We encourage you to learn all you can about the MBA programs you are considering. You're welcome to come to campus for a personalized visit or to attend on-campus admissions events.

If you are not able to visit campus right away, you can meet with us at various locations around the country, or even online.

On-Campus Events

Wisconsin MBA Preview Days

Each fall, prospective students connect with the faculty, staff, and students who make the Wisconsin MBA Program special during Wisconsin MBA Preview Days. You are invited to meet our inclusive, team-oriented, and enthusiastic students, who are eager to share their path to the Wisconsin School of Business.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Gain insider tips from the admissions team on how you can create your most competitive application for admission and merit-based financial aid
  • Connect with staff of the 10 specializations to better understand program details and identify your area of interest
  • Network with current students and gain insight into life as an MBA student at the Wisconsin School of Business
  • Learn how focused academics and experiential learning opportunities help prepare Wisconsin MBA students for success after graduation
  • Learn from passionate faculty during an interactive class that mirrors the Wisconsin MBA student experience
  • Meet the MBA Career Management Team and learn how they help students explore their interests and reach their career goals

To learn more about the Wisconsin MBA Preview Days event, we encourage you to review the current agenda.

Wisconsin MBA Preview Days will take place Sunday, Oct. 1–Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. Registration for this event has closed.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the MBA Admissions Team.

Diversity at the Wisconsin MBA

The Wisconsin MBA is committed to fostering diverse perspectives in the classroom and beyond. Diversity at the Wisconsin MBA will provide an opportunity to engage in an open dialogue about the importance of diversity in business. The event also provides a comprehensive introduction to the Wisconsin MBA experience.

  • Explore the importance of diverse thought and experience in business with staff from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Wisconsin School of Business
  • Gain insider tips from the admissions team on how you can create your most competitive application for admission and merit-based financial aid
  • Connect with staff of the 10 specializations to better understand program details and identify your area of interest
  • Network with current students and gain insight into life as an MBA student at the Wisconsin School of Business
  • Learn how focused academics and experiential learning opportunities help prepare Wisconsin MBA students for success after graduation
  • Learn from passionate faculty during an interactive class that mirrors the Wisconsin MBA student experience
  • Meet the MBA Career Management Team and learn how they help students explore their interests and reach their career goals
  • Engage with student groups committed to creating an inclusive academic environment including Diversity in Business, Graduate International Business Association, Women in Business, Out for Business, and MBA Veterans.

Please note: Registration for Diversity at the Wisconsin MBA is currently closed.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the MBA Admissions Team.

Information Sessions

These sessions will introduce you to the Wisconsin Full-Time MBA Program, help you explore the career specializations, and provide you an overview of the program benefits. We will share tips for helping you create the most competitive application for admission. Plus, you will have a chance to ask questions of current students, who will be on hand to provide an insider view of the program and answer your questions.

Interested applicants are invited to attend information sessions offered on the following dates:

Location Date Time Activity
Grainger Hall, Room 2450 Sept. 21, 2017 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Grainger Hall, Room 2450 Dec. 6, 2017 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Grainger Hall, Room 2450 Feb. 21, 2018 4:45–6:30 p.m. 4:45 – 5:30 PM – Coffee with Current Students (optional), 5:30 – 6:30 PM – Information Session
Grainger Hall, Room 2450 April 7, 2018 10:00–11:45 a.m. 10:00 – 10:45 AM – Coffee with Current Students (optional), 10:45 – 11:45 AM – Information Session

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the MBA Admissions Team.

Wisconsin MBA on the Road

Alumni Coffee Chats

Curious about life after graduating with an MBA? Connect with Wisconsin MBA Alumni to learn about their path to business school and success beyond. These informal gatherings at local coffee shops in select cities will give you a valuable opportunity to ask questions and gain unique insights in a relaxed setting.

Date Time Location
April 4, 2018 5:30–6:30 p.m. Starbucks, 4500 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80212
April 7, 2018 11:00 a.m.–Noon Tempest Coffee, 181 S Riverheath Way, Appleton, WI 54915

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the MBA Admissions Team.

Current Student Coffee Chats

Meet up with current students and learn how the Wisconsin Full-Time MBA Program can move your career forward. These informal gatherings at local coffee shops in select cities will give you a valuable opportunity to ask questions and gain unique insights in a relaxed setting.

Currently, no Coffee Hour Informational Sessions are scheduled. Please check back in the future for more information.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the MBA Admissions Team.

National MBA Tours

The Wisconsin Full-Time MBA Program participates in national admissions and recruitment events that take place in numerous cities nationwide. Program representatives will be on hand to share information about the Wisconsin MBA. We encourage you to meet us on the road and ask the questions that matter most.

Date Time Subject Location
Jan. 23, 2018 4:30–8:30 p.m. QS World MBA Tour: Washington, DC Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
Jan. 25, 2018 4:30–8:30 p.m. QS World MBA Tour: Chicago Palmer House Hilton, 17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the MBA Admissions Team.

