Centers of Excellence
WFSI provides educational services to professionals in the financial services and insurance industries. WFSI offers CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ classroom-based courses and continuing education programs for professionals at multiple sites in Northeast Wisconsin.
Other areas of study are offered as industry needs require. Courses are developed by both College of Business faculty and industry professionals.
The WFSI is led by director Kristine Beck, Ph.D., member of the college's finance and business law team. Kristine specializes in the area of investments.
For more information on the institute, please visit the WFSI Web site.
UW Oshkosh Center for Risk Management and Insurance
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Center for Risk Management and Insurance was established in 2011. The Center helps to develop students and prepare them for careers in the risk management and insurance professions. The program, guided by an Advisory Board of insurance executives, provides annual scholarships, sponsors insurance industry internships, and obtains grants to attract future insurance industry leaders. The Center for Risk Management and Insurance also provides educational outreach to the local community and to the insurance industry.
The Wisconsin Family Business Forum is a partnership. We are a community that shares values, experiences and commitment to family business. We come together, as partners: business owners, family members, non-family employees, business professionals and academics - to explore the challenges and rewards of family enterprise and to grow in our knowledge, skills and experience. Visit the WFBF Web site.
At the Business Success Center (BSC), faculty, staff and students from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and community-based experts combine their knowledge and professionalism to offer customized training, applied research, business consulting and student internship programs to business in the area.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is staffed by experienced business professionals who provide free management counseling services for companies with up to 500 employees. They also have experience in helping both start-up and existing businesses secure needed financing. As an extension of the work of the SBDC, our new Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) provides a wide range of services for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial companies, such as preliminary market assessments for new products and services, and assistance in securing grant and equity financing.