The latest news, events, speakers, and the impact of national and international news on the financial world from the Nicholas Center.

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Melanie McEwen

Melanie McEwen (2016 alumna ) interview by Update Magazine

February 15, 2021

The Wisconsin School of Business asked five alumni of color, “How has your racial identity impacted your career? One of the five alumni is Corporate Finance & Investment Banking grad Melanie McEwen (MBA ’16) Melanie …


Bridging the info gap between Wall Street and Main Street as the Reddit frenzy continues

February 15, 2021

James Kardatzke, alumnus of the CFIB Analyst Development Program in the MBA Finance specialization and Co-Founder of Quiver Quantitative talks with BNN Bloomberg about his company and bridging the gap with Wall Street and Main …

Real World Consulting Experience

November 18, 2020

What do best-in-class consulting experiences look like for Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance & Investment Banking MBA students? Fall 2020 consulting projects: 1. Analyzing the Future of Retail for Innosight 2. Developing restructuring analysis and …

Fiserv's Treasurer Shares $22b Acquisition Deal

November 16, 2020

Russ Kohl, Treasurer of Fiserv, spoke at the most recent Nicholas Center Speaker Series this past Friday about Fiserv’s 2019 $22 billion acquisition of FirstData. Hearing an insider’s perspective of a major M&A deal was …

Keaton Nankivil Received Jerred Service Award

May 22, 2020

Keaton Nankivil received the Jerred Service Award for his service activities while pursuing his MBA in Finance and maintaining a GPA of 3.75 or higher. Keaton’s contributions are noteworthy for the outreach work he has …

MBA Student Terry Brimley Plans to Give Back

April 23, 2020

Terry Brimley 2020 MBA student,will graduate in May and intends to draw on his varied experience and education to build a career that positions him to give back to the community. The Nicholas Center wishes …

NIBC Wrap Up

March 20, 2020

Earlier this month, three of my classmates and I had the opportunity to represent the Nicholas Center and the Wisconsin MBA Program in the final round of the National Investment Banking Competition (NIBC) in Vancouver. …

Cryptocurrency Video Available

March 5, 2020

In the fall, Wisconsin Public Television filmed Brad Chandler’s presentation on Cryptocurrencies in front of a live audience at the Fluno Center. This video can now be viewed through University Place, a website that turns …

Applied Learning - Mergers and Acquisitions with S.C. Johnson

March 2, 2020

Senior executives from SC Johnson; Kristi Peterson (Nicholas Center Board Member), Chris Peery and Jon Ferch, gave a talk to our students about how SC Johnson thinks about mergers and acquisitions (M&A).  They provided excellent …

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