Business Administration Major (BS) Flexible Option
College: College of Business, Economics, and Computing
Program Level Outcomes for Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) Degree Completion Program
The department has defined the following learning goals for the business administration majors. Graduates of the BSBA program will:
- Demonstrate social and personal responsibility and ethical behavior for organizational contexts.
- Apply financial tools and techniques to meet organizational objectives.
- Design and evaluate operations, supply chain, marketing, human resources, management systems, structures, and processes in organizations.
- Apply information technology and research methods to improve organizational decision-making.
- Evaluate scenarios impacting an organization and respond using diverse communication strategies.
- Evaluate economic, political, regulatory, legal, technological, and social contexts to address organizational challenges in a global society.
- Apply intercultural knowledge, interpersonal skills and teamwork to function effectively in diverse environments.
- Employ critical and systems thinking principles to create an integrated multi-functional strategy to meet organizational objectives.
Flexible Option Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) Degree Completion Program Graduation Requirements
- Completion of 120 credits including general university requirements. BSBA degree completion students are exempt from the university foreign language requirement.
- Completion of all courses and associated competency requirements of the BSBA degree completion program. Students must meet all requirements for the major in effect at the time of admission into the program.
- Students must obtain a minimum grade of “M” (mastery) in each of the courses.
Flexible Option BSBA Degree Completion Program Transfer Policies
Transfer students may fulfill some of the requirements for the flexible option business administration major at UW-Parkside by transferring appropriate courses taken elsewhere.
- Students can transfer credits to satisfy courses in six competency areas: microeconomics, macroeconomics, financial accounting, managerial accounting, college algebra (or higher level), and business statistics. Only courses with at least three credits will be considered for transfer as equivalent or to fulfill a requirement. Competency area refers to a functional area of business (such as marketing, human resource management, finance etc.) and is used to align competencies to different functional areas of traditional business programs.
- For credits transferred in one of the above competency areas, the courses are considered to be complete and will also fulfill prerequisites to other courses as equivalency indicates.
- Students cannot transfer prior coursework to satisfy courses in any competency other than those already identified above. In some instances, if the student has completed equivalent courses at a previous institution, a very limited number of courses and credits may be transferred to fulfil the requirements of the BSBA program; this will be based on a strict evaluation of prior coursework.
Note: The business communications competency area is satisfied through completion of courses that are not eligible for transfer.
- Only academic work completed at institutions accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation are eligible for transfer.
- A grade of “C” or higher is required (C- is not acceptable) for a transfer course to fulfill the following competency areas: microeconomics, macroeconomics, financial accounting, managerial accounting, college algebra (or higher level), and business statistics.
Flexible Option BSBA Degree Completion Program Grading
Students pursuing the Flex BSBA will receive the flexible option grades of “MD” (Mastery with Distinction), “M” (Mastery), and “PR” (Progress). See the university-wide policies on grades in the catalog for additional information.
In addition to the university-policies on grades, the following policies apply to Flex BSBA students:
Mastery Attempt Limit: Mastery Attempt Limit: Students are required to achieve mastery in each course within four attempts. This means that once a student receives a “PR” grade in any single flexible option course three times, (s)he will not be eligible to receive another “PR” grade in the same course in the fourth attempt. In the fourth attempt, students are required to complete the flexible option course with an “MD” or “M”. If circumstances warrant it, students are eligible to receive other grades such as “I” (Incomplete) or “W” (withdraw), see the university-wide policies on grades in the catalog. Students who do not receive a grade of “M” or “MD” on the fourth attempt of a course will receive an “F”.
Audit Satisfactory (AUD) and Audit Unsatisfactory (AU-): Students in the Flex BSBA program are allowed to audit Flex BSBA courses that they have successfully completed through transfer credits. The AUD and AU- grades are applicable to students repeating a course previously satisfied through transfer credit. If the student work meets or exceeds the stated criteria for mastery of a course and/or relevant competencies, student receives the grade of AUD; otherwise, the student receives the grade AU-. AUD and AU- grades are not considered as part of degree progress, GPA computations, and graduation requirements.
Requirements for the Business Administration Major Flexible Option
The flexible option bachelor of science degree with a major in business administration (BSBA) program is a credit-based, competency-based degree completion program. The Flex BSBA is a non-term program with a new subscription period starting each month. Students register for flexible option courses in a three-month subscription period. Courses are designed to evaluate student competencies in 20 competency areas. Competency areas are functional areas of business (such as marketing, human resource management, finance, etc.) and are used to align competencies to different functional areas of traditional business degree programs. The 39 Flex BSBA courses include 116 assessment-level competencies, and are distributed across the 20 competency areas.
