Inside this issue: Mid-Semester is Friday March 14

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CBA Newsletter
Spring 2014
Published by
Delta Sigma Pi
In cooperation with
the Dean’s Office &
the Small Business
Development Center
Volume 31 No 2
Spring 2014
DEAN’S OFFICE
138 W. Carl Wimberly
Hall
Inside this issue:
Dean’s Office
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Mid-Semester is Friday
March 14
Departmental Updates
Accountancy
Economics
Finance
Information Systems
Management
Marketing
Small Business
Development Center
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Student Organizations
CEO Club
American Marketing Assoc.
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Gamma Sigma
Delta Sigma Pi
Financial Management Assn.
Society for Human Resource
Management
Information Systems Assn.
Student Advisory Council
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CBA Administration
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Applications for admission to the
Business Program are due. All
business majors who will be eligible,
and who are planning to start
advanced (300-400 level) business
courses in summer or fall 2014,
MUST APPLY for the program.
Applications are available at the
Dean’s Office. Late applications
may not be accepted. Applicants
who are completing some of the
admission requirements during
summer session, here or
elsewhere, must also apply by this
deadline. Not sure about the
requirement? Check the CBA
Advising website:
www.uwlax.edu/ba/undergrad/advisin
g/precore.htm
All major and minor changes are
due. Changes to students’ majors
and minors are done only through the
Dean’s Office. Changes will be
accepted up until mid-semester to
facilitate the registration process and
assignment of advisors. No changes
will be done after that date until
registration is over in early May.
Students planning to change to
another college (Science and
Health or Liberal Studies) must file a
“change of program” form at the new
college dean’s office. These are also
due by mid-semester, and will not be
processed after that date until
registration is complete in early May.
Program change forms are available
at the CBA Dean’s Office.
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Advisor/Advisee
Assignments
Faculty advisor assignment is noted in the
WINGS Student Center. Students should
check to confirm their assignment,
particularly new transfer and reentry
students, and those who’ve recently
changed majors. Students are expected
to visit with their advisors at least once a
semester.
Advising does not take place only at
registration time. Students are
encouraged to visit with faculty advisors
at any time. Most faculty post office
hours on their doors. If these hours are
incompatible with a class schedule,
students should talk with their advisors
about arranging another time.
Advising Information
on the Web, etc.
Check out the registration and course
scheduling information for CBA students
at our web site: www.uwlax.edu/ba/
Choose “Undergraduate Students” from
the left-side menu. Click on “Advising” for
basic information about registration
advising, and scheduling business core
requirements and majors. This
information is helpful to review before
meeting with your advisors.
The departments also have information
about their programs, careers, faculty,
student organizations, etc. You can link
to their websites from the CBA home
page.
Checksheets outlining all degree
requirements (General Education,
Business Core, all business majors and
minors) are also available. Check the
dispensers near room 226 in Wimberly
Hall, or pick them up from the Dean’s
Office in 138 Wimberly.
Your Academic Advisement Report (AR)
degree audit is always available to you
and your faculty advisor in your WINGS
Student Center.
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Registration for Summer and Fall 2014
Registration begins in mid-April. Some
instructions for registering are sent to
your email address by the Registrar’s
Office in late March. Summer session
registration will take place a couple days
before Sem. I, 2014-15 registration
begins.
Spring 2014
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Registration advising will be available
from faculty advisors, usually by
appointment. Advisors should have sign
up sheets for appointments at this time, or
you’ll receive other information about
appointments from them. Students should
schedule appointments well in advance of
their registration time and day. Students
majoring in Accountancy and
International Business are required to
see their advisors before they may
register, and some other CBA faculty
may also restrict registration until an
advising session has taken place.
Students planning to graduate are
required to get a “credit check” with
Ms. Dittman before registering for their
final semester. Call 785-8090, or stop by
the office, to schedule an appointment.
Students must also apply to graduate
through the WINGS Student Center.
It’s found under “other academics.” This
should be done now, if you haven’t
already done so.
and entrepreneurial endeavors, and
organizations, and who have
demonstrated a creative approach to
identifying, planning and executing one or
more projects.
Thinking about studying
abroad next year? Check this
website for all the information
about the deadlines, various
program opportunities,
scholarships, etc.
http://www.uwlax.edu/oie/sa
DEPARTMENTAL
UPDATES
The CBA strongly encourages
this type of international
experience, and there are
opportunities for study anywhere
from three-weeks to a full
academic year…in English and
non-English speaking areas of
the world.
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August and December 2014
Graduates
Dean’s Office, in advance, if you
want to transfer the course back
to your program here.
Repeating courses may be done
only at UW-L.
Milestones! Milestones are
markers on your record that
indicate placement levels in
math and English, and also
Admission to the Business
Program. You can find your
milestones in your WINGS
Student Center. Check the
drop-down menu and click on
the link. It’s the same menu list
with your Academic
Requirements (AR) report,
transcript, course history, etc.
Hoeschler Graduating
Senior Award
IS 220, BUS 205 and 230
Restricted Enrollment
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Banquet
The Thirtieth-first Annual Spring Banquet
is scheduled for Wednesday, April 30,
2014 at the Cleary Alumni & Friends
Center. All accountancy majors are
encouraged to attend. This is an excellent
opportunity to network with firms,
businesses, and UW-L alumni. The
Department of Accountancy awards its
scholarships at the banquet. More
information will be forth coming.
Placement
BUS 350, Career Preparation, will be
offered. Accounting majors are strongly
encouraged to take the course as a
junior. BUS 350 will also be offered in the
fall.
Demand for UW-L accountancy
graduates in professional positions and
current accountancy majors in internships
remains strong. Accounting Career Expo
and Accounting Interview Days are
tentatively scheduled for late September.
The CBA has restricted enrollment in IS
220, IS for Bus. Management; BUS 230,
Bus. and Economic Research, and BUS
205, Legal and Ethical Environment of
Business, to students officially
declared as business majors.
Accountancy Major
Dropping a Class? The last
day to drop a full-semester
course is March 28. Drop forms
may be obtained from the
Dean’s Office; they require the
instructor or student’s faculty
advisor signature. Students
may not drop courses after
this date.
The prestigious Hoeschler Award is given
each year to an outstanding CBA
graduate from the academic year classes.
Graduates from the 2013 August and
December classes, as well as the May
2014 class, are invited to apply.
Applications may be obtained from the
Dean’s Office, 138 Wimberly Hall. They
are due by March 7. The $1500 cash
award is presented at the May
commencement ceremony.
