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Professional MBA

Earn your part-time 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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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, 2023
Wisconsin Professional MBA students who reported advancement during their time in the program
— 2023
avg. increase in salary for Wisconsin Professional MBA students
— 2023
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 let you 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

Focused classroom weekends 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. Get flexible delivery of course material with the rich experience of collaboration and networking.

What You’ll Learn

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Year 1

Learn strategic business principles. First-year classes focus on the functions of business and leadership skill development.

Year 2 and beyond

Customize your coursework. Choose four badges in specialized business areas. Take between one and four years to complete badge courses at your preferred pace.

Choose from 9 Badges to Customize Your MBA










Experience UW–Madison

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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.

Admissions & Tuition

Deadlines & requirements

Applications for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 are now open.

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


Estimated cost per credit

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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 of Career Management

Learning Community

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

WSB’s MBA students form close bonds and business connections. Several students have founded organizations together. On-campus weekends facilitate networking. You learn from the diverse backgrounds of your classmates and apply insights from their work to your own.

Natalie Steffes

Join the next generation of business leaders. Be trusted to lead.

Natalie Steffes (MBA ’24) is earning her Wisconsin Professional MBA to grow in her role as director of content planning and analysis at Disney. A believer in the magic of Disney, she appreciates the opportunity to learn from the diverse backgrounds of her classmates and apply these new insights to her job.

Meet the Professional MBA Spring 2023 and Fall 2023 Cohorts

Average age
Female students
Average years of work experience
U.S. minority students*
U.S. military students
Students on a H1B Visa (international)

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)

News & Events

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Upcoming admissions events

Jul 18

Professional MBA Virtual Information Session

Thursday, July 18 | 12:00pm12:30pm
Aug 12

Forté Forum – Washington DC

Monday, August 12 | 4:00pm7:15pm
Aug 13

Forté Forum – Chicago

Tuesday, August 13 | 5:00pm8:15pm
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