The strong network you will build as a student in the Wisconsin Evening MBA Program will benefit you throughout your career. Our cohort-based format leads not only to new professional connections, but also to lasting friendships.

Wisconsin Evening MBA students come from a variety of professional backgrounds, including manufacturing, finance, engineering, healthcare, technology, government, nonprofit, and more. Some are individual contributors at their organizations, while others are entrepreneurs, leaders, or managers. Each student brings a unique perspective and industry-specific knowledge to the program.

Students also find that their professional networks expand geographically. The Wisconsin Evening MBA Program attracts students who live and work in the greater Madison area, metro Milwaukee, greater Chicagoland, the Fox Valley, and other locations.

Patricia Kempling at The M. Keith Weikel Leadership Speaker Series

Meet Influential Leaders

The M. Keith Weikel MBA Leadership Speaker Series brings notable business executives and other thought leaders to the Wisconsin School of Business to share their experiences and insights. These widely attended events bring together the entire Wisconsin School of Business community, providing an opportunity to network with MBA students from all Wisconsin programs, alumni, industry leaders, and the guest speakers themselves. Wisconsin Evening MBA students are encouraged to attend; spouses and partners are also welcome.

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Forté Sponsor School

Forté provides support for women at all stages of their careers to enhance their business acumen. Forté strives to increase the number of women applying to and enrolling in MBA programs by providing educational opportunities, networking and mentoring events, as well as professional conferences.

Incoming Wisconsin MBA women may participate in Forté events such as the MBA Women’s Leadership Conference and MBA Financial Services FAST Track. All Wisconsin MBA students should explore professional development opportunities through webinar topics on leadership, communications skills, and personal finance, as well as career exploration and opportunities through the Forté Job Center. We encourage our students to explore the Forté resources and opportunities available to them.

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Join a Strong Alumni Network

Business Badgers are known for being extraordinarily supportive of each other and the Wisconsin School of Business. Our alumni are proud, accomplished, and committed to moving forward together. When you graduate, you become part of this tight-knit network of more than 41,800 Business Badgers worldwide.




Ryan Derus, MBA

"I developed a network of career-driven professionals who helped shape my career path. I could never put a value on that network because it is priceless to me. The bond that forms within the cohort is very strong, and the opportunity to connect with alumni, especially at the M. Keith Weikel Speaker Series, is phenomenal. I met alumni from all sorts of companies, and got to hear alumni and other successful business professionals share the lessons learned from their careers."

—Ryan Derus, MBA
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