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Coursework that boosts your career. Customizable options that grow your expertise.


Build Skills to Advance. Gain Insights for a Lifetime of Leadership

Develop strategic skills and technical know-how to take on challenges at work today and in your next, high-level business role.

Learn tools in class, apply them at work the next day

Build a portfolio of abilities to make you eligible for more advanced positions

Take between two and five years to complete your MBA

Year 1: Core Cohort Experience

Be part of a curated team of individuals from diverse professional backgrounds. Learn and work together as you take foundational business and leadership courses.

Core subjects

Functional core (8 credits)

Finance
Marketing
Operations
Financial Accounting

Leadership Core (12 credits)

Managerial Economics
Organizational Behavior
Negotiations
Data to Decisions
Project Management
Business Strategy

Class Schedule

Online classes meet Wednesday nights, 6:15–8:55 p.m. CT

In-person classes meet one weekend per month, Saturday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. CT

The class schedule may change. See the Professional MBA Class Calendar for details:

Enno Siemsen
“The Wisconsin Professional MBA Program is a program for professionals to gain skills now to advance to where they want to go. You get the broad business insights you need to be qualified for management positions plus the elective coursework you need to explore your individual career path to success.”
Associate Dean of the MBA and master’s programs

Sample MBA Lesson

MBA 101: Accounting Basics With Fabio Gaertner

Accelerated Options for Wisconsin School of Business Undergraduate Alumni

Qualifying undergraduate alumni who graduated in the last five years may be eligible to waive up to 14 credits of MBA curriculum requirements in the functional core and elective badges. This option may reduce the overall amount of time and money needed to complete the program.

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