College of Business and Economics - COBE (Graduate)


Mission Statement

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College of Business and Economics is an inclusive, collaborative and entrepreneurial learning community dedicated to sharing values, knowledge and skills to prepare current and future business professionals to contribute successfully and responsibly in a global business environment.

Our efforts to engage in high-quality instruction, research and professional activities add value by:

  • providing an engaging environment for educating undergraduate and graduate students that advances critical thinking, innovative problem-solving, ethical behavior, leadership and a commitment to diversity
  • developing and sustaining partnerships with key stakeholders that lead to mutually beneficial opportunities for students, alumni, faculty, businesses and the regional community
  • developing and retaining a high-quality faculty whose members strive for excellence, are current in their fields and make scholarly contributions through discipline-based, applied and pedagogical research.


The College of Business and Economics provides students with the skills and knowledge which allow them to succeed in today's global business environment. We stress a close faculty-student relationship and encourage student activities which help students develop professional skills. Students have the opportunity to become involved in projects with business firms which aid in this skill development. The programs of the College are based on a broad general education which provides students with a fundamental understanding of the society in which they live and work. College requirements develop students' knowledge of the functional areas of business, behavioral sciences, management sciences and a systems approach to problem solving. Completion of the degree includes intensive study in a chosen major to prepare students for careers in the field of their choice.