Expert career guidance from the Wisconsin MBA Program takes you from passion to purpose. Want to lead at the highest levels in your current industry? Thrive in a new field? You will be well-prepared when you tap into opportunities to develop superior leadership, communication, and negotiation skills.

Corporations such as Procter & Gamble, GE Healthcare, Intuit, Google, Amazon, Starbucks, General Mills, Kimberly-Clark, 3M, Johnson & Johnson, and Hewlett-Packard return each year to hire Wisconsin School of Business graduates who are adept at leading teams and solving complex business problems.

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Employment Statistics

Wisconsin MBAs land attractive internships and full-time positions at top organizations throughout the United States and the world. View our employment outcomes to learn more.



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Employer Connections

Your specialization faculty and staff are skilled at connecting you with recruiting companies and other corporate partners in your area of specialization. These connections give you a web of support and give you a competitive advantage in internship and job placement.

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Career Preparation

We help you hit the ground running with proven job search skills, individualized coaching, a career plan tailored to your goals, and powerful alumni and industry connections.



Here’s How We Get You There

Career management is fully integrated throughout your Wisconsin MBA education. We help you hit the ground running with proven job search skills, individualized coaching, a career plan tailored to your goals, and powerful alumni and industry connections.

Your customized career guidance begins the summer before you arrive. You will be the center of a team that hones outstanding soft skills to set you apart in your job search and in your career. The team includes:

  • personal career coach
  • communication coach
  • peer coach

Here’s where you can really begin to see the advantages of specialization. Your career coach will work with you to develop a career plan centered around your goals that takes advantage of the wealth of specialized industry knowledge and connections in your specialization, as well as the resources of our top-ranked business school and the greater university.

For career preparation, the résumé building and interview practice were very helpful prior to interview season. And my professional mentor was key in guiding me through multiple, fantastic internship offers to be sure I made the best decision for my career.
—Lindsey Rasie, MBA Marketing Research Specialization

Recent graduates and a Fortune 500 employer explain how the Wisconsin MBA accelerates careers.

Prepare to Lead with Confidence Day One

The Wisconsin MBA Program places a premium on positioning you to lead.

  • Leadership as a core value and yearlong opportunities. Focus and hone your skills through the in-depth, Wisconsin Leadership Catalyst Program, which includes a leadership class throughout your first year, a speaker series with top industry leaders, and the highly interactive, weeklong Leadership Symposium where you learn and practice essential skills. Take advantage of additional yearlong leadership opportunities throughout the curriculum and in practical application through events, competitions, classroom collaboration, and campus clubs.
  • Mock interviews and communication coaching. Work with your coach to refine your story and perfect your presentation and interviewing skills.
  • Staff and alumni support. Our program size allows one-on-one access to staff and alumni in your specialization who generously support you to make the most of your MBA experience to position you for success.

Top Recruiting Companies

Based on our track record, corporations know you will be ready to make an impact on day one with the skills to keep your career on a fast track. Employers seek our graduates because of our consistency in producing well-prepared candidates.

Amazon
Dell
General Mills
Deloitte Consulting
Johnson and Johnson
Land's End
Pepsico
Intuit
Kimberly Clark
P&G
SC Johnson A Family Company
Starbucks Coffee
Target Corporation
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

Full-Time Employment Outcomes

MBA Class of 2018

90%

of those actively seeking employment accepted offers within three months of graduation

$98,463

Average base starting salary

$103,000

Median starting salary

Be the Candidate Recruiters are Seeking

Recent graduates and a Fortune 500 employer explain how the Wisconsin MBA accelerates careers.

Gina Jenkins, Betsy Golomski, Ilsa Valdez, Heather Stelzer

A Top-Notch Career Team Supports Your Success

The professionals in the MBA Career Management Center will work with you one-on-one to develop and implement a career plan. This preparation equips you to make the most of the industry connections you’ll gain in your career specialization.