This is an archived copy of the 2020-2021 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://catalog.ysu.edu.

Betty Jo Licata, Dean

Accreditation

The Williamson College of Business Administration's associate, bachelor's, and master's programs are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting agency for programs in business administration. Fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned AACSB accreditation.

Mission Statement

“Excellence through Engagement”

The mission of the WCBA is to develop successful professionals and leaders for business and society.

We emphasize:

  • A student-centered, teaching/learning process that focuses on the application of theory to practice and supports the intellectual and professional development of our students.
  • Faculty scholarship that contributes to management practice, advances the discipline, and enhances the teaching-learning process.
  • Contributions by our students, faculty, and staff that support the university, profession, and the economic development of the region.  

BSBA Learning Outcomes

Williamson College of Business Administration graduates will be:

 Knowledgeable Business Professionals

  1. Students will demonstrate a multidisciplinary understanding of business concepts.

Adept Business Problem Solvers

  1. Students will be able to utilize appropriate techniques to identify a business problem.
  2. Students will be able to conduct analysis using evidence based methods.
  3. Students will be able to make a supported recommendation intended to solve a business problem.

Professional Communicators

  1. Students will be able to deliver professional business presentations.
  2. Students will be able to write professional business documents.

Model Business Professionals

  1. Students will exhibit professional conduct in a workplace environment.
  2. Students will exhibit behaviors associated with being an effective team member.
  3. Students will exhibit behaviors associated with being an effective leader.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Majors

The Williamson College of Business Administration offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree, with majors in:

wcba minors

wcba certificate program

Associate Degrees

Graduate Degrees

For more information, visit The Warren P. Williamson, Jr. College of Business Administration.

Facilities

The Williamson College of Business Administration moved into a new 110,000 square-foot, $34.3 million building in fall 2010. The College's new home is a LEED-certified state-of-the-art facility that provides enhanced classrooms and learning spaces for students and provides a variety of places for students to study and meet with team members, friends, and the business community. The building includes:

  • WCBA Student Services Center
  • Center for Career Management
  • Faculty Offices
  • 3D Printing Lab
  • Professional Sales and Business Communication Lab
  • Financial Services Lab
  • Gallery of Industry, Business and Entrepreneurship
  • 14 Classrooms
  • Team Rooms
  • Conference Center and Executive Board Room
  • 200-seat Auditorium
  • Ohio Small Business Development Center, Williamson Center for International Business, Center for Nonprofit Leadership and the Center for Entrepreneurship

Designed to link the campus with the downtown community, the building is a valuable resource for WCBA students and the regional community.