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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Business Administration, B.S.


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         Business Administration, B.S.: 4-year sequence, 3-year sequence

Introduction

The Business Administration program at UW-Stout is unique in that it blends business with technology. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). It has a solid foundation of general-liberal studies and covers the functional areas of marketing, manufacturing, finance, personnel, accounting and law. It also requires comprehensive courses in policies, management information systems, leadership, and the legal and ethical aspects of management. The unique aspect of requiring credits in a technical component allows a student to tap one or more of UW-Stout’s technology areas such as construction, graphic arts management, information systems, logistics management, loss control, packaging, quality management, training, retail management, hospitality and tourism management, and the like to complement the business program.

Keeping pace with the demands of the ever-changing business environment, the business degree at UW-Stout has added a concentration in supply chain management. Recognizing that this is a specialized skill that is being driven by globalization, cost control and increased customer service levels and high quality requirements; the business program has reached out to give our students an opportunity to specialize in this critical area of commerce. Supply chain management encompasses all logistics management activities. Since this area of business integrates supply and demand management within and across companies, and represents approximately 70 to 80 percent of the cost structure of a typical company; it is necessary to operate an efficient supply chain in order to compete. Thus businesses have deemed this to be a critical business function and skill.

Recent graduates have obtained positions in areas of sales, retailing, production control, manufacturing supervision, purchasing, cost accounting, human resource management, restaurant management, customer service, banking and others.

General Requirements
Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for graduation 120 credits  
General Education 40 credits  
Professional Preparation 6 credits  
Major Studies 64 credits  
Minor/Specialization 15-31 credits  
Supply Chain Management Concentration 80 credits  

Program Requirements


Racial and Ethnic Studies (6 credits*)


Three credits must be selected from RES-A.

Global Perspective (6 credits*)


Complete a program of university-approved work or study abroad, or 6 credits of global perspective approved courses. 

General Education (40 credits)


Analytic Reasoning and Natural Sciences (10 credits)


Arts and Humanities (6 credits)


Courses must be from two or more areas including art history, creative arts, foreign language and culture, history, literature, music appreciation, performing arts and philosophy.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)


Courses must be from two or more areas including anthropology, economics, geography, polictal science, psychology and sociology.

Cross-disciplinary Issues (3 credits)


Courses must be selected from the list of approved cross-disciplinary issues courses, which includes technology.

Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)


Courses must be selected from the list of approved social responsibility and ethical reasoning courses.

Selectives (3 credits)


Courses/credits may be selected from any Gen Ed category to meet the 40-credit Gen Ed requirement.

Professional Preparation (6 credits)


Major Studies (64 credits)


Professional Core (33 credits)


One course is required from each of the following areas: Accounting, management operations, marketing, human resources, legal, integrated systems, international, management, practicum, applied experiential learning, and business electives. Please see adviser for current course list.

A minimum 2.5 grade point average is required overall or for the last 64 credits used in the Business Administration program.

Legal (2-3 credits)

International (3 credits)

Experiential Learning (2 credits)

This requirement must be related to your Professional Core, or with the approval of the Program Director, you may select an appropriate business selective.

Minor or Specialization (15-31 credits)


Upon completion of a minor, if your credit count does not reach 120, additional courses can be taken from the professional core, as well as economics (ECON-XXX) or other business-related course (BUACT, BUFIN, BUINB, BULGL, BUMGT, BUMIS, BUMKG, BURTL, BUSCM). 

Requirements for the Supply Chain Management Concentration (80 credits)


Professional Preparation (8-9 credits)


Major Studies (71 credits)


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