CBA Resources

Online forms for CBA students expanding section

Change of Major/Minor 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. Some offices also have an online form. You can check here to find out how/where to change your major to another college. 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:

  1. At least 54 credits earned (or in progress)
  2. Combined cumulative GPA of 2.50 (includes transfer courses)
  3. Completion (or in progress) of minimum pre-business coursework.

Change of Advisor form (CBA students only)

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.

Curriculum Guides expanding section

CBA Curriculum Guide 2020-2021 (for students who started at UWL in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021)

CBA Curriculum Guide 2019-2020 (for students who started at UWL in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020)

CBA 2019-2020 major requirements at a glance

CBA 2019-2020 minor requirements at a glance

CBA Curriculum Guide 2018-2019(for students who started at UWL in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019)
CBA 2018-2019 major requirements at a glance
CBA 2018-2019 minor requirements at a glance
CBA Curriculum Guide 2017-2018(for students who started at UWL in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018)
CBA 2017-2018 major requirements at a glance
CBA 2017-2018 minor requirements at a glance
CBA Curriculum Guide 2016-2017(for students who started at UWL in Fall 2016 or Spring 2017)

Business Program Admission expanding section

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 can be obtained 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

  1. 54 credits or higher earned (or in progress).
  2. Earn a 2.50 combined cumulative grade point at time of application. This includes courses taken at UW-La Crosse and elsewhere.
  3. "C" grades or higher earned (or in progress) in:
    ACC 221 Accounting Principles I 3
    ACC 222 Accounting Principles II 3
    BLAW 205 The Legal & Ethical Environment of Business 3
    ECO 110 Microeconomics and Public Policy 3
    ECO 120 Global Macroeconomics 3
  4. Three of the following core courses completed (or in progress):

    ECO 230 Business and Economics Research and Communication 3
    ENG 110 College Writing I 3
    or ENG 112 College Writing AP (Advanced Placement)
    IS 220 Information Systems for Business Management 4
    MGT 301 Business Communication 3
    MTH 175 Applied Calculus 4-5
    or MTH 207 Calculus I
    STAT 145 Elementary Statistics (or equivalent) 4
  5. Any remaining pre-business courses not taken prior to admission should be completed during the first semester after admission to the program.

Graduation Requirements expanding section

Graduation/degree requirements

Students seeking to graduate from the College of Business Administration must:

  1. Fulfill the university’s general education requirements.
  2. Fulfill all other university general requirements.
  3. Achieve a minimum 2.00 grade point average in the business core and the business major.
  4. 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:

  1. Fulfill the general education requirements.
  2. Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
  3. 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.)
  4. 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.
  5. Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
  6. A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
  7. 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.

Credit Checks
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.