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If you have questions on admissions topics, please check our Admissions FAQs.

Program Schedule

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Student Services

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  • Is someone available to assist me during the times I’m on campus?

    Yes. Members of the program staff are on hand during class sessions. With offices located near your classroom, the staff is available to answer questions and support your educational experience. The program staff also joins Executive MBA students for orientation and special events, including the M. Keith Weikel Executive Leadership Speaker Series.

  • What types of career management services are available?

    Customized career coaching is available to Executive MBA students; these services can be helpful whether you are planning to advance within your current organization, seek an external position, or work on your lifelong career plan. Our confidential, one-on-one services are designed to complement your MBA education. Services offered include career planning and visioning, personal marketing, networking, job search or promotion strategies, and compensation negotiation. Students also have access to career resources, including online webinars, a career resource guide, career-focused workshops with visiting business leaders, and more.

  • What types of support courses are offered to Wisconsin Executive MBA students?

    Preparatory materials to enhance math skills will be sent to enrolled students prior to immersion week. A math review will be held during immersion week in August. Tutoring sessions are also available to students as needed, and you are encouraged to visit faculty during office hours to ask for assistance with specific courses.

Student Body

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  • What is the size of a typical cohort group?

    The Wisconsin Executive MBA program cohort size is 35 to 45 students.

  • What types of student backgrounds and industries are represented in the program?

    Wisconsin Executive MBA students represent many major corporations, as well as smaller firms, government entities, and nonprofit organizations. A typical cohort includes upper managers, middle managers, C-suite executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals such as lawyers and physicians. Diverse academic backgrounds and industries are represented, including engineering, science and technology, education, the arts and humanities, and business and economics. For more information, view our Class Profile.

  • Will I have opportunities to network with students outside of my own cohort?

    Networking across classes and across the Wisconsin MBA programs is highly encouraged. Within the Executive MBA Program, the two cohorts come together for lunches on class days, career mixers, intercession networking workshops, student advisory board meetings, and more. Entering students may choose to participate in our peer advising program, which connects first-year students with second-year students.

    All MBA students at the Wisconsin School of Business have the opportunity to interact with each other, alumni, and business leaders at the M. Keith Weikel Executive Leadership Speaker Series and other events. In addition, MBA students meet informally for get-togethers at Smitty’s Study Pub, located at the nearby Fluno Center, and other locations on or near campus.

  • What percentage of students graduate from the Wisconsin Executive MBA Program each year?

    The average completion rate for the Wisconsin Executive MBA Program is 97 percent. We work hard to ensure that our students are well prepared for the challenges of the program and committed to all aspects of their educational experience. Throughout the admissions process, we offer opportunities to learn more about the program by attending an information session, visiting a class, participating in online chat sessions, meeting one on one with an admissions professional, and more.


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  • How is technology used to support my participation in the Executive MBA Program?

    Every incoming Executive MBA student will receive a tablet computer equipped with software and materials designed to support the educational experience. All of the information necessary for participating in the program will be immediately accessible on this portable device, including class materials, program references, student directories, case studies, and more. You can also use this tablet to communicate with other students and faculty, print class materials, and establish a wireless connection to the Internet. With this tablet in hand, there should be no need to bring another portable device to campus.

  • Should I bring a computer to campus?

    As an incoming Executive MBA student, you will be provided with a tablet computer that should meet all your portable computing needs while you are on campus and attending classes or working on group projects. You can also use the wireless connection to check personal or work accounts during breaks. Most students will not need to carry an additional personal computer. However, if you do wish to use another personal computer on campus, you can review the technology requirements and recommendations from the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

  • What kinds of technology support are available?

    The program staff will be available to assist you during class hours and can connect you with a technology specialist. If you have technology questions at other times, you may contact the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison directly by phone, email, or chat.

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