Business Administration

Faculty and Instructional Staff Top of Page

Mei Cao, Professor
Kay Biga, Associate Professor
Ethan Christensen, Assistant Professor
Rick Moran, Senior Lecturer
Daniel Rust, Assistant Professor
Richard Stewart, Professor

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, builds confidence, and develop strong leadership skills that graduates can use throughout their careers.

The Business Administration Major offers the following concentrations:

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:

  1. Knowledge of the functional areas of accounting, marketing, finance, and management.
  2. Knowledge of the legal, social and economic environments of business.
  3. Knowledge of the global environment of business.
  4. Knowledge of the ethical obligations and responsibilities of business.
  5. The ability to use decision-support tools.
  6. The ability to communicate effectively.
  7. The ability to apply knowledge of business concepts and functions in an integrated manner.
  8. The ability to construct and interpret a SWOT analysis, marketing analysis, financial analysis, competitive comparison of companies and other matrices that apply to the strategic planning process.

Admission Requirements Top of Page

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

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

39-40 total credits

Required School of Business and Economics core courses (39 credits):

Business Computer Applications -- 3.00 credits
Calculus for Business, Life, and Social Sciences -- 3.00 credits

or

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I -- 4.00 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
Principles Of Finance -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Marketing -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Management -- 3.00 credits
Strategic Management (Capstone) -- 3.00 credits

Elective:
Choose at least one 300-400 level course offered by SBE (minimum of 3 credits).

Note:
Students with an Economics Major cannot use ECON courses for electives.
Only students who are not comprehensive majors in the School of Business and Economics may declare this major.

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

60 total credits

Required School of Business and Economics core courses (33 credits):

Business Computer Applications -- 3.00 credits
Calculus for Business, Life, and Social Sciences -- 3.00 credits

or

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I -- 4.00 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
Principles Of Finance -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Marketing -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Management -- 3.00 credits

Required concentration courses (18 credits):

Managerial Finance -- 3.00 credits
Management Science -- 3.00 credits
Risk Management -- 3.00 credits
Investments -- 3.00 credits

International Business -- 3.00 credits

or

International Economics -- 3.00 credits

Strategic Management (Capstone) -- 3.00 credits

And at least three of the following (9 credits required):

Fundamentals of Taxation -- 3.00 credits
Study Abroad -- 0.00 - 6.00 credits
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility -- 3.00 credits
Professional Selling and Sales Management -- 3.00 credits
Money and Banking -- 3.00 credits
Public Finance -- 3.00 credits
Finance Internship -- 2.00 - 7.00 credits
Management Information Systems -- 3.00 credits
Supply Chain Management -- 3.00 credits

Notes:
Students with more than one major in SBE must have a minimum 5 course difference between majors.  The 5 or more courses that differ between majors must be a combination of required major/concentration courses and elective courses.

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

57 total credits

Required School of Business and Economics core courses (33 credits):

Business Computer Applications -- 3.00 credits
Calculus for Business, Life, and Social Sciences -- 3.00 credits

or

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I -- 4.00 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
Principles Of Finance -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Marketing -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Management -- 3.00 credits

Required concentration courses (9 credits):

International Economics -- 3.00 credits
International Business -- 3.00 credits
Strategic Management (Capstone) -- 3.00 credits

And three of the following (9 credits required):

Independent Study in Accounting -- 1.00 - 9.00 credits
Study Abroad -- 0.00 - 6.00 credits
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility -- 3.00 credits
Business Internship -- 2.00 - 7.00 credits
Advanced Business Law -- 3.00 credits
Advanced Intercultural Communication -- 3.00 credits
Development Economics -- 3.00 credits
Supply Chain Management -- 3.00 credits
Air Transportation Management -- 3.00 credits
International and Intermodal Transportation Management -- 3.00 credits

Global Awareness*

6 credits (two courses) of one foreign language

or

6 credits (two courses) 300 level or higher from the Global Studies Minor

*Students can complete either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with an International Business concentration. For BA, students must fulfill the university's foreign language requirement (6 college-level credits of one foreign language, as outlined in the University catalog.

Notes:
Students with more than one major in SBE must have a minimum 5 course difference between majors.  The 5 or more courses that differ between majors must be a combination of required major/concentration courses and elective courses.

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

60 total credits

Classes are offered online and in a traditional classroom setting. Only select electives are offered online.

