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 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 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
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!
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.
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Executive MBA 2014-2015 International Trip
The Executive MBA is excited to announce the 2014-2015 cohort International Trip will be in Beijing, China and Seoul, South Korea. This trip will consist of sight-seeing, networking and visits with growing businesses. Join us for a business, political, environmental and cultural immersion you will not forget.
Why Beijing and Seoul? Beijing's economy is growing at a rapid speed. Studies predict that by 2020, Beijing will be one of the largest city economies in the world. Similarly, Seoul's economy is booming. Seoul recorded its fastest economic growth in the past three years. Trade and increase investments in machinery continue to benefit Seoul's economy. Traveling to Seoul and Beijing provides cultural experiences that are unforgettable. Beijing has the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Seoul has Gyeongbokgung Palace, the Cheonggyecheon Stream and the N Seoul Tower. These are some of the historical sites that we plan to visit while on our trip.
The trip will begin in Seoul and end in Beijing. In each city, you will visit growing businesses and learn about their successes and network with respected professionals. You will also visit historic landmarks and eat at local and cultural-inspired restaurants that each city has to offer.