Director's Message

Welcome to the Raikes School

If you want to change the world, you have come to the right place! Here in the Raikes School we believe in learning by doing and that changing the world in the 21st century starts with understanding business and computer science. Every day our students are engaged in numerous interdisciplinary software and business development projects supported by a world-class faculty. We are on the front lines of what’s next; from supporting research efforts to feed the worlds growing population to understanding the complex relationships that connect customers and marketplaces. By teaching a combination of complex analytical models and human-centered design processes, we are giving the leaders of tomorrow the skills they need to leverage opportunities, solve wicked problems and bring to market innovative products and services.

In partnership with the The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Journalism and Mass Communications, and Architecture we offer courses that teach students the foundations of computer science, management, and software engineering. Our project-oriented curriculum develops in our students a deep understanding of the complex models that drive each discipline and exposes them to design processes like lean and agile to bring an iterative and human-centered approach to analytical problem solving. The core of who we are and what we teach lives at the intersection of business, technology, and design; and it is supported by a deep understanding of quantitative models from across disciplines. Our graduates have gone on to start companies like Hudl, Boutique Window, Allied Strategy, and Med XT. They lead teams at companies like Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, and Google. They go on to receive graduate degrees from leading institutions like Harvard and Carnegie Mellon University. The Raikes School is paving the way in the development of the next generation of innovative leaders.

In the Raikes School our passion is changing the world, but we cannot do it alone. We need people like you to join us as we spread the word that innovation happens in Nebraska. If you are a student who is interested in learning more about the program, an industry partner who wants to find ways to engage our students, or someone who just wants to learn more about innovation, this is the place to find what you are looking for. Let us show you that if innovation is your passion, there is no place like Nebraska!

Steve Cooper
Executive Director