Southeastern Wisconsin MBA Programs

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www.stritch.edu
Full-time MBA
Location: Milwaukee/Brookfield, Kenosha/Racine, Manitowoc/Sheboygan/Lake Geneva, Green Bay/Appleton
Focus: General management, health care
Program length: 2.5
Classes offered: One night per week
Start Dates: Rolling
Accreditation: Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
Total cost: Part-time tuition $390 per credit
Typical class size: 14-22
Year program began: 1986
Unique attributes: Students provided with notebook computers; some of the classes offered online; first non-traditional program in the nation to receive accreditation under ACBSP’s acceditation under its Option B (Baldrige Quality Criteria.)
Carthage College
www.carthage.edu
Executive MBA from Loyola University
Location: Kenosha
Focus: General management with international and ethics components
Program length: 18 months
Classes offered: Every other Friday and Saturday, three one-week in-residence classroom sessions and eight-day international study trip
Start Dates: August
Accreditation: AACSB
Total cost: $43,450
Typical class size: 27
Year program began: 1997
Unique attributes: Consistently among the top 10% of all MBA programs in the country; listed as the “16th Best Part-Time MBA program” by U.S. News and World Report. Resources and reputation of a large university with the personal attention of a small liberal arts college.
Concordia University
www.cuw.edu
Full-time or Part-time MBA
Location: Mequon
Focus: Health care, finance, church administration, global business, human resources management, managerial communication, management information systems, public administration, risk management, marketing, general management
Program length: 26 months
Classes offered: Evenings, one night per week
Start Dates: 8 times per year
Accreditation: North Central Accreditation
Total cost: $400 per credit
Typical class size: 12:1 student ratio
Year program began: 1991
Unique attributes: Christian institution; flexible class schedule; distance-learning classes always an option; no thesis required for graduation
Concordia’s Distance-learning MBA:
Focus: Health care, finance, church administration, global business, human resources management, managerial communication, management information systems, public administration, risk management, marketing, feneral management
Program length: 26 months
Start Dates: Every 8 weeks
Accreditation: North Central Accreditation
Total cost: $400 per credit
Year program began: 1998
Keller Graduate School of Management
www.keller.edu
Full-time, Part-time, Distance/Online MBA
Location: Milwaukee, Waukesha
Focus: Accounting, electronic commerce management, general management, human resources, finance project management, information systems management, international business, marketing, public administration, telecommunication management, health services
Program length: 1.5 to 3 years
Classes offered: Evenings one night per week, Saturdays, Online
Start Dates: 5 times per year
Accreditation: North Central Association
Total cost: $1,420 per course
Typical class size: 15-20
Year program began: 1973
Unique attributes: Online program ranked in the Top 5 by Computer World Magazine; most courses don’t have prerequisites; after graduation, students can come back and take enhancement courses for $150 per course
Lakeland College
www.lakeland.edu
Part-time MBA with distance-learning option
Location: Sheboygan, Green Bay
Focus: Accounting, international business
Program length: 3 to 4 years
Classes offered: Evenings, one night per week
Start Dates: 3 times per year
Accreditation: North Central Association
Total cost: $780 per 3-credit course; $825 per 3-credit online course
Typical class size: 20
Year program began: 1993;
online courses: 1999
Unique attributes: Students can take courses to try program before going through the admission process
Marquette University
www.mu.edu
MU’s part-time MBA
Location: Milwaukee, Kohler, Waukesha
Focus: Marketing, economics, accounting, leadership, quality management, finance, international business
Program length: 36 months
Classes offered: Evenings and/or Saturdays
Start Dates: Sept., Jan., May
Accreditation: AACSB
Total cost: $615 per credit hour (overall cost $24,00 to $30,500)
Typical class size: 26; off-site 35-40
Year program began: 1952
Unique attributes: Regular tenured faculty teach at off-campus sites; small class sizes; believe personal attention is important
MU’s full-time MBA
Location: Milwaukee
Focus: Marketing, economics, accounting, leadership, quality management, finance, international business
Program length: 18 months
Classes offered: Evenings and/or Saturdays
Start Dates: Sept., Jan., May
Accreditation: AACSB
Total cost: $615 per credit hour (overall cost $24,000 to $30,500)
Typical class size: 26; off-site 35-40
Year program began: 1952
MU’s full-time, part-time Executive MBA
Location: Milwaukee
Focus: International business
Program length: 17 months
Classes offered: All day Friday and Saturday every other week
Start Dates: August
Accreditation: AACSB
Total cost: $35,000 all encompassing
Typical class size: 30
Year program began: 1996
Unique attributes: Tuition includes books, food, laptop computer, and 9-day international trip
University of Phoenix – Milwaukee
www.phoenix.edu
Part-time MBA
Location: Brookfield
Focus: Technology management, general management, e-business, health care management, accounting
Program length: 3 years
Classes offered: One night per week
Start Dates: Once a month
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association
Total cost: $365 per credit hour
Typical class size: 15-17
Year program began: 2001
Unique attributes: Students must be working adults and be able to apply what they do for a living in the classroom
Phoenix’s distance/Online MBA
Focus: General management, accounting, e-business, global management, health care management, technology management
Program length: 3 years
Start Dates: Once a month
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association
Total cost: $495 per credit hour
Year program began: 1989
Unique attributes: One of the most recognized online programs in the country, very easy to complete courses from anywhere.
