The Wisconsin Executive MBA is a 20-month program delivered in a lock-step structure. Each entering cohort moves through the two-year program of study together. As a result, you will share a highly focused, team-based MBA experience with a group of fellow students from diverse professional backgrounds and industries.

The general program format is designed for students who wish to deepen their understanding of strategic management without interrupting their careers. Homework assignments are manageable, enabling you to achieve balance with the other important things in your life. Classes meet all day on alternate Fridays and Saturdays. An immersion week is held each August of the two-year program. The program also includes a 10-day, in-country global learning experience that is fully integrated into the curriculum with class preparation prior to the trip and a debriefing upon return.

Devote Your Time to Learning, Not Logistics

A full complement of amenities makes the program convenient for working professionals. Time-saving program features include parking in the lot beneath Grainger Hall, catered meals, refreshments, staff support, and more. Books and other program materials are assembled for you. By making program participation uncomplicated, we free you to focus on taking advantage of all the MBA experience has to offer.

Sign in front of Grainger Hall parking garage

Parking and Transportation

Parking is fast and convenient. Parking permits are provided for the underground lot at Grainger Hall on days when class is in session. Executive MBA parking passes are also valid at the Fluno Center, which offers convenient overnight accommodations for those staying on campus during class sessions. Carpooling to campus with fellow Executive MBA students provides time to network with students from your cohort or other cohorts. Program staff will facilitate introductions for those who wish to arrange a carpool.

Two people at buffet table

Meals and Refreshments

A self-serve, catered breakfast and lunch are provided on Fridays and Saturdays, when classes meet. Meals bring both Executive MBA cohorts together for socializing, discussions of classroom material, and networking. A generous selection of snacks and beverages is available during breaks. Arrangements are made to accommodate special dietary needs.

Grainger Hall


As an Executive MBA student, you have access to a well-equipped business center in Grainger Hall. The business center is a convenient place to access a computer or printer, scan documents, make copies, and more. Study rooms are popular for individuals looking for a quiet place to study and teams working on collaborative projects; these can be reserved in advance through our program office.

Executive MBA program staff

Concierge Services

Members of the program staff are readily available to answer your questions and support your educational experience. The program office, located near your classroom, is staffed whenever class is in session. Staff also help with travel arrangements for your international trip.

Fluno guest room


Wisconsin Executive MBA students can reserve overnight accommodations at the on-campus Fluno Center at discounted rates on specified class nights. Immersion week housing is arranged for first-year students and included in the program fees, as the first year of immersion week is residential. Just a short walk from Grainger Hall, the Fluno Center also houses Smitty’s Study Pub, a popular place to relax, have a meal or snack, watch Badger sports, and network with students from the various Wisconsin MBA programs.

A Convenient Program Format

Class sessions and other events are scheduled with consideration for the needs of MBA students who hold professional positions in mind.

Learn about the program schedule