Accounting Major (Comprehensive)
Business Administration Major (Minor required)
Business Administration Major (Comprehensive)
Computer Information Systems Major (Comprehensive)
Economics Major  (Minor required)
Transportation and Logistics Management Major (Comprehensive)
Business Minor


Business and Economics
(DBE)

Faculty
Kathleen Barnes, Assistant Professor
Robert Beam, Professor
Loren Erickson, Senior Lecturer
Shaun Lynch, Associate Professor
Charles Reichert, Professor
Richard Stewart, Associate Professor; Director, Transportation and Logistics Research Center
Gregory Trudeau, Professor
Xiubin Wang, Assistant Professor
Stevie Watson, Senior Lecturer

The Department of Business and Economics (DBE) offers majors in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Economics, and Transportation and Logistics Management. Within the Business Administration major, concentrations are offered in Finance, International Business, Management and Marketing. The department also offers a minor in Business Administration.

Admission to 200-Level DBE Courses
Completion of CIS 108 is required for admission to ACCT 200, ACCT 201 and 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-: CIS 108; ACCT 200, 201; BUS 270; ECON 250, 251.

3. Complete the following:

  • MATH 151 or MATH 240 for all DBE majors. Students with a Business Minor need to complete the Math General Education requirement.
     

  • ENGL 101, 102
     

  • COMM 110
     

  • All but 12 credits of the remaining University General Education requirements.

Note:

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

2. Credits earned in MATH 151 or MATH 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: ACCT 465, BUS 306, 370, 380, 382, 387, 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, students minoring in Geographic Information Systems may enroll in CIS 347 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 ensure 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 the 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 315, 401, 405. Normally offered Spring Semester: ACCT 353, 357, 359, 461, 462, 465, 466; BUS 371, 383, 411, 430, 475, 484; CIS 342, 347, 456, 457; ECON 351, 470; FIN 426; TRSP 300, 305, 325, 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 2004-05: ECON 435 (S). Anticipated to be offered in 2005-06: ECON 362 (S), 438 (S); TRSP 402/GEOG 401. LSTU 303 is 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 DBE Appeals Committee on whether a course more than seven years old needs to be repeated.


Accounting Major
(Comprehensive)

67 Credits

Required courses:
CIS 108     Business Computer Applications                  3 credits
MATH 151     (Calculus) or MATH 240                       3-4 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 209     Business and Professional Writing             3 credits
FIN 320     Principles of Finance                                    3 credits
BUS 370     Principles of Marketing                               3 credits
BUS 380     Principles of Management                           3 credits
ACCT 352     Intermediate Accounting I                        3 credits
ACCT 353     Intermediate Accounting II                       3 credits
ACCT 355     Cost Accounting                                      3 credits
ACCT 357     Accounting Information Systems               3 credits
ACCT 460     Fundamentals of Taxation                         3 credits
ACCT 462     Advanced Accounting                              3 credits
ACCT 464     Auditing Principles                                     3 credits
ACCT 467     Tax Research                                            1 credit
ACCT 466     Senior Project in Accounting (Capstone)    2 credits

Plus any two of the following:
ACCT 351     Accounting for Not-for-Profit Entities         3 credits
ACCT 359     Advanced Financial Accounting Topics      3 credits
ACCT 461     Advanced Topics in Taxation                     3 credits
ACCT 465     Fraud Examination                                     3 credits

Students must complete 150 semester credit hours prior to sitting for the CPA exam in most states. See an accounting advisor for options to satisfy the requirement.


