Online MBA Overview  

The University of Wisconsin – Whitewater offers an AACSB International accredited Master of Business Administration degree, taught by full-time, high quality faculty using the latest technology. Does this degree sound like the sort of learning experience you are seeking? If so, you’ve come to the right business school for advancing your education.

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What is a UW-Whitewater MBA? 

Our 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.

How can you specialize?

Students in the UW-Whitewater MBA also declare emphases in more specific topic areas including human resources, data analytics, finance, international business, management, marketing, project management, supply chain management, IT management, or a customized emphasis.

But why is the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater’s online MBA superior to others? Let’s explore some features, and give you some questions so that you can compare our MBA to other Internet-based MBA programs.

Is an online degree as good as a regular classroom degree?

Absolutely. The faculty who teach the online classes are the same faculty who teach the courses in the classroom. They have doctoral degrees and teach full time at UW-Whitewater. They publish research in their fields, and they undergo careful course reviews each time they teach their online courses. And because the faculty and classes are the same for online as face-to-face courses, your transcript will not indicate whether your degree was in the classroom, online, or a mix of the two methods.

What will my tuition be?

Tuition for our online classes is the same for all students, whether out-of-state, international, or from Wisconsin. Our tuition is an excellent value. Find tuition information for online courses and you can see what your next semester will cost. If you are thinking of mixing traditional classroom courses with online courses, the cost of face-to-face graduate business classes is calculated differently from online classes, depending on your residency.

How do I know that the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater’s MBA is a high quality program? 

The University of Wisconsin – Whitewater’s MBA program is accredited by AACSB International. Only 5% of business schools worldwide are accredited by AACSB International. It is the most rigorous accrediting standard globally, and AACSB accredited schools are referred to as the Best Business Schools in the World!

Our online MBA has also been recognized by:

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How is UW-Whitewater’s Online MBA designed?  

If you have an undergraduate business degree, you will begin with a group of advanced graduate courses in functional areas like economics, management, technology, and marketing, ensuring that you have the most current information and practices in those core areas.

If you have an undergraduate degree with a major outside of business, contact our advisors to help you determine which background courses you will need in order to give you the best preparation for successfully completing your MBA degree. 

UW-Whitewater’s MBA is unique from other MBA programs in that you declare an emphasis or specialized area for your degree. We offer 11 different emphases from which to choose:

  • data analytics
  • environmental safety and health
  • finance
  • marketing
  • management
  • supply chain and operations management
  • human resources
  • information technology management
  • international business 
  • project management
  • customized (chose your courses across emphases)

You can learn more about the specific course requirements.

What are admission requirements?

The UW-Whitewater Online MBA and face-to-face MBA have the same entrance requirements. A sum of a weighted undergraduate grade point average and your Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score determines your eligibility for admission to the program. Why not review the details on your eligibility?

Are you an international student? 

We’re happy to accommodate your needs and answer your questions through our Center for Global Education.

Why not apply today?