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The Major(s), with Emphases and/or Options

1.  Accounting Major

The accounting major is offered by the Accounting Department and is recommended for students who wish to pursue a career in public, industrial or governmental accounting.

    • Required Units (crs.): 29 minimum

    • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:

      • Business: Business 208, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 401, 403, 404, 405

        • Prerequisites: Students must earn a minimum grade of C in both Business 204 (or 206 and 207) and Business 208 and must earn a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in the courses combined to be eligible for Business 301 and Business 303. Students must maintain a 2.5 grade point average in all accounting courses of record to be eligible for 400 level accounting courses.
Comment:
Students must obtain a 2.5 grade point average and a minimum grade of C in all accounting courses of record at graduation. A minimum of 6 units (crs.) of 400 level accounting courses must be taken at UW Oshkosh.
      • 150-Hour Requirement
        Candidates who wish to sit for the CPA Exam after January 2001 are required to have:
          • 150 term hours of academic preparation

          • an accounting concentration or equivalent

          • obtained at least a Bachelor’s Degree

          • The UW Oshkosh College of Business has designed several options, that satisfy the 150 Hour Requirement.

      • Requirements to sit for the CPA Exam with a Non-Accounting Bachelor's Degree:

        • Complete or have completed the following:

      1. Bachelors or Masters degree

      2. 150 total credits

      3. Minimum of 12 credits of UW Oshkosh business and/or economic courses

      4. Minimum of six credits of UW Oshkosh 400 level accounting credits

      5. All course requirements listed below:

          • Mathematics: Mathematics 204

          • 24 Credits in Business/Economics Courses:

            • Business: Business 311, 321, 331, 341, 351, 361, 371

            • Economics: Economics 204, 206, 210

          • 6 credits of Introductory Accounting:

            • Business: Business 204, 208

          • 27 Credits in Accounting Concentration:

          • Business: Business 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 401, 403, 404, 405

    Note: Recommended Accounting Elective Courses (to increase probability of success on the CPA exam) Business 407, 408, 422

    2. Economics Major

    The Economics major is offered by the Economics Department through the College of Business. Students may also obtain a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics through the College of Letters and Science (see the appropriate section for details).

      • Required Units (crs.):  21 minimum
      • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
        • Economics: Economics 329, 331, 472 or 473, and at least 6 additional units (crs.) from Economics 305, 403, 420, 433, 466.
      • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement including these courses:
        • Business/Economics: 6 upper division unit (cr.) hours

        3. Finance Major

        The Finance major is offered by the Finance and Business Law Department and is recommended for students who are interested in a career in financial management which would include tasks such as capital budgeting, working capital management and financial analysis and for students interested in career positions with companies that provide financial services such as banks, brokerage firms, financial planning firms, insurance companies, real estate firms.

          • Required Units (crs.):  26 minimum
          • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
            • Business:  Business 205, 333, 334, 335, 433
            • Business:: at least 9 additional units (crs.) from Business 301, 303, 327, 336, 338, 431, 432, 435 and 438, with a minimum of 3 units (cr.) from the 400 level listed above. 
          • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement including these courses: 
            • Business/Economics: 3 upper level unit (cr.) hours 

          4. Human Resources Management Major

          The Human Resources Management major is offered by the Management and Human Resources Department and is recommended for students who have career interests in such personnel management functions as recruitment, selection, training and development, compensation, performance appraisal and labor relations.

            • Required Units (crs.):  27 minimum
            • Required Courses:  In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
              • Business: Business 360, 362, 363, 364, 366, 367, 368, 453.
            • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement including these courses:
            • Business/Economics: 6 upper level units (crs.) 

              5. Information Systems Major

              This major is offered by the Management Information Systems (MIS) Department and is recommended for students who wish to be able to help businesses compete in a global economy by utilizing the power of computer information technology to make better decisions and run business operations efficiently. The Information Systems major will prepare students for careers in such information technology areas as programming, systems analysis, database administration, network administration, project management training and consulting.

                • Required Units (crs.):  27 minimum
                • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
                  • Computer Science: Computer Science 142, 221.
                  • Business: Business 314, 315, 318, 355, 410, 411, 412, 417.
                  • Computer Science Emphasis (open only to MIS majors): Computer Science 262, 271 and three credits from the following Computer Science courses: Computer Science 251, 331, 337, 346, 371, or 381. Courses in the emphasis may not double count in the MIS major. For a minor in Computer Science, see the appropriate section of this bulletin.
                • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement
                • Prerequisites:  Students must earn a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in Computer Science 243 and Business 311 to be eligible for advanced IS courses.
              Comment: Additional course work in Computer Science is recommended.
               

