Graduate Programs

The University of Wisconsin–Whitewater College of Business Economics provides a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA), and a Master of Science in Finance (MSF). UW-Whitewater has the largest AACSB Accredited graduate business program in the state of Wisconsin. The college also offers a Master of Science in Environmental Safey & Health (MS-ESH), and a Master of Science in Education in School Business Management (MSE-SBM).

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The MBA Program:
You may take MBA classes in three ways: online, in a classroom on the Whitewater campus, and in classrooms in Madison, Wisconsin. Students have the flexibility to take classes in one of these locations or a mix of all three. Classes can be taken on a part-time or full-time basis, no matter which class delivery option is chosen. 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 11 unique emphases offered at UW-Whitewater are:

  • Data Analytics
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • IT Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Customized

Mohammed Alduwais
Meet Mohammed Alduwais
A Recent College of Business and Economics MBA Graduate

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.

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The MPA Program:
The Master of Professional Accountancy degree 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), to be licensed after successfully completing the Uniform CPA Examination. Full-time students can complete the program in about one year; however, students may also take classes part-time if desired. Unique among MPA programs, the UW-Whitewater degree offers four emphasis options and nearly 50 electives covering the breadth of contemporary accounting and business-related issues. This format allows students to tailor the MPA program to meet their interests and career goals.

If you think the UW-Whitewater MPA program is right for you, you can explore:

Quality Programs
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.