Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1270
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $10,403
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    1,990
  • University Selectivity
    49%
  • University Yield
    45%
  • Job Offers
    81%
  • Average Salary
    $52,923
  • Top Industry
    Other
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1900
  • Program Length
    Three Year
Contact Information
975 University Avenue
3150 Grainger Hall
Madison, Wisconsin 53706, United States
Website
405x225

School of Business

The Wisconsin School of Business Bachelor of Business Administration attracts talented, energetic and creative students who are known for their strong work ethic and technical capabilities. While at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, students experience innovative coursework directed by leading scholars in business. They have opportunities to connect with outstanding alumni for applied learning, mentoring and life-experience lessons. The Wisconsin School of Business has a long tradition of innovation in how and what is taught, particularly through applied learning activities and the new Compass program.

What Current Students Say See All 10 Comments >

All of the opportunities to travel, get hands on experience, receive unique workshops, attend networking events, etc. are all what makes it so great. I have found that learning in the classroom is one thing, but its the other things on my resume such as my internships, group projects, case studies, and leadership in my student organizations that really helped apply what I learned in the classroom, making my education come full circle. These unique experiences is where I learned from mistakes, and real life challenges and talked the most about in all my interviews. I really believe I received an amazing education here at UW-Madison.

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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.

About University of Wisconsin - Madison

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
49% University of Wisconsin - Madison 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. High school GPA
  2. Class rank
  3. SAT/ACT scores
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
35755% 35,755
49% 49
45% 45
49% School Selectivity
45% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • ACT
  • SAT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not offered
Additional Requirements:

TOEFL or IELTS for International Students

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
1375% 1,375
62% 62
96% 96
62% Program Selectivity
96% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not offered
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Separate application
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.75
  • Other transfer requirements 1) students must complete a collection of pre-business courses, 2) complete an essay application, 3) submit a professional resume focusing on experience and involvement.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 9
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

The above answer can be both. The question only allows me to indicate one, but both do apply. Potential direct admit candidates are encouraged to submit a separate application to the Wisconsin School of Business. Candidates are identified and nominated by UW Admissions and then forwarded to the Business School for review. The application requires a resume upload as well as a response to an essay question. The typical profile of an admitted direct admit is: 30-34 ACT, 1340-1510 SAT, Top 3% of class, GPA above 3.8 (4.0 unweighted).

Careers

Other 23%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 13%
  • Consulting 8%
  • Real Estate 5%
Target Corp 16
Top Employer
  • Kohl's Department Stores 15
  • General Mills 7
  • Bon-ton Stores 6
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
81% School of Business 78% Average Across All Schools

More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
77% 77
62% 61.74527272727272
77% Receive Offers
76% 76
59% 59.252482758620694
76% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
4% 4
16% 15.83261363636364
4% Receive Offers
3% 3
17% 16.796475409836066
3% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
1% 1
9% 9.05625
1% Receive Offers
1% 1
9% 9.484761904761905
1% Accept Offers
Graduates seeking full-time employment
Graduates not seeking employment
100% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
3% 3
$64,000.00
60K 73K
Finance/Accounting
28% 28
$55,036.00
24K 75K
General Management
5% 5
$53,373.00
34K 75K
Human Resources
3% 3
$48,500.00
33K 52K
Management Information Systems
1% 1
$55,500.00
30K 67K
Marketing/Sales
27% 27
$48,704.00
30K 70K
Operations/Production
4% 4
$49,537.00
38K 55K
Logistics/Transportation
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Other
29% 29
$54,204.00
25K 73K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
8% 8
$51,953.00
36K 62K
Consumer Products/Retail
27% 27
$50,301.00
34K 75K
Consulting
8% 8
$59,796.00
50K 73K
Financial Services
13% 13
$58,997.00
24K 75K
Government/Education
1% 1
$38,000.00 Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
1% 1
$54,000.00
38K 60K
Manufacturing
4% 4
$48,158.00
40K 59K
Media/Entertainment
1% 1
$27,500.00
25K 30K
Non-Profit
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Real Estate
5% 5
$55,231.00
40K 70K
Sports/Leisure
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Technology/Science
8% 8
$53,286.00
30K 73K
Transportation
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Utilities
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Other
23% 23
$52,237.00
33K 70K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
10% 10
$58,283.00
35K 70K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
2% 2
$49,750.00
25K 63K
U.S. South
2% 2
$48,420.00
40K 61K
U.S. Southwest
3% 3
$51,333.00
30K 70K
U.S. Midwest
77% 77
$52,271.00
24K 75K
U.S. West
7% 7
$55,072.00
43K 73K
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
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Kohl's Department Stores 24
  • Target Corporation 16
  • JC Penney 5
  • General Mills 4
  • Cuna Mutual Group 4
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 80
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 394
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 922
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Specialize in one-on-one advising by major; offering 20 career workshops, over 30 employer mock interviews, career fairs, online recruiting system, the WSOB Alumni Directory, career development tools, business cards. Employer Relations Center has 33 corporate partners that provide financial and student resources.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$22,481
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $10,403
  • Fees $500
  • Expenses $11,578
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$38,731
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $26,653
  • Fees $500
  • Expenses $11,578
50% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 3% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 40%
  • Merit 60%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://finaid.wisc.edu
Scholarships
$526,000
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$650,000
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • School of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
65% 60
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
57% 33
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
School of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate
More Information
Business Program Classes
30% Less than 20 Students 16% More than 50 Students
54% 21 to 50 students
33 Average number of students in non-business required electives
125 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Gen Bus 365-Compass
  • Gen Bus 365-Private Wealth Management
  • Program length Three Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2008
Degrees Offered
  • BBA/Bachelor of Business Administration
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
96% 96
48% 48
Prominent Faculty
  • Randy Wright

    Finance

  • Jan Heide

    Marketing

  • Morris Davis

    Real Estate

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Several companies offer semester long co-op opportunities and several departments within the Wisconsin School of Business offer work-study opportunities.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Each year, roughly one-third of all Wisconsin BBA students study abroad at one of our more than 27 partner universities. Students who study abroad through our programs regularly speak of their experience as professionally rewarding and personally transformative. Students return from study abroad with a new sense of self, a greater appreciation of cultural and language differences, and a better understanding of international business.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Polar Plunge (February 2013), Grainger Gives Back (October 2013) and most of the 40+ BBA student organizations participate in community service opportunities with their members. Compass Program-A set of required community service, leadership education, and career development events for new business students.

Students

64% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 52% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1350 75th Percentile Score on SAT 31 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
87% 87
Asian American
6% 6
Hispanic
4% 4
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
3%
89%
6%
0%
0%
1%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
86% 86
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
14% 14
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
Canada
0% 0
21 Average age of full-time students
95% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
80% 80
99% 99

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 29,095
Alumni Donations
$3,173 Average Gift $1,000,000 Largest Gift

Anonymous

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Steve Bennett

    CEO Symantec

  • Thomas J. Falk

    Chairman and CEO Kimberly-Clark

  • John Morgridge

    Chairman Emeritus, Cisco Systems