The Wisconsin MBA Program provides an empowering environment that equips women for lifelong success in their careers and community life. Joining a close-knit group within a career specialization, students immerse themselves in a particular field, working closely with faculty, peers, Badger alumni, and other industry leaders who partner with the Wisconsin School of Business. This distinctive approach creates abundant opportunities for every student to develop leadership skills and build an enduring professional network.

We believe that all members of the MBA community—not just our female students—should have direct experience with accomplished women in a variety of fields. At the Wisconsin School of Business, we take specific steps to ensure that our educational and co-curricular programming reflects the strong presence of women in the business world. For example, we bring inspiring female leaders to campus to speak as part of the M. Keith Weikel Executive Leadership Speaker Series. Wisconsin MBA students learn from the knowledge and experiences of these influential leaders, and have the opportunity to network with them at receptions.

Financial Support for Outstanding Women

At the Wisconsin School of Business, we are committed to recruiting talented women who will contribute to a vibrant, inclusive MBA community. The Wisconsin MBA Program offers financial support with the cost of education to students who demonstrate leadership and a commitment to helping women advance in business and as community leaders. All accepted students will be considered for the Women in Business Award of Excellence, which may include a tuition award and scholarship.

Graduate Women in Business Builds Connections

Graduate Women in Business (GWIB) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is an active student organization that is dedicated to the support and empowerment of women in all MBA programs, including the Wisconsin Full-Time MBA, Evening MBA, and Executive MBA programs.

GWIB creates opportunities for members to network with Wisconsin School of Business alumni and board members, creating a stronger connection between Wisconsin MBA students and professionals in all fields of business.

Recent events hosted by GWIB include the following:

  • A diversity panel co-hosted with other MBA clubs at the Wisconsin School of Business
  • A women’s business alumni network event with UW–Madison, including women from the Wisconsin Full-Time MBA, Evening MBA, and Executive MBA programs
  • A networking event with the undergraduate Women in Business student organization
  • Private receptions and roundtables with influential female leaders who visit the Wisconsin School of Business for our Weikel Executive Leadership Speaker Series

GWIB also keeps women in the Wisconsin MBA Program up-to-date on professional development resources and articles about current events. Volunteer involvement in GWIB provides students with the opportunity to develop communication, teamwork, and leadership skills.