2012-2014 Catalog

2012-14 Undergraduate Catalog

Business Administration

Faculty and Instructional Staff Top of Page

Kay Biga, Senior Lecturer
Ethan Christensen, Assistant Professor
David Johnson, Assistant Professor
Rick Moran, Senior Lecturer

Business Administration Program Top of Page

The Business Administration major works toward developing effective decision-makers and leaders in both the private and public sectors through a strong practical business education as well as a comprehensive liberal arts education. The Business Administration major offers concentrations in areas of study designed to equip students for immediate entry into professional positions.

The Business Administration major is designed to engage students in critical thinking so they can analyze problems, implement strategies, and contribute to the success of a business organization.

While pursuing the Business Administration major, students study under highly qualified faculty members who have expertise in their specialized fields as well as extensive business experience.

The Business Administration major provides degree concentrations that instill excellence, build confidence, and develop strong leadership skills that graduates can use throughout their careers.

The Business Administration major offers the following concentrations:

  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

Student Outcomes Top of Page

The Business Administration program is committed to the UW-Superior Campus assessment plan. Business Administration student learning outcomes and assessment metrics are developed through a collaborative continuous improvement process that integrates input from the campus and business communities. Our program's student learning outcomes are found at the Office of Assessment website.

Admission Requirements Top of Page

 Refer to Department of Business and Economics Admission Requirements and Policies.

Business Administration Major Requirements (non-comprehensive) Top of Page

39 total credits

Required Department of Business & Economics core courses (39 credits required):

Business Computer Application -- 3.00 credits
Calculus for Business, Life, and Social Sciences -- 3.00 credits
Financial Accounting -- 3.00 credits
Managerial Accounting -- 3.00 credits
Business Law I -- 3.00 credits
Business Statistics -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Microeconomics -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Macroeconomics -- 3.00 credits
Business and Professional Writing -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Finance -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Marketing -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Management -- 3.00 credits
Strategic Management -- 3.00 credits

Only students who are not comprehensive majors in the Department of Business and Economics may declare this major.

Business Administration Major - Finance Concentration Requirements (comprehensive) Top of Page

60 total credits

Required Department of Business & Economics core courses (39 credits required):

Business Computer Application -- 3.00 credits
Calculus for Business, Life, and Social Sciences -- 3.00 credits
Financial Accounting -- 3.00 credits
Managerial Accounting -- 3.00 credits
Business Law I -- 3.00 credits
Business Statistics -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Microeconomics -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Macroeconomics -- 3.00 credits
Business and Professional Writing -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Finance -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Marketing -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Management -- 3.00 credits
Strategic Management -- 3.00 credits

Required concentration courses (15 credits required):

Managerial Finance -- 3.00 credits
Quantitative Models for Production and Operations Management -- 3.00 credits
Principles of Insurance and Risk Management -- 3.00 credits
Investments -- 3.00 credits

International Business -- 3.00 credits

or

International Economics -- 3.00 credits

And at least two of the following (6 credits required):

Study Abroad -- 0.00 - 6.00 credits
Money and Banking -- 3.00 credits
Public Finance -- 3.00 credits
Fundamentals of Taxation -- 3.00 credits

Management Information Systems -- 3.00 credits

or

Accounting Information Systems -- 3.00 credits

International Business -- 3.00 credits

or

International Economics -- 3.00 credits

Finance Internship -- 2.00 - 7.00 credits

ACCT 460 and ACCT 357 - Not allowed for Accounting Majors
BUS 430 or ECON 430 cannot be used twice to satisfy a requirement in the concentration.

Business Administration Major - International Business Concentration Requirements (comprehensive) Top of Page

51 total credits

Required Department of Business & Economics core courses (39 credits required):

Business Computer Application -- 3.00 credits
Calculus for Business, Life, and Social Sciences -- 3.00 credits
Financial Accounting -- 3.00 credits
Managerial Accounting -- 3.00 credits
Business Law I -- 3.00 credits
Business Statistics -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Microeconomics -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Macroeconomics -- 3.00 credits
Business and Professional Writing -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Finance -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Marketing -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Management -- 3.00 credits
Strategic Management -- 3.00 credits

Required concentration courses (6 credits required):

International Economics -- 3.00 credits

International Business -- 3.00 credits

or

Transportation Economics -- 3.00 credits

And at least two of the following (6 credits required):

Study Abroad -- 0.00 - 6.00 credits
International and Intermodal Transportation Management -- 3.00 credits
Development Economics -- 3.00 credits
Management Information Systems -- 3.00 credits
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility -- 3.00 credits
Business Internship -- 2.00 - 7.00 credits

Complete two years of college-level course work or equivalent in one foreign language.

