The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Master's of Management program is an innovative, advanced study of the management process and its outcomes. The program, offered through UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, prepares effective leaders and strategic decision-makers for the region’s businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. Students in the program are managers from a variety of organizations, both large and small, as well as individuals who wish to enter the management profession.
This program provides students, many of whom already have extensive business backgrounds, with the knowledge and critical thinking skills needed to lead and succeed in complex and dynamic organizations. Students who have experienced success in the workplace find that additional education enhances their professional profile and affords new professional opportunities. The program develops leaders who will take on new management challenges and make a positive difference in their workplace and community.
Leadership, innovation, strategic thinking, and effective communication are the program’s cornerstones. Advanced consideration of vital organizational knowledge, including the management of financial information and strategic marketing, enables students to play key roles in organizational decision making. Interdisciplinary problem-solving is emphasized through the program’s content and pedagogy, which incorporates both theoretical and applied approaches to developing the skills for life-long learning.
The Master's of Management is created with students’ needs in mind. Students have the convenience of small classes and the opportunity to work closely with dedicated faculty who will challenge students to perform at the highest levels. All instructors are experienced teachers with doctorate degrees. They also have wide-ranging community involvement and professional and international experience.
Convenient scheduling is one of the program’s key features. Many graduate students work full time and pursue their graduate studies on a part-time basis. Master's of Management courses are offered in the evening or over a series of weekends. While the program is structured to accommodate part-time students, those seeking full-time education are also served.
All courses are taught under the assumption that students have the necessary background and preparation to succeed in the program. A well-prepared student enters the program with an understanding of and an undergraduate competency level in management, marketing, finance, accounting, and statistics. Students can demonstrate their competency by completing undergraduate or foundation courses in the five areas or by passing competency exams. The program adviser will review these options with prospective students to ascertain the student’s level of competency.
Admission requirements for the Master's of Management program closely follow the University-wide policy for admission to graduate programs. These requirements include:
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
- A 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
- International applicants must be prepared to provide Evidence of English Proficiency. A minimum paper score of 500 or computer-based score of 213 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. For a complete list of alternatives to the TOEFL exam, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies. International applicants must also provide a course by course Evaluation of Foreign Credentials from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) for an application to be considered. International applicants who meet English Proficiency and academic admission requirements will be admitted but must also show evidence of financial resources adequate to provide for their educational expenses before an I-20 will be provided.
Applicants who do not meet the 3.0 grade point average requirement or who have other deficiencies may be admitted on a provisional basis.
Persons holding a bachelor’s or higher-level degree who wish to enroll in courses but do not want to pursue a Master’s of Management degree may enroll as special students. Graduate credit will be awarded provided that the student registers in graduate-level courses as a graduate special student and pays appropriate fees.
The 30-credit curriculum consists of a graduate core of eight required courses (24 credits) and one elective Management course (3 credits). A three-credit, hands-on professional project is the capstone of the program’s academic experience.
Arendt, Lucy A., Professor and Director, Cofrin School of Business, Business Administration (Management). B.S. (1987), M.S. (1990) University of Wisconsin-Green Bay; Ph.D. (2006) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Interests: Teaching interests include organizational behavior, organizational theory, and leadership. Research interests include strategic decision making, sense making and judgment, especially as they relate to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery; the effects of humor in groups and organizations, and the antecedents and consequences of stress. Member, Academy of Management, Southern Management Association, Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, and Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.
Bansal, Gaurav, Associate Professor, Business Administration (MIS/Statistics). B.E. (1996) University of Gorakhpur; M.B.A. (2002) Kent State University; Ph.D., MIS (2008) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Interests: Teaching interests include introduction to management information systems, e-commerce, business statistics, database management systems, and web development. Research interests include internet information privacy and security, internet trust, e-commerce, and data mining.
Lepley, William H., Associate Professor and Chair, Business Administration (Finance). B.B.A. (1971) University of Cincinnati; M.B.A. (1973) Indiana University; Ph.D. (1987) University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Interests: Teaching interests include investments, banking/financial institutions and corporate finance. Research interests include interest rate risk and financial institution risk measurement. Member Financial Management Association and Midwest Finance Association..
Nagy, Robert A., Associate Professor, Business Administration (Finance). B.A. (1978) St. Michael’s College; M.A. (1983) Middle Tennessee State; D.B.A. (1990) Mississippi State University.
Interests: Teaching interests include corporation finance. Research interests include stock interest rate sensitivity. Work experience includes insurance industry manager and investment portfolio manager.
Radosevich, David, Associate Professor and Chair, Master’s of Management, Business Administration (Management). B.A. (1994) Western Maryland College; Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology (1999) University at Albany, State University of New York.
Interests: Teaching interests include leadership development, human resource management, organizational behavior, and team building. Research interests include motivational processes, performance management, goal orientation, and the impact of technology on learning. Member: Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and American Psychological Association.
Ranganathan, Sampath, Associate Professor, Business Administration (Marketing). B.Com. (1993), M.B.A. (1996) Bharathiar University; Ph.D., Marketing/Research Methods (2008) University of Memphis.
Interests: Teaching interests include marketing, marketing research, advertising, and services. Research interests include consumer behavior, advertising, services marketing and social marketing. Member, Society for Marketing Advances.
Russ, Meir, Professor, Business Administration (Management). B.Sc.E.E. (1980), M.B.A. (1990) Tel-Aviv University; M.A. (1992), Ph.D. (1993) Ohio State University.
Interests: Teaching interests include knowledge management, human capital valuation, global strategy, strategic management, marketing management, innovation and leadership and decision-making. Research interests include knowledge management, knowledge based strategies, human capital valuation, e-learning and memetics. Member of IEEE, Academy of Management, and Informs. Founding Chief Editor, International Journal of Management and Business (IJMB). Consulting with global corporations in the area of strategic planning, marketing and knowledge management.