Business Administration

Phone: 715-346-2728


UW-Stevens Point Business Administration graduates at work

  • Jeffrey Polzer '88Professor of Human Resource Management in the Organizational Behavior Unit at Harvard Business School
  • Cliff King '83CEO of Skyward, Inc. in Stevens Point
  • Brittany Melby '13Director of Development and Marketing at Boys & Girls Club of Portage County in Stevens Point


Phone: 715-346-2728

Choose Business Administration at UW-Stevens Point

The business administration program in the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point School of Business and Economics prepares students to work in a range of industries, businesses and nonprofits. The program allows students to choose from a variety of elective courses to create a particular area of concentration—finance, insurance and real estate (FIRE); management; marketing; entrepreneurship or international business—within the business administration major. Many of our graduates work in the finance and insurance industries.

Our faculty members have real-world experience in a wide range of business disciplines as well as degrees from some of the most highly respected universities internationally. You’ll benefit from our hands-on style of instruction, personal attention and comprehensive understanding of our fields as you learn key concepts and practices of business applications.

UW-Stevens Point earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for our School of Business and Economics. Graduates will complete degrees from a program ranked among the top 20 percent in the nation and top 5 percent in the world.

Career opportunities in Business Administration

When you major in business administration at UW-Stevens Point, the payoff is clear as our students are among the university’s highest paid graduates. Salaries can vary substantially depending on your level of responsibility and your employer’s size, location and industry.

With a bachelor's degree in business administration, you'll qualify for an array of leadership positions and other advanced roles in private, public and nonprofit organizations. You'll have the option to work across industries as a business analyst, human resources generalist, operations manager or marketing specialist. Some business administration graduates also venture into entrepreneurship, creating their own successful businesses from the ground up.

Our alumni are employed in such fields as manufacturing, banking, insurance and real estate. They work in firms of different sizes, locally and internationally. See our alumni map!

Building your résumé

Develop the skills you learn in the classroom and expand your network by obtaining an internship. The School of Business and Economics works with Central Wisconsin’s business community to offer you internship positions at some of the strongest companies and organizations in the area including Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Greenheck Fan, Associated Bank, Sentry Insurance, Progressive Insurance and the Green Bay Packers.

Outside the classroom

We help you find real-world opportunities outside the classroom. Networking, student organizations and unique Professional Pointer Events enhance your résumé and open doors with potential employers.

Study-abroad internships are also available. Students in the 10-week study-abroad program in London gain employment experience in such areas as economic research, financial services and marketing. A four-week study-abroad program in China places students at a company or nonprofit organization where they build an understanding of the Chinese business environment.

Student support services

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) boasts a unique peer-advising program that helps set a standard for excellence, pairing students new to SBE with someone who understands the questions and challenges they face.

Once accepted into the School of Business and Economics, a student is matched with a faculty adviser who offers the student guidance for course selection, possible internship opportunities and insight on what to expect after graduation.