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2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin 
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Business Administration, B.S.

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The Business Administration program at UW-Stout is unique in that it blends business with technology. 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 8-9 credits  
Major Studies 71 credits  

A grade point average of at least 2.5 for the last 64 credits earned or a grade point average of 2.5 overall for UW-Stout credits earned in program is required. At least 31 credits from the Business Core and Professional Core must be taken at UW-Stout.

Program Requirements

General Education

40 credits required

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)

Additional Courses:

Remaining course(s) must be from areas including anthropology, geography, political science, psychology and sociology.

Contemporary Issues (3 credits)

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

Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)

Additional Courses:

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 category to meet the 40-credit requirement.

Professional Preparation

8-9 credits required

Major Studies

71 credits required

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.

Emphasis Area (10 credits)

Students select a specific emphasis area to supplement the business core. There are many emphasis areas available. Students must meet with the program director to select an emphasis area and for the list of courses available in each emphasis area.

Requirements for the Supply Chain Management Concentration

80 credits required

Professional Preparation

8-9 credits required

Major Studies

71 credits required

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