Frequently Asked Questions

Congratulations! By visiting our webpage, you are taking positive steps toward a brighter future. Many students like you have wondered how the program can help them create the career they’ve always wanted. We’ve compiled some of our most Frequently Asked Questions so you can find out a little more about our program, to see if it’s right for you.

I’m currently enrolled at UW-Stout. How do I change my major to Golf Enterprise Management?

Stop by the Advisement Center at 11 Bowman Hall to pick up a "Change of Major Application." Complete the form and return it, along with the additional materials requested (i.e. transcript, statement of goals, resume, degree audit and reference) on the form. In about two weeks you will be notified by e-mail if you have been accepted into the Golf Enterprise Management program.

I’m a transfer student considering UW-Stout for the Golf Enterprise Management program. How will my credits be counted toward a degree in Golf Enterprise Management?

These answers apply to transfer students in the following categories:

  • Currently enrolled at another university in the UW system.
  • Currently enrolled at a university in another state.
  • Graduated with a degree in another field, and would like to return to college for Golf Enterprise Management.
  • Currently in a college program in Wisconsin or another state and would like to transfer to UW-Stout and the Golf Enterprise Management program.

All of the credits you’ve earned at an accredited post-secondary institution should transfer to UW-Stout. Credits to be applied to the Golf Enterprise Management program will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Office. How credits would fit into the bachelor of science degree will be determined when you meet with the program director.

Here’s how you can find out more about transferring:

Transferring to UW-Stout
Visit Bowman Hall, Room 124 B
E-mail Linda Young at youngl@uwstout.edu
Phone 715/232-1787

You’ll be asked for a transcript of past academic work, and will need to fill out an enrollment application. This will establish your student status at UW-Stout.

I’m a high school student considering enrollment at UW-Stout and the Golf Enterprise Management program. How do I arrange a campus visit?

As high school graduation approaches, you might like to arrange for an appointment to visit the campus during preview days or schedule a personal visit to the campus. Go to the UW-Stout Admissions website to Plan a Visit.

Is there a player aptitude test required to obtain this degree?

The university does not require a player aptitude test, but if you plan to enter the GEM program, you should have deep interests in the game and/or the business of golf.

Why did UW-Stout decide to offer a degree in GEM?

As the business of the game of golf becomes more complex and profit-motivated, future owners and managers will be needed. Industry professionals approached UW-Stout to develop a comprehensive golf management program.

Keystone grants were donated by the TORO Giving Program; Bill Gehrand - a committed UW-Stout Alumnus; and the Kohler Company. These industry representatives challenged the University to develop inclusive opportunities in golf management and related fields. The program stresses "best business" practices and business acumen, rather than player aptitude.

How will I obtain practical experience in the golf industry?

An active internship/coop program has been implemented to ensure that you’ll be exposed to current successful business techniques. With an excellent post-graduate employment rate, it has become apparent that the golf industry is looking for the skills and leadership training provided by the GEM program.

How will I obtain practical experience in the golf industry?

An active internship/coop program has been implemented to ensure that you’ll be exposed to current successful business techniques. With an excellent post-graduate employment rate, it has become apparent that the golf industry is looking for the skills and leadership training provided by the GEM program.

Why UW-Stout?

UW-Stout has a superior reputation for practical programs that give students both the classroom knowledge and hands-on experience needed to excel. Here are three reasons you should consider the Golf Enterprise Management program at UW-Stout:

  • The unanimous endorsement of the National Golf Course Owners Association
  • Strong support from related programs including business, hospitality and tourism, service management, retail merchandising, psychology, and science.
  • Financial backing from keystone donors to the program

 


For answers to questions not addressed here, contact the program director at the address, telephone, or e-mail address listed on the Contact Information page.