AACSB Business Education Alliance Member

UW-Superior is a member of AACSB International–The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

The goal of UW-Superior’s School of Business and Economics (SBE) is to develop effective decision-makers and leaders in both the private and public sectors through a strong, practical business education and comprehensive liberal arts education. The SBE instills in students a passion for excellence, self-confidence, a desire to be a continuous learner and strong leadership skills that they can use throughout their careers.

Students study under highly qualified faculty members who have expertise in their specialized fields as well as extensive business experience.

My UWS education really helped me grow as an individual. I formed great relationships at UWS with my professors because of the small class sizes and I now work with some of my peers from my graduating class. Those connections have made the transition from an academic setting to a professional setting much smoother.

Tony Meersman,
Accounting and Finance

One of the best aspects of the business program is the professors. Any time you have a question they are always willing to help and to talk to students after class. I also find the academic advisors very helpful. They make it easy to know what classes you need to take in order to be on the path for graduation.

Gabriel Williams,
Business Administration-Marketing

Dr. Rubana Mahjabeen came up to me after her class one day and told me I was really good at economics and asked if I’d ever considered majoring in it. I met with her to learn more and decided to switch my major to economics and finance. I’m so glad I did. I have loved getting to know my professors – that’s something that just doesn’t happen very often at a big university.

Grant Garding,
Economics and Finance

Dr. Stewart, Dr. Rust, Dr. Cao and Cassie Roemhildt were amazing. I feel like I was so well prepared for my career. I didn’t have to worry about not knowing things when I got my first job. I felt very confident. They connected me with job opportunities and wrote references for me and I know they’ll be there for me throughout my career. You just wouldn’t find that at a larger school.

Halle Kusterman,
Transportation and Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management

Business and Economics Offerings

UW-Superior’s School of Business and Economics offers programs in: accounting, business administration, data science, economics, finance, health and wellness management, international business, management, marketing, supply chain management, sustainable management, and transportation and logistics management.

Programs are taught by highly dedicated faculty who are well-connected and highly regarded in their respected fields, which provides outstanding networking and real-life learning opportunities for students. Programs and curriculum are designed to meet workforce needs and address contemporary topics.

The SBE established an Advisory Council in 2021 that advocates for SBE, its programs and students. The group of highly experienced and successful business leaders will share their expertise and connections to help ensure SBE’s programs optimally prepare students to meet workforce needs and exceed employer expectations. They also help identify and secure opportunities for UWS students.

Scholarship Opportunities

Involvement Opportunities

Each major within SBE offers extensive real-world learning opportunities, including internships, student clubs, Academic Service-Learning opportunities, mentorship competitions and much more. Students can also participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program to conduct original research with the support of a faculty or staff mentor. 

Internships

SBE strongly encourages internships for all students. Students in the Transportation and Logistics Management (TLM) program are required to complete internships. In addition to faculty recommendations and department resources, the Career Center can help students find internship opportunities. The benefits of internships for students and employers are many, including:

For the Student

  • Learn general business skills
  • Experience leadership examples
  • Experience teamwork opportunities
  • Experience real-world ideas and practices

For the Company

  • Hire enthusiastic employees
  • Provide leadership and mentoring
  • Completion of special project completion
  • Import new ideas and practices
  • Gain new recruiting opportunities
  • Gain an opportunity to free up managers from routine tasks during peak workload periods

SBE Internship Prerequisites

  • Must be admitted into SBE (with the consent of instructor and chair)

Additional information for TLM majors:

  • Successful completion of either TRSP 300 – Supply Chain Management or ECON 333 – Transportation Economics is required.

Internship Time Frame

  • Internships are commonly completed during:
    • the summer between junior and senior year
    • a semester
    • the summer after completing all coursework (walking the stage in May, and then receiving the diploma in August after the internship has been completed)
  • Internships typically last 8 – 12 weeks
  • SBE majors, with the exception of TLM, require a minimum of 45 hours per credit
  • Students, in cooperation with a company, may elect to extend the internship with the company, but it will no longer be for credit. UW-Superior is no longer part of the internship process when credit is not being earned.

Additional information for TLM majors:

  • A minimum six-week long internship is required of all TLM Majors. A typical work week is 20-40 hours.
  • A TLM student is awarded two credits for their first six weeks and then one credit for each week of internship service thereafter.

Meet the Department

Callye Lombard
Senior Lecturer
Kathryn Pettingill
Administrative Manager
David Lucia
Senior Lecturer, Business
Dennis Weibel
Senior Lecturer
Nancy Johnson
Senior Lecturer, Accounting
Mei Cao
Professor, Transportation & Logistics Director
Daniel Rust
Associate Professor
Barbara Zabawa
Senior Lecturer
Jeffrey Filipiak
Senior Lecturer
Alexander Korogodsky
Senior Lecturer
Benjamin Strege
Senior Lecturer
Amy Klous
Senior Lecturer, Marketing and Management
Elizabeth Dalzen
Lecturer
Khadija Ajmal
Assistant Professor of Transportation and Logistics
Jennifer Garland
Teaching Assistant Professor