High-achieving Wisconsin MBA students share a passion for collaboration

The Wisconsin MBA Program brings together students from around the world, with diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives. The qualities they share include talent, drive, and a desire to participate in a collaborative learning experience. In this environment, your fellow peers will inspire you to succeed and become part of a network you can tap into for the rest of your career.

You can get to know a few of the individuals who comprise our lifelong MBA community by reading their stories here. For an overview of the entire Wisconsin Full-Time MBA student body by the numbers, see our class profile.

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Wisconsin MBA studetn Bailey Hackbarth, in a suit jacket, leans against a counter at the School.

Open the Door to Your Ideal Career

Bailey Hackbarth (MBA ’20) knew he would need more than his liberal arts degree and experience as a Naval officer to land the top marketing career he envisioned. He chose the Wisconsin MBA with a specialization in brand and product management and added a certificate in business analytics. Bailey will soon be heading to General Mills as an associate brand manager.

Dan Szatkowski

Leverage Military Experience in Business

Dan Szatkowski (MBA '19) is building on leadership experience gained in the U.S. Army for a business career in operations. He’s gaining invaluable business insights into how internal collaboration and obtaining customer perspectives are essential for corporate success.

Will Bishop

Transition to a Civilian Career

Will Bishop (MBA '17) is a highly decorated Army veteran who was looking to parlay his extensive military leadership experience into a consulting career. Will chose the Wisconsin MBA for the value, career specialization, and connections it would provide for his post-miltary career—and discovered Wisconsin’s close-knight, collaborative MBA community.

Brandon Shields

Fast-Track From Marine to Marketing Professional

Brandon Shields (MBA '17) served in the Marine Corps, including in Afghanistan. He was honorably discharged and began crafting his new future, which he is building for himself and his toddler son.

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