Dec 08, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Management, B.S.

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The Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) program is a customized instruction, 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 management/leadership and supervision in areas such as human resources, training and development, general operations, industrial production, project management, supply chain, purchasing, product development, health and safety, medical and health services, quality control systems, sales; as well as embrace entrepreneurship. 

The success of our students is derived from a program built on a core of management/leadership competencies while highlighting concentrations in Business, Human resources, Operations, Project Management, Quality, Risk Control & Safety, Supply Chain, and Facilities Operation. Students entering the program are often motivated to further their studies moving into Master’s Degree programs. Data from fall 2018 indicates that 80% of the students coming into the BS in Management program with career goals focused on advancement or are moving into careers with better future prospects.  Of the students entering the program in fall of 2018, 70% were in business and 30% in manufacturing.       

The management-based coursework integrates administration and management, financial management, personnel and human resources, production and processing, service quality, embracing customer services resolving conflicts and negotiating with others, law and government along with oral and written communication. The technical courses within the Management Core are supported by the Operations and Management and Business departments, infused by campus expertise. General education courses are included in multiple concentrations with courses in Business and Professional Speaking, Professional and Technical Communications, supported by the Department of Communication Studies, and Professional and Technical Communication from the English and Philosophy Department, Foreign Languages, and Performing Arts. Additional courses include Information and Communication Techniques from the Communication and Technologies Department and Human Resource Management from the Psychology Department.   

For many, credits for prior learning, a 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. Opportunities for acquiring credits for prior work experience is discussed and completed within INMGT 240: Introduction to Online Management Program. Students should possess progressive career experience. A 2.0 grade point average is required for graduation. 

The Bachelor of Science in Management program, being a degree completion program, strengthens students with progressive career experience in preparation for advancing in mid-level, senior Management/Leadership positions with the option of seamlessly moving ahead to earn a graduate degree in multiple career areas. 

A Dual Level program provides students from within the BS in Management program the opportunity to apply to a related Graduate program and earn a Master’s degree. They must be within 30 credits to graduation, no more the 1 year from obtaining their Bachelor’s Degree and have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 or graduate program GPA requirement on the undergraduate record on the date of enrollment. With an application to a Master’s degree program, the student will need to submit “Dual Level Program Enrollment Statement” (form 104-0116) to the Graduate College. Dual Level students from within the BS in Management program will be eligible to complete as many credits as allowed by the specific graduate school policy that will count toward the completion of both their undergraduate degree in Management and related Graduate program. 

The Graduate programs options include:
•    Master of Science in Operations and Supply Chain
•    Master of Science in Risk Control and Safety Management  
•    Master of Science in Training and Human Resource Development 

Concentrations include Business Management, Human Resource Management, Operations Management, Project Management, Quality Management, Risk Control and Safety Management, Supply Chain Management, and Facilities Operation Management.  

General Requirements
Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for graduation 120 credits  
General Education 40 credits  
Technical Emphasis 35 credits  
Major Studies 27 credits  
Concentration 18 credits  

Management, B.S. (Major Studies)

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