Dr. Carrie Buri is director of the largest MBA program in the state within a 100-mile radius of Milwaukee.Dr. Carrie Buri is director of the largest MBA program in the state within a 100-mile radius of Milwaukee.

For the fourth year in a row, Concordia University Wisconsin’s MBA program is the largest in the area, according to 2015 enrollment data recently published by the Milwaukee Business Journal.

Concordia’s Master of Business Administration program topped the list with a total enrollment of 829 – more than 270 students ahead of the second highest-ranking school, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and nearly double the size of third-ranking University of Wisconsin-Madison. Concordia’s tuition per credit placed it at the median of the list of 13 schools within a 100-mile radius of Milwaukee.

CUW’s enrollment was also one of three to increase in size from the previous year. Enrollment projections look good for the coming year, says Director Carrie Buri.

“Our enrollment numbers demonstrate the success of our program,” says Buri. “We have an outstanding program with excellent faculty members who have firsthand knowledge of real-world business settings. They know how to prepare students for success in their careers and to lead lives of purpose, impacting the world in positive ways.”

The hallmark of Concordia’s program is its quality, diverse offerings, says Buri. With 15 concentration options that accommodate students and professionals with experience in health care, public administration, environmental or engineering backgrounds, students receive an educational experience that sets them up for careers in a variety of fields. Additionally, Concordia boasts unique specializations, such as a concentration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and internship and short-term study abroad options for the working professional, which sets the program apart from others.

Eight-week courses are offered in traditional classroom formats one night a week on campus, at 13 satellite locations throughout the state and abroad, or online. To learn more, visit www.cuw.edu/mba.

— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at kali.thiel@cuw.edu or 262-243-2149.

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