As part of the Business Scholars curriculum, students are required to complete a Lubar study abroad, research thesis, or research in industry project. That means you will have the opportunity to develop a project or thesis in your area of interest, which is designed to mirror graduate-level seminars in the level of research and applications. As part of the experiential learning project, students are eligible to receive a $500 scholarship award from the Lubar College of Business.
Students should choose ONE of the following options:
1. Reading & Research /Thesis
BUS ADM 599 – This option allows students to evaluate in depth an academic topic of interest with the supervision of a faculty member. The thesis should be approved by the director of the business scholars’ program. For example, an accounting student recently completed a project analyzing a component of the accounting regulation ASC 606, which addresses the inconsistencies that existed in old revenue recognition framework. Note: The thesis may double-count for the honors program.
2. Research in Industry
BUS ADM 499 – Examples for research in industry projects include working with a local industry to solve a business problem or to work with the Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research at UWM to complete a service-learning project, typically with a non-profit company. The research project should be approved by the director of the business scholars’ program. For example, an accounting student recently completed a project evaluating ‘Accounting for Accountability Under Section 10b-5 of the Securities Exchange Act’. Note: This research project may double-count for the honors program.
3. Study Abroad: Business Topics
BUS ADM 498 – Among the programs offered at the Lubar School of Business, there are study abroad options to Europe, Latin America, and Asia. For more information, visit UWM’s Center of International Education. Additional coursework is determined by the Scholars faculty director to receive Scholars credit.
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