Due to the global pandemic, you may experience barriers to GMAT/GRE testing. Many testing centers are closed and are set to re-open in a virtual format—but the virtual, in-home option is still not widely available. 


For applications now through July for Fall 2020 start, you may request a GMAT/GRE waiver with your Wisconsin MBA application if you meet the following criteria:

  • If you have been awarded a terminal degree, such as JD, MD, PhD, or equivalent credentials from an accredited U.S. institution, or
  • If you have completed five or more years of professional work experience and earned an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Complete the waiver application to request a GMAT/GRE waiver.


The Wisconsin Evening MBA Program is designed for working professionals who wish to deepen their skill sets by studying a general management curriculum in a cohort-based format. Every student brings two or more years of professional experience, although the average for a typical cohort is seven years. Most students hold full-time professional positions throughout their time in the program, and find that the program allows them to balance work, family life, and their studies.

Many students find that it is more beneficial to pursue an MBA earlier in their careers, as they can receive the greatest financial return over time, and will see more immediate performance results in their current jobs.

For complete Evening MBA requirements, see How to Apply.

Application Deadlines for Fall 2020

The application opened on September 3, 2019, for fall 2020 admission. We are currently accepting applications for fall 2020 admission.

Enrollment deposits are due upon acceptance of your offer.

Application Due For Decision Date
Prior to January 3, 2020 Prior to January 3, 2020 applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Expedited as applications are received
January 3, 2020 Priority deadline for merit-based financial aid Four to six weeks after due date
March 1, 2020 Priority deadline for merit-based financial aid Four to six weeks after due date
May 1, 2020 Limited availability of merit-based financial aid Four to six weeks after due date
June 1, 2020 Limited availability of merit-based financial aid Four to six weeks after due date
After June 1, 2020 After June 1, 2020 applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the cohort is filled. Expedited as applications are received

Upcoming Admissions Events

Information sessions provide a valuable introduction to the Wisconsin Evening MBA Program. Members of the Evening MBA admissions staff are on hand to provide you with information and respond to any questions you might have. You’ll also hear from current students, who will share their perspectives and answer your questions about the Wisconsin MBA experience.

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A Cohort-Based Approach

Admissions decisions are also made with the goal of building a strong, diverse cohort group for every entering class. This elevates the quality of the collective learning experience in the classroom and team projects.

Test scores are not the only determining factor in the admissions process. In evaluating each applicant both as an individual and as a cohort member, we conduct a holistic review that considers many factors—including personal and professional achievements, motivation, leadership, diversity, international experience, and industry representation.

Plan Now and Participate Fully

Each cohort enters the program, progresses through the curriculum, and graduates together. This provides a team-based MBA experience that takes full advantage of the diverse professional backgrounds in the group and builds strong networks.

To help you plan for full participation in the program, we publish a sample academic calendar that includes the dates for orientation, regular classes, the 10-day international trip, graduation, and more. Calendar information for all three academic years is made available well in advance, enabling you to schedule your other professional and personal commitments.

How to Learn More

We invite you to visit us, attend a networking event, participate in an online chat session, or hear from current students in one of our information sessions on campus or on the road.

If you have any questions, please check our Admissions FAQs or contact a program representative for personal assistance. We'll be happy to help you determine how the Wisconsin Evening MBA Program can support your career goals.