Value of the Wisconsin MBA


MBA program in the U.S. for return on investment

—U.S. News & World Report, 2016


Second most affordable tuition among top 35 MBA programs as listed in U.S. News and World
, 2015


One of the top full-time MBA
programs for return on

—Bloomberg Businessweek, 2014

Student Profile

MBA Class of 2017

  • 99 Enrollment
  • 5.5 Average years of professional experience
  • 29 Average age
  • 668 Average GMAT
  • 32% Women
  • 11% Under-represented populations
  • 20% International
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Wisconsin School of Business alumni


Corporate partners connected to the Wisconsin School of Business

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Full-Time Employment Statistics

MBA Class of 2016

  • 89% of those actively seeking employment accepted offers within three months of graduation
  • $96,531 Average base starting salary
  • $100,000 Median starting salary
  • $17,719 Average signing bonus
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Internship Statistics

MBA Class of 2017

  • 99% of first-year MBA students who sought internships received offers
  • $5,978 Average monthly starting salary of internship offers received by first-year MBA students
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Madison, Wisconsin


in Top 100 Places to Live, September 2014

Best U.S. Cities for Quality of Life, August 2014

in 15 Best Cities for Young Adults

Forbes, January 2014

in America's 10 Best College Football Towns

USA Today, December 2014
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Rankings are one of several factors many people consider when selecting an MBA program. Rankings vary across publications and websites because each publication uses its own methodology to compare programs; the factors they look at, their data collection methods, and the weight they give to various measures may all differ.

We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the methodologies of each third-party ranking you are reviewing. Whenever possible, make sure that the factors they value most in an MBA program align with your individual values and preferences.

The Full-Time Wisconsin MBA Program


Among public universities (34th in the U.S.)

—2018 Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report


Among public universities (29th in the U.S.)

—Forbes, 2015


Among public universities (40th in the U.S.)

—Bloomberg Businessweek, 2016


Among public universities (29th among U.S. universities)

—Financial Times, 2016


In the U.S. for most satisfied MBA graduates

—Forbes, 2014


Among public universities (32nd in the U.S.)

—Poets & Quants, 2015


Among public universities (38th in the U.S.)

—The Economist, 2016


In the U.S. for best value MBA

—Value Colleges, 2015