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WSU Everett offers new degree in Business Administration

EVERETT, Wash. – Jan. 10, 2020 – Washington State University Everett will launch a new Business Administration bachelor’s degree program this fall. Students may apply now at and are encouraged to apply by the Jan. 31 priority deadline for WSU scholarships.

“The bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the WSU Carson College of Business is an incredibly strong tool to propel a student’s career in a diverse set of industries that are growing locally,” WSU Everett Chancellor Paul Pitre said. “Current students have been adapting impressively today so they are prepared for a career now and when we are beyond this pandemic. Today is the day to earn credentials that have proven to increase annual earnings and better protect careers during a recession.”

Employment and wage outcomes during the Great Recession consistently improved with each level of educational attainment. In 2019, weekly salaries for those with an associate’s degree were 19% higher than they were for those with only a high school diploma. Salaries were 67% higher for those with a bachelor’s degree. History is repeating itself. According to the Federal Reserve, 39% of those employed in February from households earning under $40,000 suffered a job loss in March while 63% of workers with at least a bachelor’s degree worked entirely from home.

“Offering the business administration bachelor’s degree on the WSU Everett campus moves the Carson College closer to our goal of becoming the first choice for undergraduate business education in the Pacific Northwest,” said Chip Hunter, college dean. “The Next Carson Coug undergraduate curriculum ensures students graduate with key skills in communication, teamwork, professionalism, ethics and career management that employers value.”

Business Administration becomes the eighth bachelor’s degree program in WSU Everett’s fleet. Others are Data Analytics, Electrical Engineering, Hospitality Business Management, Integrated Strategic Communication, Mechanical Engineering, Organic and Sustainable Agriculture, and Software Engineering. 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, which is the most respected business program accrediting entity.

“A key asset of our Everett campus is that students from all programs collaborate so frequently in group projects, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. It often inspires students to earn a minor in another program or double major,” Pitre said. “Adding a popular, contemporary and innovative bachelor’s degree program in Business Administration makes all our graduates more career ready and attractive to local employers.”

All WSU Everett bachelor’s degree programs are designed for transfer students, but even students currently at a community college or participating in Running Start or College in the High School are eligible to dual-enroll at WSU Everett, and programs are accessible to those who have some college experience but have not completed their degree. Contact WSU Everett admissions staff at or 425-405-1600 for individual advising.

The Business Administration bachelor’s degree is the most enrolled business program across the Washington State University system. Now it is available to students who want or need to stay closer to home in Everett.