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EMBA team building activities.The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is expanding its educational footprint in the New North region with the opening of an Executive Education Center in Appleton Oct. 17.

The Executive Education Center, located at 2323 E. Capitol Drive in Appleton, was established to coincide with the recent launch of the Executive MBA path at UW Oshkosh. The Executive MBA path is aimed at transforming the way master’s level business education is delivered to MBA students.

The program path is geared toward mid- to senior-level business executives and was designed by UW Oshkosh faculty and partners for executives and emerging business leaders — those with at least eight years of professional work experience and at least five years of leadership experience.

“The Executive MBA path is an exciting addition to the College of Business,” said Kathy Hagens, MBA program director at UW Oshkosh. “It complements the current Professional MBA program path, providing seasoned business leaders with an opportunity to collaborate with colleagues who share similar business challenges.”

The first cohort of students — made up of students from throughout Wisconsin — began the Executive MBA path at UW Oshkosh Sept. 4 with a rigorous four-day immersion.

Check out photos from the class’ first days in the program…

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“After only a few weeks in the Executive MBA program path, I was able to apply what I recently learned to my corporate semi-annual strategic planning session at work,” said Charles Garris III, vice president of product development, engineering and technical services for CMD Corporation. “Both the CEO and CFO were discussing financial subtleties, which for the first time ever, I was able to understand and contribute.”

The Executive MBA path is a 16-month learning experience that continues with Saturday classes, aimed at the working business professional.  Once opened, all Executive MBA courses will be offered at the Executive Education Center.

Beyond Executive MBA weekend classes, the Appleton Executive Education Center will host additional UW Oshkosh activities, groups and functions; the Center will also serve as a resource for local businesses.


Grand Opening event

The grand opening of the UW Oshkosh Executive Education Center will be held Thursday, Oct. 17 with a formal welcome by Chancellor Richard Wells, UW Oshkosh College of Business Dean Bill Tallon, Hagens and Executive Vice President of the Fox Cities Chamber Melody Lane Buller at 4:30 p.m. An open house will follow from 5 until 7 p.m.

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