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Business Administration
Degree Program (M.B.A.)


The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree program is designed for individuals who find themselves at a point in their careers where continued professional development requires a refined understanding of management and working knowledge of the multiple functions and processes within organizations. Students complete Common Body of Knowledge and Breadth courses, and select courses from the following emphasis areas:


Finance - Shows students how to raise capital and how to profitably invest it to prepare graduates for work in any type of firm.


Human Resource Management - Provides advanced skills and perspectives relevant to a number of functional roles in the human resource area.


International Business - Examines issues relevant to international operations in preparing individuals to be corporate leaders in the global marketplace.


IT Management - Designed to further the career of information systems professionals with technical backgrounds by preparing them to effectively manage technology, systems projects and IT personnel.


Management - Refines expertise in motivation, leadership, organization, and planning-skills at the heart of any successful management career.


Marketing - Trains students in making effective decisions relevant to researching consumers, choosing which products to produce, what prices to charge, and what promotional tools and channels to employ.


Operations and Supply Chain Management - Focuses on the creation of the enterprise's products including activities such as setting operating strategy, designing processes, location selection, facility layout, forecasting, quality management, scheduling, inventory control, and job design.


Technology & Training - Addresses the ongoing need of having individuals who can train colleagues and clients in the effective use of business technology.


The MBA curriculum is designed around a case study approach where students learn how planning, policy, decision-making, and human behavior interact with external variables to influence organizational success. Students will develop skills in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data, as well as, conceptualizing, evaluating, and implementing solutions as are necessary in addressing complex unstructured business problems.


Individuals with baccalaureate degrees in arts, humanities, sciences, engineering, education, or business from accredited schools are encouraged to apply. The M.B.A. program is accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business.


Program Coordinator:


Dr. Donald Zahn
Hyland 4300D
Phone: (262) 472-1945
Email: zahnd@uww.edu

Department Secretary: Hyland 4300
Phone: (262) 472-1945
Email: gradbus@uww.edu

Additional Admission Requirements:


1. Completion of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).


2. A composite score of at least 1000 based upon the formula: (GMAT score) + [200 x (overall undergraduate grade point average)], or a composite score of at least 1050 based upon the formula: (GMAT score) + [200 x (last half undergraduate grade point average)].


3. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper score of at least 550, computer score of at least 213 or the equivalent on another exam for students from countries where English is not the native language.


4. Exceptions to the admission requirements may be made on a case-by-case basis.


Due to increasing enrollments, admission may be limited despite fulfillment of the aforementioned entrance requirements.


Additional Program Policies:


1. In order to enroll in 700 level graduate courses offered in the College of Business and Economics, a student must be enrolled in a graduate degree program. A student with a Guest status or with Post Master's status can take 700 level graduate course(s) on a space available basis.


2. Candidates must obtain approval from their adviser before enrolling in courses. Courses taken without the approval of the adviser may not apply toward completion of the program. Prior to entering the program or during the first four weeks of the semester, candidates shall prepare a program in consultation with their adviser. This program must then be submitted to the Program Coordinator for approval. Any changes (including add/drop) to the program must have the written approval of the Coordinator. All changes are initiated by students through their adviser.


3. Individual Studies (XXX-798) and/or Readings and Research (XXX-789) may not be used as electives but may be used to satisfy up to 3 credits in the emphasis. A copy of the proposal must be on file in the Coordinator's Office prior to registration. The student should initiate these requests with the instructor.


4. Courses in the Common Body of Knowledge must be taken at the beginning of the program. Program and course prerequisites will be rigidly enforced. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.


5. Students who are dropped from the program for academic reasons or who fail to meet the admission requirements are not eligible to pursue further graduate business courses in the M.B.A., M.P.A., M.S.- Accounting, or M.S.-Computer Information Systems Program in the College of Business and Economics.


6. The maximum course load is 15 graduate credits during fall and spring semesters and 12 credits during the summer term.


7. Business-related course work taken in an applicant's undergraduate program where the applicant has graduated more than five years prior to the date of admission to the Graduate School may not be considered as satisfactory in meeting Common Body of Knowledge requirements.


