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WISCONSIN FULL-TIME MBA PROGRAM

GO FARTHER, FASTER With a Specialized MBA


THE WISCONSIN ADVANTAGE HOLISTIC LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT in addition to an intensive month-long leadership program in both years.

PROGRAM SIZE SUPPORTS COLLABORATION

and cross-functional teamwork in courses and applied learning.

ACCESSIBLE, RESPONSIVE, INVOLVED ALUMNI

who mentor and support your career development.

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IN RETURN ON INVESTMENT—

low tuition plus high starting salary mean little to no debt compared to students at other top 10 public university business schools.

RANKED

#8

by U.S. News and World Report among public MBA programs.


THE BENEFITS OF SPECIALIZATION

Specializing your MBA helps you fast-track your career with skills and experience that take you farther, faster with customized preparation to work for leading companies. You gain a top-ranked, specialized degree with a general management foundation, making you a versatile and highly prepared graduate with the skills sought by top corporations across the U.S.

Unmatched depth of knowledge in a focused area of business. One-on-one support from your personal career coach and easy accessibility to faculty and specialization staff who know you by name and are passionate about championing your success.

Specialization classes offered starting your first semester set you apart for the job you want. Corporate partners in the business area you want to pursue who highly value Wisconsin MBA graduates’ preparedness.

CUSTOMIZED HANDS-ON LEARNING IN AND OUT OF THE CLASSROOM Continue to build your résumé as you work with industry leaders at top companies to solve real-world problems and gain a competitive hiring advantage.


CHOOSE A SPECIALIZATION BASED ON YOUR PASSION

FOR A CAREER IN WHICH YOU WOULD:

Operations and Technology Management specialization

Develop leadership skills to manage organizational and technological change or consult in operations, technology, or health care.

Supply Chain Management specialization

Integrate value chain activities to deliver sustainable competitive advantages.

Strategic Human Resource Management specialization

Corporate Finance and Investment Banking specialization

Impact corporate decisions on capital structure and investments, including mergers and acquisitions.

Strategically develop and manage human capital to achieve business success.

Marketing Research specialization

Drive strategic impact by discovering consumer insights.


OUR STAFF CAN HELP YOU ALIGN YOUR CAREER GOALS WITH THE SPECIALIZATION THAT WILL GET YOU THERE

We work with you throughout your application process to help you choose a specialization that will give you deep preparation in a particular functional area and a competitive hiring advantage. With the Wisconsin MBA, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running in a specific business area, with broad general management qualifications and a nationally recognized degree to grow your career in any direction.

Brand and Product Management specialization

Develop brand value and drive growth throughout a product’s lifecycle.

Applied Security Analysis (investment research and portfolio management) specialization

Risk Management and Insurance specialization

Apply analytics to improve firm value through effective risk-financing and mitigation strategies, including insurance.

Conduct investment analysis on equity and fixed-income assets. Real Estate specialization

Arts Administration specialization

Serve as a community leader, supporting the vitality of the arts and culture sector.

Serve in acquisition, asset management, consulting, corporate real estate, development, or finance roles.

Explore more information on each career-enhancing specialization, including the specific job titles hired from each specialization, at go.wisc.edu/mbacareers.


GET THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Optional certificates can further diversify your MBA. go.wisc.edu/certificates • Entrepreneurship • Business, Environment, and Social Responsibility • Strategic Innovation

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A SPECIALIZED MBA WITH A CORE BUSINESS FOUNDATION

SEMESTER 2

3 core courses/ 3-4 specialization courses

GLOBAL EXPERIENCE

Two-week trip for immersive global business exposure

SEMESTER 1

EXTENSIVE SUMMER CAREER PREPARATION

One-to-one career coach; future-focused MBA-level résumé preparation for immediate internship interviews; shoring up LinkedIn presence.

5 core courses/ 1-2 specialization courses


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FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT WITH TOP COMPANIES NATIONWIDE

SEMESTER 4

3-4 specialization courses + electives; optional certificate

GLOBAL EXPERIENCE

Two-week trip for immersive global business exposure

SEMESTER 3

1 core course/ 3-4 specialization courses + electives; optional certificate

SUMMER *Certificates can INTERNSHIP diversify your MBA. 100% of Golinkhere.edu

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internships

CORE CURRICULUM • • • • • • • • •

Operations Accounting Finance Marketing Economics Strategy Teamwork Ethics Data-driven decision-making


EXPERIENCE THE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE OF A SPECIALIZED WISCONSIN MBA:

EMPLOYMENT WHERE YOU WANT TO WORK

IN 2015, WISCONSIN MBA GRADUATES LANDED IN THE FOLLOWING INDUSTRIES: Consumer Products – 23%

Manufacturing – 7%

Food and Beverage/ Insurance/Investment Banking/Retail – 19%

Technology – 7% Media/Entertainment – 6%

Real Estate – 13%

Pharma/Biotech/ Health Care – 4%

Financial Services – 12%

Government – 1%

Consulting – 7%

Nonprofit – 1%


$19,726 AVERAGE BONUS

93%

of Wisconsin MBA graduates secured employment offers within three months of graduation

WISCONSIN MBA GRADUATES ARE HIRED BY TOP COMPANIES WORLDWIDE, INCLUDING: • • • • • • •

Procter & Gamble GE Healthcare Intuit Google Amazon SC Johnson Starbucks

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General Mills Cisco Kimberly-Clark 3M DISH Network Baird Johnson & Johnson Hewlett-Packard

$100,653 AVERAGE STARTING BASE SALARY


STUDENTS ON THE WISCONSIN MBA COMMUNITY

At Wisconsin, you can expect a supportive, tight-knit family feel— an environment that effectively prepares you for the collaboration required to succeed in business. This distinctive community nature is something students truly appreciate in their MBA experience. Here are other valued features touted by some of our students.

