Dec 07, 2019  
2018-19 Catalog 
    
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Business and Economics


Gary Mullins, Head, School of Business and Economics
Room 420, College of Professional Studies
Phone: 715-346-3906
Email: dbe@uwsp.edu
Web: www.uwsp.edu/busecon

Central Wisconsin Economic Research Bureau
Jerome Segura, Director
Room 404, College of Professional Studies
Phone: 715-346-2864

Center for Economic Education
Tracy Hofer, Director
Room 428, College of Professional Studies
Phone: 715-346-3874

This school is in the College of Professional Studies .


Accounting Faculty: R. Du, CR Marshall, C Schalow
Business Administration Faculty: K Bahr, R Boeing, N Butz, M Kleckner, E Martin, C McChrystal, M Meyers, G Mullins, E Rodriguez, D Schalow, D Schanke, R Stratton.
Economics Faculty: J Davis, T Hofer, S Kabiraj, H Katuwal, K Neuman, J Segura, HS Wallace.

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) offers programs in (1) accounting, (2) business administration, and (3) economics.

Faculty members of the school participate in research related to their areas of academic interest. In addition, each of us is involved in professional development activities through active memberships in professional societies and associations and community agencies.

To further enhance your career preparation when you major or minor in accounting, business administration, economics, we encourage you to expand your classroom work through active participation in student and professional clubs, societies, associations, and volunteer work related to your area of study. We also encourage you to participate in internships for experience in actual business environments.

We in the School of Business and Economics make every effort to notify current and prospective majors of new program standards. Depending on the nature of the program change, we may do so using email, Web pages, orientation sessions, the SBE advising office, faculty advisers, the catalog, and letters.

Abbreviations:
ACCT = Accounting
BUS = Business
COMM = Communication
CIS = Computer Information Systems
SBE = School of Business and Economics
ECON = Economics
FOR = Forestry
GEOG = Geography
MATH = Mathematics
NRES= Natural Resources;
PSYC = Psychology
WSTE = Waste

Admission to the School of Business & Economics Majors

All our majors (accounting, business administration, economics-social science, economics-business economics, finance, management, and marketing) have a formal admission policy noted below.

You must apply for formal admission to your selected SBE major before completing 18 credits in the major. We recommend you declare your intent to pursue your SBE major:

  1. when you apply for admission to UW-Stevens Point
  2. when attending a freshman orientation meeting
  3. when attending a transfer-student orientation meeting

As an intended major, you can receive specialized advising from the SBE Advising Office and regular updates on events and deadlines.

If you wish to request consideration of exceptional circumstances, do so in writing to the SBE Admissions Committee.

We have designed the admission policies for the School of Business and Economics to support your success in your major. See the descriptions of specific majors for admissions requirements. See the School of Business & Economics Advising Office and website for application procedures, forms, and deadlines.

To switch majors or to pursue a second major within the school, apply for that major. See the descriptions of specific majors for admissions requirements. If you are switching majors within the SBE or adding a second SBE major, you may apply even if you already have over 18 credits in the new major, as long as you have met all other admission requirements.

Academic Standards for the School of Business & Economics

The following academic standards apply to all school majors (accounting, business administration, economics-social science, economics-business economics, finance, management, and marketing).

