The College of Business at Central Washington University carries esteemed accreditation through the AACSB and has educated many notable businessmen and women such as Christine M. Day the CEO of Lululemon Athletica and Raymond Connor the CEO of Boeing.
The core themes for the business program are teaching and learning, inclusiveness and diversity, public service and community engagement, scholarship and creative expression, and resource development and stewardship. These skills are integrated throughout each program’s curriculum to ensure a well-rounded experience and career preparedness for all students.
The College of Business at Central Washington University has four on-campus locations in Ellensburg, Des Moines, Lynnwood, and Pierce. Bachelor’s programs include Accounting, Business Administration, and Economics. Certificates in Accounting, Personal Financial Planning, Sports Business, and Supply Chain Management can also be obtained at many locations. Accounting majors may choose to study general accounting or specialize in subjects such as Fraud/Forensic Accounting, Internal Auditing, or Management and Governmental Accounting. The Business Administration program emphasizes a cohesive learning environment between students, the real business world, and professors through hands-on learning opportunities. Concentrations for this program include Human Resource Management, Finance, Leadership and Management, Marketing Management, Leadership and Management, Marketing Management, Personal Financial Planning, and Supply Chain Management. Students earning their degree in Economics may choose General Economics, Economic and Business Forecasting, or Managerial Economics. The Economics Club connects students by encouraging them to take leadership roles while building their skill set through industry-specific research and attending professional conferences.
There are many extra-curricular activities for students to expand their learning outside of the classroom with a business mentoring program, career workshops, internship opportunities, and specialized tutoring. Within the mentoring program, students are assigned a successful professional who they work with to develop relevant job skills. Some of the activities include reviewing resumes and professional documents, shadowing, and participating in mock interviews. The College of Business also offers a unique Living Learning Community program where students who are enrolled in similar academic subject areas are placed in the same residence hall in order to facilitate stronger peer connections, both in the classroom and out. For those looking for other ways to get involved, there are a variety of business-specific clubs such as Women in Business, Central Marketing Association, Economics Club, and the Society of Human Resource Management.
CWU students can earn online bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration with specialization in either Supply Chain Management or General Business, or B.A.S. in Supply Chain Management. Online minors include Human Resource Management, Sports Business, and Supply Chain Management. All three programs are entirely online and give students the ability to work on their degree on a part-time or full-time basis. Full-time students may finish their degree in as few as five to six quarters.