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Wisconsin Full-Time MBA: Exceptional ROI, Lowest Student Debt

By Patricia Hoopes

April 23, 2019

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Quick quiz: What’s the best way to get a top-ranked MBA with the lowest student debt? Choose the Wisconsin Full-Time MBA at UW–Madison. In April of 2019, Poets & Quants examined affordability at the country’s top 50 MBA programs. Wisconsin came out #1 for lowest average amount of debt per graduate and lowest percentage of grads with debt, at 25%. Wisconsin’s low tuition and strong employment outcomes make it a must-see school for a high quality, high value MBA to start your career on excellent financial footing—ahead of other MBA graduates.

What else can you expect from the Wisconsin Full-Time MBA Program?

  • Specialization model that sets you apart with focused expertise in your field of choice + a general MBA core
  • Engaged alumni who offer guidance before you apply, during the program, and deep into your career
  • More than 600 corporate partners

What type of careers do Wisconsin Full-Time MBA graduates pursue?

Wisconsin MBA graduates work in diverse fields such as finance, tech, health care, consumer products, and insurance. Ninety percent of Class of 2019 graduates actively seeking employment accepted offers within three months of graduation.

Wisconsin Full-Time MBA corporate finance and investment banking students begin careers at companies like Accenture, Allstate, and Bank of America. Class of 2019 graduates started with an average base salary of $121,250 and an average signing bonus of $27,500.

Brand and product management graduates join companies such as Procter & Gamble, Amazon, Intuit, and Danone. Graduates in 2019 started with an average base salary of $109,357 and an average signing bonus of $26,476.

Students specializing in operations and technology management begin careers at companies like American Express, GE Health Care, and Deloitte and start their roles with an average base salary of $107,036 and an average signing bonus of $25,500.