Donald K. Zahn, Associate Dean
Janet E. Olson, Assistant Dean
Carla M. Lenk, Business Outreach Director
Samantha Samreth, College Advisor
Business Education/Office Systems
Finance and Business Law
The mission of the College of Business and Economics is to primarily
provide quality undergraduate education serving career-oriented students.
The College will also provide a quality graduate program built upon existing
undergraduate programs of excellence. Continuing education for the region
will be offered through quality credit and non-credit programs. The College
will meet its mission under the guidance of a faculty committed to excellence
in teaching and sustained scholarship. Education is broadly interpreted
to include experiences in and outside the classroom.
The College of Business and Economics attempts to provide students with
the skills and knowledge which will allow them to succeed in a business
administration profession. We stress a close faculty-student relationship
and encourage student activities which will help you develop professional
skills. Students will have the opportunity to become involved in projects
with business firms which will aid in this skill development. The programs
of the College are based on a broad general education which provides students
with a fundamental understanding of the society in which they live and
work. College requirements develop students knowledge of the traditional
functional area of business, the behavioral sciences, the management sciences
and the systems approach to problem solving. Completion of the degree includes
intensive study in a chosen major to prepare students for careers in the
field of their choice.
The four-year program leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration
degree is composed of four phases:
* Communication & Calculation and University Requirements and general
* Lower division business requirements.
* Upper division business core requirements.
ADMISSION POLICY FOR THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
All students interested in pursuing a business major must declare "Pre-Business"
as the major. Pre-Business students are eligible to enroll in lower division
business courses after they have completed twenty-four units and possess
at least a 2.50 combined grade point average. After a student completes
fifty-four or more units and has satisfactorily completed or is enrolled
in ACCOUNT 244, ACCOUNT 249 or ACCOUNT 341/342, ECON 211, ECON 212 and
ECON 245, the student may apply for admission to a major in the College
of Business and Economics. The student must also meet the information systems
requirement prior to enrollment. All students with a 2.80 combined GPA
or better will be admitted to a major in the College. A student whose combined
GPA is less than 2.80 may be admitted based on an alternative formula.
Application forms for admission to the College of Business and Economics
are available at the Assistant Dean's Office and are completed during the
required pre-business registration information meeting. A student who completes
any business course with out having met the requirements for a business
major cannot become a business major after completing the course.
Budget, enrollment, or other factors may cause these standards to be altered by the College. Students who have questions concerning admission should contact the Assistant Dean of the College of Business and Economics.
Students must complete course work in residence at UW-Whitewater in
at least six courses (18 credit minimum) in their major field. A maximum
of two transfer courses will be allowed in any major in the BBA curriculum.
BBA students may not take any courses offered by the College of Business
and Economics or any BBA degree requirements (unique/lower/upper) on a
satisfactory/no credit (S/NC) basis except those offered on an S/NC basis
only by the department.
The College is organized into the departments of Accounting, Business Education/Computer & Network Administration, Economics, Finance and Business Law, Management, and Marketing.
Majors are available in accounting, business education, economics, finance,
general business, management, human resource management, management computer
systems, marketing, computer end-user technologies, production operations
management and integrated science and business. The general business major
is administered by the Assistant Dean. Students pursuing majors in accounting,
finance, general business, computer end-user technologies, human resource
management, management, marketing and production operations management
can obtain these majors only in the BBA degree program in the College of
Business and Economics. They may not be taken as primary or secondary majors
in other colleges.
PROFESSIONAL MINOR IN BUSINESS STUDIES
College of Letters and Sciences
The Professional Minor in Business Studies is designed for students seeking a liberal arts education with preparation for a career in an area of business. This preparation in both liberal arts and business will also assist students planning to advance their career opportunities by seeking an M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration) degree.
Requirements for the nine approved areas of emphasis are described under
the College of Letters and Science section. Within these emphases, however,
variations are possible to meet the programmatic needs of individual students.
A minimum GPA of 2.25 in the minor is required for graduation. Grades received
for transfer courses that are counted in the minor will be included in
determining the GPA in the minor.
