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Enrollment Limitations

POLICY FOR ADMISSION TO COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS COURSES

Business majors 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 ENGLISH 101 and ENGLISH 102, COMM 110, ACCOUNT 244 and 249 or 261, ECON 201 and 202, MATH 143, ECON 245, and ITSCM 280, that student may apply for admission to the College of Business and Economics upper division (300- and 400- level) courses. All students with a 2.80 combined GPA or better and who meet the course requirements and GPA will be admitted to the upper division courses. A student whose combined GPA is less than 2.80 may be admitted based on an alternative formula. All students must maintain a 2.50 combined GPA after admission to continue taking upper level courses. Application forms for admission to the upper division business courses are available at the Assistant Dean’s Office and are completed during the required advising meetings. Students who have questions concerning admission should contact the assistant dean of the College of Business and Economics at (262) 472-4900. A student who completes any business course without having met the requirements for a business major cannot become a business major after completing the course.

In accordance with the admission policy on requirements for transfer students to declare a business major, the College of Business and Economics requires the following combined cumulative grade point averages in order to declare a business major. Students changing majors cannot be admitted directly to the upper division business courses without the approval of the assistant dean of the College.

  1. From 0 to 24 credits, a student must have at least a 2.00 combined cumulative grade point average to declare a business major.
  2. From 24 to 72 credits, a student must have at least a 2.50 combined cumulative grade point average to declare a business major.
  3. If a student has 72 or more credits, s/he must have at least a 2.80 combined cumulative grade point average to declare a business major.

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.

Business majors may not use more than 6 credits of independent study (498) credits toward the BBA degree nor toward the graduation all-business grade point average requirement.

The College is organized into the departments of Accounting, Economics, Finance and Business Law, Information Technology and Supply Chain Management, Management, and Marketing.

Majors are available in accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general business, management, human resource management, international business, marketing, information technology, supply chain and 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, information technology, human resource management, international business, management, marketing and supply chain and operations management can obtain these majors only in the BBA degree program in the College of Business and Economics.

Honors sections prerequisite: Available to students in the University Honors program and business majors and minors with a 3.40 or higher grade point average. Other course prerequisites apply.

BUSINESS MINOR ENROLLMENT AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

The business minors are 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 minors are described within the departmental listings in this Catalog. Within these minors 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. Students majoring in business may not earn a business minor except for water business, international business, or information technology.

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 Management Computer Systems
  3. a minimum combined transfer and UW-W GPA of 2.5 in their major.
  4. Business majors may not use more than 6 credits of independent study (498) credits toward the BBA degree nor toward the graduation all-business grade point average requirement.

ONLINE AND EVENING PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS IN THE FIELD OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 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.

  1. Master’s Degree Program in Business - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater MBA and MPA (Masters of Professional Accountancy) degrees can be earned through a program of graduate study on the Whitewater campus, at American Family Insurance headquarters in Madison, and via the internet using only MBA classes. 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:
  2. UW-Whitewater:

    MBA Finance

    MBA Human Resource Management

    MBA International Business

    MBA IT Management

    MBA Management

    MBA Marketing

    MBA Operations & Supply Chain Management

    MPA Masters of Professional Accountancy

    American Family:

    MBA Management

    Online:

    MBA Finance

    MBA Human Resource Management

    MBA International Business

    MBA IT Management

    MBA Management

    MBA Marketing

    MBA Operations & Supply Chain Management

    These programs are identical to those offered in the full-time college program at Whitewater. The same admission standards, faculty, and courses are applicable.

  3. Bachelor’s Degree Program in Business - A program tailored for the adult who desires to earn a business degree is offered through on-campus and internet courses. Courses are scheduled at night, during the summer, and online to meet student needs. Freshman-sophomore courses are available at the UW-Colleges. All four years of baccalaureate degree work are available at Whitewater. Special advising is provided.
  4. 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 online. 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.

SERVICES FOR REGIONAL BUSINESSES

The Kachel Center for Innovation and Business Development at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater acts as a gateway to the resources of the university for the regional business and economic community. The Center includes the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Wisconsin Innovation Service Center (WISC), Global Business Resource Center (GBRC), Fiscal and Economic Research Center (FERC), Wisconsin Center for Information Technology Services (Wi-CITS), Low Income Tax Clinic (LITC) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) office. The centers offer a wide array of business and economic development support services, utilizing college faculty and students, as well as professional staff. SBDC provides high-impact, results-based consulting and training services to business owners and entrepreneurs with up to 500 employees. WISC specializes in new product and invention assessments and market expansion opportunities for innovative manufacturers, technology businesses, and independent inventors. The GBRC provides international market entry strategies for businesses, including data gathering, business analysis, market identification, feasibility studies, and market intelligence. Wi-CITS makes available IT services for regional non-profits and small businesses, including website design and development, software design and development and IT consulting. FERC provides research services for area businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and government entities in areas such as economic analysis, land-use planning, statistical analysis, government and public policy analysis and economic forecasting.

For more information on available services, visit: http://www.uww.edu/cobe/departments/centers.html



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