Earn a Wisconsin MBA for Your Ideal Career

A diverse learning environment prepares you to thrive in and lead innovative workplaces with the insight, agility, and resilience to jump ahead of the competition in today’s global marketplace. The Wisconsin School of Business gets you there.

At Wisconsin, an inclusive environment is a strategic priority. You’ll join a close-knit, supportive community of peers who share mutual respect and an interest in pursuing their ideal career pathways, bringing unique backgrounds and perspectives and learning together how to make an impact.

Melissa Abney
”The culture at the Wisconsin School of Business truly sets the School above other MBA programs. Every interaction from recruitment through admission was positive and personal … This culture of authenticity continued in my relationships with classmates, the countless alumni I met, and the impressive board members I engaged with each semester.”

—Melissa Abney (MBA '19)

A Longstanding Commitment to Diversity

The University of Wisconsin–Madison was one of three founding members of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, a nonprofit organization that has promoted diversity in education and business since 1966. The Consortium links top-tier students, MBA programs, and leading companies to advance representation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in member schools’ enrollments and in global business management.

The Consortium provides qualifying students of color numerous opportunities to prepare to lead, connect with employers, and network with influential leaders. Consortium staff and corporate partners support your success in graduate school and beyond. You benefit from the organization’s mentoring program, career management services, networking events, and more. Wisconsin MBA graduates also develop a lifelong network of supportive peers, alumni, advisory board members, and other industry leaders through curricular and cocurricular activities.

If eligible, you can apply to the Wisconsin MBA through The Consortium and be considered for a Consortium fellowship.

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Contact one of our Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Liaisons to learn more and to hear about their experiences in the program.

100%


Internship placement for Wisconsin School of Business Consortium students since 2006

94.1%


Full-time placement of WSB Consortium students within three months after graduation (2006-2017)

80+


Corporate partners offering opportunities and support to Consortium students

10,000


Consortium alumni worldwide

Vallabh Sambamurthy

Dean of the Wisconsin School of Business, Vallabh Sambamurthy, serves as board chair for The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, continuing the School’s longstanding commitment to the organization.

Larry Harris

Wisconsin MBA Alum was a Consortium Trailblazer

Larry Harris (MBA ‘68) made history as the first graduate of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. As a Consortium fellow, Harris received a full scholarship toward his MBA at the Wisconsin School of Business, and made valuable career connections with corporate partners of the program. “My life totally changed from what I thought it was going to be,” he says. “It just shaped my whole life and career.” Harris went on to pursue a fulfilling career as an executive at the Upjohn Company.

Shawana McGee

From Accountant to Global Real Estate Influencer

Shawana McGee (MBA ’07) leveraged her Wisconsin MBA to become a global real estate influencer. Her MBA education, she says, provided a solid understanding of real estate fundamentals and market mechanics that helped to flatten the learning curve. Shawana explored China’s real estate potential as part of her MBA experience and worked in expanded asset management in Europe after graduation. She rose to principal of Bentall GreenOak where she manages assets from her office in Luxembourg. “At the end of the day,” says Shawana, “it’s not about me. It’s about who’s coming after me. That’s the way we make this world a better place. My legacy ambition is to mentor the next generation and make a social impact."

Student Organizations Enrich Your MBA Experience

The Wisconsin MBA Program has many student organizations that offer a great way to meet students with common interests and gain leadership experience. The Graduate Business Association (GBA) represents all Wisconsin MBA students and includes groups like The Diversity in Business Club, which aims to develop leaders to guide diverse and inclusive environments. A wide range of other clubs, including campus-based organizations, can add depth and to your MBA experience and expand your network.

Hear From Our Students


Male MBA student Terry Brimley stands with arms folded in a school

Launch a New Career Path

April 7, 2020

Terry Brimley (MBA ’20) chose to earn an MBA to bolster his strategic skills and grow his business network. In the Wisconsin Full-Time MBA, in addition to getting a strong business education, he has taken advantage of leadership opportunities through the School’s Consortium affiliation and strong career services support and has completed a productive internship. Wisconsin is exceeding his expectations.

MBA student leans on a railing at the School

Earn a Strategic Role in a New Field

September 26, 2019

Gabriel Moss (MBA ‘19) had a career managing engineering and architectural projects but wanted to earn an MBA to expand his skills to succeed in more strategic roles. He has made the career pivot he was after, securing a leadership position at Microsoft in Seattle.

Add Specialized Skills and Inspire Others

April 8, 2019

Brent Carcamo (MBA ’19) is broadening his skills with a specialization in operations and technology management. He is honing his business acumen to add value to his employers and inspire other students from disadvantaged backgrounds to set high success goals and give back to their communities.