BS Business Administration Degree Requirements

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(subject to catalog requirements at the time of admission)

Overview of Credits (120 credits)
(2014-16 Catalog)

  1. Core Curriculum
    1. Entry year experience writing emphasis - 7 credits
    2. Competency Requirements - 11-12 credits
      1. Communication - 8 credits
      2. Mathematics - 3 credits
    3. Liberal Arts Requirements - 29 credits
      1. Fine Arts, History, Humanities - 12 credits
      2. Social Sciences - 9 credits
      3. Natural Sciences - 8 credits
    4. International Education/Ethnic/Gender Studies - 6-9 credits
      1. International Education - 3 credits
      2. Gender and Ethnic Studies - 3 to 6 credits
  2. Business Administration Major - 65+ credits
    1. Business Core - 50 credits
    2. Business Area of Emphasis - 15+ credits
      1. Finance Emphasis
      2. Sales and Marketing Communications Emphasis
      3. Management Emphasis
      4. Human Resource Management Emphasis
      5. Integrated Supply Chain Management Emphasis
      6. International Business Emphasis
      7. General Business Emphasis
  3. Electives - credits will vary
  4. Optional Minor - 24 credits
    1. Accounting Minor - 24 credits
    2. Criminal Justice Minor - 24 credits

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1. CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS

Discuss your options with your academic advisor who can guide you in determining which courses from UW-Platteville or other institutions will meet your general education requirements.

You can complete your general education requirements by:

  • Taking distance courses through UW-Platteville (indicated as hyperlinks below)
  • Taking distance courses through UW Colleges or UW Independent Learning
  • Taking approved on-campus or online courses from UW-Platteville or other institutions
  • Transferring approved credits from other institutions

A. ENTRY YEAR EXPERIENCE AND WRITING EMPHASIS (7 CREDITS)

  • Entry year experience (1credit)
    (required if less than 30 credits completed)
  • Writing Emphasis (3 credit)
    (2000 level or higher)
  • Writing Emphasis (3 credit)
    (2000 level or higher)

B. COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS (11-12 CREDITS)

a. Communication (8 credits)

English Composition

  • ENGLISH 1130 Freshman Composition (3 credits)
  • ENGLISH 1230 Freshman Composition (3 credits)

Speech Communication (2 credits)

b. Mathematics (3 credits)

At least one math course at or above MATH 1630 is required. Elementary Statistics (MATH 1830 or equivalent) is recommended.


C. LIBERAL ARTS REQUIREMENTS (29 CREDITS)

a. FINE ARTS, HUMANITIES, AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE (12 CREDITS)

You must earn at least three credits in each of these areas and a fourth course as explained below:

Fine Arts (3 credits)
Includes courses in art, music, and theater

Humanities (3 credits)
Includes courses in literature, foreign language, philosophy, or women’s studies

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Includes history courses

Fourth course (3 credits)
The remaining three credits must be a second course from one of the disciplines chosen for the first course in Fine Arts or Humanities or Historical Perspective. (2000 level or higher)

For example, if you took a course in English literature for the humanities requirement, you could take another literature course as your fourth course, but a course in philosophy would not qualify since it wouldn't match the same discipline as your prior course for the humanities requirement.

b. SOCIAL SCIENCE (9 CREDITS)
You must take at least three credits in each of two disciplines, including economics, political science, psychology, sociology, cultural geography, women's studies, and criminal justice. The remaining three credits must be a second course in one of the disciplines chosen and 2000 level or higher.

*Required for the degree

c. NATURAL SCIENCE (8 CREDITS)
You must take courses from at least two different disciplines including physics, biology, chemistry, geography, physical science, and geology, and each course must involve a laboratory experience.


D. INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION/ETHNIC/GENDER STUDIES (6-9 credits)

a. INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (3 CREDITS)

*Required for the degree

b.   ETHNIC & GENDER STUDIES (3 – 6 CREDITS)
You must take at least three credits in ethnic studies and three credits in gender studies, or take one 3-credit course that satisfies both the ethnic and gender studies requirement.

