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.

Nearly half these companies are located outside the Midwest

Full-Time Employment Statistics for MBA Class of 2016

89%

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

Full-Time Base Salary

$96,531

Average base
starting salary

$100,000

Median starting salary

$54,080

Minimum Yearly Salary

$130,000

Maximum Yearly Salary

Full-Time Signing Bonus

Average $17,719
Median $15,000
Minimum $2,000
Maximum $75,000
% Receiving 80%

Internship Salary Information

(Class of 2017 Internship Placement)

Average Monthly Salary $5,978
Median Monthly Salary $6,500
% Receiving Other Compensation 35%
Average Other Compensation $3,763
Median Other Compensation $2,250

Career Outcomes by Region

(Class of 2016 Full Time Placement)

Map Key

Color Region % of Total Full-Time Positions
Gold Midwest 53%
Green West 15%
Blue Southwest 16%
Red Northeast 8%
Light Blue Mid-Atlantic 3%
Navy South 4%
N/A International 1%

Internship Outcomes by Region

(Class of 2017 Internship Placement)

Map Key

Color Region % of Total Internships
Gold Midwest 59%
Green West 17%
Blue Southwest 10%
Red Northeast 4%
Light Blue Mid-Atlantic 5%
Navy South 5%

Full-Time Salary by Specialization

(Class of 2016)

Specialization Average Base Salary
Applied Security Analysis $98,333
Arts Administration $57,540
Brand and Product Management $101,783
Corporate Finance and Investment Banking $104,000
Marketing Research $98,145
Operations and Technology Management $111,250
Real Estate $84,458
Risk Management and Insurance $100,000
Strategic Human Resource Management $90,500
Supply Chain Management $92,609

Internship Salary by Specialization

(Class of 2017 Internship Placement)

Specialization Average Monthly Salary
Applied Security Analysis $7,900
Arts Administration $2,511
Brand and Product Management $6,640
Corporate Finance and Investment Banking $6,578
Marketing Research $6,925
Operations and Technology Management $7,154
Real Estate $4,081
Risk Management and Insurance $5,415
Strategic Human Resource Management $5,568
Supply Chain Management $4,365

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