Overview

(Bachelor of Business Administration)

UW-Green Bay’s major and minor in Business Administration offer the skills and broad business background needed for a lifetime of opportunity. More than 90 percent of graduates typically find employment in business, industry, government, and other fields, or enter graduate programs within six months of graduation. UW-Green Bay students are accepted into reputable graduate schools. Many alumni are successful business leaders. Alumni surveys indicate that alumni perceive the Business Administration program very favorably, their program of study prepared them extremely well for their careers, the quality of the Business Administration faculty is “excellent,” and they would recommend the program to others.

The program provides considerable exposure to the liberal arts and develops the critical thinking, problem-solving, interpersonal, communication, quantitative and computer skills needed by graduates to successfully serve as leaders within modern organizations. The program also addresses contemporary organizational issues such as global competition, social responsibility and ethics, sustainability, and the relationship between organizations and various environmental forces.

The Business Administration major is an interdisciplinary and problem-focused program comprised of three integrated elements: supporting, core and emphasis courses. The supporting and core courses provide breadth and introduce each student to the foundations of business knowledge, including communications, economics, statistics, computers, accounting, law, finance, management and marketing. Each Business Administration major extensively studies an area of emphasis:

  • Business Analysis
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

Each emphasis consists of courses designed to thoroughly prepare the student in a business specialization.

A distinctive feature of the program is that many upper-level courses include a practical project component, offering the opportunity to apply the problem-solving theories and concepts learned in the classroom to real situations. Alumni say this increases their value to employers and sets them apart from traditional business program graduates.

Extensive opportunities are available for students to meet business professionals and gain practical experience. Active student organizations support these efforts and help students to meet others with like interests. Faculty members encourage participation in internships.

Program Entrance and Exit Requirements

Students can declare an Accounting major or minor at any time with any number of credits through a simple online process.  To declare, students must complete an online Declaration of Major/Minor/Certificate e-form, which includes reading and accepting an Honor Code (pre-declaration form). Your advisor will be assigned to you after the e-form is received. If you are declaring a Business Administration major, you will need to select at least one area of emphasis: Entrepreneurship, Business Analysis, Finance, General Business, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, or Supply Chain Management.

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to proceed in the course progression for a Business Administration major or minor. All students must meet Business Administration's exit requirement to graduate with a Business Administration major. Students intending to graduate with this major must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average.

Business Administration is a popular choice as a minor. In addition, a second option is a minor in International Business. This minor encourages students to gain language and culture proficiency sufficient to complement their study of Business Administration in a world economy.