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The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers “a great business school” for “anyone on a budget.” One current student tells us, “I chose UW-Whitewater for my MBA because of the school’s reputation, and they have the courses I want to be able to specialize in marketing.” Adopting a two-pronged approach, UW-Whitewater offers students either a traditional in-class MBA or an online-only option, fullor part-time, both at “an affordable price compared to other AACSB-accredited programs.” The online program in particular was recently ranked in U.S. News & World Report as one the country’s top-twenty-five online MBA programs, and students can complete the program in one year with the proper prerequisites. Whatever one’s time commitment or location, there are “two types of grad students” at UW-Whitewater: “The MBA students and MPA (master ’s of accountancy) students,” both of whom can now take advantage of Hyland Hall, the school’s new “state-of-the-art” business building, which has “changed the school 100 percent” for the better. What’s more, MBA or MPA students getting their degree online—many of whom have “never stepped foot on campus”—enjoy the convenience of things “like chat groups [that] are not live meetings.” According to one online student who lives in Japan, “When you are doing an online degree many students are in different time zones and have difficulty making meetings.” Another online student, a self-proclaimed “full-time career woman and mother” shares with us that the online program “fits my lifestyle.”

While UW-Whitewater “isn’t as famous as UW-Madison,” the school does boast “one of the best accounting master ’s programs in the nation,” and according to many a student, “well-experienced” professors who are “accessible,” “have high credentials,” and “make themselves readily available outside of the classroom.” As one pleasantly surprised student puts it, “I thought that a lot of my professors did not have real-world experience, but a majority of them have twenty plus years.” “However,” one full-time student offers, “a few should not be in the teaching career because of a lack of understanding.”

There is no typical graduate student at UW-Whitewater; it’s more of “a mix of students who are older and seeking greater academic qualifications, as well as those students. . . starting an MBA right after undergraduate” work. To add to this already diverse makeup, MBA students have a wide array of concentrations from which to choose, including finance, human resources management, international business, IT management, marketing, technology and training, and operations and supply chain management. Study-abroad programs are also available in France, Czech Republic, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, England, Switzerland, and Australia. The University also offers support services for international and minority students. “While I cannot say that UW-Whitewater is just as good as the expensive schools,” one student tells us, “I would recommend this school over and over again to anyone considering an MBA.”

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Paul Ambrose
Associate Dean

800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190
United States





Applicants: 159
Acceptance Rate: 73%
Average Undergrad GPA 3.23
Years Work Experience: 9
Average Age: 30



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