See Course Descriptions for information on required courses.

Accounting Major
Business Administration Major (Minor Required)
Business Administration Major (Comprehensive)
     Finance Concentration
     Corporate Health Management Concentration
     International Business Concentration
     Management Concentration
Computer Information Systems Major (comprehensive)
Economics Major (minor required)
Transportation and Logistics Management Major
Business Minor

0204

Business and Economics
(DBE)
 

Faculty
Gregory Trudeau, Professor
Kathleen Barnes, Assistant Professor
Robert Beam, Professor
Loren Erickson, Senior Lecturer
Neil Hensrud, Associate Professor
William Higbee, Assistant Professor
Barbara Johnson, Professor
Robert Jordan, Professor
Shaun Lynch, Assistant Professor
Charles Reichert, Professor
Richard Stewart, Associate Professor; Director, Transportation and Logistics Research Center
Kenneth Weeks, Assistant Professor

Admission to 200-Level DBE Courses
Completion of FIN 102 with a grade of C- or higher or Credit by Exam and CIS 108 are required for admission to ACCT 200, ACCT 201, BUS 270. (See Course Descriptions for other prerequisites.)

Admission to 300/400-Level DBE Courses
Students must be admitted to DBE to enroll in 300/400-level courses. To be admitted, Department of Business and Economics students must first:

1. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.3.

2. Complete the following courses with a grade point average of at least 2.0 with no grade lower than C-: FIN 102; CIS108; ACCT 200, 201; BUS 270; ECON 250, 251.

3. Complete the following:

- MATH 150 and 151, or MATH 240. The requirement for the non-comprehensive Business Administration major (minor required) and the Business minor is MATH 150 or MATH 240.

- ENGL 101, 102

- COMM 110

-all but 12 credits of the remaining university General Education requirements.


Note:

1. Students may not enroll in any of the courses listed in 1-3 above on a Pass-Fail basis.

2. Credits earned in MATH 150, 151, or 240 apply toward the General Education mathematics requirement.

3. All the requirements stated above also apply to transfer students. Grade point average computations will include grades earned at colleges or universities previously attended. Grades of D in courses transferred to and repeated at UW-Superior will not be included in these computations.


Exceptions:

1. The requirements listed for admission to the DBE are waived for ECON 300/400-level courses.

2. Non-DBE majors may enroll in the following courses without completing the requirements listed for admission to the DBE: BUS 306, 370, 380, 382, 387, 404, 406, 407, 411, 430, 499; TRSP 402, 430 (prerequisites: junior-level status). Obtain override from the DBE authorized representative, Erlanson Hall, Room 301.

3. Students majoring in Computer Science may enroll in CIS 347, 355, and 360 without completing the requirements listed for admission to the DBE. Obtain override from the DBE authorized representative, Erlanson Hall, Room 301.
 

Procedures:
1. Students who wish to be admitted to 300/400-level courses must establish their eligibility during the preceding academic term. Details are available in Erlanson Hall, Room 301.

2. Students who wish to be exempted from any of the requirements for admission may petition the DBE Appeals Committee to that effect using established procedures. Exemptions will be granted in only the most exceptional cases.
 

Transfer Students
Grades in transfer courses applying to DBE majors will be included in grade point average computations to assure that all students, including transfer students, meet the same minimum grade point average requirements.

A transfer course will be accepted as its DBE equivalent course ONLY if the number of credits transferred equals or exceeds 75 percent of the number of credits of the UW-Superior course. (E.g., a three-semester-credit transfer course would be accepted to replace a four-semester-credit UW-Superior course; a two-semester-credit transfer course would NOT be accepted to replace a three-semester-credit UW-Superior course; a three-quarter-credit transfer course would NOT be accepted to replace a three-semester-credit UW-Superior course.)

DBE faculty and staff will not assume responsibility of assessing any aspects of foreign academic credentials, courses, or grades for purposes of admission, transfer credits, or course equivalencies. Such assessments will be accepted when provided by agencies recognized for that purpose by the UW-Superior Admissions Office. DBE will not pay for such assessments.

Residency Requirement
All students, including transfer students, who wish to earn a degree from UW-Superior with a comprehensive major offered by DBE must complete at UW-Superior at least 18 of the credits associated with upper-division (300/400-level) major requirements. At least nine of the 18 credits must be earned in courses other than BUS 306, 370, 380, 495; CIS 342; and FIN 320.

