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Business Major Requirements and Electives
In order to graduate from EWU with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, you will need to complete the classes listed on the Business Administration Core flowchart as well as those from at least one of our major flowcharts. Please use the charts below as a reference.
Business Administration Core - (Required for all Business Majors)
Accounting provides a foundation for general business administration careers with a focus on developing and communicating financial information to support decision-making. Career options include public, industrial, governmental, not-for-profit and institutional accounting.
Management Information Systems prepares students to design, implement, and manage business information systems. This major provides background in programming language, software for mainframe and microcomputers, database systems and systems analysis and design.
NOTE: Courses taken for the Business Administration Core, the (Business) Economics major, the Finance major, the General Business Option, the Human Resources Management Option, the Operations Management Option, and the Marketing major can not be counted towards more of the following majors or options:
Business/Economics (AVAILABLE FOR DECLARATION UNTIL FALL 2014) deals with factors influencing employment, inflation and business cycles as well as those determining wages, profits, and interest rates. Careers for professional economists include fields such as law, politics, education, business and government.
Finance prepares students for financial management careers in business, banking, insurance and securities industries - the very heart of business enterprise. Financial professionals work within businesses, with financial institutions and securities markets to meet the needs of business, investors, and consumers.
General Business Option: Students interested in learning the basic theory and principles of management that are crucial to effective organizational performance and communication across business disciplines should consider the General Business option. The student has the opportunity to study management as applied to specific areas, including marketing, finance, operations management and management information systems.
Human Resource Management Option: The Human Resource Management option focuses on tools, techniques and methods used to maximize satisfaction for both the employer and employee. This option applies human resource management and general management theories to the actual management of the human resources of the organization. Topics covered include equal opportunities, safety and health, compensation, training and development, performance appraisal, motivation and job satisfaction and retirement.
Operations Management Option: The Operations Management option is for students interested in the daily management activities of an organization. It prepares students with techniques and objectives to help service oriented and/or manufacturing oriented organizations achieve their objectives. Topics that are covered include productivity measures, demand forecasting, location analysis, layout analysis, process choice, scheduling, quality management and supply chain management.
Marketing deals with market research, product planning, pricing decisions, advertising, sales promotion and sales management. Marketing professionals occupy strategic territory between a firm and its external environment. The marketing program opens dynamic career possibilities in a broad spectrum of industries and services.