The Wisconsin School of Business prepares its MBA students through a specialized model that features a core curriculum, plus a specific, deep focus in a particular business area.

Employers value the holistic preparation our students receive, too. That’s why Wisconsin MBA graduates are highly recruited by Fortune 500 corporations, mid-sized and boutique companies, start-ups, cultural organizations, and more.

Full-Time Employment Statistics for MBA Class of 2018

93%

of those actively seeking employment received offers within three months of graduation

Full-Time Base Salary

$98,463

Average base
starting salary

$103,000

Median starting salary

$55,000

Minimum Yearly Salary

$130,000

Maximum Yearly Salary

Full-Time Signing Bonus

Average $21,182
Median $20,000
Minimum $5,000
Maximum $70,000
% Receiving 63%

Internship Salary Information

Class of 2019 Internship Placement

Average Monthly Salary $6,443
Median Monthly Salary $6,513
Average Other Compensation $4,838
Median Other Compensation $3,000 

Career Outcomes by Region

(Class of 2018 Full Time Placement)

Chart of Class of 2018 Full Time Placement - see accompanying table for data
Region % of Total Full-Time Positions
Midwest 63%
West 14%
South 8%
Southwest 6%
Mid-Atlantic 5%
Northeast 4%

Internship Outcomes by Region

(Class of 2018 Internship Placement)

Chart of Class of 2018 Internship Placement - see accompanying table for data
Region % of Total Internships
Midwest 57%
West 20%
Northeast 13%
Southwest 10%

Full-Time Salary by Specialization

Class of 2018

Specialization Average Base Salary
Applied Security Analysis $86,000
Arts Administration $60,375
Brand and Product Management $106,618
Corporate Finance and Investment Banking $100,375
Marketing Research $106,167
Operations and Technology Management $101,444
Real Estate $89,000
Risk Management and Insurance $105,000
Strategic Human Resource Management $90,232
Supply Chain Management $103,571

Internship Salary by Specialization

Class of 2019 Internship Placement

Specialization Average Monthly Salary
Applied Security Analysis $5,567
Arts Administration $2,959
Brand and Product Management $7,356
Corporate Finance and Investment Banking $7,735
Marketing Research $6,710
Operations and Technology Management $6,305
Real Estate $4,842
Risk Management and Insurance $6,272
Strategic Human Resource Management $7,247
Supply Chain Management $4,749

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