Unlike many other MBA programs that require waiting periods, the Wisconsin MBA Program incorporates classes in your chosen career field right way. Early preparation in your specialization enables you to make the most of applied learning opportunities and be more effective in a summer internship. This early start gives you a competitive edge when you enter full-time employment.
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Before classes begin, you will participate in Jump Start and the MBA Orientation, which will help you create a career management plan and lay the foundation for your job search. In the first year of your MBA program, you will complete the core curriculum and get an immediate start on academic coursework and applied learning experiences in your career specialization. Your first year also includes two week-long immersions in leadership and career workshops and seminars.
The core curriculum integrates key functional areas of business with managerial skills. This foundation prepares you not only for your first career move, but also for future promotions into management and leadership.
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You will participate in leadership development activities ranging from the Ignite Career Accelerator to events throughout the year. Case competitions, TED Talk discussions, and the M. Keith Weikel MBA Leadership Speaker Series provide opportunities to hone your skills.
Build on your personal and Wisconsin MBA experiences to explore career options with your coach and lay the groundwork for your job hunt.
Second semester core curriculum builds on first-semester fundamentals and prepares you for applied learning experiences.
You will continue taking courses in your specialization during the second semester.
Continue evaluating career paths and prepare for your internship.
You will have the opportunity to travel to a location around the United States — or perhaps the world — to complete an internship between your first and second year. The Year One curriculum prepares you to contribute to the organization as you gain on-the-job experience. Contact the Career Management team for assistance as you research and apply for internships.
Prepare for your internship
In the second year, you will focus on your area of specialization through elective courses and participating in real-world learning opportunities. Studying with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and business leaders who share your interests leads to rapid gains in knowledge and skills as you build connections.
Work on a team consulting project with actual deliverables for a multinational corporation or a company based within your country of travel.
Choose from four certificates to expand your MBA with an additional focus.
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As you complete your program, put the final touches on your job hunting portfolio and prepare for interviewing with the help of your career coach.
The core curriculum reflects an integrated approach to the key functional areas of business and managerial skills. This foundation prepares you not only for your first career move, but also for future promotions into management and leadership.
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