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Professional MBA

Elevate your career with the Wisconsin Professional MBA—a flexible program with an innovative learning experience at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Advance Your Career With Wisconsin's Flexible Part-Time MBA

Designed for Busy Professionals

Today’s business world is agile, tech-driven, and always changing. The Wisconsin Professional MBA is designed to reflect the modern workplace, where the need for collaboration in diverse teams is coupled with flexible, online access. Classes will begin in September of 2021.

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Online courses + one weekend per month on campus

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Learn from world-class faculty and top business leaders

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Gain skills and apply them immediately to your work

Professional MBA at a Glance

#13 public university in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2020)
#1 university for producing Fortune 500 CEOS (Kittleman, 2018)
38% avg. increase in salary for Wisconsin part-time MBA students (2018-2020)
on campus
1 weekend per month 
courses accessible wherever you are
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What You'll Learn

Build skills to transform your future

Learn strategic tools in management, marketing, operations, and finance. Experience a mix of virtual classroom learning and assignments to complete at home, with hands-on collaborative projects and in-person interaction with faculty filling your one weekend a month on campus.

Admissions and Tuition

Connect with the admissions team

Benefit from a supportive team of admissions professionals that help you strategize your application and get on the path to your ideal career. Our team is available for video appointments and hosts drop-in office hours all-day every Friday via Zoom.

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We are now accepting applicants for Fall 2021 admission.

Applications Open

Fall 2020

Classes Begin

September 2021


Estimated Cost per Credit


A Business School With Proven Career Outcomes

The Wisconsin Professional MBA Program is one of three MBA programs offered at the Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

WSB is also home to the #1 executive MBA in Wisconsin (The Economist, 2018) and the Wisconsin Full-Time MBA Program, cited by Poets & Quants in 2019 as having the nation’s top full-time MBA ROI.

Top Employers

American Family InsuranceKohlerExact Sciences
Jean Sink

“We work with you to build a strategic and customized career plan that supports your career journey, whether that means advancing in your current organization or preparing for a new career.”

Jean Sink Director, Career Management and Corporate Partnerships

Personalized Career Advising

Work one-on-one with a career advisor to map out your future and chart your specific path to personal success. Develop strategies to get where you want to go in your career.

  • Visioning and career goals
  • Personal branding and marketing
  • Professional résumés and bios
  • Personal career advisory board
  • Job search strategies
  • Employer research
  • Interview preparation
  • Compensation negotiation

Learning Community

Form a network of peers and Alumni

Students in WSB’s MBA programs form close bonds and business connections. Several students have founded organizations together. Your on-campus weekends facilitate the network you need for business and career advancement opportunities. You learn from the diverse backgrounds of your classmates and apply insights from their work to your own.

Wisconsin MBA students also gain access to the broader UW–Madison alumni network—a strong community of over 450,000 Badgers worldwide known for its support. Students regularly receive guidance from successful alumni who want to help the next generation of WSB students succeed.

Learn more about our community

Class Profile

6 Average years of work experience
Mid-20s to 50s Age range
43 Average cohort size
35% Students From Engineering, Health Care, Science, Tech
35% Students From Business
30% Students From Government, Military, Non-profit

2017-2019 WSB part-time MBA program averages


Lauren Pedracine

"The Wisconsin MBA career management team helped me craft a 5-year career plan and land my dream job."

Lauren Pedracine (MBA ’18)

Rome Santini

"I’ve greatly improved my critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Every course provides an opportunity to build your skills and add new strengths."

Romel Santini (MBA ’19)

Emily Bremer

"Applying class content, as soon as the day after class, has really added value in my job. Learning more about competitive analysis, market segmentation, and customer positioning have given me a rich perspective."

Emily Bremer (MBA ’19)

Connect With Us

Events, Info Sessions, and More

Check out our admissions events, information sessions, webinars, and more.


If you have questions about the Wisconsin Professional MBA Program, please contact us. We’re happy to help.

Chat with admissions

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Drop-in chats via Zoom, Fridays 11 AM to 1 PM CT

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How to Prepare a Compelling Application

Discover what the admissions committee is looking for on your application.

Apr. 6, 2021 5:30 – 6:15 PM CDT

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