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Wisconsin School of Business MBA
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Wisconsin School of Business MBA


List of Courses Offered

The following courses form the concentrations of the Wisconsin School of Business MBA:

  • Arts Administration
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Insurance
  • Marketing
  • Production/Operations Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Real Estate
  • Supply Chain Management/Logistics.


  • Students can complete the full-time MBA program in 2 years (21 months) including a summer internship.

Cost Structure

  • Tuition for the full-time MBA program is $17,452 per year for U.S. resident students and $35,316 per year for non-U.S. resident students.
  • For the part-time MBS, U.S. resident students pay $18,783 per year while their international counterparts pay $18,783 per year.
  • For the executive program, U.S. resident students pay $37,622 per year while non-resident students pay $37,622 per year.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Academic background: Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree to be considered eligible for enrollment into the program.
  • Work experience: Work experience is not a prerequisite for admission into the program.
  • Language: International students are required to prove their English proficiency through TOEFL, IELTS or PTE test scores.



  • Ranked No. 12 for public universities in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, 2018
  • Ranked No. 24 among Forbes Best Business Schools
  • Ranked No. 7 among public undergraduate business programs by U.S. News & World Report, 2018
  • Ranked No. 16 among public full-time MBA programs by U.S. News & World Report, 2019
  • Ranked No. 17 among public universities by Bloomberg Businessweek, 2016
  • Ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for return on investment by U.S. News & World Report, 2016
  • Ranked No. 19 among public part-time MBA programs by U.S. News & World Report, 2019
  • Ranked No. 71 in Global MBA Ranking by Financial Times.

GMAT Requirements

  • Applicants are required to submit GMAT test scores to be considered eligible for admission.
  • Though the program does not state a minimum GMAT score, the average test score is 670.

Class Profile

  • Total enrollment for this program is 79
  • Students enrolled in this program have an average of 5 years of work experience
  • The average age of students enrolled in the program is 28
  • The percentage of female students enrolled in the program is 30% while male students form 62% of the student body
  • The percentage of international students enrolled in the program is 27%


Scholarships and financial assistance offered by the school include:

  • Merit-based scholarships: These include the Global Leadership Award, the Dean’s Fellowship, the Military MBA scholarship, etc.
  • Need-based financial assistance: These include loans which eligible students may apply for through FAFSA and international student funding options which can be accessed from the program’s international student’s service website.

Acceptance Rate

  • The acceptance rate for the program is 26%.

Application Deadlines

The deadline for application for the program is:

  • Fall 2019: April 10.

Application Procedure

To apply for the program, applicants must follow these procedures.

  • Submission of official transcripts
  • Submission of standardized test scores (GMAT or GRE)
  • Proof of test English proficiency through TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE tests scores (for international students)
  • Submission of application essays
  • Completion and submission of the online application via the program’s application portal

Frequently Asked Questions

Q 1: Can I request a waiver for the GMAT or GRE requirements?

Ans: No. All candidates are required to submit a test score for either GMAT or GRE without exceptions.

Q 2: Is there a minimum GMAT score?

Ans: Though a minimum GMAT score is not stated on the program website, the average score is  670.

Q 3: Is there a minimum GPA score?

Ans: No. However, students with less than 3.0 are admitted with probation status

Q 4: Are there any veteran benefits?

Ans:  Military students with three years on active duty experience receive a waiver of application fee. The Post 9/11 GI Bill also applies to qualified veterans in terms of the tuition fee.

Q 5:  Is the program accredited?

Ans:  Yes. The program is accredited by the AACSB.

Contact Details

  • Grainger Hall
  • 975 University Avenue
  • Madison, WI 53706
  • +1 608-262-1550
  • Admissions Phone: +1 608-262-4000
  • Admissions Email: mba@wsb.wisc.edu

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