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At the Lubar School of Business, we want your MBA program to exceed your expectations. With dynamic course content, great student and alumni networks, professional development opportunities and mentoring programs, and individualized attention, we aim to be your partner in achieving your professional goals.

An in-person or hybrid program that advances your career while building your professional network. Focus your studies to fit your professional goals through a wide selection of elective courses or by adding on a graduate certificate with just a few additional courses. 

You may begin in the Fall, Spring, Winterim, or Summer semester.

Program Type

Master’s

Program Format

Hybrid, On Campus
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Your MBA Lubar experience includes:

Interaction with faculty at the forefront of knowledge and dedicated to you, the student. Coupling top ranked research and extensive industry experience, Lubar faculty are in a unique position to combine cutting-edge concepts with relevant applications.

Peer students who will challenge you and enrich your graduate experience. Your MBA is all about creating new value in your career. At Lubar, you’ll be doing that alongside like-minded professionals who will energize the classroom with their experience and background.

Connections. As a well-connected, major metropolitan business school, we’re able to offer you what most schools can’t: applied project work, frequent executive guest speakers, and great resources for your career development and placement. Lubar’s strong business connections translate to opportunities for you.

Professional Development, Mentoring and Networking. As a Lubar MBA student, you’ll have many opportunities to further your professional development and broaden your network of contacts. From dynamic interaction with successful executives in the classroom and in our graduate student mentoring program, to Lubar special events, to networking sessions with the 39,000-strong Lubar alumni network, you’ll benefit from the impressive business connections the Lubar School is able to offer you.

MBA Curriculum (33 credits)

Core Courses (18-24 credits) — available Online and On Campus

Bus Mgmt 704: Accounting Analysis and Control
Bus Mgmt 705: Corporate Finance
Bus Mgmt 706: Managing in a Dynamic Environment
Bus Mgmt 707: Information Technology Management in International Business
Bus Mgmt 708: Marketing Strategy: Concepts and Practice
Bus Mgmt 709: Predictive Analytics for Managers
Bus Mgmt 711: Global Supply Chain Strategies and Competitive Operations
Bus Mgmt 712: Strategic Management

Students with a business degree and a major in accounting, finance, management, marketing, information technology management, or supply chain and operations management may waive the 3-credit core course that corresponds to their major. A maximum of 6 credits can be waived.

Electives (9-15 credits)

Elective options help you enhance your professional areas of interest. You may either choose one of our concentrations in Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Care Management, Marketing, or Supply Chain & Operations Management.  Alternatively, you can design your own elective track.


Foundation Courses* (5 credits)

BUS ADM 701 Business Mathematics
BUS ADM 703 Financial Accounting

*Foundation courses are not required for entry into the program, and courses can be waived with prior coursework with a grade of C- or better. If the courses are not waived with prior coursework, you may discuss opportunities to satisfy the course requirements with an advisor. These five credits would be in addition to the 33 credit MBA curriculum.

Students admitted prior to Fall of 2021 – please visit MyLubar for your curriculum.

Course descriptions and degree requirements for the MBA can be found on the Graduate School website.

MBA students following this format have the option to choose any five courses from the following to broaden their professional skill set:

Business Analytics

BUS ADM 713 Business Forecasting Methods
BUS ADM 741 Web Mining & Analytics
BUS ADM 763 Marketing Analytics
BUS ADM 769 Database Marketing
BUS ADM 816 Business Intelligence Technologies & Solutions
BUS MGMT 744 R Programming for Business Analytics

Cost Management and ERP

BUS ADM 725 Strategic Cost Management I
BUS ADM 781 Enabling Supply Chains Using SAP
BUS ADM 783 Supply Chain Management

Entrepreneurship

BUS ADM 544 New Product Development
BUS ADM 546 Global Innovation Management
BUS ADM 737 Managerial Decisions & Negotiations
BUS ADM 762 Marketing Research
BUS ADM 765 Strategic Product and Brand Management
BUS ADM 852 Venture Finance
BUS MGMT 713 Entrepreneurship: Venture Creation and Management
BUS MGMT 715 Leadership, Team Building, and Effective Management

Financial Strategy

BUS ADM 481 Real Estate Finance
BUS ADM 725 Strategic Cost Management I
BUS ADM 751 Analysis of U.S. Business Environment
BUS ADM 771 Investments
BUS ADM 772 Portfolio Management
BUS ADM 774 Global Financial Management
BUS ADM 775 Financial Strategy
BUS ADM 778 Financial Institutions and Markets
BUS ADM 779 Fixed Income Securities
BUS ADM 852 Venture Finance
BUS ADM 853 Financial Modeling

Global Strategy

BUS ADM 546 Global Innovation Management
BUS ADM 774 Global Financial Management
BUS ADM 806 International Marketing
BUS MGMT 723 Managing & Negotiating Across Cultures
BUS MGMT 726 Study Abroad: Business Topics

