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Summary of Fields of Study

1.  Goal(s)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration graduates will demonstrate knowledge in the functional business areas. Graduates will be able to apply basic ethical principles to business situations, have an awareness of the role of diversity in the workplace and be able to assess global business issues. Bachelor of Business Administration graduates will also demonstrate competency in communication skills, effective planning and project management, analysis and creative problem solving, information technology skills, group and team skills.

2.  The Major(s)
  • Each major will provide the student with the background to effectively meet tomorrow’s challenges. Graduates are well prepared not only in their mastery of technical subjects, but also in their communication skills, confidence, ability to work with others, willingness to accept responsibility and the capability to anticipate, create, adapt to and utilize change. Emphases supplement a major with additional technical skills or industry knowledge. The College offers a choice of nine major, six minors and 19 emphases within the Business Major. 

The majors are: 

  1. Accounting
  2. Economics
  3. Finance
  4. Human Resources Management
  5. Information Systems
  6. Interactive Web Management
  7. Management
  8. Marketing
  9. Supply Chain Management

The emphases are: 

  1. Business Analytics
  2. Computer Science
  3. Cost Management
  4. Enterprise Systems (ERP) Technology Management
  5. Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  6. Financial Services
  7. Healthcare Management
  8. Human Resource Management
  9. Information Management
  10. Insurance
  11. International Management
  12. Legal Studies
  13. Real Estate
  14. Retail Management
  15. Sales
  16. Supply Chain Management
  17. Tax Planning
  18. Web and Mobile Development
  19. Web Presence Management
Note: Family Business/Entrepreneurship, International Business and Project Management Emphases are only available with a Management Major.

Note: Networking Technology Emphasis is only available with an Information Systems Major.

3.  The Minor(s)

  • The College offers six minors in Business. 

The minors are: 

  1. Business Administration
  2. Global Business
  3. Insurance and Financial Planning
  4. Operations Research
  5. Risk Management and Actuarial Science
  6. Sustainability Management.
4. The Philosophy of the College
  • The College of Business is a professional school committed to providing a curriculum that will prepare students for a career in business. This curriculum includes business foundation courses designed to provide students with a broad understanding of business and management functions while developing analytical ability for solving business problems. In addition, each student selects a major area of study, which focuses on the development of general proficiency in a professional field in which the student has a career interest.

  • A Bachelor’s of Business Administration will challenge the student to develop their intellectual and creative interests and prepare them for problem solving and decision making jobs in organizations. The bottom line of any degree program is preparation for work. The value of a business degree is affirmed by the success of the college’s 8,500 bachelor’s and 2,200 master’s degree recipients. Many of the College of Business graduates have attained senior management status in manufacturing or government and have become owners of small businesses. A member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the College of Business is fully accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Fewer than 20 percent of the 1,500 U.S. business colleges earn and maintain this honor. This accreditation provides students the assurance that they are receiving the quality education needed in today’s competitive job market, and can make the necessary difference when beginning a career.

  • A cornerstone of the undergraduate program is professional development.  In order to develop as business professionals, students will be required to participate in a number of activities designed to connect them to area businesses.  These activities lead to a required internship.  Many of these activities will occur outside of the classroom and outside regular class hours.

5.  Repeat Policy
  • The University's Repeat Policy allows students to repeat courses once if they have earned lower than a C. If a passing grade (A-D) is earned in a business course at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, permission will not be granted to retake a prerequisite for that course for the purpose of using the repeat grade in calculating College of Business admission or graduation requirements. When a course has been taken twice for a grade (A-F) at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, a comparable transfer course cannot be substituted for the Oshkosh course for the purpose of meeting business school admission or graduation requirements.

6.  Grade Change Policy for the College of Business
  • A student may not request a grade change beyond the last day of the following seventeen-week term.

7.  Eligibility for Business 300/400 Level Courses
  • Business majors are eligible for 300/400 level courses if they have been admitted to the College of Business and have met course prerequisites.

  • Non-business majors, which include students pursuing other majors, business minors and pre-business students, are eligible for 300/400-level courses if they have completed 60 undergraduate units (crs.), have a combined grade point average of 2.5 (with the exception of Business 311, 351 and 361 which are allowed with 44 credits earned), and have met the course specific prerequisites. These students are limited to completing a total of 21 300/400-level credits of business and economics courses. For interim 300/400-level classes, these non-business majors will be allowed to enroll starting 30 days before interim begins. BS/BA Economics majors will not have these restrictions on the 300/400-level economics courses.

8.  Course Prerequisites

  • All students, both business majors and non-business majors, must adhere to the course prerequisites. Students in violation of course prerequisites will have their enrollment in that course canceled.

9.  Residency Requirements

  • Fifty percent of the business units (crs.) needed for the business degree must be earned in residence at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. (Accounting majors must complete at least six units (crs.) of 400 level UW Oshkosh accounting courses).

10.  Policy Exception

  • An appeal process is available for possible exceptions to the above standards. The appeal will be decided by the Associate Dean for the College of Business.

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