Concordia University Wisconsin is making its already-pervasive MBA program even more accessible—and affordable—for post-traditional learners.

This July, Concordia will launch the Professional Business Scholars program, through which adult learners could earn a bachelor’s degree in business management and an MBA in four years—or less, for learners coming in with transfer credits.

“It’s about meeting our learners where they are in their life to help them achieve their next venture at a quicker pace,” says Assistant Vice President of Extended Campus Operations Sarah Pecor. “The Professional Business Scholars program honors those credits and the life experiences that so many of our post-trad learners bring with them, and essentially eases their path to a graduate degree.”

The Professional Business Scholars program is modeled off of CUW’s popular Business Scholars program, which was established in 2003. Since that time, dozens of high-achieving students straight out of high school have been able to earn their bachelor’s and master’s in four years, and for the price of just the undergraduate degree.

To accommodate the post-traditional learner, the Professional Business Scholars curriculum offers even more flexibility than its predecessor. All classes are held online and offered during hours that are conducive to a working professional’s schedule. Once the pandemic clears, Concordia plans to open up in-person class options for learners who prefer the face-to-face format.

Those who enroll will join the ranks of alumni who have earned their MBA from CUW. For years, Concordia has operated the largest MBA program in the state of Wisconsin. CUW’s MBA program offers over 15 concentrations in areas such as accounting, innovation and entrepreneurship, strategic marketing, and more. The program also holds the honor of being “the preferred MBA of the Green Bay Packers.”

To learn more about the program, contact Sarah Pecor at

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

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