Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BABA)

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Prepare for success in the world of business by earning your UW degree from the Milgard School of Business at the University of Washington Tacoma!

The Milgard School of Business at the University of Washington Tacoma offers an undergraduate degree program in Business Administration, with options in Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing or General Business. This degree program is designed to prepare students for entry into professional positions in business and government. The curriculum emphasizes critical learning outcomes needed to succeed in the business environment of the 21st century.
You will learn and apply these specific skills in the core courses, refine and practice them in your concentration, and use and demonstrate competency of the learning outcomes in additional coursework as you fine-tune skills for your professional career.

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Information Sessions

Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree offered by the Milgard School of Business at UW Tacoma. With options in accounting, finance, management, marketing and general business, this degree can be customized to best suit your interests, strengths and future career aspirations. These information sessions will include an overview of the Milgard School of Business, a deeper look at our different business degree options, prerequisite course information, and an overview of the admission process and competitive applicant recommendations

Tuesday, December 17 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. PST / Digital info session you can attend from any device

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Business student team at the 2019 Milgard Case Competition on corporate social responsibility


Milgard BABA students graduate with:

  • Communication Skills: You will effectively present ideas orally and in writing, including organizational coherence, stylistic appropriateness, and mechanical correctness.
  • Quantitative Analysis: You will be able to use quantitative reasoning to solve business problems.
  • Financial Skills: You will understand financial theories and methods, including financial reporting, analysis and markets.
  • Strategic Thinking: You will be able to think critically, diagnose organizational problems, and design effective solutions.
  • Ethics and Business in Society: You will be able to identify ethical standards and evaluate the societal implications of business decisions.
  • Global Awareness: You will be able to understand the global environment of business decisions and identify threats and opportunities.
  • Teamwork: You will be able to will be able to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the team process and provide recommendations; and be able to analyze individual performance of team members and provide meaningful feedback.
  • Technology: You will be able to utilize technology to formulate business solutions.