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Individualized Support from a First-Rate Faculty

Faculty members at the Wisconsin School of Business are known for the caliber of their teaching. Feedback provided by MBA students in internal surveys consistently ranks student satisfaction with the classroom experience at more than 90 percent.

Due to the relatively small size of each MBA class, students enjoy one-on-one interaction with faculty members, both individually and while working on team projects. Faculty members—particularly those in your area of specialization—often become part of your lifelong network.

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Faculty members contribute to real-world business matters at the highest levels, and they bring these outside experiences to the classroom. Industry leaders and government policymakers seek out our faculty members, who serve as board members, expert witnesses, government appointees, and consultants to leading companies. In addition, faculty play an important role in expanding knowledge in their fields by conducting groundbreaking research and publishing in top academic journals.

The Wisconsin School of Business also hosts several visiting scholars each year. These visiting scholars offer new perspectives that amplify and integrate with the MBA curriculum.

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Hear from Our Faculty Members

“Consistent with my teaching philosophy, Leading and Working in Teams is a highly interactive course, loaded with practical activities, simulations, cases, and discussions. “Knowing” is emphasized through the research foundation in the class, and “doing” is emphasized through experiential activities. The experiential exercises place students in realistic simulations and require them to live the concepts they read about in the textbook. Students tell me they remember the experiential activities long after the class ends.”

—Maria Triana
Associate Professor
Management and Human Resources

“Economics is a foundation of business, and it offers powerful and elegant insights to understanding business issues. At the Wisconsin School of Business, students don’t just learn important economics principles, though—they “own” them by practicing these principles and experiencing them in a variety of experiential exercises that enhance and deepen understanding.”

—Donald Hausch
Professor
Operations and Information Management

“To the extent possible, I allow the students to take ownership of the classroom. In part, I do that by drawing on the students’ own experiences. Often, they have direct and relevant experience that can be brought into the classroom. For example, some students have been involved in the design and implementation of customer satisfaction programs, and they can speak to the issues and challenges. It would be a shame to not utilize these experiences, and I do my best to draw them out.”

—Jan Heide
Professor
Marketing

“One of the things I’ve found particularly enjoyable about teaching the core Operations Management class is how students from different career specializations bring their own unique perspectives to the material. There’s much more variety in the examples they provide and the questions they raise than I’ve encountered teaching in other MBA programs. As a result, I think that Wisconsin's specialized MBA program gives students a much richer understanding of even the core business disciplines.”

—Gregory DeCroix
Professor
Operations and Information Management

“The concepts and the techniques we cover in Introduction to Financial Management have a direct effect on our lives on a daily basis. It is gratifying to convey that knowledge to students, knowing that they will always benefit from it. And when the students’ backgrounds are so varied, as they are in our core MBA classes, the whole process of teaching and learning reaches a higher level.”

—Bulent Paker
Clinical Professor
Finance

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