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Executive MBA

Build up your skills to attain next-level leadership. Gain insights to shape your next career move.

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It’s Your Time

Focus on the skills you need to be confident for what comes next. It’s time to invest in yourself and define your legacy as a leader with the Wisconsin Executive MBA.

Grow your impact

Deepen your strategic development and decision-making skills in the part-time, hybrid executive MBA program

Learn from the best

Work with world-class faculty, business leaders, and a cohort of diverse senior-level professionals

Develop your executive presence

Hone your leadership and communication skills to work more effectively with employees, investors, and boards

It’s Your Time: Wisconsin Executive MBA

Don’t lose career momentum.

Make strides toward your next career step in an MBA program designed to fit seamlessly into your busy schedule.

Program at a glance

  • Part-time—Earn your degree while working full time
  • Hybrid—Attend weekly online classes + one weekend per month on campus
  • Accelerated—Finish in just 18 months

Feel Confident in Your ROI

university for producing Fortune 500 CEOs
— Kittleman, 2018
Wisconsin Executive MBA students who reported advancement during their time in the program
— 2021–2023
public university in the U.S.
U.S. News and World Report, 2023

Curriculum Designed for Executive Leaders

Our curriculum was recently redesigned to reflect the evolving industry and equip you to succeed in executive leadership. Over the course of the 18-month program, you’ll take classes from four modules.

Module 1

Develop as a Leader  

Leadership, Negotiations + Management | Build executive-level leadership and communication skills.
Module 2

Run the Business      

Finance + Operations | Develop a cross-functional knowledge of foundational business strategies and functions.
Module 3

Grow the Business  

Strategy + Growth | Develop business strategies for taking your organization to the next level.
Module 4

Transform the Business  

Innovation + Change | Learn how to lead through change and stay relevant through innovation.

Take Charge of Your Career Trajectory

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Reflect on your leadership and next steps for personal and professional transformation through immersive executive communication, leadership, and career development. Work one-on-one with a career coach to map out your future and develop strategies to get where you want to go.

Expand Your Professional Network

Sounding board, mentors, business partners, friends—your classmates will soon be part of your lifelong network.


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How Wisconsin MBA Alumni Have Gained an Edge

Pamela Petz

Pamela Petz (MBA ’18)

General Manager, Great Wolf Lodge

While Earning Her MBA

Learned to better advocate for her team and acquire necessary funding

One Year After

Promoted to assistant general manager

Skills Gained

Grew her understanding of economics

Bridget Wilcox

Bridget Wilcox (MBA ’21)

Associate Vice President, Information Risk Management, American Family Insurance

While Earning Her MBA

Launched the business information security team at American Family Insurance

Before Graduation

Promoted from director to associate vice president

Skills Gained

Broadened her view of innovation and strategy

Sam Fong

Sam Fong (MBA ’20)

Senior Marketing Consultant, Clients Services, Integrated Marketing Solutions, Inc.

While Earning His MBA

Increased his confidence to be a better business leader

Since Earning His MBA

Frequently taps into his network of classmates and professors for advice

Skills Gained

Strengthened his finance, accounting, and business analytics skills

Business Insights From Top Faculty

Engage with world-class instructors who have business perspectives shaped by years of research and industry experience.

Russ Coff

Business strategy

“CEOs often note, ‘People are our most important asset.’ My work explores how firms can leverage these assets in strategy formulation and implementation.”
Russ Coff
Coff’s research, which he brings to the classroom, explores how human capital helps companies innovate, address strategic challenges, and ultimately gain competitive advantages.
Allen Li

Digital strategy

“I’m really interested in how [the iPhone and other smartphones] are improving the efficiency of our economy, while at the same time, they may also pose some threat to the economy because they are in danger of controlling it, of becoming too dominant.”
Allen Li
Li’s research focuses on technology in relation to the coordination problem with digital platforms and value chains. He teaches digital strategy and data technology courses.
Jon Eckhardt


“Entrepreneurship is a means of upward mobility. That’s one reason people pursue entrepreneurship as a career. From society’s perspective, entrepreneurs are our source of new products and services, in addition to new jobs.”
Jon Eckhardt
Eckhardt’s research areas include firm formation, venture finance, initial public offerings, and the role of information in entrepreneurship.

Admissions and Tuition

Deadlines and requirements

Applications to begin your MBA in Fall 2024 are now open.


  • 10 years of work experience with at least five in a leadership role
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

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Estimated cost: $86,000 + segregated fees

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On-Campus Classes with a Lakefront View

Venture to the UW–Madison campus once a month for your in-person classes, leadership training, and cohort networking in Grainger Hall’s state-of-the-art facilities.

When class is out of session, relax at the iconic Memorial Union Terrace and enjoy Madison’s great restaurant and entertainment offerings.

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