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Lubar School of Business

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ACCREDITATION The Lubar School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)—the hallmark of excellence in business education. Less than 5% of business schools worldwide meet the rigorous standards of AACSB accreditation, which ensures that the Lubar School is training our students with high-quality faculty, a dynamic curriculum, and the most current research.


Studying Business:

The Lubar Experience At the Lubar School of Business, a business degree is not just a piece of paper. It is the culmination of four years of great experiences that provide you with a wide range of skills and knowledge, abundant opportunities to be involved in campus life, and the tremendous advantage you’ll have with the Best Connections to Business in Wisconsin.

What makes up The Lubar Experience? Great classmates from 16 states and 28 countries who help you develop your abilities to work in diverse teams.

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Experienced faculty who are leaders in their fields and well connected to industry. They’ll help you understand not only the theory behind management practices but also how to apply those theories to the challenges that real businesses face.

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Six business majors, four business certificates, a business minor, and the state’s premier program for high achieving business students—the Business Scholars Program.

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A full-service Career Services Center just for Lubar students. We’ll help you think about your career steps and prepare for the job market throughout your four years here.

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The opportunity to study abroad in several different countries, from England to China to France—and many points in between.

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Involvement in a wide array of business professional organizations, where you can learn, socialize, and develop your leadership skills. There are more than 300 student organizations at UWM and over 15 at the Lubar School—something for everyone.

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Many extracurricular opportunities—the New Venture Business Plan Competition, Great Journeys Inspirational Speaker Series, Lubar Fall Picnic, and more—that help you expand your knowledge or just have fun.

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The Lubar Experience—be part of it! lubar.uwm.edu


Accounting Would you like to apply your love of numbers to one of the most in-demand careers? Analyze financial performance for public or private companies, or government entities.

COURSE SPOTLIGHT Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced Financial Accounting

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Evaluate income and assets over time.

Interpret financial data for decision makers so they can make informed decisions.

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Areas of specialization can include: „„

Auditing

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Governmental Accounting

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Taxation

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Public Accounting

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Certified Public Accountant

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Corporate Accountant

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Tax Attorney

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Controller

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Financial Advisor

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FBI Agent

A student who hopes to become a certified public accountant (CPA) must complete 150 credits in order to take the CPA exam. In most cases, the student will combine a 120-credit undergraduate degree with a graduate degree program.

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Cost Management Accounting Information Systems Income Tax Accounting I and II Auditing: Procedures & Applications

US median starting salary

$48,900

US median mid-career salary

$77,100


Finance Are you interested in a career with a real “return on investment”?

COURSE SPOTLIGHT

Make financial decisions for companies based on their investments and resources.

Applied Portfolio Management

Work with individuals to accumulate wealth and save for retirement.

International Financial Management

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Apply your skills to real estate development.

Areas of specialization can include: „„

Business Law

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Corporate Finance

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Insurance Management

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Real Estate

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Financial Analyst

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Broker/Trader

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Investment Banker

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Venture Capitalist

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Real Estate Management

Investment Finance

Financial Modeling Venture Finance Real Estate Finance

US median starting salary

$47,900

US median mid-career salary

$73,100

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Human Resources Management Do you enjoy motivating and working with others?

COURSE SPOTLIGHT Compensation Management

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Recruit, screen and train new employees.

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Create and implement corporate personnel strategies.

Diversity in Organizations

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Mediate situations using employment law regulations.

Training & Development

Areas of specialization can include: „„

Industrial Relations

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Employee Benefits and Compensation

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Training & Development

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Organizational Behavior

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Recruiter

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Compensation Specialist

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HR Manager

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Occupational Analyst

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Economics of Employment and Labor Relations Interviewers & Interviewing

US median starting salary

$43,000

US median mid-career salary

$72,100


Information Technology Management Have you dreamt about turning your IT interests into a career? Use IT tools and resources to help businesses grow and adapt.

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Design, implement & manage a company’s technology tools.

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Collect & interpret data for key decisions makers.

Areas of specialization can include: „„

End User Training

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IT Security

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Enterprise Resource Planning

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Customer Support

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Web Developer

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Project Manager

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IT Programmer

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Database Specialist

COURSE SPOTLIGHT Visual Systems Development Database Management Systems Enterprise Systems, Concepts & Issues Business Intelligence Systems Analysis & Design Introduction to eBusiness

US median starting salary

$49,100

US median mid-career salary

$74,800

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Marketing Are you looking to combine your creativity with business skills?

