Dean Dan Heiser

As dean for the Schneider School of Business & Economics, Daniel Heiser, Ph.D., J.D., oversees the undergraduate experience, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, the Center for Exceptional Leadership (CEL), the Family Business Forum, the Center for Business & Economic Analysis (CBEA) and the Strategic Research Institute (SRI).

A message from the dean

This is an exciting time for the Donald J. Schneider School of Business & Economics. I am extremely proud of the degree and certificate programs we deliver to our students and the ongoing research services we provide to local and regional leaders. We find that each of our programs adds to a synergy of curricular and co-curricular threads that weave into the fabric of lifelong learning. We are building the future of business on the firm foundation of St. Norbert College’s commitment to the liberal arts and our shared Norbertine values of communio and localitas. While we award degrees, we’re really in the business of creating momentum and delivering on our vision of being northeast Wisconsin’s hub for business.

At the Schneider School, we live and breathe innovation. Our faculty are constantly updating their courses to prepare students for the emerging world of work. We recognize that the convergence of multiple emerging technologies places us on the verge of a new industrial revolution where data literacy and the ability to integrate the new with the old are basic skills. We also recognize that leaders are facing new challenges as remote work arrangements and an increasingly knowledge-based workforce challenge tried-and-true methods. Innovation is more than just a slogan at the Schneider School. We are relentlessly forward-looking, as demonstrated by our new data analytics major and the launch of the Family Business Forum.

Our approach produces leaders whom others want to follow. But it’s not for everyone. We demand the best of our students, just as we do our world-class faculty and staff. When you come to the Schneider School, you are expected to work hard and remain humble enough to focus on areas of personal improvement. In return, you will get honest feedback and straight talk. Schneider School graduates have the integrity, commitment and authenticity to persevere. They see risk as a challenge, not a barrier, and they know how to make tough decisions for the right reasons. If you share our values and vision of the future, we hope to see you on campus soon.

Dan Heiser
Dean of the Donald J. Schneider School of Business & Economics

About the Schneider School
About the Schneider School