The undergraduate business curriculum consists entirely of upper-division courses. Most students transfer to UW Bothell as juniors from local community colleges or 4-year schools. They then complete their last 90 credits at UW Bothell by taking 300-400 level business and interdisciplinary studies courses.
Core Courses are designed to provide students with a strong base of business knowledge in essential fields of study. Five 300-level courses are the foundation for advanced study and should be taken during the student's first year:
- BBUS 300 - Management of Organizations (4 credits)
- BBSKL 300 - Teamwork Skills (1 credit)
- BBUS 310 - Managerial Economics (5 credits)
- BBUS 320 - Marketing Management (5 credits)
- BBUS 340 - Operations and Project Management (5 credits)
- BBUS 350 - Business Finance (5 credits)
After completing the core business courses, students choose four or five business courses (20-25 credits) in one of six specialized concentrations, or they select advanced courses that best fit their interests and needs for a self-directed concentration. The study concentrations are as follows:
Accounting Option prepares students for careers in private, government, and non-profit and public accounting.
Finance provides advanced knowledge and skills in the critical areas of corporate finance, investment management, and management of financial institutions.
Management examines a variety of elements that determine the performance and success of organizations: individual behavior and motivation; teams and teamwork; organizational systems, structure, and design; competition and strategy; and interaction with government and other external stakeholders.
Management Information Systems provides students with technical and business skills to solve business problems in technology-based environments. Students learn to analyze and design effective information systems, successfully manage software projects, and maximize online customer experiences.
Marketing focuses on developing coordinated programs to successfully manage a company's relationship with its target customers in order to meet its strategic goals in a competitive environment.
Retail Management provides an opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge of important topics such as retail analytics, merchandise acquisition, retail marketing, supply chain management, retail operations, retail technology, and leadership.
Technology and Innovation Management emphasizes analytical frameworks and tools for effectively managing innovation throughout the firm.
The Finance, Management, and Marketing Concentrations will be offered in both day and evening classes. The Management Information Systems, Retail Management and Technology and Innovation Management Concentrations will be available in day classes only.
Capstone courses integrate learning and challenge students to analyze and resolve managerial problems, develop policies, and deal with major issues and changes affecting business in a global environment. Students generally take these two courses during the final quarters of their program.
- BBUS - 470 Business Policy and Strategic Management (5 credits)
- BBUS - 480 Global Environment of Business (5 credits)
To ensure that students have a broad-based academic background, 35 credits of upper division (300/400 level) courses are required for non-Accounting Option students. A minimum of 15 of these credits must be from non-business courses. These credits can be fulfilled through a variety of options including a Minor, internship/independent study and/or even a second concentration in Business.
For Accounting Option students, 15 credits of upper division (300/400 level) non-business general electives are required.
Independent Study & Guided Internships