College of Business and Management

A Message from the Dean of the College of Business and Management

Welcome to the College of Business and Management site! Our college is known for academic excellence and quality, and provides opportunities for students to earn ACBSP accredited degrees from a stellar university. 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. Our goal today is to still provide these opportunities for working adults and students entering college for the first time. 
 
Our 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. Quality Matters is an international organization that is recognized as a leader in quality assurance for online education, and since many of our programs include online instruction, all faculty are required to complete Quality Matters training. For consideration of working adults, our evening programs meet one night a week to provide balance across work-life and education.
 
Our faculty are practitioners and subject matter experts in their disciplines. Because we want all students to have the most optimal learning experience of their lives, our faculty members are also available to provide student support where needed. In addition, access to numerous Stritch resources is provided which includes advising, tutoring, and library services. 
 
We recognize our outstanding students with academic honors and awards for being exceptional in the classroom, involved on campus, leaders in their community and committed to service that reflects our Franciscan values. We want them to know that we value their presence and commitment to Stritch. 
 
We also enjoy staying connected with our students and alumni via campus events and social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. We would love for you to connect with us and be a part of our great community! 

Janette M. Braverman, MSM
Dean of the College of Business and Management

 


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 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.


Click here to learn about CBM Program Learning Outcomes, CPC Graduate Outcomes, and CPC Undergraduate Outcomes

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.


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 employment related data is also an important resource for both students and the University. This data is captured on an annual basis in the 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 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

College of Business and Management Faculty Spotlight

The Student Government Association annually selects award winners for Staff of the Year, Faculty of the Year, and the Spirit of St. Francis awards.These are the only university awards that are completely student run. The winners were announced at the Student Leadership & Service Celebration. The students take great pride in making sure that nominees for these awards are also notified so they are aware of the positive impact they have had on the Stritch student community.
 

The College of Business and Management is pleased to announce that the following Faculty members were nominated for Faculty of the Year: 

Dr. Cheryl Moore, Stephen Ives, and Richard Bruce

 

Dr. Cheryl Moore, Chair, Asst. Professor, Undergraduate Programs

One of the supporting statements for her nomination stated:
“Dr. Cheryl Moore has been dedicated in exampling how important education can be. It was hard for me to continue my education at my age. But, because of her determination to see people succeed, myself along with my husband and daughter are now enrolled and in classes at the University. Dr. Cheryl continues to encourage us and also provides any help she can to us through the process. I am thankful I choose Stritch to continue my education. I have meet some awesome people so far. Because of people like Dr. Cheryl, we have the courage to be the best we can be. We are thankful!”
 

 

Stephen Ives, Adjunct Professor

One of the supporting statements for his nomination stated:
“Mr. Ives always exceeds my expectations as an instructor. He always adds good value to the class and ensures all students have a clear understanding of the topics. He is very responsive and gives excellent feedback. His hard work and dedication to his students is greatly appreciated. He definitely makes it known that he wants his students to succeed.”

  


Richard Bruce, Adjunct Professor

One of the supporting statements for his nomination stated:
“I nominate Rich because no one has taught me more about financial planning. He relates examples to real life experiences and stories and strives to make the student learn something every day. It contributes to my success.”


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:

Maggie Beckley
Real Estate Manager
Aurora Health Care
 
Cheryl Biro
Director Organizational Development
Harley Davidson
Ishmael "ish" Cardenas
Regional Manager
Prudential Financial
John Daniels III
Director
A.L.I.V.E., Inc.
Jason Dzwinel
County Administrator
Ozaukee County
Jill E. Fox
VP, Human Capital Business Partner
Baird
Ashley Hines
Manager Diversity and Inclusion
Medical College of Wisconsin
Raymone Jackson
Director Diversity and Inclusion
Northwestern Mutual
Kira Lafond
Market President and Publisher
Milwaukee Business Journal
Jason Mikulski
Plant Manager for Mequon and Middleton Operations
Rockwell
Denise M Thomas
President/Owner
The Effective Communication Coach
Bekki Yang
Vice President of Sales, Western Lakes Region
IHeartmedia Groups

College of Business and Management Student Awards (2017 - 2018)

Sister Joanne Marie Kliebhan Outstanding Graduate Student Award (MBA):

Jennifer Aldrich (photograph above - left)

Jennifer is a leader and team builder who always delivers great work. She has maintained a 3.97 GPA while also caring for ill, aging parents. Her father was hospitalized during one course, and she took care of him while still keeping up with the class. She also works full-time as a Program Coordinator for the W-O-W Workforce Development Center, where she runs programs to help youth from ages 16-21 develop workplace readiness skills. She exemplifies our Franciscan values in everything she does.

