Master of Business Administration

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Program Description:

Whether you're building your career in finance, marketing, human resources, or ultimately pursuing a CEO position, Edgewood College's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program gives you the critical learning experiences you will need. Our rigorous curriculum gives you the breadth to think broadly about all functional areas of business and the depth to have a competitive advantage in your chosen area of expertise: financial, customer, business process or learning and growth.

Our curriculum is structured around the four perspectives of the Balanced Scorecard Framework - Financial, Customer, Process and Employee. You'll complete core courses in each perspective area to gain the breadth to think comprehensively about effective businesses. And you will also choose three elective courses to gain depth and hone skills in an area of specialization. An integrated capstone experience will enrich your degree with a cumulative, meaningful, practical project.

Our Master of Business Administration faculty and students are part of the fabric of the community. Faculty includes both academic experts and local business leaders with proven records of success in their fields.


Program Highlights:

  1. Complete in as little as 10 months
  2. Competitive credit requirements (30)
  3. Competitive tuition ($500/credit) for in-state and out-of-state students
  4. Flexible time to degree completion
  5. No GMAT requirement with GPA above 2.5
  6. In-person, fully remote, and hybrid in-person/remote options fit to student need
  7. Case-based curriculum, highly applicable to real-world environments, and linear format
  8. Excellent networking, internship, and post-graduate career options in Madison, Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest (for example: CUNA Mutual Group, Spectrum, Summit Credit Union, the UW Hospital System, Exact Sciences, American Family Insurance, Polaris, Transamerica Corp., TDS, John Deere Financial)
  9. Four concentration area options: Healthcare, Accounting, Organization Leadership & Change, and Data Analytics

Industry Statistics (WI):

  • Employment in management occupations is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030
  • Average salary for an MBA graduate is $87,966
  • Hot jobs for MBA grads: Marketing Manager, Management Consultant, Business Operations Manager, Data Analyst, Entrepreneur


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Degree Requirements

The MBA program has been carefully designed to give you a solid background in the mechanics of business and business ethics. Integrated throughout the courses are topics related to change and innovation, international business, quality, information technology and social responsibility. You will graduate from the program with a competitive advantage in today's challenging business environment.

Foundational Work

Foundation courses are the skill and experience-broadening courses upon which the remaining curriculum is built. They include coursework in accounting, mathematics, and economics. One or more of these one-credit online modules may be waived based on your previous academic experience. These courses should be taken as early as possible in the program.

  • Finite Math
  • Statistics
  • Accounting
  • Economics

Degree and Program Requirements

MBA coursework is separated into the two categories described below. Students must complete a total of 30 graduate credits to receive the degree.

1. Core courses (7 courses) -

This group of seven courses serves as the core of the MBA program, developing substantive background and abilities in the functional areas of business.

  • BUS 602 Accounting for Managers
  • BUS 603 Organizational Development/Behavior
  • BUS 604 Operations Management
  • BUS 606 Strategic Marketing
  • BUS 607 Corporate Finance
  • BUS 609 MBA Strategic Management
  • BUS 618 Managing Information and Technology

2. Elective Courses

Students can elect to complete three (3) elective courses in one of four concentrations or complete any 3 elective courses across multiple areas for a more general MBA degree.

Accounting Concentration

  • BUS 703 Intermediate Accounting I
  • BUS 705 Cost Accounting I
  • BUS 723 Business Law II

Organizational Leadership and Change Concentration

  • ORG 615 Organizational Leadership
  • ORG 620 Individual and Team Interventions
  • ORG 630 Organizational Change

Healthcare Concentration

  • BUS 775 Managerial Health Economics
  • BUS 788 Health Insurance Principles
  • BUS 789 Healthcare Quality

Data Analytics Concentration

  • BUS 605 Statistics for Managers
  • ORG 620 Individual and Team Interventions
  • BUS 762 Quality as a Business Strategy

Tuition and Financial Aid

Attending graduate school is one of the best investments you will ever make in yourself and your future.  While the benefits to personal growth are priceless, our program can expand your career options and enhance your earning power in the marketplace.  When considering the total cost of your education, be sure to consider the lasting positive impact it will have on your personal and professional future.

Tuition and Financial Aid information for master’s programs.

Financing your Edgewood College Degree

We have worked with thousands of students who have questioned how they could afford to complete their graduate education.  Our dedicated counselors will work with you and help you navigate the federal financial aid process.  Whatever your situation, we will work with you to support your future.

