College of Business and Management

The College of Business and Management at Cardinal Stritch University prepares business leaders for the 21st century.

The College of Business and Management has long been a pioneer in high quality and innovative business education. In 1982, Programs in Management for Adults, the forerunner to the present college, was established for working adults wanting to return to school. By 1987, the former Programs in Management for Adults had regional offices in Madison and in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

Today, the college provides comprehensive programs that lead to undergraduate and master's degrees, both in a traditional, daytime format, evening accelerated format, as well as online. Our evening programs meet one night a week in convenient locations for working adults.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) accredits the college’s programs affirming the University’s commitment to continuous academic quality improvement through its rigorous affirmation process. This accreditation means that Stritch faculty come to the classroom with real-world experience, programs reflect current realities and skills required in the business world, and student support services reflect the latest strategies to ensure success in the program.


We're in the Business of Making a Difference

In the College of Business and Management, you will experience: Innovative academic study grounded in a quality student experience for both daytime and evening, non-traditional learners. Evening classes that meet one night a week. High-quality instructors with real-world experience in the subjects they teach. We are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the leading specialized accreditation association for business education that supports, celebrates, and rewards teaching excellence. 


Learn to Solve Real-World Problems

The key to success in today's business world is mastering global and cultural understanding while knowing how to manage complex change. Graduates of the College of Business and Management are prepared to step into the 21st century workforce with the skills necessary to compete at every level. The curriculum is innovative in both approach and content. Students acquire invaluable cross-cultural and critical thinking abilities for our global world.


 

ACBSP Accreditation

ACBSP is the leading specialized accreditation association for business education that supports, celebrates, and rewards teaching excellence. The association embraces teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn how to learn. ACBSP also acknowledges the importance of scholarly research and inquiry and believes that such activities facilitate improved teaching.

Accreditation by the ACBSP affirms our commitment to continuous academic quality improvement through its rigorous affirmation process. Among other qualities, ACBSP accreditation means that our faculty come to the classroom with real-world experience, programs reflect current realities and skills required in the business world, and student support services reflect the latest support strategies to ensure success in these programs:
 
There are approximately 2,900 institutions of higher education that have business administration, finance, management, and marketing. Many institutions also have specialized areas of study such as human resource management, management information systems, and public administration that are part of a business academic unit and considered to be business-related curricula. Learn more about the ACBSP.

Student Outcomes

Cardinal Stritch University and the College of Business and Management are dedicated to a culture of continuous improvement. Continued improvement of teaching, learning and service create a solid student experience and strong student outcomes.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accredits the College of Business and Management and they ask member institutions to publicly post information about student outcomes for the programs covered by accreditation. Here are some indicators we consider important.
 

  • Student learning outcomes as measured by the Common Professional Components (CPC) of a business degree, such as economics, accounting, finance and marketing. Each year we measure student performance using a national CPC-based Comprehensive exam and compare the progress of our students with students enrolled at other ACBSP accredited institutions.
  • Retention and Graduation Rates of students enrolled in our business programs.
  • Alumni satisfaction, employment status of graduates and percentage receiving promotion, new job opportunities and salary increases.


Student learning outcomes as measured by the Common Professional Components (CPC) of a business degree, such as economics, accounting, finance and marketing. Each year we measure student performance using a national CPC-based Comprehensive exam and compare the progress of our students with students enrolled at other ACBSP accredited institutions. Cardinal Stritch University also tracks student retention and graduation rates for all students enrolled in our programs. Alumni in and employment related data is also an important resource for both students and the University and is captured on an annual basis in the First Year Destination Survey which is will soon be available on the University website at First Year Destination Survey

The College of Business and Management’s Bachelor of Science programs in Business Administration, Management, Strategic Management of Information Systems, and Human Services Management, and the Master of Business Administration and Master of Management, are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The College of Business and Management’s recent academic reorganization aligned all traditional and non-traditional business degrees offered at Stritch under the auspices of the College. As a result, the College is working with ACBSP to expand accreditation to all degree programs offered. The following programs are not currently ACBSP accredited: AS in Business (Accelerated: College of Business and Management); BA in Accounting (Semester/Traditional: College of Business and Management); BA in Business (Semester/Traditional: College of Business and Management); BA in International Business (Semester/Traditional: College of Business and Management); BS in Marketing (Semester/Traditional: College of Business and Management) and BS in Hospitality Management (Accelerated: College of Business and Management).

