A Wisconsin MBA gives you a competitive advantage, enabling you to advance your career more quickly, while helping you qualify for higher level positions now and in the future. Career development coaching complements your education by developing your skills in personal marketing, networking, seeking high paying jobs, and exploring new job opportunities.

Even students who have a firm career plan in place can benefit from our career counseling services. Working with a career coach can be helpful for those who simply want to reconfirm their goals, conduct a gap analysis of their qualifications, or develop a long-term career plan. Our goal is to support you on your path to lifelong career fulfillment.

Customized Career Services

Our career coaching staff will work with you one on one based on your individual needs. We can help you with the following steps in your career management plan, and much more.

  • Visioning and career goals
  • Personal branding and marketing
  • Professional résumés and bios
  • LinkedIn® profiles
  • Networking strategies
  • Personal career advisory boards
  • Job search strategies
  • Employer research
  • Interview preparation
  • Compensation negotiation

Individual appointments can be made for on-campus consultations, although many Evening MBA students find it just as convenient to work with our career management staff by phone, email, or video conference.

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A Solid ROI

In addition to advancing their education, Evening MBA graduates gain a significant professional edge in terms of career advancement and increased earnings.


Average salary increase (graduating classes of 2017–2019)


Career advancement (graduating classes of 2017–2019)

Career Resources for Emerging Leaders

Evening MBA students also have access to a comprehensive selection of career resources, including online webinars for MBAs, an extensive career resource guide, seminars and workshops, and more. These resources are designed for working professionals who already have some valuable work experience and aspire to positions in management or leadership.

In addition, our career management staff maintains close relationships with UW–Madison alumni, other business leaders, and corporate partners. These connections strengthen your professional network, giving you a competitive edge when you’re ready to advance your career.

Employers Value the Wisconsin MBA

Employers know that a general management MBA from the Wisconsin School of Business offers a strong return on learning.

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“As a leader, you can have an impact not only on the organization you work for, but also on the lives of the people on your team. I take that responsibility seriously, and I’m hungry for knowledge and skills to be a better leader. I think the Wisconsin Evening MBA can help me achieve my leadership goals.”

—Alyssa Ryanjoy, MBA
Implementation Operations Manager, CUNA Mutual Group