University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Lubar School of Business

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As one of America’s leading research universities, students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have an abundance of rich learning opportunities. In 2016, UWM was recognized by the Carnegie Classification among universities with the “highest research activity.” The Carnegie Foundation also praised UWM for serving as a leader in community engagement.

The Lubar School of Business holds prestigious dual business and accounting accreditation from the AACSB, and the undergraduate and part-time MBA programs are touted as the best in the nation by US News and World Report for 2020. Lubar is also the first institution in Wisconsin to offer an Executive MBA, so students can accomplish their goals regardless of what step of their education and career they’re currently at. During the 2019-2020 school year, $1 million in scholarships were awarded to Lubar students, making higher education affordable.


Undergraduate students can earn a major in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources Management, Information Technology Management, Marketing, or Supply Chain and Operations Management. Students can also enhance their degree with a certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Investment Management, and Real Estate. Students seeking an additional challenge can apply for the selective Business Scholars Program, which is Wisconsin’s only business honors program. Business scholars benefit from a special orientation, invitation-only events, corporate visits, and a special graduation celebration.

Graduate students have a variety of MBA program formats to choose from, as well as Master of Science degrees in Accounting, Financial Analysis, Information Technology Management, Marketing, or Professional Accounting. Students seeking an MBA can pursue the 20-month cohort, Flexible Format, EMBA, or the MBA-MS in ITM. The majority of classes for the accelerated 20-month cohort are five-weeks long, and students will move through three to four classes per semester, meeting two evenings per week. Students in the Flexible Format can choose how many classes they wish to take each semester and have the option to focus their degree with a concentration in Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare Management, Marketing, or Supply Chain Management. EMBA students meet every other weekend for 17 months. The curriculum is divided into five thematic units, beginning with Manager’s Toolbox, followed by Building Strategic Perspective, Business Essentials, Global Executive Portfolio, and Becoming a Managing Director. A Ph.D. in Management Sciences is also available.

Student Life

UWM boasts a vibrant student life, with 3,900 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled annually in the Lubar School of Business. Students can compete for the chance to win cash in the ACG Cup, Business Ethics Case Competition, APICS Case Competition, La Macchia New Venture Business Plan Competition, or the Scheinfeld Entrepreneurial Awards. When students aren’t competing, many of them are jet-setting around the world through the study abroad program or participating in a student organization. The Student Investment Club gives students hands-on experience with managing money. Future Healthcare Executives introduces students to current medical professionals through lectures and networking events.

Online Programs

The Flexible Format MBA features the option to enroll in all online courses. The concentrations offered fully online include Business Analytics, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management.

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