Launch your ideal finance career

If you are passionate about finance, the Wisconsin MBA specialization in corporate finance and investment banking delivers a first-class, transformational MBA experience that will accelerate your career development. Supported by the Nicholas Center, this program provides:

  • A focus on applied learning with consulting projects built into the curriculum
  • Personalized guidance from start to finish from accomplished industry practitioners
  • Networking opportunities with prominent executives, board members, and financial professionals who are passionate and eager to mentor students
  • Access to high-paying jobs

Regardless of your background or prior finance experience, you will receive personalized guidance as you clarify your specific career goals. This comprehensive approach gives you access to a wide variety of jobs including corporate finance, investment banking, consulting, strategy, corporate development, or investing.


Average base salary
(Class of 2019)

Accelerate Your Career Development

Graduates of our program have diverse career interests and have been successful in securing a wide range of high-paying roles, including financial analyst, investment banking associate, consulting associate, and many others.

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Gain Practical Expertise

Learn by doing with consulting projects built into the curriculum. Advise companies like Amazon, 3M, and Procter & Gamble on important real-world business problems. You will also explore the latest trends in finance through our Nicholas Center Speaker Series and will be encouraged to make your own contributions to our community.

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Establish a Professional Network

Join a Distinguished Finance Network

You will immediately become a member of our Nicholas Center network which includes senior executives, board members, and financial professionals who serve as advisory board members and are eager to mentor students and assist in their careers.

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Don’t miss the latest news from the Nicholas Center. Learn about events, speakers, and the impact of national and international news on the financial world.

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Focused Curriculum for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking

Our curriculum is designed to deepen your understanding of finance—including markets, investment decisions, transactions, financial instruments—while honing your general management skills. We emphasize both theory and practice and offer electives within and outside of finance.

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Emma Ebert

“The Wisconsin MBA program has provided me with access to a powerful alumni network and well-paying job opportunities that align with my professional goals. The combination of the program’s core curriculum, finance-focused courses, and engagement with Fortune 500 companies during real-world consulting projects has set me up for a successful finance career.”

—Emma Ebert, MBA ’19
Associate Finance Manager, SC Johnson

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Read about Nicholas Center Director Brad Chandler’s cryptocurrency course.

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Meet the Team

A dedicated team of staff members will provide you with one-on-one support—from admissions through graduation.

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