The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is located in the vibrant economic corridor between Milwaukee and Chicago. Set on 700 acres of natural prairie and woodland, students live in a rural setting but have easy access to the cultural and business activities in these larger cities. Many global companies are headquartered in the region including Harley Davidson, SC Johnson, Snap-on Inc., Northwestern Mutual, and Abbott laboratories.
The College of Business, Economics, and Computing prepares students to become business and community leaders in a range of fields and organizations. The college offers undergraduate business programs in Accounting, Finance, General Business, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. Several certificates in areas such as project management and sales are also available. Students in Sales have won numerous awards at sales competitions. The college also offers an MBA program and an online undergraduate degree completion program in business management.
Partnerships built with alumni and the business community provide students with ample opportunities for internships in their areas of interest. The Innovation Corridor that includes the Ralph Jaeschke Solutions for Economic Growth Center, App Factory, Makerspace and Small Business Development Center are vehicles for students to garner real world experience within the context of their studies. International partnerships provide opportunities for students to study abroad on short-term, semester, and year-long programs. Graduates of the college are ready to work and have the ability to successfully solve complex, unstructured business problems in a global economy.