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 2019




Average years of professional experience


Average age


Average GMAT




Under-represented populations





Wisconsin School of Business alumni


Corporate partners connected to the Wisconsin School of Business

Full-Time Employment Statistics

MBA Class of 2017

  • 87% of those actively seeking employment accepted offers within three months of graduation
  • $97,237 Average base starting salary
  • $98,000 Median starting salary
  • $17,398 Average signing bonus
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Internship Statistics

MBA Class of 2018

  • 100% of first-year MBA students who sought internships received offers
  • $6,097 Average monthly salary of internship offers received by first-year MBA students

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Madison, Wisconsin

Football players at Camp Randall


Best College Football Towns
Bleacher Report, 2016

People walking on State Street in Madison, WI


Best Cities
for Young Adults
Forbes, 2014

Lake Mendota at sunset


Happiest Cities
in the World
National Geographic, 2015

City of Madison aerial view


Top 100 Places to Live, 2017


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 (37th in the U.S.)

—2019 Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report


Among public universities (24th in the U.S. overall)

—Forbes, 2017


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 (40th in the U.S.)

—The Economist, 2017


In the U.S. for best value MBA

—Value Colleges, 2015