​Business at UWMC Degree Completion


 Course Descriptions


ACCT 311: Intermediate Financial Accounting II, 3 cr. Continued study of concepts and principles underlying financial statements, including leases, pensions, income tax allocations, earnings per share and changes in accounting principle application. Prereq: 310.

ACCT 321: Advanced Managerial Accounting, 3 cr. Planning, control and analysis of production and marketing costs through budgeting and standard cost accounting techniques, including variance analysis and inventory management; revenue and cost allocations; strategic planning and the balanced scorecard. Prereq: 211.

ACCT 330: Federal Income Taxes, 3 cr. Examine Federal Income Tax Law as it applies to individuals. Includes general concepts, tax return preparation and tax research methods. Prereq: ACCT 310 or con reg ACCT 310.

ACCT 370: Accounting Information Systems, 3 cr. Introduction to the concepts, objectives and importance of properly designed accounting information systems. Extensive study of internal controls including systems documentation. May not earn credit in both 370 and BUS 370. Prereq: 310.
BUS 321: Entrepreneurship, 3 cr. Risk taking, decision making, marketing, finance, personnel selection, record keeping, taxes, and controls unique to the entrepreneurial-type organization and the entrepreneur-manager. Prereq: 320 or 325; 330; Acct 210.

BUS 322: Business Leadership for Managers, 3 cr. Explore the various theories of leadership within the context of management. The role of the leader’s impact on attainment of organizational goals at various levels is studied. Situational leadership approaches are examined. Personal analysis of preferred style is included, as well as skill building techniques needed for development of leadership. Prereq: 320 or 325.

BUS 324: Personnel/Human Resource Management, 3 cr. Integrate daily operational activities of personnel management, such as job analysis, training, recruiting, and performance appraisal with the long-term strategic perspective of identifying and analyzing human resource issues and trends that may affect the organization and how it is managed. Includes maternity/paternity leave, lack of unskilled workers, increase in number of dual career families, provision for individuals with disabilities. Prereq: 320 or 325.

BUS 325: Organizational Behavior, 3 cr. Behavioral approach to management concentrating on the individual in the work place in dealing with power, authority, rules, status, norms, leadership, motivation, communication, group processes and conflict management.
BUS 326. Organizational Theory. 3 cr. Use an open system perspective to examine how managers deal with factors that affect the organization. Consider factors such as environment, technology, and goals in determining the nature and structure of the organization. Prereq: 320 or 325.
BUS 327: Managing Global Organizations, 3 cr. General concepts, techniques, and practices related to managing global organizations. Challenges, rewards, risks, and consequences of managing in diverse countries are discussed. Various cultural theories are studied. Particular emphasis is placed on the comparison of Western cultural influences to non-Western cultural influences on accepted business practices. Prereq: 320 or 325.
BUS 328: Training and Development, 3 cr. Types and methods of training programs as related to all sizes of business and industry. Job design, task analysis, content, and delivery systems including computer-based programs. Evaluation and justification for training programs. Focus on developmental platforms designed to enhance employee knowledge and skills resulting in improved employee retention. Prereq: 320 or 325.

BUS 330: Principles of Marketing, 3 cr. Study marketing theories and concepts used to apply marketing strategies to product development, distribution, pricing, and promotion of goods and services.

BUS 340: Business Law & Ethics, 3 cr. Legal concepts for employees, managers and business owners. Analysis of business ethics scenarios. For Bus. majors with a FIRE concentration and Acct. majors. May not earn credit in both Bus. 240 and 340.

BUS 350: Principles of Finance, 3 cr. Business units, especially corporate, in present day enterprise; financial principles applicable to their operation. For SBE majors. Prereq: Acct 210; approved major/minor.

BUS 360: Principles of Production-Operations Management, 3 cr. Use quantitative management science techniques such as facility layout, process planning, work measurement, inventory control, scheduling, quality control, forecasting, linear programming (LP), just in time (JIT), and statistical process control (SPC) to solve operational problems. For SBE majors. Prereq: Acct 211; Econ 111; 3 cr in statistics; Math 109 or equiv.

BUS 370: Management Information Systems, 3 cr. Integrate topics of management, marketing, organizational structure and systems theory relevant to utilizing an organization’s information resources. Computer hardware and software, telecommunications, spreadsheet and database concepts emphasized. Investigate e-commerce business model to achieve competitiveness in global business environments. Prereq: 320 or 325; and 330.

BUS 390: Ethics in Business, 3 cr. Principles of ethics and profession-al responsibility applied to specific workplace situations and business activities. Explore interplay between corporate culture, professional codes of conduct, and individual behavior. Develop, clarify, communicate, and defend positions on corporate conduct. May not earn credit in both Acct 390 and Bus 390. Prereq: 240 or 340; 320 or 325.
BUS 480. Management Capstone. 3 cr. Advanced course in business administration using the case method to develop integrative problem-solving approaches to complex management problems. Analysis, formulation and execution of business strategies. For graduating seniors with an Accounting major, and Economics major with a Business Economics option, a general Business major, or a Business major with a FIRE, Management or International Business concentration. Prereq: 240 or 340, 325, 330.

BUS 496: Internship in Business Administration, 1-3 cr. Supervised training work program in a cooperating agency or business. Credit determined by intern director and business faculty. Max 3 cr apply to major. Prereq: Cons intern director.
ECON 330: Evolution of American Enterprise, 3 cr. Evolution of business systems and development of American economy; historical transformation of firms, markets, and government; institutional sources of economic growth. Prereq: 111.
ECON 340. Industrial Organization, 3 cr. Structure and performance of markets; strategic behavior of firms; price discrimination, product differentiation, advertising, entry deterrence, and research and development. Prereq: 111.
ECON 360. Money and Financial Markets. 3 cr. Depository institutions; central banking and money creation; price level analysis; interest level determination; interest rate theory; money and capital markets. Prereq: 110 and ACCT 210.
ECON 365. International Economics. 3 cr. Foreign trade, theory and measurement of export and import patterns; foreign exchange markets, balance of payments, tariffs, and the contemporary international monetary system. Prereq: 111; or NRES 372 for international resource management minors.
ECON 370: Managerial Economics, 3 cr. Economic analysis of business decision making using regression analysis and forecasting tools; mathematical analysis of production decisions, cost minimization, pricing strategies, consumer demand, and market environment. Prereq: 111, Math 109, and 355 or equiv.

Note: You may enroll in other courses offered on the UWSP campus that fulfill your Major/minor requirements. Contact your advisor for more information.