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The Wisconsin Professional MBA equips you with the strategic skills and technical know-how to take on your challenges at work today, and prepares you to lead in your next, high-level business role.

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Learn tools in class, apply them at work the next day

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Build a portfolio of abilities to make you eligible for more advanced positions

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Gain insights from world-class researchers and successful business leaders


Flexible coursework, customizable experiences

Take between two and five years to complete your MBA and customize your courses along the way. Every Wisconsin Professional MBA student takes the same core classes that ensure you have a broad set of leadership skills and knowledge. After that, choose your courses and experiences and earn badges specific to your goals and areas of interest. 


View an intro to Management and Human Resources 700: Organizational Behavior. Associate Professor Alex Stajkovic answers "why study work motivation and leadership?"

Sample Courses

  • Leadership skills
  • Business fundamentals
  • Financial accounting
  • Business ethics
  • Risk management
  • Managerial communication
  • International business
  • Economics for managers
  • Managing behavior in organizations
  • Data to decisions
  • Strategic cost accounting
  • Health care management
  • Marketing management
  • Operations management
  • Advanced finance
  • Advanced marketing

Calendar and Timeline

Course Calendar

  • Online classes meet Wednesday nights, 6:15–8:55 PM CT
  • In-person classes meet one weekend per month, Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 AM–4:00 PM CT


Year 1: Core cohort experience

Functional Core
(8 credits)


Leadership Core
(12 credits)


Year 2-5: Choose up to one badge per quarter*

(6 credits)

Health care
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*Each badge consists of three 2-credit courses. A total of four badges are required to complete the program. Additional fees will apply for the Global Badge.

Sample MBA Lesson

View our quick MBA 101 video for an accounting lesson from Associate Professor Fabio Gaertner on how revenue recognition is the key to understanding a company.

Enno Siemsen

“The Wisconsin Professional MBA Program is a program for professionals to gain skills now to advance to where they want to go. You get the broad business insights you need to be qualified for management positions plus the elective coursework you need to explore your individual career path to success.”

Enno Siemsen
Associate Dean of the MBA and Master’s programs