Kwik Trip Integrated Core Program

CBA Integrated Core Program LogoThe Kwik Trip Integrated Core Program (ICP) is a unique learning opportunity sponsored by Kwik Trip. It is designed to enhance students’ understanding of core business functions (Finance, Marketing and Management), as well as their critical thinking, communications, and professional skill in the context of an interdisciplinary business environment. Students apply to the program and if accepted will be automatically enrolled in four of the CBA core courses: FIN 355, MKT 309, MGT 308 and Fin/MKT/MGT 323 - a course in business consulting and communication that can meet the MGT/MKT 301 core requirement or count toward the 120 total credits needed for graduation as a Management elective.

The ICP design utilizes high impact practices while providing students real-world business experience early in the academic programming within the college. Students work collaboratively in teams, on three applied interdisciplinary business projects throughout the semester—the final project is a client-based. Projects are designed to be unstructured to mimic the business environment and highlight the intersection of finance, marketing and management.

ICP Video Overview

Apply Now!

Applications for the Fall 2023 program are being accepted now. If you will be in the CBA starting in the Fall and have not yet taken MGT 308, MKT 309, or FIN 355 you are eligible for the program and should consider applying for this opportunity. Use the link below to complete this brief application.

 Fall 2023 ICP Application [link to:]

Contact the Spring ICP faculty with any questions: Prof. Christa Kiersch (, Prof. Maggie McDermott (, and Prof. Steve Tippins (

INFORMATION SESSION: Thursday 3/30 5-6pm in 2115 Wittich Hall. Contact to get a link if you would like to join virtually.

The priority application deadline for Fall 2023 is April 3rd.

ICP News

ICP Group Presenting
Real problems, real solutions article about Kwik Trip Integrated Core Program from Campus Connections.
Posted June 26, 2022 7:00 AM

UW-La Crosse students surprised with scholarships and end of semester banquet (News8000)

ICP Faculty

Christa Kiersch  Profile of Christa Kiersch  Office hours

Associate Professor
2216 Wittich Hall

Specialty areas:

Leadership, Student Leadership Development, Human Resource Management

Maggie McDermott  Profile of Maggie McDermott  Meet with me

Associate Professor
3102 Wittich Hall

Specialty areas:

Sustainability in Business

Kelly Nowicki  Profile of Kelly Nowicki  Meet with me  Office hours

Associate Teaching Professor
2218 Wittich Hall

Specialty areas:

Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Business

Diana Tempski  Profile of Diana Tempski

Teaching Professor
3130 Wittich Hall

Specialty areas:

Corporate Finance

Stacy Trisler  Profile of Stacy Trisler  Meet with me  Office hours

Associate Teaching Professor
3110 Wittich Hall

Specialty areas:

Professional Selling
Sales Management
Sales Team