Fast Facts

About the Graduate School of Management (GSM)

  • Programs available: MBA, Executive MBA, Master of Science (M.S.) in Accounting, MS in Applied Economics, and MS in Human Resources.  Joint programs are available with the MBA program and Law, Nursing and Political Science.
  • Specializations available: Economics, Finance, Human Resources, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing and Supply Chain Management.
  • MBA Degree established: 1953 Now offered on campus and in Kohler.
  • Executive MBA Program established: 1996
  • MS in Accounting established 1997
  • MS in Applied Economics established: 1983
  • MS in Human Resources established: 1993
  • GSM established: July 1, 2006
  • Accreditation: AACSB (Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • Memberships: AACSB, Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), Jesuit Education Business Network (JEBNET), Executive MBA Council, and MBA Roundtable.
  • Rankings: The EMBA program has been consistently ranked in the top 25 by US News and World Report.   More on rankings & recognition...
  • Number of full-time faculty: 69
  • Number of adjunct or visiting faculty: 36
  • Total number of living MBA alumni (as of June 30, 2008): 4,475
  • Admissions:  Applications for part-time students are accepted on a rolling basis and applications are accepted for an August start, January start, May or July start for most programs.
  • Application deadline:  For full-time students, ideally one month prior to the start of a term.  However, applications will be processed as close to the term as possible.  Call the GSM at (414) 288-7145 for details.
  • Application fee: $50

Fall 2014 Enrollment Statistics

Total graduate student enrollment 524
MBA enrollment 277
MBA/JD 20
EMBA 32
MS in Accounting 71
MS in Applied Economics 44
MS in Human Resources 29
Master of Leadership Studies 42
Certificate students 9

Fall 2014 new enrollee data

Number of new enrollees (Fall 2014) 79
Percent female 34%
Part-time (overall) 78%
Part-time (MBA program) 84%
Average GMAT score 562
Average undergraduate GPA 3.35
Average age of students 30
Average work experience 6.35 years

MBA class size information

(Fall 2014)

Foundation classes 17
Core classes 18
Electives 17
Overall average 17.6

Teaching methods for the MBA program

Case studies 20%
Distance learning 3%
Experiential learning 8%
Lectures 41%
Simulations 20%
Team projects 18%
Other 5%
  • Average time to completion is 34 months (as of Fall 2013)
  • 85% of students graduate within 6 years (as of Fall 2013)