Planning to complete a course
at home over the summer? If
you’re thinking about completing
a course somewhere other than
UW-La Crosse, please note you
must obtain permission from the
The Hoeschler Award recognizes a
business graduate who has demonstrated
outstanding achievement in their
undergraduate program, with emphasis
given to those who have been involved as
leaders in special projects, community
Reminders
ACCOUNTANCY
DEPARTMENT
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Effective fall semester 2013, the
accountancy major will consist of eight
required courses and one elective (28
total credits). The required courses are
ACC 321, 322, 325, 327, 330, 418, 421,
and 438.
Accountancy Minor
The accountancy minor consists of
thirteen credits: ACC 321, plus three
additional 3-credit ACC courses
numbered 300 or above.
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Class Scheduling
Information
Summer 2014
Online offerings:
Summer Session I: ACC 221 –
Accounting Principles I
Summer Session I: ACC 421 – Advanced
Accounting
Summer Session I: BUS 205 - Legal and
Ethical Environment of Business
Summer Session II: ACC 222 –
Accounting Principles II
Summer Session III: ACC 327 –
Accounting Information Systems (writing
emphasis)
Fall Semester 2014
All required accounting courses will be
offered and three electives. Two sections
of ACC 400 are scheduled. Section one
is Accounting for Governmental and NotFor-Profit Entities with Dr. Eide. Section
two is Principles of Fraud Examination
with Dr. Herron. The third elective is ACC
430 – Taxation II.
In addition, the department will offer ACC
301 – Taxation for Non-Accountants, an
elective in the ACC minor.
BUS 305 and BUS 405 will be offered.
Spring 2015
421 will NOT be offered. All other
required major courses (including 418)
will be offered. Electives will be
announced at a later date.
Spring 2014
Wisconsin and Minnesota require 150
college credits to sit for the examination.
The department recommends that all
students complete their 150-hour
curriculum before starting employment in
any jurisdiction. Students heading to other
jurisdictions should verify where that
jurisdiction is in the 150-hour process.
Students planning to sit for the CPA exam
prior to graduation now need to get their
course registration verification form
signed and sealed by the Registrar’s
Office. Students can sit for the exam 60
days prior to graduation.
ECONOMICS
DEPARTMENT
Celebration of Student
Inquiry in Economics
The economics department will hold their
Fourth Celebration of Student Inquiry in
Economics on Friday, May 9, beginning at
2:00pm (room TBA). The conference will
include seminar presentations by
undergraduate honors students and
students in International Economics and
Money and Banking will present their final
class projects in a series of poster
sessions.
Advising and Registration
All accountancy majors are required to
meet with their advisors before registering
online. Carefully review your Advisement
Report before scheduling your advising
appointment and registering. If you have
questions about the revisions to the
accountancy major, be sure to discuss
these with your advisor. Additional
information regarding advising will be
forthcoming.
Accountancy Tutors
If you need assistance with your ACC 221
or ACC 222 classes, tutors are available
in the Murphy Library Tutor area on the
second floor. Hours are Mondays,
Tuesdays, and Wednesday from 4:00 –
6:00 pm.
Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE)
Want to be internationally recognized as
an honors student in economics? The
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse is
home to its own chapter of Omicron Delta
Epsilon (ODE) International Honors
Society. You do not necessarily need to
be an economics major or minor, but you
must have completed at least 12 credits
in economics and have demonstrated
excellent academic performance.
Membership benefits include recognition
for your scholastic achievements in
economics, eligibility for essay
contests/awards, and a one year
subscription to The American Economist.
People interested in joining should
contact James Murray, the club's faculty
adviser, at [email protected]
150-hour Curriculum
and CPA Candidates
Passing the CPA examination is part of
the process to become a licensed CPA.
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Class Scheduling
Information
Summer 2014
ECO 110 - Microeconomics & Public
Policy
ECO 120 – Global Macroeconomics
ECO 320- Sports Economics (Enrollment
will be limited to 25 students and space is
expected to fill quickly.)
Fall 2014
Pre-Business Core requirements: BUS
230, ECO 110, ECO 120
Undergraduate Electives:
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ECO 305 - Intermediate
Macroeconomic Analysis
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ECO 307 - Introduction to
Econometrics (see more
information below *** )
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ECO 308 – Intermediate
Microeconomic Analysis
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ECO 320 - Economics of Sports
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ECO 321 - Modern Political
Economy (The course will
investigate modern views and
empirical studies regarding
government’s role in the
economy.)
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ECO 340 – Introduction to
International Economics
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ECO 440 - International
Financial Economics
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ECO 471 - Health Economics
*** ECO 307
During fall 2014, Professor John Nunley
will be offering ECO 307 – Introduction to
Econometrics, which takes an applied
approach to investigating a number of
interesting empirical questions. What is
the benefit (in terms of earnings) of an
additional year of schooling? Do smaller
class sizes positively affect test scores?
Is the adoption of laws that made it easier
to divorce in the 1970s responsible for
skyrocketing divorce rates observed over
the same time period? Does spending
more on the campaign trail result in a
higher probability of being elected?
An important component of the course is
for students to learn how to use the
statistical-software packages STATA
and/or R, which are used by researchers
in many disciplines. Learning to use
statistical software, such as STATA
and/or R, is a skill that many employers
value, making it a nice addition to one’s
résumé. Students will learn many applied
skills, including data management, how to
create and manipulate variables, and how
to estimate statistical models, and how to
interpret the output from various statistical
models. While the course requires some
technical skills (e.g., knowledge of
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elementary statistics), it will be accessible
to students from any background.
Economic Tutors
If you need assistance with your ECO 110
or ECO 120 classes, tutors are available
in 414 Wimberly Hall. Hours vary and are
posted on the door.
Research
Dr. Hoffer published, “Did You Say That
Voting is Ridiculous?: Using South Park
to Teach Public Choice,” with a colleague,
George Crowley (Troy University) in the
Journal of Private Enterprise. This study
presents a method for utilizing the
television show South Park to teach
modern economic concepts. Dr. Hoffer
also published, “Sin Taxes and Sindustry:
Revenue, Paternalism and Political
Interest,” with colleagues William
Shughart Il and Michael D. Thomas (both
at Utah State University). This research
summarizes the history and political
interest surrounding modern “sin taxes.”
Dr. Hoffer is currently conducting
experimental economics research and is
seeking participants for the “Universal
Humor Study.” To be eligible, participants
must not have participated in organized
athletics in college or during their senior
year of high school. Participants are
compensated $10 after providing their
opinion on a few humorous video clips.
