The Wisconsin Evening MBA Program is designed for working professionals who wish to deepen their skill sets by studying a general management curriculum in a cohort-based format. Every student brings two or more years of professional experience, although the average for a typical cohort is seven years. Most students hold full-time professional positions throughout their time in the program, and find that the program allows them to balance work, family life, and their studies.

Many students find that it is more beneficial to pursue an MBA earlier in their careers, as they can receive the greatest financial return over time, and will see more immediate performance results in their current jobs.

For complete Evening MBA requirements, see How to Apply.

A Cohort-Based Approach

Admissions decisions are also made with the goal of building a strong, diverse cohort group for every entering class. This elevates the quality of the collective learning experience in the classroom and team projects.

Test scores are not the only determining factor in the admissions process. In evaluating each applicant both as an individual and as a cohort member, we conduct a holistic review that considers many factors—including personal and professional achievements, motivation, leadership, diversity, international experience, and industry representation.

Plan Now and Participate Fully

Each cohort enters the program, progresses through the curriculum, and graduates together. This provides a team-based MBA experience that takes full advantage of the diverse professional backgrounds in the group and builds strong networks.

To help you plan for full participation in the program, we publish a sample academic calendar that includes the dates for orientation, regular classes, the 10-day international trip, graduation, and more. Calendar information for all three academic years is made available well in advance, enabling you to schedule your other professional and personal commitments.

How to Learn More

We invite you to visit us, attend a networking event, participate in an online chat session, or hear from current students in one of our information sessions on campus or on the road.

If you have any questions, please check our Admissions FAQs or contact a program representative for personal assistance. We'll be happy to help you determine how the Wisconsin Evening MBA Program can support your career goals.

Application Deadlines for Fall 2020

The application process will open September 3, 2019, for fall 2020 admission.

  • Decisions are made four to six weeks after each due date.
  • Enrollment deposits are due upon acceptance of your offer.

Application Due Dates

  • January 1, 2020*
  • March 1, 2020*
  • May 1, 2020*
  • June 1, 2020

After June 1, 2020 applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the cohort is filled.

*Priority deadlines for merit-based financial aid