Students apply to the Master of Business Administration in Business: Finance, Investment, and Banking through one of the named options:
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.
Learn about costs and financial assistance on the program website.
Minimum Graduate School Requirements
Review the Graduate School minimum academic progress and degree requirements, in addition to the program requirements listed below.
|Minimum Credit Requirement||54 credits|
|Minimum Residence Credit Requirement||48 credits|
|Minimum Graduate Coursework Requirement||Half of degree coursework (27 credits out of 54 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 first four weeks of the following semester. Students may be required to retake a course in which they receive a grade lower than a C.|
|Assessments and Examinations||No required assessments or examinations beyond course requirements.|
|Language Requirements||No language requirements.|
Select a Named Option for courses required.
A named option is a formally documented sub-major within an academic major program. Named options appear on the transcript with degree conferral. Students pursuing the MBA in Business: Finance, Investment, and Banking must select one of the following named options:
Students should refer to one of the named options for policy information:
Graduate School Resources
Take advantage of the Graduate School's professional development resources to build skills, thrive academically, and launch your career.
- Develop the ability to assess the value of publicly traded equity and fixed income securities. (Applied Securities Analysis Program)
- Articulate the common causes of mispriced securities, develop techniques to find these securities, and acquire insight as to how to evaluate the success of their process and decisions. (Applied Securities Analysis Program)
- Develop the ability to build portfolios that are designed to produce consistent positive returns and/or outperform benchmarks without taking on significant absolute or incremental risk. (Applied Securities Analysis Program)
- Design financial strategies for non-financial firms, including raising capital, the choice and mix of securities, refinancing, as well as various forms of returning capital to different investors. (Corporate Finance and Investment Banking)
- Assess the value of publicly traded and privately held equity and fixed income securities. (Corporate Finance and Investment Banking)
- Analyze business decisions utilizing multinational finance techniques. (Corporate Finance and Investment Banking)
- Develop the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively within an organization. (Applied Securities Analysis Program)
- Understand the importance of ethical behavior within the investment industry and have an understanding of how to work through ethical dilemmas as they arise. (Applied Securities Analysis Program)
- Able to perform the role and functions of investment bankers, such as underwriting of securities, advising on mergers and acquisitions, divestures, corporate restructuring. (Corporate Finance and Investment Banking)
- Able to execute private equity and venture financing of high potential companies. (Corporate Finance and Investment Banking)
- Apply their knowledge and skills by providing financial consulting services to national companies. (Corporate Finance and Investment Banking)
For information about the faculty and their research interests, please visit the directory.
Accreditation status: Accredited. Next accreditation review: 2021-2022.