New degrees, new investments in online learning, new approaches to helping industry address challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic—these are just a few of the milestones that shaped 2020 for the Wisconsin School of Business.
Here’s a look at some of our top stories of the year based on readership.
- Investments in Online Learning Boost Quality, Student Experience
With a focus on providing premium online learning experiences, WSB is leveraging innovative technology, enhancing the student experience, and guiding instructors’ approach to course design.
- Photos: Behind the Scenes at Grainger Hall During COVID-19
For a core group of WSB employees, there is no such thing as working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff photographer Paul L. Newby II goes behind-the-scenes to show us how these dedicated employees are keeping Grainger Hall clean and safe.
- Growing a Graduate Portfolio Fit for the Future
When it comes to advancing one’s skills, today’s professionals have more options than ever. How do the world’s top universities fit into the constantly evolving future? WSB responds to a changing market, increasing access, and furthering career readiness.
- Inside Entrepreneurship: Wisconsin School of Business Leads in Research and Startup Support
WSB provides the resources, education, and research to help young entrepreneurs succeed. “I like to think that the Wisconsin spirit is synonymous with the entrepreneurial spirit,” says Dean Vallabh Sambamurthy.
- WSB Announces New Undergraduate Major in Supply Chain Management
Effective in the 2020-21 academic year, WSB will offer a new undergraduate major in supply chain management, enhancing the School’s existing portfolio of programs in this field.
- WSB Announces Innovative and Flexible Professional MBA Program
Delivered in a blended format, WSB’s part-time professional MBA degree offers a new way to pursue graduate business education.
- PPE and COVID-19: WSB Faculty Share Expertise, Collaborate on Solutions
The shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic has elevated supply chain to a global discussion. WSB’s Greg DeCroix and Pete Lukszys explain how supply chains function and share PPE-related projects they are working on during COVID-19.
- Always a Badger: Late WSB Student Charlie Burton Awarded Posthumous Degree
Charlie Burton, a beloved WSB student who passed away in December 2019 after an eight-year battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma, was awarded a posthumous Bachelor of Business Administration degree in May 2020.
- Three Ways Managers Can Support Their Employees During COVID-19
How can managers keep moving their teams forward during the COVID-19 pandemic? Jirs Meuris, assistant professor of management and human resources, shares three ways managers can best support employees in these uncertain times.
- Challenges in Supply Chain Management
Grainger Center director Jake Dean discusses the global nature of supply chain management, innovation, COVID-19, and the biggest challenge facing supply chain managers in the next 5-10 years.