UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Performance Information

University of Wisconsin-River Falls

College of Business and Economics


Business Program Placement in Graduate School or Employment

Placement Statistics

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

Undergraduate Business

87%

93%

85%

93%

89%

MBA

95%

95%

93%

88%

90%


Undergraduate Placement Summary

In Spring 2016, overall undergraduate business program placement was 87%.  Placement rates have hovered around 90% for the past five years, but the quality of employers has increased.  Common accounting employers include EY, PwC, Grant Thornton, CliftonLarsonAllen, Wipfli, Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen & Russ P.A., and Redpath & Company.  Business Administration employers include 3M, U.S. Bank, Target, Wells Fargo, Westconsin, and Thomson Reuters.  Fastenal sends representatives to campus to evaluate Sales Lab presentations along with faculty, and stand-out students are hired already knowing their supervisor.  New relationships are being built through Career Trek student bus trips to Kwik Trip, Bremer Bank, Uline, and other regional companies.

MBA Placement Summary

In Spring 2016, MBA placement was 95%, generally increasing over time since 2011.  Common MBA employers include 3M, Target, Xcel Energy, and Phillips-Medisize.

Retention

Retention Rate

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

Undergraduate Business

62%

61%

60%

61%

55%

MBA

75%

74%

74%

81%

58%



Greater attention to retention during recruitment and advising has paid off with generally increasing retention rates over the last five years.

Median Years to Degree

Median Years to Degree

Average over time

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

UG Accounting (incl. 150 cr. option)

4.85

5

5

4.75

5

Undergraduate Business

4.3

4

4.5

4.5

4

MBA

3.4

2.5

3.5

3.5

3.5


Many students complete the Business Administration degree in four years.  Accounting students often opt to earn 150 credits as undergraduates, increasing credits and time to degree in a mindful way.  MBA students often work full-time and attend class part-time.