The Business Scholars Program allows outstanding business students to build a rich portfolio of academic, extracurricular, and professional achievements. Students will build strong business competencies as well as enhanced communication and quantitative skills. International study is encouraged through the use of two-week study abroad opportunities.


To be admitted to the Business Scholars Program, the following requirements must be met:

  1. A student must complete 24 credits with an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale), including completion of MATH 211 (or equivalent) with a grade of B or better, completion of ENGLISH 101 and ENGLISH 102 with a grade of B or better (or attainment of placement score of 525 or higher), and completion of ECON 103 with a grade of B or better; and
  2. A student must submit an application that includes a one-page essay. The application is available in Undergraduate Student Services (LUB N297).


BUS ADM 207Business Scholars: Introduction to Financial Accounting4
BUS ADM 211Business Scholars: Introduction to Management Statistics4
BUS ADM 231Business Scholars: Introduction to Information Technology Management3
Select two of the following:6
Business Scholars: Organizations
Business Scholars: Principles of Finance
Business Scholars: Principles of Marketing
Business Scholars: Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Business Scholars Seminars
Select one of the following options:6
Option A
Business Scholars: Seminar in Business:
Business Scholars: Seminar in Business:
Option B
Business Scholars: Seminar in Business:
Study Abroad: Business Topics:
Total Credits23

Continuation and Graduation Requirements

Students must maintain a cumulative UWM GPA of 3.25 or higher, complete a minimum of 23 credits of Business Scholars coursework, participate in Business Scholars activities, and meet with the Business Scholars academic advisor during the final semester before graduation to verify degree requirements are met.