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New Leadership at the College

Professor Scott Beyer has been named the Interim Dean for the College and Dr. Barb Rau took over as Associate Dean both beginning in August, 2015.

Professor Scott Beyer has been named the Interim Dean for the College while the search for a new dean advances forward. Respecitvely, Dr. Barb Rau took over as Associate Dean following the retirement of Dr. William Wresch. Read the announcements of Dr. Scott Beyer and Dr. Barb Rau. Congratulations to each on their notable positions as they expand the outstanding work of UW Oshkosh's College of Business!

UW Oshkosh is the 3rd Coolest School!

Sierra came out with the top 10 Coolest Schools. The list is quite impressive, and UW Oshkosh placed third! Check out the full article.

MBA Information Sessions Announced

Fall 2015 MBA Information Sessions will be held in Appleton, Green Bay, Oshkosh, and Stevens Point.

UW Oshkosh will hold MBA Information Sessions for individuals interested in learning more about the MBA Program. Attendees will learn about the Executive and Professional paths to an MBA, program requirements, admission process and overall what it’s like to be part of the UW Oshkosh MBA community. Attendees will have a chance to ask questions and meet with advisors, current students and/or alumni. The Fall 2015 schedule is as follows –

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 – Oshkosh
UW Oshkosh Sage Hall
835 High Avenue, Oshkosh

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 – Green Bay
UWO Green Bay Executive Education Center
433 Main Street, Green Bay

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 – Appleton
UWO Appleton Executive Education Center
2323 E. Capitol Drive, Appleton

Thursday, October 29, 2015 – Stevens Point
Holiday Inn Stevens Point
1001 Amber Avenue, Stevens Point

All Information Sessions are held from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Refreshments and light snacks provided.

If you are unable to make an Information Session but would like more information on the UW Oshkosh MBA Program, call 800-633-1430 or email .

To register for an upcoming session, click here.

Viessmann - UW Oshkosh leadership development program concludes

The third year of the Viessmann - UW Oshkosh Leadership Development Program concluded with a celebration and luncheon on Thursday, July 16.

20 leaders from the Viessmann Group out of five different countries attended a Leadership Development Program at UW Oshkosh. The group was tasked with presenting a final presentation centered around "Smart Globalization: The Viessmann Project." Read more here. 

BGS Names UW Oshkosh College of Business Outstanding Chapter Gold Award

Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society, has named UW Oshkosh College of Business the 2015 Outstanding Gold Chapter. The award recognizes Beta Gamma Sigma collegiate chapter excellence.

The Outstanding Chapter Award is presented at four levels: Gold, Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mention. This is the first time the College of Business has received the Gold award. To be considered for Beta Gamma Sigma’s Outstanding Chapter Award, chapters must complete and return a survey that details their membership acceptance and activities. Only chapters with a membership acceptance rate of 85 percent or greater are eligible for consideration.

“Being selected as the Outstanding Gold Chapter for the first time, out of over 500 member chapters, is a great achievement. We’re very proud that our work is recognized at the national level and all of our members, current and alumni, should be proud to be part of this great honor society,” said College of Business Dean Bill Tallon. 

In addition to securing this prestigious accolade, as a Gold Award recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Chapter Award, the college chapter will also receive a $1500 scholarship from Beta Gamma Sigma to present to one of its outstanding student members.

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). 63 College of Business juniors, seniors, and graduate students, and one College of Business faculty member were inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma on April 10, 2015.

2015 MBA Awards Announced

The UW Oshkosh MBA Program is proud to announce the winners of the Outstanding Graduate Award and Outstanding Faculty Award.

Outstanding Graduate Award

The 2015 Outstanding Graduate Award is for eligible MBA students that graduated in the Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 semesters, or will graduate in Spring 2015. The nomination process allows current MBA students and professors to nominate students, along with self-nominations. The selection criteria is based on those who demonstrate classroom excellence, strong community involvement and are active in advancing their profession. This year, members of the MBA Alumni Advisory Board have chosen two recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Graduate Award. Award winners will be recognized at the 2014/2015 Professional MBA Graduation Celebration.

Mary Frank-Arlt, Fall 2014   Mary Frank-Arlt
Mary works for Integrys Energy Group as a Brand Communications Specialist. Along with earning her MBA, she recently completed the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) training program. Mary is actively involved in the community and has served on several committees for Current, the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce’s young professionals network and is an active member of the E Source Social Media Leaders Group. Her community and volunteer involvement includes the Brown County United Way’s Emerging Leaders Society and UW-Green Bay.
Mary is proud to have excelled in the rigorous finance courses even though she does not work in the financial industry. “I dug into the material and put in the hours to master the concepts. I applied the concepts in my work. The great thing about the program is that you can apply what you learn right away.”
Mary graduated with a 4.0 GPA and plans to use her experience and business acumen gained to expand her responsibilities at Integrys Energy Group.

Joel Hansen, Spring 2015  Joel Hansen
Joel is currently Pomp’s Tire Service, Inc.’s Corporate Controller. Joel’s current and past memberships include the AICPA, WICPA, Current, Green Bay Chamber of Commerce’s young professionals network, and Optimist International. His community and volunteer involvement includes work for the Green Bay Economic Development Authority, UW Green Bay Alumni Association, United Way, and the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce.  

