The Wisconsin Executive MBA Program meets for two academic years, from August through May. Each cohort enters the program, progresses through the curriculum, and graduates together.

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20 months with summer breaks
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Every other Friday and Saturday
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Fridays, 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Saturdays
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Immersion week each August
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10-day international trip in March of second year

Considerations for Professionals Who Travel

If your current position requires travel, the Wisconsin Executive MBA Program may still work for you. Students are generally successful in the program if they can set their own travel schedule, complete all travel between Sunday and Thursday, and participate in group or team projects while they are traveling. It may also be advisable to have a workplace discussion about not increasing one's travel obligations while attending the Executive MBA Program.

Students who travel frequently for business are encouraged to contact the admissions staff to discuss questions and concerns.

Attendance Expectations

Due to the lockstep cohort format of the Wisconsin Executive MBA Program, attendance at all classes is required. Students are also expected to participate in the global learning experience, which features a 10-day, in-country trip. Details about our attendance policies can be found in the Program FAQs.

If you have concerns about your ability to attend all classes or fulfill the requirements of the global learning experience, we encourage you to contact the admissions staff to discuss your situation.

Curriculum in Overview

The Wisconsin Executive MBA Program develops strategic leadership skills and provides preparation for an increasingly competitive, global business environment.

Year 1

Enhance your understanding of key business functions and develop leadership practices in areas such as organizational change, business communications, and teamwork.

Year 2

Gain breadth and new perspectives with advanced coursework in business strategy and leadership. An in-country global learning experience in the spring culminates your study of international business issues.