Health Care Management

BUS ADM 731 Diversity in Organizations
BUS ADM 755 Health Care Administration & Delivery Systems
BUS ADM 757 Managed Care and Integrated Health Networks
BUS ADM 759 Seminar in Health Care Management (selected topics)
BUS MGMT 720 Strategic Management in Health Care Organizations
BUS MGMT 727 Health Care Accounting, Law, and Ethics

Investment Management

BUS ADM 751 Analysis of U.S. Business Environment
BUS ADM 771 Investments
BUS ADM 772 Portfolio Management
BUS ADM 778 Financial Institutions and Markets
BUS ADM 853 Financial Modeling

Information Technology Management

BUS ADM 741 Web Mining & Analytics
BUS ADM 811 Process & Workflow Management
BUS ADM 816 Business Intelligence Technologies & Solutions
BUS MGMT 732 Enterprise Resource Planning
BUS MGMT 733 Enterprise Simulation Game
BUS MGMT 744 R Programming for Business Analytics

Management and Leadership

BUS ADM 731 Diversity in Organizations
BUS ADM 737 Managerial Decisions & Negotiations
BUS ADM 738 Human Resource Management
BUS MGMT 715 Leadership, Team Building, and Effective Management
BUS MGMT 723 Managing & Negotiating Across Cultures

Marketing

BUS ADM 544 New Product Development
BUS ADM 761 Seminar in Marketing (selected topics)
BUS ADM 762 Marketing Research
BUS ADM 763 Marketing Analytics
BUS ADM 764 Buyer Behavior & Marketing Communications
BUS ADM 765 Strategic Product and Brand Management
BUS ADM 766 Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
BUS ADM 769 Database Marketing
BUS ADM 806 International Marketing
BUS ADM 894 Internet Marketing
BUS MGMT 713 Entrepreneurship: Venture Creation and Management

Supply Chain

BUS ADM 781 Enabling Supply Chains Using SAP
BUS ADM 782 Supply Chain Technology and Simulation
BUS ADM 783 Supply Chain Management
BUS ADM 785 Project Management and Innovative Operations
BUS ADM 786 Supply Chain Logistics Management

Other

BUS ADM 795 Seminar-in-Management (selected topics)
BUS ADM 799 Reading and Research
BUS MGMT 724 Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations
BUS MGMT 726 Study Abroad: Business Topics
BUS MGMT 729 MBA Internship

Expand the benefits of your MBA program to help you achieve your academic and professional goals with the addition of a graduate certificate. Because you can take some of your MBA elective courses for your certificate, you may only need to take two additional classes.

If you do not select a certificate, you may design your own set of electives based on your interests.

Learn more about our graduate certificates:

Business Analytics (Online)

Required Course (3 credits)
BUS MGMT 709 Predictive Analytics for Managers

Elective Courses (12 credits)
BUS ADM 713 Business Forecasting Methods
BUS ADM 741 Web Mining and Analytics
BUS ADM 763 Marketing Analytics
BUS ADM 769 Database Marketing
BUS ADM 816 Business Intelligence Technologies and Solutions
BUS MGMT 744 R Programming for Business Analytics*
SOC WRK 718 Introduction to SAS Programming*
*Students may complete no more than one programming course.

Enterprise Resource Planning (Online

Required Courses (15 credits)
BUS ADM 811 Process and Work-Flow Management
BUS ADM 816 Business Intelligence Technologies & Solutions
BUS MGMT 732 Enterprise Resource Planning
BUS MGMT 733 Enterprise Simulation Game
BUS MGMT 734 Enterprise Resource Planning Certification

Entrepreneurship

Required Courses (6 credits)
BUS ADM 546 Global Innovation Management
BUS MGMT 713 Entrepreneurship: Venture Creation and Management

Elective Courses (9 credits)
BUS ADM 544 New Product Development
BUS ADM 762 Marketing Research
BUS ADM 765 Strategic Product and Brand Management
BUS ADM 799 Reading and Research
BUS ADM 852 Venture Finance
BUS MGMT 715 Leadership, Team Building, and Effective Management
BUS MGMT 729 MBA Internship

Finance

Required Courses (12 credits)
BUS ADM 771 Investments
BUS ADM 772 Portfolio Management
BUS ADM 775 Financial Strategy
BUS ADM 778 Financial Institutions and Markets

Elective Courses (3 credits)
BUS ADM 774 Global Financial Management
BUS ADM 779 Fixed Income Securities

Health Care Management (Online)

Required Courses (12 credits)
BUS ADM 755 Health Care Administration and Delivery Systems*
BUS ADM 757 Managed Care and Integrated Health Networks*
BUS MGMT 720 Strategic Management in Health Care Organizations*
BUS MGMT 727 Health Care Accounting, Law, and Ethics*

Elective Courses (3 credits)
BUS ADM 731 Diversity in Organizations
BUS ADM 738 Human Resource Management
BUS ADM 759 Seminar in Health Care Management (selected topics)
BUS MGMT 715 Leadership, Teambuilding, and Effective Management*
*Offered online.

