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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.

Wisconsin MBAs Land Dream Careers

Industry tested

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

New-career ready

Core business curriculum, classes and applied learning focused in your chosen specialization, 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.

Financially advantaged

Typically, more than 90% of Wisconsin MBA students receive scholarship and support. You can graduate with minimal debt and begin building post-MBA wealth sooner.

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 where our MBA graduates have landed.

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

Bailey Hackbarth, MBA ’20

Assistant Brand Manager at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company | Marketing-Brand and Marketing Management
Denver, Colorado

Brian Cleary, MBA ’19

Associate for Asset Management and Investment Teams at Northwood Investors LLC | Real Estate
Camille Clark

Camille Clark, MBA ’17

Business Strategy Manager at Sabre Corporation | Marketing-Marketing Analytics and Insights
Chicago, Illinois

Donovan Walker, MBA ’19

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

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
Kyle Natkasuji
Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Kyle Nakatsuji, MBA ’11, JD ’12

Founder and CEO at Clearcover | Supply Chain Management & Finance
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
Sennai Atsbeha
Los Angeles, California

Sennai Atsbeha, MBA ’09

VP Brand North America at Gymshark | Brand and Product 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 staff-to-student ratio means our career management team knows you by name—and connects you with recruiters where you want to work.

salary-to-debt ratio among MBA programs with grads earning $100,000+
U.S. News & World Report, 2021
average starting total compensation
— Class of 2023
best public full-time MBA program
U.S. News & World Report, 2024

Choose a Specialization to Build Your Career Path

A strong foundation of core business fundamentals provides a foundation for management. Immersion in a specialization provides proven readiness and performance. This unique combination brings top recruiters back year after year.

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

Lead a top brand

#5 Best MBA for Marketing (Princeton Review, 2023)

Learn the skills to build brand strength and strategically drive growth.

Get hired in roles such as

  • Assistant brand manager
  • Assistant marketing manager
  • Associate brand manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Marketing strategist
  • Buyer

Drive strategy with insight

#5 Best MBA for Marketing (Princeton Review, 2023)

Capture, analyze, and apply consumer insights to shape business strategy.

Get hired in roles such as

  • Associate global insights manager
  • Consumer insight strategist
  • Consumer and market knowledge manager
  • Global consumer insight associate
  • Senior associate of design research
  • Senior research analyst
  • User experience analyst

Guide tech marketing

#5 Best MBA for Marketing (Princeton Review, 2023)

Gain in-demand expertise to take the lead in marketing the next tech innovation.

Get hired in roles such as

  • Product marketing manager
  • Tech product marketer
  • Lifecycle marketing manager

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

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

#9 among graduate supply chain programs in North America (Gartner, 2024)

Get hired in roles such as

  • Commodity manager
  • Pathways operations manager
  • Procurement analytics consultant
  • Program manager
  • Supply chain analyst

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

#8 ranked human resources MBA in U.S. (Princeton Review, 2023)

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

Gain expertise to lead in all facets of real estate

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

#6 Best Real Estate MBA (U.S. News & World Report, 202324)

Explore real estate in greater depth by choosing from one of four tracks:

  • Commercial Real Estate Development Track
  • Affordable and Sustainable Housing Track
  • Applied Real Estate Investment Track (AREIT)
  • Private Equity Track

Get hired in roles such as

  • Development/commercial lending officer
  • Housing/Real estate specialist
  • Project manager
  • Real estate manager
  • Commercial real estate analyst
  • Real estate development associate
  • REIT analyst
  • Transactions associate
  • Portfolio manager
  • Senior financial analyst
  • 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

#1 ranked risk and insurance program (U.S. News & World Report, 2022-23)

Get hired in roles such as

  • Broker
  • Insurance leadership development
  • Insurance product manager
  • Risk manager
  • Risk management and/or financial services consultant

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

Admissions & Tuition


Applications for Fall 2024 are open now. Upcoming deadlines:

  • September 28, 2023
  • November 1, 2023
  • January 10, 2024
  • February 29, 2024
  • April 10, 2024
  • June 4, 2024
See full admissions requirements

Connect with the admissions team

Passionate admissions professionals help you plan your application and get you on the path to your ideal career. Schedule a 30-minute consultation or connect at an admissions event.


2023-2024 Tuition
Resident: $27,014.72
Nonresident: $50,663.20

Scholarships & Support

or more of students receive some form of financial support

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. You will learn a lot from them—and develop a powerful, career-long network.

Sennai Atsbeha

Create Brands that Make an Impact

Sennai Atsbeha (MBA ’09)

VP, Marketing at Gymshark
Los Angeles

Sennai is the VP of Marketing at Gymshark, a fast-growing UK-based athletic apparel company. He leads Gymshark’s brand growth, establishes a deep relationship with its consumers, and mentors a team on the ground floor of a company that is shifting culture and connecting with people in a new way. A former college basketball player, Sennai sought a business career in sports and has excelled in marketing roles at top companies like ESPN, Beats By Dre, and Nike. Dream realized.

Kyle Nakatsuji

Become an In-demand Entrepreneur

Kyle Nakatsuji (MBA ’11, JD ’12)

Founder and CEO, Clearcover
Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Kyle is the founder and CEO of Clearcover, a startup car insurance company offering a fully digitized experience for consumers. Nakatsuji has faced obstacles—including an MBA that almost wasn’t—but that hasn’t stopped his rise in the highly competitive insurance market. Under Nakatsuji’s leadership, Clearcover has raised more than $200 million in series D funding. Dream realized.

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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