http://www.uwplatt.edu/business

Director: Dr. Susan Hansen
Office: 1111 Ullsvik Hall
Phone: 608.342.1436
E-mail: hansens@uwplatt.edu

Majors

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
    • Finance Emphasis
    • General Business Emphasis
    • Human Resource Management Emphasis
    • Integrated Supply Chain Emphasis
    • International Business Emphasis
    • Management Emphasis
    • Sales and Marketing Communications Emphasis
  • Media Studies

Minors

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Marketing Strategy and Visual Communication

Certificates

  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership and Human Performance
  • Marketing

About the School and Majors

The UW-Platteville School of Business educates undergraduates and graduate students for productive careers in a diverse, global business environment. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in business administration,accounting, or a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in media studies may begin learning about major-related subjects in their first year of college. Students are urged to participate in the school’s active student organizations which include: Beta Alpha, Pioneer Investment Club, APICS (Association for Operations Management), UW-Platteville’s Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization, and student chapters of Society for Human Resource Management and the American Marketing Association.

Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Business is provide a rigorous and supportive learning environment that produces engaged, ethical and effective citizens and professionals who can contribute to a global business environment.

The business administration major prepares students for a wide variety of careers in business. Emphasis areas in Finance, Human Resources, International Business, Integrated Supply Chain, Management, and Marketing are designed to give students an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in their area of interest.

The accounting major is designed to prepare students for careers in public accounting, industry or governmental agencies. Students completing the requirements of the major are qualified to take the certified management accountant examination (CMA) and, after completion of 150 hours of college credit and successful completion of the certified public accountant examination, be licensed as a CPA.

Media Studies majors receive a foundation in media literacy and multimedia. The Media Studies program emphasizes professional development and critical thinking, which are in high demand by employers.  Many of our courses utilize high impact learning practices, offering a strong base in communication aesthetics, writing, production planning, critical analysis, and important media theories. 

Because they will interact with people worldwide during their careers, business administration, accounting, and media studies students are urged to increase their exposure to and awareness of various nations and cultures. The University provides many ways in which they can do this through acclaimed study abroad programs. In addition, the University has a domestic exchange program where a student can spend a semester studying at over 500 schools in the United States and Canada.

The School also offers a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration at a distance. This program allows students to balance work and personal commitments with their educational goals. The degree is delivered at a distance but is not differentiated from the on campus degree. Students may choose to take online or print courses and no campus attendance is required. Most courses are taught by experienced on-campus faculty who guide students’ work. Online courses are offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters, and they emphasize student interaction. Print courses feature self-paced study, and students may register for print courses any working day of the year.

In addition to the undergraduate majors, the School offers four Master’s degree programs in Project Management, Organizational Change Leadership, and Integrated Supply Chain. More information about the School’s distance education programs can be found at: www.uwplatt.edu/distance-education or by calling toll-free 1.800.362.5460.

Faculty and lecturers

Additional information about the Faculty and Lecturers below may be found in the Faculty and Academic Staff section of this catalog.

Achia, William

Bailey, Marcia Harr

Carothers, Todd

Collins, Thomas S.

Gavin, Melissa

Hammermeister, John F.

Hansen, Susan L.

Hefel, Machelle K.

Hollingsworth, Les

Jarrard, James L.

Karsten, Margaret F.

Kim, SeHoon

Krueger, George B.

Lian, Yunshan

Lohmann, John

Moiz, Syed M.

Montgomery, Patrick J.

Nzegwu, Louis I.

Storlie, Christine

Strait, Timothy R.

White, Scott A.

Woldt, Jason

Wright, Scott C.