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.

Erika Spoden

Excel with New Opportunities

Erika Spoden (MBA '18) is a high-achieving professional looking to excel in leadership and add value to her company. In the Wisconsin Evening MBA Program, she has become a confident presenter, gained new skills in finance and economics, and has awakened to her affinity for analytical projects.

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.

Ashley Blinka

Bridge the Gap Between Creativity and Business

After working for four years in her current role as a designer for Kohl’s LC Lauren Conrad brand, Ashley Blinka (MBA '19) discovered that she was most passionate when she could develop talent and affect strategies and processes. She joined the Wisconsin Evening MBA Program to improve her management skills and gain new insights to bring to the business side of her job.

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