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The minor in business administration is designed for students who aren't majoring in a program in the Carson College of Business and want to add business expertise to a major in another area.
Business administration is a wide-ranging field that touches virtually all parts of life, from work to home and leisure. Because business is conducted in so many settings — person-to-person, in large corporations, over the Internet — the business minor covers not only the basics of finance and accounting, but also marketing, business management, and current technology.
- Strengths of the Program
- Make internship and career connections through WSU professors as well as WSU's involved advisory boards of alumni and established professionals.
- Industry professionals and alumni are frequent guest speakers on contemporary business and economics topics.
- WSU's outstanding professors take a personal interest in students' goals and provide advice about career opportunities.
- The Carson College of Business is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a status held by only 2% of business schools worldwide.
- Featured courses
The minor in business administration helps you bring management ability and solid business principles to any field you study. A few of the courses you could take:
- Principles of Management and Organization
- Business Data Management
- Financial Management
- Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting
See the WSU Catalog for requirements and talk with your academic advisor about planning and scheduling your courses. All students must meet requirements as outlined in the catalog in order to graduate.
- Scholarships and financial aid
The College of Business and the individual departments, programs, and centers within it award hundreds of scholarships to many deserving students. Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.
A variety of state, federal, and university-sponsored programs are available to help students with educational costs.
Students should complete the Washington State University general scholarship application and the FAFSA to ensure their eligibility for the widest range of scholarships and need-based financial aid.
For information or to apply for financial aid and scholarships from WSU, see the Scholarships and Finances section of the WSU website.
Career options are broad with an education in business. Options include manager, statistical consultant, entrepreneur, human resources manager, information systems specialist, accountant, consultant, investment broker, security analyst, and market researcher. Positions are available in the private, public, nonprofit, and government sectors.
By adding a minor in business to your studies--whatever your major may be--you open up greater possibilities of making a good living doing something you enjoy.