The Wisconsin MBA delivers an integrated program that is designed to provide all the skills, experiences, and specialized knowledge you need to succeed, whether your goal is to switch careers or advance in your current field.

  • Two-year residential program in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Cohort format that helps you build connections, gain experience collaborating
  • Internship in the summer after your first year
  • Global experience in the second year
  • Specialized coursework and career coaching geared for the career you want
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A Cohesive MBA Experience

Built Around a Collaborative Learning Community

General Management Core Career Specializations Experiential Learning Ignite Career Accelerator Global Learning Career Management
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The specialized MBA provides focused career preparation within a close-knit community.

Career Specializations

The distinctive career specialization model builds deep knowledge of your chosen field through critical inquiry and relevant, hands-on learning experiences. It is combined with a general management core to give you a competitive edge in the workplace.

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Students impact organizations by working in small teams to solve real-world business problems.

Experiential Learning

The Wisconsin MBA Program incorporates opportunities to work on actual business problems with fellow students, faculty, and industry executives. You will work on cross-functional teams and complete hands-on projects focused on your specialization.

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Case competitions provide an opportunity to develop individual and team leadership skills.

Ignite Career Accelerator

Curricular and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership skills are woven throughout the program. The Ignite Career Accelerator program takes a structured approach to preparing you for future leadership roles in your work and your community.

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A cross-functional student team works with a winery to solve business problems during a trip to Chile.

Global Learning

All Wisconsin MBA students are encouraged to deepen their cultural competency, both in the classroom and through hands-on experience. Global business projects are completed in teams and include meetings with key leaders in your country of travel.

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Wisconsin MBA students meet with former U.S. Representative Dick Gephardt, now a leading voice for business and industry.

Career Management

Wisconsin MBA students are intentional about their careers. The School supports this with programming that builds job search and personal career management skills, beginning the summer before you arrive on campus and extending beyond graduation.

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