MBA

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.

AMAZING RESULTS

UW-Parkside MBA students and alumni are engaged in a wide range of responsible positions in various fields including sales, marketing, computer networks/systems, corporate finance, and global supply management. They also have managerial positions in many industries, companies, and nonprofit organizations. Our alumni have exceptional jobs in corporations such as Modine Manufacturing, Abbott Labs, SC Johnson, CNH Industrial, Northwestern Mutual, Uline, Aurora Healthcare, and Snap-On to cite just a few examples. Many MBA alumni are also very successful entrepreneurs and operate their own businesses.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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

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.

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?

APPLICATION PROCESS
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.

ROLLING ADMISSIONS
UW-Parkside has a Rolling Admissions policy which means we admit students to the program throughout the year and continuously review applications as they are received. Below are the preferred application dates for domestic and international students.

For many students, the GMAT can be waived.  After completing the online application and submitting the $56 non-refundable application fee, you will need to submit the following:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, other than UW-Parkside
  • If required, official GMAT score should be sent directly to UW-Parkside (School code 1860)
  • If required, an updated resume detailing your work history should be sent directly to Admissions
  • Two letters of recommendation may be required depending upon the applicant's graduation GPA

In addition to the above information, international applicants must submit:

  • Sponsorship form
  • An evaluation of any international transcript credits by ECE or WES
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score or International English Testing System (IELTS)

Application materials can be submitted electronically to 
admissions@uwp.edu or mailed to: 

UW-Parkside Admissions Office
900 Wood Road, Box 2000
Kenosha, WI 53141-2000

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

MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR

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Welcome to our MBA Program!  Whether you want to pursue part-time or full-time study, fully online or on-campus classes, this highly regarded program has been carefully designed for you.  While the demands on your time are many, we developed an AACSB International accredited program that provides the flexibility needed to earn this advanced business degree. There are now six new concentrations in the MBA Program:  Finance, Data Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Global Management, and General Management. The on-campus and online classes are offered in a convenient seven-week format. All on-campus MBA classes are offered in the evening.

Whether you are looking for a promotion at work, interested in starting your own business, or simply would like to enhance your knowledge of business operations, our MBA degree is for you. Students from various academic backgrounds including liberal arts, engineering, physics, biology, business, and music are successfully completing our MBA Program.

The MBA Program is structured in two components: required core courses, and electives. Required courses make up the core, and a wide range of electives are offered to complete your chosen concentration.  You can progress rapidly based on your own personal schedule. Each student’s program must include a minimum of 30 credits of graduate course work:  core courses (24 credits) and electives (six credits per concentration).

Michele V. Gee, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, and MBA Director
College of Business, Economics, and Computing
mba@uwp.edu

University of Wisconsin System Member
The Higher Learning Commission
Carnegie Foundation, Elective Community Engagement Classification
AACSB accredited
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