COLLEGE GRADE POINT AVERAGE REQUIREMENT FOR GRADUATION
Students in the College of Business and Economics are required to have:
1. a minimum combined transfer and UW-W GPA of 2.5
2. a minimum combined transfer and UW-W GPA of 2.5 in all subjects offered by departments in the College of Business and Economics and in the Department of Management Computer Systems
3. a minimum combined transfer and UW-W GPA of 2.5 in their major.
OUTREACH PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS IN THE FIELD OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin Center at Waukesha and the University of Wisconsin-Extension, presents unique programs designed for adults who desire to continue their education in the field of business and management. Outreach programs offer the services of the University of Wisconsin system to the people of the surrounding area who cannot take advantage of the regular college programs because of personal commitments. The Business Outreach Program contains both credit and noncredit courses and is divided into four major areas:
1. Master's Degree Program in Business - A University of Wisconsin-Whitewater MBA or MPA (Masters of Professional Accountancy) degree can be earned through a program of graduate study on the Whitewater and Waukesha campuses. The program is designed to accommodate adult part-time students through special advising and evening courses. Classes and evening programs are offered at the following locations:
MBA Decision Support System
MBA Health Care Administration
MBA Human Resource Management
MBA International Business
MBA Production Operations Management
MBA Technology and Training
MBA Decision Support Systems
MBA Health Care Administration
These programs are identical to those offered in the full-time college program at Whitewater. The same admission standards, faculty, and courses are applicable.
2. Bachelor's Degree Program in Business - A program tailored for the adult who desires to earn a business degree is offered on campus. Courses are scheduled at night and during the summer to meet student needs. Freshman-sophomore courses are available at the Waukesha and the Janesville Colleges. All four years of baccalaureate degree work are available at Whitewater. Special advising and simplified enrollment procedures are provided.
3. Adult Special Education in Business - Some adults want to take only selected courses offered in the regular University curriculum to improve their business background. This program accommodates these people by scheduling many classes at night and off-campus. Depending on the course, certain prerequisites may be required. Counseling and special enrollment procedures are provided. A student may earn a maximum of twelve units as a special student. If any of these units are earned in 300/400-level courses, these units may not count toward the BBA degree should that student decide to pursue a BBA in subsequent semesters.
4. Management and Economics Development Program - Designed for further regional economic development through education and assistance, this program consists of two elements:
a. Management Development - These specially designed courses meet the needs of industry for timely educational programs on business subjects. Formats range from seminars, institutes, conferences, to tailored executive sessions. They are offered at convenient times at off-campus locations (including in-plant) throughout the area. Participants in this program will normally receive certificates upon completion, as well as Continuing Education units.
b. Economic Development - Research and consulting geared to the needs
of regional communities and industry is provided by the University. The
resources of the UW-System can be mobilized to help solve your problems.
Requests for assistance under this program should be directed to the University
of Wisconsin-Whitewater. For more information call SBDC at 262-472- 3217.
Pi Omega Pi, a national honorary scholastic society for business education
students, limits membership to spring-term sophomores, juniors, seniors
and graduate students having a grade point of 3.0 or higher and who place
in the upper 35 percent of their college class. The organization presents
an annual award to the outstanding member. The local PSI chapter, a member
of the National Association of College Honor Societies, has received national
recognition for its service, publications, research, and other activities.
It was founded by Professor Paul A. Carlson in 1932.
Beta Gamma Sigma is a national scholastic honorary society for students of business and management. Election to membership is the highest scholastic honor that a student of business can achieve. Membership is restricted to students of high scholarship and good moral character in institutions with programs accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business.
Financial Management Association Honor Society is a local chapter of
the national Financial Management Association. It is an honorary organization
in that membership is limited to finance majors who have a 3.25 grade point
average and who have completed six finance units and to graduate finance
majors who have a 3.25 grade point average and who have completed at least
1/2 of their program unit requirements. The local chapter has received
national recognition with the Bronze award twice in the last ten years.
