Jun 14, 2024  
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Sentry School of Business and Economics


Kevin Neuman, Assistant Dean, Sentry School of Business and Economics
Room 420, College of Professional Studies
Phone: 715-346-3875
Email: busecon@uwsp.edu
Web: www.uwsp.edu/busecon

Center for Business and Economic Insight
Scott Wallace, Director
Room 334 College of Professional Studies
Phone: 715-346-3774

Anderson Classroom to Career (C2C) Center
Elizabeth Martin, Director
Room 128, College of Professional Studies
Phone: 715-346-2112

Center for Data Analytics
Kurt Pflughoeft, Director
Room 330, College of Professional Studies
Phone: 715-346-3255
Email: kurtpflughoeft@uwsp.edu

This school is in the COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES .


Accounting Faculty: B DeDeker, A Duffey, M Warzynski.
Business Administration Faculty: D Beyer, R Boeing, N Butz, S Fan, S Jordan, M Kleckner, G Koepel, E Martin, L Matesi, C McChrystal, M Meyers, F Reinert, J Servi, R Stratton.
Data Analytics Faculty: N Butz, K Pflughoeft
Economics Faculty: J Davis, T Hofer, S Kabiraj, K Neuman, HS Wallace.

The Sentry School of Business and Economics (Sentry School) offers programs in (1) accounting , (2) business administration , (3) business economics , (4) data analytics , (5) finance , (6) management , and (7) marketing .

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, finance, management, or marketing 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 Sentry 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 Sentry School advising office, faculty advisers, the catalog, and letters.

Abbreviations:
ACCT = Accounting
BUS = Business
DAB = Data Analytics: Business
DAC = Data Analytics: Computing
ECON = Economics
Sentry School = Sentry School of Business and Economics

Admission to the Sentry School of Business and Economics Majors

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

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

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

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

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

We have designed the admission policies for the Sentry School of Business and Economics to support your success in your major. See the descriptions of specific majors for admissions requirements. See the Sentry 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 Sentry School or adding a second Sentry School 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 Sentry School of Business and Economics

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

  1. In-major GPA: If you have a major in our school (accounting, 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 Sentry School.
    If you switch from one Sentry School 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 Sentry School major are included in the calculation of your in-major GPA.
  2. Satisfactory Progress: As a student enrolled in a Sentry School major GPA standard (2.5 for Accounting, Business Administration, Business Economics, Finance, Management or Marketing) 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 school head.
    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 Sentry School 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 Sentry School 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 school head 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 Sentry School 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 Sentry School 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 Sentry School major are the same.

Test-Out and Credit-by-Exam Policy for Sentry 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 Sentry School of Business and Economics you may test-out, but not receive course credit. After you confer with the school head, 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.