The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business offers graduate students a “variety of classes” in a “convenient location.” Students have “variety and flexibility” in choosing a part-time or full-time program. The MBA degree can be completed at the main campus in Milwaukee. The Lubar School’s campus is located on Milwaukee’s lovely east side, a few blocks from Lake Michigan. Classes generally take place in the evening, with the exception of a few courses scheduled on Saturdays or in a hybrid online format. Students in the Executive MBA program will meet over a 17month period on alternating Fridays and Saturdays for a series of five 10-week sessions. The graduate programs at Lubar do “an excellent job to prepare the business leaders and managers of tomorrow.” Besides the core courses in management, students may also pursue an elective in cost management and ERP, e-business, entrepreneurship, financial strategy, global strategy, HR management, IT management, innovation management, investment management, leadership, manufacturing and service operations, managing change, health care management, supply chain management, marketing, or nonprofit management. The programs on the whole offer concrete “academic challenges.” There is also a “good business community in Milwaukee” that students are able to take advantage of both during the program and after graduation. Faculty at UWM consists of “strong professors with a business aptitude.” They “do a great job in lecture explaining the material.” One student comments about undergraduate teachers at a different university who “were intelligent about the subject matter, but could not teach at all.” However, this same student avows, “The teachers at UW-Milwaukee really know how to teach.” Having professors with direct experience of the business topics that they teach is deemed important to many students. “Most of the professors have been in the business world so they are able to provide practical examples during discussions.” It was also noted that there are “some exceptional professors, dedicated to student learning and outcomes.” When asked about their school, UWM students “have nothing but good things to say about the administration, professors and [their] overall experience.” Of course, there is always room for improvement. There were some suggestions regarding class offerings such as the addition of “online classes.” Another student would like to see “more school spirit” on campus, especially at sporting events where it seems to be lacking.
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