The Wisconsin Iota Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, is an International
Economics Honorary Society. It is dedicated to the encouragement of excellence
in economics. It recognizes first and foremost scholastic achievement in
economics. Second, it is a vehicle towards a better perception of and familiarity
with economics. Through the establishment of closer ties between students
and faculty, it promotes an understanding of economics greater than most
classroom situations. In short, it helps its members advance both their
own comprehension and the art and science of economics.
Membership in ODE is based on cumulative GPA and GPA in economics. Applicants
must have earned at least 12 units in economics with the grade of C or
better, and the GPA for all economics courses must be at least 3.0. Receiving
lower than a C does not disqualify an applicant, but that course may not
be counted in the 12 units. In addition, applicants must be of junior standing
or higher and possess an overall GPA of at least 3.0
Sigma Iota Epsilon is an honorary professional fraternity in management.
Undergraduate management, management computer systems, human resource management
and production operations management majors are eligible to join. They
must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average, at least 30 units of work
or its equivalent at UW-Whitewater, and state their intention of continuing
in the management curriculum. Graduate students must have a 3.25 grade
point average and have completed nine units of graduate work, including
at least three units of management at UW-Whitewater. The Sigma XI of Sigma
Iota Epsilon was installed on the Whitewater campus in October, 1976 and
its purposes are: to stimulate interest and achievement in the field of
management, to stimulate scholarship and research through the development
of the scientific approach of management problems, to facilitate contacts
between students and business, and to recognize persons who have made contributions
to the field of management.
Mu Kappa Tau is the national scholastic honor society in the field of marketing. To be eligible for membership, a student must rank in the top 10% of the junior class, the top 10% of his/her senior class, or rank in the top 20% of the students receiving graduate degrees.
American Marketing Association--Collegiate Chapter was formed by Whitewater marketing students to promote and develop interest and knowledge in the field of marketing. The Association's goals are to foster scientific work in marketing, to develop sound thinking in theory and practice, to improve methods and techniques of marketing and to develop public understanding of marketing. The collegiate chapter works toward the accomplishment of these goals by sponsoring marketing presentations of practicing businessmen, field trips, special events and by conducting projects for the business community. Membership is open to any student interested in marketing.
APICS - The Educational Society for Resource Management is the campus student organization for anyone with interests in the field of supply chain management, production, inventory, TQM, service operations, purchasing, and material requirements planning. An insight into the real world of Operations Management is obtained through numerous contacts with management of nearby business organizations at on-campus or Milwaukee APICS or Janesville APICS Chapter meetings. Also, an excellent opportunity is afforded chapter members to prepare for and take the APICS certification examinations in the various Production Fields.
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a nationally affiliated
professional organization for any student interested in pursuing a career
in human resources/industrial relations. The Whitewater chapter offers
its members the opportunity to meet with human resource executives from
Southern Wisconsin, to gain practical experience doing human resource projects,
to receive assistance preparing for SHRM "Human Resources Generalist" accreditation
exams, and to receive periodicals/newsletters discussing current human
Beta Alpha Psi is the national professional accounting fraternity with
chapters on over 200 campuses. Epsilon Rho chapter allows students to meet
professionals and fellow students through the various activities held during
the year. This gives students the opportunity to round out their academic
training and learn about the accounting profession from those in practice.
To become a member it is necessary to have attained sophomore standing
and have a grade point of 3.0 both overall and in accounting courses. The
organization is open to accounting, finance and information technology
The Association of Information Technologies Professionals is an organization
of students who have a strong interest in the field of computer information
systems. This group fosters an interest in and an understanding of computer
systems through professional presentations, seminars, senior and student
level AITP conferences and field trips to regional computer installations.
In addition, the chapter also sponsors a professional society banquet meeting
with employers in the fall and a career day in the spring.
Delta Sigma Pi, an international business and professional fraternity, promotes the study of business, encourages the attainment of high scholarship, and provides opportunities for students to begin their professional development while in college. Membership is open to students majoring in various business areas.
The Institute of Management Accountants is a national professional society.