Business Administration Major - Management concentration Requirements (comprehensive) Top of Page

60 total credits

Required Department of Business & Economics core courses (39 total credits):

Business Computer Application -- 3.00 credits
Calculus for Business, Life, and Social Sciences -- 3.00 credits
Financial Accounting -- 3.00 credits
Managerial Accounting -- 3.00 credits
Business Law I -- 3.00 credits
Business Statistics -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Microeconomics -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Macroeconomics -- 3.00 credits
Business and Professional Writing -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Finance -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Marketing -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Management -- 3.00 credits
Strategic Management -- 3.00 credits

Required concentration courses (9 credits required):

Human Resource Management -- 3.00 credits
Small Business Management -- 3.00 credits

International Business -- 3.00 credits

or

International Economics -- 3.00 credits

And at least two of the following (6 credits required):

Supply Chain Management -- 3.00 credits
Intermediate Microeconomics -- 3.00 credits
Quantitative Models for Production and Operations Management -- 3.00 credits
Managerial Finance -- 3.00 credits

And at least two of the following (6 credits required):

Management Information Systems -- 3.00 credits
Environmental Law and Regulation -- 3.00 credits
Study Abroad -- 0.00 - 6.00 credits
Business Internship -- 2.00 - 7.00 credits
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility -- 3.00 credits
Consumer Behavior -- 3.00 credits
Marketing Strategy and Brand Management -- 3.00 credits

International Business -- 3.00 credits

or

International Economics -- 3.00 credits

BUS 306 and FIN 321 - Students with a Finance concentration cannot use this as an elective.

BUS 371 and BUS 484 - Students with a Marketing concentration cannot use this as an elective.

LSTU 303 TRSP 300 - Students with a Transportation & Logistics Management major cannot use this as an elective.

ECON 350 - Students with an Economics major cannot use this as an elective.

BUS 430 and ECON 430 - Students cannot take BUS 430 or ECON 430 to satisfy two requirements.

Business Administration Major - Marketing concentration Requirements (comprehensive) Top of Page

60 total credits

Required Department of Business & Economics core courses (39 credits required):

Business Computer Application -- 3.00 credits
Calculus for Business, Life, and Social Sciences -- 3.00 credits
Financial Accounting -- 3.00 credits
Managerial Accounting -- 3.00 credits
Business Law I -- 3.00 credits
Business Statistics -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Microeconomics -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Macroeconomics -- 3.00 credits
Business and Professional Writing -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Finance -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Marketing -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Management -- 3.00 credits
Strategic Management -- 3.00 credits

Required concentration courses (15 credits required):

Consumer Behavior -- 3.00 credits
Marketing Research -- 3.00 credits
Marketing Strategy and Brand Management -- 3.00 credits
Quantitative Models for Production and Operations Management -- 3.00 credits

International Business -- 3.00 credits

or

International Economics -- 3.00 credits

And at least two of the following (6 credits required):

Study Abroad -- 0.00 - 6.00 credits
Advertising Principles and Design -- 3.00 credits
Public Relations -- 3.00 credits
Business Internship -- 2.00 - 7.00 credits
Retail Marketing -- 3.00 credits
Professional Selling and Sales Management -- 3.00 credits
Integrated Marketing Communication -- 3.00 credits

Business Minor Requirements Top of Page

24 total credits

Required courses (24 credits required):

Accounting for Nonbusiness Majors -- 3.00 credits
Business Computer Application -- 3.00 credits
Business Statistics -- 3.00 credits
Economics in Society -- 3.00 credits
Business Law I -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Marketing -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Management -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Finance -- 3.00 credits

ITS 108, ECON 235, ACCT 101, BUS 270 must be taken before enrolling in BUS 370, 380 and FIN 320. See admission requirements and policies for Business minor admission requirements.

The Business Minor is available only to students whose major is offered by a department other than the Department of Business and Economics.

The Business Minor is not available for students with:

  • a comprehensive major taken from the Department of Business and Economics
  • the Business Administration major, which requires a minor.

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