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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Full-time MBA student Jared Shoemaker sits near a window with a view of a building

Fast-Track to a Successful Career Switch

Jared Shoemaker (MBA ’19) was a civil engineer and chose to switch careers when his client contacts inspired a passion for real estate. The specialization in the Wisconsin MBA provided the skills and knowledge he needed to jump industries. Jared started real estate classes day one and values the collaborative personality of the program and the exceptional networking opportunities.

Brian Cleary

Alumni Connections Advance Career Transition

Brian Cleary (MBA '19) is getting his Wisconsin MBA to switch from engineering to real estate to work in acquisitions and development. Drawn here by the reputation of the real estate program, Brian is gaining a strong financial background, an extensive network, and comprehensive real estate expertise.

Jocelyn Friedman

Gain Skills to Succeed in Real Estate

Jocelyn Friedman (MBA '17) developed a passion for real estate while working in administrative roles in the industry. She decided to get the credentials required to build a career in real estate development. The Wisconsin MBA Program is providing the foundational business skills and opportunities she needs. Jocelyn is getting a general MBA core along with a specialized focus on all aspects of real estate management—a combination that will allow her to grow her career in any direction.

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