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Explore the master's in business administration program at UW-Eau Claire

Take your business education and career to the next level with a master’s in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, offered through the University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) — a prestigious rating earned by less than 5% of the world’s business programs — our renowned online program allows you to complete the degree when it's convenient for you.

Throughout the program you’ll develop your leadership skills, learn strategies for managing the day-to-day operations of an organization and discuss how global agreements and changing technologies affect the conduct of business. Classes cover a variety of topics, allowing you to explore new industries or build on previous experience.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium program among the top 10 programs in the nation in its Best Online MBA Programs rankings. We take pride in the quality and innovative style of our program. Our faculty are trained in how to best teach online classes, and class sizes are kept small to encourage a personalized education.

Whether you’ve been in the workforce for years or have just completed your undergraduate degree, our master’s in business administration degree is designed for you. 

Flexible. Personalized. Affordable.

Students across states, industries and interests have discovered the education they’ve been looking for in the master’s in business administration program at UW-Eau Claire. For example, James Leffel of Leffel Roots Apple Orchard found the flexibility he needed to take courses that fit into his busy schedule.

“I can understand why this consortium has the reputation that it does,” James said. “It's been very easy to interact and to get the courses that you need when you need them, which is part of the flexibility piece that’s so huge. I've been really happy with the program.”

Hear what other graduates have to say about our renowned MBA program.

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UW MBA Consortium ranked among top 3% in nation

For the third time overall and second time in the last two years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium program among the top 10 programs in the nation in its Best Online MBA Programs rankings. U.S. News evaluated 335 distance education MBA programs, but the UW MBA Consortium is the only program in the Upper Midwest to be included in the top 10. 

Top-ranked and popular among students across the nation, our program is made up of expert faculty and comprehensive courses, here to help you take the next step in your career. 

Quick facts

MBA program details
  • Program length: 2.5-3 years
  • Availability: 100% online
  • Credits: 36
  • Cost: $800 per credit
  • Average class size: 25
Your classmates at a glance
  • Average age: 33
  • Average undergraduate GPA: 3.3
  • 75% have non-business undergrad degree
  • 24% have another advanced degree

Accreditation information

The University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Wisconsin is a SARA state (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement) and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is a SARA-approved institution.

MBA program highlights

Program flexibility. Many of our students work full-time jobs, juggling busy schedules and families. With this in mind, all of our courses are offered completely online, with no campus visits required. In addition, you have seven years from the date of enrollment to complete your degree, allowing you to complete the program at your own pace.

Electives designed to fit your career. While some MBA programs only offer preselected courses, here you can choose electives that align with your personal ambitions and interests. Choose from courses oriented around communication, leadership, marketing, international business and more.

Diversity in the classroom. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and industries, averaging over eight years of work experience before beginning the program. Students represent over 35 states and 75% have non-business undergraduate degrees, meaning no matter your location or education, you will fit right in.

How will a master's in business administration from UWEC help me achieve my goals?

Graduates of the MBA program leave with enhanced skills, additional tools and more connections, well-prepared to advance their career. With a well-rounded and diverse curriculum, our alumni can be found in a variety of roles and industries, including academia, finance, healthcare, technology and communications. 

Where are MBA alumni now?

Brandon Riechers smiling in office.

From MBA to CEO

In an executive role at Royal Credit Union, Brandon Riechers knew that the next step in his career meant earning his master’s in business administration and it certainly didn't disappoint.

“I met a lot of amazing leaders and discussed a variety of topics that are not unique to one business or industry. Having a perspective from many different thought leaders is invaluable when trying to solve common problems. I continue to keep in contact with many of them today and I find it helpful to be able to maintain a strong and diverse network of people facing a variety of challenges.”

As an alum, Brandon was familiar with the standard that UW-Eau Claire holds itself to, previously earning his finance degree and management information systems degree as a Blugold. He found even more flexibility within the MBA program and was able to continue working full time while completing his degree.

Now the CEO of Royal Credit Union, Brandon uses his education to help him make informed, data-based decisions, tackling problems holistically and confidently.

Master's in business administration degree curriculum

Our highly accredited program expands on your foundation in business, with a focus on building leadership and organization strategy skills. The comprehensive courses will allow you to build on existing experience and prepare you for management and leadership roles, making you an even more qualified and sought-after candidate. Electives, including classes focused on health care administration and project management, allow you to take courses that are relevant to you and your career goals.

Classes include:

Learn more about the master's in business administration degree in the UWEC course catalog

Learn more about the UW MBA Consortium curriculum and electives.

Application information

To enroll in our MBA program, please submit an application. You will also need to include:

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