With 4,600 students enrolled, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s College of Business and Economics is more than just a place to study business – it is a well-connected network and a thriving community. As Wisconsin’s largest business school, the college is proudly AACSB-accredited, comprehensive and affordable.
Internships, national competitions and more
A strong focus on applied learning means students are actively engaged with internships and activities such as national student competitions. This holds true across all of the business school’s programmes, ranging from undergraduate majors to the AACSB-accredited Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA – one of six of its kind in the US). A strong alumni network further exposes the College of Business and Economics students to opportunities both before and after graduation.
Excellence in distance education
International students interested in shorter programmes may be attracted to the certificates or online course offerings. “We have basically every business programme you could want here,” notes Dean, John Chenoweth. More unique options include the online Master’s of Science in Environmental Safety and Health programme, as well as MBA specialisations in Supply Chain Management or Data Analytics, among many others.
UW-Whitewater’s standing amidst the best online MBA programmes in the USA reflects ongoing efforts to offer exceptional learning from high quality, full-time faculty with access to the latest technology. With an excellent performance record since the programme’s launch in 1998, the college has not only helped pioneer graduate-level distance learning but has also helped perfect the delivery of rigorous curriculum in a fully online format.
The importance of accreditation
In addition to independent rankings and awards, prospective MBA students considering an online programme should investigate accreditation, which is a critical measure of quality. UW-Whitewater’s online MBA is accredited by AACSB International is the most rigorous accrediting standard globally.
Associate Dean, Paul Ambrose, PhD, stressed: “AACSB International accreditation is the only accreditation that matters for business schools. Currently, less than 5% of business schools worldwide are AACSB accredited.”
From its base at Hyland Hall, the College of Business and Economics hopes to extend this thriving network to European partners interested in student exchange agreements. UW-Whitewater encourages students to study abroad and strives to bring international perspectives into the classroom. “We want to increase the international experience of all our students,” states Chenoweth.Online learning