              6. Interactive Web Management Major     

                • Required Units (crs): 24 minimum
                • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
                  • Business: Business 111, 390, 392, 463, 448, 492.
                  • Computer Science: Computer Science 125, 142 or 221, 347.
                  • Journalism: Journalism 141, 340, 440.

                7.  Marketing Major

                The Marketing major is offered by the Marketing Department and is recommended for students who have career interests in such areas as sales, sales management, retail management, promotion, marketing research and marketing management.

                  • Required Units (crs.): 24 minimum
                  • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
                    • Business: Business 374, 375, 377, 473, 477
                    • Additional 9 credits:  Completion of one of the following emphasis:
                      • Sales Emphasis ( 9 crs.)
                        • Business: Business 476, 478, 479 (note: all three courses must be taken concurrently)
                      • Retail Management Emphasis (9 crs.)

                                         Business: Business 372

                    • 2 courses (6 crs.) from the following list: Business: Business 344, 373, 376, 463
                      • Business Analytics Emphasis (9 crs.) Business:   Business 418
                        •  Economics: Economics 472, 473
                      • Completion of 3 courses (9 crs.) from the following list:

                                         Business: Business 372, 373, 376, 418, 463

                 

                  8. Supply Chain Management Major

                  The Supply Chain Management major is offered by the Marketing and Supply Chain Management Department and is recommended for students who are interested in careers related to operations of a business including materials management, production and inventory control, purchasing, logistics, manufacturing systems and operations research.

                      • Required Units (crs.): 21 minimum
                      • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
                        • Business: Business 342, 343, 344, 345, 445, 460.
                      • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement including these courses:
                        • Business/Economics: 3 upper level units (crs.)

                      Emphases (Requires an Approved Business Major)

                      1. Business Analytics Emphasis

                      With the increasing demand in the business world for employees with strong statistical skills, this emphasis will give students the necessary data analysis and research skills.

                        • Required Courses:

                          • Business: Business 418

                          • Economics: Economics 472, 472 

                        2. Cost Management Emphasis

                        This emphasis is designed for students pursuing careers with significant job responsibilities in cost management and control within industrial settings. Not open to Accounting majors.

                          • Required courses:

                            • Business: Business 205, 301, 303, 304

                              3. Enterprise Systems (ERP) Technology Management Emphasis

                              This emphasis will allow students to specialize in areas they have the most interest in and provide enough in-depth education to be prepared for a career in that area.

                                • Required Courses:

                                  • Business: Business 319, 415 and either 314 or 411 (IS Majors must take Business 411)

                                 4. Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Emphasis

                                This emphasis is recommended for students who have a career interest in starting a new business or small business ownership or management. Open to any business major.

                                  • Required Courses:

                                    • Business: Business 383, 485

                                    • Business*: select one from: Business 303, 314, 336, 337, 338, 343, 364, 372, 374, 376, 379, 382, 431, 433

                                    • *course selected cannot be a course counted toward major

                                  5. Financial Services Emphasis

                                  This emphasis will allow students to broaden and expand their skills in financial services while pursuing a major in another area. Not open to Finance majors.

                                    • Required Courses:

                                      • Business: Business 333

                                      • Business: select two from: Business 327, 334, 336, 337, 338, 379, 432, 435

                                    6. Healthcare Management Emphasis

                                    This emphasis is recommended for students interested in careers in healthcare organizations. The Honors version of any course may be substituted. See a Healthcare adviser for General Education recommendations in support of this Emphasis.

                                      • Required Courses:

                                        • Biology and Microbiology: Biology 105 or 108, 211 or 308, 212 or 319, 233 or 309

                                        • Chemistry: Chemistry 101 and 102 or 105 and 106 (meets the requirement for two General Education Natural Science courses).

                                      7.  Human Resource Management

                                      This emphasis is intended to give non-HR Majors a better ability to manage people issues generally related to their particular occupation. Open to College of Business majors only

                                        • Required Courses: 9 credits. Choose from the following list:

                                          • Business: Business 360, 362, 363, 364, 366, 367, 368, 436, 453

                                        8. Information Management Emphasis

                                        This emphasis is recommended for students who wish to be able to analyze, manage and use information systems within their functional area of expertise in business and to prepare themselves to work with information systems professionals in accessing information needs, developing requirements and implementing solutions. Not open to MIS majors.

                                          • Required Courses:

                                            • Business: Business 314, 355, 411

                                        9. Insurance Emphasis

                                        Open to any business major. Students cannot complete both the Insurance emphasis and the Insurance and Financial Planning minor.

                                          • Required Courses:

                                            • Business 327, 337*, 437*

                                            • *Business 337 and 437 cannot count for both the Finance Major and the Insurance Emphasis.

