The Wisconsin Evening MBA Program can be an excellent fit for students with military experience. A military background brings leadership, organizational, and analytical skills that are directly applicable to the general management MBA curriculum. Students with military experience also contribute fresh perspectives to their project teams and class discussions.

If you are in active or reserve duty or you are a military veteran, you will find that the Wisconsin Evening MBA curriculum enhances your military experience, preparing you for significant management or leadership responsibilities in a civilian career.

Students with military backgrounds are also valued members of the Wisconsin School of Business community outside of the classroom. Evening MBA students are welcome to participate in any of our student organizations, including the MBA Veterans Club, an active social organization that serves as a resource to new students. Members of the club also give back to the community and increase military awareness within all Wisconsin MBA programs.

Federal and State Financial Assistance

The Post 9/11 GI Bill will pay tuition expenses for military veterans who qualify, although it may only cover a certain amount. The Veterans Services & Military Assistance Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is able to assist with questions about military benefits.

GMAT/GRE Waiver for U.S. Military

The Wisconsin MBA Program seeks to build a well-rounded class with diverse professional, academic, and personal backgrounds. U.S. active military and U.S. veteran applicants can apply for admission without a GMAT or GRE score to the evening MBA program if the following requirements are met:

  1. An undergraduate degree from a U.S. accredited university or college with a GPA of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
  2. Grade of B or higher in the following undergraduate courses:
    • Economics
    • Statistics or one advanced math course

For admission to the program, your academic ability will be evaluated on your undergraduate transcripts. Graduate transcripts will be taken into consideration, as well as any other transcript you submit that has a course for grade. However, if you do submit a GMAT or GRE at admission, that test score will be used when reviewing your candidacy. 

Candidates admitted with the GMAT/GRE waiver are not eligible for merit-based aid.

Email emba@wsb.wisc.edu to request the waiver and include a copy of your transcript and military status.

Wisconsin Evening MBA students with military backgrounds have access to extensive support services and other resources from the Veterans Services & Military Assistance Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Center professionals help military applicants navigate their federal, state, and health benefits. The center also helps students connect with a variety of academic, social, and health resources on campus.