Substitutions in the MBA Core: Health Care Management students are required to complete BUS MGMT 720 in lieu of BUS MGMT 712 as the capstone course for the MBA program. An additional 3 elective credits will replace BUS MGMT 712. Students may elect to substitute BUS ADM 766 Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations for BUS MGMT 708 Marketing Strategy: Concepts and Practice (MBA core course).

Investment Management

Required Courses (15 credits)
BUS ADM 550 Investment Management Practice I
BUS ADM 552 Investment Management Practice II
BUS ADM 553 Investment Management Practice III
BUS ADM 554 Investment Management Practice IV
BUS ADM 772 Portfolio Management
BUS ADM 773 Options and Futures
BUS ADM 853 Financial Modeling

Marketing (Online)

Required Courses (9 credits)
BUS ADM 762 Marketing Research
BUS ADM 765 Strategic Product and Brand Management
BUS ADM 894 Internet Marketing

Elective Courses (6 credits)
BUS ADM 544 New Product Development
BUS ADM 761 Seminar in Marketing (current topics)
BUS ADM 763 Marketing Analytics
BUS ADM 764 Buyer Behavior and Marketing Communications
BUS ADM 766 Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
BUS ADM 769 Database Marketing
BUS ADM 806 International Marketing

Supply Chain Management (Online)

Elective Courses (15 credits)
BUS ADM 781 Enabling Supply Chains Using SAP
BUS ADM 782 Supply Chain Technology and Simulation
BUS ADM 783 Supply Chain Management
BUS ADM 785 Project Management and Innovative Operations
BUS ADM 786 Business Logistics Management

Taxation

Required Courses (9 credits)
BUS ADM 821 Business Taxation
BUS ADM 823 Corporate Income Taxation
BUS ADM 828 Taxation of Partnerships, S Corps, and LLCs

Elective Courses (6 credits)
Choose two from the following:

BUS ADM 820 Tax Research, Practice and Procedure
BUS ADM 826 Tax Planning for Individuals
BUS ADM 839 Topics in Taxation

Admission Requirements

We’re excited to have you join the Lubar School of Business and we hope the following information will be useful as you start the application process for graduate school.

We will carefully consider all elements in your application file as we determine if you will be a good fit for our graduate programs. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

  1. Completion of an Undergraduate Degree
    Applicants must hold a degree from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution in the United States or from a recognized institution in a foreign country. Many 3-year bachelor’s degrees are accepted as equivalent to the U.S. 4-year bachelor’s degree for purposes of admission.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.75
    A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, or an equivalent measure on a grading system that does not use a 4.0 scale. Those whose undergraduate GPA is below 2.75 must provide further documentation.
  3. English Proficiency for International Students 
    All UWM Graduate School applicants are required to demonstrate a suitable level of proficiency in the English language.
  4. Official GMAT & GRE scores.
  • A minimum GMAT score of 500 total (Quantitative score of 36, Verbal score of 17 for international students).
  • A minimum GRE score of 305 total (Quantitative score of 149, Verbal score of 142 for international students).

How to Apply

You will need to submit the following to complete the UWM Graduate School application:

  1. Transcripts from every institution of higher learning attended will be needed. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded at the time of application but official transcripts will be required upon acceptance. Transcripts should be emailed directly to the UWM Graduate School.
  2. Submission of official GMAT or GRE scores must be sent directly from GMAC or ETS.
    – GMAT CODE: 1896
    – GRE CODE: Institution Code 1473, Dept. Code 4204
  3.  An updated resume.
  4. Statement of Purpose (1 to 2 pages on why you would like to earn your degree at the Lubar School of Business and your plans after graduation.)
  5. One or two Letter(s) of Recommendation are preferred but not required.
  6. In addition to the items listed above, international students must supply the following:
    –  All foreign institutional transcripts from any institution of higher learning attended.
    –  Applicants whose native language is not English, or who have not earned a degree in the United States, must submit TOEFL scores directly from ETS.
  7. Submit the $75.00 application fee.

Priority application deadlines are as follows but may be subject to change:

  • For any Fall semester: July 15th in the same calendar year
  • For any Spring semester: November 15th in the same calendar year
  • For any Summer semester: April 15th in the same calendar year.

Tuition Information

Please visit the following website for the most up-to-date tuition information based on the semester you will attend, and to review the Business Masters Fee schedule.

Contact

Graduate Student Services
Lubar Hall N251
414-251-5252
mba-ms@uwm.edu

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