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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.): 30 minimum

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

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

        • Prerequisites: Students must earn a minimum grade of C in both Business 206 and 207, and Accounting 208 and must earn a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in the courses combined to be eligible for Accounting 301 and 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 qualify for the CPA license and certification are required to have:
          • 150 term hours of academic preparation

          • an accounting concentration or equivalent

          • obtained at least a Bachelor’s Degree

      • Requirements to qualify  for the CPA licenses and certification: 

        • 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 206, 207

            • Accounting: Accounting 208

          • 28 Credits in Accounting Concentration:

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

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

    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 403, 405, 420, 431, 433, 466.
      • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement by completing 6 upper level division/level units (crs.) from the COB Department offerings.

    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:
        • Accounting: Accounting 208
        • Finance:  Finance 333, 334, 335, 436
        • 9 additional units (crs.) from:  
          • Accounting 301, 303
          • Finance 320, 340, 351, 431, 433, 434 and 438, with a minimum of 3 units (cr.) from the 400 level listed above. 
      • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement by completing 6 upper level division/level units (crs.) from the COB Department offerings.

      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.):  24 minimum
        • Required Courses:  In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
          • Business: Business 453
          • Management & Human Resources: MHR 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388
        • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement by completing 6 upper level division/level units (crs.) from the COB Department offerings.

        5. Information Systems Major

        This major is offered by the Information Systems (IS) 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:
            • Business: Business 417
            • Information Systems: IS 201, 314, 315, 316, 318
          • Additional Requirements: 9 crs. from the following electives: 
            • Electives: 
              • Information Systems: IS 432, 433, 445, 446, 481; Computer Science 347
        Networking Technologies Emphasis
        (Only open to Information Systems majors)

        This emphasis provides additional background in designing and operating computer networks.  It is only open to IS majors.  It is taught in collaboration with Fox Valley Technical College.

          • Required Courses:
            • Information Systems: IS 230, 231, 232

        6. Interactive Web Management Major

        Interactive Web Management (IWM), is an emerging field of academic study designed to prepare you for tomorrow's careers.  This major blends facets of business administration, computer science, information systems, marketing and journalism.  The major prepares students for work at the intersection of technology, marketing, public relations, and media.

          • Required Units (crs): 31 minimum
          • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
            • Business: Business 488
            • Information Systems: IS 151, 350, 352
            • Marketing: Marketing 463
            • Computer Science: Computer Science 125, 142, 347
            • Journalism: Journalism 221, 340, 440

         7.  Management Major

        The Management major is offered by the Management and Human Resource Department and is recommended for students who have career interests in such areas as international business, project management, and entrepreneurship.

          • Required Units (crs.): 26 minimum
          • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
            • Accounting: Accounting 208
            • Finance: Finance 431
            • Information Systems: IS 481
            • Management and Human Resources: MHR: 373, 375
          • Additional 12 credits:
            • Completion of at least one of the following emphasis:   

        1.  International Business Emphasis (12 crs)
        (Only open to Management majors) 

              • Two courses from the following:
                • Economics: Economics 420
                • Finance: Finance 335
                • Management & Human Resources: MHR 389
                • Marketing: Marketing 375
              • One course from the following:
                • Business:  Business 494, 496
              • Required Course:
                • Business:  Business 455

        Note:  Students declaring the International Business emphasis may not declare the International Management emphasis.
        Note:  No more than 3 credits from the Management Major will apply toward the completion of an emphasis

        2.  Family Business/Entrepreneurship Emphasis (12 crs.)
        (Only open to Management majors) 

              • One course from the following:
                • Management & Human Resources: MHR 374, 475
              • Six credits from one of the following functional areas:
                • Accounting:  Accounting 301, 305, 401, 403
                • Finance:  Finance 320, 333, 334, 335, 340, 351, 433, 434, 436
                • Management & Human Resources:  MHR 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388
                • Information Systems:  IS 314, 315, 316, 318, 410, 432
                • Marketing:  Marketing 372, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 418, 463
                • Supply Chain Management: SCM 342, 343, 344, 345, 445, 460
              • Required:
                • Business: Business 454

        3.  Project Management Emphasis (12 crs.)
        (Only open to Management majors) 

                • Business: Business 455 or 486
                • Management & Human Resources: MHR 490
                • Marketing: Marketing 418
                • Supply Chain Management: SCM 342

        8.  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 477
            • Marketing: Marketing 374, 375, 377, 473
          • Additional Requirement:  Completion of 9 credits of the following approved electives:
            • Marketing: Marketing 372, 373, 376, 418, 463

        9. 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:
              • Supply Chain Management: SCM 342, 343, 344, 345, 445, 460.
            • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement by completing 3 upper level division/level units (crs.) from the COB Department offerings.

