Kohler MBA Program

Kohler Cohort - Fall 2018

Marquette University is offering its same high quality, nationally ranked MBA Program in Kohler, WI.

Kohler MBA Student

A unique program, offered in conjunction with the Kohler Company, but not limited to Kohler employees. Qualified candidates from all corporations are welcome! This is a lock-step, cohort program, beginning in Fall 2018 and completing the Marquette University MBA degree in 28 months.

The courses are delivered in a blended format. That means that students will do more learning with the use of technology but still have significant face to face class time.

The Kohler MBA program has a schedule that works for busy professionals, and it gives you the Marquette advantage. Classes meet in Kohler one night per week typically 5:30 to 9:00 pm. The rest of the work takes place online, on your schedule. It's flexible and challenging, and it gives you all the value and competitive edge of a Marquette degree.

Kohler is conveniently situated less than a mile west of Interstate 43 in east-central Wisconsin. Kohler is located one hour north of Milwaukee (60 miles), one hour south of Green Bay (60 miles) and two hours north of Chicago (140 miles).


Map of Kohler, WI

Comparison of program options



Part-Time MBA

Online MBA

Kohler MBA

Class Location

Milwaukee campus

Milwaukee campus


Kohler, WI

Class Times

Saturday, 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. every other weekend; three periods of residency.

One night a week, typically 5:30-8:15; some courses offered on Saturdays

Asynchronous with potential for synchronous team meetings or faculty office hours

One evening per week from 5:30 to 9:00

Class type

Cohort class- enter as a group and stay as a group. Typically 15-22 students, 

maximum of 25.

Average class size: 24

Cohort model – enter as a group to create community in an online environment. Up to 25 students per cohort.

Cohort model – enter as a group and complete the program as such.


Hybrid/blended. 40% offered online with 60% face-to-face

Most classes are offered face-to-face, but we offer classes online or in a blended format occasionally.

100% online


Classes at Kohler are hybrid/blended classes with approximately a 50/50 split between face-to-face and online.

Schedule design

Lockstep - everyone takes the same classes as a group

Flexible class schedule- students pick which classes and how many each term.

Lockstep – two classes per term each fall, spring and summer. Students vote on two of the electives.

Most classes taken as a cohort. The group determines the program electives, but the individual may opt to come to campus for an elective.

Length of program

17 months

Average completion: 2 years. Full-time students can finish in 1.5 years

28 months

28 months

Curriculum design

Pre-defined curriculum

Individualized schedule

Pre-defined curriculum

Pre-defined curriculum


Team-based program

Individually based; many classes have team components

Team-based program.  The program creates the teams.  Students are required to complete an online team training the first term.

Individually based; many classes have team components

Total Credits

Approximately 44 credits

33-39 credits, depending on undergraduate background





$76,000 for class of 2020; All-inclusive tuition covers all credits, textbooks & materials, international trip including airfare, single occupancy hotel, most meals, a tablet computer that you keep, parking, all meals on class days, optional hotel during immersion week, and all fees.

$1,170 per credit for 2019-2020; cost may increase yearly; about $37,000-$44,000 at current tuition, plus textbooks at about $175 – 200 per class

$1,350 per credit for the entire cohort that begins Fall 2019*; $44,550-$52,650, plus textbooks at about $175 – 200 per class

*students that drop from one cohort and join a new cohort will move to the new cohort tuition rate

$1,170 per credit for 2019-2020; cost may increase yearly; about $37,000-$44,000 at current tuition, plus textbooks at about $175 – 200 per class