Upper Iowa University
www.uiu.edu
Distance/Online MBA
Focus: Accounting, quality management, management, organizational development
Program length: 2 years
Start Dates: Rolling
Accreditation: The Higher Learning Commission
Cost: $303 per credit hour
Year program began: 1999
Unique attributes: Do most of work offline and then log into site to post assignments so as not to tie up phone lines
UW-Madison
www.wisc.edu
Madison’s full-time MBA
Location: Madison
Focus: Accounting and information systems; agribusiness; applied security analysis; applied corporate finance; entrepreneurship; finance, investment and banking; general management; information systems analysis and design; international business; management and human resources; manufacturing and technology management; operations and information management; marketing; marketing research; real estate and urban land economics; risk management and insurance; supply chain management
Program length: 4 semesters
Classes offered: Monday-Thursday during the day
Start Dates: Sept.
Accreditation: AACSB
Total cost: Per semester, Wisconsin resident: $4,168; Non-resident: $11,887
Typical class size: 30
Year program began: 1945
Unique attributes: Ability to choose a functional major; real hands-on experience in class projects
UW-Madison’s part-time MBA
Location: Madison
Focus: General management
Program length: 3 years
Classes offered: Monday and Thursday evenings
Start Dates: Sept.
Accreditation: AACSB
Total cost: $11,940 per year
Typical class size: 40
Year program began: 1998
Unique attributes: Lock-step program allows students to start and stay with the same people and build network relations
UW-Madison’s Executive MBA location: Madison
Focus: General management
Program length: 2 years
Classes offered: One week then Friday and Saturday every other week
Start Dates: Aug.
Accreditation: AACSB
Total cost: $21,000 per year, all encompassing
Typical class size: 32
Year program began: 1993
Unique attributes: Small size, virtually no attrition, optional international trip second year
UW-Milwaukee
www.uwm.edu
UWM’s full-time or part-time MBA
Location: Milwaukee
Focus: Cost management and ERP, entrepreneurship, financial strategy, global strategy, Information technology management, investment management, leadership, management of human resources, managing Innovations and new products, marketing strategies, non-profit management
Program length: 16 months; 4 years
Classes offered: Evenings
Start Dates: Sept.
Accreditation: AACSB
Cost: Resident tuition: $1,618 per 3-credit course
Typical class size: 30
Year program began: 1971
Unique attributes: Consolidated foundation courses;state of the art technology; study abroad opportunities;
UWM’s full-time Executive MBA
Location: Milwaukee
Focus: Senior general management
Program length: 22 months
Classes offered: One day alternate Fridays or Saturdays
Start Dates: Aug.
Accreditation: AACSB
Total cost: $34,000
Typical class size: 35-40
Year program began: 1974
Unique attributes: One of the oldest programs in the country, required international residency trip
UW-Parkside
www.uwp.edu
Full-time or part-time MBA with distance-learning option
Location: Kenosha
Focus: Accounting, general business, human resource management, finance, marketing, management information systems
Program length: 4 semesters
Classes offered: Evenings, Online
Start Dates: Sept., Jan., May
Accreditation: AACSB
Total cost: $277 per credit
Typical class size: 15-20
Year program began: 1981
Unique attributes: New 8-week courses should allow students to accumulate more credits per semester and finish program sooner
MBA Consortium, UW-Parkside
http://learn.wisconsin.edu/mba
In an effort to offer the foundations courses more frequently, an MBA Consortium was developed. The participating universities are UW-Parkside, UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse, and UW-Oshkosh.
The program offers all of the foundation courses (except Algebra and BUS 772) every semester via the Web. Some elective courses will also be offered.
UW-Whitewater
www.uww.edu
UW-W’s full-time or part-time MBA
Location: Whitewater
Focus: Management, marketing, finance, human resources management, international business
Program length: Full-time 2 years; Part-time 3-4 years
Classes offered: Evenings, one night per week
Start Dates: Aug., Jan.
Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Total cost: $261.60 (resident), $758.60 per credit (non-resident)
Typical class size: 28
Year program began: 1975
Unique attributes: The program is endorsed online so a student is not required to come to campus; highly interactive
UW-W’s distance/Online MBA
Focus: Management, marketing, finance, human resources management, international business
Program length: Varies
Classes offered: Online
Start Dates: Rolling
Accreditation: AACSB
Total cost: $550 per credit
Typical class size: 36
Year program began: 1997

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