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Master of

Business Administration

university of wisconsin

whitewater

College of Business and Economics


Why would you choose the MBA program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater?

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he UW-Whitewater MBA offers three types of delivery. You may take your courses all online, all face-to-face, or with a mixture of face-to-face and online classes. The requirements, faculty, and course content are the same, regardless of the method you select. Transcripts will not indicate which classes you complete online or face-to-face, as the program is the same regardless of how you take your classes. A new MBA curriculum reflects what industry leaders say rising executives need to know and the skills they need to have. You can specialize by choosing among nine different emphases. You may attend part time or full time, completing your degree on your schedule. The MBA is AACSB International accredited. AACSB is the most rigorous business school accreditation worldwide, and only 5% of business schools in the world earn this prestigious accreditation. The UW-Whitewater MBA has earned many awards for quality.

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Amy L. Schulz ’13 Business Consulting Senior Specialist

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

The variety of course offerings in the UWWhitewater MBA program has given me a unique opportunity to weave my coursework with my current career path. In addition, my experience has been extremely insightful in the exploration of future professional paths to follow. Working full time in Milwaukee and being enrolled in the MBA program has been challenging at times, but the faculty and the option of enrolling in online courses have enabled me to be successful in my career and my coursework. Completing this degree has been a wonderful experience, and I have gained an exceptional education.

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Admission Requirements To be admitted in good standing to any UW-Whitewater graduate program, you would need proof of having completed a bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution and: • At least a 2.75 (on a 4.00 scale) overall grade point average in your undergraduate degree program and • A composite score of 1000 or higher.

Composite Score For the MBA program specifically, the standard for admission is a summed score of: (200 X cumulative undergraduate grade point average) + GMAT = 1000 or higher. You can use GRE scores as well, but you will need to do a conversion to a comparable GMAT score.

To see if you would be eligible to be admitted to the MBA program on a probationary basis, contact an adviser at gradbus@ uww.edu to see what your options are.

What if I completed the GRE, not the GMAT? Contact gradbus@ uww.edu and an adviser will convert your GRE score to a comparable GMAT score.

Calculate your own composite score using this worksheet: Undergraduate GPA (4.0 scale) GPA X 200 GMAT Score B + C (Composite score)

What if my total score is less than 1000 or my GPA is less than 2.75?

(A) (B) (C)

International students will also need to submit TOEFL or IELTS score reports and either an ECE or WES evaluation of their transcripts.

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Application Process You may apply online by completing the application at: www.uww.edu/gradstudies/ application. Your application must be accompanied by an application fee that will be listed with the application.

What if I don’t have a bachelor’s degree in business?

In addition to the application, you will need: • An official degree-bearing transcript from the school where you earned your bachelor’s degree (sent directly from that school) • Other undergraduate transcripts if you had fewer than 60 credits at your bachelor’s degree-granting school • Official transcripts for any graduate work completed if you are applying to transfer those credits • A Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score report or a Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) score report

Deadlines for Applications • Fall Semester: Completed applications are due July 15 • Spring Semester: December 1 • Summer Session: May 1

Tuition You will find face-to-face program tuition at: uwwcost.uww.edu For the online program, visit: http://www.uww.edu/cobe/onlinemba/tuition

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You may still complete an MBA degree, beginning with some background courses in the basic business areas. These courses are accelerated versions of undergraduate business requirements, and when you have finished these courses, you may earn a Graduate Business Foundations Certificate and continue with the regular MBA courses.


Where should I take my MBA classes? 1

Online classes Our award-winning online MBA is especially interesting to students who live far from campus or whose schedules or lives make it difficult for them to complete classes on campus. We have students from all over the world in our online classes, and they bring business experiences from across borders. Students learn using streaming video, online assignments, and discussion boards. The faculty for online classes are specially trained to teach using technology, and they are the same full-time faculty who teach our face-to-face classes. Your transcripts will not indicate whether you completed classes on campus or online because the quality for both types of courses is the same.

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On-campus classes Our on-campus MBA program is offered at different times during the day and evening, but you may complete the program in evenings alone if that option suits your schedule best. You would take your classes in our beautiful new 180,000-square-foot Timothy J. Hyland Hall using the latest learning technology. Perhaps you will use the student project rooms or the investment center with its Bloomberg Terminals.

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Madison, Wis., classes You can complete all of your MBA breadth courses as well as a management emphasis at the American Family Insurance headquarters site just off Interstate 39/90 in Madison, Wis. This program is offered only in the evening. The Madison option is convenient for students living in or near the city. As an MBA student, you can mix and match classes, taking some of your requirements on campus, some in Madison, and some online if you wish. All locations have the same admission and graduation requirements. Your MBA faculty will be highly specialized in their subject areas.

Questions? Need advising? Contact gradbus@uww.edu with your questions, or call the Graduate Business Office at 262-472-1945. We’d be happy to help you!

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Degree Requirements To earn the MBA, you: • Complete a minimum of 36 graduate credits, including required courses for your chosen emphasis. You may complete courses on a full-time or part-time basis. • Complete the Common Body of Knowledge courses beyond the 36 required minimum credits if your undergraduate preparation did not include all of the business core subjects. • Maintain a grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in your overall graduate work and a 3.00 in your emphasis courses.

