The Value of the Wisconsin MBA
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 (November, 2016). 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 a 67 percent increase, on average, in base salary upon graduation and a median starting base salary of $100,000 per year. Almost 90% of graduates secured positions within three months of graduation.
The School offers the second most affordable tuition among the top 35 MBA programs as listed in U.S. News and World Report, 2015. Opportunities for graduate assistantships and scholarships, 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.
In the U.S. for return on investment
—U.S. News and World Report, 2016
Recent graduates reflect on the return on investment they experienced with a Wisconsin MBA.