Edgewood College is a small, Catholic university with a low 10:1 student: faculty ratio. The campus is just minutes from Capitol Square, providing students in the School of Business opportunities to serve organizations in the community. Through an agreement with the University of Wisconsin education system, students are able to take one class per semester through the University of Wisconsin-Madison and still have those classes listed on their official Edgewood transcripts. The business school holds global accreditation through the ACBSP. Undergraduate and graduate business scholarships are available, and nearly 96% of incoming freshmen receive financial aid.
Undergraduate students can earn their degree in Accounting, Economics, Business and Computer Information Systems, or Business. BCIS and Business degree-seeking students can also earn their teaching certificate. The Adult College offers a completion-based Bachelor of Science or certificate in Organizational Behavior and Leadership, as well as a certificate in Accounting. The certificate programs take approximately one year to complete and are great options for adults who are seeking a career change. Students who have related experience can earn credit by preparing a portfolio or through exams. Classes are eight-weeks long, and courses are offered in a hybrid format, making it easy for adults to balance school, work, and other commitments.
Graduate degree programs offered include the Master of Science in Accountancy and the Master of Business Administration, or a dual-degree MBA/MSA. The MBA curriculum emphasizes ethical leadership, entrepreneurship, and sustainability. The 42-credit hour curriculum for the MBA- Healthcare Administration was designed by a team of experts from The Henry Predolin School of Nursing and other local medical systems adhere to the criteria set by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. Classes are offered in the evenings, and students have the flexibility to choose a pace that works best for them. Several classes are available in an accelerated eight-week format, and full-time students can typically graduate in one year, and part-time students within two to three years. Alumni of the graduate programs hold leadership positions with prominent companies in the county, including American Family Insurance, John Deere Financial, the UW Hospital System, and CUNA Mutual Group.
Business students can compete in the Innovation Showcase. A recent winner designed an app that scans products or medications at the grocery store for ingredients and suggests similar, healthier versions. The Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement hosts a variety of professional development activities, such as workshops on collaboration and social change and guest speaker events. Students can apply the leadership skills they attain through these events, to roles on campus in organizations such as Student Senate or the Edgewood Marketing Association. MBA students are invited to participate in optional global immersion experiences.
All of the graduate programs offered on-campus can be completed 100% online, as well as a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Change. Online classes are capped at 15 students, so faculty can provide a high level of personal attention for students. Professors make courses engaging by incorporating project-based learning, such as presentations, individual/group assignments, case studies, and discussions.