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.

Events for Current UW–Madison Students

The Wisconsin BBA Program hosts a number of pre-business events that will help you explore your interest in business and guide you through the pre-business application process. These workshops take a sequential approach, and prospective students are strongly encouraged to attend every workshop offered in this series.

BBA Involvement 101

This workshop helps students prepare for upcoming student organization fairs and learn how to identify academic and career opportunities. BBA Involvement 101 is part of WSB Welcome, a series of events designed to help first-year UW–Madison students discover all that the Wisconsin School of Business has to offer.

The next series of WSB Welcome events will take place in September, 2017. Please check back later for registration information.


Ignite is a one-day, on-campus event designed to help students ignite their business potential by participating in various business-related breakout sessions, including networking with Wisconsin BBA staff members and corporate sponsors. Ignite is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.

Pre-Business 101

This workshop, held in the fall, provides an overview of the Wisconsin BBA application process. Topics covered include factors and requirements for admission, tips on being a competitive applicant, spring course options, and BBA course requirements. Advance registration is required.

Pre-Business 102

This spring workshop for current UW–Madison students provides additional preparation for the Wisconsin BBA application process. Participants will learn how to create a polished, professional, one-page résumé. Advance registration is required.

Schedules and registration information will be available soon. Please check back for more information.

Pre-Business 103

The third workshop in the pre-business series, designed for current UW–Madison students who have already applied to the Wisconsin BBA Program, is held in the spring. This session provides strategies for selecting fall courses, information on taking summer courses, considerations for planning future study abroad, and ideas to jump-start career exploration.

Students must apply to the Wisconsin School of Business through the pre-business process to be eligible to attend. Advance registration is required.

Schedules and registration information will be available soon. Please check back for more information.

Events for High School Students

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 selected Monday and Friday afternoons throughout the semester. 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.

Family Visits Hosted by BBA Ambassadors

Prospective Wisconsin BBA students and their families can schedule a personalized visit hosted by 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.

The best way to get the most out of a family visit is to attend an information session (see above) first, if schedules permit. Then, return to campus for a custom-tailored visit with a BBA Ambassador. By attending an information session first, you will be better prepared to ask specific questions that are personalized to your needs and interests.

Together Forward Events

At Together Forward events hosted in various cities nationwide, Wisconsin BBA alumni share their personal perspectives on the program. These Business Badgers—who continue to be engaged with the Wisconsin School of Business—will explain how their curricular and co-curricular experiences prepared them for a successful career in business.

Participating alumni can also connect with students and families informally at a reception. The reception provides time for participants to network and build relationships with Wisconsin BBA alumni and/or staff.

Together Forward events are open to all prospective students and their families, whether they have already visited the UW–Madison campus or not.

Together Forward events (2016–2017 academic year)

Location Date Time
Courtyard Central Park/Residence Inn Central Park, 1717 Broadway, New York, NY 10019 Sept. 10, 2016 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Aloft Milwaukee Downtown, 1230 N Old World 3rd St., Milwaukee, WI 53212 Oct. 1, 2016 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus, 2815 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, IL 60523 Oct. 22, 2016 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown, 12 S 6th St., Minneapolis, MN 55402 Nov. 12, 2016 1:00–3:00 p.m.

There are no additional events scheduled for the current academic year. Please check back next fall to register for a future event.

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. We also welcome transfer students at our Together Forward events offered in various locations nationwide.

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

Learn more about admissions advising