Overview

Applicants
159
Acceptance Rate
73%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.23
Years Work Experience
9
Average Age
30

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
440 - 550
GPA
2.94 - 3.47

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
July 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
28:1
Total Faculty
78

100
Full-time
33
Female
22
Minority


Students Say

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers "a great business school" for "anyone on a budget." One current student tells us, "I chose UW-Whitewater for my MBA because of the school's reputation, and they have the courses I want to be able to specialize in marketing." Adopting a two-pronged approach, UW-Whitewater offers students either a traditional in-class MBA or an online-only option, fullor part-time, both at "an affordable price compared to other AACSB-accredited programs." The online program in particular was recently ranked in U.S. News & World Report as one the country's top-twenty-five online MBA programs, and students can complete the program in one year with the proper prerequisites. Whatever one's time commitment or location, there are "two types of grad students" at UW-Whitewater: "The MBA students and MPA (master 's of accountancy) students," both of whom can now take advantage of Hyland Hall, the school's new "state-of-the-art" business building, which has "changed the school 100 percent" for the better. What's more, MBA or MPA students getting their degree online—many of whom have "never stepped foot on campus"—enjoy the convenience of things "like chat groups [that] are not live meetings." According to one online student who lives in Japan, "When you are doing an online degree many students are in different time zones and have difficulty making meetings." Another online student, a self-proclaimed "full-time career woman and mother" shares with us that the online program "fits my lifestyle."

While UW-Whitewater "isn't as famous as UW-Madison," the school does boast "one of the best accounting master 's programs in the nation," and according to many a student, "well-experienced" professors who are "accessible," "have high credentials," and "make themselves readily available outside of the classroom." As one pleasantly surprised student puts it, "I thought that a lot of my professors did not have real-world experience, but a majority of them have twenty plus years." "However," one full-time student offers, "a few should not be in the teaching career because of a lack of understanding."

There is no typical graduate student at UW-Whitewater; it's more of "a mix of students who are older and seeking greater academic qualifications, as well as those students. . . starting an MBA right after undergraduate" work. To add to this already diverse makeup, MBA students have a wide array of concentrations from which to choose, including finance, human resources management, international business, IT management, marketing, technology and training, and operations and supply chain management. Study-abroad programs are also available in France, Czech Republic, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, England, Switzerland, and Australia. The University also offers support services for international and minority students. "While I cannot say that UW-Whitewater is just as good as the expensive schools," one student tells us, "I would recommend this school over and over again to anyone considering an MBA."


Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL


Doctorate of Business Administration

Master of Professional Accountancy

Graduate Certificates

Master of Science in Environmental Safety and Health

Master of Science in Education in School Business Management

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
ACCOUNT 787: SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING ECON 752: RESOURCE ECONOMICS MANGEMNT 764: SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT http://uww-public.courseleaf.com/graduate/business-economics/business-administration/#courseinventory

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Research with faculty collaborators possible.

School's environmental commitment 1:
Signatory of PRME - Principles for Responsible Management Education http://www.unprme.org/

School's environmental commitment 2:
The Institute for Water Business at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is the first of its kind in the United States, created for the purpose of developing water business acumen and capacity through education, research, and multi-stakeholder collaboration. http://www.uww.edu/cobe/water

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$80,211
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
100%

Graduates Employed by Region

100%
Midwest

Students Say

The University's Career Services Office offers "numerous programs and presentations" for students, including career counseling, career groups, a resource center and classes, resume and cover letter workshops, career fairs, interview prep, online job postings, on-campus interviews, and related resources. The career office is much more a resource for those students who attend classes on campus, while online-only students may feel left out for obvious reasons. However, one student reminds us, "There are so many ways to participate and always e-mails coming out for job openings and career fairs." But in terms of servicing this growing community of online students, the "Career Services Office seems lost as to how to help students search for jobs and how to help them connect with employers." For those students on campus, other improvement needs are cited, such as a "better mentoring program" and attracting a more diverse set of employers to the school's job fairs, besides Target and Walgreens. All the same, with a mean base salary of $54,000 for recently graduated full-time students, newly minted MBAs from UW-Whitewater aren't doing too badly these days.

Prominent Alumni

Dean Amhaus
President & CEO at The Water Council

Barnali Goswami
Vice President, JP Morgan Chase

Jason Leigel
Vice President, Globus Medical

Sarah Lutz
Vice President - Corporate Banking, Associated Bank

Andrew Burish,
Managing Director, The Burish Group

Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 1

Financial Aid Statistics


Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$500

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$9,482
Tuition (Out-State)
$19,018
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$527
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,057
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$8,000
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$6,000
Academic Expenses
$2,800

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
538
Part Time
86%

In State
80.3%
Out of State
19.7%
Foreign Countries Represented
12

Demographics

21.10%
Minorities
9.20%
International

53% female
47% male

Campus Life

Students Say

There's no two ways to cut it, "Whitewater is remote," but several students assure us that they've "enjoyed living in a small town," which can provide the quiet and seclu- sion many people need while earning their graduate degree. However, with few local employment opportunities, one student tells us, "No one really stays in Whitewater after graduation." Located "about an hour from the capital" of Madison, and not too far from Milwaukee either (from which several students hail), "the town itself is lacking in many ways," with "only one grocery store . . . and one or two clothing stores. Students must travel thirty minutes to a city that has a satisfactory place to shop." Several on-cam- pus clubs and organizations allow students to get involved and apply their new skills and knowledge, but for the most part, UW-Whitewater is a school for commuters or those with full-time day jobs (85 percent of students attend part-time). "Convenience," above all else, is what UW-Whitewater students cite time and again about their school. Commuters have little trouble managing their class schedules, and online-only students praise the fact that they can "take classes from anywhere in the world." There is defi- nitely "a lot of variety" in terms of classes and concentrations, although some students would like to see more "weekend classes for working professionals."

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Paul Ambrose
Associate Dean

Address
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190
United States

Phone
262-472-1945

Fax
262-472-4863

Email
gradbus@uww.edu


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