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Marquette University, Graduate School of Management Executive MBA

Located in the Milwaukee, the Marquette University College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management is a nationally ranked AACSB-accredited institution with world-class undergraduate and graduate business programs. A Catholic, Jesuit school of business, Marquette is dedicated to developing and nurturing thoughtful and engaged leaders shaped by business expertise, profound self-awareness and distinctively developed character. For more information and to apply, please visit business.marquette.edu.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Executive
Tuition (Total) $65,000

Program Information

Marquette University College of Business Administration Says

Located in the Milwaukee, the Marquette University College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management is a nationally ranked AACSB-accredited institution with world-class undergraduate and graduate business programs. A Catholic, Jesuit school of business, Marquette is dedicated to developing and nurturing thoughtful and engaged leaders shaped by business expertise, profound self-awareness and distinctively developed character. For more information and to apply, please visit business.marquette.edu.

Specializations Offered: General Management
Degrees Awarded: Executive MBA.

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The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Midwest)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 71% accepted out of 178 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 28
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.27
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 576
  • Average Years Work Experience: 5
  • Application Fee: $50

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Recommendations

Admission Requirements

Required: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Work Experience, Extracurricular Activities

Optional: Recommendations

Admission Information

To be considered for admission to Marquette, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 from their undergraduate coursework, and a total score of 580 or better on the GMAT. Students who fall below these guidelines may be admitted provisionally to the graduate program. Though work experience is not a requirement, an applicant's resume is also strongly ...To be considered for admission to Marquette, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 from their undergraduate coursework, and a total score of 580 or better on the GMAT. Students who fall below these guidelines may be admitted provisionally to the graduate program. Though work experience is not a requirement, an applicant's resume is also strongly weighed; currently, the average Marquette student has over five-and-a-half years of professional experience. Students can apply to begin their coursework any semester. There are special deadlines for those who want to study on the satellite campuses in Waukesha or Kohler.

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Important Dates

Round 1
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School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 371
Total Full-Time Faculty 106
Full-Time Faculty 64%

Student Life

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, stu­dents 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.”

Career

For current and future Midwest professionals, “a Marquette MBA makes a statement in the Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, and Minneapolis areas.” Most students plan to lever­age 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 net­working 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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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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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Real Estate Center; Supply Chain Center

  • International Student Support Groups:

    College and University level

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    University level

  • Minority Support Groups:

    University level

  • Research Facilities:

    Real Estate Center; Supply Chain Center

  • Study Abroad:

    Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Spain, England, France and United Kingdom

  • Women Support Groups:

    University level

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