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Program Details

An MBA Program That Fits Your Goals and Schedule

Go at your own pace

  • Take 2-5 years to complete your MBA degree
  • Take 6-12 credits at once

50% online

  • Recorded lectures, readings, and assignments to complete on your time
  • Interactive video sessions to help you build your skills

50% on campus

  • Learn from world-class faculty and collaborate with other passionate professionals
  • One weekend per month, Saturday-Sunday classes
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Why 50% Online, 50% On Campus?

The Wisconsin Professional MBA allows you to earn your MBA at a Big Ten university, online, on-campus, and customized to your career goals.

As a busy professional, your time matters. Virtual courses give you the opportunity to build time into your everyday life to accomplish your career goals and grow the leadership and strategic skills that matter to your professional development.

The Wisconsin Professional MBA couples your everyday learning with focused classroom weekends that give you the chance to practice your new skills and connect with experts and peers.

All courses have online and in-person content. This way you get flexible delivery of course material with the rich experience of collaboration and networking.


Wisconsin Professional MBA courses are taught by the top researchers who also deliver Wisconsin’s full-time and executive MBA programs. Their teaching is paired with the insights of visiting business executives who bring their work into the classroom for case studies and consulting projects. Take a look at some of our faculty bios:

Fabio Gaertner

Fabio Gaertner

Associate Professor of Accounting and Information Systems, Cynthia and Jay Ihlenfeld Professor for Inspired Learning in Business

Fabio Gaertner’s research includes the effects of executive compensation and taxes on corporate outcomes, asset prices, and accounting information. His work also examines how different ownership and governance features interact with explicit management incentives in shaping managers’ decision-making.

Hart Posen

Hart Posen

Professor of Management and Human Resources, Richard G. and Julie J. Diermeier Professor in Business

Hart Posen is an expert on firm corporate strategy and strategic decision-making under uncertainty, focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship. His research and teaching is informed by a prior engagement as an entrepreneur in the technology and retail sectors. He is frequently invited to lecture on innovation strategy, strategy for competing under uncertainty, and global strategy, to audiences in North America, Europe, and Asia.



Assistant Professor of Management and Economics

Sarada’s work looks at who becomes an entrepreneur and the factors that determine entrepreneurial success. She studies economic mobility, tax policy, risk-taking, innovation, the demographics of inventors over the past 150 years, and how hiring practices reflect technology adoption. She studies how creative, inventive, and entrepreneurial activity relate to each other and correspond to economic development.

Career Advising

In addition to esteemed instructors, you are placed with a career coach who guides you throughout the program. You work with them to hone in on your career goals and take actions to get where you want to go professionally.

Elsa Jacobson

"My career coach has helped me reflect on what I’m learning in class and apply it in my own leadership role. With a talented coach not affiliated with my own organization, I can share freely with her and can use her outside vantage point to make better decisions in my work and career."

Elsa Jacobson

MBA ’20