MBA with a concentration in General Management


Develop your knowledge of critical business issues and current management techniques while preparing for advanced leadership positions and entrepreneurial ventures in the MBA with a Concentration in General Management program from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

The affordable and accessible MBA with a Concentration in General Management program at UW-Parkside covers a variety of essential business leadership concepts and analytical tools. You will learn how to obtain and evaluate relevant information; approach tasks logically, systematically, and in teams; analyze problems; develop creative solutions; work in diverse environments; and act to achieve concrete results.

In the business master’s program, you will benefit from an in-depth study of creative and innovative management techniques, managerial accounting, information technology, operations management, project management, corporate financial management, marketing management, ethical leadership theory and development, and more.

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 an online business simulation. Plus, you will focus on managing and coordinating diverse workers across national boundaries, using case studies involving different cultures.

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, or supply chain management. All courses are 7 weeks in length and taught by highly qualified faculty with extensive experience as corporate managers and entrepreneurs.

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.

Our curriculum is frequently revised to remain relevant with industry trends, in part based on feedback from our esteemed Business Advisory Board, which is comprised of approximately 30 senior business leaders and entrepreneurs from a variety of management backgrounds. Several of our prominent Board members have business degrees from UW-Parkside. You can complete your degree in as few as 12 months.


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:

Admissions Office
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53144

Submit letters of recommendationsresume, and GMAT score report by email to:

NOTE: Transcripts may not be sent by the applicant; they must be sent directly from the institution.

In this program, you will learn:

  • An analytical approach to developing solutions for challenging business issues
  • The impact of both domestic and global environments on a firm's operations
  • Advanced leadership skills and strategy formulation
  • The issues of working within a competitive global marketplace and the development of corresponding strategies

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

Students without an undergraduate business background must take the following courses.

MBA 502 | Foundations in Finance & Accounting

MBA 512 | Foundations in Statistics and Economics

You must take three of the following courses.

MBA 718 | Global Supply Chain Management

MBA 729 | Technologies for Data Analytics

MBA 733 | Investments

MBA 735 | International Financial Management

MBA 739 | 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 | Supply Chain Analytics

MBA 790 | Special Topics

All Department of Business academic programs in the College of Business, Economics, and Computing at UW-Parkside are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).



Online MBA | 844-492-2160

Face-to-Face  |  262-595-2280

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