While earning his MBA, Joel is proud he remained active in all aspects of his life. “As a husband and father of two young children, I emphasized family first and did not allow my professional goals to interfere with my foremost responsibilities. As a business professional, I remained dedicated to my craft as a Controller and continuously expanded my leadership role. As a student, I actively participated in all classes with learning as my main objective.”

Joel plans to reach his ambitious career goals by continually learning and expanding his leadership roles in his organization and in the community.

Outstanding Faculty Award  Bruce Niendorf
The 2015 Outstanding Faculty Award is for eligible MBA faculty that have taught in the program in the past 5 years. Those who have received the award in the past 3 years are ineligible. Current MBA students were able to nominate a professor for this prestigious award based on his/her teaching style, academic support and overall excellence teaching online or in the classroom. 

The 2015 Outstanding Faculty Award goes to Bruce Niendorf. He currently teaches Financial Management. Student nominator commented that “Professor Bruce Niendorf provided a very unique perspective on finance that enables one to see and analyze common daily life things from the perspective of theories of finance.” Niendorf received the highest rankings in the areas of class engagement, timely feedback, student respect and real world methodologies.

 Congratulations to all 2015 Award Recipients!

Chancellor's Award for Excellence

Two Business Students who exemplify high academic and leadership qualities as well as a deep commitment to serving others have been announced as recipients of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.

The criteria for this award include academic performance, University-related service and community involvement. Both Angela Dusenberry and Jesse Waldvogel have a strong record of leadership and service throughout campus and the community. They also have have strived to make a difference in the lives of others. Congratulations for earning this amazing achievement!

Angela studies international economics, minors in business and french, is an accounting analyst intern, a committee member of the University Speaker Series, and president of the UW Oshkosh American Red Cross Club.

Jessie is a double major in finance and economics with an emphasis in business analytics. He services as a financial analyst intern, is in the Student-Managed Endowment Fund program, and is a volunteer teacher for Junior Achievement of Wisconsin.

We are so proud. Congratulations once again!

Joseph Mann named FEI "Outstanding Student"

The Finance and Business Law Department has selected Joseph Mann as the Financial Executives Institute (FEI) "Outstanding Student".

Joseph is a senior undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh majoring in Finance.  His hometown is Mount Calvary, WI – a small town on the east side of the state.  Over the past year, he gained interest in investments and valuation after being involved in two courses – Student Managed Endowment Fund and Security Analysis.

In his spare time, Joseph enjoys volunteering, being outdoors, playing and watching sports, and spending time with his family and friends.

Joe is the kind of student that other finance majors should aspire to become. He began his undergraduate studies at MSOE (Milwaukee School of Engineering) but transferred to UW Oshkosh. According to his professors, Joe excels in his classes. He also has done phenomenal in the SMEF program and Steve Huffman, who officially nominated Joe for the award, can attest to that.

Joe has been actively recruited to join the CFA Investment Research Challenge team. The CFA Investment Research Challenge is a competition where student must create an original research report (which is graded by professionals with the CFA designation) for a publicly traded company (this year's company was Rockwell Automation) and then present their results to a panel of judges (who also have the CFA designation).

Joe also was part of this year's CFA Investment Research Challenge team that finished second to a Madison team fielding five graduate students (UW Oshkosh's team fielded five undergraduate students).

Congratulations, Joe!

John Muraski receives Outstanding Faculty Award!

College of Business Professor John Muraski received the 2014 Outstanding Faculty Award for the UW MBA Consortium. John was selected as the outstanding instructor by students who took an online graduate course through the consortium.

The UW MBA Consortium Outstanding Instructor awards have been given for the past three years to recognize faculty who are truly “outstanding” in our online environment. Read more...

Professor Hagen's Publication in the "Journal of Taxation"

Professor Will Hagen is frequently cited for his numerous publications in a variety of prestigious journals. His most recent publication, "The Tax Court's Arbitrary Determination of the Value of Facade Easement Contributions," appears in the October edition of the "Journal of Taxation."

UW Oshkosh College of Business Professor Will Hagen has quite the list of credible citations of his publications! Prestigious schools such as Yale, Harvard, Florida State University to name a few, have cited Dr. Hagen's works. HIs most recent publication, "The Tax Court's Arbitrary Determination of the Value of Facade Easement Contributions," appears in the October edition of the Journal of TaxationThe article is about taxpayers' deduction of donations to charitable organizations and the regulations and procedures involved with those deductions. Read the entire article here.

Is Entrepreneurship Addictive?

Read about College of Business professor Dr. April Spivack's research regarding addictive behaviors of entrepreneurs as cited in the Forbes Magazine article, "Is Entrepreneurship Addictive?"
Is Entrepreneurship Addictive?

Dr. April Spivack

Dr. April Spivack's contribution to a recent report cited in Forbes Magazine states that the life of a committed entrepreneur is similar to that of a "junky" displaying behavior such as sleeplessness, obsession, etc. Click here to read the article with the link to the full report citing Dr. Spivack's research into habitual entrepreneurs.