Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in Management: General Business Option

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In the General Business Option, you’ll get a strong background in business administration. You’ll also get an introduction to general business with courses in business communications and human resource management. In addition, you’ll choose from a variety of electives that cover topics such as management, entrepreneurship, international business, human resources, finance, accounting and more.

For program admissions requirements, please see Undergraduate Business Advising.

Curriculum & Requirements

Management with General Business Option, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BAB)

Students interested in learning about management should consider the Management major. Within this major students can follow three options: General Business Option, Human Resource Management Option or the Supply Chain Management Major.

Students interested in learning the basic theory and principles of business 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.

Students must be formally admitted to the Business Undergraduate Program or officially declared as a minor before enrolling in business classes in the major. See Business Administration Course Enrollment Policies for more information.

Courses taken for the General Business Option beyond the required Business Administration Core are not counted double toward the Finance, Marketing, Operations Management Option or Human Resource Option majors.

Notes:

  • formal admission to the BAB program is required;
  • ECON 200 and ECON 201 are considered supporting courses and may be used to fulfill BACRs as well as requirements for the Business Administration degree; however, these courses are not counted twice toward the total of 180 credits for graduation.

Grade Requirements for Graduation

  • a minimum grade ≥C in each course required for the major;
  • a minimum GPA ≥2.5 for all upper division Business Administration core courses as well as required and elective courses taken to fulfill requirements for the major area.
Required Business Administration Core
Lower Division Courses
ACCT 251PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING5
ACCT 252PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING4
ACCT 261BUSINESS LAW4
DSCI 245BUSINESS STATISTICS 14
ECON 200INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS 5
ECON 201INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS 5
ENGL 201COLLEGE COMPOSITION: ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION5
MATH 142PRECALCULUS MATH II5
or MATH 161 CALCULUS I
or MATH 200 FINITE MATHEMATICS
MISC 311INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS4
Upper Division Courses
DSCI 346BUSINESS STATISTICS 24
FINC 335FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT4
MGMT 326ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR4
MGMT 423BUSINESS AND SOCIETY4
MKTG 310PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING4
OPSM 330OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT4
Required General Business Courses
HUMR 328HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT4
Electives–choose approved, related electives in consultation with your faculty advisor.20
Required Senior Capstone
MGMT 490DEPARTMENT SENIOR CAPSTONE4
Total Credits93

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn a BAB in Management with General Business from EWU should be able to do the following:​

  • demonstrate judgment, communication skill and quantitative techniques necessary to solve typical business problems;
  • explain key business concepts in each of the business functions, such as the 4 P’s of marketing, motivation theories, time-value of money and financial statements;
  • gather, prepare and analyze information necessary to make rational business decisions;
  • know the purpose and responsibilities of each business function: accounting, finance, human resource management, operations and marketing;
  • know the vocabulary of the business disciplines.