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Business Administration

The Carson College of Business

We are excited that you’re interested in taking the next step in your educational journey with Washington State University Everett! There are many reasons to complete your bachelor’s degree; financial and personal. Higher education is the surest path to both opportunity and earning power. A bachelor’s degree provides not only the hard skills necessary in the job market, but also critical thinking skills, a path to individual and personal growth and the chance to give back to your community.

With a business administration major, you’ll learn how to apply critical concepts in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, management and marketing to solve business problems. You’ll have the flexibility to increase your value to employers by using your electives to acquire a technical skill area or certificate.

If you are a non-business major, you can earn a minor in business administration by completing 18 hours of coursework with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50.

The Carson College of Business is among the two percent of business administration schools worldwide to achieve accreditation at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which is the most respected business program accrediting entity.

Program Advisor

Lisa Hunter
509-335-8729
hunterl@wsu.edu

Financial Support

The Carson College of Business awarded its students over $800,000 during the 2019-2020 academic year. College scholarships can range from $500 to $5,000 per recipient per year, and students are eligible to receive more than one scholarship.

Scholarships can be an important part of paying for your college degree. The most important thing you can do is submit the WSU General Scholarship Application every year by January 31.

Prerequisites

Business administration at Everett is a degree completion program. Students should complete the majority of the WSU general education (UCORE) requirements before enrolling. We recommend pursuing one of Washington’s transferable associate’s degrees; these degrees will fulfill most of WSU’s UCORE requirements and usually will confer junior standing upon enrollment at WSU Everett.

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS LOWER-DIVISION COURSES
The Carson College of Business requires all business majors to take certain prerequisite courses before accessing many 300-400 level classes. Some can be taken after enrolling at WSU Everett, but it will save a lot of time if you take the pre-business courses before you transfer. Check out the WSU Catalog for major requirements.

  • ACCTG 338 Cost Accounting

  • FIN 425 Advanced Financial Management

  • MNGMT 401 Leadership Skills for Managers

  • MKTG 495 Marketing Management

  • One Business or Economics elective (300- or 400-level)

  • Two Business or Economics electives (400-level)

Learn about the Carson Career Amplifier Program, an integral part of the Next Carson Coug curriculum. This co-curricular program complements what students are learning in the classroom. Students will develop professional skills through engaging, hands-on experiences. The Career Amplifier leverages opportunities available to our students from across academic departments, the Carson Center, and University-wide programs in order to provide a structured learning experience that will develop students’ career readiness.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to WSU Everett using the Transfer Student Application. – Select “WSU Everett” as your campus and the “Business Administration” as your academic interest.
  2. Updated official transcripts will be required once grades are posted for spring and summer (if you enroll in courses). Contact all previous colleges and have them send official transcripts to:

    Washington State University Everett
    Enrollment Services
    915 North Broadway
    Everett, WA 98201

  3. The academic coordinator will contact you and help you apply for certification into the Hospitality Business Management program.
  4. Pay the WSU tuition deposit, which confirms acceptance of your admission offer. NOTE: This deposit is nonrefundable; pay the deposit only after you are accepted/certified into the Business Administration program.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to WSU Everett using the Transfer Student Application. – Select “WSU Everett” as your campus and the “Business Administration” as your academic interest.
  2. Updated official transcripts will be required once grades are posted for spring and summer (if you enroll in courses). Contact all previous colleges and have them send official transcripts to:

    Washington State University Everett
    Enrollment Services
    915 North Broadway
    Everett, WA 98201

  3. The academic coordinator will contact you and help you apply for certification into the Hospitality Business Management program.
  4. Pay the WSU tuition deposit, which confirms acceptance of your admission offer. NOTE: This deposit is nonrefundable; pay the deposit only after you are accepted/certified into the Business Administration  program.