COURSE SPOTLIGHT

Design, create and promote products and services for different audiences.

Management of Promotion

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Research customers’ needs and develop strategies to target them.

Consumer Behavior

International Marketing

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Explore new sales techniques, advertising opportunities and prices to achieve a company’s objectives.

Business-to-Business Sales & Marketing

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Areas of specialization can include:

Internet Marketing

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Advertising

$40,800

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Market Research

US median mid-career salary

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Retail Management

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Global Marketing

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Account Coordinator

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Product Manager

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Sales Manager

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Research Analyst

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Communications Director

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$79,600


Supply Chain & Operations Management Do you have what it takes to keep a supply chain humming? Design and implement processes to improve efficiency across departments and job tasks.

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Oversee internal operations to ensure final products are free of error.

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Manage inventory, transportation and related costs to decrease expenses and increase profits.

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COURSE SPOTLIGHT Quality & Productivity Improvement Global Logistics Supply Chain Management Project Management & Innovative Operations Operations Strategy

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Product Development

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Distribution and Logistics

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Transportation Management

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Resource Acquisition

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Supply Chain Management

US median starting salary

$45,700

US median mid-career salary

$85,700

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Purchasing Manager

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Production Consultant

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Logistics Planner

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Operations Analyst

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Quality Manager

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Business Certificate Programs Four certificate programs give you the opportunity to have additional academic emphasis in your choice of Investment Management, Real Estate, Entrepreneurship, and International Business. Further define your abilities and build your rĂŠsumĂŠ with these finishing touches to your degree.

Certificate in Investment Management Gain a competitive edge in the Finance field with the Investment Management Certificate. Attain the knowledge and skills necessary to manage an investment fund, and receive applied training in financial tools and techniques. The certificate includes an internship opportunity and access to the state-of-the-art David O. Nicholas Applied Finance lab—equipped with streaming financial news and the software available to professionals in the field.

Certificate in Real Estate The Real Estate Certificate is designed to offer you the opportunity to complement your major field of study with an additional concentration in real estate. Students completing the certificate will have coursework in real estate finance, valuation, property development, and real estate law and will prepare you for careers in mortgage banking and commercial real estate lending, appraisal and valuation, real estate investment analysis, and property development and management.

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Certificate in Entrepreneurship If you have an interest in working for or with small companies, or launching enterprises of your own, the Entrepreneurship Certificate may be for you. The certificate will give you the knowledge and skills needed to assess new enterprise opportunities, obtain financial resources, market and launch new ventures, and manage businesses for growth and profitability. Coursework towards this certificate will cover venture financing, business-to-business transactions, and business planning.

Certificate in International Business As part of an emphasis on global initiatives, we offer a Certificate in International Business. Compare economic models in different countries, explore marketing techniques across cultures, and evaluate currency issues around the world. Combine your coursework with a Lubar study abroad trip, earning credits towards your certificate requirements.


General Business Minor A business degree is a great investment in your future. But if you decide to pursue other studies, a Business Minor will enhance your abilities and your marketability—and give you a great career edge. The minor is offered in both online and in-person formats—choose what’s most convenient for you. The Lubar School’s General Business Minor provides non-business majors with exposure to key concepts within the core business functions and management. The 27-credit minor provides a fundamental understanding of Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, and Marketing, as well as Micro- and Macroeconomics, and Management Statistics.

Business Study Abroad Participation in a Study Abroad program can be a fascinating and exciting way to enhance a career path in business studies. From the smallest companies to the largest, today’s business transactions are increasingly global in scope, and understanding international business perspectives is essential. Explore possibilities for studying overseas early in your college career so that you can make the appropriate academic plans. Many opportunities are available for international study through UWM’s Center for International Education (CIE). In addition, the Lubar School offers the following Business Study Abroad programs that provide intense global business focus:

London-Brussels-Amsterdam • China • France • India

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Business Scholars Program As a student in the Business Scholars Program—Wisconsin’s premier program for high achieving business students—you will participate in interesting, thought-provoking courses taught by top Lubar faculty. Business Scholars courses have a strong emphasis on critical thinking, written and oral presentations, “real-world” application, and team projects. Class sizes are limited, fostering teamwork and social interaction, as well as in-depth discussion with faculty. Scholars also build a rich portfolio of academic, extracurricular, and professional achievements.

