The Wisconsin MBA has the highest return of investment among full-time MBA programs in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report (2018). This ranking is based on the average salary upon graduation compared with student debt, also known as the salary-to-debt ratio.

Recent graduates reported average starting base salary of $107,949 per year. Almost 90% of graduates secured positions within three months of graduation.

Opportunities for graduate scholarships and fellowships, financial aid, and the favorable cost of living in Madison all contribute to the affordability of the program. Many students leave with little or no incremental student loans thanks to generous support from our alumni and friends.

Laura Beussman

“What’s great about education and my MBA is that it’s a foundation that can’t go away. Companies grow and shrink. Industries change and decline. There are going to be changes in how things move forward in the business world, but having that foundation is mine forever.”

—Laura Beussman, MBA
Marketing Director, Blackbaud


In the U.S. for return on investment

U.S. News and World Report, 2018

Recent graduates reflect on the return on investment they experienced with a Wisconsin MBA.