The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that weekly incomes change with the education a professional receives (depending on the position and geographic area). An average salary for completing some college is $39,312 annually ($756 weekly), an associate’s degree yields $42,588 ($819) and a bachelor’s degree is $60,112 ($1,156).
UW-Stout's Bachelor of Science in Management degree completion program is designed for place-bound professionals that need a bachelor’s degree for career advancement. This program embraces collaboration between UW Colleges and the Wisconsin Technical College System, offering you:
- Online delivery of all courses
- Transfer-friendly degree
- Opportunity to earn credits for work experience
- Opportunity to build on your education and add additional experience through an optional stretch internship with your current employer
- Option to earn credit using national standardized tests (CLEP and Dante) that test mastery of college-level material
- Applied industry experience infused into the program
- Preparation for management and leadership challenges within mid-level career positions
- Study aboard option used towards degree requirements
- Option to participate in blended coursework (online learning paired with a face-to-face class that is held on a Friday and Saturday during your first and last semesters in the program)
Choose a Concentration to Meet Your Goals
You choose your pace to progress through the program. You can start fall, spring or summer session. You can take one or several classes per term, and you can choose if you want to add summer or WinTerm classes.
Use the Request Information form to receive a program summary and learn more about the Bachelor of Science degree in Management.
Why Complete Your Bachelor’s Degree?
Deciding to complete your degree is difficult. It often weighs on your mind as something you have always dreamed of achieving. Maybe you earned credits long ago when you didn’t know what you wanted, or life situations got in the way. Maybe it’s a been a few years, and you realize it’s time to get that degree finished as it matters for you, and or you would be a good role model for your children.
UW-Stout's online Bachelor of Science degree in Management is a business-accredited degree for adults with an associate degree, transfer credits or professional work experience. Your transfer credits won’t expire, and students transfer in an average of 65 credits.
The opportunity for advancement, a promotion, or change in direction with your career is what comes with completing your BS in Management from UW-Stout. It’s time to take your life, hopes, and dreams by the reins and further your career.
Learn More about How You Can Finish Your Degree
If you are a former UW-Stout student who left the university after completing four or more semesters, our “Finish My Degree” program is your opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Management degree. We'll help you develop career advancement opportunities so you can grow professionally while you complete an online B.S. Management degree
Learn How to Apply as a Re-entry Student
Read the following quote from Michelle H. from Reedsburg, WI, who is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Management with a Human Resource Management concentration.
I am “too” much to go back to school. This is what I told myself for years. I’m “too”:
- Busy: I have a full-time job. I’m a wife and mother. I volunteer at my daughters’ schools, at my church, and sing in the community choir. I’m a cook, maid, and chauffeur.
- Old: My brain can’t handle learning anything that isn’t necessary. If I put more in, I’ll have to take something out, right?
- Tired: How am I supposed to live my already chaotic life and add one more thing?
Then one day I realized I was right. I am “too” much. I’m “too”:
- Intelligent: Why am I missing opportunities at work when I am just as smart as everyone else, but I’m just missing my degree to back it up?
- Motivated: I like to win at Monopoly, cribbage – I should be winning at life as well! Going back to school is a win, not only for me but for my employer and my family.
- Worth It: I deserve to further my education and prove to my daughters that it is never too late to pursue a dream.
UW-Stout provides you the opportunity to grow professionally and advance into mid-management. With an emphasis on applying what you learn, you will challenge yourself by examining business situations, integrating theories and practices, expanding your ethical framework, and negotiating with team members on strategies to maximum team/group performance.
Throughout the program, you will use your ability to formulate leadership management decisions and demonstrate the ability to explain social, legal and global influences in the world today advancing your business.
Advantages associated with the BS in Management program:
- Increase your salary potential
- Prepare yourself for career advancement and be ready for a career transition
- Take online courses to achieve balance with your work-life schedule
- Network with other professionals
- Degree completion built on previously completed technical education program or significant work experience
It’s about hands-on learning to solve real-world problems paired with career-relevant skills that will get you promoted.
Tuition & Fees
Customized Instruction at UW Stout can be described as programs that are designed with the adult learner in mind. If you're comparing UW-Stout's online degree customized instruction (CI) tuition to our competitors, keep in mind:
- $353 per undergraduate credit — customized instruction tuition rate includes the textbook rental fee.