For questions or to participate, please
contact Dr. Hoffer at [email protected]
FINANCE
DEPARTMENT
Integrated Core Course
Offering
Building on last year’s success, the
Department of Finance is again
partnering with the Departments of
Management and Marketing to offer
integrated sections of FIN 355, MGT 308
and MKT 309. Students in the integrated
core courses will take the three courses in
the same cohort and work on integrated
applied projects, including a final
consulting project for a local company. A
new feature of this year’s offering is a
Business Consulting Seminar (FIN 40001), in which students will learn
professional communication skills. This is
a great opportunity for students to
develop their professionalism and criticalthinking skills, all while taking these three
required core courses. Students can
apply for the integrated set of courses in
late March and, if accepted, will be
guaranteed registration in the four
courses. For more information, contact
Diana Tempski (FIN)
([email protected]), Nicole Gullekson
(MGT) ([email protected]), or
Maggie McDermott (MKT)
([email protected]).
Chartered Financial Analyst
Global Investment Research
Challenge
Congratulations to the members of the
CFA Global Research Challenge team:
Jared Hare, Lisa Hughes, Devan
Johnson, and Brad Tietyen. The team
recently earned second place in the
Milwaukee CFA Local Competition – an
outstanding result! Through this
competition, students receive real-world
training in equity analysis. Business and
finance students interact with investment
professionals and top firms while getting
real-world experience in equity analysis,
sell-side research report writing, and
presentation skills. Please contact Dr.
Van Dalsem ([email protected])
for information about next year’s team.
Student Opportunities
It Make$ Cents!
It Make$ Cents! is
a financial literacy
program that
offers all UW-L
students
information and
promotes financial
success. The
IMC! program was
recently selected
by the Governor’s
Council on
Financial Literacy
to receive the
Wisconsin
Financial Literacy
Award for 2013.
A number of activities are scheduled for
this semester, including a prom dress resale, presentations, and student
advising. If you would like to participate
in the program or would like information
on financial literacy, please contact Dr.
Van Dalsem at [email protected]
or visit the It Make$ Cents! website at
http://www2.uwlax.edu//it-makes-cents/.
Temte Scholarships
These scholarships established by Dr.
Andrew Temte, CEO of Kaplan
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Schweser, cover expenses related to
taking the CFA Level I exam and are
available to students enrolled in
Advanced Financial Analysis (FIN 447).
Scholarship winners receive course
materials, exam fees and tuition
reimbursement valued at almost $2,500.
Congratulations to Jared Hare, Lisa
Hughes, and Matt Krebsbach as this
year’s scholarship recipients.
Class Scheduling
Information
Summer Term Courses
All Summer 2014 courses will be offered
online and offerings are contingent on
enrollments.
Summer I: (May 27 – June 20)
Money and Capital Markets (FIN 390), a
finance major requirement, provides an
overview of financial securities, financial
markets, and financial institutions.
Students will consider the risks inherent in
financial securities and financial
institutions and analyze those financial
securities and processes available to
hedge risk. The factors influencing
interest rates will also be discussed. FIN
355 is a prerequisite. Contact Dr. Wolf
([email protected]) for more information.
Finance Group II Elective: In Principles
of Insurance (FIN 360), open to all CBA
majors, students learn about a variety of
risk management concepts, insurance
industry practices, and common
insurance contracts. Although the course
is primarily an introduction to the topic of
risk management for the firm, some
attention is given to personal insurance
for the home, automobile, life, and health.
The prerequisite for FIN 360 is completion
of ACC 221. The course is a writing
emphasis course. Please contact Dr.
Tippins ([email protected]) for more
information.
Summer II: (June 23 – July 18)
Principles of Financial Management
(FIN 355), a requirement of the CBA core,
introduces the financial management of
the firm. Topics covered include financial
statements, working capital management,
cost of capital, capital budgeting, capital
structure, types of capital, and the time
value of money. Prerequisites include
ECO 110, ECO 120, and ACC 222.
Please contact Professor Tempski
([email protected]) for more
information.
Summer III: (July 21 – August 15)
Personal Finance (FIN 207), is open to
students in all colleges and can help you
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acquire the tools you need to reach your
financial goals. Also, the course is
included in the General Education
curriculum as a component of the Self
and Society category. Delivery for the
summer session will be online. Topics
covered include investing, fringe benefits,
taxes, buying a house and/or an auto,
credit, and budgets. Please contact Dr.
Van Dalsem ([email protected])
for more information.
Fall Term Courses
Finance Group I Electives
Management of Financial Institutions
(FIN 410) provides students with an
understanding of the operations and
managerial decisions necessary for a
banking institution to be successful in a
variety of economic environments. The
prerequisite for this course is completion
of Money and Capital Markets (FIN 390)
or Money and Banking (ECO 301). Dr.
Colclough ([email protected])
teaches this timely course; please contact
him for more information as necessary.
Note: Future plans call for FIN
410 to be offered in the fall
semester of each year. Please
plan accordingly to ensure
you will have the necessary
prerequisite. FIN 390 is being
offered this summer if you still
need to take it prior to
enrolling in FIN 410 this fall.
Advanced Financial Planning (FIN 407)
covers a variety of personal financial
planning topics such as retirement
planning, educational planning, mutual
fund investing, taxes, and estate
planning. The course is a requirement for
the Risk, Insurance and Financial
Planning Concentration, but may be taken
by any finance major with senior class
standing. The prerequisites for this course
are FIN 355 and senior standing, but FIN
207 and FIN 360 are useful. Contact Dr.
Wolf ([email protected]) for more
information.
Equity Valuation (FIN 474), a new
course, presents the financial analysis
industry standard models for determining
the value of equity securities. Emphasis
is placed on calculation of cost of capital,
equity value, and sensitivity analysis of
results. Students will be required to
create and present a sell-side analyst
report. The prerequisites for the course
are FIN 370 and FIN 380. Talk to Dr. Van
Dalsem ([email protected]) if you
would like more information.
Business Insurance (FIN 400-02), which
has FIN 360 as a prerequisite, will take
Spring 2014
the abstract life and property/liability
insurance coverages as well as the risk
management process and apply them to
case situations. Coverages pertaining to
businesses will be examined and then
applied to a case where students can see
where and how the abstract material is
used. Please contact Dr. Tippins
([email protected]) for more
information.
Finance Group II Elective
In Principles of Insurance (FIN 360),
open to all CBA majors, students learn
about a variety of risk management
concepts, insurance industry practices,
and common insurance contracts.
Although the course is primarily an
introduction to the topic of risk
management for the firm, some attention
is given to personal insurance for the
home, automobile, life, and health. The
prerequisite for FIN 360 is completion of
ACC 221. The course is a writing
emphasis course. Please contact Dr.
Tippins ([email protected]) for more
information.
General Education Elective
The department will offer several sections
of Personal Finance (FIN 207) in the fall.
This course is a survey of personal
financial topics including: budgeting,
investing, and retirement planning. Guest
speakers will include local experts in
financial planning, insurance, and other
related professions. The course is open to
all colleges with no prerequisites. Please
contact Professors Tempski
([email protected]) or Brye
([email protected]) with questions about
the course.
