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Executive Education

The strongest performers never stop learning. Continually build your business potential.

Center for Professional and Executive Development (CPED)

Keep your knowledge and skill set relevant and make a meaningful contribution to your team and organization through professional development courses and certificates, or let us design an organization-specific program to help resolve your business challenges.

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For you

Search, sort, and compare programs and certificates by keyword, date, topic, certificates, or location.

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For your organization

You bring unique challenges. We bring real-world solutions. CPED can customize a plan to help you solve immediate business challenges and move your organization forward.

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For your convenience

Gain a competitive advantage in the labor market, become more valuable in your current position, or transition to a new career. Our online programs and networking serve you anywhere in the world and add credentials and credibility.

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Small Business Development

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The Family Business Center

The center is a highly regarded resource for family businesses in Wisconsin and throughout the region. A variety of educational opportunities for families and their businesses address their unique and challenging issues, regardless of stage of development, growth, or transition.

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Small Business Development Center

Entrepreneurs get resources and benefit from the expertise of experienced business professionals to help start, manage, or grow a small business. The center offers education, training, and mentoring; one-on-one business counseling; and expert guidance and advice by phone.

Graduate Programs

If a formal business degree is the boost you envision to advance your career, the Wisconsin School of Business has graduate-level options to provide the skills and network for your career growth or transition. Compare degree features to find your best fit or explore each program:

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Wisconsin Professional MBA

Take up to five years in this part-time degree and integrate a strong foundation in key business functions with strategic implications to lead your organization.

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Wisconsin Executive MBA

Learn cross-functional managerial skills for real-world business situations while you continue to work; Add depth learning alongside executive peers.

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Wisconsin Full-Time MBA

Focus on your specialization with a general management foundation for a competitive edge in the workplace; build on your résumé and network.

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Specialized Master’s

Add depth to a current business program or complement a nonbusiness background with targeted expertise; learn valuable, targeted skills to advance your career through one of eight master’s offerings.

Alumni Career Development Opportunities

From expanding your skill set to hearing from industry executives, our alumni resources are here for you to explore and add to your wheelhouse. Check out our blog for even more professional development tools.

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Alumni Webinars

Our Alumni Webinar series aims to provide ongoing continuing education and professional development opportunities for Wisconsin Business Alumni in an accessible, online format.

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Weikel Speaker Series

The M. Keith Weikel Speaker Series enables Wisconsin MBA students to interact with and learn from accomplished business leaders and alumni. Executives from both the private and public sectors are invited to campus to address students. The exchange of ideas that occurs at these events brings new insights to the Wisconsin School of Business learning community.

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