Business Administration

Carson College of Business

Learn how to apply critical concepts from a variety of fields to solve business problems.


  • Everett
  • Global Campus (Online)
  • Pullman
  • Tri-Cities
  • Vancouver

Degree Types:

  • Bachelor's
  • Certificate
  • Master's
  • Minor


  • Gain experience with Vancouver’s Business Growth Mentor and Analysis Program as a student consultant for small businesses and nonprofits
  • Award-winning faculty and professional advisors to guide you 
  • Career fairs that connect you with industry experts 
  • Wide variety of internship opportunities 


Accounting focuses on analyzing data to solve problems, detect fraud, maximize the value of a firm, and keep businesses running smoothly. (Vancouver | Tri-Cities | Global)

Business Administration teaches you skills from multiple disciplines. (Vancouver | Tri-Cities)

Entrepreneurship prepares you to build a successful business or implement creative solutions within an existing organization. (Vancouver)

Finance teaches you how to make successful financial decisions for a variety of businesses and organizations. (Vancouver)

Management prepares you to manage people and production functions. (Vancouver | Tri-Cities | Global | Everett)

Management Information Systems focuses on the analysis, design, development, implementation, and management of business information systems. (Vancouver | Global)

Marketing prepares you for multimedia marketing, research and analysis, branding, pricing and new-product introduction, promotion, sales, distribution, retail management, international business and e-commerce. (Vancouver | Global)


With a Business Administration degree, you can work in:  

  • Industry, public, and tax accounting
  • Tech and start-up companies 
  • Human resources and project management 
  • Client services and sales 
  • Product development
  • Marketing and branding
  • Information technology management
  • Portfolio management and financial planning
  • E-commerce and search engine optimization
  • Government and nonprofit agencies 

Transfer Students

WSU accepts credit from Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP exams, associate degrees, Running Start and more.  

You’re considered a transfer student at WSU if you’ve received college credit post-high school.  

Use our Transfer Course Search Tool to determine what courses you need to take at your current institution to transition to WSU smoothly. 

Admission to WSU and admission to your desired major are two separate processes. Contact your academic department for specific requirements and prerequisites unique to your major.   


Complete the General Scholarship Application to be eligible for 700+ WSU scholarship programs, including ones specifically for a major you’re interested in. Use our search tool to find more scholarships outside WSU.  

Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) to be considered for scholarships, grants, loans, and other forms of aid. 

Internships, Jobs, and Work-study

Find hundreds of student-friendly jobs, internships, and work-study opportunities with our WSU student job board, Handshake. You can also check with departments for internships specific to a major. 

Get advice and learn more at the Academic Success and Career Center. 

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Degree Options

Business Administration

  • Vancouver
  • Tri-Cities
  • Global Campus (Online)
  • Everett

Business Administration

  • Pullman
  • Vancouver
  • Tri-Cities
  • Everett

Human Resource Management

  • Pullman
  • Tri-Cities

General Business Administration

  • Pullman


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