Bachelor of Business Administration Requirements

You can earn your bachelor of business administration at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville by successfully completing a minimum of 120 credits. All courses listed are three credits unless otherwise stated.

Requirements listed below are from the current year catalog. Your requirements are subject to the catalog that was in effect at the time you were admitted.

Your academic advisor can help guide you in determining which courses from UW-Platteville and other institutions will meet your general education requirements.

General education requirements can be completed by:

  • Taking approved on-campus or online courses from UW-Platteville or other institutions
  • Transferring approved credits from other institutions
  • Earning credit for experience

Competency Requirements (13-14 credits)

First Year Experience (1 credit):
UWPSTUDY 1010: Introduction to College Life (1 credit)

English Composition (6 credits):
ENGLISH 1040: Studio College Writing I (4 credits) or ENGLISH 1130: College Writing I*
ENGLISH 1230: College Writing II

Speech (2 credits):
SPEECH 1010: Oral Communication for Professionals (2 credits)

Mathematics (3 credits):
At least one math course at MATH 1630 or above is required.
MATH 1730: Math of Finance or higher

Wellness and Physical Activity (2 credits):
Wellness: HHP 1000: Fitness Assessment and Management (1 credit)
Physical Activity: HHP: 1280 Personal Conditioning (1 credit)

Liberal Arts Requirements (23 credits)

Fine Arts, Humanities, and Historical Perspectives (9 credits):
Fine Arts: MUSIC 1590: Music Appreciation
Humanities: WOMGENDR 1130: Introduction to Women and Gender Studies (also satisfies gender requirement)
History: HISTORY 2020: World Civilization II or HISTORY 2430: History of the US Since 1877

Social Science (6 credits):
Choose two of the following courses to complete your social science requirements (must be from 2 disciplines):
CRIMLJUS 1130: Introduction to Criminal Justice
ECONOMIC 2130: Principles of Macroeconomics (required for degree)
ECONOMIC 2230: Principles of Microeconomics (required for degree)
PSYCHLGY 1130: General Psychology

Supplementary Credits (3 credits):
Additional credits in mathematics, social science, or natural science are required for bachelor's degree.

Natural Science (8 credits):
BIOLOGY 2340: Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)
GEOGRPHY 1040: Planet Earth (4 credits)

International Education/Ethnic/Gender Studies (6-9 credits)

International Education (3 credits):
BUSADMIN 1300: Global Business (required for degree)

Ethnic & Gender Studies (3-6 credits):
At least three credits in ethnic studies and three credits in gender studies must be taken, or one 3-credit course that satisfies both requirements.
BUSADMIN 3340: Management, Gender, & Race (satisfies both requirements)
WOMGENDR 1130: Introduction to Women and Gender Studies (satisfies the gender and humanities requirement)
ETHNSTDY 1030: Race, Gender, and Class (satisfies both requirements)

Bachelor of Business Administration Core Courses

Courses marked with an asterisk* are not currently available through UW-Platteville's Center for Distance Learning. View all undergraduate course offerings.

ACCTING 2010: Financial Accounting
ACCTING 2020: Management Accounting
BUSADMIN 1300: Global Business
BUSADMIN 2010: Business Communication
BUSADMIN 2100: Supply Chain Management
BUSADMIN 2330: Leadership and Management
BUSADMIN 2340: Business Analytics or MATH 1830: Elementary Statistics
BUSADMIN 2630: Introduction to Marketing
BUSADMIN 3030: Human Resource Management
BUSADMIN 3130: Legal Environment of Business
BUSADMIN 3530: Organizational Behavior
BUSADMIN 3620: Corporate Finance
BUSADMIN 4840: Business Policy/Strategy
COMPUTER 1830: Microcomputer Applications
ECONOMIC 2130: Principles of Macroeconomics
ECONOMIC 2230: Principles of Microeconomics
MATH 1730: Mathematics of Finance or higher (excluding MATH 1830 and MATH 1930; meets Math requirement)
PHILOSPHY 2550: Business Ethics (meets Humanities)*
SPEECH 1010: Oral Communication for Professionals
BUSADMIN 4990: Internship

Bachelor of Business Administration Major Courses (21-24 credits)

Tailor your bachelor of business administration degree to match your career goals. Complete the minimum credits for your major. Not all major courses are available online.