Advising and Registration
The department will email informational
material on advising and registration at
the end of March. Please carefully review
your Advisement Report, available on
WINGS, before scheduling your advising
appointment and registering.
Faculty Notes
Dr. Wolf published “Is Renting Better? A
Review of the Home Ownership Decision
amid Increasing Risk” in the Fall 2013
issue of The Journal of Finance Issues
(Volume 12, No. 1). Dr. Wolf serves as a
board member on the Compensation and
Asset-Liability Committees for Marine
Credit Union, on the UW System Tax
Sheltered Annuity Investment Committee,
and on UW-L’s Committee on Academic
Policy and Standards. He is the faculty
advisor for Intervarsity Christian
Fellowship. In May 2013 he served as
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the Co-Master of Ceremonies at the
annual Alumni Awards, at which
outstanding graduates and alumni are
honored. Later this semester, he will
attend a Credit Union Board conference
(March) and an Orphan Advocacy
Conference (May).
Dr. Van Dalsem published “Are Restricted
Funds an Effective Governance Tool for
Non-Profit Organizations?” in the fall 2013
issue of The Journal of Finance Issues
(Volume 12, No. 1). He serves as a
member of the Assurance of Learning
Task Force for the College of Business
and is the advisor for the CFA Global
Investment Research Challenge. He
also serves on the advisory board of the It
Make$ Cents! financial literacy program.
Please note opportunities for involvement
with the CFA Global Investment Research
Challenge and the It Make$ Cents!
program elsewhere in the newsletter.
Dr. Tippins chairs UW-L’s Joint
Committee on Environmental
Sustainability and serves as an insurance
advisor to the national nonprofit
organization, Welcoming America. Dr.
Tippins is also the advisor for the
Financial Management Association (FMA)
Student Chapter. Please note
opportunities for involvement with the
FMA student chapter elsewhere in the
newsletter.
Dr. Colclough is the Chair of the
Community Credit Union board of
directors. He is also a member of the
board of the La Crosse Area
Development Corp and serves on the
Campaign Steering Committee for the
UW-La Crosse Scholarship Campaign
and on UW-L’s Joint Legislative and
Regent Relations Committee.
Dr. Graham is a member of the Select
Committee on Internationalization at UWL, the Promotion, Tenure, and Salary
committee, and the Joint Promotion
Committee. She also is the advisor for
Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business
Fraternity.
Professor Tempski serves on the UW-L
Online Advisory Board and is a
contributor to the new CATL TechBits
blog. She also serves as the faculty
advisor for the College Republicans.
Professor Brye is the President of the
Board of Directors at the Viroqua Food
Cooperative and serves on the advisory
board for Wisconsin Mutual Insurance
Company.
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Tutors & Other Assistance
If you need a little help to understand your
latest finance assignment or lecture, we
urge you to visit our tutor located in 406E
Wimberly Hall. Logan Siudzinski will be
pleased to help you with your questions.
His hours are 1:30 – 2:30 pm on
Mondays, 1:30 – 3:00 pm on Tuesdays,
2:00 – 3:30 pm on Wednesdays and 9:55
– 10:50 am on Thursdays. Administrative
assistance can be obtained from our
program assistant, Ms. Maureen Spencer,
whose office is in 404 Wimberly Hall.
INFORMATION
SYSTEMS
DEPARTMENT
New Minor Program in Health
Information Systems
Management
The Information Systems (IS) Department
is welcoming applications to the second
class of our new minor program in health
information systems management
(HISM). This minor program is designed
to benefit students who are interested in
building a career in healthcare related
areas. The main objective of this program
is to enhance health information systems
knowledge and information management
ability of future healthcare and allied
health professionals. With this minor
degree, graduates will be more
competitive in finding healthcare related
jobs and be ready to help improve the
efficiency and quality of healthcare in the
U.S.
As of this writing, there are 21 students in
the minor program. We are optimistic
about the growth of the program and
sincerely encourage more UW-L students
who are interested in a career in health
care-related areas to apply. For
admission into the program, please
download the application form from the IS
website (www.uwlax.edu/is) or pick up a
copy from the IS office in Wing 240, fill it
out and submit it to the IS office.
Applications are reviewed and admission
letters are delivered via e-mail promptly.
Personnel Reduction
and Scheduling in 2014-15
After the departure of Dr. Chen last year
the Information Systems (IS) Department
has lost one faculty position. Neither has
the department received any position
throughout the recently completed GQA
Spring 2014
initiative. Facing the responsibilities of
running four successful and growing
programs: one major, two minors and one
external without sufficient faculty
resource, the IS Department is forced to
take sub-optimal measures in offering the
curricula.
Due to prolonged faculty shortage several
sub-optimal compromises are being made
to our fall course offering. First and the
most important one-time measure is the
restriction of IS 401 to IS majors only in
the fall. As the expected number of IS
majors taking the course approaches 30
and we do not have faculty resource to
open the second section, ALL IS minor
students who are required to take IS 401
MUST take the new course, IS 370, as
the replacement. This substitution is
deemed acceptable because there is
close to 75% overlap between the two
courses. With the kind assistance of Ms.
Amelia Dittman we will be able to do a
“block course substitution” for the IS
minor students. However, IS majors
should not seek this replacement even if
your interest is in healthcare area
because your term project in the final
capstone course, IS 411, will be a
continuation of your group project in IS
401, but term projects in IS 370 are
individual work which cannot be carried
into IS 411.
Second, the required course, IS 330, for
the IS major program will not be offered in
the coming fall due to Dr. Dai’s planned
leave. Instead, the course will be offered
in spring 2015. This delayed offering shall
not affect graduation of IS seniors as they
can take both IS 330 and IS 411
concurrently in the spring semester.
However, they are advised to carefully
take this scheduling change into
consideration while planning their final
year of coursework.
Third, only seven sections of IS 220 will
be offered. While this is a 2-section
cutback from our typical fall offering, we
are increasing the class cap from 25 to 30
to accommodate as many students as we
can. Since the provision of 210 seats for
this CBA core course will be insufficient to
satisfy the demand in the coming fall,
students are strongly encouraged to take
our summer online courses as an
alternative.
Fourth, the elective course IS 410/510
(Information Security Management) will
not be offered this fall. Instead, one
section of IS 320 (Data-Driven Decision
Support Systems) will be offered by Dr.
Yang. The course has been discontinued
for seven years but the fall incarnation will
embody new content in data mining and
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business analytics – a belated and much
needed infusion of new knowledge to the
IS curriculum.
For the new minor program in health
information systems management, Dr.
Wen will offer two required courses, IS
321 and IS 340, and Dr. Haried will teach
one section of IS 370. The minor students
can also take IS 320 as an elective. Other
courses to be offered by the Department
include two overload online courses,
HIMT 420 and 435, taught by Drs. Haried
and Dai respectively.
