Prepare Application Materials
Pre-Business Admission Pathway for Current UW-Madison Students
When reviewing your application, the Wisconsin BBA admissions team looks at your qualifications holistically, considering your academic and non-academic strengths, talents, and gifts.
The following information will help you to prepare a competitive and timely application for admission. We also offer a number of resources that can help you during your application process, including pre-business events, downloadable guides, and other resources.
The pre-business advising team is available to support you and answer your questions. You can connect with staff and peer advisors at large-group sessions, by email, and in one-on-one advising sessions.
Key Dates for Pre-Business Admission
March 15, 2017
BBA admission application opens at 8:00 a.m. CT
March 24, 2017
BBA admission application closes at 4:00 p.m. CT
July 1, 2017
Application decisions announced
New admits officially become Wisconsin BBA students
at BBA Induction
Pre-Business Application Requirements
Getting Help with Your Wisconsin BBA Application
The Wisconsin BBA Program offers many resources to support you during your application process.
The Wisconsin BBA Program hosts a number of pre-business events that are designed specifically to guide current UW–Madison students through the pre-business application process. These workshops take a sequential approach, and we recommend that prospective students who wish to be competitive applicants attend all three.
Best Practices for Résumés
Résumé Resource Guide for BBA Admission Application: This downloadable online resource offers best practices for the content and format of your résumé and complements our pre-business events.
Résumania: This two-week event provides students the opportunity to have their nearly finalized résumés professionally reviewed before submitting an application to the Wisconsin School of Business. Make sure you use the guidelines provided in the Résumé Resource Guide (see above) to develop your résumé before coming in to have it reviewed. Résumania is scheduled for Feb. 20–March 3, 2017, offering drop-in times Mon.–Fri. from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tips for Writing Admission Essays
UW Writing Center: The center offers workshops to help you improve your admission essays.
McBurney Disability Resource Center: Students with disabilities eligible for testing accommodations through the McBurney Disability Resource Center should contact Ruben Mota at email@example.com as soon as possible, but no later than March 1, to discuss any accommodations that might be needed in the application process. This is especially recommended for students using adaptive technology devices. Please note that accommodations may not be possible after March 1.
Learn more about admissions advising
The Wisconsin BBA Program offers many resources to support you during the application process, including direct access to pre-business advisors who can provide personalized support.