Students in the Flex BSBA program are required to demonstrate mastery in every competency in each course; to achieve mastery, students need to obtain a grade of 80% or higher in the related assessments. For more information on competencies, courses and competency areas refer to http.flex.wisconsin.edu.
Students cannot simultaneously register for courses in traditional programs when they enrolled in Flex BSBA courses.
|Required Flexible Option Courses|
|Economics and Finance Courses|
|BAEF 100X||Microeconomic Market Analysis I||1|
|BAEF 101X||Microeconomic Market Analysis II||2|
|BAEF 110X||Government Budget Process||1|
|BAEF 111X||Business Cycle Analysis||2|
|BAEF 200X||Financial Accounting: The Language of Business||2|
|BAEF 201X||Financial Accounting: Ethics and Internal Controls||1|
|BAEF 210X||Cost Accounting Fundamentals and Applications||1|
|BAEF 211X||Master Budget and Variance Analysis||1|
|BAEF 212X||Using Managerial Accounting Information for Decision Making||1|
|BAEF 300X||Capital Budgeting Techniques||1|
|BAEF 301X||Stock Market Performance||1|
|BAEF 302X||Business Financial Ratio Analysis||1|
|Leadership and Management Courses|
|BALM 200X||Analysis of a Selected Organization's Navigation of Law and Ethics||3|
|BALM 300X||Introduction to the HRM Function||3|
|BALM 310X||Organizational Behavior and Leadership||4|
|BALM 320X||Project Planning, Requirements, and Stakeholder Management||2|
|BALM 321X||Project Budget, schedule, Quality and Risk Management||1|
|BALM 400X||Strategic Management||3|
|BALM 410X||Designing Solutions for Business Challenges||4|
|Math and Statistics Courses|
|MATH 105AX||Business Algebra Fundamentals||2|
|MATH 105BX||Money in the Bank: Application of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions||1|
|MATH 105CX||Application of Algebraic Methods to Model and Solve Business Problems||1|
|BAMA 300X||Business Analytics I||2|
|BAMA 301X||Business Analytics II||2|
|Marketing and Sales Courses|
|BAMS 300X||Marketing Foundations Concepts and Application||2|
|BAMS 301X||Marketing Plan||2|
|BAMS 310X||Sales Concepts and Application||1|
|BAMS 311X||Sales and Sales Territory Management Practicum||2|
|Operations and Systems Courses|
|BAOS 300X||Sales Data Analysis and Communication Using Spreadsheets and Statistics||2|
|BAOS 301X||Database Design and Development||1|
|BAOS 302X||Building Competitive Advantage Using Information Systems||1|
|BAOS 303X||Enterprise Systems and E-Commerce||1|
|BAOS 310X||Reshoring Product Manufacturing||2|
|BAOS 311X||Issues in Global Business||2|
|BAOS 320X||Evaluating Competitive Priorities in Operations Management||1|
|BAOS 321X||Improving Productivity in Operations||2|
|BAOS 400X||Foundational Concepts in Supply Chain Management||1|
|BAOS 401X||Sourcing and Supplier Management Strategies in Supply Chains||1|
|BAOS 402X||Inventory Management and Distribution Strategies in Supply Chains||1|
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Mastery Attempt Limit: Students are required to achieve mastery in each course within six attempts. This means that once a student receives a “PR” grade in any single flexible option course five times, (s)he will not be eligible to receive another “PR” grade in the same course in the sixth attempt. In the sixth attempt, students are required to complete the flexible option course with an “MD” or “M”. If circumstances warrant it, students are eligible to receive other grades such as “I” (Incomplete) or “W” (withdraw), see the university-wide policies on grades in the catalog. Students who do not receive a grade of “M” or “MD” on the sixth attempt of a course will receive an “F”.
General University Degree Requirements (Bachelor's Degree)
In addition to individual program requirements, students must also fulfill the following requirements:
** Transfer students in sustainable management, and health information management and technology collaborative, online degree-completion programs, the business management online degree-completion program, and the flexible option degree-completion program will be exempt from the university’s foreign language requirement. See appropriate academic section for further information.
|Reading and Writing|
|ENGL 101||Composition and Reading||3|
|Select one of the following:||4-5|
|Survey of Mathematics|
|College Algebra I|
|Minimum Total Credits||120|
|Upper Level Credits (300 level or above)||36|
|Residency||30 of final 60|
Cumulative Degree GPA: 2.0 minimum