- There are no additional university-based semester or technology fees.
- Students in customized instruction programs pay the same rate of tuition regardless if Wisconsin residents, out-of-state or international participants.
Value for your Money
There’s more to value than just tuition. UW Stout also provides:
- Program Director – faculty with discipline expertise.
- Student Services adviser – one point of contact, providing support to students for each program.
- Course sequences and matrices – know what courses are offered when so you can plan ahead.
- Courses and programs may be stackable for use in another program.
- Courses are flexible and convenient for working professionals.
Other universities will present costs and value differently - make sure you're comparing apples to apples.
You get to design your education around your busy life. It is up to you.
- Two-year A.S. or A.A.S. degree in a technical field (suggested)
- Bachelor's degree
- Two or more years of technical work experience (suggested)
The Bachelor of Science in Management degree at UW-Stout is a degree completion program for people who already have associate degrees and professional work experience. Students who transfer from an accredited two- or four-year college can apply earned credits to the program. University regulations require that all students complete a minimum of 32 credits from UW-Stout.
Your degree will consist of four areas: general education, management core, your chosen concentration, and a technical emphasis area.
Once enrolled in the BS in Management program, you’ll begin working with a Learning Adviser/Program Director to move you ahead in the program. During your first term, you will take INMGT 240: Introduction to Online Management Program, where you will be planning out your academic schedule leading to your graduation.
On average students coming in with 60-70 credits finish the BS in Management program within two to three years (but you can take longer if that’s what fits best into your busy life).
General education coursework is meant to develop broad-based theoretical and critical thinking skills. We blend theory with extensive applied learning experiences.
Management Core Courses
These courses are the central foundation of the BS in Management program. They will ground you in areas needed to be successful in your career. Courses include:
- Introduction to Online Management Program
- SHRM Essentials of HR
- Legal Environment of Business
- International Business
- Financial-Managerial Accounting
- Business Finance
- Production Operations Management
- Project Management
- Organizational Leadership
- Management Capstone
Your technical emphasis consists of the knowledge, skills and abilities you bring with you to the program. Most students have their technical emphasis area satisfied with transfer credits, and there are several ways to earn credits for your technical emphasis area if it is not satisfied with transfer credits.
Credits for Work Experience
The BS in Management program offers credits for prior work experience through completion of a portfolio. A portfolio cohort experience is offered twice a year for a six-week term utilizing badges to mark progress. Once seven badges are completed you would earn the number of predetermined credits discussed with the Program Director prior to starting the process. The seven badges areas include: Resume, Professional Goals, Work Skills and Competencies, Educational Accomplishments, Autobiography, Life/Work, and Training Artifacts.
Within the BS in Management Program is the opportunity to complete an optional internship. The internship process involves a stretch assignment with your current employer that embraces implementation of your learning while advancing your profile in your organization. The internship course is designed for you to scope out a project, work with a mentor in the organization, or dive into a topic and apply what you’ve learned. The final outcome is to develop a video or present your project to a group within your workplace. You could use this experience to strengthen your LinkedIn profile.
National Standardized Testing
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST, or Dantes) test your mastery of college-level material through national standardized tests. You will earn college credit if your test score reflects a solid level of KSAs for the subject chosen.
- Stout CLEP equivalencies
To help you succeed, you’ll have access to:
- UW-Stout email account and cloud storage capabilities
- Technology Help Desk for general assistance
- Dedicated financial aid contact specific to distance learning students
- Library access at all UW schools with a dedicated library contact at UW-Stout specific to distance learning students
- Veteran’s services
- Disability Services
- Registration & Records support
- Scholarship opportunities
- Tools to help you determine transferability if you continue to take courses elsewhere
- Online tutoring service with extended hours
- Career Services
- Career conferences
The BS in Management program has an online learning community that provides the ongoing human touches of peer coaches organized by concentrations that share a glimpse of the life a non-traditional student. They also exchange professional resources, stimulate discussions on relevant current events, and promote student success stories along the path to graduation.
2022 Advisory Committee
Tracking of Key Student Performance Measure
UW-Stout's B.S. in Management program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
The B.S. in Management Student Achievement report has enrollment, final exam, employment and retention data. The Student Learning Assessment Results report is an analysis of student learning and performance standards based on specific competency attainment.