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.

Upcoming Online Information Sessions: 

Join us for a live, online information session offered via Zoom to learn more about UW Tacoma and the business degree options and resources offered by the Milgard School of Business. We will also walk through the Milgard admission requirements and application process, and there will be time as ask any questions you might have about becoming a business major at UW Tacoma.

  • Tuesday, November 10 at 12:30pm PST
  • Wednesday, November 18 at 12:30pm PST
  • Wednesday, December 16 at 12:30pm PST


Convocation 2019

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.