Take Courses in your Chosen Field Right Away

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.

Year One

Get a Jump Start

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.

First Semester

Second Semester


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Apply New Skills to Internships

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

Year Two

Add Depth and Flexibility

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.

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Global Learning

Work on a team consulting project with actual deliverables for a multinational corporation or a company based within your country of travel.

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Graduate Certificates

Choose from four certificates to expand your MBA with an additional focus.

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Career Management

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.

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