This is a named option in the Business: General Management MBA.

The MBA is a professional degree for the student preparing for a career in the business world. The cross-functional/interdisciplinary program exposes the student to each of the functional areas of business combined with a specialization in a specific area of business. Areas of specialization include corporate finance and investment banking, applied security analysis, arts administration, brand and product management, general management, marketing research, operations and technology management, real estate and urban land economics, risk management and insurance, strategic human resource management, and supply chain management.

Founded in 1900, the School of Business established one of the first five business programs in the nation. That entrepreneurial spirit remains strong. 

As a student in the School of Business, you will find yourself inspired by peers, staff, alumni, business leaders, and world-renowned faculty who are focused, collaborative, and engaged in every aspect of the student experience. You will join a highly ranked program that equips you to meet both academic and career challenges. Employers value School of Business graduates because of the comprehensive preparation this learning environment provides. Graduates possess highly sought-after general management and specialized expertise in business. 

Joining collaborative, inspiring, trustworthy, and progressive School of Business alumni, Business Badgers graduate prepared to lead their organizations to success and transform the world of business. Together Forward!

Evening MBA

The School of Business offers the Evening MBA—a part-time program that allows students to complete an MBA degree while continuing full-time employment. The evening MBA is a 32-month, lockstep, cohort program offering a major in general management. Classes meet Monday and Thursday evenings during fall, spring and summer, and alternate Fridays and Saturdays in January. There is an international trip in the second year of the program.

Executive MBA

The Executive MBA Program at the School of Business gives experienced, high-potential managers the opportunity to earn an advanced degree over 21 months without career interruption.

Offered in lock step with a single cohort, the Executive MBA Program meets every other Friday and Saturday. The curriculum is specifically designed to build on the unique knowledge and experience executives bring to the classroom.

Graduate School Resources

Resources to help you afford graduate study might include assistantships, fellowships, traineeships, and financial aid. Further funding information is available from the Graduate School. Be sure to check with your program for individual policies and restrictions related to funding.

Minimum Graduate School Requirements

Review the Graduate School minimum academic progress and degree requirements, in addition to the program requirements listed below.

Named Option Requirements

MODE OF INSTRUCTION

Face to Face Evening/Weekend Online Hybrid Accelerated
Yes Yes No No No

Mode of Instruction Definitions

CURRICULAR REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Credit Requirement 48 credits
Minimum Residence Credit Requirement 24 credits
Minimum Graduate Coursework Requirement Half of degree coursework (24 credits out of 48 total credits) must be completed graduate-level coursework; courses with the Graduate Level Coursework attribute are identified and searchable in the university's Course Guide (https://registrar.wisc.edu/course-guide/).
Overall Graduate GPA Requirement 3.00 GPA required.
Other Grade Requirements The Graduate School requires an average grade of B or better in all coursework (300 or above, not including research credits) taken as a graduate student unless conditions for probationary status require higher grades. Grades of Incomplete are considered to be unsatisfactory if they are not removed during the next enrolled semester.
Assessments and Examinations None.
Language Requirements None.

Required COURSES

Year One
M H R 700 Organizational Behavior3
OTM 732 Economics for Managers3
MARKETNG 700 Marketing Management2-3
ACCT I S 700 Financial Accounting3
Values Based Leadership course
Macro-Economics and Current Economic Environment course
ACCT I S 710 Managerial Accounting3
FINANCE 700 Introduction to Financial Management2-3
MARKETNG 705 Consumer Behavior3
Year Two
M H R 628 Negotiations3
M H R 704 Managing Behavior in Organizations3
Legal Environment of Business course
M H R 723 Business Strategy3
FINANCE 725 Corporation Finance Theory and Practice3
Executing Strategy course
FINANCE/​INTL BUS  745 Multinational Business Finance3
Global Learning Experience course
Business in Society course
Operations and Technology Strategy course
Accelerating Innovation course

Graduate School Policies

The Graduate School’s Academic Policies and Procedures provide essential information regarding general university policies. Program authority to set degree policies beyond the minimum required by the Graduate School lies with the degree program faculty. Policies set by the academic degree program can be found below.

Named Option-Specific Policies

Prior Coursework

Graduate Work from Other Institutions

No credits of prior coursework are allowed to satisfy requirements.

UW–Madison Undergraduate

No credits from a UW–Madison undergraduate degree are allowed to count toward the degree.

UW–Madison University Special

No credits of prior coursework are allowed to satisfy requirements.

Probation

The Graduate School regularly reviews the record of any student who earned grades of BC, C, D, F, or Incomplete in a graduate course (300 or above), or grade of U in research credits. This review could result in academic probation with a hold on future enrollment or in being suspended from the Graduate School.

ADVISOR / COMMITTEE

Every graduate student is required to have an advisor. To ensure that students are making satisfactory progress toward a degree, the Graduate School expects them to meet with their advisor on a regular basis.

An advisor generally serves as the thesis advisor. In many cases, an advisor is assigned to incoming students. Students can be suspended from the Graduate School if they do not have an advisor. An advisor is a faculty member, or sometimes a committee, from the major department responsible for providing advice regarding graduate studies.

A committee often accomplishes advising for the students in the early stages of their studies.

CREDITS PER TERM ALLOWED

15 credits

Time Constraints

Master’s degree students who have been absent for five or more consecutive years lose all credits that they have earned before their absence. Individual programs may count the coursework students completed prior to their absence for meeting program requirements; that coursework may not count toward Graduate School credit requirements.

grievances and appeals

These resources may be helpful in addressing your concerns:

Students should contact the department chair or program director with questions about grievances.

Other

Students in the following programs are not permitted to seek dual degrees. Students must plan to attend on the dates of the academic calendar for the respective year of graduation. Students must take part in the required global learning experience (10 days). Merit scholarships are awarded at admission for the entirety of the academic program as long as student is in good academic standing. Veterans scholarships also available. Contact emba@bus.wisc.edu for details on merit veterans scholarships.

Graduate School Resources

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