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10 Reasons to be a Business Blugold

The facts speak for themselves. Here are 10 reasons why you should become a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Business Blugold.  Check us out!  Learn how we prepare our students for success by also attending a Business Preview Day.

We are highly employable.
  • 99% of recent COB grads were employed or continuing their education according to the 2013-14 UW-Eau Claire First Destination Survey, the university's latest survey.

We are technically savvy.
  • 1,379 students have experienced SAP, an enterprise-wide business application software, in the curriculum in 2014. Because most Fortune 500 companies use SAP, our students have greater employment options.

We are engaged.

Our students are active in business organizations, Student Senate and other university groups on campus.

  • 91% of our graduating seniors report having participated in at least one high impact learning experience during their college career. 66% have completed 2 or more experiences and 38% have completed 3 or more.

  • 75% have completed an internship. 24% have completed two or more.

  • 53% have completed an applied class project for a community organization.

  • 28% have attended a professional conference or workshop off campus.

We explore the world.
  • 22% of our graduating seniors report that they have studied abroad. The most popular programs are in England, Australia, and India.

We are great communicators.
  • 94.3% of our alums felt well prepared to speak or present ideas effectively. 94.1% felt well prepared to write effectively.

We can hold our own with some of the best.
  • 89.9% of our 2013 health care administration graduates passed the Nursing Home Administrator Exam. The national pass rate was 64%.

  • 62.5% is our 2014 CPA pass rate for first time test takers with a bachelor's degree. The national pass rate was 55%.

  • Our HR students out preformed all other student groups in the country on the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Assurance of Learning exam. Their pass rate on the national exam has been consistently 20-30 percent higher than the national pass rate. 

  • Our sales team has finished in the Top 10 at the National Collegiate Sales Competition 9 times since 2003, the first year we attend the competition.

We are leaders.
  • Our APICS chapter has been recognized nationally as a Platinum Circle Chapter 11 times.

  • Our American Marketing Association chapter has been named a Top 8 Chapter in North America 7 times since 2009.

  • 69% of our graduating seniors belonged to at least one UWEC student organization. 33% have held a leadership position.

  • 93.3% of our alums felt their undergrad experience prepared them to assume a leadership role.

Our programs maintain the highest quality standards.
  • We are accredited by AACSB International-only 5% of all business schools worldwide have achieved this recognition.

  • Our health care administration program is accredited by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards. Only 11 HCAD programs in the country are NAB accredited.

We are serious about academic advising.
  • 72.1% of our alums were very satisfied/satisfied with the advising they received in the College of Business.

We are proud to be Business Blugolds.
  • 93% would choose to attend UWEC again.

  • 93% rate the value of their UWEC education as equal to or exceeding their expectations, given the cost of education and their investment of time and effort.

  • 93.3% were very satisfied/satisfied with the courses in their major.

  • 95.3% were very satisfied/satisfied with their ability to access faculty who teach these courses.