UW-W is proud to have the first student chapter in Wisconsin and one of
the first anywhere. This organization provides another opportunity to make
contacts and learn from practicing professionals in accounting. IMA is
open to all majors.
Marketing Education Association (formerly DECA) is the collegiate affiliate
of the National and Wisconsin Marketing Education Associations. The purposes
of MEA are to provide experiences for students who wish to continue their
association with DECA, explore marketing education as a potential major,
and participate with a small energetic group of students interested in
marketing. Through experiences provided by MEA, future marketing education
teachers will be prepared to assume their role as a DECA adviser at the
secondary and postsecondary levels. Non-marketing education majors will
have opportunities to develop management and communications skills and
to learn more about the discipline of marketing through speakers, field
trips, and conferences. Membership is open to any student from any college.
Economics Society is an organization of economics majors and minors and others interested in the field. Its purposes are to promote interest in and an understanding of economics through sponsoring lectures, panels, field trips, and other events; to promote economics as a profession; to improve contacts among students of economics, and to enhance student-faculty interaction.
Finance Association (FA) is a student membership organization open to all majors. FA serves undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in corporation finance, banking, investments, real estate and/or insurance. The Finance Association conducts speaker meetings, field trips, career orientation programs and social activities. Opportunities available for members include meeting people, networking, volunteer service hours and providing an informal channel for communication between students and faculty.
Law Society is an organization open to all students with an interest in law. The purposes of the Society are to advance the student's knowledge and experience in the field of law and to provide opportunities for communication with representatives from law schools and members of the legal profession. Guest speakers, field trips and special projects are some of the activities conducted each term by members of the society.
The Information Research Association's (ITA) primary goal is to provide
students with a forum to expand their knowledge of the end-user information
systems area. ITA sponsors business speakers, field trips, and PC seminars.
Chapter activities include the sponsoring of a Computer Technologies Careers
Day, writing an Alumni Newsletter, offering computer training seminars,
and hosting a PC Day for high school students.
Phi Beta Lambda is the college level of the Future Business Leaders
of America and is open to all students. PBL's purpose is to familiarize
students with the demands and opportunities in the professions commonly
associated with business. Guest speakers, field trips, and conferences
around the state and nation are some of the activities included each year
for members of this organization.
Pi Sigma Epsilon is a national professional sales and marketing coed fraternity. Membership is open to any student of good standing and major who exhibits interest in sales and marketing. Business, University and community oriented projects are employed during the school year to afford practical experience to the members and to finance the operations of the organization. The Beta Gamma chapter at Whitewater was founded on March 14, 1969, as the 51st chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon and is sponsored by the Sales and Marketing Executives of Madison and Milwaukee.
Portfolio Management Group is a student investment club. Its purpose
is to help students learn about the process of investing in stocks, bonds,
options, futures, and other types of securities. The group hosts speakers,
sponsors field trips, conducts a simulated stock trading competition, and
enjoys social activities.
The General Management Organization (GMO) is a campus organization for
students either majoring in or interested in general management. This group
provides academic and career support for student majors through speaker
programs, student interaction and student-faculty interaction. It also
fosters an interest in and understanding of general management subjects
of interest. Relevant speakers, seminars and opportunities to interact
with the General Management Advisory Board are special features of the
Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM) is a national professional organization of managers in industry, commerce, government and education. The student chapter at UW-W has as its main objective the bringing together of executives in business and students preparing to go into administrative positions. The club offers guest speakers, business films, structured field trips, an all-campus Career Day, a spring symposium, management periodicals and newsletters to all students who aspire to managerial occupations.
The UW-W Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team is a cadre of students
on the UW-W campus that serve as intelligent and articulate exponents of
the market economy and the American free enterprise system by conducting
outreach educational projects. SIFE's mission is to establish and direct
student-generated free market economic education programs on college and
university campuses to bring America's collegian citizens to a better understanding
of and a greater appreciation for the free enterprise system. SIFE's purpose
is accomplished through the SIFE Teams' outreach projects within their
communities and the presentation of these projects at the regional and
national competitions. SIFE team projects are educational programs that
convey to fellow college students and the surrounding communities' citizens
a better understanding of current economic issues and a greater appreciation
for the free enterprise system.
Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization-Whitewater Chapter is a student organization dedicated to inspiring the Entrepreneurial spirit in today's college students. CEO encourages this through the sponsoring of dynamic speakers, opportunities for international travel, networking through local and national conferences, and a variety of other unique educational experiences.
COLLEGE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BBA)
You may earn a Bachelor of Business Administration from the College
of Business and Economics. Successful completion of the 20-hour volunteer
requirement and a minimum of one hundred twenty (120) units in the following
areas is required:
Diversity and Writing Proficiency
College Volunteer Requirement
Students are required to complete 20 hours of volunteer work prior
to graduation. Verification of completion of the volunteer requirement
is required. For more information, contact the Assistant Dean's Office,
College of Business and Economics.
Degree: Unique Requirement
1. MATH 143 (GM)
2. ECON 201 (GS) and ECON 202 (GS)
3. SELECT ONE COURSE WITH SIGNIFICANT INTERNATIONAL CONTENT
Lower Division Core Requirements
1. 3 u. ACCOUNT 244 Accounting Concepts
2. One of the following courses: (Except Accounting majors who are required to take ACCOUNT 341 and ACCOUNT 342)
3 u. ACCOUNT 249 Managerial Accounting (Students cannot receive credit for both ACCOUNT 249 and ACCOUNT 342.)
3 u. ACCOUNT 341 Intermediate Accounting
3 u. ACCOUNT 342 Cost Accounting
3. 3 u. ECON 245 Business Statistics
4. All BBA students must pass the computer applications competency test prior to admission to the College
Upper Division Core Requirements
1. 3 u. BSEDCNA 353 Business Communication
2. 3 u. FNBSLW 341 Business and Commercial Law
3. 3 u. FNBSLW 344 Business Finance
4. 3 u. MANGEMNT 301 Organizational Behavior
5. 3 u. MANGEMNT 306 Operations Management
6. 3 u. MARKETNG 311 Marketing Principles
7. 1 u. BSEDCNA 388 Career Information
8. 3 u. MANGEMNT 489 Administrative Policy
Major Requirements (21-30 u)
(No minor is required)
Writing Proficiency is either included in the college core or listed
with the major.
Electives to bring the total to a minimum of 120 units with a minimum
of 60 units outside the College of Business and Economics.
GENERAL BUSINESS (BBA)
MAJOR - 24 UNITS
1. SELECT 1 COURSE FROM EACH GROUP
GROUP 1 ACCOUNT 341, ACCOUNT 451, BSEDCNA 344,
BSEDCNA 348, ECON 353, ECON 354, ECON 431 AND ECON 437
GROUP 2 FNBSLW 342, FNBSLW 345, FNBSLW 348,
FNBSLW 360, FNBSLW 442 AND FNBSLW 446
GROUP 3 MANGEMNT 310, MANGEMNT 320, MANGEMNT 351, MANGEMNT 456, MANGEMNT 387, MANGEMNT 430, MANGEMNT 450
GROUP 4 MARKETNG337, MARKETNG350, MARKETNG 351, MARKETNG 361, MARKETNG 412, MARKETNG 420, MARKETNG 429
2. SELECT 12 UNITS (COURSE LVL 300 OR 400) FROM
ACCOUNTING, BUS ED, ECONOMICS, FINANCE, MANAGEMENT, AND MARKETING WITH NO MORE THAN 12 UNITS FROM ONE DEPARTMENT, INCLUDING THOSE TAKEN IN REQUIREMENT 1 (STUDENT MUST MEET WITH ASSISTANT DEAN FOR APPROVAL OF COURSE SELECTION)
GENERAL BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP EMPHASIS (BBA)
MAJOR - 24 UNITS
1. MANGEMNT 387
2. MANAGEMNT 485
3. FNBSLW 446
4. MARKETNG 321
5. SELECT 12 UNITS FROM THE FOLLOWING:
BSEDCNA 348, ECON 324, ECON 402, FNBSLW 345, FNBSLW 370, FNBSLW 348, MANGEMNT 320, MANGEMNT 419, MANGEMNT 466, MARKETNG 337, MARKETNG 350, MARKETNG 351, MARKETNG 412, MARKETNG 429, MARKETNG 432, MARKETNG 436, MARKETNG 444, MARKETNG 445
Note: No more than 12 units can come from one department, including requirements 1, 2, 3, and 4 above.
