Demand by individuals and companies in the local area for a business degree program led UW Bothell to establish the Business Program in 1993. Conversations with regional business leaders resulted in the goal of providing students a strong background in writing, critical thinking, teamwork, and presentation skills.
The first courses taken for the major are five core courses designed to provide students with a strong base of business knowledge in essential fields of study. Students then may choose to complete one of five concentrations (20-25 credits):
Students who want to select courses to meet their individual goals may elect four business courses instead of a concentration.
Two capstone courses complete the major requirements of 55 credits.
The Business Program emphasizes effective oral and written communication, teamwork in a diverse workforce, entrepreneurial management in high-tech companies, and skills for working in the global business environment. For students already employed in business, the program strengthens and refines critical skills and increases knowledge of the principles and techniques of sound business practice. For those seeking employment, the program offers a foundation for new careers in the rapidly changing regional and international economy.
The mission of the Business Program at the UW Bothell is to transform the lives of students and enhance the vitality of the community by providing an exceptional education in a collaborative learning environment characterized by innovative teaching and research in business administration. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Business is fully accredited by AACSB-The International Association for Management Education.
Business Program Office
UW1, Room 381
Steven Holland, Ph.D., 1983
Michigan State University; economics and finance
P.V. Sundar Balakrishnan, Ph.D., 1988, University of Pennsylvania; marketing
Karen Brown, Ph.D., 1983, University of Washington; operations management, new product development and project management
James Burton, Ph.D., 2001, University of Washington; human resource management and organizational behavior
Paul Collins, Ph.D., 1986, Rutgers University; technology and innovation management and organization and management theory
Walter Freytag, Ph.D., 1981, Pennsylvania State University; industrial and organizational psychology
Juan Camilo Gomez, Ph.D., 2003, University of Minnesota; economics
Timothy Hargrave, Ph.D., 2005, University of Minnesota; organizational management
Manuela Hoehn-Weiss, D.B.A., 2006. Boston University; strategic management
Ufuk Ince, Ph.D., 2000, Georgia State University; finance
Patricia Kelley, D.B.A., 1988, Boston University, Graduate School of Management; management policy
Sandeep Krishnamurthy, Ph.D., 1996, University of Arizona; marketing
Kevin Laverty, Ph.D., 1993, University of California, Los Angeles; business policy and organizational studies
Alan Leong, M.S.E., 1997, University of Washington; process management
Yuanfang Lin, Ph.D., 2006, Washington University in St. Louis; marketing
Jim Miller, Ph.D., 1992, Purdue University; finance
Peter Nye, Ph.D., 1992, Duke University; marketing
Gowri Shankar, Ph.D., 1991, Syracuse University; finance
Ronald Tilden, M.B.A., 1988, University of Washington; finance
Maryel Duzan, B.A., 1983, University of Washington; entrepreneurship
Stephen Handley, M.B.A., 1969, Harvard University; entrepreneurship
James Reinnoldt, M.B.A., 1981, American Graduate School of International Management; international business and marketing
WRITING SKILLS ASSESSMENT (WSA)
Applicants to the Business Administration program are required to complete an assessment of their writing and critical thinking skills (WSA) prior to application. Information on the test, test date, and registration are on our website: www.uwb.edu/bus/ (Click on Bachelor's Degree, then Future Students.)
SUMMARY OF CREDITS:
Interdisciplinary Studies Electives
Required Business Core
Concentrations (20-25 Credits)
1. Management (20)
2. Marketing (20)
3. Technology and Innovation Management (20)
4. Finance (20)
5. Management Information Systems (25)
6. Capstone (10 Credits)
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Electives (15 Credits)
300-400 level classes offered in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program at UWB or approved comparable upper-division transfer courses.
General Electives (15-20 Credits)
Any 300-400 level classes from business, liberal studies, computing, education and health classes offered through nursing. A second business concentration may be completed.
Minor in Business Administration
Open to all UW Students
University of Washington students from all majors may earn a minor in Business Administration at UW Bothell. Students enrolled at UW Seattle and UW Tacoma will be authorized for cross-enrollment in order to pursue the Business minor. Interested students should discuss the feasibility of completing this minor with their major program advisor and an UW Bothell Business Program advisor.
Before enrolling in the minor, prospective students must achieve a minimum grade of 2.5 in each of the following prerequisite courses:
Students will be admitted to the minor when transcripts showing satisfactory completion of all the prerequisites are provided.
Applying to the Minor
When the prerequisites have been successfully completed, students need to submit transcripts showing the required courses and a "Change of Program or Minor" form to the address below:
UW Bothell, Box 358533
18115 Campus Way NE, Room 381
Bothell, WA 98011
Students must complete all of the prerequisites and be accepted to the minor before taking any business courses at UW Bothell.
Students who have been admitted to the Business minor may request registration in UW Bothell business courses during registration Period 2 each quarter. A request needs to be sent to a UW Bothell Business Program advisor during registration.
The Business minor requires the completion of 25 credits of upper-division business courses including:
Management of Organizations/Teamwork Skills
Introduction to Marketing Management
Operations & Project Management
Business Elective at the 300-400 level
Three of the five courses in the Business minor must be completed at UW Bothell. Acceptance of transfer courses needs to be discussed with a UWB Business advisor.
Graduating with a Minor
When applying for graduation, the student's major program advisor must list any remaining minor requirements on the graduation application. Upon graduation, the minor will be indicated on the student's transcript, but it will not appear on the diploma.