Students who wish to earn a non-comprehensive major (minor required) in DBE must complete at UW-Superior at least 12 of the credits associated with upper-division (300/400 level) major requirements.

Internships
The DBE faculty believe a well-designed and meaningful work experience which builds on the academic foundation provided by a college education can greatly enhance the total learning experience and facilitate the transition from college to the business world. Academic credits awarded for the internship range from two to seven credits. Interested students should contact the department chair for additional details.

Courses Offered Only Once Each Year
Students should make special note of the following courses which are required for Department of Business and Economics students and which are generally offered no more than once a year. The specific semesters during which the various courses are offered are indicated in the Class Schedule, published semi-annually. Normally offered Fall Semester: ACCT 351, 352, 355, 460, 464, 467; BUS 382, 405, 474, 482; CIS 224, 355, 360, 453, 455; ECON 330, 333, 350, 430; FIN 321, 420; TRSP 300, 325, 405. Normally offered Spring Semester: ACCT 353, 357, 461, 462, 465, 466; BUS 371, 383, 411, 430, 475, 484; CIS 342, 347, 456, 457; ECON 333, 351; FIN 426; TRSP 305, 315, 430, GEOG 302 required for Transportation and Logistics majors.

Courses Offered Only Once Every Two Years
Students should make special note of the following courses, which are generally offered no more than once every two years. Students should check the Class Schedule, published semi-annually, to determine when the following courses are offered. Anticipated to be offered in 2002-03: ECON 435 (S), 470 (S); TRSP 401 (S). Anticipated to be offered in 2003-04: ECON 362 (S), 438 (S); TRSP 402/GEOG 401. LSTU 303 required for Transportation and Logistics Management majors.

Courses More than Seven Years Old
at Time of Graduation
Students who plan to graduate with a DBE major should be aware that DBE retains the option to require the student to repeat any course(s) that will be more than seven years old at the time of graduation. This policy applies to any courses used to satisfy major requirements, regardless of the college or university that granted the credit initially. This policy is of particular importance to transfer and re-entry students, who have the responsibility to obtain a ruling from the appropriate DBE Appeals Committee on whether a course more than seven years old needs to be repeated.

Accounting Major (comprehensive)
75 Credits

Required courses:

FIN 102 Mathematics of Finance                                          2 credits
CIS 108 Business Computer Applications                             3 credits
MATH 150 (Finite) and 151 (Calculus), or MATH 240        6 credits
ACCT 200 Financial Accounting                                           4 credits
ACCT 201 Managerial Accounting                                        3 credits
BUS 270 Business Statistics                                                  3 credits
ECON 250 Principles of Microeconomics                             3 credits
ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics                            3 credits
BUS 211 Business Law I                                                      3 credits
ACCT 352 Intermediate Accounting I                                   4 credits
ACCT 353 Intermediate Accounting II                                  4 credits
ACCT 355 Cost Accounting                                                 4 credits
ENGL 302 Business Communication                                     3 credits
BUS 370 Principles of Marketing                                          3 credits
BUS 380 Principles of Management                                      3 credits

Either:

CIS 342 Management Information Systems                           3 credits
or ACCT 357 Accounting Information Systems                     3 credits
FIN 320 Principles of Finance                                               3 credits
ACCT 460 Fundamentals of Taxation                                   3 credits
ACCT 462 Advanced Accounting                                        4 credits
ACCT 464 Auditing Principles                                              3 credits
ACCT 467 Tax Research                                                     1 credit

Either:
ACCT 466 Senior Project in Accounting (Capstone)             2 credits
or
BUS 495 Strategic Management (Capstone)                          3 credits

And at least three (two courses if ACCT 357 is part of required courses) of the following:

BUS 306 Quantitative Models for Production and Operations   3 credits
ACCT 351 Accounting for Not-for-Profit Entities                     3 credits
ACCT 357 Accounting Information Systems                             3 credits
BUS 411 Business Law II                                                         3 credits
ACCT 461 Advanced Topics in Taxation                                  3 credits
ACCT 465 Advanced Topics in Auditing                                  2 credits
ACCT 488 Independent Study-Peachtree                                 3 credits
ECON 300/400-Level Course                                                  3 credits

Business Administration Major (Minor Required)
51 credits

Required courses:

FIN 102 Mathematics of Finance 2 credits
CIS 108 Business Computer Applications 3 credits
MATH 150 (Finite) or MATH 240 3 credits
ACCT 200 Financial Accounting 4 credits
ACCT 201 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
BUS 270 Business Statistics 3 credits
ECON 250 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
BUS 211 Business Law I 3 credits
ENGL 302 Business Communication 3 credits

Either:
BUS 306 Quantitative Models for Production and Operations 3 credits
or
BUS 383 Organization Behavior 3 credits
BUS 370 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
BUS 380 Principles of Management 3 credits
CIS 342 Management Information Systems 3 credits
FIN 320 Principles of Finance 3 credits

Either:
BUS 430 International Business 3 credits
or
ECON 430 International Economics
BUS 495 Strategic Management (Capstone) 3 credits

Only available to students who are not comprehensive majors in the Department of Business and Economics.
 