            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:

                • Economics: Economics 472, 473

                • Marketing: Marketing 418 

              2. Computer Science Emphasis 

              This emphasis provides additional skills in computer programming. Is only open to IS majors.

                  • Required Courses:

                    • Computer Science: Computer Science 221, 262

                    • Three credits from the following Computer Science courses: Computer Science 251, 271, 341, 346 or 371. Courses in the emphasis may not double count in the IS major.

                3.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:

                    • Accounting: Accounting 208, 301, 303, 304

                4. Enterprise Systems (ERP) Technology Management Emphasis

                This emphasis will allow students to gain knowledge in an important technology being used by most larger organizations.  The emphasis will have particular value to students majoring in accounting, supply chain management, and information systems.
                  • Required Courses:

                    • Information Systems: IS 445, 446 and either IS 314 or 481 (IS Majors must take IS 481).

                5. 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:

                      • Management & Human Resources: MHR 373 and either 372 or 475

                    • 3 credits from the following (course may not count towards major requirement): 
                        • Accounting: Accounting 303
                        • Business: Business 454
                        • Information Systems: IS 314
                        • Finance: Finance 320, 326, 351, 431, 436, 440
                        • Management & Human Resources: MHR 372*, 383*, 475*
                        • Marketing: Marketing 372, 374, 376
                        • Supply Chain Management: SCM 343
                    *Course only allowed once in emphasis 

                    6. 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:

                        • Finance: Finance 333

                      • Two courses from: 
                        • Finance: Finance 320, 334, 340, 351, 433, 434, 440
                        • Marketing: Marketing 379 

                      7. 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).

                      8.  Human Resource Management Emphasis

                      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 453
                          • Finance: Finance 451
                          • Management & Human Resources: MHR 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389

                        9. 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 assessing information needs, developing requirements and implementing solutions. Not open to IS majors.

                          • Required Courses:

                            • Information Systems: IS 314, 316, 481

                        10. Insurance Emphasis

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

                          • Required Courses:

                            • Finance: Finance 340, 440*, 441*
                               *Finance 440 and 441 cannot count for both the Finance Major and the Insurance Emphasis.

                          11. International Management Emphasis

                          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 6 crs. from: 

                                    • Business: Business 480

                                    • Economics: Economics 410, 420, 436

                                    • Finance: Finance 335

                                    • Management and Human Resources: MHR 375

                                    • Marketing: Marketing 375

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

                                      • Business: Business 494

                                      • Economics: Economics 386, 387, 388

                                  12. 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 (for Accounting majors), 321 (for non-Accounting majors) 
                                    • Select one from the following):
                                      • Accounting: Accounting 403* 
                                      • Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice 270, 319, 348
                                      • Education and Human Services:  Educational Foundations 412, Human Services 415
                                      • Finance: Finance 326, 451
                                      • Journalism: Journalism 412
                                      • Management & Human Resources: MHR 382**
                                      • Philosophy: Philosophy 345
                                      • Political Science: Political Science 253, 305, 306, 330, 392, 393
                                      • Public Administration: Public Administration 307
                                      • Urban Planning: Urban Planning 317

                                  *Accounting 403 cannot count for both the Accounting Major and the Legal Studies Emphasis.
                                   
                                  ** MHR 382 cannot count for both the Human Resource Management Major and the Legal Studies Emphasis.


                                  13. Real Estate Emphasis 

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

                                    • Required Courses:

                                      • Finance: Finance 326

                                    • Electives: Choose two of the following:

                                      • Business: Business 321*
                                      • Finance: Finance 320**
                                      • 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 322 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:

                                      • Marketing: Marketing 372

                                    • Two courses (6 crs.) from the following list:
                                      • Marketing: Marketing 373, 376, 463
                                      • Supply Chain Management: SCM 344

                                  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 majors.

                                    • Required Courses (crs.):

                                      • Marketing: Marketing 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:

                                      • Supply Chain Management: SCM 343, 344

                                    • One from the following: 
                                      • Supply Chain Management: SCM 342, 441, 445, 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:

                                      • Accounting: Accounting 208, 301, 403, 404

                                  18.  Web and Mobile Development Emphasis

                                  This emphasis is designed for students who wish skills in developing their own apps and in creating e-commerce systems.

                                    • Required Courses:

                                      • Information Systems: IS 432, 433

                                    • Electives: Choose one of the following:
                                      • Computer Science: Computer Science 347
                                      • Information Systems: IS 445, 481

                                  19. 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:

                                      • Information Systems: IS 151

                                    • 9 units (crs.) from the following list:
                                      • Computer Science: Computer Science 125, 347
                                      • Information Systems: IS 350, 352
                                      • Marketing: Marketing 463

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