8. Candidates who have not enrolled in a graduate course at UW-Whitewater within two consecutive semesters must conform to any new requirements in the program at the time they are reactivated.


9. Within the confines of the Constitution of the Graduate Faculty and the policies and procedures adopted by the Graduate Council, the Graduate Studies Committee in the College of Business and Economics is the final governing authority on all policy and procedural matters in the Graduate Business Program.


Degree Requirements:


1. A minimum of 36 graduate credits which may include a thesis of up to 6 credits.


2. An adequate preparation in the Common Body of Knowledge as defined by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. Additional graduate courses will be required of those individuals not having sufficient preparation. (Normally a program of study for those without prior business preparation would require two full years to complete.)


3. At least 30 credits from the breadth, elective, and emphasis areas must be numbered 730 or above and be beyond the Common Body of Knowledge.


4. A grade point average of at least 3.00 in emphasis courses, in courses prescribed for the program, and overall graduate work undertaken. Grades earned outside the program cannot be used to adjust the program grade point average.


BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (M.B.A.)


COMMON BODY OF KNOWLEDGE 0-15 CREDITS

(A MINIMUM OF 30 CREDITS MUST BE IN COURSES NUMBERED 730 OR ABOVE)

1. CONSULT ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR CREDITS FROM:
ACCOUNT-701 ACCOUNTING FOUNDATIONS
ECON-703 STATISTICS FOUNDATIONS
ECON-704 ECONOMICS FOUNDATIONS
FNBSLW-718 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
FNBSLW-721 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
MANGEMNT-719 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
MARKETNG-716 MARKETING


PART 1 BREADTH REQUIREMENT 0-12 CREDITS
1. MARKETNG-731 ADVANCED STATISTICAL METHODS
2. ACCOUNT-725 PROFIT PLANNING & CONTROL
3. ITBE-740 BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
4. ECON-736 BUSINESS CONDITIONS ANALYSIS or ECON-737 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
5. MANGEMNT-721 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR or MANGEMNT-745 BUILDING EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATIONS
6. MANGEMNT-759 SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY BUSINESS or MARKETNG-766 ETHNICS IN THE MARKETPLACE

PART 2 GLOBAL MANAGEMENT 3-6 CREDITS
ECON-758
ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
FNBSLW-755 MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE
MANGEMNT-763 GLOBAL OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
MANGEMNT-777 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
MARKETNG-761 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (MARKETING)
MARKETING-772 INTERNET MARKETING

PART 3 MANAGING TECHNOLOGY 3-6 CREDITS
1. ACCOUNT-761 ACCOUNTING & MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
2.ITBE-772 BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES or ITBE-778 NETWORK ADMINISTRATION FOR THE END USER
3. ITBE-734 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER BASED INFORMATION SYSTM or MANGEMNT-738 MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY or MANGEMNT-753 TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT or MANGEMNT-769 QUALITY ISSUES IN OPERATIONS
4. MARKETNG-745 TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT or MARKETNG-770 PRODUCT INNOVATION AND PRICING or MARKETNG-772 INTERNET MARKETING or MARKETNG-775 DATABASE MARKETING
5. MCS-785 INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROJECT MANAGEMENT

MUST COMPLETE NINE (9) CREDITS FROM THE GLOBAL MANAGEMENT & MANAGING TECHNOLOGY MODULES (SEE PARTS 2 & 3)

PART 4 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT 8 CREDITS
1. MANGEMNT-788 STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING (2 CR)* SIX (6) CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING **
2. FNBSLW-770 CAPITAL BUDGETING
3. MANGEMNT-760 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES or MANGEMNT-768 OPERATIONS STRATEGY or MANGEMNT-771 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
4. MARKETNG-751 BUYER BEHAVIOR or MARKETING-765 ADVERTISING & PROMOTION MANAGEMENT or MARKETNG-774 STRATEGIC MARKET PLANNING or MARKETNG-775 DATABASE MARKETING
5. MCS-740 INFORMATION SYSTEMS STRATEGY & POLICY

*MUST BE TAKEN IN THE LAST SEMESTER OF PROGRAM OR IN FINAL TWELVE (12) CREDITS

** SHOULD BE TAKEN AFTER COMMON BODY OF KNOWLEDGE AND BREADTH REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPLETED.

