Joined: Jan 27, 2014
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This review is for Madison
Program Full Time MBA
Class of 2016
The Wisconsin School of Business was good, but not great.
It is an an awesome town; vibrant, decent restaurants, lots of outdoor activities and young professionals. (You just have to deal with the cold, but that is obvious).
The program is a great size, with a class of 100 - all of your professors know who you are, you know all of your classmates, plus some in the year above and below. You have a lot of opportunity to lead in extra curriculars, and you don't have to "compete" too much to get interviews on campus. The specializations are great for people who know what they want to do. The program offers a lot of opportunities to network in specific industries: Brand, Market Research, and Real Estate. There is a lot of alumni presence and good companies come to recruit.
It met my needs (found a great job from a company that recruited on campus), it exceeded my goals/ expectations and it is a great deal financially! I have much less debt than my MBA coworkers
I would suggest the program to applicants who 1. Know exactly what they want to do when they graduate (especially Marketing or Real Estate) 2. Want a smaller program
Unfortunately, the curriculum needs a face lift. Many of the classes used the same material as undergrad classes, cases weren't always current, and only a few professors were rock stars.
One great thing about the curriculum are the Applied Learning classes.
Look at companies that hired previous students. If a company is on the site, go to WsoB! You won't have to fight to get the interview or compete against hundreds of others!
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Schools contribution (4.0)
Classmates rating (3.0)
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