In the second year, you and a close-knit group of peers will focus on your area of specialization, taking courses and participating in real-world learning opportunities. Studying with others who share your interests—including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and business leaders—leads to rapid gains in knowledge and skills (in addition to establishing a close-knit network).
With your core curriculum completed in the first year, you’ll also have the flexibility to explore your interests in the second year of the program. Each career specialization offers electives or tracks that allow you to customize your MBA education to your interests and goals. Some Wisconsin MBA students choose electives from the immense breadth of options offered through the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
You can also choose to add a global trip, or focus on an area of interest to you by pursuing one or more graduate-level certificates in topics such as sustainability, strategic innovation, and entrepreneurship.