Business Administration Major (Comprehensive)

Finance Concentration

66 credits

Required courses:

FIN 102 Mathematics of Finance 2 credits
CIS 108 Business Computer Applications 3 credits
MATH 150 (Finite) and 151 (Calculus), or MATH 240 6 credits
ACCT 200 Financial Accounting 4 credits
ACCT 201 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
BUS 270 Business Statistics 3 credits
ECON 250 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
BUS 211 Business Law I 3 credits
ENGL 302 Business Communication 3 credits
BUS 306 Quantitative Models for Production and Operations 3 credits
BUS 370 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
BUS 380 Principles of Management 3 credits

Either:

CIS 342 Management Information Systems 3 credits or ACCT 357 Accounting Information Systems
FIN 320 Principles of Finance 3 credits
FIN 321 Managerial Finance 3 credits

Either:

BUS 430 International Business 3 credits

or

ECON 430 International Economics 3 credits
BUS 495 Strategic Management (Capstone) 3 credits

And at least three of the following:

ECON 330 Money and Banking 3 credits
FIN 420 Principles of Insurance 3 credits
FIN 426 Investments 3 credits
ACCT 460 Fundamentals of Taxation 3 credits

Students seeking the comprehensive major in Business Administration, Finance Concentration, must complete FIN 321 at UW-Superior. Transfer students who complete a FIN 321 equivalent at another institution prior to their initial enrollment at UW-Superior are exempted from this requirement.
 

Corporate Health Management Concentration

72 credits

Required courses:

FIN 102 Mathematics of Finance 2 credits
CIS 108 Business Computer Applications 3 credits
MATH 150 (Finite) and 151 (Calculus), or MATH 240 6 credits
ACCT 200 Financial Accounting 4 credits
ACCT 201 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
BUS 270 Business Statistics 3 credits
ECON 250 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
BUS 211 Business Law I 3 credits
HPER 264 Structure and Function I 3 credits
HPER 265 Structure and Function II 3 credits
ENGL 302 Business Communication 3 credits

Either:

BUS 306 Quantitative Models for Production and Operations 3 credits
or
BUS 383 Organization Behavior 3 credits

BUS 370 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
BUS 380 Principles of Management 3 credits
BUS 382 Human Resource Management 3 credits
CIS 342 Management Information Systems 3 credits
FIN 320 Principles of Finance 3 credits

Either:

BUS 430 International Business

or

ECON 430 International Economics 3 credits

BUS 495 Strategic Management (Capstone) 3 credits

And at least nine credits with a minimum of three different courses from the following:

HPER 282 Principles of Conditioning and Strength Training 1 credit
HPER 363 Exercise Physiology 2 credits
HPRO 265 Introduction to Mental Health and Stress Management 3 credits
HPRO 366 Principles of Nutrition 3 credits
HPRO 368 Drugs 3 credits
HPRO 460 Corporate and Community Fitness 2 credits
HPRO 470 Community and Environmental Health 3 credits
HPRO 469 Disease: Prevention and Control 3 credits
HPRO 496 Internship in Health 10-20 credits

International Business Concentration

63 credits

Required courses:

FIN 102 Mathematics of Finance 2 credits
CIS 108 Business Computer Applications 3 credits
MATH 150 (Finite) and 151 (Calculus), or MATH 240 6 credits
ACCT 200 Financial Accounting 4 credits
ACCT 201 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
BUS 270 Business Statistics 3 credits
ECON 250 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
BUS 211 Business Law I 3 credits
ENGL 302 Business Communication 3 credits

Either:

BUS 306 Quantitative Models for Production and Operations 3 credits
or
BUS 383 Organizational Behavior

BUS 370 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
BUS 380 Principles of Management 3 credits
CIS 342 Management Information Systems 3 credits
FIN 320 Principles of Finance 3 credits
BUS 430 International Business 3 credits
ECON 430 International Economics 3 credits
BUS 495 Strategic Management (Capstone) 3 credits

Complete one year of college-level course work, or equivalent, in one foreign language.

