The Carson College at WSU graduates more business majors than any other university in the Pacific Northwest. The Next Carson Coug is the blueprint for transforming the way we educate these students, and for offering the best program in the Pacific Northwest. It’s our promise to complement our historic strengths—technical skills, a work ethic, and a spirit of community with roots in the WSU mission—with a new focus on the professional skills needed to be competitive in tomorrow’s business world.
Carson Cougs are known around the Pacific Northwest for their business knowledge and skills, and for their ability to add value to organizations and communities. Proposed to begin in fall 2019, The Next Carson Coug will produce graduates who hit the ground running in their careers.
By Graduation Every Carson Coug Will Have Achieved Six Learning Goals:
- Act ethically and professionally;
- Make theory-based and data-driven decisions;
- Identify, assess, and initiate opportunities to create value;
- Gain a global business perspective and be sensitive to and respectful of cultural differences;
- Communicate clearly and persuasively, both orally and in writing; and
- Lead a team and act as an effective team member.
The Carson College of Business Difference
The Next Carson Coug positions the Carson College to become the first choice for students seeking a business education from a Pacific Northwest university.
- New freshman course requirements help students select a major, learn about a variety of business activities and opportunities to see if studying business is right for them
- Students will officially major in business at the end of their freshman year instead of their sophomore year;
- New required sophomore courses that introduce students to each of the six learning goals that support learning and practice of essential skills;
- Capping class sizes to reduce teaching via lectures, increasing learning through activities and experience, and fostering student-instructor and student-student interaction;
- Specialized learning milestones that will engage students in new experiences and challenge them in new and exciting ways;
- Required program on professional development experiences and high-impact practices, such as networking or internships, to round out social skills and help students make well-reasoned decisions about their careers.