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MBA Frequently Asked Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  • Why UW-Parkside?
  • Where is UW-Parkside located?
  • What is the Program structure, and how long will it take me to finish? 
  • How much will it cost?
  • How do I apply?
  • Do I qualify for the GMAT waiver?
  • What is the admissions criteria?
  • Who do I contact for more information?
 
 
Why UW-Parkside?

Our MBA Program is recognized for quality with accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. This represents the highest standard of achievement for business education with less than 5% of business schools worldwide meeting the rigorous AACSB accreditation standards. Also, it is important to note that the UW-Parkside MBA program is acknowledged as one of the most affordable AACSB accredited graduate business programs in the United States.

We are strategically located in the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor. Our alumni significantly contribute to the state of Wisconsin economy, particularly in the southeast region. And, their influence extends throughout the U.S. and globally.  Our accreditation, affordability, and strategic location combine to make choosing UW-Parkside's MBA program a sound, logical decision.

UW-Parkside has also entered into a growing number of exchange agreements with universities around the world, including China, India, Germany, Finland, Italy, Australia, France, and Russia. There are multiple opportunities to study abroad in many countries, and also connect with international students and experts on campus and online. This is very important in the interconnected world of business, and equips our MBA alumni with experiences, global awareness, knowledge, and skills that are valued by many employers.

 
 
 
 
Where is UW-Parkside located?
UW-Parkside is located in the strategic Chicago-Milwaukee corridor, with easy access from interstate 94 and Highway 31 (Green Bay Road). The 700 acre campus is adjacent to Petrifying Springs State Park and only one mile from the Lake Michigan shoreline.
 
 
What is the Program structure and how long will it take me to finish? 

UW-Parkside’s MBA Program has been expanded to include a fully online MBA  option in addition to the on-campus MBA Program option. The MBA program consists of a minimum of 30 credit hours.

Students must complete twelve, two-credit, core courses to develop a strong foundation in executive decision making (24 required credits).

Students can select from six (6) concentrations consisting of a minimum six elective credits.

Students who have not taken business classes at the undergraduate level take up to four credits of foundation classes to help prepare them for the required and elective classes.

All UW-Parkside MBA classes are offered in 7-week sessions to provide greater flexibility and accelerated degree completion.

TWO FOUNDATION CLASSES

MBA 502: Foundations in Finance and Accounting

MBA 512: Foundations in Statistics and Economics

 

TWELVE (12) REQUIRED MBA CORE COURSES

Note: Students should complete MBA 700 & MBA 720 preferably at the beginning of the program.

MBA 700:  Creative and Innovative Management

MBA 702:  Managerial Accounting

MBA 715:  Advanced Operations Management

MBA 716:  Project Management

MBA 720:  Information Technology for Business Decision Making

MBA 732:  Corporate Financial Management

MBA 741:  Contemporary Challenges in Managing Organizations

MBA 742:  Leadership: Theory, Application, and Skill Development

MBA 746:  Advanced Global Management

MBA 752:  Marketing Management

MBA 793:  Competitive Decision Making

MBA 796:  Advanced Strategic Management

SIX CONCENTRATIONS*

Data Analytics Concentration

Finance Concentration

Global Management Concentration

Marketing Concentration

Supply Chain Management

General Management

*Note: Students who are undecided will initially be assigned the General Management Concentration. This can be changed later by the student.

CONCENTRATIONS:

Data Analytics Concentration

Required course (2 credits):

MBA 729:  Technologies for Data Analytics

 

Also, choose two courses (4 credits):

MBA 758:  Digital Marketing and Social Media

MBA 761:  Optimization Techniques

MBA 762:  Quantitative Models for Supply Chains

 

Finance Concentration

MBA 733:  Investments

MBA 735:  International Financial Management

MBA 739:  Management of Financial Institutions

 

Global Management Concentration

MBA 718:  Global Supply Chain Management

MBA 735:  International Financial Management

MBA 750:  Global Marketing Management

 

Marketing Concentration

Choose three courses (6 credits)

MBA 750:  Global Marketing Management

MBA 753:  Integrated Marketing Communications

MBA 757:  Sales and Key Account Management

MBA 758:  Digital Marketing and Social Media

 

Supply Chain Management

Required courses (4 credits)

MBA 718:  Global Supply Chain Management

MBA 762:  Quantitative Models for Supply Chain Management

 

Also, choose one additional course (2 credits):

MBA 750:  Global Marketing Management

MBA 753:  Integrated Marketing Communications

MBA 757:  Key Account and Sales Management

MBA 761:  Optimizing Techniques

 

General Management Concentration

Choose three courses (6 credits total)
 

MBA 718:  Global Supply Chain Management

MBA 729:  Technologies for Data Analytics

MBA 733:  Investments

MBA 735:  International Financial Management

MBA 736:  Management of Financial Institutions

MBA 750:  Global Marketing Management

MBA 753:  Integrated Marketing Communications

MBA 757:  Sales and Key Account Management

MBA 758:  Digital Marketing and Social Media

MBA 761:  Optimization Techniques

MBA 762:  Data Analytics for Supply Chains

MBA 790:  Special Topics

 
 
How do I Apply?

To start the application process, you need to complete the online application form and submit a few other documents. MBA applications are continuously reviewed and considered as they are received.

For admission into the Master of Business Administration online program, students must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, and provide transcripts from all institutions previously attended. The GMAT can be waived for most applicants depending on their undergraduate GPA.

Official transcripts from all institutions attended should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to:

Admissions Office
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53141-2000

Contact Info

Dr. Michele V. Gee
Phone: (262) 595-2280
Email: gee@uwp.edu

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

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