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UW Oshkosh MBA Student and Alumnus receive Future 15 Award

The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce awarded 15 young professionals in the Fox Cities a “Future 15” award. All recipients were recognized on Thursday, Jan. 24 at the Pulse - 2014 Future 15 Young Professional Awards Ceremony. According to the Fox Cities Chamber, the award recipients were chosen based on their dedication, strong sense of vision for the Fox Cities, and understanding of the importance of volunteering and giving back.

Two of this year’s recipients are linked to the UW Oshkosh MBA Program. 

Todd Healy, Business Banking Relationship Manager of BMO Harris Bank is a 2011 Oshkosh MBA graduate. In Todd’s video interview, he credited an MBA personal and professional development class that helped him set his career goals, of which he’s achieved his short-term goals to-date. 

Alison Schmidt, Marketing Manager for U.S. Venture is a current student in our inaugural Executive MBA program. Abbey Kruse, Executive MBA Advisor attended last night’s awards ceremony to support Alison. Abbey reflected on the experience, “I feel extremely proud and happy for Alison to be recognized as a Future 15. She has been a delight to have as part of our Executive MBA program and is a great role model, both inside the classroom and the community. I have no doubt that Alison will continue to be a strong leader and advocate for our region.”

Congratulations to all of the 2014 Future 15 Award Recipients! 

Click here to see this year’s Future 15. Check out the Pulse Young Professionals Network Facebook page to see their video interviews.

UW Oshkosh MBA Program Named a Best Online Business Graduate Program in 2014

US News & World Report has ranked the UW Oshkosh MBA Program #64 in their list of the Best Online Graduate Business Programs in 2014. This ranking is based on student engagement, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology. 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. Kathy Hagens, MBA Program Director reflects on this achievement, "We are extremely pleased and honored to be recognized for our online program. This ranking reflects the commitment by our students, faculty, instructional designers and staff who continually raise the bar in making the educational experience engaging and a quality program. And it affirms our diligence in maintaining our AACSB accreditation, our reputation for excellence, and faculty with strong teaching credentials."

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

Just Announced: Executive MBA 2014-2015 International Trip

Learn more about the Executive 2014-2015 International Trip that will be in Beijing, China and Seoul, South Korea.
Just Announced: Executive MBA 2014-2015 International Trip

Image of the Tiananmen Square and the Cheonggyecheon Stream

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.

2014 MBA Awards Announced

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

Outstanding Graduate Award

The 2014 Outstanding Graduate Award is for eligible MBA students that graduated in the Summer 2013 and Fall 2013 semesters, or will graduate in Spring 2014. 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 2014 Outstanding Graduate Award. 

Stacy Clark, Fall 2013
Stacy is currently a Project Manager for Oshkosh Corporation. Along with earning her MBA, she recently became a Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM) and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She is also a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). Stacy’s long-term career goal is to start an event planning business that focuses on fundraising events for families facing financial hardship due to medical expenses. Stacy graduated with a GPA of 3.786 and was nominated by her fellow student, Dilnoza Jumaeva. 

Nathan Edward Taylor, Fall 2013

Nathan works for Bemis Corporation as a Product Development Engineer. Nathan is actively involved within the community and volunteers for Boy Scouts of America and is a Sunday school teacher. He also participates in community outreach programs. Nathan hopes to broaden his career by expanding into areas outside of research and development. He is especially interested in strategic marketing and sales management. Nathan graduated with a 3.936 GPA and was nominated by Professor Ben Arbaugh. 

Outstanding Faculty Award
The 2014 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 2014 Outstanding Faculty Award goes to B.S. Sridhar, known by students and colleagues as “Sridhar”. He currently teaches Strategic Management, International Business and Organizational Leadership and Change. Sridhar was nominated by current MBA student and graduate assistant, Dilnoza Jumaeva. See Sridhar’s professional bio here. 

The following MBA faculty were also nominated for the 2014 Award:

     ·         Gary Adams
     ·         Aliosha Alexandrov
     ·         Bruce Niendorf
     ·         Don Simons
     ·         Peter Westort

MBA Scholarship Award
The MBA Scholarship Fund was established by the Alumni Advisory Board for current MBA students who have financial need and excel in the classroom. Scholarship funds have traditionally been raised through fundraising initiatives done by the MBA Program Office, with the support of alumni and students. 

This year, a $500 scholarship is awarded to Carolyn Mieliulis. Carolyn is an independent contractor and full-time MBA student. Carolyn has a current GPA of 3.37. We’re proud to help Carolyn continue her education and reach her career goals.

This year’s award selection subcommittee consisted of the following Alumni Advisory Board members; John Carrier, Scott Kurilla, Michael Patton and Sherrill Revolinski. All 2014 Award Recipients will be recognized at the 2014 Professional MBA Graduation Celebration on Friday, May 16 at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel in Oshkosh.

 Congratulations to all 2014 Award Recipients!

2013/14 MBA Beta Gamma Sigma Recipients

Congratulations to the 2013/14 MBA graduates being inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma!

Gamal Abdel-Azim
Elizabeth Bradley
Kelly Cavanaugh
Gregg Garvey
Anita Gilgenbach
Nuno Gomes
Anthony Hess
Jamie Hess
Teela Koski
Kristine Louden
David Pauly
Nathan Taylor
Katherine Kramer-Thanos
Janel Thoune
Matthew Thiel
John Timmer
Brent Young

Induction will take place at the BGS Ceremony on April 4th and MBA inductees will be recognized at the Graduation Celebration on May 16th.

Beta Gamma Sigma is the national honor society for AACSB-accredited Schools/Colleges of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest scholastic honor a graduate student in business can earn. Graduate students in the top twenty percent of their graduating class (Summer, Fall, and Spring) are eligible for membership.