business

The business major is one of the most versatile options for careers after graduation. The program will teach you business basics such as accounting, organizational management, marketing and communications, plus you can choose to take the writing-intensive version of the curriculum. The skills acquired in business courses will be applicable to a huge array of professions, making you a valuable resource for employers.

I’m also a minor!

credits required for the Business major

students enrolled in the Business program

students per class on average in the Business program

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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Analysis and evaluation: Critically analyze and interpret information to solve problems and make decisions
  • Communication: Effectively communicate in written documents, oral presentations and interpersonal interactions
  • Ethics: Recognize and evaluate ethical issues at the individual, organizational and societal levels of analysis

Career opportunities

  • Business operations manager
  • Systems analyst/IT consultant
  • Commodity broker
  • Logistics manager
  • Market research analyst

Business minor

Students who minor in business get training in a broad range of business skills such as accounting, marketing, financial management, organizational behavior and more. If you dream of starting your own company some day, consider pairing a business minor with a complementary major.

credits required for the Business minor

Faculty

HAMID BAHARI-KASHANI

Professor, Division Chair, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8354 | baharih@wou.edu | WEST 113A

PAUL DISNEY

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8546 | disneyp@wou.edu | WEST 208

MARK ELTON

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8359 | eltonm@wou.edu | WEST 107

JAVAD FARJAMI

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8336 | farjamij@wou.edu | WEST 207A

JOHN HASBROOK

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8336 | hasbroj@wou.edu | WEST 207A

BOJAN ILIEVSKI

Associate Professor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8346 | ilievskib@wou.edu | WEST 206

WENDY KRISLEN-ADAMS

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8181 | krislenw@wou.edu | WEST 202

JOHN LEADLEY

Professor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8719 | leadlej@wou.edu | WEST 105

ANNA MAHONY

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8181 | mahonya@wou.edu | WEST 202

KEVEN MALKEWITZ

Associate Professor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8718 | malkewik@wou.edu | WEST 203

MICHAEL MARTIN

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8214 | martinm@wou.edu | WEST 210

JOHN MORRIS

NTT Instructor of Business, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8336 | morrisjl@wou.edu | WEST 207A

FREDERICK OERTHER

NTT Assistant Professor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-9296 | oertherf@wou.edu | WEST 210

ROBIN OLSEN

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8466 | olsenr@wou.edu | WEST 201

ZUBAIR RAJA

Assistant Professor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8350 | rajaz@wou.edu | WEST 110

MARTIN SCHULZ

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8336 | schulzm@wou.edu | WEST 207A

KATE SCHWARZLER

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8799 | schwarzlerk@wou.edu | WEST 102

DAVE SHAW

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8466 | shawd@wou.edu | WEST 201

JENNIFER YANG

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8799 | yangj@wou.edu | WEST 102

SEAN YODER

NTT Assistant Professor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8336 | yoders@wou.edu | WEST 207A

ZENON ZYGMONT

Professor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8244 | zygmonz@wou.edu | WEST 209

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Contact Us

Phone: 503-838-8421

Email: business@wou.edu