Summer Session Course
Offering
To alleviate the anticipated supply
shortage in the coming fall the IS
Department is planning to offer two
sections of IS 220 online this summer.
Mr. Annino and Dr. Haried will be the
instructors of these sections.
International Programs
Between January 8 and 10, 2014, Dr.
Wen and CBA’s MBA program director,
Ms. Martina Skobic, visited four
Taiwanese universities to develop new
joint MBA programs.
During the short trip,
an official program
agreement was
signed by the
National Yunlin
University of Science
and Technology which is likely to send
students to UW-L in the coming fall. Indepth program discussions were carried
out with the National Chung Cheng
University and the National Chinyi
University of Science and Technology;
finalizing and signing program
agreements with these quality universities
is expected in the near future. Talk with
the private Soochow University was more
preliminary, more discussion on program
set-up is needed before a cooperation
agreement can be developed.
Faculty Research Output
Refereed Journal
Chen, Y., Ramamurthy, K. and Wen, K.
"Impacts of Comprehensive Information
Security Programs on Information
Security Culture," Journal of Computer
Information Systems (JCIS), Accepted
(December 2013) and Forthcoming.
CBA Newsletter
Conference Proceedings
Chen, Y., Ramamurthy, K. and Wen, K.
(2013) "In Building Information Security
Culture: Impacts Of Comprehensive
Information Security Programs,"
Proceedings of the Forty-Fourth Annual
Meeting of the Decision Sciences
Institute, November 2013, Baltimore,
Maryland.
Haried, P. (2014) “Customer Loyalty in
the Online Gambling Industry: Are
Problem Gamblers Loyal Customers?”
Proceeding of the Annual Meeting of the
American Society of Business and
Behavioral Sciences, February 2014, Las
Vegas, Nevada -- Best Paper Award
Winner.
Book Chapter
Haried, P. and Ramamurthy, K. (2014).
"Lessons Learned from Global
Information Technology Offshoring: Client
and Vendor Perspectives" in Global
Sourcing of Services.
MANAGEMENT
DEPARTMENT
Maximize Your Options:
Major in Management
The undergraduate Management major is
designed to give you the maximum
flexibility to study topics that interest you!
If you have been admitted to the Business
Program and want to major in
Management, you have many course
options, and you can select from these
based on your career goals. All you need
are a few required courses (MGT 328:
Principles of Management Thought; MGT
360: Global Perspectives on Business;
MGT 408: Responsibility of Business).
Beyond those three required courses, you
select courses; taking 15 credits of 300and 400- level Management electives (9
credits should be from the 400-level
electives). Three of these credits can
come from an internship, where you gain
practical experience working for an
organization.
Consider this example: Suppose you are
interested in a career in logistics. In
addition to MGT 393 (Operations
Management, a core requirement for all
students), you might take MGT 395
Spring 2014
(Management Science), MGT 398 (Total
Quality Management), MGT 400 topics
(Supply Chain Management; Green
Operations Management), as well as
other relevant courses of interest to you
(e.g., Corporate Training, Project
Management). You might also pursue an
Independent Study project where you can
explore a subject of interest in more
depth, under the guidance of a faculty
member. This is just one example; you
can tailor the Management major to fit
your needs!
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No matter what your career interests, a
Management major will be beneficial.
Any UW-L major will help you get you a
job after you graduate. However, a
Management major will help pave the way
for a series of promotions, and thus
augment your career, no matter what the
field.

Management professors offer courses
pertaining to managing projects,
managing people, and managing
production processes. The knowledge
and skills gained in these courses can be
applied in a variety of work settings and
may give you an advantage over
colleagues who do not have these skills.
So even if you are majoring in a different
field, bolster your career by also majoring
in Management. Don’t just plan for a
job…plan for a career!
Fall 2014
Course Offerings
In addition to the courses required for the
Management major and for the CBA core,
we anticipate offering several
undergraduate electives in fall 2014. As
you plan your fall schedule, consider
taking one or more of the following:
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MGT 300 – Business
Communications
MGT 386 – Compensation &
Benefits
MGT 398 – Total Quality
Management, offered by Gail
Gillis
MGT 400 – Supply Chain
Management, offered by Dr.
Andrew Stapleton
MGT 400 – Entrepreneurship,
offered by Kelly Nowicki
MGT 400 – Crisis & Contingency
Management, offered by Dr.
Allan Macpherson
MGT 400 – Health Care
Management
MGT 412 – Leadership & Team
Development, offered by Dr.
Christa Kiersch
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MGT 430 – Comparative
Management Systems
MGT 431 – Business, Labour &
Immigration, offered by Dr. Jon
Ying, who writes,” The course
will examine both low-skilled
(e.g. farm workers) and highskilled (e.g. scientists)
immigration. The course will
discuss the relationship between
business, labor, and work-based
immigration. Course includes
frequent class discussions and
guest speakers.”
MGT 485 – Collective
Bargaining & Negotiation,
offered by Dr. William Ross
BUS 310 – Principles of
Sustainable Business, offered by
Dr. Henry Petersen (note: this is
also an introductory course for
the Sustainable Business Minor)
The Management Department will also
offer the following MBA elective course
this fall:
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MGT 738 –Labor - Management
Relations, offered by Dr. William
Ross
“It All Fits!” Integrated CBA
Courses Offered
An "integrated" core will be offered in the
fall 2014 semester in which students take
MGT 308, MKT 309 and FIN 355, and a 3
cr. seminar of Business Consulting. You
can take these courses in the same
cohort and work on integrated applied
projects, including a final consulting
project for a local company. This is a
great opportunity for you to develop
professionalism and critical thinking skills,
all while taking these required core
courses. You can apply for the integrated
set of courses in late March and, if
accepted, you will be guaranteed seats
into the three specially-designated
sections for registration. For more
information please contact Nicole
Gullekson (MGT), Maggie McDermott
(MKT) or Diana Tempski (FIN).
Course Offerings for
Summer 2014
In Summer Session I (May-June), we
anticipate offering the following courses:
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MGT 308 – Behavior & Theory in
Organizations, offered by Dr.
William Ross
MGT 393 – Production &
Operations Management,
offered by Dr. Drew Stapleton
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Spring 2014
MGT 400 – Global Consulting,
offered by Dr. Nicole Gullekson,
who writes,
“The Global Consulting Program
(GCP) in Slovakia, a partnership
with Ohio University and the
Economics University of
Braitslava, is in its 4th year at
UW-L. The program offers
students the opportunity to gain
international travel experience
while also gaining applied
business consulting experience.
Students spend two weeks incountry working with Slovakian
students to research, analyze,
and make recommendations on
issues involving companies in
Slovakia. Also, during spring
semester you will engage in a
culture, language, and
consulting preparation course.
