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Business Administration—General Business Concentration, BA
Business Administration—General Business Concentration, BA

Business Administration—General Business Concentration, BA

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  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Applicants are responsible for requesting official credentials/transcripts from the appropriate institutions as defined below. A transcript is considered official if is sent directly from the institution of origin or the Ministry of Education to the Office of Admissions. Please do not mail your own transcripts. They cannot be accepted, even in a sealed envelope.

First-Year applicants must submit:

  • Official secondary school credentials with certified English translations when necessary

Transfer and Post-baccalaureate applicants must submit:

  • Official credentials from all postsecondary institutions attended, even if you do not expect to transfer credit. Only transcripts issued within the last year will be accepted.

  • Transfer applicants with fewer than 45 transferable quarter (30 semester) credits must also submit official secondary school credentials with certified English translations when necessary

English Requirements

  • TOEFL: Minimum Score: 79 (iBT) or 550 (paper-based).

  • IELTS: Minimum Score: 6.5

  • Duolingo: The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken in under an hour for $49. The test requires a computer with a camera, audio and reliable internet. Results are sent within 48 hours and shared with the schools you select for free. Score: 105 or higher

  • Grades: Earn at least a "B" or 3.0 in two college-level English composition courses at a U.S. college/university. Students with these grades are NOT required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Course Information

Western’s Business Administration program combines academic excellence, business best practices, entrepreneurial vision, and a faculty of experts who will help you shape the skills you need to advance your career.

Business Administration is a wide field that incorporates numerous management positions. From major corporations to independent businesses, every operation needs skilled administrators to succeed. A bachelors in business administration gives you the tools to fill leadership roles in business and the community. All students earning a bachelors degree in Business Administration develop significant understanding of management information systems and computing.

Western's bachelors in Business Administration - General Business Concentration allows you to customize your business courses to suit your own business education goals. Rather than concentrating in a specific business discipline such as Finance or Marketing, you may choose to create your own General Business Concentration with the help of faculty advisors.

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Foundation Courses

ACCT 240 - Financial Accounting Credits: 4

ACCT 245 - Managerial Accounting Credits: 4

DSCI 205 - Business Statistics Credits: 4

ECON 206 - Introduction to Microeconomics Credits: 4

ECON 207 - Introduction to Macroeconomics Credits: 4

MATH 157 - Calculus With Applications to Business and Economics Credits: 4

 MGMT 271 - Law and the Business Environment Credits: 4

MIS 220 - Introduction to Business Computer Systems Credits: 2 (or equivalent)

Core Courses

DSCI 305 - Applied Business Statistics Credits: 4

FIN 341 - Principles of Finance Credits: 4

MGMT 311 - Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior Credits: 4

MGMT 382 - Business and Its Environment Credits: 4

MIS 320 - Principles of Management Information Systems Credits: 4

MKTG 380 - Principles of Marketing Credits: 4

OPS 360 - Operations Management Credits: 4

Advanced Core

One course from:

     MGMT 492 - Entrepreneurial Problems Credits: 4

     MGMT 495 - Strategic Management Credits: 4

General Concentration Courses

28 credits of approved upper-division elective courses:

Students in the department may elect to work with their faculty advisor in designing a set of upper-division courses appropriate to their academic interests. The resulting course of study shall have prior approval of the advisor and include the following: HRM 322 or HRM 422, MGMT 313 and five additional upper-division CBE courses. Students interested in entrepreneurial management or human resource management should select the general option and inform the department of that interest. They will be advised of the preferred courses for students intending to embark upon entrepreneurial or human resource management careers or careers in small business.

Take one Communication Focus (CF) course and a minimum of three writing proficiency points in approved upper-division writing proficiency courses (WP) at WWU with a minimum grade of C-. The CF and WP courses must be taken within CBE and can be completed as part of the above required and elective courses, prior to graduation. Consult the CBE catalog for more information. Consult the Timetable of Classes for the specific course sections that fulfill the CF and WP requirements.

Accounting and Business majors must complete a minimum of 90 credits in areas other than accounting and business administration.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Project Management 

  • Event Planning 

  • Management Consulting 

  • Nonprofit Management 

  • Government 

  • Small Business

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Emergency Health Insurance: $1,188 per year

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