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Master’s Programs – Application Deadlines

Application due For review of
November 1, 2019 First-round applications
February 1, 2020 Second-round applications
April 27, 2020 Third-round applications and final round for international applications
After April 27, 2020 Rolling review for domestic applications through mid-July

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree completed or expected completion by start of the program
  • Prerequisites: Demonstrated knowledge of business fundamentals completed or expected completion by start of program. Examples include:
    • Undergraduate degree in Business
    • Completion of a Certificate in Business from UW–Madison
    • Completion of a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from UW–Madison
    • College coursework in general business, entrepreneurship, and leadership
    • Completion of arts entrepreneurship courses or equivalent
  • Standardized test scores:
    • No GMAT or GRE test score required as part of the admission process
    • TOEFL or IELTS test scores; international candidates only, and candidates may be eligible for a waiver
  • Transcripts from all academic institutions
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Current résumé
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Response to essay questions
  • Application and application fee
  • Interview with Bolz Center by invitation only with completed application

Application Requirements in Detail

Tuition and Fees

The following costs apply to the 2019-2020 academic year. Estimated expenses for books, supplies, room and board are provided separately by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Office of Student Financial Aid.

Item Resident Tuition Nonresident Tuition[1]
Tuition[2] $21,166 $42,703
Segregated fees[3] 1,452 1,452
Estimated Yearly Total $22,618 $44,155
  1. Minnesota residents may be eligible for reduced tuition as participants in the Minnesota–Wisconsin reciprocity agreement. See details below.
  2. Tuition rates vary from year to year, and are determined by the The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, based on budgets approved by the Wisconsin governor and legislature. Tuition is reviewed and set annually in August. For more information about tuition rates, please visit the Bursar's Office website.
  3. Segregated fees are charges, in addition to tuition, assessed to all students for student services, activities, programs, and facilities that support the mission of University of Wisconsin System institutions, including UW Madison. The segregated fee rate is updated each summer.

Additional Details About Costs