PART 5 ELECTIVE AREA 0-9 CREDITS

PART 6 EMPHASIS 9-12 CREDITS

COMPLETE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING EMPHASES:

A. FINANCE EMPHASIS
1. FNBSLW-780 PORTFOLIO THEORY AND PRACTICE
2. SELECT 6 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES:
FNBSLW-739 FINANCIAL PLANNING PROCESS
FNBSLW-750 REAL ESTATE FINANCE & INVESTMENT
FNBSLW-755 MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE
FNBSLW-760 FINANCIAL MARKETS
FNBSLW-770 CAPITAL BUDGETING

B. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT EMPHASIS
SELECT 9 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES:
MANGEMNT-751 SEMINAR IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
MANGEMNT-752 CURRENT ISSUES IN COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
MANGEMNT-753 TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
MANGEMNT-758 MANAGEMENT AND LABOR RELATIONS
MANGEMNT-760 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

C. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EMPHASIS
SELECT 9 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES:
ECON-758 ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
FNBSLW-755 MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE
MANGEMNT-763 GLOBAL OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
MANGEMNT-777 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
MARKETNG-761 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (MARKETNG)
MARKETNG-772 INTERNET MARKETING

D. MANAGEMENT EMPHASIS
SELECT 9 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES:
MANGEMNT-738 MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY
MANGEMNT-770 ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN
MANGEMNT-771 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
MANGEMNT-777 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT

E. MARKETING EMPHASIS
1. MARKETNG-733 SEMINAR IN METHODS OF BUSINESS RESEARCH
2. SELECT 9 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES:
MARKETNG-745 TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT
MARKETNG-751 BUYER BEHAVIOR
MARKETNG-761 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (MARKETING)
MARKETNG-765 ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION MANAGEMENT
MARKETNG-770 PRODUCT INNOVATION AND PRICING
MARKETNG-772 INTERNET MARKETING
MARKETNG-774 STRATEGIC MARKETING PLANNING
MARKETNG-775 DATABASE MARKETING
MARKETNG-780 SEMINAR IN CURRENT MARKET TOPICS

F. OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT EMPHASIS
SELECT 9 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES:
MANGEMNT-761 SUPPLY CHAIN SYSTEMS
MANGEMNT-762 INTEGRATED RESOURCES & PROJECT MANAGEMENT
MANGEMNT-763 GLOBAL OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
MANGEMNT-768 GLOBAL OPERATIONS STRATEGY
MANGEMNT-769 QUALITY ISSUES & OPERATIONS

G. TECHNOLOGY AND TRAINING EMPHASIS
1. ITBE-772 BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES
2. MANGEMNT-753 TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
3. SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:
ITBE-773 HUMAN FACTORS BUS TECHNOLOGY
ITBE-775 BUSINESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS
ITBE-778 NETWORK ADMINISTRATION FOR THE END USER

H. IT MANAGEMENT EMPHASIS
1. MCS-740 INFO SYSTEMS STRATEGY AND POLICY
2. MCS-785 INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROJECT
MANAGEMENT 3. SELECT SIX CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES:
MCS-725 E-BUS: TECHNOLOGY, APPLICATIONS & ISSUES or MCS-735 TELECOMMUNICATIONS & NETWORKING or MCS-760 TOPICS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

(Upon recommendation of the student's adviser and with approval of the M.B.A. Coordinator, a thesis of up to 6 credits may be included in the 9 credit emphasis.)


Outreach Program:


Courses leading to the M.B.A. are offered off campus in the evening at the UW Center in Waukesha, as well as at the Whitewater campus. The program, known as Business Outreach, is designed to assist the working adult or those unable to attend classes on a full-time basis during the day. Admission and degree requirements are the same as those in the full-time program although special counseling is utilized. For further information contact Dr. Donald Zahn, Hyland 4300D. Phone (262) 472-1945.