UW Bothell Expands Undergraduate Business Offerings

Tuesday, March 2, 2010
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BOTHELL, Wash. - The University of Washington Bothell is currently accepting applications for a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Administration with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Finance, and, International Business at its Bellevue-based Eastside Leadership Center (ELC).  Says Chancellor Kenyon S. Chan, "This new addition is in line with our tradition of providing access to excellence in higher education. Students will now have another venue to pursue this highly sought-after degree and will benefit greatly from its unique offerings and extraordinary faculty."

The BA in Business Administration at the ELC is built on a cohort model- students work with the same tight-knit group throughout their education.  Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday evenings for the convenience of working professionals on the Eastside and from Seattle.  Students will benefit from the high-tech classrooms, student lounges, conference room and faculty offices in a wooded location right off the 148th Ave exit on SR-520.  Parking is free and the ELC is easily accessible via public transportation. 

The UW Bothell BA in Business Administration focuses on providing students an academically rigorous education while preparing them for the complex challenges faced by local businesses.  Students consult for local businesses and prepare business plans for their own companies.  International business students aim to succeed in a global environment. A mentorship program is expected to guide students with their career plans.

"We are delighted to be able to offer these exciting new opportunities to students who are working or residing in Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, and surrounding communities.  Our goal is to create signature programs that truly add value to lives of students." says Walter Freytag, Associate Director of the Business Program.

The BA in Business Administration at the ELC is a self-sustaining degree completion program of the University of Washington (one of two such offerings from UW Bothell; the other being the Master of Science in Computing and Software Systems). It was created in conjunction with UW Educational Outreach in response to student/community demand as an alternative for those seeking a UW Bothell Business education. Courses are offered at $345 per credit for resident-status and $667 for non-resident status.

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About UW Educational Outreach: UW Educational Outreach is the professional and continuing education unit of the University of Washington. Helping the schools, colleges, and departments to administer evening master's degrees, certificate programs, distance and online learning, international outreach and English language programs, and more, UWEO is one of the largest and most highly regarded continuing and professional education programs in the U.S. In addition to the BA in Business Administration at Bellevue, UWEO helps to administer five baccalaureate evening degree completion programs at the Seattle campus. For more info, visit

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. UW Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operation during the 2009-10 academic year with the opening of student housing, an access ramp connecting the campus to SR522, and new degrees including a Master of Computing and Software Systems (MSCSS), and a Leadership Master of Business Administration (L-MBA) at an offsite location in Bellevue, WA.