Dr. Nicole Gullekson is taking 11
students to Slovakia this year.”
MGT 400 – Managerial Decision
Making – “Everything Instructor
Charley Swayne wishes he had
known before he graduated” (3
cr.).
MGT 449 – Administrative Policy
Determination, offered by Dr.
Kareem Shabana
The Management Department will also
offer an MBA elective during Summer
Session I:
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MGT 734 – Small Business
Management, offered by Dr.
Henry Petersen
In Summer Session II (June-July), the
following class will be offered online:
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MGT 487, Male/Female
Relationships in Organizations,
This class will examine the role
of gender at work through an
online seminar format.
Research
Books
Macpherson, A., Jones, O. and
Jayawarna, D. (2013). Resourcing the
Start-up Business. Masters in
Entrepreneurship Series, Routledge,
Abingdon. This book investigates the
state of contemporary empirical research
on entrepreneurship. It provides students
and academics with a guide to the startup phases and challenges faced by
nascent entrepreneurs. The book
examines the resources, skills,
capabilities and learning required by any
entrepreneur in the process of starting a
new business. Specifically, this text aims
to:
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Introduce and explain the
resources (including finance)
that are essential to successful
business creation
Identify the key skills and
capabilities that are required by
entrepreneurs
Highlight the ways in which new
resources are combined with the
entrepreneur’s existing resource
base to develop the business
effectively
Explore the way entrepreneurs
learn in the process of
developing their business
Drawing on the most up-to-date
and most relevant research, this
concise textbook provides
students and academics of
entrepreneurship with a practical
guide to acquiring the
appropriate resources in order to
start a new firm.
Journal News
Petersen, Henry & Lemke. F., (2013).
Teaching Reputational Risk Management
in the Supply Chain. Supply Chain
Management: An International Journal, 18
(4), 413-429.
Kiersch, Christa E. & Hansen, A., Byrne,
Z. S. (In press). Interpersonal leadership
and organizational identification’s relation
to employee engagement. Journal of
Managerial Psychology.
Ross, William H. & Flores, W., Chen, J.
V. (2013). The Effect of Variations in
Banner Ad, Type of Product, Website
Context, and Language of Advertising on
Internet Users’ Attitudes. Computers in
Human Behavior, 31, 37 – 47.
Ross, William H. & Shabana, Kareem
(2013). “Horseplay” at the Textbook
Processing Center. Journal of
Organizational Behavior Education, 6.
[Refereed Case & Teaching Note].
Recent and Upcoming Conference
Papers
Henry Petersen presented a paper at the
Annual Internationational Association for
Business and Society Conference,
Portland Oregon on June 22, 2013;
“Supply chain risks: How supplier
behavior impacts reputation and what to
do about it.”
He was also a
Distinguished Guest
Speaker at Newcastle
University, Newcastle
Upon Tyne, UK.,
September 19, 2013;
“Consumer's
perceptions of
sustainable products
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and services: opportunities for a service
based business model.”
On September 16, 2013, he presented a
paper at the 21st International Colloquium
in Relationship Marketing, Rennes,
France; “Managing customer
relationships in modern society:
understanding sustainable products and
sustainable consumption.”
Christa. E. Kiersch, Byrne, Z. S.,
Kedharnath, U., & Peters, J., presented a
paper at the Academy of Management
Annual Conference, Orlando, FL., August,
2013; “Fair leadership across levels: A
multi-level examination of authentic
leadership and organizational justice.”
Macpherson, Allan, Jones, O., &
Jayawarna, D.,(September, 2013).
“Entrepreneurship, New Businesses and
Economic Development.” British
Academy of Management, Liverpool.
Ying, Jonathan, (August, 2013). “How
Transnational Bioscience Entrepreneurs
Create Born-Global Firms.” 16th cGill
International Entrepreneurship
Conference, McGill University Montreal,
Canada.
Gullekson, Nicole, & Morris, S., (March,
2014). Helping Women Succeed:
Examining the Effects of an
Organizational Intervention on Employee
Engagement. Paper accepted for
presentation at the Western Academy of
Management Conference: Napa, CA.
Stapleton, Andrew (May, 2014)
Incoterm's impact on Total Landed Cost
Modeling. Paper accepted for
presentation at the Production &
Operations Management (POMS)
Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Service & Development
Activities
Kelly Nowicki, Associate Lecturer in the
Management Department, will be
coordinating UW-L’s Sustainability
Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™
(STARS). This reporting framework
measures colleges’ sustainability
performance. Relatedly, Kelly is
developing a management sustainability
elective scheduled for spring 2015.
She also serves on the boards
of the UWL Alumni Association and the
UWL Foundation where she and her
fellow board members are working to
engage the larger UWL community and
encourage support in the University's
scholarship campaign.
CBA Newsletter
Dr. Jon Ying has joined the Board of
Directors of the San Francisco World
Music Festival. In January 2014 he
participated in the Faculty Development
Program in International Business (FDIB)
to the People's Republic of China. He
visited companies and universities in
Hong Kong, Kunming, Chongqing,
Yichang, and Wuhan. He will be
incorporating his findings in an upcoming
Made in China topics course.
Betty Christiansen serves as editor of
Coulee Region Women magazine. She
also spoke on “Leadership Skills” to a
group of girls through the YWCA Teen
Lead program in February 2014.
Andrew Stapleton is participating in an
innovative, multi-university, exercise
where UW-L students work with students
from other universities around the world
to solve simulated, logistics-related,
international production management
problems.
Spring 2014
available. All CBA students are
eligible for this program, and are
encouraged to contact Dr. Brokaw
([email protected],
608.785.6753) for further
information. This program meets
the Out of Country requirements
for the International Business
major (IB), and the International
Business Advisory Committee
(IBAC) has approved the London
Financial Center course as an
elective toward the IB major. MKT440 also meets the elective
requirements in the IB major.
Because this travel opportunity
carries a 6 credit minimum, student
financial aid can be applied.
American Marketing
Association Students to
Attend International
Collegiate Conference in
New Orleans
MARKETING
DEPARTMENT
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Summer 2014 -- MKT 309,
Marketing Principles, will be
offered online, taught by Dr. Kristy
McManus. Marketing Principles is
a prerequisite course for all other
courses in the MKT major.
Summer 2014 -- MKT 440,
Comparative Marketing Systems
to be offered in England
Dr. Brokaw will be teaching MKT
440, Comparative Market Systems,
in London, England this summer.
The travel dates are July 1 through
August 3. Along with MKT 440,
students will be taking “Financial
London,” a past to current look at
the City of London as a Global
Financial Centre from a faculty
member at the University of
Kingston-on-Thames. There are
still a limited number of seats
UW-La Crosse’s attending students were
Danielle Spahn, Hannah Olevson, Allison
Dieckman, and Danny Ziegler (alternate).
