UW-Stevens Point MBA Program Guide

MASTER YOUR FUTURE

YOUR PURPOSE

MBA Master of Business Administration in Applied Leadership and Decision-Making

Decide to LEAD Are you ready to power up your career? The MBA program at UW-Stevens Point is not like other MBAs. Our focus is YOUR skill development. It’s not just theory; it’s practical, useful and career-ready. You will gain marketable skills in the most sought-after areas of business including analytics, communication, economics, finance, leadership, management and marketing .

Local Classes Attend evening classes on our Stevens Point, Marshfield and Wausau campuses in a combined in-person and online format. Professional Connections Engage in classes, projects, events and mentoring with experienced business leaders and educators.

Accelerated Learning Complete your degree in as few as 12 to 24 months. Most classes are completed in eight weeks.

Brand Recognition Choose a school with a brand. The University of Wisconsin System and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) are respected by employers.

In-Demand Skills Learn the leadership skills that employers consider when hiring and promoting.

“Our focus on applied leadership, decision-making and regional economic impact makes the UW-Stevens Point MBA program highly unique and valuable to employees and employers.” – Kevin Neuman, Ph.D. Assistant Dean, School of Business and Economics POWERFUL FOCUS

Four Ways to POWER UP Your Career

Applied Leadership Skills Manage Teams Improve your ability to lead people, projects and organizations.

Decision-Making Skills Influence Strategies Advance your ability to analyze data and direct strategic choices.

Regional Economic Impact Create Thriving Communities Deepen your ability to analyze economic indicators and drive economic development.

Professional Development Achieve Career Goals Strengthen your self-awareness, emotional intelligence and interpersonal communication.

Five Pointers from our Wausau campus are celebrating their MBA learning community. We teach classes in Wausau, Marshfield and Stevens Point so that we can bring our program to your neighborhood. POWERFUL LEARNING

L-R: Darrell Fritzel, Ariel Shidell, Anna Meverden, Kevin Hermening, Lada Xiong-Vang

Flexible OPTIONS Full Time. Part Time. Three Cities. Our hybrid teaching and learning model allows MBA candidates to attend evening classes between 4–8 p.m. on our Stevens Point, Marshfield and Wausau campuses in a combined in-person and online format.

“This program has allowed me to work full-time, and get my degree–all while LIVING my life and meeting life-altering leaders. Little did I know when I started, some of these leaders were right in my backyard and have become close friends.”

– Emily Swanson, MBA ’21

Part-Time You can complete your degree in 24 months as a part-time student completing all 36 credits in 6 or 7 terms. This includes classes in the fall, winter, spring and summer. Students can begin the program in any term.

“I felt this program was a good fit for me because it would be both challenging and rewarding. I knew I would regret it later if I didn’t take advantage of the opportunity presented to me.”

“I initially enrolled as a part-time MBA student and quickly moved to full-time. I wanted to dive deep and go all in. While the schedule demanded more, it was worth it. As a mother, a business founder and a philanthropist, I craved the challenge.”

– Tyler Patoka ’19, MBA ’20

– Quyen Hom, MBA ’21

Full-Time You can complete your degree in 12 months as a full-time student completing all 36 credits in 4 terms: fall, winter, spring and summer. Students can begin the program in any term.

4+1 Our 4+1 students begin their MBA while completing their undergraudate degree. Students can apply up to 9 MBA credits to their undergraduate program of study.

Bringing REGIONAL LEADERS to you UW-Stevens Point students interact with and learn from the experiences of top organization leaders including entrepreneurs, CEOs of large businesses, non-profit creators, and economic development experts.

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Educators with Experience

Business Advisory Council Access to a select group of decision-makers located in Central and Northcentral Wisconsin that

Participate in classes developed and taught by highly qualified educators with the industry experience to

help you understand and meet employers’ needs.

includes CEOs, CFOs, business owners and retired organization leaders.

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Career Preparation

Expert Speakers Attend events with industry

Leverage our unique professional development course sequence to take advantage of world-class career preparation, personal coaching and access to a wide range of mentoring relationships.

leaders on a wide range of topics. MBA students have the opportunity to meet with C-Suite leaders and organization managers in a variety of small group settings.

Internships and Fellowships organization while you earn 3-9 graduate credits. 5

Move your learning into the community and workplace with consulting projects that allow you to design challenging work experiences and become embedded in the life of a single

Leah Knights, Chris Klesmith, Amanda Flick, Lyna Matesi

POWERFUL RELATIONSHIPS

“There are so many people here to support you, your ideas … or maybe even to address where your restlessness might be pushing you.” – Leah Knights, MBA ’20 MBA Fellow, CREATE Portage County

Experience MATTERS Our classes are developed by educators with focused industry, research and teaching experience. We are ready to prepare you to meet employers’ needs.

Kevin Neuman Assistant Dean, School of Business and Economics

Lyna Matesi MBA Director; Associate Professor of Management

“The professors have an art in communicating and creating space for inclusion and a feeling of belonging.”

– Lada Xiong-Vang, MBA ’21

Nikolaus Butz Sentry Insurance Endowed Chair in Business Analytics

Kevin Bahr Professor of Finance

Derek Bell Executive Educator; Ascension

Deborah Beyer Assistant Professor of Finance

Ricardo Boeing Associate Professor of Marketing

Chris Spranger Executive Educator; Spranger Business Solutions

Reed Stratton Associate Professor of Communication

Scott Wallace Professor of Economics

Brian Krolczyk Assistant Professor of Executive Health

MASTER your future

TRANSCRIPTS

DISCUSSION WITH MBA DIRECTOR

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Our application process includes 8 easy steps.

Application Requirements Include:

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE AND DEMONSTRATED BUSINESS LITERACY

YOUR RÉSUMÉ

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GMAT or GRE OR WAIVER

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LETTER OF INTENT DISCUSSING GOALS,

COMPLETION OF TOEFL OR IELTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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EXPERIENCES AND FUTURE

ADMISSION DEADLINES

TIME TO COMPLETE MBA

FALL START

SPRING START

Round 1: April 1 Round 2: Aug. 1

Round 1: Oct. 1 Round 2: Dec. 1

12 MONTHS Full-time students will enroll for 4 continuous periods over 12 months 24 MONTHS Part-time students will enroll for 6 or 7 periods over 24 months

Please see our website for additional dates and details.

CONTACT Us mbainfo@uwsp.edu

Lyna Matesi MBA Director 715-346-4988 lyna.matesi@uwsp.edu

Lori Brandt MBA Adviser 715-261-6212 lori.brandt@uwsp.edu

Leah Rose MBA Operations 715-346-4422 leah.rose@uwsp.edu

Kim Carroll MBA Administrative Asst. 715-346-3073 kim.carroll@uwsp.edu

MBA Program School of Business and Economics 402 College of Professional Studies UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, WI 54481 715-346-3073

Info Sessions

Online mbainfo@uwsp.edu uwsp.edu/mba #UWSPMBA

UW-Stevens Point is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

POWERFUL SKILLS

“I want every student to have an amazing hands-on experience in every class. My goal is to turn our students into lifelong Pointers who recognize the role of marketing in becoming exemplary leaders.” – Ricardo Boeing, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Marketing UW-Stevens Point School of Business and Economics

MBA Faculty - Front: Lyna Matesi. Back: Nik Butz, Ricardo Boeing, Reed Stratton

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