You are invited to join the Wisconsin BBA Program for on-campus admissions events, which are custom-built to meet your needs and answer your questions. These events will familiarize you with the program as an applicant and later, as a Wisconsin BBA student.

You can also learn more about the BBA program by connecting with our admissions advising team.

When you arrive on campus, use the map linked below to locate the BBA Admissions Office in Grainger Hall.

Events for High School Students

Family Visits Hosted by BBA Ambassadors

Prospective Wisconsin BBA students and their families that prefer an individualized visit option are welcome to meet with one of our BBA Ambassadors. The BBA Ambassadors are current students who are happy to answer your questions about the admissions process, the student experience, and the features and benefits of the Wisconsin BBA Program.

High school seniors that have applied to UW-Madison are encouraged to attend a personalized family visit hosted by a BBA Ambassador.

Information Sessions and Tours

The Wisconsin School of Business hosts BBA information sessions, which include a tour of Grainger Hall, for high school students on select Monday and Friday afternoons throughout the semester and summer months. These sessions, which last approximately one-and-a-half hours, provide a comprehensive overview of the program, including pathways to admission, employment statistics, and unique aspects of the Wisconsin BBA Program.

To register, view the available times and dates for a Wisconsin BBA Program information session and register online for the session you choose. If you prefer, you can register for a general visit to the UW–Madison campus.

The Wisconsin BBA Program is hosting summer information sessions between June – August 2019. Registration for these sessions will be available on Visit Bucky starting in mid-May.

Direct Admit Programming

In addition to the events above, H.S. Seniors offered Direct Admission to the Wisconsin School of Business may register for the following events to learn more about the next steps to becoming a Business Badger at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Online Direct Admit Session: This interactive session features an overview of steps to take following direct admission to the School of Business, advice from current students, and an opportunity to ask questions of staff and students in a convenient on-line setting.

Offering: January 23, 2020 and April 23, 2020.

Online Direct Admit Topic Sessions: These 30 minute online interactive sessions will highlight how current Business Badgers established their new communities, attended cutting edge courses, and obtained internships, all with the support of the School’s student services teams. Sign up for one or more of these online sessions to ask your questions and learn about our variety of opportunities.

Offering: February – April, 2020

Direct Admit Days: Direct admit students seeking a more in-depth look at the Wisconsin School of Business are invited to attend this on-campus half-day event. With a focus on academic majors and the current-student experience, guests can create their own agenda, learn about familiar majors, or explore new ones.

Offerings: February 7 and April 17, 2020.

Guests cannot register for these events until they have been offered Direct Admission to the Wisconsin School of Business.

Events for Current UW–Madison Students

The Wisconsin BBA Program hosts a number of events for Pre-Business students that will help you explore your interest in business and enhance your experience at UW–Madison.

You will find registration information for all of the events in the Pre-Business Experience Course in Canvas, under Module 7: Events and Registration.

Get Started

  • Students who are assigned to the Pre-Business advising team or attended SOAR with the School of Business have already been added to the course. In order to access the course, you will need to first accept your invitation. Follow these instructions to accept your invitation in Canvas if you haven’t already.
  • If you are not assigned to the Pre-Business advising team or don’t have access to the Canvas course, follow these instructions to self-enroll.

Access Canvas to Register for Events

Pre-Business Series Events

These events are designed to guide you as you prepare to submit your Wisconsin BBA application. It is our expectation that you attend these events to make the most of your Pre-Business experience and to feel as informed and prepared as possible.

  • Pre-Business 101: This workshop provides an overview of the Wisconsin BBA application process and academic readiness.
    • Offerings: Oct. – Nov.
  • Pre-Business 102: This spring workshop is designed to help students create a polished, professional, one-page résumé.
    • Offerings: Feb.
  • Pre-Business 103: This spring workshop is designed to help students critically analyze, draft and format a formal essay prompt response.
    • Offerings: Feb.
  • Pre-Business 104: A workshop designed to provide students with important information after they have applied to the BBA program, including strategies for selecting fall courses, next steps after admission decisions are made, and looking ahead to study abroad and career exploration.
    • Offerings: April

Access Canvas to Register for Events

“Enhance your Experience” Events

In addition to the Pre-Business Series events, designed to help you prepare for your BBA application, you can enhance your undergraduate experience by participating in other supplemental events hosted by either the BBA Program or our campus partners. Attendance at these events is encouraged but optional.

  • BBA Involvement 101: In this workshop, current BBA student leaders will provide an overview of what involvement looks like in the BBA Program, both for pre-business and newly admitted students, as well as provide resources that will help you navigate all of the involvement opportunities.
    • Offerings: Sept.
  • JCPenney Suit Up: Prepare for the Career and Internship Fair or that next interview by taking advantage of an additional 40% discount at the Suit Up event hosted by UW-Madison in partnership with your local JCPenney store.
    • Offering: Sept.
  • Career & Internship Fair: The Fair connects nearly 3,500 highly-qualified UWMadison students from over 100 majors with 300+ employers from around the world. This is a fantastic opportunity for employers to talk with undergraduate and graduate students seeking internships and full-time employment.
    • Offering: Sept.
  • Student Abroad Business Badgers: Learn about studying abroad through the Wisconsin School of Business!
    • Offering: Sept. – Nov.
  • Major Expedition: Participants will explore majors within the School of Business while learning from and networking with faculty, staff and alumni.
    • Offering: Oct.
  • Advising Learning Lab (A.L.L): The Lab will focus on spring course enrollment, reviewing DARS, and going over the enrollment tools in a group advising of up to 12 students per session.
    • Offerings: Nov.
  • 2018 Pre-Business Case Competition Sponsored by Procter & Gamble: During this two day event you will have a chance to learn about P&G’s approach to diversity and inclusion, network with P&G Badger Alums, and participate in tackling a real-world business problem P&G currently faces.
    • Offering: Nov.

Access Canvas to Register for Events

Events for Transfer Students

Transfer Student Visit Days

Information sessions specific to transfer students are typically offered once a month in conjunction with the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at UW–Madison. Transfer students get an overview of the University, learn about the transfer process, and tour campus with a student guide.

In the afternoon, transfer students with an interest in business can choose to spend an hour at the Wisconsin School of Business, where they gain insights into the various transfer requirements for the Wisconsin BBA Program.

Transfer students who cannot join us for Transfer Student Visit Day may wish to participate in UW–Madison’s campus visit program, featuring an admissions information session and/or campus tour.

Meeting with a Transfer Admissions Counselor

Prospective transfer students often have specific questions related to transfer admission and transfer credits. During your visit to campus, we encourage you to meet with a UW–Madison transfer admissions counselor. You can set up a one-on-one appointment with a transfer admissions counselor through the Office of Admissions and Recruiting at UW–Madison.

For transfer questions that are specific to the Wisconsin BBA Program, please contact a pre-business admissions advisor.

Other Ways to Connect with the Wisconsin BBA Program

Transfer students can also learn about the program by scheduling a campus visit—featuring an admissions information session and campus tour—or an individualized family visit with a BBA Ambassador. See the “Events for High School Students” section above to learn more and register.

Need help with your Wisconsin BBA application? You can get personalized assistance from a staff or peer admissions advisor.

Learn more about admissions advising