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THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (CBA)

DEPARTMENTS/UNITS

DEGREES OFFERED

MAJORS AND MINORS

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAMS

ADVISER ASSIGNMENT

CORE/MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

ADMISSION TO THE BUSINESS PROGRAM

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

SECOND MAJOR IN COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

SCHOLARSHIPS

INTERNSHIPS

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION


THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (CBA)

Dean - Bruce May
Associate Dean - Glenn Knowles
Assistant to the Dean - Amelia Dittman
138 Wimberly Hall; (608) 785-8090
www.uwlax.edu/ba


DEPARTMENTS/UNITS

Accountancy
Economics
Finance
Information Systems
Management
Marketing
Small Business Development Center


DEGREES OFFERED

Bachelor of Science
Master of Business Administration


MAJORS AND MINORS

The following majors and minors are available:

B.S. = Bachelor of Science   m = Minor

Accountancy (B.S., m)                                   
Business Administration (m) (not open to business majors)                          
Economics (B.S., m)                                       
Finance (B.S.)                                               
Finance with Risk, Insurance & Financial Planning Concentration (B.S.)       
Health Information Systems Management (m)                            
Information Systems (B.S., m)                          
International Business (B.S., m)                     
Management (B.S.)                                       
Marketing (B.S.)
Sustainable Business (m)


COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAMS

The College of Business Administration's undergraduate and graduate (MBA) programs provide business education opportunities for students from across the state, the country, and the world.  The undergraduate program primarily serves residential full-time students in a traditional campus learning environment.  The MBA program was originally designed to serve working professionals in the region but has grown to accommodate international and domestic students who chose to attend on a full-time basis.

MISSION
'To provide students an exceptional business education that empowers them to serve organizations and communities as socially responsible citizens in a global environment.'

VISION
'To be recognized for quality as the leading business school among regional and state comprehensive universities.'

VALUES
-Teaching: highly effective and innovative teaching employing relevant curriculum.
-Scholarship: scholarship that advances discipline-based knowledge, best practices, and teaching pedagogy, each equally enriching student learning.
-Faculty: quality faculty who are accessible, responsive, and dedicated to student learning.
-Students: quality students who are actively engaged in their professional and personal development.
-Learning: a highly interactive learning environment that fosters strong
relationships and student success.
-Global Engagement: global engagement and collaboration to increase international awareness and opportunities.
-High Standards: high standards that reflect best practices and ethical behavior, stimulate intellectual growth, and promote continuous improvement.
-Diversity: acceptance and respect for human and ideological differences.
-Sustainability: promotion of sustainable practices in the use of economic, ecological, and social resources.
-Service: service to the university, discipline, and community that promotes strong partnerships and advances professional and economic development.


ADVISER ASSIGNMENT

Students are assigned to faculty advisers in their declared major area. Advisers help students develop programs, plan schedules, discuss major and career choices and refer for assistance in the case of academic difficulties. Students are required to meet with their faculty adviser at least once a semester.

The final responsibility for selecting courses and meeting graduation requirements rests with the student. Students should review course prerequisites by checking course descriptions in the appropriate listings of this catalog and consult with their faculty adviser and/or seek assistance from the dean's office. Go to www.uwlax.edu/ba/undergrad/advising/advising.htm for more program advising.


CORE/MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

All students enrolled in any program within the college must complete 15 business core courses listed below, and all requirements for the major (see department listings). Courses numbered at the 100 and 200 level are considered pre-business courses.

Course/Title/Credits
ECO 110 - Microeconomics and Public Policy (3 credits)
ECO 120 - Global Macroeconomics (3 credits)
BUS 205 - The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (3 credits)
ACC 221 - Accounting Principles I (3 credits)
ACC 222 - Accounting Principles II (3 credits)
IS 220 - Information Systems for Business Management (4 credits)                             
BUS 230 - Business and Economics Research and Communications (3 credits)
ENG 110 - College Writing I (3 credits)
Or
ENG 112 - College Writing AP (3 credits)
MGT 308 - Behavior & Theory in Organizations (3 credits)
MKT 309 - Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
FIN 355 - Principles of Financial Management (3 credits)
MGT 393 - Production and Operations Management (3 credits)
MGT 449 - Administrative Policy Determination (3 credits)
MTH 145 - Elementary Statistics (4 credits)
MTH 175 - Applied Calculus (4 credits)
Or
MTH 207 - Calculus I (5 credits)


