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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 The American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (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.

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

Foundation Courses

ECO 110 Microeconomics and Public Policy 3 credits
ECO 120 Global Macroeconomics 3 credits
ACC 221 Financial Accounting Principles 3 credits
ACC 222 Managerial Accounting Principles 3 credits
MGT 205 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 3 credits
MGT 220 Information Systems for Business Management 3 credits
FIN 355 Principles of Financial Management 3 credits
MGT 393 Production Management 3 credits
MGT 410 Organizational Behavior and Development 3 credits
MKT 309 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
MTH 205 Elementary Statistics 4 credits
Total 34

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

Students completing foundation courses in the Pre-MBA program must maintain a minimum grade point average based on the number of deficiencies: one course -- GPA 2.00; two courses -- GPA 2.50; more than four courses -- GPA 2.75. Students who earn less than a "C" grade in any foundation course will be dropped from the program.

Some courses are also offered via distance education, at the graduate level, in an accelerated format which may allow completion of the Pre-MBA program in one calendar year.

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


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

Master's Degree Requirements:

ACC 705 Accounting and Managerial Control 3 credits
ECO 710 Managerial Economics 3 credits
FIN 720 Managerial Finance 3 credits
MGT 730 Organizational Behavior and Theory 3 credits
MGT 732 Operations Research and Decision Making 3 credits
MGT 735 Strategic Management 3 credits
MKT 740 Marketing Analysis 3 credits
Electives* 9 credits
Minimum Credits 30


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 university, will be dropped from the program. A maximum of six credits of "C" may be applied to the MBA.


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.

This catalog is a record of undergraduate programs, courses, policies, staff and facilities as of April 1, 1997. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse reserves the right to change any of the information in this catalog at any time and without giving prior notice. This catalog does not establish a contractual relationship. For a further explanation of your rights and responsibilities as a student please see the Welcome and Note to Students section.

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