Finance Major

Required Courses (18 credits):
BUSADMIN 3860: Intermediate Financial Management*
BUSADMIN 3640: Financial Markets and Institutions
BUSADMIN 3650: International Finance
BUSADMIN 3710: Bank Management
BUSADMIN 3930: Investments
BUSADMIN 4030: Financial Decision Making

Electives (6 credits):
ACCTING 3270: Financial Statement Analysis*
ECONOMIC 3730: Money & Banking*
ECONOMIC 3830: Public Finance*
BUSADMIN 4020: Treasury Management*
BUSADMIN 3750: STFL Study Abroad*

Integrated Marketing Major

Required Courses (9 credits):
BUSADMIN 3240: E-Commerce and E-Marketing in Today's World
BUSADMIN 3740: Consumer Behavior
BUSADMIN 4630: Marketing Management

Electives (12 credits):
MEDIA 2230: Digital Media Technologies*
BUSADMIN 3110: Strategic Promotions Management
BUSADMIN 3630: Advertising
BUSADMIN 3700: Marketing Research
BUSADMIN 3720: International Marketing
BUSADMIN 4150: E-Marketing Apps*
BUSADMIN 3750: STFL Study Abroad*

Management Major

Required Courses (9 credits):
BUSADMIN 3340: Management, Gender, and Race
BUSADMIN 3540: Quality Management
BUSADMIN 4050*: Team Dynamics

Electives (12 credits):
BUSADMIN 3140: Managerial Law*
BUSADMIN 3230: Small Business Management*
BUSADMIN 3400: Personal Financial Planning
BUSADMIN 3430: Risk Management*
BUSADMIN 3600: Regulatory Compliance Management*
BUSADMIN 3710: Bank Management
BUSADMIN 4140: International Management
BUSADMIN 4170: Predictive Analytics*
BUSADMIN 4630: Marketing Management
BUSADMIN 3750: STFL Study Abroad*

Human Resource Management Major

Required Courses (12 credits):
BUSADMIN 3100: Compensation Management
BUSADMIN 3500: Employee Training and Development
BUSADMIN 4200: Employee Recruitment and Selection
BUSADMIN 4500: Human Resource Management Capstone*

Electives (12 credits):
BUSADMIN 3340: Management, Gender, & Race
BUSADMIN 3450: Employment Law*
BUSADMIN 3940: International HR Management*
BUSADMIN 4170: Predictive Analytics
BUSADMIN 4330: Labor Management Relations
INDSTUDY 3130: Industry OSHA 30-hour*
BUSADMIN 3750: STFL Study Abroad*

Integrated Supply Chain Management Major

Required Courses (15 credits):
BUSADMIN 1210: Introduction to ERP (1 credit)
BUSADMIN 4120: Operations Management or INDUSTDY 4950: Production Planning and Control
BUSADMIN 4220: Data Driven Decisions & IOT*
BUSADMIN 4170: Predictive Analytics
BUSADMIN 4180: Transportation Management*

Electives (9 credits):
BUSADMIN 3540: Quality Management
BUSADMIN 4140: International Management
BUSADMIN 4160: Purchasing Management
INDUSTDY 4900: Work Measurement and Human Factors*
BUSADMIN 4190: Negotiation Strategies*
BUSADMIN 3750: STFL Study Abroad*

Optional Minor (24 credits)

Criminal Justice Minor

All criminal justice minors must earn a “C-” or better in each required and elective course.

Required Courses (12 credits):
CRIMLJUS 1130: Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRIMLJUS 2130: The Police Function
CRIMLJUS 2230: Foundations of Corrections
CRIMLJUS 4030: Criminal Law

Electives (12 credits):
CRIMLJUS 2630: Private Security Operations
CRIMLJUS 3130: Criminal Investigation
CRIMLJUS 3330: Police Administration
CRIMLJUS 3430: Criminology
CRIMLJUS 3630: Juvenile Justice
CRIMLJUS 3900: Research Methods in Criminal Justice
CRIMLJUS 4130: Police-Community Relations
CRIMLJUS 4230: Community-Based Corrections
CRIMLJUS 4330: Criminal Procedure and Evidence
CRIMLJUS 4630: Current Topics in Criminal Justice


  • Earn a minimum of 120 credits.
  • A minimum of 42 of the 120 credits must be upper division credits (3000 and 4000 level).
  • A minimum of 32 of the 120 credits must be taken under the direction of UW-Platteville faculty.
  • Of the last 32 credits, 23 of them must be taken under the direction of the UW-Platteville faculty.
  • A minimum of 21 credits with the BUSADMIN prefix must be taken under the direction of UW-Platteville faculty.
  • No more than 72 credits may be transferred from any two-year lower-division college.
  • A grade of “C-" or better must be earned in courses taken with other institutions in order for courses to be considered for transfer.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall, as well as in any minor, must be maintained, and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in the major for work from UW-Platteville.
  • Enroll in one UW-Platteville course within the first year of being admitted into the program. Failure to do so will result in the discontinuation from the program.
  • 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.

*Requirements may be subject to change without notice.