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Media Memo: Board of Regents approves two new UW-Eau Claire degree programs

TO: News Editors and Directors

FROM: Mike Rindo

DATE: June 10, 2011

SUBJECT: Board of Regents approves two new UW-Eau Claire degree programs

Two new UW-Eau Claire undergraduate degree programs were approved by the UW System Board of Regents June 9 and10 during the regents meeting at UW-Milwaukee.

The bachelor of business administration degree in international business and bachelor of professional studies degree in organizational leadership and communication were approved by the regents' Education Committee June 9 and the full board June 10. Students will be able to begin enrolling in the programs for the fall 2011 semester.

With the regents' approval, UW-Eau Claire becomes the first college or university in northwestern Wisconsin and the third public university in the state to offer an international business degree. Rapid growth in international business is fueling the demand for people with international experience and knowledge, the program proposal states, adding that the program would ensure the competitiveness of UW-Eau Claire's College of Business graduates by appropriately preparing them to contribute to the state’s workforce. Students in the interdisciplinary international business major will take upper-level international courses from a variety of disciplines including anthropology, art history, communication and journalism, economics, foreign languages, geography, history, political science and religious studies. The program, designed to be attractive to both nontraditional and traditional-age students, also requires students to either study abroad or complete an international business internship overseas or at a company in the U.S. that is engaged in international business.

The organizational leadership and communication major is the UW System's first bachelor of professional studies degree and UW-Eau Claire's first fully online undergraduate degree. The program is designed to enable adults with work and family commitments to complete a bachelor’s degree and thereby to develop the workforce for Wisconsin businesses and organizations, the program proposal states. It is designed for adults who have completed an associate of arts and sciences degree at a UW System two-year campus or a comparable associate degree. The degree combines a traditional liberal arts education with the development of real-world skills to be applied in businesses, social service agencies, nonprofit organizations, and municipal and other government settings.

For more information on the bachelor of business administration degree in international business, contact Dr. Rama Yelkur, international programs coordinator in the UW-Eau Claire College of Business, at 715-836-4674 or yelkurr@uwec.edu

For more information on the bachelor of professional studies degree in organizational leadership and communication, contact Dr. Kate Lang, UW-Eau Claire history department chair and chair of the degree's development steering committee, at 715-836-4765 or langkh@uwec.edu

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