Learning Objectives The MBA curriculum is designed to give you experiences that will prepare you for a strong business leadership career. Business leaders and our faculty have worked together to develop MBA program learning goals and a new curriculum suited to provide a strong set of skills preparing you to succeed in a worldwide business environment. As you complete your curriculum as an MBA student, you will learn to: • Think globally • Behave ethically • Innovate • Make strategic decisions • Think critically • Communicate, negotiate, and persuade • Manage projects • Lead

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MBA Curriculum 24 of your required 36 graduate credits will be in breadth areas that will help you reach the goals for MBA student learning. The courses are: • Persuasion and Negotiation (BEINDP 740)

2 credits

• Business Valuation Using Financial Statements (FNBSLW 735) 3 credits • Strategic Technology and Innovation Management (ITSCM 745) 2 credits • Fundamentals of Project Management (ITSCM 770)

2 credits

• Leadership Development (MANGEMNT 757)

3 credits

• Quantitative Analysis for Business (MARKETNG 731)

3 credits

• Marketing Strategy (MARKETNG 747)

2 credits

One of two economics courses: • Business Conditions Analysis (ECON 736)

2 credits

• Managerial Economics (ECON 737)

2 credits

One of two ethics courses: • Social Responsibility (MANGEMNT 759)

2 credits

• Ethics in the Marketplace (MARKETNG 766)

2 credits

• Business Policy and Strategy (MANGEMNT 787)

3 credits

An additional 9 credits (3 courses) will complete your chosen emphasis You will also have 3 credits remaining for a graduate business course of your choice as an elective. You can choose from over 40 different classes.

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Course Descriptions Persuasion and Negotiation (2 credits) Improve your selling, negotiation, and persuasive communication skills through role-playing or other techniques. Maximize your written and oral communication skills. Business Valuation Using Financial Statements (2 credits) Advance your understanding of how to use financial information to value and analyze organizations. Build your confidence in asking the question, “What is it worth?” Strategic Technology and Innovation Management (2 credits) Understand links between technology and innovation strategy. Employ critical thinking to develop competitive technological strategies and models. Fundamentals of Project Management (2 credits) Develop skills in planning, budgeting, scheduling, resource allocation and controlling of projects. Leadership Development (3 credits) Enhance your leadership skills by becoming more self-aware, learning effective leadership practices and critically evaluating factors that enable or constrain leaders’ actions. Quantitative Analysis for Business (3 credits) Use quantitative and qualitative data to make business decisions. Apply analytical tools and techniques to study historical data, predict consumer behavior, forecast sales, or evaluate return on investment. Marketing Strategy (2 credits) Learn how to write a marketing plan and evaluate your decisionmaking in a marketing-based simulation.

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Course Descriptions Business Conditions Analysis (2 credits) Study macroeconomic forces, analyzing factors such as fluctuations in national income, output, employment, prices, and exchange rates and their effects on business decisions. Managerial Economics (2 credits) Study microeconomics, applying optimization techniques, risk analysis, and estimation of demand and costs of production as well as identifying market structures and pricing practices. Social Responsibility (2 credits) Evaluate environmental factors such as social, political or legal changes and make ethical decision strategies in the affected business environment. Ethics in the Marketplace (2 credits) Focus on issues between businesses and customers, emphasizing current issues such as privacy, pricing, and promotional tactics. Business Policy and Strategy (3 credits) Using cases, identify organizational competencies and build strategies for a competitive global environment. You will take this course in your final 12 credits.

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Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) Courses Many MBA students begin the program with undergraduate degrees in areas outside of business, such as engineering, education, sciences, or the liberal arts. For students who have not completed undergraduate courses in the basic business functional areas, the college provides an accelerated version of these core courses, usually offered in 8 weeks so that you can enroll in two courses consecutively in one semester. These courses are often prerequisites for other MBA courses. Completing these courses will help prepare you for a successful experience in the more advanced courses. These CBK courses do not count toward the 36 graduate credits required for the MBA. If you complete all of the CBK courses, you may earn a Graduate Business Foundations Certificate that will appear on your transcript. CBK courses are: • Accounting Foundations (ACCOUNT 701)

2 credits

• Economics Foundations (ECON 704)

2 credits

• Statistics Foundations (ECON 703)

2 credits

• Technology and Information Systems (ITSCM 715)

2 credits

• Financial Management (FNBSLW 718)

2 credits

• Operations Management (ITSCM 719)

2 credits

• Marketing (MARKETNG 716)

2 credits

When we receive your transcripts with your application, an adviser will evaluate which (if any) CBK courses you may need to complete.

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Emphases You may choose from among these emphasis areas. All emphases are 9 credits or 3 courses. • Finance

• Marketing

• Human Resource Management

• Project Management

• Information Technology Management

• Supply Chain Management

• International Business

• Customized Emphasis (approved by a graduate business adviser)

• Management


For questions or further information, contact Associate Dean John Chenoweth MBA Adviser Christine Kutz Graduate Business Programs Associate Leanne Price at gradbus@uww.edu or by calling 262-472-1945.

Apply conveniently online www.uww.edu/cobe We hope to see you soon!

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