The majority of graduates will work for a business or nonprofit in the future.The Wisconsin School of Business offers undergraduate and graduate certificate programs to business and non-business students campus-wide that can augment their degrees with focused training.
The Capstone Certificate in Actuarial Science is a post-baccalaureate non-degree program that prepares students to pass the credentialing exams required by the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) or the SOA. Students enter on either a full-time or part-time basis.
The Certificate in Business (CIB) program is an option for non-business students who wish to earn a clearly defined concentration in an academic business program.
An ideal certificate for students excited about entrepreneurship, whether to launch their own business, work for a young venture, or pilot a new initiative embedded in an existing organization. Emphasis is placed on envisioning new opportunities, steps to found a new organization, finding funding for new ventures, and managing growth or exit events.
Graduate students may earn a Certificate (or Ph.D. minor) in Business, Environment, and Social Responsibility (BESR). The BESR students learn the strategic application of business principles to social and environmental challenges and the systematic integration of sustainability into management decision-making.
This certificate is appropriate for graduate students who anticipate starting or working for new ventures. The curriculum focuses on imagining and bringing to life new enterprises, finding start-up investment, and managing their growth and exit events.
For graduate students anticipating working on existing firms’ innovative projects. Students gain knowledge and skills equipping them to anticipate major societal shifts affecting the value of innovation, including technological evolution; choose among different innovative projects; understand product development processes within established organizations; and anticipate the social consequences of organizational innovation.