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Insurance & Risk Management Program is making a dent!

Starting in 2008, Dr. Scott Beyer spearheaded the Center for Insurance & Risk Management (The Center) as a way to educate and prepare students for the loss of more than 50% of the insurance industry workforce by the year 2030. The Center has grown to date and helps fuel the next generation of insurance industry specialists.

With support from SECURA, Jeweler's Mutual, Society Insurance, Thrivent, Sentry Insurance and Church Mutual, The Center for Insurance and Risk Management receives financial and advisory support to make Oshkosh a leader in preparing students for the projected employment gap within the next 15 years. A special thank you to Insight B2B for publishing the article "Insuring The Future." (Click to read the article)

UW Oshkosh MBA Program Named a Best Online Business Graduate Program in 2015

US News & World Report has ranked the UW Oshkosh MBA Program #84 in their list of the Best Online Graduate Business Programs in 2015.

US News & World Report has ranked the UW Oshkosh MBA Program #84 in their list of the Best Online Graduate Business Programs in 2015. This ranking is based on student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, and admissions selectivity. UW Oshkosh was the second highest ranked online MBA program in Wisconsin. The UW Oshkosh MBA Program was also recognized for being accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The UW Oshkosh MBA Program is the only university in Northeast and Central Wisconsin operating at this caliber and adhering to these high accreditation standards.

Learn how U.S. News & World Report computed its online master’s in business degree rankings.

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. 


Congratulations, Distinguished Alumni!

Three alumni were recognized on Friday, October 17 during an awards luncheon at the new Alumni Welcome and Conference Center. Corey Vanderpoel was awarded Distinguished Young Alumnus, Holly Brenner was recognized as Distinguished Alumnus and Rollie Stephenson was honored with Distinguished Honorary Alumnus.

On Friday, October 17, three UW Oshkosh alumni were recognized by the College of Business for their professional accomplishments and commitment to the college. The annual event began with a welcome and introduction by the Director of Alumni Relations, Dave Krause. The attendees enjoyed a plated lunch followed by a College of Business update given by Dean William J. Tallon. The Distinguished Young Alumnus Award was presented by Jordan Rhodes, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Jordan gave a brief summary and introduced the recipient, Corey Vanderpoel, Managing Director of Schenck M&A Solutions. Corey is a 1999 graduate in Management Information Systems with a Finance emphasis. Tim Greinert, President of the United Way, presented the Distinguished Honorary Alumnus Award to Holly Brenner, Vice President of Strategic Development & Marketing at Agnesian HealthCare. Holly received a BBA in Marketing and HR in 1999, and an MBA in 2011. Dean William Tallon was pleased to present the Distinguished Honorary Alumnus Award to Rollie Stephenson, Founder and CEO of Faith Technologies. Rollie serves on the Business Advisory Council for UW Oshkosh College of Business, and has been a significant supporter of the College of Business.

Congratulations to all three recipients!

AeroInnovate Takes Off

AeroInnovate, UW Oshkosh Business Success Center's unique aviation and aerospace networking consulting enterprise, takes off with a prestigious award for Leadership & Collaboration!

AeroInnovate, UW Oshkosh Business Success Center's unique aviation and aerospace networking consulting enterprise, has won first place for Leadership & Collaboration at the national University Economic Development Association summit. Meridith Jaeger, founder of AeroInnovate, was present to receive the award. Read more!

UWO Alta Resources CEI Wins Global "Emerging Entrepreneurship Center" Award

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Alta Resources Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) has been named recipient of the 2014 “Emerging Center Award” from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC).
UWO Alta Resources CEI Wins Global "Emerging Entrepreneurship Center" Award

GCEC Award

The Alta Resources CEI earned this prestigious award during the GCEC Conference 2014 in London, United Kingdom. Colleen Merrill, the executive director of the Alta Resources CEI and the director of the Small Business Development Center at UW Oshkosh, was in London to receive the award on behalf of the center. The center is beginning its second year with the new director, Jordan Rhodes leading the way and expecting a year of major growth!

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UW Oshkosh Insurance Minor Complementary to Insurance Industry

UW Oshkosh Insurance Minor will provide students ready to work in the insurance industry. There are over 250 life, health and property casualty organizations headquartered in Wisconsin. Students graduating with an Insurance minor from UW Oshkosh can fill the roles of the many anticipated retiring employees in the insurance industry.

With a growing workforce in the state of Wisconsin, the Insurance industry will be replacing over 400,000 employees by the year 2020. UW Oshkosh students graduating with a minor in Insurance and Risk Management will have an advantage over any other graduate due to the experience and licensure they will acquire upon graduation. The state is the fourth in the nation for the number of insurance companies with over 250 life, health and property casualty organizations headquartered in Wisconsin! "More people work in insurance and financial services in Wisconsin than in the dairy industry or agriculture," said Scott Beyer, director of the insurance program at UW Oshkosh. Read more here