Spring Forward

While the weather reminds us that it is still winter, our Spring 2013 semester is officially under way. For the past few weeks, things have been a bit quieter in terms of the number of students on campus but CoBE continues to move forward. I’d like to share some of the announcements we’ve made since the fall semester ended.

Entrepreneurship News
Over the winterim break, we received official news that the largest organization related to the discipline of entrepreneurship will be moving its headquarters to UW-Whitewater. The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship will be moving into Hyland Hall during this spring semester. We look forward to collaborative opportunities that can benefit both organizations.

Record MBA Admissions for Spring
Our MBA program continues to grow with the largest admission class for a spring term. We welcomed 112 students from 15 states and 6 countries. Approximately 50% of those students will complete the program primarily via our exceptional online classes.

New MBA Announced
We also officially announced the new version of our MBA. The program will maintain its high quality online and face-to-face in Whitewater and Madison. And continue to help participants reach their professional and personal goals. The program adds a stronger focus on leadership and strategy. While continuing our existing 7 emphases in Finance, HR Management, International Business, IT Management, Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management , we’ve added an emphasis in Project Management and an option to customize an emphasis.

New Graduate Business Foundations Certificate
We have also announced a new Graduate Business Foundations Certificate program. The certificate can be completed by itself or in conjunction with the MBA. The program provides a business foundation to students who did not complete an undergraduate business degree and want to expand their knowledge in that area.

Enjoy the semester – warmer weather is on the way!

Written By:  Dr. John Chenoweth, Associate Dean, College of Business and Economics

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