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

Program Schedule

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Transportation and Accommodations

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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 44 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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Other MBA Degree Options

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  • What other MBA programs are offered by the Wisconsin School of Business?

    In addition to the Executive MBA Program, the Wisconsin School of Business also offers a Full-Time MBA Program and a Professional MBA Program. The Wisconsin Full-Time MBA Program combines deep immersion in a career specialization with a strong foundation in general management. The Wisconsin Professional MBA is a part-time program that offers flexibility and customization; students can take between two and five years to complete the program and choose which areas they would like to focus on, earning badges for the skills they develop.

  • Is there any difference in the MBA degree earned in these various programs?

    The degree earned is an MBA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison; this is consistent across all MBA programs at the Wisconsin School of Business. Our career coaches advise that students and alumni simply note “Master of Business Administration” on their résumés.

Attendance Expectations

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Global Learning Experience

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

    As an incoming student, you will receive a 2-in-1 tablet computer that provides access to all reference materials needed for the program, including case studies, program schedules, class directories, and textbooks. You can also use this tablet to collaborate with team members, classmates, and faculty in real time. Access to the Internet allows connections for both personal and professional use, and ownership of the computer remains with you. The portability and convenience of having everything you need for participation in the program contributes to efficient time management.

  • Should I bring a computer to campus?

    As an incoming student, you will be provided with a 2-in-1 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 this tablet to connect to the Internet for personal and professional use during breaks. Ownership of the tablet remains with you.

    Many students find that they do 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.