While the quality of life in and around Madison is exceptional, the cost of living is moderate, making the Wisconsin PhD Program in business a financially sound decision.
As a state capital, vibrant center for business and industry, and home to a flagship state university, Madison offers abundant employment opportunities for spouses or partners of domestic PhD students. The health of the economy is also reflected in the number of thriving communities surrounding Madison.
Major metropolitan areas are easily accessible by bus or car. From Madison, it is 122 miles to Chicago and 234 miles to Minneapolis. Milwaukee is just 73 miles away. While students typically find everything they need right here in Madison, some do take advantage of our proximity to these larger cities.
Madison is also a great place for families, with a highly rated children’s museum, a free zoo, children’s theater companies, abundant parks, and much more. The greater Madison area is known for its excellent school systems and family-friendly neighborhoods.