At the Wisconsin School of Business, we want you to feel confident about your decision to pursue an academic career. We’re available to help you understand the admissions process, funding options, placement results, and the nature of the student experience in our Ph.D. program in business.

You are welcome to stop by for an informal visit to campus. To discuss the program in detail, get answers to your questions, and explore whether the Wisconsin Ph.D. in business is a good fit for you, we suggest you meet with a program representative at an upcoming recruiting event.

We also encourage you to contact any of our current Ph.D. students to hear their perspectives on the program.

Connect on Campus

Formal campus visits are arranged by invitation from a specific academic department. Selective invitations are typically extended after the application is complete and has been reviewed by the departmental admissions committee.

Prospective Ph.D. students who are interested in making an informal visit to campus are welcome to stop by the Wisconsin School of Business. Please contact our assistant director of Ph.D. and research programs in advance if you wish to speak with a Ph.D. Program Office representative while you are in Madison. To learn more about the broader University of Wisconsin–Madison campus or arrange for a tour, contact Campus and Visitor Relations.

Connect at UW-Madison or Meet Us on the Road

Wisconsin Ph.D. at DocNet Events

DocNet is a consortium of nearly 100 member universities—including UW–Madison—that are committed to promoting doctoral education in business. At a DocNet Forum, you can learn about doctoral admission criteria, financial aid, and careers in business academia. These forums typically feature a panel discussion with faculty, students, and/or Ph.D. program staff to help you explore a career in academia and prepare for the admissions process. Each forum also includes a recruiting fair, with numerous DocNet members in attendance.

Location Date
University of Minnesota Oct. 8, 2018
University of Wisconsin–Madison Oct. 9, 2018
University of Texas at Dallas Oct. 10, 2018
University of Utah Nov. 13, 2018
Northwestern University Nov. 14, 2018
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If you have any questions about connecting with a Wisconsin Ph.D. Program representative at a DocNet Forum, please contact the Ph.D. Program Office.

Wisconsin Ph.D. at The Ph.D. Project

The Wisconsin School of Business is represented at The Ph.D. Project Annual Conference, a two-day conference dedicated to increasing the diversity of business school faculty by recruiting underrepresented minorities to business Ph.D. programs. UW–Madison is a founding member of this organization, which brings together universities, doctoral students, corporate sponsors, supporting organizations, and The Ph.D. Project alumni faculty members.

African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Native Americans who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in business are encouraged to explore the resources available from The Ph.D. Project. Wisconsin Ph.D. representatives will be on hand at the next annual conference, scheduled for Mid November in Chicago.

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If you have any questions about connecting with a Wisconsin Ph.D. Program representative at The Ph.D. Project Annual Conference, please contact the Ph.D. Program Office.