The University of Wisconsin – Whitewater provides both a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA). UW-Whitewater has the largest graduate business program in the state of Wisconsin.
The MBA Program:
You may take MBA classes in three ways: in classrooms on the Whitewater campus; in classrooms in Madison, Wisconsin; and online. Students have the flexibility to take classes in one of these locations or to mix all three. You may take classes on a part-time or full-time basis, no matter which class delivery option you choose. The faculty and admission requirements are the same for all locations.
The College of Business and Economics offers students the opportunity to choose an emphasis for their MBA. A unique emphasis can help you polish your skills and increase your understanding in a specific area, adding even more value to your educational experience. The nine unique emphases offered at UW - Whitewater are:
- Human Resource Management
- International Business
- IT Management
- Project Management
- Supply Chain Management
What are the goals for the MBA program?
Our UW-Whitewater MBA develops business people who are capable of thinking globally, behaving ethically, and leading innovation. This three-pronged orientation is evident in the content of every MBA core class, in teaching methods, and in assigned activities. You will have opportunities to practice using critical thinking skills as you make strategic decisions in cases and projects. You will learn to negotiate and persuade while you develop your skills in project management. You will assess your own behavior and improve your ability to work in teams. You will be a leader.
Learn more about:
- MBA admission requirements
- Tuition rates for face-to-face classes
- Tuition rates for online classes (an especially good value for out-of-state or international students).
The MPA Program:
You may enroll in MPA classes on the UW-Whitewater campus. The MPA program expands your knowledge of the accounting field, and at the same time, it satisfies the 150-credit-hour requirement of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), allowing graduates to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination.
The MPA degree is offered entirely on the campus of the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and is available to full- and part-time students. The program requires a minimum of 30 credits plus the satisfactory completion of an MPA exam that you will take in your final term of enrollment. Students will need some time flexibility as courses are offered both during daytime and evening hours. Coursework will prepare you for understanding topics such as auditing, law, and ethics. You will be able to analyze financial statements, accounting systems, cost controls, and taxation.
If the UW-Whitewater MPA program is for you, you can explore:
You will receive the highest caliber of education at UW-Whitewater. The College of Business and Economics has been accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) since the 1970s. Only 5% of business schools internationally have earned AACSB accreditation, making you one of an elite group upon graduation.
You will enjoy learning in the new $41 million Timothy J. Hyland Hall. This incredible new building offers students features such as:
- Cutting edge technology in every classroom
- A financial investment center featuring Bloomberg terminals with the latest financial databases and analytical tools
- Professional settings emulating a corporate environment
- Multiple student project rooms
- Comfortable study areas with wireless technology, including a convenient in-house café
The Whitewater Community
Our campus, with over 11,000 students, is situated on 400 acres in the heart of the city of Whitewater (pop. 14,500). Whitewater is located within 45 minutes of Madison and Milwaukee while still offering the ambiance of a small town. The city provides a diverse selection of stores, businesses, and restaurants to students and visitors. There are also opportunities for biking, cross country skiing, hiking, and fishing in Whitewater and the nearby Kettle Moraine State Forest, along with activities at the Whitewater Aquatic Center and Rotary Skate Park.
Are you ready to apply? We’re ready to welcome you.