Business Department

We strive to grow in reputation and promote the growth of business education efforts.
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UW-Stout's Business Department supports the mission and goals of the School of Management within the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management. Our mission, through effective and caring stewardship of students in and out of the classroom, and via cross-disciplinary collaborations in research and service to our community, is to facilitate student learning with interactive and participatory teaching, so that our graduates have every opportunity possible to enter successfully a global workforce or to pursue post-graduate studies.


To be recognized nationally and internationally for the effective integration of research and practice-based teaching, with the resources of a polytechnic institution, to produce innovative, inspired, confident, and successful leaders in business administration who understand the values of entrepreneurialism, diversity, and sustainability in the marketplace.


Engaging our students and each other through ethical, positive, inclusive and supportive discourse.

The UW-Stout polytechnic campus is rich with concepts, innovations, and products. The physical and service infrastructures to support entrepreneurship include the Discovery Center, FabLab, Center for Innovation and Development, Made@Stout, 3DayStartup, Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament, and the expertise of faculty and students across campus in arts, industrial design, engineering, retail, fashion, languages, law, and much more.

Our Programs

B.S. Business Administration

Our Business Administration program will prepare you for a career in many areas of business including entrepreneurship, human resource management, international business, marketing, and project management.

You'll find careers with small family-owned businesses or some of the world’s largest corporations. Just a few of these corporations include Greenheck Fan, Harley Davidson, Target Corporation, U.S. Bank, Viking Electric, YUM Brands, and 3M.

B.S. Supply Chain Management

Our Supply Chain Management program will teach you the skills to apply the best practices to improve your organization's services and quality, reduce costs and delivery times, and to use related technology.

You'll find career opportunities as an import/export operations leader, process engineer, production scheduler, project manager, quality analyst, or supply chain analyst. Positions in all sizes of the industry are available. Organizations hiring Supply Chain graduates include Abbott, Anderson Windows, Honeywell, Kohler, Medtronic, Polaris, and 3M.


Business Administration

The Business Administration minor is the most popular minor at UW-Stout. From Apparel Design and Development majors to Mechanical Engineering to Game Design and Development, our students know there is a business aspect of their respected industries and they want to know more.

Digital Marketing

The new Digital Marketing minor recognizes the rapid growth of digital technology and consumer usage. Our courses address the consumer-side and the technology-side of marketing. You'll receive experience in digital marketing strategy and practices, information and communication technology analytics, social media marketing management, and web design and development.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation equips students with the tools to commercialize new innovations, develop ideas within companies and to perform with greater skill at regional, state, and national levels.

Investments & Finance

The Investments and Finance minor's focus on investing and finance will lead to greater success in a wide array of industries and graduate programs as you gain experience in topics such as asset valuation, data analysis, financial accounting, tax incidence, and more that will assist you in providing value along many different dimensions to potential employers.

Sales & Marketing

The Sales & Marketing minor prepares graduates to enter the world of business focused on sales and marketing knowledge. A minor in sales and marketing complements major degree programs across the spectrum. Students will gain sales and marketing knowledge to be successful by giving them an edge over the competition as a selling professional, territory manager, market developer, and many other aspects relating to sales in all industries.

Business & Management

All Business & Management News
Students in engineering, dietetics, construction, design receive national, regional honors Featured Image

Students in engineering, dietetics, construction, design receive national, regional honors

Sixteen students at UW-Stout in four career fields have been recognized this spring nationally, statewide and regionally.
More than 100 outstanding students recognized at annual Leadership Awards ceremony Featured Image

More than 100 outstanding students recognized at annual Leadership Awards ceremony

Wood Medallion recipients Charest, Timm share experiences in service on and off campus
Dressed for success: Students’ Safe Skin clothing idea advances to state Big Idea Tournament Featured Image

Dressed for success: Students’ Safe Skin clothing idea advances to state Big Idea Tournament

A big idea by three UW-Stout students is headed to the state WiSys Big Idea Tournament.