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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Accomplish Anything With New Confidence

Erin Harried (MBA ’22) is a world traveler with extensive experience in the retail and merchandising industry. She’s worked in everything from brick and mortar sales to corporate merchandising, buying, and now web merchandising. She’s pursuing her MBA to gain confidence and skills she needs to reach greater heights.

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Gain a Rich Experience From Wisconsin’s Top Part-Time MBA

Kim Ulaky (MBA ’21) chose the part-time Wisconsin Evening MBA Program for the educational quality and the added benefits of team-based collaboration, networking, and learning alongside classmates from other industries. She is an engineer who is expanding her business acumen and foresees one day starting a company.

Make a Fast Pivot To A Whole New Career

Paul Dionne (MBA ’21) chose the part-time Wisconsin MBA to pivot into a career with broader societal impact and expanded leadership opportunities. He had a background in anthropology research and no business experience. With support and skills gained in the program, he made the career switch—before even finishing his MBA—to a nonprofit think tank devoted to consumer and cooperative finance.

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Make a Career Leap With Confidence

Elle Grevstad (PhD ’11, MBA ’21) is a PhD biochemist whose academic track expanded to require business skills. She turned to the part-time Wisconsin MBA to boost her business acumen. The career services team helped Elle develop a strong résumé that aligned her academic work background with that of industry and fully prepared her to move to a position at Exact Sciences.

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.

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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.

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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.

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