Required School of Business & Economics core courses (33 credits):

Business Computer Applications -- 3.00 credits
Calculus for Business, Life, and Social Sciences -- 3.00 credits

or

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I -- 4.00 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
Principles Of Finance -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Marketing -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Management -- 3.00 credits

Required concentration courses (18 credits):

Business Ethics and Social Responsibility -- 3.00 credits
Human Resource Management -- 3.00 credits
Entrepreneurship -- 3.00 credits
International Business -- 3.00 credits
Organization Behavior and Development -- 3.00 credits
Strategic Management (Capstone) -- 3.00 credits

And at least three of the following (9 credits required):

Study Abroad -- 0.00 - 6.00 credits
Management Science -- 3.00 credits
Hospitality Management -- 3.00 credits
Event Management -- 3.00 credits
Consumer Behavior -- 3.00 credits
Business Internship -- 2.00 - 7.00 credits
Advanced Business Law -- 3.00 credits
Marketing Strategy and Brand Management -- 3.00 credits
Intermediate Microeconomics -- 3.00 credits
International Economics -- 3.00 credits
Managerial Finance -- 3.00 credits
Supply Chain Management -- 3.00 credits

Notes:
Students with more than one major in SBE must have a minimum 5 course difference between majors.  The 5 or more courses that differ between majors must be a combination of required major/concentration courses and elective courses.

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

60 total credits

Required School of Business and Economics core courses (33 credits):

Business Computer Applications -- 3.00 credits
Calculus for Business, Life, and Social Sciences -- 3.00 credits

or

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I -- 4.00 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
Principles Of Finance -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Marketing -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Management -- 3.00 credits

Required concentration courses (18 credits):

Consumer Behavior -- 3.00 credits
Marketing Research -- 3.00 credits
Marketing Strategy and Brand Management -- 3.00 credits
Supply Chain Management -- 3.00 credits

Either:

International Business -- 3.00 credits

or

International Economics -- 3.00 credits

Strategic Management (Capstone) -- 3.00 credits

And at least three of the following (9 credits required):

Study Abroad -- 0.00 - 6.00 credits
Management Science -- 3.00 credits
Principles of Advertising -- 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
Internet Marketing -- 3.00 credits

Notes:
Students with more than one major in SBE must have a minimum 5 course difference between majors.  The 5 or more courses that differ between majors must be a combination of required major/concentration courses and elective courses.

Business Administration Major - Supply Chain Management Concentration Requirements (comprehensive) Top of Page

59-60 Total Credits

Required Core Courses (33 Credits):

Business Computer Applications -- 3.00 credits
Calculus for Business, Life, and Social Sciences -- 3.00 credits

or

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I -- 4.00 credits

Financial Accounting -- 3.00 credits
Managerial Accounting -- 3.00 credits
Business Law I -- 3.00 credits
Business Statistics -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Marketing -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Management -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Microeconomics -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Macroeconomics -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Finance -- 3.00 credits

Required Concentration Courses (15 Credits):

Supply Chain Management -- 3.00 credits
Advanced Supply Chain Management -- 3.00 credits
International and Intermodal Transportation Management -- 3.00 credits
Management Science -- 3.00 credits
Database Management -- 3.00 credits

And at least four of the following (11-12 Credits):

Study Abroad -- 0.00 - 6.00 credits
Transportation Internship -- 2.00 - 7.00 credits
Intermediate Microeconomics -- 3.00 credits
Managerial Finance -- 3.00 credits
Management Information Systems -- 3.00 credits
Global E-Commerce Systems -- 3.00 credits
Fundamentals of GIS I -- 4.00 credits
Advanced Intercultural Communication -- 3.00 credits

Note:
Students with more than one major in SBE must have a minimum 5 course difference between majors.  The 5 or more courses that differ between majors must be a combination of required major/concentration courses and elective courses.

Business Minor Requirements Top of Page

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

24 total credits: Classes are offered online and in a traditional classroom setting. 

Required core courses (18 credits):

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

Take at least two of the following elective courses (6 credits total or more):

Business Statistics -- 3.00 credits
Study Abroad -- 0.00 - 6.00 credits
Hospitality Management -- 3.00 credits
Event Management -- 3.00 credits
Public Relations -- 3.00 credits
Business Internship -- 2.00 - 7.00 credits
Entrepreneurship -- 3.00 credits
 
Advanced Business Law -- 3.00 credits
International Business -- 3.00 credits
Retail Marketing -- 3.00 credits
Professional Selling and Sales Management -- 3.00 credits
Money and Banking -- 3.00 credits
Transportation Economics -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Finance -- 3.00 credits
Logistics, Supply Chain Management, and Sustainability -- 3.00 credits
Supply Chain Management -- 3.00 credits

Marketing Minor Requirements Top of Page

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

Marketing Minor - 24 Total Credits: Classes are offered online and in a traditional classroom setting.

Core Courses (18 credits):

Accounting for Nonbusiness Majors -- 3.00 credits
Personal Finance -- 3.00 credits
Economics in Society -- 3.00 credits
Business Law I -- 3.00 credits

Meet with an SBE Advisor for help with the SBE admission application:

Principles Of Marketing -- 3.00 credits
Consumer Behavior -- 3.00 credits

Take at least two of the following elective courses-(6 credits total or more):

Principles of Advertising -- 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
Internet Marketing -- 3.00 credits
Marketing Research -- 3.00 credits
Marketing Strategy and Brand Management -- 3.00 credits
Supply Chain Management -- 3.00 credits