Dec 05, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Business Administration, B.S.

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


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 a minor allows a student to tap one or more of UW-Stout’s unique connections to business and industry areas such as property management, construction, human resource management, enterprise technology, logistics management, loss control, packaging, quality management, training, retail management, hospitality and tourism management, and many more 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.

  1. Recent graduates have obtained positions in areas of sales, project management, retail management, production control, manufacturing supervision, purchasing, cost accounting, 

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)

Courses must be from the approved areas of analytic reasoning and natural sciences. At least one natural science course with a lab is required.

Arts and Humanities (6 credits)

Courses must be from two or more areas including art history/music & theater appreciation, creative/performing arts, foreign language and culture, history, literature, 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)

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 (21-23 credits)

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

Accounting (3 credits)

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) or other business-related courses (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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