Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    677
  • Program Cost
    $28,603
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    66%
  • Selectivity
    33%
  • Job Offers
    90%
  • Average Salary
    $95,066
  • Top Industry
    Consumer Products
Contact Information
975 University Avenue
2450 Grainger Hall
Madison, Wisconsin 53706, United States
Website
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School of Business

About School of Business

For students who already know where they are headed, Wisconsin is the place to start. Combining a uniquely deep experience in a designated area of study with a strong foundation of business principles, Wisconsin MBA students graduate with a portfolio of skills, experience, and specialized knowledge that allows them to hit the ground running and immediately contribute to the success of their organizations.

Events Calendar

  • Sep 3
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Consortium MBA Application Preparation Seminar

    Los Angeles, CA

    The Wisconsin MBA is coming to a town near you this fall as part of several On the Road admissions events. These events provide a great opportunity for you to connect face-to-face with representatives from the Wisconsin MBA and learn more about our program. We look forward to meeting you at this Consortium MAPS event.

  • Sep 4
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Consortium MBA Application Preparation Seminar

    San Francisco, CA

    The Wisconsin MBA is coming to a town near you this fall as part of several On the Road admissions events. These events provide a great opportunity for you to connect face-to-face with representatives from the Wisconsin MBA and learn more about our program. We look forward to meeting you at this Consortium MAPS event.

  • Sep 8
    3:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    QS World MBA Tour - Boston

    Boston, MA

    The QS World MBA Tour provides opportunities to meet admissions representatives from the Wisconsin MBA face to face. Attendees receive a free copy of the QS Top MBA Career Guide, which offers advice on the MBA application process.

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About University of Wisconsin - Madison

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.34 GPA of All Applicants 3.39 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 60
  • Median 55
  • Middle 80% 32 to 93
Admissions Selectivity
33% School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

677 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
81% 650
85% 677
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 460
33% 33.0
66% 66.0
Female
35% 35
International
57% 57
Re-Applicants
2% 2
25% 25
Wait-listed
100% 79
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Engineering
  • Economics
  • Finance
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • Univesity of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Brigham Young University
  • University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
  • Northwestern University
Importance of Application Elements
  • Interviews Very Important
  • GMAT Scores Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Important
$54,900 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Accenture
  • Epic Systems
  • CBRE
  • District of Columbia Public Schools
  • U.S. Navy
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
1% 1
1% 1
740 to 769
4% 4
4% 4
710 to 739
17% 17
29% 29
680 to 709
25% 25
26% 26
650 to 679
15% 15
12% 12
620 to 649
14% 14
19% 19
590 to 619
8% 8
6% 6
560 to 589
7% 7
3% 3
530 to 559
3% 3
0% 0
500 to 529
3% 3
0% 0
Under 500
3% 3
0% 0
English Language Requirements
100 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Consumer Products 34%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 16%
  • Manufacturing 16%
  • Pharma/Biotech/Health Care 8%
DISH Network 5
Top Employer
  • General Mills 4
  • Procter & Gamble 4
  • Kimberly-Clark 3
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
90% School of Business 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
77% 77
64% 63.699022556390986
77% Receive Offers
75% 75
58% 57.85206896551723
75% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
13% 13
21% 21.110859375
13% Receive Offers
14% 14
25% 24.93132867132867
14% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
2% 2
5% 5.492558139534883
2% Receive Offers
2% 2
7% 7.091818181818181
2% Accept Offers
106% Graduates seeking full-time employment
4% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • DISH Network 5
  • General Mills 4
  • Procter & Gamble 4
  • Kimberly-Clark 3
  • Johnson & Johnson 2
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
4% 4.4
$131,750.00
127K 135K
Finance/Accounting
32% 32.2
$94,672.00
60K 125K
General Management
4% 4.4
$101,250.00
60K 125K
Human Resources
6% 5.5
$83,132.00
74K 93K
Marketing/Sales
37% 36.7
$94,176.00
45K 110K
Information Technology
2% 2.2
$93,000.00
81K 105K
Operations/Logistics
14% 14.4
$89,923.00
50K 108K
Other
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
3% 3.3
$133,333.00
130K 135K
Consumer Products
34% 34.4
$95,452.00
50K 110K
Financial Services
16% 15.6
$94,250.00
75K 127K
Government
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Manufacturing
16% 15.6
$92,068.00
65K 110K
Media/Entertainment
6% 5.6
$100,000.00
95K 105K
Non-profit
2% 2.2
$52,500.00
45K 65K
Petroleum/Energy
2% 2.2
$82,000.00
75K 89K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
8% 7.8
$102,000.00
81K 125K
Real Estate
6% 5.6
$77,800.00
60K 90K
Technology
6% 5.6
$99,700.00
85K 108K
Other
2% 2.2
$109,000.00
93K 125K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
1% 1.1
$80,000.00 Data not provided
More than one year, up to three years
17% 16.7
$97,811.00
65K 135K
More than five years
32% 32.2
$95,534.00
60K 127K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Australia & Oceania
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
North America
100% 100
$95,066.00
45K 135K
South America
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
14% 14.4
$98,154.00
60K 135K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
1% 1.1
$95,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. South
2% 2.2
$93,500.00
93K 94K
U.S. Southwest
13% 13.3
$99,333.00
75K 135K
U.S. Midwest
56% 55.6
$94,079.00
45K 130K
U.S. West
13% 13.3
$91,833.00
60K 110K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
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Other Income for Most Recent Graduates

Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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10-20 years post-graduation
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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • State of Wisconsin Investment Board 8
  • Kimberly-Clark 4
  • Procter & Gamble 4
  • DISH Network 3
  • CISCO Systems 3
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 99
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • National Hispanic MBA Career Fair
  • Reaching Out LGBT Career Fair
  • Midwest MBA Career Fair
  • New York/Boston Banking Trek

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$153,316
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $28,603
  • Budget $32,709
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$176,930
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $55,617
  • Budget $46,203
131 Full Tuition Scholarships
$7,058 Average Scholarship Amount 87% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
100% 100
87% 87
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$2,813,055
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
67%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt $22,410
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
50 School of Business 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
28% 28
Case study
25% 25
Team project
18% 18
Top Areas of Study
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Real Estate
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Arts Administration
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing and Technology Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Real Estate
  • Supply Chain Management
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Finance
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
  • Other
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • We are in the process of replacing and improving the graduate and undergraduate admission system with a customer relation database (CRM). The email system has been upgraded to improve communications with integrated calendar and CRM components. There are improved research pages that integrate with our faculty information system to provide information on what research our faculty have produced and which papers are published.We have brought online a number of forms that were formally paper to allow us to keep track of requests and do ongoing productivity improvements.We have created workspaces with large video monitors to provide spa

Students: Who are my classmates?

16% Married Students 14% International Students
33% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
84% 84
Hispanic
8% 8
Asian American
5% 5
Student Citizenship
North America
86% 86
Asia
13% 13
Non-Europe Free Trade Zone
1% 1
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • Investment Banking
  • Marketing
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black MBA Association
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
  • Hispanic Student Organization
  • International Club
  • Partners/Family
  • Volunteer
  • Wine
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

8,911 Living MBA Alumni 0 Countries where alumni clubs exist
0 Active alumni clubs
6% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months