“Relationships with corporate partners and alumni, and the camaraderie between classmates, are phenomenal. Wisconsin is marketcompetitive externally, but highly collaborative internally.” Dawn Luo (MBA ’16) Hometown: New Taipei City, Taiwan Specialization: Supply Chain Management Employment: Logistics Manager, Microsoft Corporation

“We get to engage with a huge base of alumni who work at key firms in our preferred industries. On our annual trip over semester break we connect with alumni at some of the big firms in New York and Boston.” Brandon Jankowski (MBA ’16) Hometown: Littleton, Colorado Specialization: Applied Security Analysis Program Employment: High Yield Corporate Bond Research Analyst, Ameriprise Financial


MBA CLASS PROFILE:

99

668

Class size

Average GMAT Score

20%

Percentage international students

5.5

Average years of professional experience

“The career management staff are the people who helped me transition from a Marine to an MBA student. It began before I even got to campus. That’s a huge differentiator.” Brandon Shields (MBA ’17) Hometown: Bronx, New York Specialization: Brand and Product Management Internship: Management Leadership Development Program Intern, DuPont

11%

Percentage underrepresented minorities

32%

Percentage women

Academic background: business, economics, social sciences, engineering, computer sciences, hard sciences, humanities, other

“At biannual board meetings, board members and alumni share industry trends and some alums also lead informative applied learning sessions. The meetings are also opportunities for networking and are a great resource for career guidance.” Liz Christenbury (MBA ’16) Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina Specialization: Operations and Technology Management Employment: Consultant, Deloitte


HIGH AVERAGE STARTING SALARIES AND LOW TUITION offset by financial aid deliver exceptional ROI. Many students leave with little or zero incremental debt thanks to generous support from our alumni and friends.

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ROI

—U.S. News and World Report

TUITION ANNUAL TUITION Tuition

RESIDENT

NONRESIDENT

$14,476

$29,292

Exact tuition and fees are set each summer; increases may vary from year to year.


MEET US

Choosing the right MBA program is a big decision. The admissions team invites you to learn more about Wisconsin’s passionate faculty, collaborative learning community, and close-knit family. Schedule a personalized on-campus visit or attend one of our planned campus MBA events, including information sessions, preview days, or diversity days. Participate in interactive web-based events and online chats.

STRONG COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

Diversity and inclusion are core values of the School. We engage different perspectives to build cultural competencies that support student success. The School is a founding member of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, a group committed to increasing the presence of underrepresented minorities in American business schools and corporate management. The Consortium fellowship guarantees full tuition and mandatory-fee coverage for eligible students and offers early access to employers for internship and hiring recruitment. Student-led organizations with a diversity focus support an inclusive School and campus environment. Groups include Women in Business, serving women MBA students; Out for Business, serving LGBTQ MBA students and allies; and the Graduate International Business Association, which brings together international and domestic MBA students to foster cross-cultural understanding and international networking through the School.

EXCEPTIONAL VALUE FOR VETERANS

The Wisconsin Full-Time MBA is a good fit for military veterans who value small classes with a diverse group of dedicated students. Wisconsin’s tuition plus the GI Bill and school scholarships make Wisconsin the smart choice. Combined, these resources may cover 100% of your Wisconsin MBA education, including tuition and living expenses. Check your GI benefits to verify your standing.


LIVE IN ONE OF THE TOP CITIES IN THE MIDWEST WHILE YOU EARN YOUR MBA Madison is a great place to spend two years—and you leave with a top-ranked degree that can take you to a top national company. The world-renowned University of Wisconsin–Madison and the dynamic city of Madison offer all the excitement, energy, and opportunities of a Big Ten campus and a capital city. Pursue your interests, from sailing to live music and other cultural events, year-round sports, and family-friendly activities. Madison is an easy drive to other metropolitan cities like Chicago and Minneapolis.


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IN TOP BEST PLACES TO LIVE —LIVABILITY.COM, FEBRUARY 2016


TOP

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BEST CITIES FOR FAMILIES —WALLETHUB, 2015


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BEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOWNS —BLEACHER REPORT, MAY 2016

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HAPPIEST CITIES IN THE WORLD —NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, JANUARY 2015


Wisconsin Full-Time MBA Program Office Wisconsin School of Business University of Wisconsin–Madison 975 University Avenue | 2450 Grainger Hall | Madison, WI 53706 go.wisc.edu/mba | mba@bus.wisc.edu | 608-262-4000


Wisconsin Full-Time MBA Program