Academic Advising The Lubar School of Business has a staff of knowledgeable and supportive academic advisors who assist prospective and current students with their academic programs. Upon admission, you will be assigned an advisor who works with you throughout your academic career to create your individualized Lubar EDGE plan. Academic advisors consult with students regarding registration, program requirements, grade point average calculations, transfer issues, graduation checks and other concerns. Advising is available by appointment or on a walk-in basis Monday–Friday, all year round.

Multicultural Mentoring Program For over 15 years, the Lubar School of Business has taken an active role in multicultural programming by creating connections and networking opportunities for talented multicultural business juniors and seniors with professionals in the Milwaukee community. Throughout the academic year, mentors and their mentees take part in a number of activities from workshops to networking forums to multicultural socials and receptions.

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Career Services Center Students pursuing a major or a minor in Business have access to the School’s Career Services Center. The professional staff in Career Services provides assistance with résumé preparation, interviewing skills, and job search techniques for all undergraduates. Career Services also coordinates on-campus interviews for part-time and full-time jobs throughout the year and promotes a wide range of opportunities for paid internships. Business students are able to take advantage of PantherJOBS Plus—a web-based system for scheduling campus interviews and posting résumés to potential employers. Each Spring, Career Services hosts an annual Career Fair, giving students the chance to meet with employers to discuss internship and permanent employment opportunities, share résumés, and network with company representatives.

Business Student Professional Organizations Getting involved on campus is one of the key ways to help you succeed in your first year and beyond. The Lubar School has some great student organizations that will provide you with social and professional connections in your field that can last a lifetime.

Student organizations at Lubar include: Alpha Kappa Psi

Delta Sigma Pi

American College of Healthcare Executives

Hmong Americans in Business

American Marketing Association

Logistics, Operations Management &

American Production & Inventory Control

National Association of Black Accountants

Society /American Society for Quality Control

Information Systems

Association for Latino Professionals in

Ronald E. McNair Achievement Program

Society for Human Resources Management

Finance & Accounting

Association of Information Technology

Sports Business Association

Professionals

Student Tax Association

Beta Alpha Psi

Student Investment Club

Beta Gamma Sigma

Undergraduate Business Student

Black & Gold Committee

Advisory Council

Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee UWM is the state’s premier metropolitan campus, with an enrollment of approximately 30,000 students. Located within an attractive residential neighborhood, UWM’s 93-acre campus is only a few minutes away from restaurants, cultural attractions, movie theatres, and places to shop. UWM is comprised of 12 schools and colleges that offer more than 120 majors and sub-majors as well as over 50 graduate programs. As part of a commitment to adult, returning, and “non-traditional” students, 23 of UWM’s majors—including all of the business majors—can be completed entirely in the evening.

Milwaukee Located along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is the economic center of the State of Wisconsin, providing Lubar students with an abundance of opportunities for internships and full-time positions. Milwaukee is also known for its vibrant and diverse cultural attractions. From Summerfest—an internationally acclaimed music festival—to our professional baseball, basketball, hockey, and soccer teams—to rich film, arts, and music scenes—Milwaukee has something to offer everyone.


Lubar Hall Lubar Hall reflects the School’s on-going commitment to the integration of cutting-edge technology throughout the curriculum, both inside and outside of the classroom. The building houses 22 multimedia electronic classrooms, three student computer labs and two teaching computer labs, all equipped with the latest in business software—including SAP, a widely-used enterprise resource planning software. The school’s David O. Nicholas Applied Finance Lab provides students with access to the technology and resources available to professional investment managers. In addition, the building allows wireless access to email, the Internet, course syllabi and materials, library services, databases, electronic bulletin boards, and classroom assignments and quizzes.


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Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee P.O. Box 742 Milwaukee, WI 53201 Undergraduate Student Services Lubar Hall N297 phone: 414-229-5271 email: uwmbba@uwm.edu Career Services Center Lubar Hall N203 phone: 414-229-5445 email: careerserv@uwm.edu Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/uwmlubar Spring 2011


Best Business Connections