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 detailed 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.

Important Dates

September: Applications open for the following fall.

December–May: The monthly application deadline falls on the first business day of each month, December through May. Deadlines for the cohort entering in fall 2018 are as follows:

  • December 1, 2017
  • January 2, 2018
  • February 1, 2018
  • March 1, 2018
  • April 2, 2018
  • May 1, 2018

When to Apply: Early application is encouraged. After the May deadline, applications may be accepted as space permits. Please contact us if you are interested in applying but are unable to complete your application by the May deadline.

Decisions: An admissions decision is made on each completed application within six weeks of the monthly deadline (see above) by which it is received.

Information for Applicants