Resources for Graduate Students

Graduate Assistantships
There are a limited number of graduate assistantships available for students who are admitted into the MBA program and are in good standing. Graduate Assistants are typically assigned to College of Business Administration faculty for the purpose of assisting in research and instructional support. Teaching assistantships are not available.

Career Services
The University's Office of Career Services assists graduate students from all schools and colleges in seeking professional employment upon degree completion. Here's an additional link to an international forum for job seekers.

Financial Assistance
Merit based financial aid is offered in the form of graduate assistantships and nonresident tuition waivers. The State of Wisconsin also has a reciprocity tuition agreement with the State of Minnesota. Information on need-based financial aid such as the Stafford and Perkins loan programs and College Work-Study may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid.

Most graduate students live in private apartments and homes near campus. Limited University-owned housing is available for single graduate students. Cost of living in La Crosse is moderate and slightly below the U.S. national average.

Technology Requirements & Access
The ITS Support Center provides students with instruction and assistance regarding:

  • Setting up and using personal university email
  • Accessing campus computers and internet
  • Computer recommendations
  • Discounted software
  • Technology training

Student Organizations
Students interested in expanding their academic knowledge outside the classroom have the opportunity to join a number of business-related student organizations. Graduate students are also encouraged join professional business associations in the La Crosse area to continue to expand their networks.

Writing Center
The Writing Center is available to assist students in the writing process for class assignments and projects. Assistance is offered in any stage in the process, including, understanding the assignment, finding a topic, identifying and analyzing audience, purpose, and occasion, developing material, planning and organizing, writing a rough draft, revising, and editing.