. Those who succeed in this field hone their craft by continuously learning and improving their management skills and leadership abilities. If you interested in a career helping to lead organizations to success, majoring in management is a great place to start.
WSU’s management major—available completely online—offers a well-rounded curriculum designed to teach you the skills and practical knowledge you need to launch or advance a career as a professional manager, how to motivate and lead people, anticipate change and improve the planning, structure and operation of organizations.
What you’ll learn as a WSU management major is applicable to business of all sizes and types. These businesses require managers that are problem solvers, have a global perspective, and can help guide business decisions that impact financial wellbeing. Successful managers are expert communicators, planners and strategic thinkers, with the ability to recognize and prioritize critical tasks for both themselves and those they supervise.
- WSU’s Carson College of Business is among only 2% of business programs worldwide whose programs are fully accredited by AACSB International (the world’s foremost business accreditation) at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.
- Learn from management faculty ranked among the top 20 for published research output.
- WSU’s internationally-recognized management professors form close relationships with students, bring current research into courses, and provide career guidance.
- Choose between two tracks, Innovation and Change or Human Resource Management, to gain additional marketable skills.
The Carson College of Business offers its upper division courses in a 7-week format. Several required upper division courses are offered only once per year. Students will be required to take some courses during the summer.
The 7-week sessions allow students to complete two or four 7-week courses during a traditional 16-week semester and can be taken concurrently with 16-week non-business courses. The 7-week courses are accelerated and require about 15-20 hours of work per week but allow for a more flexible schedule suited for working students. The current 7-week management major course rotation schedule is provided below in the Program of Study under Management Core Requirements and Course Rotation Schedule.
Program of Study
All courses are available online
All WSU undergraduates must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits of which 40 credits must be at the 300 – 400 level. Students must also complete the University Common Requirements (UCORE). These can generally be satisfied with a direct transfer degree. For a list of direct-transfer agreements, visit WSU’s Transferring an Associate Degree web page.
Students must also complete the College of Business graduation requirements and the program requirements of the degree.
A student must meet the following minimum requirements to be eligible to apply for a Carson College of Business major:
- Complete the following courses with a grade of C or higher:
- B A 100 – Introduction to Business
- HBM 101 – Professional Development
- B A 102 – Exploring Careers in Business
- MATH 201 – Mathematics for Business & Economics (MATH 202 or ALEKS score of 80% or higher is an acceptable substitute. MATH 106 or MATH 140 will be accepted as alternatives to MATH 201 for transfer students.)
- ECONS 101 – Microeconomics OR ECONS 102 – Macroeconomics
- Complete the Carson Career Amplifier Program Year 1
- Have a WSU cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 and not be on academic probation
- Complete at least 27 credit hours
Students must apply to be admitted to the major during the term they anticipate completing the above requirements.
The Carson Career Amplifier Program is a co-curricular program that complements what students are learning in the classroom. Students will develop professional skills through engaging, hands-on experiences.
|7-WEEK COURSES: Offered on a Rotation Schedule, and Require that Students are Admitted to the Major||Spring Session 1|
(Jan. – Feb.)
|Spring Session 2|
(March – May)
|Summer Session 1|
(May – June)
|Summer Session 2|
(June – Aug.)
|Fall Session 1|
(Aug. – Oct.)
|Fall Session 1
(Aug. – Oct.)
|MGMT 401 – Leading People and Organizations||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|MGMT 485 [M] – Negotiation Skills||No||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|MGTOP 470 – Business Modeling with Spreadsheets||No||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|MGMT 450 – Personnel and Human Resources Management (Human Resource Management Track)||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|MGMT 455 [M] – Recruiting and Hiring Human Capital (Human Resource Management Track)||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|MGMT 456 [M] – Evaluating and Rewarding Employees (Human Resource Management Track)||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|MGMT 483 [M] – Management of Innovation and Change (Innovation and Change Track)||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Innovation and Change Track Elective|
ENTRP 489 – Entrepreneurial Management (Offered Spring 2 only)
MIS 441 - Global E-Commerce (Offered Summer 1 only)
The course rotation schedule is provided for planning purposes. New students should refer to their personal planning worksheet created by their Global Campus Academic Advisor for initial planning. Once admitted to the major, students should refer to their Academic Progress Report in myWSU to track their academic progress.
- *6 credits of additional social sciences or humanities coursework: ANTH, ASIA, CES, CRM_J, DTC, ECONS, ENGLISH, FINE_ART, HISTORY, HUMANITY, PHIL, PSYCH, SOC, H_D, POL_S, and WOMEN_ST
- One of the following Communication courses:
- COM 102 [COMM] – Public Speaking in the Digital Age
- H_D 205 [COMM] – Developing Effective Communication and Life Skills
- 3 credits Written Communications: ENGLISH 402 [WRTG] [M] – Technical and Professional Writing OR ENGLISH 403
- 2.5 cumulative grade point average in all business courses
- Nine upper division (300- and 400-level) courses must be taken at WSU
- 6 credits International Experience Requirement: A variety of options exists to fulfill this requirement, including study abroad, international internships, and approved coursework.
*Cannot be used for any other requirement
Note: Students who have already completed a business degree through WSU may not return to complete a second business major.
Please review the online WSU Catalog for additional information about specific degree requirements.