This is an excerpt from a column posted at BizOpinion
When it comes to MBA programs, there’s definitely not a shortage for Wisconsin students to choose from. But after doing a careful analysis of the situation – much like a business student may do in an MBA program – St. Norbert College in De Pere is jumping into the market this fall.
Kevin Quinn, dean of the Donald J. Schneider School of Business and Economics at St. Norbert, says the new program fills a need.
“We did ask ourselves, ‘does the world need another MBA program?’ and the answer was yes. There are programs out there, but we felt something was missing and that we could fill that gap,”
Quinn says. “There’s a lot of focus on soft skills and those things that make the difference between a supervisor and a leader.”
St. Norbert’s program is designed around three types of students: working professionals who may be executives in a few years, clinical healthcare employees looking for more business acumen and professionals looking for a better grasp of supply chains and how what they do fits into the bigger picture.