UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

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Performance Information

University of Wisconsin-River Falls

College of Business and Economics


Business Program Placement in Graduate School or Employment

Placement Statistics

2019-2020

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

Undergraduate Business

98%

94%

94%

96%

87%

MBA

100%

100%

94%

96%

95%

 

Undergraduate Placement Summary

Undergraduate business placement has hovered around 95% in recent years, a significant improvement since Spring 2016, when undergraduate business program placement was 87%.  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 and virtual experiences with 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

2019-2020

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

Undergraduate Business

TBD

66%

65%

66%

62%

MBA

TBD

77%

74%

73%

75%

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

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

UG Accounting (incl. 150 cr. option)

4.95

5

5

4.8

5

Undergraduate Business

4.02

4

4.1

4

4

MBA

2.41

2.5

2.4

2.25

2.5

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.