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.

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. Retail Merchandising and Management

Our Retail Merchandising and Management (RMM) program will give you the necessary hands-on experience for a career in business analytics, merchandise management, purchasing, social media coordination, and store management.

You may act as a buyer in national and international markets, create visual presentations of your products instore and online, and work with your customers to create personalized shopping experiences. Organizations hiring RMM graduates include Best Buy, Evine Live, HSN, Inc., Kohl’s Department Stores, Lands’ End, and Stitch Fix.

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 Minor

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 Minor

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 and Innovation Minor

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.

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.

Business and Management

All Business and Management News

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Construction team third in nation; homebuilders group adds support

A construction program team from University of Wisconsin-Stout was determined to make the top five awards podium at a national competition.

Graduate Q&A: Elizabeth Stanford

A Q&A with one of the 750 students who received a diploma Dec. 14 at UW-Stout