Hands-on learning experiences that engage you in real-world business problems are an integral part of the Wisconsin MBA program. This applied learning, or experiential learning as it is also called, sets you apart among employers and prepares you for the environments and challenges you will encounter in your career.

Applied learning opportunities are woven throughout the two-year curriculum. Some prepare you for the workplace by involving you in cross-functional teams. Others give you a true insider’s perspective by engaging you in an in-depth project in your area of specialization.

The career specializations in the Wisconsin MBA program are uniquely equipped to deliver customized, focused learning experiences. You will work on projects with real deliverables that have an actual impact on an organization’s performance. Often, these involve companies or organizations that partner with the Wisconsin School of Business in order to work with our MBA students.

The specialization model ensures that your hands-on experiences will reflect the most up-to-date principles and practices in your field of interest. Faculty and staff members, who bring their own real-world experience to bear, structure these opportunities for maximum benefit to both the students and the corporate partners. Business managers and leaders — many of whom are alumni themselves — interact with students in workshops, classes, and project work, creating a dynamic community of current and future practitioners.