GENERAL BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL EMPHASIS (BBA)
MAJOR - 24 UNITS
1. RELIGST 211 OR RELIGST 212
2. SPEECH 424 AND POLISCI 351
3. SELECT 15 UNITS FROM COURSES
ECON 360, ECON 401, ECON 406, ECON 431,
ECON 459, FNBSLW 410, MANGEMNT 410,
MARKETNG 361 OR POLISCI 350
MAXIMUM OF 6 UNITS PER DEPT
MAJOR - UNIQUE FOREIGN LANG - 16 UNITS
1. SELECT 16 UNITS FROM FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT INCLUDING
RETRO UNITS FOR PREVIOUS LANGUAGE STUDY
INTEGRATED SCIENCE - BUSINESS (BBA)
MAJOR - 42-52 UNITS
1. SELECT 6 UNITS OF UPPER DIVISION BUSINESS COURSES FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS EDUCATION AND OFFICE SYSTEMS, ECONOMICS, FINANCE AND BUSINESS LAW, MANAGEMENT, MANAGEMENT COMPUTER SYSTEMS OR MARKETING.
2. SELECT 15-20 UNITS FROM AT LEAST TWO OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
a. BIOLOGY 141, BIOLOGY 142
b. CHEM 102, CHEM 104
c. GEOLGY 100
d. PHYSCS 160 OR PHYSCS 162 OR PHYSCS 172 OR PHYSCS 173
e. ANY BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, GEOLOGY, OR PHYSICS COURSE WHICH HAS ONE OF THE ABOVE AS A PREREQUISITE OR IS AN ADVANCED MAJORS COURSE. (STUDENTS TAKING PHYSICS COURSES, AS PART OF THE SCIENCE CORE OR SCIENCE EMPHASIS, THAT REQUIRE MATH 254 AS A PREREQUISITE MAY USE MATH 254 AS PART OF THEIR SCIENCE CORE 20 UNIT REQUIREMENT.)
3. SELECT 12-17 UNITS, ALL FROM AT MOST TWO OF THE SCIENCE AREAS: BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, GEOLOGY, PHYSICS.
4. BEINDP/LSINDP 481 INTEGRATED SCIENCE MANAGEMENT
5. BEINDP/LSINDP 485 INTEGRATED SCIENCE-BUSINESS SENIOR PROJECT
6. BEINDP/LSINDP 493 SCIENCE-BUSINESS INTERNSHIP
MINOR - 24 UNITS
1. SELECT 24 UNITS FROM COURSES
ACCOUNT 244, ACCOUNT 249, FNBSLW 344,
ECON 245 OR MATH 342 OR PSYCH 215,
POLISCI 320 OR POLISCI 421, MANGEMNT 211 OR
COMPSCI 161 OR COMPSCI 162 OR COMPSCI 171,
MANGEMNT 301 OR MANGEMNT 310, MANGEMNT 306, MANGEMNT 385, MARKETNG 311, SFTYIND 380 OR SFTYIND 381, LDRSHP 210 OR LDRSHP 220
2. A MAXIMUM OF 2 TRANSFER COURSES & A MAXIMUM OF 3 UNITS IN SPECIAL OR INDEPENDENT STUDY, CORRESPONDENCE & INTERNSHIPS WILL BE ALLOWED
UNIQUE REQUIREMENT - 9 UNITS
1. ECON 201, ECON 202 (GS) AND MATH 143 (GM)
The General Business minor was constructed to provide a variety of courses
in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing and management and to provide
the core courses which would allow the liberal arts graduate to study for
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