Master of Business Administration

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s executive Impact MBA program in the Cofrin School of Business is designed for leaders who recognize the rapid changes facing businesses today and who seek to prepare themselves and their organizations for success in this era of disruption. Program coursework is anything but traditional, forgoing “more of the undergraduate topics” covered in traditional MBA programs for an array of forward-looking courses designed to prepare leaders to navigate the organizational changes needed to capitalize on the technological advances changing the way business operates. To promote a rich diversity of professional backgrounds, entry into the Impact MBA intentionally forwent the standard requirement of a traditional business undergraduate degree.  Rather, an initial assessment by our faculty determines pre-requisite disciplinary gaps, with learners upskilled in these basics through a short, online boot camp offered prior to the start of formal program. 

The Impact MBA accommodates the busy lives of today’s leaders who balance a full slate of professional and personal commitments, with curricula delivered over six, ten-week sessions, with two courses completed in each session.  Each session contains four in-person Saturday meetings focused on high engagement experiences complimented by six interspersed weeks of online learning. To build strong and lasting relationships among students and faculty the Impact MBA adopts a learner cohort of 20 to 30 students every two years. In this way, the program allows both the flexibility needed by today’s professionals, and the high engagement and peer-to-peer interactions that remain a critical component of all successful MBA programs.  Sessions are spread across the academic calendar, allowing learners to capitalize on our Wisconsin summer. The entire 36-credit Impact MBA program is completed in less than two years. 

Admission Requirements 

The Executive Impact MBA is designed for experienced professionals eager to expand their leadership potential and drive impactful change in their organizations. We welcome leaders from all  professional backgrounds.
Here is a quick overview:

  • Degree: A bachelors degree (in any discipline).
  • GPA: A 3.0 grade point average (measured on a 4.0 scale) or higher. Students with a GPA less than 3.0 will be considered for admission on a case by case basis. 
  • Experience: This program is designed for individuals with documented professional experience.
  • Please note: Fortunately, no entrance exams are required (e.g.. GRE, GMAT).

How to Apply

Submit the following to the UW-Green Bay Graduate Studies Office:

  • UW System Application & Fee: Complete and submit the UW System application, which will be forwarded to UW-Green Bay Graduate Studies. When you submit your online application, you will be asked to pay the $56 application fee.
  • Resume: Submit your current resume outlining your academic achievements and professional experience. Resumes must be emailed to the Office of Graduate Studies at 
  • Impact Statement: In approximately 500 words (~1 page single-spaced), please respond to the following questions: (1) Why do you want to enroll in the Executive Impact MBA? and (2) What impact you hope to make for both (a) yourself and (b) your organization by completing this program? Space for the impact statement is included in the online application. 
  • Official Transcripts*:
    • Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions of higher learning from which 9 or more credits have been attempted are required. If you attended less than 9 credits you do not have to send an official transcript unless the courses completed were pre-requisites for the program. Study abroad transcripts are not required if a student attended an international University for one or fewer semesters. NOTE: If you attended UW-Green Bay you do not have to send UW-Green Bay transcripts.
    • For college and universities attended outside the United States, you must provide the a course-by-course transcript evaluation from a professional evaluation service currently recognized by NACES ( UW-Green Bay recommends one of the following evaluation services:
  • Two Professional Recommendations: Two letters of professional evaluation from persons who can assess your potential and motivation to use this program as a developmental accelerator for both personal and organizational impact. Each reference letter must come directly from the reference and be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies email,, or mailed to:
    UW-Green Bay
    Office of Graduate Studies
    2420 Nicolet Drive
    Green Bay, WI 54311

    * If requesting electronic transcripts, please have the institution send to  Paper transcripts sent directly from the institution that issued the transcript must be mailed to the address above.

Degree Requirements  

Required Courses:
MBA 701Purpose Driven Leadership3
MBA 702Critical Thinking Beyond Business As Usual3
MBA 703The Learning Organization3
MBA 704The Exponential Enterprise & Abundance3
MBA 705Evidence-Based Decision Making3
MBA 706Creating Brand Value3
MBA 707Leading Transformational Change3
MBA 708Disruptive Innovation3
MBA 709Artificial Intelligence & Technological Advances3
MBA 710The Path to Sustainability3
MBA 711Culture as a Competitive Advantage3
MBA 712Alternative Futures & Strategic Foresight3
Total Credits36

Progress to Degree

  1. The candidate applies to the Executive Impact MBA program by submitting an application, all required application materials to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
  2. The candidate is admitted to the Executive Impact MBA program by the program admission committee.
  3. The student fulfills the degree requirements for the program.
  4. The student is awarded a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.


Faculty members in the Impact MBA Program represent a wide range of teaching, practice, and research experiences. Contact information and biographies for faculty and staff are available on the Cofrin School of Business  website at: