Wisconsin Business School has many academic strengths; in particular, marketing, finance, real estate and risk management. After a week orientation, MBA students start in on a lock,step cohort core curriculum that occupies the entire first year. The second year of the program is devoted to career specialization courses in one of 13 areas that range from arts administration to marketing research. Students can also earn a certificate in business, environment and social responsibility with their degree. For students who are interested in a graduate business education but do not want to commit to an MBA, Wisconsin Business School administers MS programs in quantitative finance or actuarial science, two master of accounting programs and PhDs in several subjects.
When not studying, students enjoy a high quality of life. Madison is a university,oriented city, with UW-owned apartments available as well as a range of off,campus housing. They benefit from the lively undergraduate scene as well as participating in MBA-specific organizations, such as the MBA wine club, and hide out from the cold winters in local bars.