General Business

Beginning in Fall 2017 the General Business concentration is no longer being offered on Western’s Main Campus.  If you would like to pursue the General Business concentration you may do so through our Poulsbo site.  Information on how to apply can be found on their website Poulsbo Campus Programs.

Build a Solid Foundation for Your Career

The College of Business and Economics prepares men and women for positions of leadership and stewardship in the management and administration of complex organizations.

Students develop managerial skills, analytic economic skills, interpersonal sensitivities, quantitative and accounting skills. and a significant understanding of management information systems and computing.

Why General Business?

As an alternative to concentrating in a specific business discipline, students may choose to create their own concentration under advisement. This concentration is the general business concentration. The general business concentration allows students to customize their business courses to suit their own business education goals. Students must consult with their advisor to select their courses for this concentration.

The tools used by managers, that you may learn through the general business concentration, include:

  • Strategic decision-making
  • Human resource management
  • Project management
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational change management


Coursework is offered in all these areas and will prepare you for a successful career in management.

A graduate with a business administration degree in general business may work in a variety of positions. Here are just some of the opportunities:

  • Management Consulting
  • Retail Management
  • Administration
  • Project Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management


This is not an exhaustive list but gives an idea of just some of the opportunities for someone with a management education.


By meeting with your faculty advisor and creating a plan of study this will allow you to finish your degree in a more timely manner. For help with planning your courses, please see your faculty advisor.

The EIGHT foundation courses need to be completed and the college gpa guidelines need to be met to become a full major.

For a complete list of classes within the general business concentration, download the PDF icon Planning Sheet

General Concentration < href="">Major Guide