Completed applications will be reviewed following each admissions cycle deadline. Admissions decisions are made four to six weeks after each monthly admissions deadline.

Determining Fit Before You Apply

Are you wondering whether the Wisconsin Evening MBA Program is a good fit for you? An admissions professional would be happy to review your résumé and other qualifications before you apply. The résumé review does not replace a formal application and will have no bearing on application decisions. Rather, it is meant to support your decision-making as you consider pursuing the Wisconsin MBA. You are welcome to meet with an admissions professional for an informal review of your credentials.

Overview of Application Requirements

Documents You Need to Provide

  • Completed graduate application
  • Essay
  • Current résumé
  • Two professional recommendations
  • Official transcripts
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score (for non-native English speakers)
  • Copy of H1-B Visa or Permanent Resident Status (international applicants only)

Other Requirements

  • A target of two years of full-time professional work experience
  • Admissions interview (by invitation of the admissions committee)
  • Application fee

Application Requirements in Detail

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  • Completed Graduate Application

    Complete the online application form to provide details on your intended area of study, prior education, and work history.

  • Essay

    An essay is required as part of the application for admission. The essay question can be found in the online application form.

  • Current Résumé

    Submit a résumé outlining your academic achievements and professional experience. To assist in the review process, please indicate the type of firm and scope of operations for each organization for which you were employed. Your résumé may include personal achievements, community involvement, global experiences, and other areas of interest. Upload your résumé when you submit the application.

  • Two Professional Recommendations

    Two professional recommendations are required to apply. A maximum of three recommendations can be submitted. You will enter your recommenders’ names and email addresses into your application. Each recommender will then receive questions from the admissions committee.

    The recommendation forms are submitted separately from your application. You should not wait for your recommender to submit his or her recommendation before submitting your application; however, your application will not be reviewed without the recommendation forms.

  • Official Transcripts

    A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required. Successful candidates will have a target undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or higher (on a 4.00 scale).

    You must submit official transcripts/academic records. Records must have a seal and signature in ink from the institution’s authorized official, such as the registrar or recorder of records. For degrees from international institutions, records must be in the original language of the institution attended, and accompanied by official English translations. Have transcripts sent directly to the Evening MBA Program Office from your schools. You may submit unofficial copies of your transcripts which will be used by the admissions committee for review when you submit your application; however, you must submit original hard copies sent directly from your schools at or before your admissions interview, which is by invitation only.

  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score

    The target GMAT score is 600; we seek candidates who have competitive scores in both quantitative and verbal areas.

    The test must be taken within five years of the term for which you are applying. Please direct the testing service to forward your test results to the University of Wisconsin–Madison (institution code: 79K-2S-72). Select “Evening MBA UW–Madison” to ensure your scores are sent to the program office.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score (for non-native English speakers)

    For non-native English speakers, a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 600 (paper-based test) or 106 (computer-based test) is required. International applicants with undergraduate degrees from U.S. universities may contact an Evening MBA Program admissions representative to request a waiver of the TOEFL.

    The test must be taken within five years of your intended start term. Please direct the testing service to forward your test results to the University of Wisconsin–Madison (institution code: 79K-2S-72).

  • Copy of H1-B Visa or Permanent Resident Status (international applicants only)

    Wisconsin Evening MBA applicants must have either a H1-B visa or Permanent Resident status. No student visas are issued to Evening MBA students. Submit a copy of the H1-B visa or Permanent Resident documentation.

  • Work Experience and Professional Position

    A target of two years of full-time, post-baccalaureate work experience is required. The program is designed for students who will hold a full-time professional position throughout the program.

  • Admissions Interview

    Admissions interviews are by invitation only, with invitations extended after applications have been reviewed. Interviews with one or more members of the admissions committee take place on campus; in rare cases, an interview may be conducted by videoconference.

  • Application Fee

    When you submit your online application, you will be asked to pay the application fee.