Wisconsin School of Business Executive MBA students are a diverse group of experienced professionals, executives, and entrepreneurs who are focused on career advancement, professional growth, and increasing their earning potential.

Nearly half are in executive leadership positions when they enroll, representing a broad range of professions, such as manufacturing, finance, engineering, technology, healthcare, and more. While no two are alike, each student brings unique perspectives and specialized knowledge to the classroom.

By exploring the backgrounds of students and recent graduates featured below, you will understand why so many seasoned business executives choose the Executive MBA at UW–Madison to transform their careers.

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Thomas Beattie

Find Business Success With a Military Background

Thomas Beattie (MBA '18) is an experienced U.S. Army officer with a growing business career. A year into his MBA, he was called to active duty and deployed to Texas. Thomas traveled cross country to continue his education—for business, for the army, and for his future.

Lynn Fyhrlund

From U.S. Army to IT Director

Lynn Fyhrlund (MBA '17) landed a job as an IT director—a move that was possible because of the skills and support gained from the Wisconsin Executive MBA Program. Previously working as a contractor in the IT field, Lynn now directs the implementation, development, integration, and maintenance of enterprise business and administrative information systems for Milwaukee County. With his UW–Madison MBA, Lynn looks to make a difference and build a fulfilling career in IT after an esteemed military career.

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