Business Administration Major
(Minor Required)

43 credits

Required courses:
CIS 108     Business Computer Applications                3 credits
MATH 151     (Calculus) or MATH 240                        3-4 credits
ACCT 200     Financial Accounting                              4 credits
ACCT 201     Managerial Accounting                           3 credits
BUS 211     Business Law I                                          3 credits
BUS 270     Business Statistics                                      3 credits
ECON 250     Principles of Microeconomics                 3 credits
ECON 251     Principles of Macroeconomics                3 credits
ENGL 209     Business and Professional Writing            3 credits
FIN 320     Principles of Finance                                   3 credits
CIS 342     Management Information Systems               3 credits
BUS 370     Principles of Marketing                              3 credits
BUS 380     Principles of Management                          3 credits
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)
61 credits

Required courses:
CIS 108     Business Computer Applications                                      3 credits
MATH 151     (Calculus) or MATH 240                                              3-4 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 209     Business and Professional Writing                                  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
or
ACCT 357     Accounting Information Systems                                      3 credits
FIN 320     Principles of Finance                                                           3 credits
FIN 321     Managerial 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 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

(International Business Concentration)
57 credits

Required courses:
CIS 108          Business Computer Applications                 3 credits
MATH151      (Calculus) or Math 240                              3-4 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 209      Business and Professional Writing               3 credits
FIN 320          Principles of Finance                                  3 credits
CIS 342          Management Information Systems              3 credits
BUS 370        Principles of Marketing                                3 credits
BUS 380        Principles of Management                            3 credits
BUS 383        Organization Behavior                                  3 credits
BUS 430        International Business
or
ECON 333     Transportation Economics                                3 credits
ECON 430     International Economics                                    3 credits
BUS 495        Strategic Management (Capstone)                     3 credits
BUS 400 Business Internship (w/multinational organization)     2-7 credits
or
Study Abroad (capstone)                                                         1-5 credits
(or another educational institutionís business internship
or study abroad programs, subject to approval
of Department of Business and Economics.)                             3 credits minimum

Complete two years of college-level course work,
or equivalent, in one foreign language.                                 3-14 credits

Students are strongly urged to take the following courses
to satisfy General Education requirements:
GEOG 102     Cultural Geography                                     3 credits
HIST 111        World Civilization from 1500 to Present      3 credits
ENGL 241      World Literature I                                       3 credits
ENGL 242      World Literature II                                      3 credits
GEOG 302     Economic Geography                                  3 credits
POLS 376      Theories of World Politics                           3 credits

(Management Concentration)
61 credits

Required courses:
CIS 108     Business Computer Applications 3 credits
MATH 151     (Calculus) or MATH 240 3-4 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 209     Business and Professional Writing 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
or
ECON 430     International Economics 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
or
ECON 430     International Economics 3 credits
BUS 495     Strategic Management (Capstone) 3 credits

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

(Marketing Concentration)
61 credits

Required courses:
CIS 108          Business Computer Applications     3 credits
MATH 151     Calculus or MATH 240                 3-4credits
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 209     Business and Professional Writing     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
BUS 484       Marketing Management                     3 credits

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

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

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
BUS 495     Strategic Management (Capstone)         3 credits

Computer Information Systems Major
(Comprehensive)

70 credits

Required courses:
CIS 108     Business Computer Applications 3 credits

Either:
MATH 151     Calculus for Business, Life, and Social Sciences 3 credits
or
MATH 240     Calculus and Analytic Geometry I         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 209     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 (capstone)     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)

33 Credits  

Required courses:
CIS 108     Business Computer Applications 3 credits
MATH 150     (Finite) and MATH 151 (Calculus) or MATH 240 6 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
ECON 470     Forecasting Methods (Capstone) 3 credits

And at least two of the following:
ECON 330     Money and Banking 3 credits
ECON 333     Transportation Economics 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)

63 credits

Required courses:
CIS 108     Business Computer Applications 3 credits
MATH 151     (Calculus) or MATH 240 3-4 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 209     Business and Professional Writing 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
or
BUS 430     International Business 3 credits.

Transportation six-week internship
TRSP 400     Transportation Internship (Capstone) 2-7 credits
Minimum two 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
24 credits

Required courses:
ACCT 101     Accounting for Non-Business Majors 3 credits
CIS 108     Business Computer Applications 3 credits
BUS 270     Business Statistics 3 credits
ECON 235     Economics and Society 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

CIS 108, ECON 235, ACCT 101, BUS 270 must be taken before enrolling in BUS 370, 380 and FIN 320.

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

The Business Minor is not be available for students with 1) a comprehensive major taken from the Department of Business and Economics or 2) the Business Administration major, which requires a minor.