The business administration program within the Department of Management and Marketing provides you with the general business knowledge you need to compete in today’s job market. The program also helps you develop communication, interpersonal, technical and critical thinking skills, which are all highly valued by organizations seeking to employ business people.
Ninety-six percent of our 2011-12 College of Business graduates reported they were employed or continuing their education (based on a 63 percent response rate), according to the UW-Eau Claire Career Employment Survey. More than 250 businesses recruit on campus each year seeking our College of Business students.
The annual salary range for a trainee with a bachelor’s degree in business administration is $35,557. (Source: Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges & Employers.)
Off campus and across continents
Through our international business education program, students can study business and economics in twelve different countries.
Our business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). This mark of quality is achieved by fewer than 5 percent of all business schools in the world!
Students can add value to their degrees by earning certificates in communication, leadership and technology, making them a more marketable job candidate upon graduating.
The business administration major is the only one in the College of Business that requires a minor. While it is possible to combine this major with a business minor, most business administration students select a minor outside the College of Business. Typical minors include foreign language, communications, mathematics, psychology and music.
CertificatesCertificate programs offer an opportunity for an individual to earn college credit and advance towards credential that certifies a significant level of achievement within a prescribed area. Specific certificates and their
- Advanced Business
- Information Systems
- Leadership Studies
- International Business
- University Writing Requirement-
depending on placement exam
For test out options, see
- Principles of Microeconomics
- Short Course in Calculus
- Introduction to Psychology or
- Physical Education/Wellness
- General electives
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Special admission requirementsYou must be formally admitted to the College of Business before you can take junior and senior level management and business courses. Most students apply for admission at the end of their sophomore year. Check out the College of Business admission requirements.
Employers of business administration graduates include educational institutions, food industries, manufacturing, government, retail industries, and the non-profit sector.
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Places you’ll find recent graduates:
- Assistant Manager,
Walgreen Drug Stores,
- Advertising Project Manager,
Maple Grove, MN
- Finance Associate,
- Business Development,
Orchestra, Milwaukee, WI
Department contact informationDr. Kristy Lauver