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2. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

To earn a business administration major, you must obtain 65 credits composed of 50 required credits and a minimum of 15+ credits in an area of emphasis. You must complete a minimum of 21 credits in business administration-prefixed courses (BUSADMIN) under UW-Platteville faculty direction.

A. Business Core (50 credits)

Option: BUSADMIN 4990 Internship (Contact your advisor for more information.)

*Courses marked with an * are NOT currently available through UW-Platteville’s Distance Learning Program. Refer to the website for current course offerings.

B. Business Area of Emphasis (15+ credits)

       You must take a minimum of 15 credits in one of the following areas of emphasis.

a. Finance Emphasis (15 credits)
Select a minimum of 15 credits

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b. Sales & Marketing Communication Emphasis (15 credits)
Required Courses (6 credits)

Elective Courses (9 credits from one of the following two options)

Option 1: Integrated Marketing

Option 2: Professional Sales

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c. Management Emphasis (variable credits)
Required Courses (9 credits)

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d. Human Resource Management Emphasis (15 credits)
Required Courses (6 credits)

Electives (9 credits)                                              

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e. Integrated Supply Chain Management Emphasis (16 credits)
Required Courses (7 credits)

Elective Courses - 9 credits

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f. International Business Emphasis (variable credits)
Requires study abroad experience that must be arranged through the UWP campus.

Required Courses (12 credits)

Study Abroad (9 credits)

You must also complete a 9-credit international experience acquired from short-term, summer and semester experiences (consult with department chair); at least 6 credits must be pre-approved business courses.

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g. General Business Emphasis (15 credits)
Earn 15 credits from any 3000 or 4000 level business administration courses with a BUSADMIN prefix other than those required in the business core.

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*Courses marked with an * are NOT currently available through UW-Platteville’s Distance Learning Program. Refer to the website for current course offerings.


3. ELECTIVES (CREDITS WILL VARY)

You may need to take elective credits to meet the graduation requirements. Courses may be in business administration or any area of your choosing. Elective credits can also be used to earn a minor.

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4. OPTIONAL MINOR (24 credits)

A. Accounting Minor (optional)

Due to low enrollment numbers, the Distance Learning Center has decided to discontinue the accounting minor for distance education students. This change will occur at the end of the fall 2016 semester. Students who have already declared an accounting minor will still have the opportunity to fulfill the minor requirements if all courses are completed by the end of the fall 2016 semester. To ensure you are on track to complete the minor, please contact your advisor.

Required Courses (15 credits)

Electives (9 credits)

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B. Criminal Justice Minor (optional)

An optional 24-credit criminal justice minor is available.

Required Courses (12 credits)

Electives (12 credits)

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of 120 earned credits
  • Minimum of 42 of those 120 credits must be upper division credits (courses numbered 3000 or 4000).
  • Minimum of 32 of the 120 credits must be taken under the direction of UW-Platteville faculty.
  • 23 of the last 32 credits taken for the degree must be taken under the direction of UW-Platteville faculty.
  • Minimum of 21 credits of BSAD prefixed courses must be taken under the direction of UW-Platteville faculty.
  • No more than 72 credits can transfer in from any and all two-year lower-division colleges.
  • You must earn a grade of “C-” or better in courses taken with other institutions in order for courses to be considered for transfer.
  • You must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 overall as well as in any minor, and you must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in the major for work from UW-Platteville.
  • These degree requirements (for the 2014-16 catalog) are effective through 8/31/16.  To be enrolled under these requirements, you must be admitted and start courses no later than the summer 2016 semester. 
  • You must also maintain degree progress by completing at least one UW-Platteville course every two years in order to remain under these catalog requirements.  Failure to do so will result in discontinuation from the program.
  • Some requirements may be subject to change without notice.

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