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Curriculum


Build Essential Skills for Executive Positions

Executive MBA students participate in a 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)

Implement new insights immediately at work.

  • Go deep into the psychology of leadership
  • Grow as a strategic decision-maker + communicator
  • Gain tools to boost team performance now
  • Understand financials that make up your organization
  • Learn from current issues + theory
  • Immerse yourself in international business

Relevant insights. Strategically designed for busy high-level professionals.

Build soft skills + learn business complexities

The curriculum is built for busy executives and organizational leaders. We pair soft-skill classes with more challenging ones, making homework more manageable.

Teamwork with peer executives

Each cohort learns in a structured, lockstep delivery format. Students are broken out into teams, and courses are built on collaboration, discussion, and the sharing of ideas.

Enhance Your Strategic Understanding

The curriculum prepares students for strategic business management, providing a broad-based understanding of key business functions and how they integrate in an organizational context.

The program also focuses on leadership skills, enabling students to develop their own leadership styles and practices to effectively lead people, teams, and organizations.

Classes meet every other Friday and Saturday. Please see the Executive MBA class calendar for details.

Year 1:

Key management functions and leadership skills

Organizational Behavior
Economics for Managers
Marketing Management
Financial Accounting
Leadership
Macro-Economics
Managerial Accounting
Introduction to Financial Management
Consumer Behavior

Year 2:

Advanced strategic management and global business understanding

Negotiations
Business Law
Business Strategy
Executing Strategy
Multinational Business and Finance
Global Learning Experience
Role of Business in Society
Operations Strategy
Accelerating Innovation
Project Management
Markets with Frictions

Alba Rosales
“After learning about the Wisconsin Executive MBA Program, I knew that its curriculum and structure were closely aligned with my core values, principles, and educational aspirations. I could tell it would serve as a catalyst to successfully accomplish my short and long-term career goals.”
Alba Rosales (MBA ’19)
Senior Manager, Tyson Foods Inc.

Understand Business on a Global Level.

Executive MBA student Ray Thompson networks with classmates during the Business Strategy class on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (Paul L. Newby, II /UW-Madison Wisconsin School of Business)

Prepare for multinational business

The program’s global learning experience course provides you with direct experience working in a global business climate. By engaging in applied projects with your cohort, you become more confident and knowledgeable about conducting business abroad.

Group of students outside

Travel with your cohort + meet business leaders

The 10-day, international trip in the spring of your second year takes you through in-country site visits with senior leaders of multinational and domestic businesses, trade groups, and government ministries. You become familiar with the opportunities of doing business in the host country.

Past global learning experiences have taken Wisconsin Executive MBA students to the following countries: Brazil, China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

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