Do you have an associate's degree or an unfinished four-year degree? Time constraints, family or work commitments preventing you from reaching your goal of earning a business degree? UW-Parkside has a convenient, online degree completion path designed specifically for you!

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The business management online degree completion program is designed for students who would like to finish their degree solely online after completing the required pre-requisite courses. Because the program was created for students who have completed prior college credits, new students or students who do not meet the prerequisites will not be eligible to enroll in the Online Business Degree Completion Program. 


  • Recognize the ethical implications in a business situation and choose and defend an appropriate resolution.

  • Write effectively about a business problem or issue. 

  • Make an effective oral presentation on a business problem or issue. 

  • Understand project management principles and are able to apply these principles to a practical situation. 

  • Be able to articulate important diversity issues—including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, age, socio-economic status and political/religious/sexual orientation—in business management.

  • Develop skills using computer technology to support a business decision.

  • Evaluate issues and data and arrive at a comprehensive solution for a multidisciplinary business problem.

If you would like to have an unofficial transfer credit evaluation completed to determine if you have met the eligibility criteria for the program, please complete the BUSO Readiness Evaluation Form. Results will be emailed to you within 5-10 business days. Please contact an Enrollment Advisor at 608-262-2011 or if you have any questions.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Management Online is designed for students who have completed:

  • 40 or more transferable credits
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • MATH 111 (College Algebra I)

Not sure if you have met the prerequisites for the program? Please submit a BUSO Readiness Evaluation Form and contact an enrollment advisor at 608-262-2011 or, to discuss your options to earn this degree.

Earn your business management degree online by completing the requirements listed on the program sheet.

Business coursework required for graduation:

  • 31 credits of fundamental and business preparation courses
  • 21 credits of upper-level foundation core courses
  • 15 credits of elective courses
      • These electives are offered in high demand areas such as Project Management, Managing Services, Sales, Global Management, Digital Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. You can even include a 3-credit internship and/or a 3-credit independent study to meet your elective requirements with instructor permission.
      • You may have completed some of the 31 credits of fundamental and business preparation courses required while pursuing an associate or 4-year degree. These credits could be applied to shorten your path to completion.

Other graduation requirements:

  1. Complete 120 credits of college work. This must include 36 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Certain elementary courses are identified in the catalog and/or course schedule as not counting toward the 120 credits required for graduation. In addition, only the first 8 credits of physical education activity courses (100 level) may be counted toward graduation or grade point averages (GPA).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 of the final 60 credits toward an undergraduate degree at UW-Parkside. Individual departments and programs may require that certain courses must be taken at UW-Parkside. Students must complete all course work to be counted toward graduation by the end of the semester/subscription period in which they graduate.
  3. Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale and an overall GPA of 2.5 in 300/400 level business foundation, major and concentration courses (including any transfer courses). Transfer students must also have a cumulative 2.00 GPA on the combination of transfer credits accepted and credits attempted at UW-Parkside.
  4. Complete an approved major program of study with the minimum major GPA as specified by the program or department.  Students who apply transfer credits to their majors must also meet the minimum major GPA requirement on the combination of transfer credits and UW-Parkside credits. At least 15 credits of upper level course work (courses numbered 300 or higher) must be completed at UW-Parkside. A student may not graduate with an incomplete grade in major course work if failure in that course would reduce the GPA in the major below the minimum GPA.
  5. Meet UW-Parkside general university requirements.  This includes:
  1. Skills Requirements
  2. General Education Requirements
  3. Foreign Language Requirement
  4. Ethnic Diversity Requirement 

The cost per credit for courses in the online Business Management program are charged at a flat rate. However, courses taken to fulfill requirements outside of the program (ie. math, English or general education) will be charged following these guidelines.

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Our Business Department is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). We offer a high-quality, highly relevant educational experience taught by professors who regularly interact with the business community and who are up to date with the rapid changes in the global business environment.

Only 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this "gold standard" program accreditation.



Faculty Highlights

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    Sahar Bahmani
    Associate Professor of Economics

    Dr. Bahmani received her B.A. in Economics and Political Science from UW-Madison in 2003, her M.A. in Economics in 2004 from UW-Milwaukee, and her Ph.D. in Economics in 2007. She has taught previously at the business schools of UW-Milwaukee, UW-Whitewater, and Marquette University. She has taught courses on Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Environmental Economics, Industrial Organization, Managerial Economics, and Money and Banking. Professor Bahmani has also published over 25 articles on money market dynamics in such journals as Empirical Economics, Journal of Economics and Finance, and Applied Economics.

  • Parag Dhumal
    Associate Professor
    Operations Management and Quantitative Methods

    Dr. Dhumal received a PhD in Manufacturing Management & MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toledo, USA. He is CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) and CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) certified from APICS. 

    With over 11 years of teaching in higher ed, he has taught many courses at the graduate (MBA) and undergraduate level, and has taken extensive training to develop online courses. He has received grants to develop online courses and conduct pedagogy research. His active research interests are in the area of Inventory Management, Healthcare Management, pedagogy, Structural Equation Modeling, and Simulation. 

    During his free time he enjoys reading books related to health and nutrition, running, nature walks, backpacking and mediation. Cooking is a passion and loves to find time to volunteer.

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