Business Administration—General Business Concentration

Business Administration—General Business Concentration


Western’s Business Administration program combines academic excellence, business best practices, entrepreneurial vision, and a faculty of experts who will help you shape the skills you need to advance your career.

Master Business Essentials with Western’s Business Administration - General Business Concentration degree

Business Administration is a wide field that incorporates numerous management positions. From major corporations to independent businesses, every operation needs skilled administrators to succeed. A bachelors in business administration gives you the tools to fill leadership roles in business and the community. All students earning a bachelors degree in Business Administration develop significant understanding of management information systems and computing.

Western's bachelors in Business Administration - General Business Concentration allows you to customize your business courses to suit your own business education goals. Rather than concentrating in a specific business discipline such as Finance or Marketing, you may choose to create your own General Business Concentration with the help of faculty advisors.

Ready to show the world you mean business with a Business Administration degree?

For consideration on the Bellingham campus, please contact the Department of Management for details. Due to limited resources and capacity issues not all major restricted CBE courses will be available for Business Administration - General Business Concentration students.

The Business Administration - General Business Concentration is available to students at our Poulsbo campus.

Apply for Poulsbo Program

Locations Offered

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By maximizing partnerships with community colleges, like-minded universities and community centers throughout the Puget Sound region, Western students have access to education beyond the Bellingham campus. 

Beyond the Classroom

Most companies are looking for people with real world experience, which is why Western students receive encouragement and support in finding relevant internships. Student internships often provide valuable industry connections and can lead to a job offer after graduation. Other ways to network and gain extracurricular experience include:

  • Study Abroad: Study business at institutions around the world through Western's study abroad program.
  • International Business Club: Build networks between peers, graduates, and business professionals involved with the international community.

Careers and Graduate Studies

This program is designed for students with a variety of career goals, including opportunities with financial institutions, manufacturing and retail firms, service industries, and the public sector.

Careers in Business Administration

Careers for Business Administration majors are varied and exist in areas of finance, human resources, marketing and more. Employers of recent Western graduates include: 

  • Amazon: Area Manager and Merchant Debt Recovery Investigator
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car: Management Trainee 
  • L’Oreal: Coordinator for Clarisonic International Business Development 
  • Travelex: Assistant Sales Manager 
  • Microsoft: Event Coordinator
  • REI: Customer Service Specialists

Sample Jobs

  • Project Management 
  • Event Planning 
  • Management Consulting 
  • Nonprofit Management 
  • Government 
  • Small Business

Requirements and Course Details

To learn more about this program, including grade requirements, a course listing, how to declare the major, and more, see the Program of Study Details.