As you explore MBA programs, it’s important to note deadlines and document requirements so that you can begin assembling your application materials. We suggest you take the time you need to submit a competitive application.

The application process will open Sept. 3, 2019 for the fall of 2020. The Wisconsin Full-Time MBA Program has several application deadlines for fall semester starts. Note the application, decision, and deposit due dates below.

MBA Application Deadlines for 2019-2020

Application Due For Decision Date Enrollment Deposit Due
Sept. 25, 2019 Early decision deadline. This is intended for candidates who are committed to attending the Wisconsin MBA Program. If admitted, you will pay an early enrollment deposit and withdraw your application for consideration at other schools. Nov. 1, 2019 Jan. 3, 2020
Nov. 1, 2019 First-round application deadline Dec. 20, 2019 Feb. 21 2020
Jan. 10, 2020 Second-round application deadline
March 6, 2020 4 weeks after notification
March 1, 2020 Third-round application deadline April 24, 2020 4 weeks after notification
April 10, 2020 Fourth-round application deadline
Final round for international applications
May 22, 2020 4 weeks after notification
June 1, 2020 Fifth-round application deadline
Final round for domestic applicants
Rolling Deposit due soon after notification

The first three deadlines, September, November and January are the priority deadlines for merit-based financial aid.


Applicants who are applying through The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management should observe the following deadlines:

  • Oct. 15, 2019: Round 1 application deadline for Consortium candidates
  • Jan. 5, 2020: Round 2 application deadline for Consortium candidates