Resources for students
College of Business Administration (CBA)
Welcome to the UW-La Crosse College of Business Administration. We are proud to provide students with a solid educational foundation for a career in business.
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|Majors/minors||Assurance of Learning / curriculum assessment|
|Core business classes||Transfer student information|
Change of Program/Plan form
Use this form only if you are changing majors/minors within the CBA or changing to a CBA major from another college or school at UWL. To change your major to another college or school at UWL you should go to the Dean's Office of that college or school. This form declares your major but is not an application to the business program.
Application to the Business Program (CBA students only)
Business Program Admission Requirements:
- At least 54 credits earned (or in progress)
- Combined cumulative GPA of 2.50 (includes transfer courses)
- Completion (or in progress) of minimum pre-business coursework.
CBA Off Campus Course Evaluation and Permit form (CBA students only)
Complete this form prior to taking a course at another institution. Note: Students MAY NOT REPEAT a course at another institution once it has been taken at UWL.
CBA Business Program Admission policy
Students who desire to major in business must be admitted to the CBA 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 CBA 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.
Application forms for admission to the Business Program are obtained from the CBA Dean’s Office in 138 Wimberly Hall or online, 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 advisors in order to complete the pre-business program within their freshman and sophomore years at UWL. 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.
Admission to CBA Business Program Requirements
- 54 credits or higher earned (or in progress).
- Earn a 2.50 combined cumulative grade point at time of application. This includes courses taken at UW-La Crosse and elsewhere.
- "C" grades or higher earned (or in progress) in:
Course List Code Title Credits Accounting Principles I 3 Accounting Principles II 3 The Legal & Ethical Environment of Business 3 Microeconomics and Public Policy 3 Global Macroeconomics 3
Three of the following core courses completed (or in progress):
Course List Code Title Credits Business and Economics Research and Communication 3 College Writing I 3 or College Writing AP (Advanced Placement) Information Systems for Business Management 4 Business Communication 3 Applied Calculus 4-5 or Calculus I Elementary Statistics (or equivalent) 4
Any remaining pre-business courses not taken prior to admission should be completed during the first semester after admission to the program.
Students seeking to graduate from the College of Business Administration must:
- Fulfill the university’s general education requirements.
- Fulfill all other university general requirements.
- Achieve a minimum 2.00 grade point average in the business core and the business major.
- Complete at least 50% of the business course requirements (core and major) in residence at UWL.
University baccalaureate degree requirements
Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:
- Fulfill the general education requirements.
- Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
- Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
- Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1 At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 (senior college) level courses. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UWL as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement nor do courses from two-year schools.
- Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
- A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
- Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.
Grade point average requirements for some programs will be considerably higher than 2.00. Re-entering students may be required to earn credits in excess of the 120 needed for graduation in any curriculum in order to replace credits earned in courses in which the content has changed substantially in recent years. Each case will be judged on its own merit.
All CBA students are expected to confirm their degree completion by checking their advisement report in WINGS after they register for their final semester. The dean’s office will automatically complete a graduation check for all CBA students before the start of their final semester and notify them by email of any problems. If a student has specific questions or concerns about graduation requirements, they can contact the CBA Dean's Office.
|Our commitment to quality and student success is demonstrated through the accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. We are the only business school in the Southwestern Wisconsin to hold this prestigious accreditation.|