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Executive MBA

Build the skills you need to reach new heights as a leader. Gain the executive network you need to expand your career opportunities.

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Reach Your Leadership Potential

Cohort of peer leaders

Benefit from a team-based learning environment, where ideas are exchanged and networks are built

Personal career coach

Work one-on-one with a career expert to navigate your career challenges and trajectory

Dedicated alumni network

Tap into a community of 45,000+ Business Badgers for career opportunities

20 months with summer breaks

Earn your EMBA in four semesters. Implement new insights at work starting after the very first class.

Classes held every other Friday-Saturday

Balance work, life, and school with help from our faculty and staff. Classes held 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Two-week global experience

Immerse yourself in international business and learn from leaders in other parts of the world

A Proven Return on Investment

Graduates of the Wisconsin Executive MBA Program have a strong competitive advantage.

Average salary increase*
— (graduating classes of 2018-2020)
of students advance in their careers*
— (graduating classes 2018-2020)
Director of Career Management for the Evening and Executive MBA program Jean Sink talks with Executive MBA student Jing Ya Chen during the Professional Team Development event during Immersion Week in Grainger Hall on Monday, August 19, 2019. (Paul L. Newby, II /UW-Madison Wisconsin School of Business)


Grow the skills that industry leaders need. Understand the full scope of your organization, and build tools that are immediately applicable to your role as a high-level professional.

  • Leadership and organizational behavior
  • Operations, marketing, finance, and economics
  • Business strategy and project management
  • Global business
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Badri Lankella
“Every business professional should take our second-year negotiations course. I loved every project we did in that class.”
Badri Lankella (MBA ’19)
President at BNLSoft Corp
Neel Karne
“Steve King’s course ‘Values-Based Leadership’ is by far the best course I have ever taken. The course was so applicable to my daily work that after every class meeting, I would write down ideas that I could set in motion as soon as I got back to work the following day.”
Neel Karne, MD (MBA ’19)
General Surgeon at Beloit Health System
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Diversity & Community

Add your unique perspectives, background, and talents to our program and be supported throughout your MBA and into alumnihood.

Connect with leaders from across the region, and learn from each other’s professional and personal differences.

The Wisconsin Executive MBA Program embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion at its core, and is committed to fostering an inclusive culture that erases inequities.

Inclusive leadership is essential for business and training in this area is built into the executive MBA curriculum.


Learn about the application and admissions process for the Wisconsin Executive MBA.

Tuition & Aid

View information on tuition and how you can finance your Wisconsin Executive MBA.

Experience a Class

Watch this clip from Management and Human Resources 700: Organizational Behavior and learn from Professor Alex Stajkovic as he explains four types of reinforcement theory in the workplace.

Facilities & Amenities

We take care of the logistics. You focus on learning.

Students hustle and bustle on campus as they passed by Grainger Hall during the first day of classes

Grainger Hall

Classes are held in Grainger Hall which has three high-tech auditoriums, 30 classrooms, group study rooms, computer labs, a café, and the new Learning Commons.

(L to R) Ashligh Coaxum and Justin Johnson, both first year MBA students, grabs a bite to eat with Tosan Olley (2nd year MBA student) and a hardy laugh before heading into the Lunch and Learn event on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

Meals and Refreshments

A self-serve, catered breakfast and lunch is provided on Fridays and Saturdays, when classes meet.

Fluno Center


Just a short walk from Grainger Hall, the on-campus Fluno Center has hotel rooms available at discounted rates on specified class nights.

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How to Prepare a Compelling Application Webinar

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Chat With Admissions

Schedule a 30-minute consultation

Jan 20
Jan 21

Inside Look: The Executive MBA

Friday, January 21 — 11:15am3:15pm
Jan 28

Application Drop-In Session

Friday, January 28 — 8:00am9:00am
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Shawnee Parens
“Building my business vocabulary, and becoming a more confident leader around the business of health care has been really helpful.”
Shawnee Parens (MBA ’22)
Director at UW Health
Mike Koel
“The greatest part of the program for me has been leadership. It’s been a lot of self reflection. We’re asked what kind of leader we are, and what kind of leader you aspire to be.”
Mike Koel (MBA ’22)
Vice President at U.S. Venture
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