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Danielle took 4 place overall and was
named UW-L’s school champion. Hannah
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took 14 place and Allison took 37 .
This annual competition is a great
opportunity for sales students to realize
their potential and network with recruiters.
Many students walk out of the competition
with interviews or even job offers. We are
very excited to keep having the
opportunity to participate and give our
UW-L students the chance to show what
they are capable of doing. Students are
selected to represent UW-L at the Great
Northwoods Competition in early fall.
Please be watching for more information
on this. It is a great opportunity for you to
grow your skills and career opportunities.
SMALL BUSINESS
DEVELOPMENT
CENTER
Future Course Offerings of
Interest to Students
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top salesperson. The competition also
rewarded the highest scoring individual
from each of the participating schools, or
“school champion”. Apart from competing,
the students got the opportunity to
participate in a career fair and network
with representatives from over 30
companies.
Eight American Marketing Association
Students will be attending the
International AMA Collegiate Conference
in New Orleans, Louisiana, in April. The
AMA students have participated in a
variety of competitions leading up to the
conference, including the Hershey's Case
competition, the AMA website
competition, and the Chapter Plan
competition. Danielle Wiedmeyer, current
UW-L AMA President, has also been
nominated for student marketer of the
year. We wish them much success!
(Students attending, pictured from left to
right are Bridget Cahill, Ethan Lindeman,
Chelsea Hawkins, Doug Zalewski, Marina
Ciskoski, Danielle Graeve, Kelsey Kemp,
and Taylor Thompson).
Sales Competition
On October 31, instead of preparing for
the Halloween celebrations, four of our
marketing students headed over to UWth
Eau Claire to compete in the 7 Great
Northwoods Sales Warm-Up. The
competition went from October 31 to
November 2 and brought together sixty
college students from twenty different
schools in eleven states. These students
competed for cash prizes and the title of
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Wisconsin Small Business
Development Center
at UW-La Crosse
Fosters Entrepreneurial
LEAN Startup and Growth
In recent months, a dozen entrepreneurs
have worked with the Small Business
Development Center (“SBDC”) to explore
starting and growing their business using
a new way of developing businesses and
products based on the work of
entrepreneurs and authors Eric Ries and
Steve Blank. Entrepreneurs using their
principles identify and test their business
assumptions early in the development
process in order to quickly identify
customers and market potential. They
then continuously test their concept and
build, dump or pivot (change direction) in
response to customer input and
interaction.
CBA Newsletter
Spring 2014
Another event happening at UW-La
Crosse, also based on the Lean Startup
principles and supported by the SBDC, is
the “Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament.”
This statewide competition seeks to
increase new business start-ups and job
creation in Wisconsin by developing more
knowledgeable undergraduate
entrepreneurs. There are five UW-La
Crosse student teams, consisting of one
to three members. Each will develop and
test their business concepts following a
standardized Lean Startup curriculum
designed by UW-Extension. Upon
completion of this stage, participants will
be judged during an on campus
competition. The UW-La Crosse campus
winning team(s) will advance to the Boot
Camp/State Final where they will
compete against students from other UW
System schools.
For more information on
entrepreneurship, LEAN startup or other
SBDC training and consulting
opportunities to help you start or grow
your business, please contact the SBDC
at (608) 785‑8782 or [email protected]
The Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse is
a program of UW‑Extension and is
affiliated with the UW-La Crosse College
of Business Administration. It is funded in
part through a cooperative agreement
with the U.S. Small Business
Administration.
STUDENT
ORGANIZATIONS
CEO
CLUB
The UW-L chapter of Collegiate
Entrepreneur’s organization aims to
connect students and faculty across all
colleges and interests, to support, inform
and inspire the entrepreneurial spirit. We
are a group of passionate students
seeking opportunities through enterprise
creation. The CEO club implements
various activities and meetings
throughout each semester that are
engaging, educational, inspiration and
most importantly--fun. Apart from a great
college experience and an unbeatable
resume booster, we provide professional
networking opportunities, hands on
workshops, engaging club socials, and
world-class speakers.
As a UW-L CEO member you can expect
to meet area business professionals and
employers, giving yourself a chance to
stand out. There are also several
opportunities for entrepreneurship
competition and connections both
statewide and around the world, apart
from the outstanding UW-L based events
we offer. If you can see yourself
immersed in the excitement and
successes of entrepreneurship, and
would like to experience the fulfillment
that it can offer, CEO club is waiting for
you!
This year CEO has hosted several
speakers, engaged in fundamental
workshops, and co-sponsored the
Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament. We are
an organization on campus that is
expanding rapidly with countless
potential; therefore, there are several
opportunities for leadership roles within
CEO.
Our meetings and events are open to all
students across all colleges who have an
interest in the wonders of
entrepreneurship. Our meetings are held
at 7pm in Centennial 3212
each Wednesday night; however, for
more detailed information and to be
added to our contact list, please email our
president: Ben Wendler
at [email protected]; or our
membership officer: Brandon DoMckenzie at [email protected]
AMERICAN
MARKETING
ASSOCIATION
The American Marketing Association
(AMA) provides students with the
opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge
and experience in the Marketing field.
Through year-long projects, professional
speakers, and community events, UW-L
AMA students are constantly given
opportunities to learn about the different
facets of marketing while giving back to
the UW-L and La Crosse area
community.
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AMA is looking forward to an exciting and
successful spring semester! We will be
working on numerous professional
projects to provide members with handson marketing experience, including
conducting market research for a La
Crosse-area business, completing a client
project, and more! We are also excited for
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the 36 annual AMA International
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Collegiate Conference April 10 -12 ,
2014, where attendees will connect with
and learn great ideas from other
collegiate chapters to implement here at
UW-L.
Our Campus Cakes program is
continuously running. Family or friends
can order a cake for any special occasion
to be delivered on or near campus. For
more information, please email
[email protected]
AMA meets every Wednesday at 7 PM in
Centennial Hall Room 2214. If you have
any questions or concerns, feel free to
contact us at [email protected]
Please check out our MyOrgs page for
pictures of events and the summary issue
of our newly redesigned newsletter The
Marketeer. Also, follow us on Facebook
(UW-L AMA) and Twitter (@UWL_AMA)
for more information. We’re thrilled to see
all the excitement and what’s in store for
the semester!
BETA ALPHA PSI
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is
a national honors
fraternity for Accounting
majors as well as
Finance and Information
Systems majors with an
Accounting minor. Our organization is an
excellent opportunity to learn from various
firm representatives, network with
professionals and alumni in the industry,
learn about the opportunities available to
you as an Accounting major, build your
resume, assume a leadership position,
and gain support while looking for
internships and fulltime jobs. We also
engage in community service projects as
part of our fraternity.
