Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    668
  • Program Cost
    $28,640
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    73%
  • Selectivity
    29%
  • Job Offers
    92%
  • Average Salary
    $95,797
  • 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

Drawing on the immense cultural and intellectual resources of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the Wisconsin School of Business is proud to educate passionate individuals driven to improve lives within and beyond their organizations. By fostering a nurturing, lifelong learning community committed to learning research in a collaborative and innovative environment, our students are inspired to become impactful leaders. Our forward-thinking curriculum combines world-class educational instruction with hands-on learning opportunities to create a premium learning platform for all students.

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Events Calendar

  • Dec 10
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Evening and Executive MBA Information Session

    Madison, WI

    Students and staff from the University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time Evening MBA and Executive MBA will be on hand to present information on our programs for working professionals, admissions, student and career services and our global learning experience.

  • Jan 28
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Evening and Executive MBA Information Session

    Madison, WI

    Students and staff from the University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time Evening MBA and Executive MBA will be on hand to present information on our programs for working professionals, admissions, student and career services and our global learning experience.

  • Feb 3
    Second Round Application Deadline

    Online

    The second-round deadline for all Wisconsin MBA applicants for Fall 2015. Final deadline for all Arts Administration applicants.

About University of Wisconsin - Madison

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.32 GPA of All Applicants 3.36 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 63
  • Median 56
  • Middle 80% 31 to 106
Admissions Selectivity
29% School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

668 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
80% 639
84% 668
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 473
29% 29.0
73% 73.0
Female
39% 39
International
57% 57
Re-Applicants
2% 2
1% 1
Wait-listed
100% 59
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Finance
  • Engineering
  • Economics
  • Accepted
  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Finance
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Indiana University
  • Marquette University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
Importance of Application Elements
  • Interviews Very Important
  • GMAT Scores Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Important
$58,863 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • US Military
  • Deloitte
  • Epic Systems
  • Univeersity of Wisconsin Madison
  • KPMG
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
4% 4
5% 5
710 to 739
12% 12
19% 19
680 to 709
22% 22
26% 26
650 to 679
16% 16
14% 14
620 to 649
17% 17
22% 22
590 to 619
16% 16
11% 11
560 to 589
6% 6
3% 3
530 to 559
2% 2
0% 0
500 to 529
1% 1
0% 0
Under 500
4% 4
0% 0
English Language Requirements
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Consumer Products 29%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 23%
  • Technology 11%
  • Real Estate 8%
DISH Network 6
Top Employer
  • 3M 4
  • General Mills 4
  • Intuit 3
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
92% School of Business 83% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
78% 78
61% 60.97325153374234
78% Receive Offers
70% 70
56% 55.69710982658959
70% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
14% 14
22% 21.9117610062893
14% Receive Offers
18% 18
25% 25.424767441860464
18% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
85% Graduates seeking full-time employment
7% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • DISH Network 6
  • 3M 4
  • General Mills 4
  • Intuit 3
  • Procter & Gamble 3
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
7% 7
$101,000.00
75K 135K
Finance/Accounting
29% 29
$92,114.00
65K 118K
General Management
11% 11
$98,263.00
70K 120K
Human Resources
5% 5
$97,750.00
85K 111K
Marketing/Sales
27% 27
$95,868.00
70K 120K
Operations/Logistics
5% 5
$101,250.00
100K 105K
Other
16% 16
$95,501.00
75K 120K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
3% 3
$105,000.00
75K 135K
Consumer Products
29% 29
$93,833.00
70K 106K
Financial Services
23% 23
$91,883.00
65K 130K
Manufacturing
8% 8
$107,500.00
92K 120K
Media/Entertainment
8% 8
$101,667.00
95K 110K
Petroleum/Energy
1% 1
$85,000.00 Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
5% 5
$95,000.00
80K 105K
Real Estate
8% 8
$83,833.00
75K 100K
Technology
11% 11
$99,175.00
82K 120K
Other
4% 4
$110,033.00
100K 120K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
More than one year, up to three years
19% 19
$90,214.00
65K 106K
More than five years
53% 53
$100,181.00
75K 135K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
1% 1
$85,000.00 Data not provided
North America
99% 99
$95,945.00
65K 135K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
7% 7
$100,000.00
70K 130K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
1% 1
$95,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
15% 15
$92,000.00
65K 110K
U.S. Midwest
61% 61
$95,911.00
75K 135K
U.S. West
16% 16
$97,783.00
70K 120K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
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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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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • State of Wisconsin Investment Board 8
  • Kimberly-Clark 4
  • Procter & Gamble 4
  • Cisco Systems 3
  • DISH Network 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 Society for Hispanic MBA
  • Reaching Out LGBT Career Fair
  • Midwest MBA Career Fair
  • NY/Boston Banking Trek

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$132,577
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $28,640
  • Budget $16,895
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$132,577
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $55,630
  • Budget $16,895
19 Full Tuition Scholarships
$22,973 Average Scholarship Amount 80% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
100% 100
80% 80
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$5,435,550
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
100%
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 $38,714
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
50 School of Business 43 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
  • Real Estate
  • Supply Chain Management
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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
  • Improved network density (more coverage in more places) and improved network speeds. Constituent management application on line and supporting enterprise customer relationships for over 60% of our business units. Dedicated enterprise communications team reviewing collaborative voice solutions to better enable our research faculty, professional staff, and leadership group’s communication requirements.

Students: Who are my classmates?

16% Married Students 25% International Students
39% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
76% 76
African American
11% 11
Multiethnic
6% 6
Student Citizenship
North America
79% 79
Asia
18% 18
South America
1% 1
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Consulting
  • Social Impact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment/Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Investment Banking
  • Marketing
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black or African-American students
  • LGBT students
  • Hispanic or Latino/a students
  • International students
  • Partners and families of students
  • Women students

Alumni: How strong is my network?

9,380 Living MBA Alumni 0 Countries where alumni clubs exist
0 Active alumni clubs
No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months