Declaration of Major

Declaration of Major form is for both newly admitted students to WSU and current, non-business WSU students seeking to change their major to one within the Ilitch School

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General Information

Semester Applying

Indicate Parent's Highest Level of Education

Was their degree earned outside the U.S.? (if N/A was selected please leave blank)
Was their degree earned outside the U.S.? (if N/A was selected please leave blank)

Major Selection

Accounting:
Accounting is the systematic recording, reporting and analysis of financial transactions. If you think you would enjoy analyzing financial information, developing financial and investment planning strategies, or interpreting financial documents, then accounting might be the major for you. Career paths include corporate, governmental, nonprofit or public accounting.

Finance:
Finance addresses money management. Specifically, as it relates to investing, borrowing, lending and strategic planning of funds. Finance majors learn about the management of money, stocks, bonds and other financial assets. Career paths can include positions as a financial analyst, personal financial advisor, or within a corporate finance setting.

Global Supply Chain Management:
Global supply chain management majors are the critical link in the value chain for goods, often working with local, national and international employers or suppliers. They are experts at purchasing components and finished goods, deciding on manufacturing and warehouse locations, and determining inventory and transportation strategies for worldwide product flows.

Management:
Management majors enjoy working with people, and have an interest in developing practices and strategies for all organizations to run effectively. They are able to analyze management issues leading to successful outcomes. Managers make decisions and direct resources that include operations, recruiting, training and development, dispute resolution and other human resource issues.

Management-Concentration in Human Resource Management:
The concentration in Human Resource Management prepares Management majors for a career in the human resource management field by providing additional depth in specific functional areas of human resources beyond the major’s required courses. Students will learn advanced human resource management techniques and how to demonstrate the value of human resource management practices to support business strategy. This concentration is only available to students majoring in Management. Management majors with a concentration in Human Resource Management must complete the following courses.

Marketing Management:
Marketing Management majors are creative thinkers, possess excellent communication skills, embrace deadlines and like to work in a people-oriented and/or research environment. They study market research and analysis and consumer behavior, while specializing in retail management, international marketing management as well as special topics offerings.

Marketing Advertising Strategy:
Marketing advertising strategy majors are creative thinkers, possess excellent communication skills, embrace deadlines and like to work in a people-oriented and/or research environment. They study market research and analysis and consumer behavior, while specializing in principles of advertising, introductions to digital marketing and analytics.

Marketing Digital Marketing and Analytics:
Marketing Digital Marketing and Analytics majors prepare for the future of marketing. Developed in coordination with industry experts, this concentration focuses on the topics that employers care about most. Three new elective courses are being offered, giving students the option to choose any two of the following courses: Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Marketing and Optimization, and Media Planning in the Digital Age.

Technology, Information Systems and Analytics (TISA):
TISA majors are students with an aptitude for understanding information technology, and the competitive advantages to be gained using their expertise to collect, track, store, organize, interpret and apply information providing support and direction for an organization. TISA professionals help provide data security, spot trends, maintain inventory, and identify potential new markets.

By checking the box below, I am confirming my current cumulative grade point average is 2.0, or higher, which is required for admission. *