Why Sponsorship Makes Sense

As the global economy strengthens, the companies that will benefit most will be those prepared to seize new and exciting opportunities. Businesses that dedicate resources and dollars to talent development will be positioned to take full advantage during the recovery.

Executive MBA

Over the past 20 years, more than 400 of the Midwest’s most innovative companies have sponsored their employees in the Wisconsin Executive MBA program at the Wisconsin School of Business.

They have made this commitment because they recognize the Wisconsin Executive MBA program is designed to transform high-potential executives into the next generation of leaders. These companies have found that the Executive MBA program provides an outstanding return on their investment, allowing them to reward, retain, and transform key leaders in their organizations.

Students are able to access expanded professional networks and immediately apply best practices to current business problems. By gaining an understanding of developing trends, students benefit from enhanced skills, insights, and perspectives to help position their organizations for success now and in the future.

Here is a selection of companies that have recently sponsored students in the program:

  • Accenture
  • Alliant Energy
  • GE Healthcare
  • Harley-Davidson
  • IBM
  • John Deere
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Kohler Company
  • Kraft Foods
  • M&I Bank
  • Nokia
  • Pfizer
  • Pioneer Surgical Technology
  • State Farm Insurance
  • United Way
  • UW Hospitals and Clinics
  • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause

Evening MBA

Since its inception in 1998, more than 330 of Wisconsin's top businesses have supported students in the Evening MBA program at the Wisconsin School of Business.

These companies have offered their support in a number of ways, from giving students time off to participate in the many opportunities that take place outside of normal class time to financial sponsorship. In offering support, companies acknowledge that furthering an employee's education is just as good of an investment for them as it is for the individual. The Wisconsin Evening MBA program provides an outstanding return on investment, allowing companies to reward, retain, and transform individuals within their organizations.

Students are able to access expanded professional networks and immediately apply best practices to current business problems. By gaining an understanding of developing trends, students benefit from enhanced skills, insights, and perspectives to help position their organizations for success now and in the future.

Here is a selection of companies that have had students in the program:

  • Alliant Energy
  • American Family Insurance
  • American Girl
  • Covance Laboratories
  • Cummins
  • CUNA Mutual Group
  • Dean Health Plan
  • Epic Systems
  • GE Health Care
  • Harley-Davidson
  • John Deere
  • Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer
  • Lands' End
  • M&I Bank
  • MGE Energy
  • Spectrum Brands
  • State of Wisconsin Investment Board
  • Telephone & Data System
  • Therma-Stor
  • Trek Bicycle
  • University of Wisconsin
  • US Cellular
  • UW Hospitals and Clinics
  • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
  • Wisconsin Physician Services