Our new department:
CoBE officially welcomed the Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health (OESH) as this team moved from the College of Education and Professional Studies. Ever since we opened Hyland Hall, OESH faculty and staff have lived with us here on third floor with the hope that eventually they would be joining us administratively as well. OESH has a strong fit with CoBE. Their faculty and students work closely with businesses in areas such as ergonomics, industrial hygiene, disaster management, and environmental law.
OESH offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree for undergraduates and this fall they launched their first fully online Master of Science (MS) degree in Environmental Safety and Health.
Our new degrees:
On Friday, September 5th, 19 doctoral students came to campus to begin their first weekend working towards their Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) degrees. While most come from Illinois and Wisconsin, they are arriving from as far away as California and Maryland. Their professional experience comes from areas such as information technology, marketing research, lending, and accounting. Professor Praveen Parboteeah is leading this exciting change – UW-Whitewater’s very first doctoral degree.
A first master’s level degree in economics is another addition to our college. Ten students are enrolled as a cohort in the year-long on-campus degree program being coordinated by Professor David Welsch. Students in this program will have experience with advanced data analysis and will be prepared to enter employment in fields related to the economics of health, the environment, transportation and monetary policy.
These changes demonstrate how CoBE continues to move forward, expanding its influence and preparing students for new opportunities. Besides welcoming our new freshmen, we are excited about adding these new majors and graduate students.
Written By: Dr. Lois Smith, Interim Dean, College of Business and Economics