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Are you looking to step up to a new academic challenge? Apply to the Lubar School’s Business Scholars Program — the only business honors program in Wisconsin.

As a Business Scholar, you’ll benefit from smaller class sizes and a level of academic rigor that will keep you challenged. You’ll be exposed to hands-on learning through interesting case studies and group projects. And you’ll get individualized attention from faculty who enjoy your intellectual curiosity and a designated program advisor. You’ll also have access to Lubar School special events, Scholars orientation, corporate visits, and a special graduation celebration.

The Business Scholars Program is a selective program that admits high-achieving students from all business majors. You’ll apply at the end of your freshmen year, and then join the cohort from your sophomore through senior years at the Lubar School.

Admission into the Direct Admit Program and timely admission into the Honors College will be looked upon favorably when applications are evaluated.

For More Information

Monica Camacho
Academic Advisor
Undergraduate Student Services
Lubar Hall N297
(414) 229-5271
mcamacho@uwm.edu

Curriculum

Required Courses (8 credits)

BUS ADM 207 Business Scholars: Introduction to Financial Accounting
BUS ADM 211 Business Scholars: Introduction to Management Statistics

Business Scholar Elective Courses (9 credits)

Students choose at least three of the following:
BUS ADM 231 Business Scholars: Introduction to Information Technology Management
BUS ADM 331 Business Scholars: Organizations
BUS ADM 351 Business Scholars: Principles of Finance
BUS ADM 361 Business Scholars: Principles of Marketing
BUS ADM 371 Business Scholars: Introduction to Supply Chain Management

Business Scholars Seminars (6 credits)

Business Scholars Seminars are open to Business Scholars students across all majors in their third or final year of the program. They are designed to mirror graduate-level seminars in their level of research and application. Students are required to take either two Seminars (BUS ADM 493) or one Seminar plus a two-week Lubar School study abroad trip (BUS ADM 498).
Past topics have included:

  • Forensic Accounting
  • Consumer Persuasion and Decision Making
  • Managing in Technologically Dynamic Environments
  • Groups and Teams in Organizations
  • Leadership

Students in the Business Scholars Program will also take additional Business Foundation Courses and Business Core courses as part as part of the undergraduate degree.

Additional degree requirements and course descriptions for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Advantages

  • Small course sections (about 30 students) that are taught by some of the Lubar School’s top faculty – giving a private college “feel” within a large campus environment.
  • Scholars cohort — where you’ll build strong friendships and professional networks that will last long after graduation.
  • Employment opportunities.  You’ll be in “in demand” by employers, who seek out Business Scholars students for internships and job placements.
  • Personal attention.  Business Scholars have a designated advisor who can talk to you about your academic goals and help you plan the right path to achieve them.
  • Special events
    • Business Scholars Orientation
    • Corporate Visits and Tours
    • Great Journeys Lecture Series
    • Bradley Distinguished Lecture Series
  • Finally, your official university transcript will be identify you as a Business Scholars graduate, making your effort and knowledge apparent to employers and graduate schools.

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Eligibility

To be eligible for the program, students must complete 24 credits (the equivalent of sophomore standing) with an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.30 (on a 4.00 scale), including:

  • Completion of Math 211 (or equivalent) with a grade of B or better, or AP credits in calculus;
  • Completion of English 101 and 102 with a grade of B or better (or an English placement score that satisfies the requirement for English Composition at UWM);
  • Completion of Economics 103 with a grade of B or better; and
  • Completion of Business Administration 230 or Business Administration 231 with a B or better.

How to Apply

You may apply to the Business Scholars Program during the Spring Semester of your freshman year.  Application deadline:  Last day in May prior to the start of your sophomore year.  

  1. Complete the Business Scholars Program Application (emailed to eligible students at the end of their freshman year) or contact the Business Scholars advisor, Monica Camacho.
  2. Return the completed application (including your one-page personal statement) to Undergraduate Student Services Office (Lubar Hall N297)

Admission into the Direct Admit Program and timely admission into the Honors College will be looked upon favorably when applications are evaluated.

For More Information

Monica Camacho
Academic Advisor
Undergraduate Student Services
Lubar Hall N297
(414) 229-5271
mcamacho@uwm.edu