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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

 

The College of Business Administration is an institution of higher education dedicated to the personal and professional develop- ment of its students. The college’s programs provide our students with an integrated business education at the undergraduate and master’s levels that prepare them for successful professional careers. Our graduates will be prepared to be effective problem solvers, ethical decision-makers, and life-long learners in a dynamic, diverse world environment.

 

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse offers a program of evening courses in business leading to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. The program, which is accredited by AACSB

— The International Association of Management Education, is designed for qualified students, regardless of area of undergraduate preparation.

 

The overall objective of the program is to prepare graduates for positions of leadership in business and public administration. The program has been designed to develop the student’s critical, analytical, problem solving and decision making capabilities and to provide basic knowledge useful in the solution of management problems.

 

More information can be obtained at the web site: http://perth.uwlax.edu/ba.

 

ADMISSION

 

Applicants for admission to the program must apply through the university Admissions Office. In order to be admitted in good standing, applicants must meet the university requirements including a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.85 (or 3.00 for the last half of undergraduate work) on a 4.00 scale and demonstrate the ability to successfully complete the MBA program. Performance on the GMAT and prior academic work will be used as indicators of ability. International students are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and submit their scores for evaluation. Applicants who meet the minimum standards may be denied admission because of enrollment limitations.

 

THE PROGRAM

 

Foundation

The MBA program has two phases for qualified applicants with foundation course deficiencies. Such applicants will be admitted to the program while they complete their remaining foundation

course work.

 

Foundation Courses

ECO 110 and ECO 120

or

ECO 703 and ECO 704

ACC 221 and ACC 222

or

ACC 703 and ACC 704

MKT 309 or MKT 700

FIN 355 or FIN 701

MGT 393 or MGT 702

MGT 308 or MGT 703

MGT 205

I-S 220

MTH 205

 

      (A minimum grade of “C” is required in all foundation courses completed pre- or  post-baccalaureate.)

Students completing foundation courses must achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.00. Students who earn less than a “C” grade in any foundation course will be dropped from the program.

 

Some courses are offered via the Internet in an accelerated format which may allow completion of the foundation program in one calendar year.

 

Credit by exam (test out) is available for several foundation courses. Information should be obtained from the program director.

 

MBA

Qualified applicants who have completed at least 80% of the foundation courses are admitted to the graduate degree requirement phase. (Remaining foundation courses must be completed within the first two semesters of graduate study.) Course requirements for the degree are listed below:

 

Master’s Degree Requirements:

 

 

 

 

Credits

ACC

705

Accounting and Managerial Control

3

ECO

710

Managerial Economics

3

FIN

720

Managerial Finance

3

MGT

730

Organizational Behavior and Theory

3

MGT

732

Operations Research and Decision Making

3

MGT

735

Strategic Management

3

MKT

740

Marketing Analysis

3

 

 

Electives*

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Credits

30

 

 

SATISFACTORY PROGRESS

 

A 3.00 grade point average in courses counting toward the MBA is required for graduation. Students must be able to achieve this grade point average in, at most, 36 credits or they will be dropped from the

program. A student earning a “D” or “F” in a graduate level course, whether it has been taken on this campus or at another univer-sity, will be dropped from the program. A maximum of six credits of “C” may be applied to the MBA.

 

RESTRICTIONS

 

Enrollment in MBA courses is restricted to graduate students in the MBA program, unless given special permission by the program director. Graduate students from other programs could be permitted to take, at most, six credits of 500/600/700 level MBA courses.

 

            *          Elective credits must be selected from course work offered within the College of Business Administration. All students must complete at least six elective credits at the 700 level.


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