Sister Camille Kliebhan Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award (Traditional):

Bjorn Starup (photograph above - far right)

Bjorn is excellent student, who has maintained an overall GPA of 3.3 while dual majoring in International Business and Spanish. His GPA in Intl Business is 3.62 and 3.4 in Spanish. He serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council on behalf of the College of Business and Management. He is from Denmark and plays on the Stritch Soccer team, which went to the national championships for the first time this year. He also works on campus and is currently an intern for the Ronald McDonald House of Wisconsin, which raises funds to help families with children fighting serious illnesses.

The Dean’s List is made up of those students who have attained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in any semester. To be eligible, a student must have carried at least 15 credit hours taken in a semester for letter grades. Dean’s List status will be noted on the transcripts.

Fall 2017 Dean's List

Last Name First Name Major
Alghamdi Essam Business
Alig Simon Business
Apfelbeck Anne International Business
Arias Angelica Business
Aviles Gallardo Bernardo Business
Barrieau Lisa Business Administration
Bartlett Nicholas Business
Baumann Ryan Accounting
Bedarf Mia International Business
Bremeyer Antonia International Business
Buzan Beverly Business
Church Tyler Accounting
Cisneros Chavero Jesus International Business
Clark Maria Management
Clinton Emily Business
Colina Luna Bethsaida International Business
Copus Capriana Business Administration
Dailey Gabrielle Accounting
De Oliveira Vinicius Business
Dobbs Reshunda Management
Doubek Gunther Business
Douglas Jason Management
Dvorak Christine Management
Elze Antonia International Business
Farthing Max Business
Hart Jack Business
Kaftan Emily Accounting
Keller Lisa International Business
Knight Michelle Management
Kumbera Sierra Business Administration
Lopez Brandon Accounting
Mansker Abigail Business
Martin Michelle Business Administration
Matuka Adam Business Administration
Mendoza-Zarate Sinai International Business
Montano Selena Business
Murray Meghan Business
Nagle Jennifer International Business
Navarro Villegas Sayra Accounting
Nemitz Chelsea Business Administration
Ortiz Pablo Business
Osborne Bernard Management
Pelkofer William Management
Perez Joaquin International Business
Pondepeyre Perle Business
Pool Jessica Business
Riedel Patrick Business
Rios Llamosa Brigitte Accounting
Robaina Leonardo Business
Rossi Niccolò International Business
Rubio-Rodriguez Carla Accounting
Ruiz Janneth Accounting
Sant'Ana Eduardo Business
Schick Philip Accounting
Schmittel Sydney Marketing
Schneider Roxanne Business Administration
Schwartzer Lucas Business Administration
Shelton Michael Business
Shimko Kara Marketing
Sobelman Santino Marketing
Stevens Grace Business
Studzinski Crystal Management
Thompson Ashley Management
Travica Niko International Business
Vang Elizabeth International Business
Velazquez Regalado Sofia International Business
Villamil Sandra Hospitality Management
Villarreal Juan Accounting
Wenszell Rebekah Accounting
Wilhelm Jacqueline International Business
Wong Eleanor Accounting
Wood Angela Accounting
Wood Emmett Business
Zamudio Alejandra Business

Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business honors outstanding business students for academic achievement.

Founding: The Society was founded in 1913 by professors from New York University, Harvard University, and Yale University who believed recognition should be given to outstanding students. Their vision has guided DMD for over 100 years.

The Society Key: The badge of the society is a key in the shape of the Greek letter delta. The Greek initials of the Society appear on its front, and above them is a full-rigged ship with sails set and colors flying, symbolizing the activities of business as a bond which unites all people. Only society members may wear this trademarked key.

The Society Motto: DMD stands for the Greek phrase Dia Matheseos Dynamis, or Through Knowledge, Power. Our goal is to support people who can manage creatively for social and economic good using the power created by what they have learned.

Professional Affiliations: As a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, DMD supports high standards for recognizing achievement as signified by honor society membership. DMD is the Honor Society for business programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

The College of Business and Management welcomes our veterans and honors their contributions to our country. Cardinal Stritch University provides a 25% discount on tuition for all military personnel and spouses of deployed personnel in addition to eligible federal and state benefits. Click here to learn more. 
 

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

Evening classroom courses are offered one night a week. Both classroom and online courses run for six weeks and are designed for those students who are unable to take traditional semester daytime classes.

Master of Business Administration
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    • Healthcare Management
    • Justice Administration
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