Online Events

Wisconsin MBA Application Boot Camp Webinars

Join the admissions team for the Wisconsin MBA Application Boot Camp, a series of four virtual sessions designed to help applicants and prospective students navigate the admissions process and compile a competitive application. The goal of these sessions is to help you submit an application for the April 11, 2018, deadline; however, all prospective students are welcome to attend regardless of where they are in their individual MBA research process.

For applicants who attend two or more live Boot Camp sessions and who apply for the April 11, 2018, deadline, the admissions team will provide an application fee waiver. Applications must be complete and include all necessary supporting documents. Candidates should reach out to the admissions team before submitting their application to confirm whether they qualify for an application fee waiver.

Please join the Wisconsin MBA Admissions Team for the following (all times in Central Time Zone):

Date Time Subject
March 6, 2018 6:00–6:30 p.m. CT Academic Preparation
March 13, 2018 6:00–6:30 p.m. CT Recommenders
March 20, 2018 6:00–6:30 p.m. CT Essays
March 27, 2018 6:00–6:30 p.m. CT Work Experience & Resume

Webinar Recordings

Date Subject
March 6, 2018 Academic Preparation (1 of 4)
March 13, 2018 Recommenders (2 of 4)
March 20, 2018 Essays (3 of 4)
March 27, 2018 Work Experience and Résumés (4 of 4)
If you have any questions about these events, please contact the MBA Admissions Team.

Online Chat Sessions

If you can’t travel to Madison to visit campus, meet with us online for an interactive questions-and-answers session. Our web-based chat sessions enable you to interact with the admissions team and current students in real time. These sessions are open to everyone.

Online chats (spring semester 2018)

Date Time Subject
Jan. 11, 2018 8:30–9:00 a.m. CT The Wisconsin MBA: Understanding the Return on Your MBA Investment
Jan. 25, 2018 8:30–9:00 a.m. CT The Wisconsin MBA: Customizing Your MBA with a Certificate
Feb. 6, 2018 8:30–9:00 a.m. CT The Wisconsin MBA: Life in Madison and at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
March 1, 2018 8:30–9:00 a.m. CT Applying to the Wisconsin MBA: How to Stand Out as an International Applicant
March 20, 2018 8:30–9:00 a.m. CT The Wisconsin MBA: Getting Involved (How Student Organizations Enhance Your MBA Experience)
April 11, 2018 8:30–9:00 a.m. CT The Wisconsin MBA: International Perspectives at the Wisconsin MBA: Global Course 2018
May 1, 2018 12:15–12:45 p.m. CT The Wisconsin MBA: Military Experience + MBA = Success!

Transcripts of past online chats (2017–2018 academic year)

Date Subject
March 20, 2018 The Wisconsin MBA: Getting Involved (How Student Organizations Enhance Your MBA Experience)
March 1, 2018 Applying to the Wisconsin MBA: How to Stand Out as an International Applicant
Feb. 6, 2018 The Wisconsin MBA: Life in Madison and at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
Jan. 25, 2018 The Wisconsin MBA: Customizing Your MBA with a Certificate
Jan. 11, 2018 The Wisconsin MBA: Understanding the Return on Your MBA Investment
Dec. 20, 2017 Applying to the Wisconsin MBA: Tips and Timelines for the Round 2 Admissions Deadline
Dec. 7, 2017 The Wisconsin MBA: A Culture of Diversity (The Wisconsin School of Business and The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management)
Nov. 27, 2017 The Specialization Model: Marketing (Center for Brand and Product Management, Marketing Research)
Nov. 15, 2017 The Specialization Model: Operations (Operations and Technology Management, Supply Chain Management)
Oct. 5, 2017 The Specialization Model: Management (Arts Administration, Real Estate, Strategic Human Resources Management)
Sept. 13, 2017 The Specialization Model: Finance (Applied Security Analysis, Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, Risk Management and Insurance)
Aug. 15, 2017 Applying to the WI MBA: Tips and Timelines for the Early Decision Deadline
March 8, 2017 Women in Business at the Wisconsin MBA
Feb. 22, 2017 Leadership at the Wisconsin MBA
Feb. 7, 2017 Student Chat: Wisconsin MBA Culture and Community
Jan. 25, 2017 The Wisconsin MBA Global Course 2017 - the Vietnam Experience
If you have any questions about these events, please contact the MBA Admissions Team.

Forté Virtual Forum for Women

The Forté Foundation is a non-profit consortium of companies and business schools working to launch women into fulfilling, significant careers in business. The Wisconsin MBA Admissions Team supports this mission, and will be attending the Forté Virtual Forum to provide insight into the Wisconsin MBA Program, share information about applying to business school, and answer questions unique to your candidacy.

April 5, 2018

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. CT

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the MBA Admissions Team.

For more information about any of our admissions events, contact the MBA Admissions Team.