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July 7, 2011 

Contact Tom Knothe at 608-796-3376 or teknothe@viterbo.edu 

VITERBO UNIVERSITY DAHL SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MOVES TO NEW LOCATION ON CAMPUS 

LA CROSSE, Wis. – The continued growth and success of Viterbo University’s Dahl School of Business and its programs has resulted in the need for a new and large space on campus. 

The Dahl School of Business will move in August into the former Brophy Nursing Center building, which is in the first phase of a major remodeling project. The business department’s current space on the fifth floor of Murphy Center is approximately 8,000 square feet, and its space will more than double with the move. 

The building offers a unique location, sound facilities, and ample space. It also allows for significant planned community outreach activities. Space previously dedicated to nursing will be converted to learning modules conducive to business education. For example, some existing space will be retrofitted as a board room, mock interview rooms, and classrooms suited for executive leadership programs, and small group work. 

“It is an exciting time for Viterbo,” said Tom Knothe, dean of the Dahl School of Business. “Current and future students will benefit from space specially designed to meet their needs as we continue to teach our business students to be responsible, ethical business leaders who take a long view on people, profits, and the planet.” 

The Dahl School of Business offers a variety of traditional undergraduate majors, degree completion programs, and a Master of Business Administration, and a 4+1 BBA to MBA program. One example of the school’s success and growth is the MBA program, which began in 2003 with 12 students. The program has grown to more than 100 students in five cohorts. Recent additions to its undergraduate majors include health care management, sport management and leadership, sustainable management, and an accounting degree completion program, one of several programs designed for adult and returning students. 

“A well designed building will also aid the Dahl School of Business as it helps meet the needs of regional nonprofit organizations through its new certificate in nonprofit leadership development,” Knothe said. “In keeping with our mission, we plan to open our new facility to nonprofits that need meeting space.” 

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