Applications are being accepted for the first year of the master’s in business administration (MBA) in leadership and applied decision-making program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

The MBA program, approved by the Higher Learning Commission, begins September 2019. The Commission is UW-Stevens Point's accrediting body.

By focusing on leadership and applied decision-making, this MBA program is unlike others, said Lyna Matesi, MBA director and assistant professor of management in the UW-Stevens Point School of Business and Economics. “Our focus is on skill development,” she said. “It's not just theory, it’s a practical, useful, career-ready program.”

An MBA can be completed in as few as 12 to 24 months. Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree may begin their MBA immediately, and complete both in five years at UW-Stevens Point. New bachelor’s programs in finance, management and marketing add to undergraduate programs in business administration and accounting.

A part-time MBA option also will be available over a 24-month period.

Among the benefits of UW-Stevens Point’s MBA program, students can attend evening classes taught locally in combined-in person and online formats. They will make professional connections through classes, projects, networking events and mentoring with business leaders.

Classes are developed by educators with industry experience to meet skills employers need, Matesi said, including three courses in business and regional economic development.

The MBA degree was developed with input from the School of Business and Economics Business Advisory Council, which includes influential business leaders and employers in the region.

To learn more, visit the MBA web page or attend one of several information sessions being offered. Please email sbemba@uwsp.edu with inquiries.