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In light of COVID-19, WSU Tri-Cities resources and programs have moved online. Most resources and programs are still available virtually.

Business Administration at WSU Tri-Cities

When you earn a business administration degree from the Carson College Business at WSU Tri-Cities, you aren’t just getting a diploma. You are joining a network of professionals with the theoretical knowledge and applied skills to teach you how to put your business degree to work.

Our programs are highly ranked because of academic quality and our students are highly satisfied with their education because they receive personalized instruction from faculty who are committed to student engagement and research.

If you are working toward a bachelor’s degree you’ll find dynamic and engaging classroom and research experiences with faculty who are invested in your success. . If you are interested in pursuing an MBA, the Carson College offers highly ranked online MBA programs.


The Carson College of Business at WSU Tri-Cities values academic quality and is committed to contributing to the growth and economic vitality of the region and state. Our vision and mission are guideposts for advancement, development and engagement.

Top Business Administration School

The Carson College of Business is among the two percent of business administration schools worldwide to achieve accreditation at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which is the most respected business program accrediting entity.

Hospitality Business Programs

We are excited to offer new majors in Hospitality Business Management and Wine Business Management. Bob Harrington, Academic Director of the Carson College of Business at WSU Tri-Cities, says these programs fill critical needs in the community and “will facilitate synergistic collaborations with our signature wine science program.” Read more…

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Research Insights

Our business administration faculty members are teaching courses as well as pursuing innovative research within their specific disciplines.  Here you can find the most recent research developments, interviews and articles following our faculty’s accomplishments in their individual fields.  Recently, our Academic Director, Dr. Bob Harrington, has been featured in several publications including the Spokane Business Journal as well as the Vancouver Business Journal.


The Carson Career Amplifier Program is an integral part of the Next Carson Coug curriculum. This co-curricular program complements what students are learning in the classroom. Students will develop professional skills through engaging, hands-on experiences. The Career Amplifier leverages opportunities available to our students from across academic departments, the Carson Center, and University-wide programs in order to provide a structured learning experience that will develop students’ career readiness.

Based on a subset of the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ research-based career readiness competencies and one from the National Academic Advising Association Student Success, the Carson College of Business created a program focused on student retention and successful transition into the workplace.

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