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Concordia University Wisconsin is proud to call the Mequon-Thiensville commu-
nity home since 1983. Situated on a 200-acres campus that hugs Lake Michigan’s shoreline, Concordia offers a Christian-based education to more than 8,500 undergraduate, graduate, adult learners and online students in a breathtaking setting.

While the campus may be tucked away, Concordia students, faculty and alumni are anything but isolated from local residents, businesses and organizations as they live out the mission to serve and impact the Church, community and world.

“Service and community are in Concordia’s DNA,” said Steve Taylor, vice president of student life. “We intentionally include service opportunities into our student orientation schedules to set the tone early and get them out there participating.” Mequon-Thiensville “is a generous, active community that takes
great leadership in solving problems and caring for people. Students have opportunities here that wouldn’t be available anywhere else,” Taylor added.

While service is a key value for all Concordians, the university is first and foremost an academic institution and consistently performs among the highest in the State of Wisconsin. With pass rates for professional certifications and licenses well above national averages, small class sizes and deeply caring faculty, Concordia offers a truly personal education for each student. The academic foundation, whatever area of study, is rooted in a rigorous liberal arts curriculum. Undergraduate students can select from 70 majors, structured into six schools:

• School of Arts & Sciences
• Batterman School of Business
• School of Education
• School of Health Professions
• School of Nursing
• School of Pharmacy

For those seeking graduate degrees, Concordia offers multiple graduate degree programs to choose from, in addition to doctorates in Physical Therapy, Nursing Practice, Occupational Therapy and Pharmacy. Concordia’s longstanding MBA program, ranked No. 1 again in 2016 as the largest in the Milwaukee area by The Business Journal, provides a collaborative culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.

With nearly 40 percent of its students coming from other nations, Concordia’s MBA program remains one of the most diverse in the region. “In my view, business is about profit, but it’s just as much about solving problems in a sustainable way,” said Dr. Daniel Sem, dean of the Batterman School of Business. “We call it business with a purpose,” added Sem, a former School of Pharmacy faculty member and a scientist and social entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in drug discovery and development.

The 135-year-old university, affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, was founded in 1881 with 13 students on Milwaukee’s near west side at historic Trinity Lutheran Church on 9th and Highland Avenue.

For additional information on Concordia University Wisconsin, call (262) 243-5700 or visit

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