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Culture & Diversity


Add Your Unique Background, Talents, and Passions to Our Community

Students in the Wisconsin MBA programs come from diverse backgrounds and form close bonds. They learn from each other, collaborate with one another, and share their personalities and perspectives inside and outside of the classroom.

Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Our Core

The Wisconsin Professional MBA Program is committed to fostering a culture that values differences and erases inequities.

We support diversity, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and intellectual differences.

Inclusivity is a cornerstone of good business practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion frameworks are built into our curriculum.

Student Support

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Forté provides support for women at all stages of their careers to enhance their business acumen. Forté strives to increase the number of women applying to and enrolling in MBA programs by providing educational opportunities, networking and mentoring events, as well as professional conferences.

Incoming Wisconsin MBA women may participate in Forté events such as the MBA Women’s Leadership Conference and MBA Financial Services FAST Track. Students also gain professional development opportunities through webinars and have access to Forté’s job center.

Military applicants

A military background brings leadership, organizational, and analytical skills that are directly applicable to an MBA program.

If you are in active or reserve duty or you are a military veteran, you will find that the Wisconsin MBA curriculum prepares you for significant leadership responsibilities in a civilian career.

The Post 9/11 GI Bill will pay tuition expenses for military veterans who qualify, although it may only cover a certain amount. The Veterans Services & Military Assistance Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is able to assist with questions about military benefits.

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Join a Strong Alumni Network

Business Badgers are known for being extraordinarily supportive of each other and the Wisconsin School of Business. When you graduate, you become part of this tight-knit network of more than 45,000 Business Badgers worldwide.

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Meet Influential Leaders

The M. Keith Weikel MBA Leadership Speaker Series brings notable business executives and other thought leaders to the School to share their experiences and insights. These widely attended events bring together the WSB community, providing an opportunity to network with MBA students, alumni, industry leaders, and the guest speakers themselves.

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Connect With a Student Ambassador

Interested in speaking with a current Professional MBA student before you apply to the program? Reach out to one of the Professional MBA student ambassadors to learn about their MBA experience and career progression.

Meet our student ambassadors