Impact corporate decisions on capital structure and investments, including mergers and acquisitions, with the Wisconsin MBA Program specialization in corporate finance and investment banking. Delivered through the Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, the program combines the breadth of management fundamentals in the first year and the depth of several real financial consulting projects in the second year. Students also benefit from regular interaction with highly placed executives who share in-depth perspectives on current industry issues and trends. This comprehensive approach prepares students for a lifetime of success as financial officers, consultants, or investment bankers.

Paul Hlavaty

“[Wisconsin has] great people, a thriving campus with a city life, and an academic model that aligned with my professional goals. The core classes taught me business insights, and the finance courses will allow me to differentiate myself in the job market.”

—Paul Hlavaty, MBA ’14
Senior Treasury Analyst, Hewlett-Packard

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Gain the Hands-On Experience You Need

The corporate finance and investment banking specialization in the Wisconsin MBA Program provides challenging applied learning experiences to equip you for career success. During your second year in the MBA program, you'll work with major companies such as AT&T, American Family Insurance, and 3M to provide business recommendations and asset evaluations to senior executives. In addition to gaining practical consulting experience, you will learn management skills and explore the latest market trends during finance current topics seminars presented by high-level executives. Through real-world experiences such as these, you'll gain the financial tools and conceptual knowledge to analyze problems, make tough decisions, and develop recommendations to blue-chip corporations.

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Fast Track Your Career

Graduates of the Wisconsin MBA Program in corporate finance and investment banking find success as financial managers, analysts, and treasurers for recruiting partners ranging from Citibank to General Mills. With an average starting salary of six figures and average signing bonus of more than $20,000, you are likely to graduate with the career opportunities you desire.

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Establish A Professional Network

As a corporate finance and investment banking student, you will join a program supported by a network of alumni and board members working together to enhance your professional knowledge and connections. Every fall, an advisory board of practitioners and corporate officers with experience in financial services, investment banking, and consulting mentors students. Board members and alumni provide expert guidance for financial consulting engagements and provide professional development through events such as mock interviews to prepare students for careers in the financial industry.

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A Specialized Curriculum

The Wisconsin MBA Program in corporate finance and investment banking is a comprehensive program designed to hone general managerial skills while still covering a wide range of investment and financial topics.

Applied learning opportunities become the focus of your second year in the program. Corporate finance consulting engagements will require you to put your first year's courses into practice by providing investment recommendations to high-level executives.

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The Corporate Finance and Investment Banking Experience

“One of the benefits of attending the Wisconsin School of Business is the division of the entire MBA program into specializations, such as corporate finance and investment banking. What makes the division into specializations unique is not only the academic focus on a student’s intended career path but also guidance from real-world professionals who are members of the Nicholas Center Board of Directors ...Read More

—Rishi Shah, MBA ’17

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