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Earn an MBA that Opens Doors

It’s different here. We excel at incubating big ideas. At seeking a better path forward, together. At developing trusted, values-driven leaders. That, plus our MBA specializations, is what keeps recruiters returning for trusted new talent—and helps you turn your dream into your ideal career.

Industry tested

Team projects and leadership training provide confident, day-one readiness. Experience in high-level consulting projects prepares you to shine in interviews and advance after hire.

New-career ready

Core business curriculum, specialized classes, and one-to-one career preparation are gamechangers. We know your name and your career aspirations—and match you with employers where you want to grow. Focused classes day one prime you for success in your mid-degree internship.

Financially advantaged

With Wisconsin’s leading ROI, you can start out with minimal debt and begin building post-MBA wealth sooner to achieve the quality, meaningful life you want.

See Where a Wisconsin Full-Time MBA Can Take You

Launch your career at top companies where you want to work. Click the pins to see some of the places our MBA graduates have landed after graduation.

New Delhi, Delhi, India

Aashish Khanna, MBA ’16

Lead Project Manager at Taxfix | Technology Strategy and Product Management
San Francisco, California

Angela Lee, MBA ’20

Treasury Accounting Analyst at eBay | Corporate Finance and Investment Banking
New York, New York

Azucena Flores, MBA ’17

Business Development Associate at BlocPower | Risk Management and Insurance
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bailey Hackbarth, MBA ’20

Associate Brand Manager at General Mills | Marketing-Brand and Marketing Management
Denver, Colorado

Brian Cleary, MBA ’19

Associate for Asset Management and Investment Teams at Northwood Investors LLC | Real Estate
Chicago, Illinois

Donovan Walker, MBA ’19

Associate Product Manager at Hollister Incorporated | Marketing-Brand and Marketing Management
China

Ellen Chen, MBA ’19

HR Leader, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Asia Pacific at Johnson & Johnson | Strategic Human Resource Management
Los Angeles, California

Evan Bernier, MBA ’18

Equity Research Analyst at Brentview Investment Management, LLC | Applied Security Analysis
Miami, Florida

Komal Singh, MBA ’19

Product Owner, Digital e-Commerce at Royal Caribbean Cruises | Technology Strategy and Product Management
Seattle, Washington

Kristen Mezzapelle, MBA ’19

Regional Operations Manager at Amazon | Supply Chain Management
Madison, Wisconsin

Mary Parmeter, MBA ’18

Attorney (Banking, Finance and Real Estate Group) at Axley Brynelson Law Firm | Corporate Finance and Investment Banking
Cincinnati, Ohio

Melissa Abney, MBA ’19

Senior Brand Manager at P&G | Marketing-Brand and Marketing Management
Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Papi Valmond, MBA ’10

Global Risk Manager at Daimler Financial Services | Corporate Finance and Investment Banking
Auburn Hills, Michigan

Patrick Stahl, MBA ’19

Corporate Leadership Development Program at Stellantis | Marketing-Brand and Marketing Management
Houston, Texas

Will Bishop, MBA ’17

Manager, Strategy at KPMG US | Corporate Finance and Investment Banking
Zena Stephens
Louisville, Kentucky

Zena Stephens, MBA ’17

Sr. Total Rewards Business Partner at Waystar | Strategic Human Resource Management

Career Guidance That Puts Your MBA to Work

FTMBA students tour the headquarters of Fiskars in Middleton, WI

A high student-to-staff ratio means our career management team knows you by name—and connects you with recruiters where you want to work.

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4
salary-to-debt ratio among MBA programs with grads earning $100,000+
— U.S. News & World Report, 2021
1
producer of Fortune 500 CEOs
— Kittleman, 2018
21
public full-time MBA program
— U.S. News & World Report, 2022

Learn the Core, Fine-Tune Your Path

A strong foundation of core business fundamentals provides a foundation for management.
Specialization provides proven readiness and performance that brings top recruiters back year after year.

Take your investment expertise to new heights

Learn alongside industry practitioners as you manage over $25 million in real assets.

CFA Institute University Affiliation Program—ensures curriculum is closely tied to professional practice.

