College of Business and Economics

Online Bachelor's Student Resources

The College of Business and Economics is committed to providing an inclusive and collaborative online learning environment. From application through graduation and the all incredible experiences in between, we are here to help you succeed. Information on frequently used support resources is provided in the boxes below. For a comprehensive list of resources, download the Online Bachelor's Student Resources document.

To help you plan the courses you will take in each term, the long range course schedule shows which courses the college intends to offer online. (In some rare cases, courses may not be available due to unexpected circumstances.) To find descriptions of each course, consult the university course inventory.

Visit UW-Whitewater Online for a list of bachelor's degree programs that can be completed online.

Academic advising:  You will be assigned a full-time academic adviser who will help you understand your academic program plan and stay on track through completion. Email or call us at (262) 472-4900 for more information.

Year after year, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the College of Business and Economics rank highly on Best for Vets and Military-Friendly lists. Our outstanding support services are dedicated to accommodating veterans and assisting with Post-9/11 GI Bill, Wisconsin GI Bill, and other military education benefits. Whether you take courses on campus or online, tuition is usually covered 100 percent.  See UW-Whitewater Veteran Resources for more information.

Students at UW-Whitewater, whether online or on campus, receive expert guidance from career professionals. The Career Services office works with students at all levels to help them navigate the process. We also have career advisers dedicated to business students. The Senior Business Career Adviser is a valuable resource for business students at all levels. Career advising services include resume review, interview preparation, mock interview practice, job fair information, and job search strategies.

Another way to meet with potential employers is to build your profile and post your resume on Handshake, an easy-to-use job and internship search tool where alumni and employers post positions available to UW-Whitewater students and alumni. Handshake has opportunities available on- and off-campus and in locations across the United States.

UW-Whitewater provides a number of sources of financial assistance. Visit Financial Aid for information on loans, scholarships and grants. Additionally, because life presents unexpected challenges, the university's Warhawk Emergency Fund has been established to help students at risk of dropping out due to financial emergencies. The Financial Literacy Center also provides resources, tools and confidential financial coaching at no cost to students.

The Andersen Library and Business Librarian offer research and library services for all UW-Whitewater students. Help is available by chat and email, as well as in-person. 

To access the online bachelor's courses and lecture content, you need a computer with a high-speed internet connection. You will also need a web camera, microphone, and speakers.

Minimum Technology Requirements:

  • Windows 10 or macOS 10.13
  • 2 Ghz dual-core processor
  • 8 gigs of memory
  • Latest version of Chrome and Firefox
  • Current Windows/Mac updates and anti-virus
  • If using a work computer, you must be granted local admin rights

Students may use a tablet or iPad as a secondary device, but a Windows or Mac computer is required for the program. Additional software requirements may apply in some courses.

Students may download MS Office and Symantec Antivirus for free from

Instructors may require the use of Respondus Monitor and/or Respondus LockDown Browser for online quizzes and exams. Respondus Monitor requires use of a webcam. If you do not already have a webcam, they can be purchased through major online retailers for about $25.

Please note that Respondus products are not compatible with Chromebooks and are not guaranteed to work on a tablet, which is why a Windows- or Mac-based PC is recommended as the primary tool for accessing your online courses.

The university and college help desks cannot provide support for Canvas, LockDown Browser or Respondus Monitor. For technical support related to these programs, please contact Canvas directly using the contact information at

Please contact the College of Business and Economics Online Education Help Desk with any technical questions that are unrelated to Canvas, LockDown Browser, or Respondus Monitor.
Phone: (262) 472-4981

Undergraduate students from other universities may take UW-Whitewater courses by enrolling as Special No Credential Seeking students. See the Online Courses for Guest Students page for more information.