Academic Programs at WSU Tri-Cities Carson College of Business

Undergraduate Program

The Carson College of Business helps students develop global competencies and practical expertise in all areas of business, including supply chain management, information age organizations, electronic commerce, assurance services, and strategic cost analysis. The WSU Carson College of Business is fully accredited by the AACSB. The college’s professors are renowned experts in their fields who bring complex topics to life. AACSB Accreditation standards ensure that WSU Tri-Cities offers top-quality education in the field of business through attracting high-quality faculty and staff which allow for global recognition.


To apply for admission to WSU Tri-Cities visit more information or questions contact a WSU Tri-Cities Admissions Counselor at or 509-372-7250.

Business Degrees

Carson College of Business degrees available at WSU Tri-Cities include: Catalog description

Certification Requirements

A student must meet all of the following “certification” requirements before being admitted to the Carson College of Business as a business major:
  • At least 60 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Engl 101; EconS 101 and 102; Math 201 and 202; Acctg 230 and 231; B Law 210; MgtOp 215; and MIS 250, or equivalent courses at another institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better for the group.

International Learning Requirement

The Carson College of Business (CCB) at Washington State University is a world-class business school with a global focus. One of the primary goals of the CCB is to prepare students to become purposeful, innovative, versatile leaders with the skills and knowledge to succeed in the global marketplace. As part of that goal, the CCB is committed to providing its students and faculty with the opportunity to experience education abroad. In addition to learning about another culture and interacting with students from around the world, study abroad provides a person with a lifetime of memories and experiences that will shape students’ future careers.Students within the CCB must complete one of the following international learning requirements:
  1. Study abroad for a minimum of 6 credits
  2. Major or minor in a foreign language, International Business, or Global Studies
  3. Certificate with an international component (see advisor for details)
  4. Complete any TWO of the following:
    1. Education abroad for 3-5 credits
    2. International internship of at least 3 credits approved by the International Business Institute (IBUS 498)
    3. A Carson College of Business international course
    4. An approved non-business course [G, K, Tier III] with an international component.
    5. Significant international travel at the collegiate level (must be approved by the Associate Dean).
  5. Complete a minimum of one year international experience in any of the following areas: military service, Peace Corps, volunteer work with an organization, missionary work, or other approved experience. Documentation is required for approval.


For questions or program details, contact the undergraduate business advisorKristen Wilson Undergraduate Business Advisor 509-372-7614

Last Updated: March 12, 2015