A degree created to meet the demands of your next career step
The Wisconsin Executive MBA curriculum—redesigned in 2023—will grow you as a leader, empower you to develop strategies to move your organization forward, and give you the tools to innovate as business evolves.
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
- Online classes meet from 6 to 9 p.m. CT on Wednesday evenings.
- In-person classes meet one weekend per month: Saturday from 8 to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 8 to 4:30 p.m. CT.
- The class schedule may change. See the Executive MBA Class Calendar for details: Fall 2024 Cohort Calendar (PDF)
Module 1: Develop as a Leader takes place throughout the program, as do executive mentoring and presentation coaching.
Key Program Dates
In-Person Residency (5 days)
Module 1: Develop as a Leader begins
Module 2: Run the Business begins
In-Person Residency (4 days)
Module 3: Grow the Business begins
One month break
One month break
Module 4: Transform the Business begins
4 Modules for Stronger Leadership
Develop as a Leader
- Corporate Governance & Board Membership
- Strategic Talent Management
- EMBA Consulting Practicum II
Run the Business
- Financial Accounting
- Marketing Mangement
- Operations Management
- Financial Management
Grow the Business
- Business Strategy
- Growth Marketing
- Mergers & Acquisitions & Global Strategy
Transform the Business
- Accelerating Innovation
- Digital Strategy
- Competing Through AI
- Leading Change
Sample On-Campus Weekend
One weekend a month, you’ll come to UW–Madison to collaborate with your cohort and learn in person. Your on-campus weekend will involve a mix of lectures and hands-on activities, including team-building exercises, icebreakers, and more.
|10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
|Lecture & Discussion
(finishes at 4:30 p.m.)
Spend two weeks with your classmates at the beautiful UW–Madison campus.
Our innovative residencies include programming on transformational leadership and executive-level communication, as well as programming designed to expand your network and enhance your team skills.
You’ll also dive deep into current business topics like sustainability, ethics, DEI, and technology while establishing new professional and personal connections.
Kick off your executive MBA with Immersion Week. During this fast-paced, five-day residency, you’ll examine your strengths as a leader and learn, discuss, and practice skills like conveying your vision, effective storytelling, implementing organizational change, and more.
Spend four days continuing to enhance your executive presence and communication skills with a focus on crisis communication and communicating to executive boards. You’ll also start your capstone project during this residency.
Put what you learn into practice.
- Nonprofit assessment
- Plan for growth
Take Your Degree a Step Further
Build further expertise in a specific business area important to your career goals when you need it. Program graduates have the option to take two non-credit badges* free of cost** within five years of graduating. Current badge options include:
Boost your financial savviness with courses in corporate financial theory, managerial accounting, and risk management.
Enhance marketing and data analysis skills through courses in strategic pricing, consumer behavior, and digital marketing.
Develop your entrepreneurialism and creative thinking through coursework in management, product, and design innovation.
Dive into global issues in the classroom and travel to meet with businesses in another country during our global immersion experience.**
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