Business Administration Department Programs
Human Resources Management
Business Administration, Human Resource Management, and Management Information System. Each program provides students with fundamental principles and practices of effective management. Each major program within the BA Department has different credit requirements but uniformly requires the completion of the same 13 College of Business Core courses.
Also, each major is designed so that upon completion, students will have met the university intensive course requirements.
BS Minors: Offered to both College of Business Majors & Non-College of Business Majors
International Business (30 S. H.)
Management (30 S.H.)
Management Information Systems (21 S.H.)
BS Minor: Only offered to Non-College of Business Majors.
Students may add a minor course of study to specialize in a particular
area of interest and become more marketable for certain careers.
*The Business Administration major is available through the Path to Purple
Program at the WSU-Rochester campus
College of Business Admissions Policy
Admission to the College of Business (COB) for College of Business B.S. majors and minors is required before students may enroll in 300-400 level COB classes*
College of Business Admission Requirements
1. 30 or more earned credits at the time of application.
2. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 (includes transfer credits).
3. Completion of the following courses with a minimum earned grade of "C" is required.
English: ENG 111
Speech: CMST 191
Math: MATH 110** or higher
Statistics: ECON 222, STAT 110 or STAT 210
Accounting: ACCT 211
Economics: ECON 201
*Non College of Business majors and minors must have junior status and instructor’s permission to take COB 300 or 400 level courses.
**COB minors with non-COB majors: completion of math and statistics courses required by their major, or if none required, any college level math and statistics course.
Note: Check your major to see what mathematics and statistics courses are required.
College of Business Application Process
The Application for Admission to the College of Business is available online at the College of Business home page. (http://www.winona.edu/business/)
A student may apply for provisional admission in order to pre-register for 300 or 400 level COB courses. In order to qualify for provisional admission, the student must be completing all of the requirements for admission in the current semester. To apply for provisional admission, contact the COB Dean’s Office in Somsen 309 prior to preregistration. Once the grades are in for the current semester, the student must immediately apply for admission. If not granted admission prior to the beginning of the next semester, the student will be dropped from the 300 or 400 level COB courses.
College of Business Common Core (33 S.H.)
Accounting (6 S.H.)
ACCT 211 Financial Accounting Principles
ACCT 212 Managerial Accounting
Business Administration (15 S.H.)
BUSA 291 Legal Environment of Business
MGMT 325 Organizational Dynamics
MGMT 334 Operations Management
MGMT 495 Strategic Management
MIS 362 Management Information Systems
Economics (6 S.H.)
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
Finance (3 S.H.)
FIN 360 Corporate Finance
Marketing (3 S.H.)
MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing
Pass/No Credit (P/NC) Courses
Except for internships, students must take all courses in their major, minor, and options on a grade-only basis. The P/NC option is available to non-majors unless otherwise noted. Courses offered on a pass/no credit-only or grade-only basis are so designated in the course descriptions.
Completion of all course work required for the major. A course cannot be repeated more than twice. Completion of a minimum of 15 credits hours of 300/400 level courses from the business Administration Department at WSU. None of the course required for a major, minor, option, or any of the concentrations, may be taken on a P/NC basis. Completion of minimum of 50% of the business courses in the major from WSU. Beginning with the Fall 2010 catalog, all courses counted in the major require a grade of “C” or better.
University Studies Flag Requirements
Students may use Flag courses to satisfy both University Studies and major requirements. Flag courses will usually be in the student's major or minor program. The Business Administration Department offers the following flag courses in the University Studies Program:
MGMT 495 Strategic Management (3)
Math/Critical Analysis Flag
ECON 222/BUSA 220 Statistics for Business and Economics (3)
ECON 322/BUSA 320 Intermediate Statistics for Business and Economics (3)
MGMT 317 Management of Human Resources (3)
MGMT 325 Organizational Dynamics (3)
Dr. JoEll Bjorke, Chairperson
Somsen Hall 324
Fall/Spring Semester Hours:
Monday - Friday
8am - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 4pm