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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Taking a Family Business to New Levels of Success

Rebecca Schulenburg (MBA ’20) worked in leadership at her parents’ Harley-Davidson dealership and pursued an MBA to add value, lead growth, and continue the family legacy. Since business success can depend on attracting and retaining great employees, she chose the Wisconsin MBA with a specialization in strategic human resource management to get a strong general graduate business education with a deep dive into human resources.

Ellen Chen

Develop High-Level Strategic HR Skills

Ellen Chen (MBA '19) is taking her career to new heights by adding comprehensive business knowledge and high-level strategic thinking in the Wisconsin MBA's HR specialization. Leadership opportunities, classmate camaraderie, and applied learning experience add career value.

Marcus Alston

Foster Inclusion to Impact Strategy

Marcus Alston (MBA '19) experienced an effective employee culture and wanted to expand his skills to directly impact employee experience. The strategic human resource management specialization at Wisconsin. Hands-on experience consulting with actual companies is providing exceptional experience as he switches to an HR career.

Zena Stephens

Build Broad Business Skills to Lead in HR

Zena Stephens’ (MBA '17) career goal is to lead talent management, acquisition, and retention for a Fortune 500 corporation. She needed to get skills only an MBA could provide in order to move into strategic HR. The Wisconsin MBA program with a specialization in human resource management was the ideal fit for Zena to get broad business knowledge plus a deep focus on HR to prepare for the exact career she wants.

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