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Admissions

The Wisconsin Executive MBA Program is designed for senior and mid-level executives who wish to deepen their strategic leadership skills and enhance their global business preparedness in a cohort-based, collaborative learning environment.

While the target experience level is eight years of professional experience, the average for a typical cohort is 16 years, including an average of 10 years in leadership positions. Some students bring 20–30 years of professional experience to the program.

For complete application requirements, see How to Apply.

A Cohort-Based Approach

Admissions decisions are also made with the goal of building a strong, diverse cohort group for every entering class. This elevates the quality of the collective learning experience in the classroom and team projects.

In evaluating each applicant both as an individual and as a cohort member, we conduct a holistic review that considers many factors—including personal and professional achievements, motivation, leadership, diversity, international experience, and industry representation.

How to Learn More

We invite you to visit us, attend a networking event, participate in an online chat session, or hear from current students in one of our information sessions on campus or on the road.

If you have any questions, please check our Admissions FAQs or contact a program representative for personal assistance. We'll be happy to help you determine how the Wisconsin Executive MBA Program can support your career goals.

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Learn about the admissions process »

Important Dates

September: Applications open for the following fall.

December–June: Application deadlines fall on the first business day of each month beginning December 1. Applications are accepted through June, or until each cohort is full.

Decisions: Following each deadline date, decisions are made within six weeks of receiving a completed application.

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