Mar 02, 2024
Candidates for a bachelor of science degree in the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics (GSBE) must satisfy the following requirements:
John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics Requirements
The program of study within the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics is designed to assist the students from admission to career placement. All degree programs within the Goddard School follow the same general pattern which is composed of six required elements: Liberal Support Curriculum, Business Foundations, Admission and Major Declaration, Cross-Functional Core, Functional Core, and Major Discipline.
Liberal Support Curriculum
The Liberal Support Curriculum consists of courses outside the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics which provide critical skills and information useful to all business students. Students should complete the Liberal Support Curriculum as soon as possible because the knowledge attained in these courses will be used throughout the business curriculum. The specific courses in the Liberal Support Curriculum are:
Liberal Support Curriculum (10 to 14 credit hours)
ENGL 2010 and MATH 1050 must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher and may not be taken on a CR/NC basis.
Courses required in the Liberal Support Curriculum for GSBE majors may be used to satisfy specific university and general education requirements.
MATH 1050 is, in addition to being a specific requirement in the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics, a prerequisite for ECON 2010, QUAN 2400, and QUAN 2600. Students seeking a degree within the Goddard School of Business & Economics should plan to take the necessary mathematics courses as early as possible in their program of study.
The Business Foundations Curriculum provides the base for all business and economic degree programs and should be completed early in the student’s academic studies. To satisfy the Business Foundations requirement, courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or higher. However, admittance to the Goddard School requires a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for the five Business Foundation courses.
Business Foundations Curriculum (13 credit hours)
* IST TE2010 and an Information Literacy course will satisfy the WSU computer and information literacy (CIL) requirement. Information Literacy courses include: BSAD 2704 (strongly suggested for GSBE majors) or NTM 1504 or LIBS 1704.
Admission and Major Declaration
See the Admissions and Advisement sections in the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics for additional information. The following assessment course is required for all students intending to pursue a major, minor, certificate or emphasis in Business and Economics in the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics:
Students should register for this course concurrent with (same semester as) or after their last required Business Foundations Course.
Each major discipline within the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics (GSBE) designates different course work. Consult the Degrees/Programs listing for the Major course work required in Accounting, Business Administration [emphases in Finance, Management (with Human Resource Management track), Marketing, and Supply Chain Management], Information Systems & Technologies, and Economics. Generally, students should begin taking courses within their major area before completing all of the courses in the Cross-Functional and Functional Cores. Department planning guides will assist students in course sequencing.
The Cross-Functional Core provides the competencies needed to analyze problems and interact with individuals from different units of an organization. The focus of the Cross-Functional Core is based upon analysis, problem solving, communication and planning. Specific classes within the Cross-Functional Core are:
Cross-Functional Core Curriculum (19 credit hours)
*BSAD 4780 should be taken near the conclusion of the program of study.
And one of the following International courses:
Students will continue taking courses in this area throughout their undergraduate program. Many of the courses in the Cross-Functional Core are prerequisites for other classes. Keeping this in mind and using department planning guides will assist students in selecting courses.
The Functional Core exposes students to the traditional functional areas of business. Courses within the Functional Core include:
Functional Core Curriculum (15 credit hours)
Everyone working in business needs a knowledge of these areas. Students should take course work within the Functional Core as they are completing the courses within the Major Discipline. Many of the courses in the Functional Core are prerequisites for other classes. Keeping this in mind and using department planning guides will assist students in course sequencing.