And at least two of the following:

ECON 432 International Monetary Relations 3 credits
ECON 435 Economic Development 3 credits
ECON 438 Comparative Economic Systems 3 credits
POLS 476 International Political Economy 3 credits

Management Concentration

63 credits

Required courses:

FIN 102 Mathematics of Finance 2 credits
CIS 108 Business Computer Applications 3 credits
MATH 150 (Finite) and 151 (Calculus), or MATH 240 6 credits
ACCT 200 Financial Accounting 4 credits
ACCT 201 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
BUS 270 Business Statistics 3 credits
ECON 250 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
BUS 211 Business Law I 3 credits
ENGL 302 Business Communication 3 credits
BUS 370 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
BUS 380 Principles of Management 3 credits
BUS 382 Human Resource Management 3 credits
BUS 383 Organization Behavior 3 credits
CIS 342 Management Information Systems 3 credits
FIN 320 Principles of Finance 3 credits
BUS 405 Small Business Management 3 credits

Either:

BUS 430 International Business 3 credits
or
ECON 430 International Economics

BUS 495 Strategic Management (Capstone) 3 credits

And at least two of the following:

BUS 400 Business Internship 2-7 credits
BUS 412 Field Studies in Business 1-3 credits

Either:

BUS 430 International Business 3 credits
ECON 430 International Economics 3 credits

Note: BUS 430 or ECON 430 cannot be counted twice to fulfill the concentration requirements.
 

Marketing Concentration

66 credits

Required courses:

FIN 102 Mathematics of Finance 2 credits
CIS 108 Business Computer Applications 3 credits
MATH 150 (Finite) and 151 (Calculus), or MATH 240 6 credits
ACCT 200 Financial Accounting 4 credits
ACCT 201 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
BUS 270 Business Statistics 3 credits
ECON 250 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
BUS 211 Business Law I 3 credits
ENGL 302 Business Communication 3 credits
BUS 306 Quantitative Models for Production and Operations or 3 credits
BUS 383 Organizational Behavior 3 credits
BUS 370 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
BUS 371 Consumer Behavior 3 credits
BUS 380 Principles of Management 3 credits
CIS 342 Management Information Systems 3 credits
FIN 320 Principles of Finance 3 credits

Either:

BUS 430 International Business 3 credits
or
ECON 430 International Economics 3 credits

BUS 484 Marketing Management 3 credits
BUS 495 Strategic Management (Capstone) 3 credits

And at least two of the following:

BUS 474 Retailing Management 3 credits
BUS 475 Sales 3 credits
BUS 482 Marketing Research 3 credits
COMM 321 Advertising Principles and Design 3 credits
 

Computer Information Systems Major (comprehensive)

75 credits

Required courses:

FIN 102 Mathematics of Finance 2 credits
CIS 108 Business Computer Applications 3 credits

Either:
MATH 150 Mathematics for Business, Life, and Social Sciences 3 credits
MATH 151 Calculus for Business, Life, and Social Sciences 3 credits
or
MATH 240 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 4 credits
ACCT 200 Financial Accounting 4 credits
ACCT 201 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
ECON 250 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
BUS 211 Business Law I 3 credits
BUS 270 Business Statistics 3 credits
CSCI 201 Introduction to Programming (Java) 3 credits
CSCI 202 Object-Oriented Programming (Java and C++) 3 credits
CIS 224 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3 credits
ENGL 302 Business and Professional Writing 3 credits
FIN 320 Principles of Finance 3 credits
CIS 347 Database Systems 3 credits
CIS 355 System Abstraction and Modeling 3 credits
CIS 360 Data Network Systems 3 credits
BUS 306 Quantitative Models for Production and Operations 3 credits
BUS 370 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
BUS 380 Principles of Management 3 credits
BUS 430 International Business 3 credits
CIS 455 Systems Development 3 credits
CIS 456 Project Management 3 credits

At least one of the following:

CIS 453 Advanced Topics in Computer Information Systems 3 credits
CIS 457 Seminar in Computer information Systems 3 credits

Economics Major (minor required)

42 Credits

Required courses:

