The Wisconsin Executive MBA Program enhances your effectiveness as a current or future senior leader, providing a solid academic foundation and a diverse professional network. This part-time MBA offers a solid return on learning, with nearly 70 percent of graduates advancing in their careers. Career management coaching complements your education, helping you develop the skills to sustain lifelong career fulfillment.

If you are preparing for advancement within your organization, a career coach can work with you to maximize the competitive advantage your Wisconsin MBA provides. If you will be seeking new opportunities in the future, we can help you develop and implement a personal plan.

Even students who have a firm career plan in place can benefit from our career management services. Working with a career coach can be helpful for those who want to conduct a gap analysis of their qualifications, negotiate a compensation package as they advance in their organizations, or reconfirm their goals.

Customized Career Services

Our career coaching staff will work with you one on one based on your individual needs. We can help you with the following steps in your career management plan, and much more.

  • Visioning and career goals
  • Personal branding and marketing
  • Professional résumés and bios
  • LinkedIn® profiles
  • Networking strategies
  • Personal career advisory boards
  • Job search strategies
  • Employer research
  • Interview preparation
  • Compensation negotiation

Individual appointments can be made for on-campus consultations, although many Executive MBA students find it just as convenient to work with our career management staff by phone, email, or videoconference.

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Mary Erpenbach 

“The program office offers significant career management services and provides coaching in this area. The résumé-building and LinkedIn courses were critical as I consider how to update my résumé and profile for my next career step.”

—Mary Erpenbach (MBA ’18)
Senior Tech – Project Management, AT&T

Career Resources for Emerging Leaders

Executive MBA students also have access to a comprehensive selection of career resources. These resources are designed specifically for mid- and senior-level professionals, with a focus on developing lifelong career management skills. You can take advantage of online webinars for MBAs, an extensive career resource guide, career-focused workshops with visiting business leaders, and more.

The Executive MBA program staff maintains close relationships with UW–Madison alumni, other business leaders, and corporate partners. Our career advisors seek out opportunities to connect with these individuals and strengthen your professional network.

Climb Higher, Earn More

The Wisconsin Executive MBA builds your business knowledge, skills, and expertise, while empowering you to achieve the income and professional advancement you deserve.


Average salary increase
(graduating classes of 2017–2019)


Career advancement
(graduating classes of 2017–2019)

*45 percent of Wisconsin Executive MBA students are in executive leadership positions when they enter the program

Employers Value the Wisconsin MBA

Employers know that an MBA from the Wisconsin School of Business develops emerging leaders and offers a strong return on learning.

Learn more about employer support