The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Business wrapped up another successful semester with the Saturday, May 12, 2012, University commencement ceremony. The COB graduated a record number of students — 263 undergraduate and 38 graduate students. With an accumulation of classroom and professional experience, these students will take their degree and enter the workforce with an advantage over their peers.

 

 

Graduation Statistics*:

38 completed their MBA degree
81 completed a marketing major
48 completed an accounting major
38 completed an human resource management major
60 completed finance a major
34 completed an economics major
46 completed a supply chain and operations management major
22 completed a management information systems major
7 students completed a minor in insurance and financial planning
6 students completed global business minors

There were many new and exciting changes in the College of Business this semester, including changes to the curriculum. The College added a new sustainability minor and partnered with other departments and disciplines on campus to create a new major, Interactive Web Management. This is the first new major offered in the COB in 30 years.

The spring semester was also a time of great student growth and leadership development outside the classroom with a variety of networking events and traveling. Over $28,000 was awarded to College of Business students at the annual Undergrad Honors and Awards Luncheon. The Luncheon was also a time to recognize six COB students who received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and to honor two outstanding College of Business alumni.

The Beta Gamma Sigma chapter inducted 45 members in the International Honor Society. Two College of Business students were recognized by the Milwaukee chapter of Financial Executives International for their academic achievement and community involvement, and in March, the UW Oshkosh chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management traveled to North Charleston, SC, to learn leadership skills as they volunteered in one of the most dangerous cities in the United States.

A variety of new events brought both alumni and business professionals together throughout the semester. The International Business Club hosted the second annual Global Careers Day with immense success. Another very successful networking event was the Insurance Networking Social, which brought more than 20 insurance executives working in the Fox Valley to campus to meet and network with students in the Insurance and Risk Management minor.

In May, the University hosted the Oshkosh Chamber After-Hours event in Sage Hall, which brought Fox Valley business professionals together for an evening of networking. Also in May, the College hosted a simulcast of Chick-fil-A Leadercast, bringing local business leaders together to view a live stream of the major leadership conference in Atlanta, GA. The Business Alumni Dean’s Event marked the final event of the semester, a networking event that brought COB alumni back to campus to not only reconnect with faculty, staff and fellow students, but to check out the new Sage Hall.

*All data is unofficial at this time awaiting official grade data.