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.

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.

Develop Expertise to Switch Careers

Lauren Pedracine (MBA '18) made two major career moves at Kohl’s since beginning the Wisconsin Evening MBA Program. First, she was promoted from purchasing agent to senior purchasing agent, and then she moved into marketing, joining the Yes2You Rewards team. Lauren is taking advantage of her new MBA skills and is building a career as a competitive business leader.

Ali Baumgartner

Join a Supportive Community and Gain Essential Business Skills

After completing her undergraduate internship at Fiskars, Ali Baumgartner (MBA '17) graduated and went on to work for the company. Just a couple years—and a promotion—later, Ali knew she didn’t want to wait to take her career to the next level.

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