CBM Program Learning Outcomes
CPC Graduate Outcomes
CPC Undergraduate Outcomes

Business Advisory Board

Overview:

The Cardinal Stritch University College of Business and Management Advisory Board plays a vital role in the current and future life of the College. Board members not only provide counsel and connections for the College of Business and Management Dean, but they are also challenged to invest in Cardinal Stritch University’s learning community through personal engagement with students, faculty and alumni. The College Of Business and Management board members are advocates and exemplars of the College’s mission and vision and are committed to the idea that members of the business community can and should be leaders who value people, profit and planet.


Purpose:

The overarching purpose of the College Of Business and Management Advisory Board is to serve as a resource to the College Of Business and Management Dean in determining the strategic direction of the College. Further, board members are charged with supporting the Dean in creating and sustaining business programs that are rigorous, innovative and responsive to student and employer needs, as well as to local and global market and hiring trends. One specific area of interest for Advisory Board is to determine pathways to grow community-campus partnerships.


College Mission:

To prepare adaptive business leaders for the 21st Century shaped by a Franciscan moral worldview who balance people, planet and profit in service to a greater good. Our graduates use their innovative, global, cross-cultural, collaborative, and critical thinking abilities to advance corporate social responsibility and sustainability.


College Vision:

To become the best choice business school in the Midwest, known for innovative best practices, where the student experience forms the basis for all decision-making.


Advisory Board Members:

  • Doug Biggs - VP, Sales and Marketing, Gilman USA
  • Cheryl Biro - Director, Organizational Development, Harley Davidson
  • Richard Busalacchi - Dean, School of Business/Media & Creative Arts and Workforce Solutions, Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Ishmael "Ish" Cardenas - Regional Manager, Prudential Financial
  • Jill E. Fox - VP, Human Capital Business Partner, Baird
  • Dr. Eve Hall - CEO/President, African American Chamber of Commerce
  • Raymone Jackson - Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Northwestern Mutual
  • Ray Koukari, Jr. - Dean, Campus Affairs Racine Campus, Gateway Technical College
  • Bryan Ott - Produce Manager, Claim Legal and Specialized Services, The Travelers Companies
  • Jeffrey M. Speller - Operations Director, Boyle Fredrickson Intellectual Law

Engaging Business to Engage the Campus

The Executives in Residence (EIR) initiative within Cardinal Stritch University’s College of Business and Management invites innovative and adaptive business leaders to inform and influence how teaching and learning takes place on campus.  The College seeks socially responsible executives who are excited to share their expertise with students, faculty and university leaders and who can effectively highlight the current needs and trends within the local and global business communities.  More pointedly, the Stritch EIR initiative is committed to “engaging business to engage the campus.”  The rationale and approach for the initiative is summarized below.
 

Why was the Stritch EIR initiative created?

  • To enable students and faculty to learn from the expertise of business executives
  • To strengthen the relationship between Stritch and the business community
  • To expose the campus community to business leaders who successfully embrace people, planet and profit in service to the greater good.
  • To stay current with business trends, perspectives, and approaches


What kinds of activities are Stritch EIR participants involved in during their tenure?*

  • Teaching: Guest lecture or facilitate workshops for undergraduates and graduate students on topics that fit with the executive’s expertise.
  • Curriculum Enhancement: Meet with faculty to review syllabi and suggest ways to make the content more relevant, current and dynamic.
  • Executive Advising: Meet with the Dean’s Council and Advisory Board to highlight the current needs of the business community and ways in which the College can effectively respond.
  • Academic Research: Provide context and practical considerations for faculty research.
  • Alumni Relations: Speak with Stritch alumni about current trends in the executive’s area of expertise and highlight the resources needed for the College to be responsive to those trends.
  • EIR Forum: Provide a lecture, lead a roundtable discussion and/or engage in some other high profile event that brings together the campus community to learn from the executive’s experience and knowledge.


* Note: Executives and the College Dean decide together which activities from the above options will be pursued.


Previous Executives in Resident

Beverly Greenberg has spent over 40 years dedicating herself to improving her community in the areas of corporate social responsibility, team building, strategic planning, development, marketing, public  relations, and education. 

Dr. Matthew Wagner is the President of Johnson Redevelopment  Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of SC Johnson, the global  consumer products company responsible for  producing recognized  brands such as Ziploc®, Glade®, Pledge®, Raid®, and Windex®.

Courses in these programs are designed in a traditional semester format for students who plan to take classes during the day. 

Master of Business Administration
  • Available Concentrations: 
    • Healthcare Management
  • Concentrations coming in 2017:
    • Cyber Security
    • Justice Administration
    • Marketing