  1. In-major GPA: If you have a major in our school (accounting, business, economics-social science, or economics-business economics, finance, management, or marketing), your in-major GPA is calculated based on all courses counting toward your major; this includes courses from other departments as well as from the SBE.
    If you switch from one SBE major or minor to another, only courses applicable to the new program are included in your new in-major GPA calculation. If you are a transfer student, all your grades (including grades of D and F) earned at another university for all classes required for a SBE major are included in the calculation of your in-major GPA.
  2. Satisfactory Progress: As a student enrolled in a SBE major GPA standard (2.5 for Accounting, Business Administration, Economics - Business Option, Finance, Management, or Marketing and 2.25 for Economics - Social Science Option) by the time you have completed 18 credits in your major.
    Also maintain reasonable and satisfactory progress in completing the requirements of the major. Issues related to reasonable progress will be decided by the department chair.
    If you have not attained the required in-major GPA by the time you have completed 18 credits in the major, you will be dropped from the major and will not be allowed to re-declare the major.
    After you have completed 18 credits in your major, maintain your in-major GPA in good standing. If your in-major GPA drops below that major’s standard for two consecutive regular semesters, you will be dropped from the major and will not be allowed to re-declare that major.
    If you are dropped from your SBE major, you may submit a written petition for reinstatement to the Admissions Committee. If you are having trouble maintaining an adequate GPA we encourage you to seek additional assistance from the Tutoring-Learning Center (TLC).
  3. Repeating courses: You may request up to three courses in your SBE major in which you earn a D+, D, or an F. To do so, obtain on-line authorization to repeat from your adviser and the chair of the department in which the courses are offered BEFORE registering for the courses. If you repeat a course at UW-Stevens Point, only the last grade is used in GPA calculations. Permission to repeat a SBE course is only granted after the close of the regular registration period.
    See the policy on repeating courses in the Grade-related Policies  section of this catalog.
    NOTE: You may repeat, at other institutions, courses in which you received a grade of F but NOT courses in which you received a grade of D. The repeated course taken at another institution will satisfy the requirement left unsatisfied by the F. The original F will remain on your transcript.
  4. Pass/fail courses: Any courses you take as pass/fail do not count toward any SBE major or minor.
  5. Degree and Major Requirements: In addition to the requirements of your selected major(s), satisfy the General Education Program requirements (GEP) for your degree. See the General Education Program  section of this catalog for information on the requirements for each degree. Regardless of the type of degree earned, the requirements for any SBE major are the same.

Test-Out and Credit-by-Exam Policy for School of Business and Economics

You may earn credit-by-exam for ECON 110  and ECON 111  through the appropriate CLEP examination. Register and pay fees for CLEP exams through the UW-Stevens Point Testing Service. To receive credit, score in the 50th percentile or higher on the appropriate exam.

For all other courses in the School of Business and Economics you may test-out, but not receive course credit. After you confer with the chair, a faculty member who teaches the course will prepare a comprehensive exam and inform you of the criteria for passing before you take the exam. A passing grade is at least five percent above the most recent class average. You may take a test-out exam only once. You are not eligible for test-out if you are currently enrolled in the course.

Accounting

Majoring in accounting positions you for a challenging career in a changing global business environment. As an accounting student you may desire to work in the accounting department of an organization in industry, or choose public accounting. You may take a position in public accounting firms providing tax, auditing, and consulting services to your clients. If employed by a corporation or non-profit organization, you may work as part of the management team involved in decision-making and tax analysis to provide reliable financial data.

If you desire to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), you must complete 150 credit hours of education to qualify to sit for the CPA exam. The additional credits may be either undergraduate or graduate credits.

Admission to the Accounting Major

You must apply for admission to the Accounting major before you complete 18 credits toward the major. You must be admitted to the accounting major to register for some upper-level courses and to graduate with an accounting major.

Once you are accepted as an accounting major, you can receive specialized, one-on-one advising from school faculty or staff.

Minimum requirements: We encourage you to apply as soon as you have completed at least 10 credits toward the major.

If you are a transfer student: Apply before you complete 18 credits in the accounting major OR during your first semester at UW-Stevens Point.

Exceptions: If you wish to request consideration of exceptional circumstances, do so in writing to the SBE Admissions Committee.

Academic Standards for Accounting

To graduate with a major or minor in accounting, successfully complete all required courses in the major or minor and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher in all major/minor required courses. See Academic Standards for the School of Business & Economics for more information on GPA requirements and for the School of Business & Economics repeat policy.

Business Administration

Admission to the Business Administration Major

You must apply for admission to the Business Administration major before you complete 18 credits toward the major. You must be admitted to the business administration major to register for some upper-level courses and to graduate with a business administration major.

Once you are accepted as a business administration major, you can receive specialized, one-on-one advising from the school faculty or staff.

Minimum requirements: We encourage you to apply as soon as you have completed at least 10 credits toward the major.

If you are a transfer student: Apply before you complete 18 credits in the business administration major OR during your first semester at UW-Stevens Point.

Exceptions: If you wish to request consideration of exceptional circumstances, do so in writing to the SBE Admissions Committee.

