Lubar Hall on UWM Campus

A Message from the Dean

Kaushal Chari

We’re delighted that you’re visiting the Lubar College of Business website to learn more about the outstanding programs, services, research, and people at Lubar!

As we continue to witness, the world is an increasingly complex place, and the business environments in which we work are equally complex and challenging.

But they are also abundantly ripe with opportunity.

At the Lubar College we know that — in order to seize on that opportunity — it will take analytical minds and creative ideas.

That is why our focus is on Leading Through Analytics and Innovation.

In all facets of what we do — classroom instruction, academic and applied research, executive education, and corporate knowledge partnerships — we are working to bring the “left brain” and the “right brain” together to solve challenges and capture new possibilities.

We hope that as you explore the Lubar College, you’ll see the great work we are doing, the impact it has on individuals, companies, and the economy, and the exciting future we envision.

Kaushal Chari
Sheldon B. Lubar Dean

Fast Facts

Milwaukee skylineWisconsin’s only
public metropolitan business school
More than40,000Lubar alumni
3,442Fall 2023 enrollment
More than$2,000,000in annual scholarship awards
75%of Lubar graduates
stay in Wisconsin
42degree programs
and certificates
64full-time faculty members

Mission, Vision & Strategic Priorities

Students at Commencement

We stimulate innovative and analytical thinking to produce impactful research and teaching that advance knowledge, drive change, and empower our diverse students to succeed in the global economy, thereby creating value for our students, business partners, and community.

As a GREAT business school, we will be:

Global in our outlook

Relevant to our stakeholders

Entrepreneurial in our approach

Accessible to students from diverse backgrounds

Transformative in our impact

Distinctive identity

Cultivate analytical and innovative thinking in business education, business research, and business and community engagement.

  • Incorporate analytics and innovation within the curriculum
  • Strengthen learning opportunities in entrepreneurship, financial services, health care, and manufacturing that leverage analytics and innovation
  • Promote research in analytics and innovation
  • Enhance executive education around the topics of analytics and innovation
  • Conduct annual showcase event(s) that profile thought leaders in analytics and innovation
Impactful research

Provide thought leadership through research that advances the boundaries of scholarship and practice.

  • Enhance our essential research infrastructure
  • Enhance the quality and recognition of our doctoral program
  • Encourage interdisciplinary research
  • Encourage research that has a societal impact
  • Support grant and contract activity
  • Create undergraduate student research experiences
  • Expand communication of our research
Student success

Empower students to be successful, ethical business professionals who create value in the global economy

  • Maintain relevance of our curriculum to enhance student success
  • Promote innovative and impactful teaching
  • Foster a welcoming and supportive environment where our diverse students thrive
  • Enhance student experience through co-curricular and experiential learning opportunities
  • Increase student internship and practicum opportunities
Business engagement

Leverage our location advantage by engaging with the business community on value-added initiatives that benefit them, our students, faculty, and staff.

  • Enhance our business engagement network
  • Expand executive education programming
  • Promote corporate-sponsored research, student projects, and center activities to all types of organizations
  • Partner with UWM centers and institutes, including the Connected Systems Institute, Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute, and Lubar Entrepreneurship Center on industry-sponsored projects and entrepreneurship/innovation programming
  • Expand business engagement through special events, classroom participation, and curriculum activities

Promote an inclusive, respectful, and open culture that breaks all silos, to enable a positive, engaged, and collaborative work and learning environment.

  • Encourage engagement within the Lubar community to foster and promote collegiality
  • Encourage student engagement in the greater community to foster societal impact, supported by faculty and staff
  • Promote a welcoming and supportive culture and climate that creates educational and professional opportunities for all
  • Refresh physical environment to enhance the student, faculty and staff experience
  • Promote school pride
  • Advance alumni engagement in the Lubar community
Global engagement

Facilitate global literacy and experiences, and promote the Lubar School of Business as a global brand.

  • Incorporate global issues in the curriculum
  • Expand study abroad opportunities
  • Expand international student recruitment and partnerships with foreign universities
  • Expand opportunities for international students to interact with the Lubar community and the Greater Milwaukee community
Financial sustainability

Sustain a financially viable plan to support the mission and vision of the Lubar College of Business.

  • Enhance efforts to increase enrollments in undergraduate and master’s programs while maintaining high quality of students enrolled
  • Improve retention of students in the undergraduate program
  • Conduct periodic program reviews to evaluate them for financial sustainability and student impact of each program
  • Develop new auxiliary revenue activities
  • Enhance efforts to increase philanthropic giving

Sheldon B. Lubar

Sheldon B. Lubar

Sheldon Lubar is the founder and Chairman of Lubar & Co. Previously, he served as Chairman and CEO of Christiana Companies, Inc., chairman of C2 Inc. and a director of MassMutual Life Insurance Co., U.S. Bancorp, MGIC Investment Corp., Ameritech Corporation, Weatherford International, Grant Prideco, Approach Resources, EnLink Midstream and other public companies. During his career, Mr. Lubar has held governmental appointments under three U.S. presidents. President Jimmy Carter named him Commissioner of the White House Conference on Small Business in 1979-80. President Richard M. Nixon appointed him Assistant Secretary, Housing Production and Mortgage Credit, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration, and Director of the Federal National Mortgage Association, in 1973-74. He completed this service under President Gerald Ford. Mr. Lubar served as a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System and as its President. In 1991, Mr. Lubar served as Co-Chairman of the Governor’s Conference on Small Business. He was Trustee and Acting Chairman of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board and President of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Mr. Lubar holds degrees in Business Administration and Law from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

AACSB Accredited since 1970

The Lubar College of Business has been continuously accredited by AACSB International for more than 50 years, and holds accreditation both in business and accounting. This distinction places the Lubar College among an elite group of business schools worldwide – with less than 5% of the world’s business programs accredited by AACSB. Only 901 institutions across more than 58 countries hold AACSB accreditation, and just 21% of those have earned additional accreditation for their accounting programs.

Why is this important? Because business schools accredited by AACSB International are considered to be the best business schools in the world, with tougher quality standards for programs and faculty, better students with higher overall GPAs, more employers that recruit from them, and graduates that receive higher salaries.

Students, Parents and Employers: Visit the AACSB website to learn how AACSB business schools and our graduates stand out.

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Enrollment Profile

A detailed profile of the Lubar School's undergraduate enrollment, graduate enrollment, one-year retention rate, and six-year graduation rate.
Fall 2021 data from UWM Office of Assessment and Institutional Research


Sheldon B. Lubar College of Business
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
3202 N. Maryland Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211

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Sheldon B. Lubar College of Business
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 742
3202 N. Maryland Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0742

Phone: 414-229-4235
Fax: 414-229-6957

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