The Wisconsin School of Business is considering the possibility of shutting down its full-time MBA program. Current students are being invited to a town-hall meeting with the dean next week to discuss the school’s future. This is certainly a result of the ongoing market trends that are squeezing the full-time MBA programs that compete outside the top tier. While we hope Wisconsin doesn’t now regret their decision not to sell their name, we believe the school will continue to thrive with specialty degrees and part-time MBA programs.
Just an update that the University of Wisconsin Business School has ended its discussions of shuttering its full-time program and will, instead, focus on identifying growth opportunities. In a statement released by the school earlier today, the school admitted it “moved too quickly without the broad consultation and discussion that our stakeholders can and should expect.”
Dean Anne Massey of the University of Wisconsin Business School announced she will be stepping down as dean and rejoining the faculty effective December 31, 2017. Her decision to scrap the full-time MBA program garnered a lot of heat and the school will search for a new dean to take over next fall.