UW-Stout's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BA) is designed to provide you with core business skills in management, finance, marketing, international business, operations, human resources, and accounting. Our on-campus practicum and off-campus internship will give you a competitive advantage with real-world experiences. You'll be ready upon graduation for a variety of careers in the world of business.
Our outstanding faculty of nationally and internationally recognized researchers and educators serve as business undergraduate academic advisors. Graduates will also earn one of UW-Stout’s minors as part of their multifunctional area of business degree.
This degree also offers a concentration in Supply Chain Management. Our ACBSP accredited curriculum merges critical thinking and hands-on experience.
The curriculum replicates enterprise environments in the organizations of our corporate partners and businesses around the world. You'll learn by doing and emerge with the skills and flexibility to serve as an operations manager, general manager, director of operations, plant manager, facilities manager, plant superintendent, vice president of operations or chief operating officer.
99% of Our Graduates are Employed or Continuing Education
Stout gives its graduates a competitive advantage with an opportunity that most other colleges students don't have. As part of the program, students gain practical work experience before graduation during an on-campus practicum and off-campus field experience, or co-op.
Another advantage for Stout students is the outstanding faculty. Through their outside work experience and/or consulting, they bring their first-hand knowledge of the business world to you. They know how to communicate and motivate, and can share with you the skills and knowledge you need to be successful.
"UW-Stout has helped tailor my education in a way that optimizes my occupational success, and my educational path has been nothing short of fulfilling, enjoyable, and successful."
-- Nick SuperB.S. Business Administration
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Preparation for college begins in high school. We recommend that you take computer classes as well as courses in science, advanced math, speech, and advanced writing. Involvement in extracurricular activities is valuable, and any related work experience is a plus.
During your first two semesters, you'll enroll primarily in General Education courses. In addition, introductory business-related courses will help you refine your career direction since the emphasis is placed on choosing a career field as soon as possible. With help from a faculty advisor, you'll choose a career area and select a minor that supports your goals. Help with course and career choices is also available through the Advisement and Career Center, the Counseling Center, and Career Services.
As You Progress
A strong general education foundation progresses to more advanced business courses in marketing, management, production operations, finance, personnel, accounting, law, and international business. You'll select upper-level courses in these same areas as they apply to your career goals.
In addition, comprehensive courses in areas such as international studies, information systems, and quality management let you apply information from previous courses to a broader view of business. At the same time, you'll enroll in courses to fulfill the minor you have selected. That means that if you have an interest in employee relations and training, you might be interested in a minor in human resource management.
As mentioned before, an on-campus practicum and an off-campus work experience are included in the program. The practicum provides an opportunity to apply coursework to solve practical problems encountered in business and industry and gives you a competitive edge over other graduates.
Student professional organizations provide you with additional opportunities to learn outside the classroom setting. There are 25 identified student organizations to choose from that can help you get additional experience in your career area.
Do More With a Business Administration Degree
Industrial, consumer, service, and government organizations seek qualified professionals with knowledge about all aspects of business enterprise. Earning a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration can lead you to positions with local, national, or international firms. Additionally, many government agencies at the local, state, and national level employ business graduates.
Qualification for entry level positions depends on variables including the electives you've taken, your work experience, personal contacts, grade point average, and economic cycles.
Graduate Positions & Employers
- Quality Control Engineer - Hormel
- Factory Quality Auditor - West Bend
- Sales Representative - Honeywell
- Account Manager - Marriott
- Senior Account Analyst - Federal Reserve Bank
- Customer Service Analyst - 3M
- Materials Analyst - 3M
- Programmer Supervisor - Cray Research
- Computer Specialist - Michaels Engineering
- Assistant Manager - Ground Round
- Systems Engineer - GM Data Systems
- Program Analyst - Target
- Owner Relations Analyst - Ford Motor
Advisory Committee Members
Tracking of Key Student Performance Measure
UW-Stout's B.S. in Business Administration program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
The B.S. in Business Administration Student Achievement report has enrollment, final exam, employment and retention data. The Student Learning Assessment Results report is an analysis of student learning and performance standards based on specific competency attainment.