Business Master's Bridge Certificate

Catalog Description

The Business Masters Bridge certificate program offers qualified international students, holding the equivalent of a 3-year undergraduate degree, a pathway for admission into the MBA graduate program.  This certificate program provides conditional graduate admission to UW-Whitewater.  Upon satisfactory completion of the 30-credit certificate requirements, students are fully admitted as MBA graduate students.

Admission to the Business Masters Bridge Certificate Program (BMBC)

  • Students apply to the MBA program with all required materials (English proficiency scores, GMAT or GRE scores, transcript and transcript evaluation, financial statement, graduate application fee, etc.)

  • If academically qualified for admission to the MBA program and possessing a minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA, the School of Graduate Studies provides the BMBC students with a letter of conditional admission, contingent upon successful completion of the BMBC

  • The School of Graduate Studies also remits the BMBC student application to the Center for Global Education (CGE) which will process the admission of the student as an undergraduate special student

  • CGE will also provide the BMBC student with a letter of admission to the BMBC Program and an F-1 visa for one year

Advising and Good Standing

  • Business Masters Bridge Certificate students will be advised primarily by the College of Business and Economics graduate advising office.

  • Personalizations and waivers of the common body of knowledge courses will be authorized in consultation with the MBA student advisor.

  • Students may not enroll in more than one on-line course per semester

  • Business Masters Bridge Certificate students will be encouraged to enroll in English Language Academy courses as needed to improve English academic proficiency.

  • BMBC students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA each semester to remain in good standing.They may be dismissed, pending appeal to the college Graduate Associate Dean, if they are not in good standing.

Certificate Achievement and Graduate Studies Admission

  • BMBC students who complete the 30-credit program with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and satisfying any additional program specific requirements will be admitted to the MBA program in good standing.

  • BMBC students who complete the 30-credit program with a cumulative GPA of between 2.5 and 2.74 and satisfying any additional program specific requirements may be admitted to the MBA program on probation.

  • The graduate advising office will notify the School of Graduate Studies upon satisfactory completion of the BMBC program and the School of Graduate Studies will admit the student to the MBA program.

  • The graduate advising office will notify CGE upon satisfactory completion of the BMBC program and CGE will change the visa status and time to degree for the graduate student.

  • Completion of 30 units of UW-Whitewater coursework and a 2.5 UW-Whitewater cumulative GPA are required to earn the certificate.

 
Business Core18
INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
BUSINESS STATISTICS
BUSINESS FINANCE
INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
Breadth Requirement9
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (GS)
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (GS)
WORLD OF IDEAS (GH)
Breadth Elective3
Chose one from the following US History, Politics and Culture courses
MODERN BLACK AMERICAN HISTORY (DV)(GE)
INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES (DV)(GH)
NATIVE NORTH AMERICA TODAY: PEOPLE, CULTURE AND SURVIVAL (DV)
INTRODUCTION TO CHICANO STUDIES (DV)(GE)
INTRODUCTION TO U.S. CULTURE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (GH)
MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES (DV)(GH)
AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877 (DV) (GH)
AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1877 (DV) (GH)
RACE, ROCK & ROLL AND AMERICAN HISTORY (DV)(GH)
AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY (DV) (GH)
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS (GS)
ETHNIC POLITICS (DV) (GS)
ASIAN AMERICANS IN U.S. POLITICS (DV) (GE)
RELIGION IN AMERICAN CULTURE (GH)
RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS (DV) (GS)
ASIAN AMERICANS (DV) (GS)
RACE, ETHNICITY AND FILM (DV)
INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES (GE)
WOMEN IN AMERICAN CULTURE (GE)
If any course is waived from business core or breadth requirement areas, electives should be chosen in consultation with your program coordinator preferably from the listed US History, Politics and Culture, Communications, or Personal and Social Responsibilities courses to reach 30 credits total
Communication
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (GS)
PUBLIC SPEAKING (GH)
COMMUNICATION AND TEAM BUILDING (GH)
PERSUASION
CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION (DV)(GS)
ADVANCED COMPOSITION
TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING
Personal and Social Responsibility
BUSINESS ETHICS (GI)
TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (GH)
CONTEMPORARY MORAL ISSUES (GH)
INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (GH)
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Total Units30