For more information, please contact Edgewood Central at ecentral@edgewood.edu or call us at (608) 663-4300


Admission Requirements

We encourage students to submit their application and admissions materials by the priority deadlines.  However, we will continue to accept applications on a continuous basis until the start of the session.  Applications considered complete after the priority deadline can be considered for admission for the next session.

New students may start their program at six entry points throughout the year. Please note our priority deadlines:

  • Fall Session I – August 21, 2023
  • Fall Session II – October 16, 2023
  • Spring Session I – January 16, 2024


To be considered for admission, applicants must provide the following:

  • Completed graduate application. This application is for students who want to pursue a Master’s degree, certificate, or take courses as a non-degree seeking student.
  • Official transcripts reflecting completion of a baccalaureate or more advanced degree from a United States regionally accredited or equivalent post-secondary institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or a 2.5 GPA in the last 60 credits.
  • Students who do not meet the 2.5 GPA requirement may still be considered for conditional admission. Please contact your admissions counselor for more information on how to apply for conditional admission.

International Students
International students are eligible to apply for the program.  To learn more about international student requirements, please click here.

Transfer Credits
You may submit up to 10 semester hours of graduate credit for consideration of transfer to Edgewood College for application to a degree program. Approval of the respective department is required. To be considered for application to a degree program, a course must have been taken within the past five years. For more information about transfer credits, please contact your admissions counselor.

Career Outcomes

Whether you're building your career in finance, marketing, human resources, or ultimately pursuing a CEO position, Edgewood College's Master of Business Administration program gives you the critical learning experiences you will need. Our rigorous curriculum gives you the breadth to think broadly about all functional areas of business and the depth to have a competitive advantage in your chosen area of expertise: financial, customer, business process or learning and growth.

Our students and graduates of the Master of Business Administration program hold critical leadership positions throughout Wisconsin and in some of the top companies in Madison, including CUNA Mutual Group, the UW Hospital System, American Family Insurance, TDS, John Deere Financial, and many others.  Our alumni have found rewarding careers in all functional business areas.  Sample careers include:

Founder & President, Settlers Bank
Director of Client Experience, M3 Insurance Solutions for Business
Marketing Communications Manager, CUNA Mutual Group
Marketing Director, Extract Systems

President & CEO, Summit Credit Union
Senior Supervisor of Financial Accounting, Covance
Director of Finance, Saint Mary's Hospital Medical Center
Senior Financial Analyst, UW Hospital and Clinics

Vice President of Operations, Weir Minerals
Director of Quality & System Improvement, Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation
Director of Operations, Frontier Communications
Director of Product Management, CUNA Mutual Group

Human Resources Director, Saint Clare Hospital and Health Services
Associate Human Resources Manager, Kraft Foods Oscar Mayer
Human Resources Services Manager, UW Medical Foundation
Senior HR Representative, John Deere Financial

Faculty and Staff

Victoria M. Palmisano, MA, MBA, MLS, PhD, Associate Dean & Assistant Professor
BA, Tulane University
MA, University of New Orleans
MBA, Louisiana State University – Shreveport
Masters of Legal Studies, The University of Arizona
PhD, University of New Orleans

Jacob Gill, MS, Accounting Program Coordinator & Lecturer
BBA, Edgewood College
MS, Edgewood College

Fazel Hayati, MBA, PhD, Professor of Management
MBA, Louisiana State University – Shreveport
PhD, Auburn University

Ken Kavajecz, MS, PhD, Professor of Finance
BS, University of Wisconsin–Madison
MS, Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management
PhD, Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management

Leigh Maxwell, MA, PhD, Associate Professor of Communications Studies
MA, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
PhD, The Ohio State University

Xiaodong Kuang, PhD, Associate Professor of Communications Studies
PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Dan Schroeder, PhD, Associate Professor in Organizational Behavior and Leadership 
BS, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater 
MA, Western Michigan University 
PhD, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Kayla StajkoviΔ‡ CPA, PhD, Assistant Professor of Management 
BS, St. Cloud State University 
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Raj Kamal, MS, MBA, Senior Lecturer 
BA, Delhi University – St Stephen’s College
MBA, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
MS, Purdue University – Krannert School of Management

Annette Mondry, MEd, PhD, Senior Lecturer 
MEd, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee 
PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison


Edgewood College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  The Master of Business Administration program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).


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Phone: 312-263-0456  or 800-621-7440

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