Challenging others and challenging ourselves—this is what the Lubar School of Business is all about.
What sets the Lubar School apart is our relentless “make it happen” attitude. The Lubar experience combines leading edge knowledge with a shirt-sleeves rolled up focus on accomplishing success in business and in life. Lubar students are known for both their abilities and their strong work ethic, built through meaningful internships and professional opportunities they gain from leading companies in southeastern Wisconsin. Our employer partners know that Lubar graduates are “job ready” the day they walk through the door.
Likewise, our faculty current thinking in areas that impact the world of business — from applying algorithms — to using geolocation technologies to build a brand on social media — to improving transportation through the Panama Canal through research-based supply chain logistics.
And similar to our students, our faculty bring their A-game to the classroom, engaging students in new approaches to solving business problems and incorporating the results of their world-class research into a dynamic curriculum.At the Lubar School of Business, it’s always Game On! – Lubar School of Business
Why Lubar School of Business Students should study abroad:
Resume Booster/Competitive advantage in the job market – Employers nowadays are looking for potential employees who can bring something different to the table. Studying abroad and learning different business practices could be that one thing that sets you aside from those who are also looking for the same job.
Increases chances of a more fulfilling career – While abroad, it’s recommended that students create relationships with local students or locals. Building strong relationships are not just important for studying abroad but it is also important to build relationships with managers, peers, and subordinates is a challenge for anyone. Studying abroad can help you develop the confidence and maturity to begin developing those relationships in the workplace.
New career choices- Study abroad students come home with new interests, experiences, and friends from around the world. With these new experiences, students may be exposed to new careers they had not previously considered. International business, political, and academic careers can be exciting and rewarding, and studying abroad opens students up to a whole new world of possibilities.
New Skills & Better adaptability – Students who study abroad learn new skills and are able to adapt easier to changes in and outside of the workplace. In addition to being able to adapt students also have the chance to work, study, live and respond to people of diverse backgrounds which increases better workplace performance.
Scholarships – Scholarships are available to help finance your study abroad experience. Doing extra research can wield financial benefits and unique scholarship opportunities.
New Perspectives/Broaden views of the world – Cultural and diversity is nothing new to UWM students, studying abroad will give students first-hand experience. By going to the country of choice students have the chance to interact with natives and learn about their way of life, broadening their view on the world.
Considerations While Abroad
If you choose a Non-UWM program, you are responsible for making sure your official transcript is sent to the Study Abroad Office. All students are responsible for making sure their grades are transferred to the Study Abroad Office from their respective university.
Electives can be easily completed while abroad, another option for students is to have some of the courses taken abroad be counted towards their degree or certificate. Check out the Course Equivalency Page.
There are some courses within each major that need to be completed on UWM campus. It is recommended to meet with an academic advisor to determine the courses that need to be completed before deciding to study abroad.
Asking the right questions are very important when deciding what program works best for your major, minor and or certificate. The Study Abroad office recommends talking to your Academic Advisor, your Study Abroad Coordinator and a Financial Aid Specialist. Below are questions the Study Abroad Office recommends asking your Academic Advisor, a Study Abroad Coordinator, and a Financial Aid Specialist.