                                          10. International Management Emphasis (9 crs.)

                                          This emphasis will allow students to expand their knowledge of the international business environment beyond their major. Open to any business major. Not open to students with a minor in Global Business.

                                              • Required Courses: 

                                                  • At least one course (3 crs.) from: 

                                                    • Business: Business 335, 365, 375, 410, 420, 436, 480

                                                  • At  least one course (3 crs.) from: 

                                                      • Business: Business 494

                                                      • Economics: Economics 426, 427, 428

                                                      • Or other approved study abroad (3 crs.)

                                                  11. Legal Studies Emphasis

                                                  This emphasis allows the student to focus additional study in private law. Open to any business major.

                                                    • Required Courses:

                                                    • Business: Business 320, 321, 420

                                                    • Electives: (select one from the following):

                                                      • Business: Business 326, 363*, 403**, 436

                                                      • Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice 270, 319, 348

                                                      • Education and Human Services:  Educational Foundations 412, Human Services 415

                                                      • Journalism: Journalism 412

                                                      • Philosophy: Philosophy 345

                                                      • Political Science: Political Science 253, 305, 306, 330, 392

                                                      • Public Administration: Public Administration 307

                                                        • Urban Planning: Urban Planning 317

                                                          *Business 363 cannot count for both the Human Resource Management Major and the Legal Studies Emphasis

                                                          **Business 403 cannot count for both the Accounting Major and the Legal Studies Emphasis 

                                                  12. MIS Computer Science Emphasis 

                                                  This emphasis is only open to MIS majors.

                                                      • Required Courses:

                                                        • Computer Science: Computer Science 262, 271

                                                        • Three credits from the following Computer Science courses: Computer Science 251, 331, 337, 346, 371 or 381. Courses in the emphasis may not double count in the MIS major.

                                                    13. Real Estate Emphasis 

                                                    This emphasis will provide student with knowledge of the financing, ownership, use, management, control, valuation, disposition and legal aspect of real estate. Open to all business majors.

                                                      • Required Courses:

                                                        • Business: Business 326

                                                      • Electives: Choose two of the following:

                                                        • Business: Business 321*, 338**

                                                        • Urban Planning: Urban Planning 300, 317, 320, 360

                                                    *For Accounting majors only, Business 321 may not count as part of the Real Estate Emphasis; rather Business 422 may be used as a substitute elective for the emphasis.

                                                    **This course cannot count for both a Finance major and a Real Estate emphasis.

                                                    14. Retail Management Emphasis

                                                    This emphasis will prepare students for careers in retail management.

                                                      • Required Courses:

                                                        • Business: Business 372

                                                        • Two courses (6 crs.) from the following list:

                                                          • Business 344, 373, 376, 463

                                                    15. Sales Emphasis

                                                    This emphasis is designed for students who might enter sales as a career, or where professional sales is one component of their job. The emphasis focuses on professional sales: complex sales, sales to organizations and sales management. Open to all business majors.

                                                      • Required Courses (crs.):

                                                        • Business: Business 476, 478, 479

                                                      • Required Courses (crs.):

                                                        • Business: Business 476, 478, 479

                                                    16. Supply Chain Management Emphasis

                                                    This emphasis will provide students with a more in-depth understanding of the planning, execution and control of the activities amongst interconnected businesses in the delivery of products and services. Required courses provide students an overview of the planning and control functions within a company and between companies in the supply chain. The courses for this emphasis teach students about supply chain management problem-solving techniques, leadership skills, manufacturing planning, sourcing, transportation and inventory management. Not open to Supply Chain Management majors.

                                                      • Required Courses:

                                                        • Business: Business 343, 344

                                                        • Business: one from the following: Business 342, 441, 449, 460

                                                    17. Tax Planning Emphasis 

                                                    This emphasis is designed for those students pursuing careers in financial planning or tax preparation services. Not open to Accounting majors.

                                                      • Required Courses:

                                                        • Business: Business 205, 301, 403, 404

                                                    18. Web Presence Management Emphasis

                                                    This emphasis will provide students with some exposure to managing web sites and companies' web presences and online marketing strategies. (Not open to Interactive Web Management majors)

                                                      • Required Courses:

                                                        • Business: Business 111

                                                        • 9 units (crs.) from the following list:

                                                          • Business 390, 392, 463
                                                          • Computer Science 125, 347

                                                          19.  Web and Mobile Development Emphasis

                                                          • Required Courses:

                                                            • Business: Business 412, 416.

                                                          • Electives: Choose one of the following:
                                                            • Business: Business 319, 411
                                                            • Computer Science: Computer Science 347

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