Bellevue program outline

The curriculum for the Business Program in Bellevue consists entirely of upper-division courses. Most students will transfer to the program as juniors from local community colleges or 4-year schools. They then will complete their last 90 credits at UW Bothell’s Bellevue location by taking 300- and 400-level business courses.

Core courses

Core courses are designed to provide students with a strong base of business knowledge in essential fields of study. They represent 30-45 credits of study and must be taken during the student’s first and second year. Nine five-credit 300-level courses are the foundation for advanced study and should be taken during the student’s first year:

  • ELCBUS 300: Organizational Behavior, Ethics and Inclusivity (5 credits/counts for DIV)
  • ELCBUS 301: Business Statistics (5 credits)
  • ELCBUS 310: Managerial Economics (5 credits)
  • ELCBUS 320: Marketing Management (5 credits)
  • ELCBUS 330: Information Management and Analysis (2/3 credits, max. 5)
  • ELCBUS 340: Operations and Project Management (5 credits)
  • ELCBUS 350: Business Finance (5 credits)
  • ELCBUS 380: Managing Work Teams (5 credits)
  • ELCBUS 382-W: Business, Government, and Society (5 credits)


Options are documented on your transcript. After completing the core business courses, students complete the required courses and associated prerequisites for their option.

  • Supply Chain Managment provides students the ability to manage suppliers across globally distributed locations, to procure the right materials, at the right time, at the right quality, and at the lowest cost to meet company objectives.


Concentrations are informal courses of study and are not shown on your transcript.

After completing the core business courses, students complete 8 business courses (40 credits) from among the elective courses within the four specialized study concentrations. Students may pursue a concentration by completing four business electives (20 credits) in one or more concentration or choose a self-directed program from among courses in any concentration. The study concentrations are as follows:

  • Entrepreneurship provides highly motivated students with the knowledge and practice needed to start and manage new businesses.

Capstone course

  • ELCBUS 470: Business Policy and Strategic Management

The capstone course integrates learning and challenges students to analyze and resolve managerial problems, develop policies, and deal with major issues and changes affecting business in a global environment. Students generally take this course during the final quarters of their program.

General electives

To ensure that students have a broad-based academic background, 20 credits of upper division (300/400 level) courses are required for non-Option students. These credits can be fulfilled through a variety of options including a Minor, internship/independent study and/or even a second concentration in Business. Numbers of credits of upper division (300/400 level) courses vary among Option students.

Independent Study & Guided Internships

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