The World Needs More Business Badgers

The students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the Wisconsin School of Business are generating game-changing ideas and demonstrating leadership where it counts.

Today, private support is crucial to sustaining WSB’s positive impact on the world. With your gift, we can expand our capacity to attract and provide scholarships for the next generation of talented Business Badgers, integrate and scale the best of our learning experiences that prepare our graduates well beyond their first jobs, recruit collaborative, innovative faculty who incorporate leading research into student learning, and reach across disciplines to foster innovation and leaders that will make positive impacts on the world.

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Alumni Involvement Enhances the Student Experience

Gifts from alumni and friends enable students to take part in unique courses, organizations, and opportunities to enhance their career. Your support helps us build an integrated educational experience that will stay with our Business Badgers well beyond their first jobs.

Giving Initiatives

Our priority funds are crucial to embracing the educational innovation, technology, and applied learning techniques that will catapult Business Badgers into the business world of tomorrow. From collaborative learning classrooms to start-up competitions, our giving initiatives help enhance the student experience in direct and dynamic ways.

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WSB Fund

The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) Fund provides flexible, unrestricted capital that allows us to invest in the highest priority areas, ensuring we remain competitive and provide an unparalleled student experience. Gifts to the WSB Fund create life-changing experiences for our students that foster creativity and leadership, including applied learning projects, distinguished lecture series, global trips, case competitions, and The Compass Program™. Gifts of all sizes are welcomed to grow this foundational resource, including estate commitments.

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Innovation Fund

The Innovation Fund provides seed investments that spur educational innovation at WSB. Launched in 2011, the Innovation Fund allows us to embrace and refine ongoing advances in flexible learning spaces and new technologies. As we launch our second phase, we look to build on our success by focusing on scaling and integrating our pilot innovations throughout the curricular and co-curricular components of the learning experience with a particular focus on flexible learning environments and applied learning experiences.

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Learning Commons

To facilitate and foster transformational learning for our students, we are remodeling our current library to create an integrated, three-floor “Learning Commons” that will act as a vibrant center for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to engage with one another. Features of the Learning Commons include a Finance and Analytics Lab, five collaborative learning classrooms, and quiet spaces for individual studying and collaborative group work.

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Entrepreneurship Forward Fund

WSB is a critical partner in training and supporting individuals to solve complex societal challenges, address market needs, and pursue their entrepreneurial ambitions through the creation and growth of organizations. Gifts to the Entrepreneurship Forward Fund help enhance our research, grow and sustain our programs to inspire, equip, and connect students to achieve their entrepreneurial ambitions, and foster the engagement of the entrepreneurial community.

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Planned Giving

Planned and deferred giving supports the future success of WSB, ensuring that the School thrives and delivers programs that will position us as one of the best business schools in the world for years to come. The School greatly benefits from planned gifts such as bequests, real estate, life income gifts, and privately held business interests. Planned gift options support the institution while meeting both personal and financial needs.

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Named Scholarships

Scholarships are critical to attracting the most highly qualified students from all backgrounds and ensuring that those students, regardless of financial ability, can attend WSB. Scholarships can alleviate reliance on loans, encouraging graduates to make career choices based on their desired impact on the world rather than on debt repayment, opening doors to pursue entrepreneurial ambitions or work in the social sector. Named scholarship opportunities exist in both endowed and expendable structures.

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Together Forward

With your support, we can educate and inspire the Business Badgers of tomorrow, preparing them to lead our industries, organizations, and communities for the next 167 years.

INVEST

in the next generation of business and community leaders

CULTIVATE

a community dedicated to research, learning, and innovation

STRENGTHEN

the positive impact of Business Badgers around the world