The Wisconsin Full-Time MBA curriculum integrates a strong foundation in general management with highly focused preparation. You will begin taking courses in your finance specialization right away. This early start gives you a competitive advantage in your career development, recruiting, and your long-term success.
The corporate finance and investment banking specialization begins with a foundational class on financial modeling and valuation. In this class, students build financial models from scratch and analyze industry-defining M&A transactions, such as Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods. This class sets the tone for the program and prepares you for recruiting and internship success.
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In your second year, you will collaborate with a team on a consulting project to engage in real-world business problems and connect with industry leaders. You will use your quantitative skills to analyze problems and present your recommendations to high-level executives.
The flexibility of the curriculum allows you to shape your course of study. You can also focus on an area of interest by pursuing one or more graduate-level certificates in topics such as business analytics, entrepreneurship, strategic innovation, and sustainability.
*Core courses, taken by all Wisconsin Full-Time MBA students, provide a foundation in key functional areas of business and essential managerial skills. The curriculum shown is representative of the course of study; specific course offerings may vary.
“Diving into classes in my specialization in year one offered a great advantage. One of my favorites was Finance 765: Contemporary Topics which presented constructive step-by-step modeling skills and knowledge around a merger and acquisition deal. It exposed me to the investment banking world and improved my Excel modeling skills, which I applied in my finance internship. I developed a financial model later implemented throughout the company.”
—Angela Lee, MBA ’20
Treasury Accounting Analyst, eBay
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