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The Bachelor of Science in Management program is a degree completion program that strengthens students with progressive career experience in preparation for advancing in mid-level, senior Management/Leadership positions in a wide range of business and manufacturing industries. Graduates of UW-Stout’s BSM program have careers that embrace administrative management and supervision, human resources, training and development, general operations, industrial production, supply chain, purchasing, product development, quality control systems, sales and management analysts. The success of our students is derived from a program builds a core of management/leadership competencies while highlighting concentrations in business, human resources, operations, quality and project management.
The management based coursework integrates responsiveness to customer needs; coordination/supervision of people; management of design; implementation and evaluation of processes and resources; infusion of leadership techniques with professional communication; managing quality standards for services; and utilization of complex problem solving with data decision making with financial operations, performance, productivity and goal achievement, building and leading teams, assessing ongoing performance of yourself, others and the organization. The technical courses within the Management Core are supported by the Operations and Management and Business departments infused with industry software and hardware. A concentration course in Business and Professional Speaking is supported by the Department of Communication Studies, Foreign Languages, and Performing Arts.
A required professional portfolio offers students the ability to culminate career experiences and serves as a foundation for skill development from the management operations and business courses preparing for future careers. An extensive network with campus resources form a support system for students contributing to their success with degree completion. Opportunities for acquiring credits for work experience and expanding professional experience with credits are explored with students in INMGT 100: Introduction to Online Management course which is the first course of the program. A professional portfolio is updated at the completion of the program infuses future long term career performance opportunities. Students should possess progressive career experience. A 2.0 grade point average is required for graduation.
Total for graduation 120 credits with 32 credits required for residency. The breakdown includes general education requirements with 40 credits, Technical Emphasis at 36 credits, Management Core Courses with 26 credits and each of the five concentrations at 18 credits. The concentrations include Business, Human Resource, Operations, Quality and Project Management.
Bachelor of Science Degree
|Total for graduation
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)
Communication Skills (9 credits)
Analytic Reasoning and Natural Sciences (10 credits)
Courses must be from the areas of analytic reasoning and natural sciences. At least one mathematics or statistics course and a natural science course with a lab are required.
Arts and Humanities (6 credits)
Courses must be from as least two categories: Art History/Music Appreciation, Creative/Performing Arts, Foreign Language & Culture, History, Literature and Philosophy.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)
Courses must be from two or more areas including anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology.
Cross-disciplinary Issues (3 credits)
Courses must be selected from the list of approved cross-disciplinary issues courses.
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)
Selected from GE-approved courses.
Technical Emphasis (36 credits)
Because each student brings different qualifications as a result of prior training and experience, the student, with the assistance of the program director, will define all 40 technical credits in terms of student and job competency needs.
Management Core (26 credits)
Business Management (18 credits)
Human Resource Management (18 credits)
Operations Management (18 credits)
Project Management (18 credits)
Quality Management (18 credits)