The School of Business & Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is a driving force for the economic stability of the Central Wisconsin region through its development of robust and responsible business leaders, partnerships with local businesses, and community outreach efforts. Students receive prestigious AACSB-accredited business programs, full attention and focus from their expert and inspiring professors, customizable degree plans, and constant professional development and applied learning opportunities. Graduates have acquired a taste for excellence and lifelong learning, and are ready and confident to step into a career.
Last year, the School of Business & Economics awarded over $85,000 in scholarships to its students. So many students benefit from financial aid, and a few of the scholarships for business students are the DaWalt Family Economics Scholarship, the CliftonLarsonAllen Accounting Scholarship, and the Smiley Business Scholarship. These are for some of the undergraduate students that pursue a Bachelors degree with majors in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Management, Data Analytics, or Marketing.
The Masters in Business Administration in Applied Leadership & Decision-Making focuses on the development of a strong skill set. The essential skills acquired are in communications, finance, analytics, management, leadership, marketing, and economics. Classes can be completed in an accelerated 12 months or a part-time 24 months and are taken locally in the evenings and online in a hybrid format.
Business students can find a multitude of study abroad options to add an important international component to their education. One opportunity involves spending ten weeks studying and researching economics, finance, and marketing and interning with businesses in London. Another option is studying Chinese business for four weeks in China.
The Classroom to Career Center (C2C) is the student’s hub for all things regarding career preparation. It provides insights into majors, advice on careers, financial assistance, information about internships, planning of events, connections with businesses, and professional development opportunities.
Every student completes a certain amount of Smiley Professional Events (Pro Events). There are over 300 options that include academic coaching, speaker series’, workshops, networking events, panel discussions, student organizations, internships, and community events. Experienced professionals interact with students regularly through on-campus meetings, mentoring, in-class projects, and special events. The relationships the School has with the local business community opens up incredible internship opportunities with companies like Sentry Insurance, Skyward, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Progressive Insurance, Figi’s, and the Boys and Girls Club of Portage County. Student organizations for business students include the Association for Data Analytics Students, Professional Speaking & Leadership Club, Entrepreneurship Club, Institute of Management Accountants, Accounting Club, Financial Literacy Association, Economics Club, National Society of Leadership & Success, and the Society for HR Management.
It’s an essential part of the developmental process for students to participate in community outreach. The Business Outreach and Training program, the Center for Business & Economic Insights, the Center for Economic Education, and the Small Business Development Center all provide applied learning opportunities and work to improve the functioning of local businesses.