The distinguished College of Business, Economics, and Computing at the University of Wisconsin- Parkside offers enriching academic degree programs. This AACSB accredited school places an emphasis on teaching excellence, scholarly research, and community services. The CoBEC stimulates the region’s economy and provides business education through the Small Business Development Center and the Ralph Jaeschke Solutions for Economic Growth Center.
Undergraduate students work in small classes to become competent 21st-century business leaders, with a major in Accounting, Business Management, Management Information Systems, or Marketing. Business Management students may pursue the general route or select a career focus in Human Resource or Finance. An additional Global Management minor is essential for students who wish to conduct business on an international level or work for foreign corporations. Students may also earn a certificate in Business Fundamentals, Project Management, or Sales. Graduate students will become polished professionals through the academically challenging Master of Business Administration. Full-time students may complete this degree in as few as 12 months, or part-time students may set a different pace that allows them to juggle additional commitments. All classes are seven weeks in duration and offered in the evening to accommodate working professionals. The 30-credit hour curriculum consists of 24 hours of core courses and six hours of electives. Students can customize their degree with a specialized concentration in Finance, Data Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Global Management, or General Management.
Every month, UW-Parkside chooses a Student Leader of the Month. Business students can ensure they are competitive candidates for this honor by assuming a leadership role in one of over 70 student organizations offered on campus. There are also opportunities for students to get paid for being a leader on campus, through employment as a Campus Ambassador, Peer Advisor, Success Coach, Orientation Leader, or Career Coach. The Rock Solid Leadership Program allows students to earn three certificates. To earn a Denali Certificate, students must attend six workshops, such as the Discover Your Passion Workshop. Students can take their leadership skills to the next level by earning a Mount Kilimanjaro Leadership Certificate. To qualify for this second-tier certificate, students must also complete eight hours of volunteer service or serve on a Campus Activities & Engagement planning committee. The Mount Everest Leadership Certificate is the highest honor a student in this program can earn. The additional requirements for this level include completion of a Capstone Project, 10 hours of community service, and presenting in a Poster Session or sharing a project at the Leadership Banquet. UW also hosts many additional leadership events on campus, such as the Non-profit Leadership Conference and guest speaker series.
Students who have already taken their undergraduate core courses or earned an Associate’s degree may complete their Business Management degree online. The Master of Business Administration is also offered in a convenient online format. Students who wish to take a combination of online and on-campus courses have the option of creating a balanced-blend that works with their schedule.