Make an Immediate Impact.

Whether you are looking for a career change, career acceleration, or to expand your knowledge as you move into higher management, the Wisconsin MBA has what you need.

The two-year Full-Time MBA is for students who want to accelerate their careers quickly. With 10 specializations students gain the breadth and depth necessary to succeed and make an immediate impact in today's highly competitive business world.

The 30-month Evening MBA is designed for working professionals who want to advance their careers. With classes held on Monday and Thursday evenings, students learn how to be cross-functional leaders in a lock-step cohort with an option to focus on marketing, finance, or management.

The 20-month Executive MBA is for experienced, highly-motivated professionals looking for a general management MBA without career interruption. Classes held every other Friday and Saturday, builds upon the knowledge and experience our talented executives bring to the classroom.

“The Wisconsin MBA definitely delivered on my expectations to grow personally and professionally. The deep, practical learning offered through my specialization combined with a committed group of alumni delivered the skills and experiences necessary to take the next step in my career in finance.”

Jacob GriffinCorporate Finance and Investment Banking, 2014BBA in finance and accounting and a BA in German
Investment Banking Associate Intern for Robert W. Baird
Biography
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“I decided to get my MBA from Wisconsin because it has been a life goal of mine. The facilities and accommodations, including the coach service from Milwaukee, help immensely when balancing work and school.”

Kurt BelongeaEvening MBA, 2015Bachelor of ScienceBiography
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“I love this experience. I am inspired and motivated. I am a better leader because of the time I have been in the program.”

Jennifer CondonExecutive MBA, 2014Director of Web Merchandising, Lands’ EndBiography
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“The Wisconsin MBA has provided me with the network and skills necessary to successfully transition into a new career path and my desired industry. I attained an internship in the Supply Chain Operations group at Starbucks Corporation, where I applied the skills learned in class to successfully complete a high-visibility process improvement project.”

Alejandro SaucedoSupply Chain Management, 2014Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering
Supply Chain Operations Intern for Starbucks Corporation
Biography
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“The knowledge and experience of the professors in the program is priceless. These professors give the University of Wisconsin-Madison the reputation for which it is known.”

Marilou WijdicksEvening MBA, 2014International Product Manager in BiotechnologyBiography
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“The Executive MBA program has made a tremendous difference for me at work. I was able to immediately apply lessons learned to better interact with my team and customers, and set the expectations for the work ahead.”

Rafael NuñezExecutive MBA, 2014Bachelor’s (cum laude) and Master’s of Science: Mechanical Engineering Biography
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"A great education involves more than challenging coursework. It is about working in a collaborative, supportive environment that teaches you how to realize your greatest potential. This is what I will value most about my Wisconsin MBA experience."

Cheryl Stallworth-HooperMarketing Research, 1981CEO, North America, Firefly Millward BrownBiography
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“Networking within the Wisconsin brand continues to provide value and open doors that had previously been closed.”

Jeff RognessEvening MBA, 2012Director – Business Development, Symphony-CorporationBiography
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“It is hard to express the positive experience I had in the Wisconsin Executive MBA program in a few words, but I grew tremendously both professionally and personally. The insights and tools gained through the program have been helpful when tackling new challenges at work.”

Marlene KremerExecutive MBA, 2012Director of Appeals, Claims Resolution & Claims Support , TRICAREBiography
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"The MBA program at Wisconsin has been crucial to my new career at Medtronic. I am able to consistently deliver detailed analysis and explanations of how my specific projects impact our entire business. The Wisconsin MBA has given me a big head start.”

Ted FarewellOperations and Technology Management, 2011Leadership Development Rotational Program, Strategic Sourcing, MedtronicBiography
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“The Evening MBA program pushed me to think more strategically and holistically about business, including the areas I was not as confident in before entering. The program helped me become a more valuable contributor to my organization.”

Ami SandhuEvening MBA, 2010Brand Manager , American GirlBiography
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“I rank the Wisconsin Executive MBA experience as one of the single most important accomplishments in my career.”

Ted StrausExecutive MBA, 2012Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer, Suttle-StrausBiography
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"The Wisconsin MBA was exactly what I needed to successfully shift my career from the world of nonprofit event planning to the field of human resources. This program has taught me to think more strategically and allowed me to connect with a network of alumni that have been instrumental in my career-related decisions.”

Crystal KingStrategic Human Resource Management, 2013, Biography
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“My experience at the Wisconsin School of Business has given me the tools I needed to work cross functionally and efficiently in a fast-paced, growing startup.”

Erika O'DonohoeEvening MBA, 2009, AsthmapolisBiography
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“The Executive MBA experience combines a world class academic foundation with practical skill that can be immediately appolied to the workplace, as well as an environment that fosters learning and networking among classmates. ”

Ami SandhuExecutive MBA, 2010Brand Manager , American GirlBiography
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"The Wisconsin MBA has given me many opportunities to apply the market research skills I learned in class to real-world problems. In my first year, I worked on developing new product ideas for Pampers, fielded surveys for the Wisconsin Foundation, and did research for Dell Computers in China."

Cally ThorntonMarketing Research, 2013, Biography
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“Having a scientific background, I was looking for a program that would bring in business fundamentals and strategy. This program has been the perfect fit. It has given me the opportunity to strengthen my knowledge and skills in business, and to start thinking strategically about how to proceed into the future. The diverse backgrounds of my classmates make classroom discussion stimulating and they have expanded my knowledge of all business industries and functions.”

April Weir-HauptmanEvening MBA, 2013, Biography
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“The program has broadened my understanding of our business, which has improved my confidence interacting with others, particularly on my visit to our international sites in Mexico.”

Tony HelmkeExecutive MBA, 2013, Biography
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FULL-TIME MBAGain deep expertise for immediate impact. EVENING MBA (EVMBA)Become a cross-functional leader. EXECUTIVE MBA (EMBA)Transform your organization.
CURRICULUMGeneral management core plus depth in one of 10 specializations, applied learning and global opportunities. CURRICULUM Cross-functional curriculum. Lock-step cohort structure. International trip. CURRICULUM Leadership and team-focused curriculum. Lock-step cohort structure. International trip.
LENGTH 21 months including summer internships LENGTH 3 academic years including summers year 1 and year 2. (30 months) LENGTH 2 academic years, no summers
CLASSES MEET Weekdays CLASSES MEET Monday and Thursday Evenings CLASSES MEET Friday & Saturday every other week
CLASS PROFILE 120-125 entering each fall CLASS PROFILE 50-55 entering each fall CLASS PROFILE35-40 entering each fall
INTERVIEWS By Invitation INTERVIEWS Mandatory INTERVIEWS Mandatory
GMAT REQUIRED YES
AVERAGE SCORE 675
GMAT REQUIRED YES
AVERAGE SCORE 600
GMAT REQUIRED No
AVERAGE SCORE Not applicable
WORK EXPERIENCE2 years preferred
AVG EXPERIENCE 5 years
WORK EXPERIENCE2 years preferred
AVERAGE EXPERIENCE 7 years
WORK EXPERIENCE 8 years work experience, 5 years in leadership preferred
AVERAGE EXPERIENCE 16 years professional work experience/ 10 years in leadership
CONTACT Will Wait, Director of Admissions
2450 Grainger Hall
Tel: (608) 262-4000
Email: mba@bus.wisc.edu
CONTACT Jean M. Sink, Assistant Director of Admissions
2310 Grainger Hall
Tel: (608) 263-1169
Email: emba@bus.wisc.edu
CONTACT Linda Uitvlugt, Director of Admissions
2310 Grainger Hall
Tel: (608) 263-1169
Email: emba@bus.wisc.edu