Prospective Students

Prospective Students

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You can learn more about the College of Business and Economics application process below. If you would like to learn more about each area of study in the Decision Sciences, click on the links below.

Management Information Systems

Operations Management

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management

Business Analytics 

Application Steps

Ready to get started? Follow the steps below to start your college career in the Department of Decision Sciences.

1. Apply for Admission to Western

All College of Business and Economics students must be admitted to Western before they can become a major, pre-major, or minor. To apply click on the link below. 

Apply to Western

2. Get Started in the College of Business and Economics 

Review the information on the Pre-Major Advising webpage.

3. Apply to Become a Pre-Major or Major in the College of Business and Economics

The Western College of Business and Economics uses a web-based application for all majors, concentrations, and minors. Pre-major status is available if you meet the requirements listed above. For more information on the application process and links to the applications click on the link below. 

Apply to the College of Business and Economics

Students admitted as a pre-majors in the Department of Decision Sciences are not guaranteed full major status when they are eligible. Please visit the Moving from Pre-Major to Full Major â€‹page for more information on how to transition from pre-major to full major. 

Moving from Pre-Major to Full Major 

4. Meet With Your Advisor

Pre-major, full major and minor students are assigned a faculty advisor for their program. For more advising information, including downloadable plans of study, visit the Current Students page.

Current Students Page 

Additional Information

Transferring Business Courses to Western

Use the links below to see how courses completed at other schools will transfer to Western. If you would like business courses you have completed at accredited institutions outside Washington state reviewed for use in your major/concentration/minor, you will need to follow the process described on the bottom of the Transfer Students page.

All Transfer Students: Transfer Students Page

Current Western Students: Transfer Equivalency Report

Prospective Western Students: Western Course Equivalency Guide 

Foundation Course Testing

If you have advanced business software skills it may be possible for you to test out of MIS 220.

MIS 220 Testing

Professional Skills

How to Write Professional Emails
Time Management

Contact Information

Michelle Stach
Parks Hall 343
Phone: (360) 650-3275