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Students Say

A respected MBA program in downtown Milwaukee, Marquette University provides a balanced perspective on business education. The strength of the program stems from the top-quality teaching staff, comprised of experienced academics with long careers in the classroom. Many have distinguished themselves through "very good published research and a strong reputation for teaching modern theories of economics." At the same time, "the academic experience is a good mix of high-level thinking and actual financial, economic, and accounting knowledge." Tenured staff is augmented with adjunct faculty, so you get a good "mixture of full-time professors and working professors." The school furthers real-world instruction by regularly "inviting guest speakers from prominent local businesses" to address classes or speak to the MBA community.

Designed for working professionals, Marquette classes are held in the evenings and weekends on three campuses in metropolitan Milwaukee. One thing that separates Marquette from other graduate business programs is that "it is not a program that is split between full-time and half-time students, but rather, its night classes cater to anyone and everyone." "Smaller class sizes allow for more discussion and interaction," so Marquette students really benefit from the fact that the "best and brightest young professionals in Milwaukee are sitting next to you in class." It can even be a great way to network, as "classes are full of students who work for Fortune-500 companies." Across disciplines, the education is "consistent in quality" with "good professors throughout the program." Beyond the core, however, "class offerings may be a bit light," making it more difficult to specialize your coursework through electives. Some would love to see a concentration in public health, while others say, "a larger selection of finance classes would be nice."

While Marquette is "very accommodating to part-time students," MBA candidates are quick to remind us that "classes are rigorous" and the program is time-consuming. If the workload gets overwhelming, "professors are always welcoming and willing to spend time during office hours and after class to help." Likewise, the administration is highly accessible and helpful. A current student shares, "I can easily schedule time with my advisor, there have been no billing or schedule mistakes, and when I call with questions, the people are knowledgeable and quick to respond."


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For current and future Midwest professionals, "a Marquette MBA makes a statement in the Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, and Minneapolis areas." Most students plan to lever- age this excellent reputation at their current positions. However, some students attend the program full-time or plan to make a career change after completing graduate school. For these students, Marquette operates the Business Career Center, where students can seek individual career counseling, resume and interview preparation, and help with net- working strategies. The Career Center can also help career changers set up informational interviews and research local companies.

In addition to the Business Career Center, graduate students have access to Marquette University's online job boards and are welcome to attend campus-wide career fairs and networking events. Since few students are actively applying for a new position after the MBA, job seekers feel that the school could "improve job search counseling" for those who want to start a new career, and ramp up its "internship placement for full-time students."


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The MBA program at Marquette attracts students from a range of backgrounds: "Some students are liberal, some conservative, some entrepreneurial, some corporate." Nonetheless, there is a strong community on campus, and even new students feel well-integrated into the program. A current MBA relates, "As a full-time student [who] entered the MBA program straight from my undergrad career, I never felt like I have been treated differently by the more experienced students and professors." In class, stu- dents are commendably "hardworking, task-oriented, and committed to contributing to class and group work." Outside the classroom, group projects usually go smoothly and "everyone is helpful and accommodating" to each other 's ideas and schedules.

Although the school operates two satellite facilities, "the downtown campus is part of what defines the Marquette experience" for many students. Not only are they "close to the business center of the city," Milwaukee is "a nice place to live and work." Convenience is also a large factor, as "the proximity of Marquette's campus to downtown Milwaukee, where many students live and work, allows for a quick and easy commute." When feeling social, Marquette students might "meet for a drink after class or after a test to talk about school, work, and life." However, because the program is largely part-time, most students admit that, "school life is limited to attending class, team project activities, and the occasional MU basketball game."

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Dr. Jeanne Simmons
Associate Dean

PO Box 1881
Straz Hall Suite 275
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
United States




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