ADMISSION TO THE BUSINESS PROGRAM

Students who desire to major in business must be admitted to the business program in order to register for the professional, upper division (300-400 numbers) courses offered by the college. An application for admission to the business program must be completed and approved by the dean prior to the semester the student plans to enroll in upper division College of Business Administration course work.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1. 'C' grades or higher earned (or in progress) in: ACC 221, 222; ECO 110, 120; BUS 205.
2. 54 credits or higher earned (or in progress).
3. Three of the following core courses completed (or in progress):
     BUS 230
     ENG 110 or 112
     IS 220
     MTH 145
     MTH 175 (or MTH 207)
Any remaining pre-business courses not taken prior to admission should be completed during the first semester after admission to the program.
4. Earn a 2.50 cumulative grade point at time of application. This includes courses taken at UW-La Crosse and elsewhere.

Application forms for admission to the business program are obtained from the dean's office in 138 Wimberly Hall, and may be submitted for either fall or spring semesters. Applications are due by mid-semester. Late applications may not be accepted. To avoid scheduling problems, pre-business students should work closely with their faculty advisers in order to complete the pre-business program within their freshman and sophomore years at UW-L. Students who undertake their freshman and sophomore years of study at another university should familiarize themselves with the college's business requirements and the university's General Education program, and plan their program of study accordingly.

A guide for sequencing business core requirements is as follows:

FRESHMAN YEAR
     MTH 145 - Elementary Statistics*
     MTH 175 (or 207) Applied Calculus*
     ECO 110 - Microeconomics and Public Policy*
     ECO 120 - Global Macroeconomics*
     ENG 110 (or 112) College Writing I*

SOPHOMORE YEAR
     ACC 221 - Accounting Principles I**
     ACC 222 - Accounting Principles II
     BUS 205 - The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
     IS 220 - Information Systems for Business Management
     BUS 230 - Business and Economics Research and Communication

Admission to the business program is required prior to enrollment in the junior/senior level business courses.

*These courses also will fulfill general education requirements.
**Accountancy majors may complete in freshman year.

JUNIOR YEAR
     MGT 308 - Behavior and Theory in Organizations
     MGT 393 - Production and Operations Management
     MKT 309 - Principles of Marketing
     FIN 355 - Principles of Financial Management

Students also will complete their business major requirements during their junior and senior years.

SENIOR YEAR
     MGT 449 - Administrative Policy Determination taken final semester; requires completion of all other core requirements


SECOND MAJOR IN COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Business students may complete a second business major by completing all courses required for the second major as described in the catalog. With the exception of economics, students may not use the same courses to fulfill both majors.

Business students seeking a second major or minor in liberal studies and science areas may do so by completing all requirements of the major or minor they elect, as stated in the catalog. Double counting courses in both majors, as appropriate, is allowed.


SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are available to students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and have achieved scholastic excellence in the College of Business Administration program. Information may be obtained from the UW-La Crosse Foundation Office in the Cleary Alumni and Friends Center or on the web at www.foundation.uwlax.edu


INTERNSHIPS

Students may elect to take up to 15 College of Business Administration internship credits upon receiving approval of the department chair and dean; however, a maximum of six will be counted toward the 120 credits required for graduation. Internship credits may be applied toward fulfilling major requirements.

To be eligible for a College of Business Administration internship, a student must have a cumulative grade point of 2.50 or above and have completed the following: ACC 221, 222; BUS 205, 230; ECO 110, 120; FIN 355; IS 220; MGT 308; MKT 309.


REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

Students seeking to graduate from the College of Business Administration must:
1. Fulfill the university's General Education requirements.
2. Achieve a minimum 2.00 grade point average in the business core and the business major. Students majoring in accountancy must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 in their major.
3. Fulfill all other university general requirements.
4. Complete at least 50% of the business course requirements (core and major) in residence at UW-L.

All CBA students are expected to confirm their degree completion with the dean's office before the start of their final semester.