Get hired in roles such as

  • Equity Analyst
  • Fixed Income Analyst
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Buy-Side Analyst
  • Sell-Side Analyst
  • Institutional Sales Representative
  • Wealth Manager
  • Investment Product Manager/Sales Representative

Life-changing career, lifelong connection

Turn your passion for finance into a purposeful future; add ethical and financial value

Get hired in roles such as

Corporate finance
  • Controller
  • Finance Manager
  • Consultant
Investment banking
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Investment Banking Associate
  • Senior Treasury Analyst
  • Senior Business Analyst

Launch your ideal marketing career

#8 Best MBA for Marketing (Princeton Review, 2021)

Impact strategy and propel organizations forward as you customize your marketing MBA with a career path focus in one of three areas:

  • brand and marketing management
  • marketing analytics and insights
  • technology product marketing

Get hired in roles such as

  • Product Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Manager or Strategist
  • Assistant or Associate Brand Manager
  • Tech Product Marketing Manager
  • Global Consumer Insight Associate
  • Consumer Insight Strategist
  • Senior Research Analyst

Gain expertise to lead in all facets of real estate

Focus on real estate development, investment, and analysis, along with fundamental business courses in a world-class program led by a network of industry leaders

#5 Real Estate MBA (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)

Get hired in roles such as

  • REIT Analyst
  • Transactions Associate
  • Real Estate Manager
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Vice President
  • Real Estate Development Associate
  • Acquisitions Associate
  • Commercial Real Estate Analyst

Gain innovative expertise managing operational risk

Interact with business professionals in risk management, insurance operations, consulting, brokerage, and related health care fields

Designated a Global Center of Insurance Excellence by the International Insurance Society, one of 20 worldwide

Get hired in roles such as

  • Broker
  • Insurance Leadership Development
  • Insurance Product Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Risk Management and/or Financial Services Consultant

Drive corporate strategy and develop organizational systems

Lead at the top through insightful enterprise workforce management

Curriculum aligned with the Society for Human Resources Management, ensuring current industry relevance

#10-ranked human resources MBA in U.S. (Princeton Review, 2021)

Get hired in roles such as

  • Compensation Management
  • HR Associate, Analyst, or Manager
  • HR Leadership Development
  • HR Business Partner
  • Organizational Training and Development
  • Succession Management and Workforce Planning
  • Talent Acquisition or Talent Management

Create value through process

Learn supply chain as a strategic business capability enabler

Gain career-ready experience consulting with global companies

Leverage your MBA to make an impact in sustainability and corporate social responsibility

STEM designation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Get hired in roles such as

  • Commodity Manager
  • Pathways Operations Manager
  • Procurement Analytics Consultant
  • Program Manager
  • Supply Chain Analyst

Lead product management in health care, tech, or consulting

Gain broad business and technology skills to design, manage, and improve products and technology strategy in one of three tracks

STEM designation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Get hired in roles such as

  • Product Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Product Operations Manager
  • Health Care Product Manager
  • R&D–LDP
  • Consultant/Senior Consultant
  • Technology Consultant

Alumni Pursue Their Dream Jobs

Our alumni were where you are now. Ready to pursue an MBA to reach their dreams. Now they are out in the world eager to give back. They are passionate about sharing what made them successful and about setting you on the path to your dreams. You will learn a lot from them—and develop a powerful, career-long network.

Marcus Alston

Develop People-focused Cultures

Marcus Alston (MBA ’19) 

Business Transformation (CX Engineering), DEI & Inclusive Growth Consultant at Cisco
San Jose, California

Marcus is a classically trained clarinetist who had a career in banking and insurance underwriting. His MBA journey began with a question: How can companies develop exceptional cultures? Marcus chose to specialize his MBA to switch to a human resource management career to pursue his passion for developing human capital. Hands-on consulting experience helped prepare him to excel in his new HR career. Dream realized.

Jenna Herr

Refine Skills to Lead Business and Social Change

Jenna Herr (MBA ’19)

Senior Risk and Compliance Specialist at A.T. Kearney
Chicago, Illinois

Jenna overcame monumental challenges to get to graduate school. In a leadership award nomination, students and staff noted her ability to instill courage in others, her deep critical thinking skills, and her gentle humanity. Jenna specialized in risk management and insurance with added focus on technology and business analytics and launched her ideal career. Dream realized.

Jared Shoemaker

Fast Track a Successful Career Switch

Jared Shoemaker (MBA ’19)

Acquisition Associate at Leftbank Holdings
Chicago, Illinois

Jared chose the nation’s top-ranked real estate program to jump from engineering to real estate. He gained the skills and knowledge to become a senior financial analyst after graduation and start a new position soon after. Dream realized.

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Admissions & Tuition

Deadlines

Application is open

Upcoming application deadlines:

January 10, 2022
March 1, 2022
April 10, 2022
June 1, 2022

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Tuition

2020-2021 Tuition
Resident $23,364.64
Nonresident $47,013.12

Merit-Based Aid

More than 80% of students receive some form of merit-based aid

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Oct 29

Application Drop-in Session

Friday, October 29 — 12:00pm1:00pm
Nov 7

Inside Look at the Wisconsin MBA

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Nov 9

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Tuesday, November 9 — 12:30pm1:00pm

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