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Summer: April 24, 2020
Fall: July 24, 2020

Class Begins

May 11, 2020 (Summer)
Aug. 24, 2020 (Fall)

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Arts
in Business Administration

WSU College

Carson College of Business

Manage. Lead. Succeed.

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.

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WSU Global Campus Management.

Why Major in Management?

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

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 Management Program Strengths

  • 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.

Program of Study

All courses are available online

University Requirements

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.

Certification Requirements

30 semester credits

To be eligible to certify as a business major, students must meet the minimum requirements as indicated below.

  • Complete the following certification courses with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher:
    • ACCTG 230, 231 – Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting
    • B_LAW 210 – Law and the Legal Environment
    • MGTOP 215 – Business Statistics
    • ECONS 101 [SSCI], ECONS 102 [SSCI] – Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (prerequisite Math 099 or 101 with a grade of C or better)
    • ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] – College Composition
    • MATH 201, MATH 202 [QUAN] – Mathematics for Business and Economics and Calculus for Business and Economics
      MATH 171 [QUAN], MATH 172 – Calculus I and Calculus II
    • MIS 250 – Managing Information Technology
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
  • Have earned at least 60 semester credit hours

Business Core Requirements

18 semester credits

  • FIN 325 – Introduction to Financial Management
  • IBUS 380 – International Business
  • MGMT 301 – Principles of Management and Organization
  • MGTOP 340 – Operations Management
  • MKTG 360 – Marketing
  • MGMT 491 [CAPS] – Strategic Management
    ENTRP 492 [CAPS] – Small Business Strategy and Planning

Innovation and Change Track

21 semester credits

  • Required courses (12 credits)
    • MGMT 401 [M] – Leading people and Organizations
    • MGMT 487 – Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
    • MGMT 483 [M] – Management of Innovation and Change
    • ENTRP 489 – Entrepreneurial Management
  • One course from the following: (3 credits)
    • MIS 420 – Business Intelligence
    • MIS 441 – Global E-Commerce
  • Two courses from the following: (6 credits)
    • Any 300 or 400 level College of Business course

Human Resource Management Track

21 semester credits

  • Required courses (15 credits)
    • MGMT 401 [M] – Leading People and Organizations
    • MGMT 487 – Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
    • MGMT 450 – Personnel and Human Resources Management
    • MGMT 456 [M] – Evaluating and Rewarding Employees
    • MGMT 455 – Recruiting and Hiring Human Capital
  • Two courses from the following: (6 credits)
    • Any 300 or 400 level College of Business course

College of Business Graduation Requirements

  • 3 credits of Written Communications: ENGLISH 402 or 403
  • 3 credits of Political Science (POL_S)
  • 3 credits of Sociology (SOC) or Psychology (PSYCH)
  • 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
  • 2.5 cumulative grade point average in all business courses

International Experience Requirement

Unlike online management degree programs at other institutions, the Carson College of Business has a six-credit international experience requirement to help students develop the skills to succeed in the global marketplace. A variety of options exists to fulfill this requirement, including study abroad, international internships, and approved coursework.

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.

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