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Carson College of Business Majors & Minors

Majors & Minors

Roll up your sleeves. You'll start in the classroom, then gain firsthand experience in the workplace.

Combining real-world professional experience with high quality business curriculum, the Carson College of Business builds business leaders of tomorrow. As a Carson Coug, there are three pillars that are integral to all Carson College of Business degree programs. These pillars give Carson Cougs the industry-relevant knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to thrive in today’s challenging business environment:

  • Excellent business education
  • Internships, professional development & hands-on learning experiences
  • International & global perspective

While at WSU, you will be expected to excel in and out of the classroom. With a focus on professional development and developing a global business perspective, Carson Cougs are expected to participate in internships, become student leaders, and learn about business from a global perspective.

The Carson College offers a range of majors for the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and the Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business Management degree programs. No matter which major you choose—or which WSU campus you call home—you’ll emerge ready tackle the challenges of our ever-changing business world.

Majors Offered

Campuses Offering this Major

Everett
Global
Pullman
Tri-Cities
Vancouver
Accounting X X X
Business Administration X X
Entrepreneurship X X
Finance X X
Hospitality Business Management X X X X X
International Business X
Management X X X X X
Management Information Systems (MIS) X X X
Marketing X X X
Senior Living Management X X X X
Wine & Beverage Business Management X X

Minors Offered

Campuses Offering this Minor

Everett
Global
Pullman
Tri-Cities
Vancouver
Business Administration
(Available to non-Business majors only. Students receiving this minor cannot receive any other business minors in this table)
X X X X X
Entrepreneurship * X X
Event Management X X X X X
Hospitality Business Management ** X X X X X
Human Resource Management * X X X X
Senior Living Management X X X X  
Wine & Beverage Business Management *** X X X

 

* These minors are only available to students whose major is outside the Carson College and students majoring in HBM or WBBM

** These minors are only available to students whose major is outside the Carson College and students majoring in Accounting, BA, Entrepreneurship, Finance, IBUS, Management, Marketing, and MIS

*** This minor is not available to WBBM majors

Certificates Offered

Campuses Offering this Certificate

Everett
Global
Pullman
Tri-Cities
Vancouver
Behavior Business Research X
Global Leadership Certificate X X X
Professional Sales X X
Sustainable Organizational Leadership X

DOUBLE MAJOR

Students can choose to complete two majors within the business administration degree program. Declaring a double major will require you to complete at least 15 additional credits. Those credits must be from courses that are:

 

  • Specifically required for your second major, and
  • Different from those used to satisfy requirements for your first major.

 

Schedule a time to meet with your business advisor if you wish to declare a second business major.

CONTACT AN ADVISOR

Not a Business major but want a business background?

Students pursuing a major outside the Carson College of Business can also get a second degree in any of the majors listed above.  This is called getting a double degree, you get a degree in your current major and a business degree in one of the majors listed above.  Getting a double degree requires an additional 30 credits of coursework.  If you wish to pursue a double degree, schedule a time to meet with a business advisor to explore this option and learn more about the requirements.

 

Students outside the Carson College can also pursue any of the minors listed above.  Schedule a time to meet with a business advisor if you wish to declare a business minor.

CONTACT AN ADVISOR