FIN 102 Mathematics of Finance 2 credits
CIS 108 Business Computer Applications 3 credits
MATH 150 (Finite) and 151 (Calculus), or MATH 240 6 credits
ACCT 200 Financial Accounting 4 credits
BUS 270 Business Statistics 3 credits
ECON 250 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
ECON 350 Microeconomic Analysis 3 credits
ECON 351 Macroeconomic Analysis 3 credits
FIN 320 Principles of Finance 3 credits
ECON 470 Forecasting Methods (Capstone) 3 credits

And at least two of the following:

ECON 330 Money and Banking 3 credits
ECON 362 Public Finance 3 credits
ECON 430 International Economics 3 credits
ECON 435 Economic Development 3 credits
ECON 438 Comparative Economic Systems 3 credits

Transportation and Logistics Management Major (comprehensive)

68 credits

Required courses:

FIN 102 Mathematics of Finance 2 credits
CIS 108 Business Computer Applications 3 credits
MATH 150 (Finite) and 151 (Calculus), or MATH 240 6 credits
ACCT 200 Financial Accounting 4 credits
ACCT 201 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
BUS 270 Business Statistics 3 credits
ECON 250 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
BUS 211 Business Law I 3 credits
ENGL 302 Business Communication 3 credits
BUS 370 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
BUS 380 Principles of Management 3 credits
ECON 333 Transportation Economics 3 credits
FIN 320 Principles of Finance 3 credits
GEOG 302 Economic Geography 3 credits
LSTU 303 Environmental Law and Regulation 3 credits
TRSP 300 Logistics and Supply Chain Management 3 credits
TRSP 430 International and Intermodal 3 credits
Either:
ECON 430 International Economics 3 credits
or
BUS 430 International Business 3 credits

Transportation - six week internship

TRSP 400 Transportation Internship 3-7 credits
(Capstone) Minimum 3 credits required

And at least two of the following courses:

TRSP 305 Air Transportation 3 credits
TRSP 315 Land Transportation 3 credits
TRSP 325 Marine Transportation 3 credits
TRSP 401 Advanced Business Logistics 3 credits
TRSP 402 Urban Planning and Transportation Systems 3 credits
TRSP 405 Port and Terminal Management 3 credits

Business Minor

30 credits

Required courses:

FIN 102 Mathematics of Finance 2 credits
CIS 108 Business Computer Applications 3 credits
MATH 150 (Finite) or MATH 240 3 credits
ACCT 200 Financial Accounting 4 credits
Either:
ECON 250 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
or
ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
BUS 211 Business Law I 3 credits
BUS 370 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
BUS 380 Principles of Management 3 credits
FIN 320 Principles of Finance 3 credits

And at least one of the following:

ACCT 201 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
BUS 270 Business Statistics 3 credits
ENGL 302 Business Communication 3 credits
BUS 306 Quantitative Models for Production and Operations 3 credits
BUS 383 Organization Behavior 3 credits
Either:
ECON 250 Principles of Microeconomics (if ECON 251 chosen as a required course)
or         3 credits
ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics  (if ECON 250 chosen as a required course)

The Business Minor is available only to students whose major is offered by a department other than the Department of Business and Economics (DBE).
 

Admission to Business Minor 300/400-Level Courses
Students must be admitted to the DBE in order to enroll in 300/400-level courses. To be admitted, students must first:

1. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.3.

2. Complete the following courses with a grade point average of at least 2.0 with no grade lower than C-: FIN 102, ACCT 200, CIS 108, ECON 250 or 251.

3. If student enrolls in ACCT 201, BUS 270, or ECON 250 or 251 (whichever ECON course is not chosen in meeting the requirements for No. 2), that course will be included in determining whether minimum upper-level admission requirements have been met (minimum of 2.0 GPA with no grade lower than C-).

4. Complete the following: MATH 150; ENGL 101, 102; COMM 110; and all but 12 credits of the remaining University General Education requirements.

Note:
1. Students may not enroll in any of the courses listed in No. 1- 4 above on a Pass-Fail basis.

2. Credits earned in MATH 150 apply toward the General Education Mathematics requirement.

3. All requirements stated above also apply to transfer students. Grade point average computations will include grades earned at colleges or universities previously attended. Grades of D in courses transferred to and repeated at UW-Superior will not be included in these computations.


Procedures for Business Minor:

1. Students who wish to be admitted to 300/400-level DBE courses must establish their eligibility during the preceding academic term. Details are available in Erlanson Hall, Room 301.

2. A student who wishes to be exempted from any of the requirements for admission may petition the DBE Appeals Committee to that effect using established procedures. Exemptions will be granted in only the most exceptional cases.


See Course Descriptions for more information on required courses.