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.

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Gain Hands-On Experience

Prepare for career success with real-world experiences. You’ll work with major companies such as AT&T, American Family Insurance, and 3M to analyze problems and develop recommendations. You’ll also explore the latest market trends in finance seminars presented by high-level executives.

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$100,375

Average base salary

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.

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Establish A Professional Network

Your MBA program is supported by a network of alumni and board members working together to enhance your professional knowledge and connections. Mentoring activities range from mock interviews to expert guidance for financial consulting engagements.

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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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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.

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

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

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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.

See your focused curriculum

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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