Academic Standards for Business Administration

To graduate with a major or minor in business administration, successfully complete all required courses in the major or minor and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher in all your major/minor courses. See Academic Standards for the School of Business & Economics for more information on GPA requirements and for the School of Business & Economics repeat policy.

Collaborative Degree Program - Business Administration

UW-Marathon in Wausau has joined with UW-Stevens Point to offer a bachelor’s degree with a major in Business Administration. Students can attend classes at UW-MC. A combination of face-to-face instruction and distance learning technologies are used to offer upper level courses. You must have accumulated 30 freshman and sophomore credits at an accredited college or university to enter the program. For more information call the College of Professional Studies Continuing Education office at 715-346-4324.

Economics

Admission to the Economics Major: Social Science and Business Economics Option

You must apply for admission to the Economics major before you complete 18 credits toward the major. You must be admitted to the economics major to register for some upper-level courses and to graduate with an economics major.

Once you are accepted as an economics major, you can receive specialized, one-on-one advising from school faculty or staff.

Minimum requirements: We encourage you to apply as soon as you have completed at least 10 credits toward the major.

If you are a transfer student: Apply before you complete 18 credits in the economics major OR during your first semester at UW-Stevens Point.

Exceptions: If you wish to request consideration of exceptional circumstances, do so in writing to the SBE Admissions Committee.

Academic Standards for Economics

To graduate with a major or minor in economics, successfully complete all required courses in the major or minor and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 or higher for the Social Science Option or Minor and 2.50 or higher for the Business Economics Option in all your major/minor courses. See Academic Standards for the School of Business & Economics for more information on GPA requirements and for the School of Business & Economics repeat policy.

Finance

Admission to the Finance Major

You must apply for admission to the Finance major before you complete 18 credits toward the major. You must be admitted to the finance major to register for some upper-level courses and to graduate with a finance major.

Once you are accepted as a finance major, you can receive specialized, one-on-one advising from the school faculty or staff.

Minimum requirements: We encourage you to apply as soon as you have completed at least 10 credits toward the major.

If you are a transfer student: Apply before you complete 18 credits in the business administration major OR during your first semester at UW-Stevens Point.

Exceptions: If you wish to request consideration of exceptional circumstances, do so in writing to the SBE Admissions Committee.

Academic Standards for Finance

To graduate with a major in finance, successfully complete all required courses in the major and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher in all your major courses. See Academic Standards for the School of Business & Economics for more information on GPA requirements and for the School of Business & Economics repeat policy.

Management

Admission to the Management Major

You must apply for admission to the Management major before you complete 18 credits toward the major. You must be admitted to the management major to register for some upper-level courses and to graduate with a management major.

Once you are accepted as a management major, you can receive specialized, one-on-one advising from the school faculty or staff.

Minimum requirements: We encourage you to apply as soon as you have completed at least 10 credits toward the major.

If you are a transfer student: Apply before you complete 18 credits in the business administration major OR during your first semester at UW-Stevens Point.

Exceptions: If you wish to request consideration of exceptional circumstances, do so in writing to the SBE Admissions Committee.

Academic Standards for Management

To graduate with a major in management, successfully complete all required courses in the major and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher in all your major courses. See Academic Standards for the School of Business & Economics for more information on GPA requirements and for the School of Business & Economics repeat policy.

Marketing

Admission to the Marketing Major

You must apply for admission to the Marketing major before you complete 18 credits toward the major. You must be admitted to the marketing major to register for some upper-level courses and to graduate with a marketing major.

Once you are accepted as a marketing major, you can receive specialized, one-on-one advising from the school faculty or staff.

Minimum requirements: We encourage you to apply as soon as you have completed at least 10 credits toward the major.

If you are a transfer student: Apply before you complete 18 credits in the business administration major OR during your first semester at UW-Stevens Point.

Exceptions: If you wish to request consideration of exceptional circumstances, do so in writing to the SBE Admissions Committee.

Academic Standards for Marketing

To graduate with a major in marketing, successfully complete all required courses in the major and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher in all your major courses. See Academic Standards for the School of Business & Economics for more information on GPA requirements and for the School of Business & Economics repeat policy.

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