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Business Administration, BBA, Business Management Concentration

When you study business management, you start to notice it everywhere, even outside traditional business environments. This makes it a concentration that can open doors to a variety of careers. From human resources, to operations, to supply chains, to international relations, and in organizations large and small, the world needs leaders who are equipped to manage with integrity. Whitworth provides students with faculty-mentors who bring varied and extensive industry experience and are committed to assisting students in the transition to the professional world.

Why study business management at Whitworth?

  • Work closely with faculty-mentors who can help you gain valuable experience through competitive internships, consulting projects and service-learning.
  • Build valuable friendships through department gatherings outside of class and enhance your professional skills and connections by joining the Business Club.
  • Participate in mock interviews with members of the local business community to prepare you for landing your first job.
  • Study abroad in Asia or Central America with Whitworth business professors, or take part in an exchange program with our partner schools in Maastricht, Netherlands, or Hong Kong.
  • Build a portfolio through your coursework and team projects.
  • Integrate your faith or worldview in your coursework through the emphasis on ethics in navigating tricky management situations.
  • Be prepared for jobs in the U.S. and abroad by learning international business concepts and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Connect with Whitworth alums and friends on one of our organized business treks, which visit dozens of major Pacific Northwest companies every year.
  • Become who you're meant to be.

Our business management grads make a difference (and get jobs)

Business management graduates are prepared for positions across the business sector, as well as in entrepreneurial settings and nonprofits.

Recent job placements include:

  • Cooper Strout, financial analyst, Itron, Spokane
  • Sarah Hanke, sales director, Puget Sound Express, Port Townsend, Wash.
  • Sean Tobin, founder, Vessel Coffee Roasters, Spokane
  • Kyle McEachran, Bing ads account manager, Microsoft, Seattle
  • Peter Cleary, financial planning & analysis manager, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Denver
  • McKenzie Sprunk, financial analyst, Wells Fargo, Spokane
  • Peter Adams, product manager, Amphenol Telect, Spokane

Opportunities outside the classroom

  • Network with the business community through job fairs and mock interviews.
  • Study abroad with Whitworth business faculty leaders.
  • Gain experience and build your portfolio through internships and service-learning projects.

Step Up with the Whitworth MBA

Whitworth offers an accelerated master of business administration option to undergraduates through our Step Up program. This program allows you to begin working on your Whitworth MBA as an undergrad and complete the program in one to two years after earning your undergraduate degree. If you are interested in learning more, please contact our MBA director. We also offer minors in accounting, general business and leadership.

Ask our faculty

Ask Craig

Associate Professor Craig Hinnenkamp specializes in management, organizational behavior and business ethics.

Ask Rob

Assistant Professor Rob Buckham specializes in international HR, supply chain and operations management.

Ask Dawn

Associate Professor Dawn Keig specializes in strategic management and project management.

Ask Todd

Associate Professor Todd Friends teaches classes in international business and management.

Ask John

Visiting Instructor John Hengesh specializes in strategic management and organizational behavior.

Ask Kevin

Visiting Instructor Kevin Parker specializes in leadership, management and entrepreneurship.

Ask Scott

Senior Lecturer J. Scott Miller is a practicing attorney and focuses on business law.

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