Our Evening MBA students represent a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, holding positions such as specialists, analysts, managers, and entrepreneurs.

Many of our students have strong business backgrounds, while others have experience in healthcare, technology, engineering, and more, which creates a robust team-based learning experience. One common thread beyond their industry background is that they all chose the Wisconsin Evening MBA Program to fast-track their careers and increase their earning potential while balancing school, work, and family life.

We invite you to get to know our students and recent graduates highlighted below, and discover the many ways they’re benefitting from this affordable, high-caliber part time MBA program.

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Yuexin (Ivy) Cao stands on a overlook in front of the CUNA Mutual lobby

Learn to Lead People

Yuexin (Ivy) Cao (MBA ’21) is originally from Yichang, China. She came to the U.S. in 2010 for college and started working at CUNA Mutual Group in 2014. She’s worked in several roles at CUNA, developing knowledge in data analytics, business intelligence, project management, consulting, and agile. She’s earning her MBA to advance to higher roles.

Man in vest and protective glasses stands above a warehouse

Learn Finance, Grow Your Network

Karan Bandal (MBA ’20) has a background in manufacturing, lean and six sigma, warehousing, continuous improvement, and operations. He’s earning his MBA to learn management and financial skills.

Calvin White Eagle standing in front of Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells

Create New Opportunities for Your Future

Calvin White Eagle (MBA '20) plans, directs, coordinates, and oversees staff for Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells’ training programs. He thought about an MBA for seven years and chose to purse an MBA now to get to the next level in his career.

Alyssa Ryanjoy

Reach Career Goals Quickly

Alyssa Ryanjoy (MBA ’20) set her sights on a leadership role that would impact her organization’s strategy and direction. She recognized an MBA was the key to moving her to that goal quickly. Because her employer sees the value of her contributions, Alyssa has already earned a promotion.

Taylor Ebert

Excel in Business After a Military Career

Taylor Ebert (MBA '20) decided to earn his MBA after eight years as a Nuclear Submarine Officer in the U.S Navy. He’s rounding out his engineering knowledge with a business background to enter the civilian workforce.

Renee Rutkowski

Get on the Path to Corporate Leadership

Renee Rutkowski (MBA '20) had always wanted to go back to business school, but it seemed like there was never a right time. She had moved five times for work and made a commitment to herself to earn a Wisconsin MBA when she settled in Madison.

Emily Bremer

Make an Impact as a Marketer

Emily Bremer (MBA '19) developed a desire to learn more about business fundamentals after being in her role for six years. In the Wisconsin Evening MBA, she is learning key business concepts that complement her marketing experience and are reshaping her career with a broad business perspective.

Romel Santini

Gain Skills To Be a Health Care Leader

Romel Santini (MBA '19) is earning his MBA to build on his military experience and move forward as a leader in a transformative health care position. He oversees supply chain management and clinical engineering programs at a brand new state-of-the-art hospital, The American Center.

Transition From Scientist to Business Professional

Joel Coleman (MBA '18) is earning his Wisconsin Evening MBA to transition from the lab to the commercial side of the biotech industry. Since beginning the program, he was hired at a new company, started a new role, and was promoted.

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