The Wisconsin Executive MBA is designed for high-level professionals who wish to deepen their strategic management skills, grow their networks, and reach their potential as leaders. Homework assignments are collaborative and created with the working leader in mind, enabling you to achieve balance with the other important things in your life. Each cohort meets over two academic years, August through May.

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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


Year 1

Key management functions and leadership skills

Classes include:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • Accounting
  • Leadership
  • Introduction to Financial Management
  • Consumer Behavior

Year 2

Advanced strategic management and global business understanding

Classes include:

  • Negotiations
  • Business Law
  • Investments
  • Multinational Business and Finance
  • Role of Business in Society
  • Operations Strategy
  • Markets with Frictions

Facilities and Amenities

Grainger Hall

Grainger Hall

  • Classes are held in Grainger Hall which has three high-tech auditoriums, 30 classrooms, group study rooms, computer labs, a café, and a courtyard.
  • Parking passes available for underground lot at Grainger Hall, also valid at Fluno Center.
Student grabbing food from buffet

Meals and Refreshments

  • A self-serve, catered breakfast and lunch is provided on Fridays and Saturdays, when classes meet.
  • A generous selection of snacks and beverages is available during breaks.
  • Arrangements are made to accommodate special dietary needs.
Fluno Center


  • Just a short walk from Grainger Hall, the on-campus Fluno Center has hotel rooms available at discounted rates on specified class nights.
  • The Fluno Center also houses Smitty’s Study Pub, a popular place to relax, have a meal or snack, and network with fellow students.
Elsa Jacobson

"Because the MBA team environment doesn’t have hierarchy the way a workplace does, it manufactures an environment that forces better compromise and collaboration. The flexibility it takes to succeed in a business school team is a valuable skill that I’m working hard to apply at work too. Through our coursework, I’ve thought a lot about how I show up at work and how I lead."

—Elsa Jacobson (MBA ’20)