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What a CFO Should Know About Facebook's Libra and the Next Generation of Digital Currencies

December 19, 2019

We are pleased to announce a publication entitled “What a CFO Should Know About Facebook’s Libra & the Next Generation of Digital Currencies.”  The publication can be found here Facebook Libra Final Report 12.15.2019. This paper …

Social Impact Consulting with American Family's Institute for Corporate and Social Impact

December 18, 2019

  We just wrapped up our Fall 2019 consulting project with American Family Insurance Institute of Corporate and Social Impact! It was a great experience for our MBAs to analyze seed stage venture capital deals …

Nicholas Center's First Ever Machine Learning Consulting Project - Research Report on Predicting M&A Targets

December 18, 2019

A Nicholas Center team of MBA and BBA students completed our first-ever machine learning consulting project this semester.  Congrats to the team – James Kardatzke, Mason Bourne, Caleb White, Mary Roberts, Dan Miller and Thomas …

Teddy Weber Presents on Search Funds

December 12, 2019

Teddy Weber, a Nicholas Center Analyst and BBA student majoring in Finance and Real Estate, gave an excellent presentation on Search Funds as a tool for MBAs looking to gain CEO experience early in their …

Nicholas MBA Students

Introducing the New MBA Students & Analysts

September 11, 2019

The Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking is excited to start off the 2019-2020 academic year with our talented group of students

Arek Schmocker Receives Entrepreneurship Scholarship

May 4, 2018

First year MBA student Arek Schmocker received the Jon G. & Susan S. Udell Scholarship in Entrepreneurship, which will provide financial support through his last year of study. Jon and Susan created a scholarship to …

Spotify IPO Contest

April 5, 2018

The Wisconsin MBA Graduate Finance Organization (GFO) recently sponsored a contest asking organization members to predict the closing price of Spotify on the first day of trading April 3, 2018. Without a sponsoring investment bank …

Global Trip to Spain

February 20, 2018

The MBA Global Course in Madrid was an uplifting, eye opening, and rewarding experience that I will not soon forget. Firstly, I had two key cultural takeaways – broadening my exposure to art and the …

Why I Chose the Nicholas Center

August 25, 2017

Some changes in life are big.  In March 2017, my wife and I decided to turn our lives upside down and move from New York City to Madison, Wisconsin.  I had just been promoted to …

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