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Professional MBA

Earn your MBA in a program designed to reflect the modern workplace, where the need for collaboration in diverse teams is coupled with flexible, online access.

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Jumpstart Your Career With UW–Madison’s Flexible Part-Time MBA

Stand out in today’s agile, tech-driven, always-changing business world

One weekend a month on campus + online classes

Learn from world-class faculty and top business leaders

Gain skills and apply them immediately to your work

Invest in You—Take Your Next Professional Step

public university in the United States
— U.S. News & World Report, 2020
university for producing Fortune 500 CEOs
— Kittleman, 2018
avg. increase in salary for Wisconsin part-time MBA students
— 2018-2020
On campus 1 weekend per month
online courses accessible wherever you are
years to complete

Why 50% Online, 50% On Campus?

Because as a busy professional, your time, skill development, and connections matter.

Built for your schedule

Virtual courses give you the opportunity to build time into your everyday life to accomplish your career goals and grow the leadership and strategic skills that matter to you.

Life-changing connections

The program couples your everyday learning with focused classroom weekends that give you the chance to practice your new skills and connect with experts and peers.

Fitting your lifestyle + goals

All courses have online and in-person content. This way you get flexible delivery of course material with the rich experience of collaboration and networking.

What You’ll Learn

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Build skills to transform your future

Learn strategic tools in management, marketing, operations, and finance. Experience a mix of virtual classroom learning, at-home assignments, hands-on collaborative projects, and in-person interaction with faculty.

Customize your education with badges

Tailor your MBA to fit your personal career goals and ambitions. Select badges in specific business areas and focus your learning.

View curriculum

Experience UW–Madison

People enjoy an evening at a Madison Jazz Festival event at the Memorial Union Terrace at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Venture to the heart of the UW–Madison campus one weekend a month for your in-person classes. Take advantage of the university’s state-of-the-art facilities including Grainger Hall’s new Learning Commons library and its tech-focused Finance and Analytics Lab.

Enjoy the iconic Memorial Union Terrace and Madison’s great restaurant and entertainment offerings, and set out on the city’s trails, bike paths, and lakefronts when class is out of session.

Learn more about Madison

Admissions & Tuition

Deadlines & requirements

Application is open
Classes begin September 2022
Applications will open soon to start the program in Spring 2023

View admissions requirements

Meet with admissions

Meet with a supportive team of admissions professionals to strategize your application. Video appointments are available.


Estimated cost per credit

Personalized Career Coaching

Work one-on-one with a career coach to map out your future and chart your specific path to personal success. Develop strategies to get where you want to go in your career.

Jean Sink
“We work with you to build a strategic and customized career plan that supports your career journey, whether that means advancing in your current organization or preparing for a new career.”
Jean Sink
Director, Career Management and Corporate Partnerships

Learning Community

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Connect with high-achieving professionals. Form a career-building network.

Students in WSB’s MBA programs form close bonds and business connections. Several students have founded organizations together. Your on-campus weekends facilitate the network you need for business and career advancement opportunities. You learn from the diverse backgrounds of your classmates and apply insights from their work to your own.

Learn more about our culture & diversity

Class Profile

Average years of work experience
Mid-20s to 50s
Age range
Average cohort size
Students from engineering, health care, science, tech
Students from business
Students from government, military, nonprofit

Wisconsin MBA Alumni—On How Their MBAs Transformed Their Careers

Lauren Pedracine
“The Wisconsin MBA career management team helped me craft a 5-year career plan and land my dream job.”
Lauren Pedracine (MBA ’18)
Romel Santini
“I’ve greatly improved my critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Every course provides an opportunity to build your skills and add new strengths.”
Romel Santini (MBA ’19)
Emily Bremer
“Applying class content, as soon as the day after class, has really added value in my job. Learning more about competitive analysis, market segmentation, and customer positioning have given me a rich perspective.”
Emily Bremer (MBA ’19)

Events & Resources

Webinars & podcasts

Listen to our quick podcasts to get bite-sized admissions tips. Attend webinars and listen to recorded events to learn more.


If you have questions about the Wisconsin Professional MBA Program, please contact us. We’re happy to help.

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Oct 22

Webinar: Wisconsin Women Perspective

Friday, October 22 — 12:30pm1:00pm
Oct 29

Application Drop-in Session

Friday, October 29 — 12:00pm1:00pm
Nov 11

Graduate Admissions Exam Strategy Workshops

Thursday, November 11 — 5:30pm8:15pm
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