All students interested in BAP are
encouraged to attend meetings and full
membership is not required to come hear
from firms. However, to gain full
membership one must have completed 60
credits, obtained at least a 3.0 GPA and
have completed Intermediate Accounting
I (ACC 321).
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Our meetings this semester will be held in
228 Wimberly at 6:00 p.m. Keep an eye
out for posters around Wimberly and the
rest of campus to learn which speakers
will be presenting on which dates. Check
us out and contact Rachel Gostomski
at [email protected] with any
questions!
BETA GAMMA
SIGMA
Spring 2014
well as personally, while also meeting lots
of new friends.
Each semester, DSP performs community
service projects, such as, Habitat for
Humanity, Adopt-a –Highway, and
volunteering at the Kane Street Garden;
fundraising efforts, such as Family Fest
and Brat Barns; and professional
activities such as Prep for Success,
company tours, and bringing in multiple
guest speakers from various companies.
Whether you are interested in
participating in any of these activities,
networking with other business majors
and business professionals, or becoming
part of something significant, Delta Sigma
Pi is just the organization for you!
Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society
associated only with AACSB-International
accredited business programs. It is
nationally recognized as the business
education counterpart of liberal arts and
science education’s Phi Beta Kappa.
Beta Gamma Sigma is open to business
majors who rank in the top 10% of the
junior and senior classes, and top 20% of
the MBA program.
Invitations to membership are delivered to
eligible scholars in March. If you receive
one, we strongly encourage you to accept
this special acknowledgement of your
academic achievement.
Questions about Beta Gamma Sigma can
be referred to chapter president,
Professor Donna Anderson,
[email protected]
DELTA SIGMA PI
Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) is a coed professional business
fraternity organized to foster
the study of business in
universities and the
association of students for their mutual
advancement by research and practice.
Having over 300 collegiate and alumni
chapters and over 242,000 members
nationwide, DSP is one of the largest and
most well-known professional business
fraternities. The Eta Rho chapter here at
UW-La Crosse has 83 active members
and 14 pledges, making it one of the
largest collegiate chapters within DSP.
Delta Sigma Pi is a great opportunity for
business majors to get involved within the
campus. It also provides for a great
opportunity to advance professionally as
By becoming a member of Delta Sigma Pi
you will learn valuable lessons that will
serve you well in the future, as well as
make long-lasting friendships that provide
you with great memories. Joining Delta
Sigma Pi is one decision you won’t regret.
To learn more about DSP and how to
become a member, visit
www.uwlax.edu/dsp.
FINANCIAL
MANAGEMENT
ASSOCIATION
BETTA GAMMA SIGMA
The Financial
Management Association
(FMA) is an organization
that facilitates the
development of knowledge
regarding economic and financial based
careers. Each semester FMA has guest
speakers from different companies to
educate students about their jobs and
their firms. Students are able to learn
firsthand the dynamics of the financial
and economic fields of work. FMA is open
to all business students, but emphasizes
careers in Finance and Economics.
If you are interested in learning more
about FMA you can find us on Facebook
at https://www.facebook.com/uwlfma.
We look forward to a great and productive
semester and we hope to see you at the
meetings. If you have any questions or
would like to be involved, please contact
Jared Hare at [email protected]
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SOCIETY FOR
HUMAN RESOURCE
MANAGEMENT
The Society for Human Resource
Management (SHRM) is the world’s
largest association devoted to human
resource management. Representing
more than 250,000 professional and
student members in over 140 countries,
the Society has more than 575 affiliated
professional chapters and more than 450
student chapters within the U.S.
The UW-L SHRM Chapter provides
information to students through activities,
speakers, and networking opportunities
with business professionals. SHRM
caters to all majors since HR skills are
critical no matter what industry or career
you are in. Participation in this group
helps students develop personal jobseeking skills and advice about what
employers are looking for!
SHRM members have many opportunities
to meet employers by attending company
tours, volunteering at various locations in
the La Crosse area, listening to
professional speakers, participating in the
group’s application for this year’s Merit
Award program, networking with HR
professionals, and much more!
Meetings are held every other Monday at
5:30 pm in 2101 Centennial Hall. If you
are interested in learning more about our
organization, or getting on our email list,
contact the SHRM president board
member at [email protected] (Gina
Schultz). We look forward to seeing you!
INFORMATION
SYSTEMS
ASSOCIATION
Under the supervision of Dr. Haried, the
Information Systems Association (ISA)
has planned a number of speaker
presentations and activities for the spring
2014 semester. Speakers will be
discussing information systems (IS)
careers, internships, experiences, and
new developments in the IS field. Be on
the lookout for flyers describing our guest
speakers.
CBA Newsletter
Spring 2014
IS majors/minors and all CBA students
are strongly encouraged to join and
participate in ISA. Our meetings are
excellent opportunities for networking as
well as gaining first-hand knowledge of
the IS field and its critical impact on
business.
Contact Dr. Haried , [email protected]
or the ISA president Ben Walters,
[email protected] for more
information.
STUDENT
ADVISORY
COUNCIL
The Student Advisory Council for the
College of Business Administration (SAC)
is a student run organization on campus
that actively works with the CBAs dean’s
office. Members of SAC develop
professional skills, and network with
faculty, staff and local businesses to
enhance their resumes and work closely
with other students within the college.
SAC also provides members with great
leadership opportunities to help students
gain experience and to become more
active on-campus and specifically within
the college of business.
We are working closely with the board of
advisors to analyze and do further
reporting on the results of a survey we
conducted in the fall, running campus
close-ups for prospective students, and
putting on programs for the Salvation
Army. There is also potential to do a
company tour and have some guest
speakers at our meetings this spring.
Any student with a major or minor within
the college of business is strongly
encouraged to join our organization! We
meet every Tuesday at 7:30pm in room
105 Carl Wimberly Hall. We are looking
forward to a great and productive
semester and would love to have you join
us at our next meeting! If you have any
questions or would like more information
feel free to contact Sam Wallace at
[email protected]
CBA ADMINISTRATION
Accountancy .................................................................................................. Dr. Ken Winter
Economics ....................................................................................................... Dr. TJ Brooks
Finance....................................................................................................... Dr. Lise Graham
Information Systems .............................................................................. Dr. Kuang-Wei Wen
Management............................................................................................... Dr. William Ross
Marketing........................................................................................... Dr. Gwen Achenreiner
Small Business Development Center .............................................. Anne Hlavacka, Director
MBA and International Programs ................................................................... Martina Skobic
Assistant to the Dean .................................................................................... Amelia Dittman
Interim Associate Dean ............................................................................ Dr. Glenn Knowles
Dean............................................................................................................... Dr. Bruce May
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