Dedicated to preparing you for success, our AACSB-accredited College of Business, Economics, and Computing is committed to providing student-centered education with a purposeful emphasis on knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to succeed in the rapidly changing world of business. We value innovation and develop relevant programs that position you on the leading edge of an evolving global marketplace. Classes are offered in a convenient seven-week format and in the evening, to accommodate your busy schedule.
You have the opportunity to focus on specific in-demand concentrations, such as Supply Chain Management, Finance or a General Management program.
Located in a vibrant and growing economic corridor between Milwaukee and Chicago, UW-Parkside's MBA program has the resources and connections to provide you with successful networking opportunities and relevant learning experiences.
For unconditional admission into the MBA program, you must hold a bachelor’s degree and provide transcripts from all institutions previously attended as well as meet the requirements below.
MBA admission requirements (based on undergraduate GPA)
2.75 and above | GMAT waived. Applicants must have transcripts sent directly to UW-Parkside from all previous institutions attended.
2.5 to 2.749 | In addition to transcripts, applicants must submit a resume verifying a minimum of three years of managerial- and/or professional-level experience to receive a GMAT waiver. Without the required work experience, applicants are required to submit a GMAT score and two recommendations.
2.33 to 2.49 | In addition to transcripts, applicants must submit a GMAT score, a resume verifying a minimum of three years of managerial- and/or professional-level experience, and two recommendations.
Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to UW-Parkside at this address:
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53144
Submit letters of recommendations, resume, and GMAT score report by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Transcripts may not be sent by the applicant; they must be sent directly from the institution.
If you don't have an undergraduate background in business, you will benefit from our foundation courses designed to ensure your success in the MBA program. These two courses introduce you to principles in finance, accounting, statistics, and economics. You will learn descriptive statistics, probability and expectations, theoretical and sampling distributions, estimations and hypothesis testing, macroeconomic variables, and fiscal and monetary policies.
Students without an undergraduate business background must take the following courses.
MBA 502 | Foundations in Finance & Accounting
MBA 512 | Foundations in Statistics and Economics
Our core course work is comprised of 24 credit hours and empowers you with a variety of foundational skills and advanced applications. You will learn advanced strategic management concepts, particularly business-level and corporate-level strategy formulation, implementation, and control. Your study of competitive decision-making will include the use of a business simulation. Plus, you will focus on managing and coordinating diverse workers across national boundaries, using case studies involving different cultures.
You must take the following courses.
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
Further tailor your degree by selecting six credit hours from a broad range of high-demand elective options that will deepen your core management competencies in data analytics, finance, global management, marketing, supply chain management or general management. All courses are 7 weeks in length and taught by highly qualified faculty with extensive experience as corporate managers and entrepreneurs.