University of Wisconsin--Madison

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2450 Grainger Hall, 975 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

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Business School Overview

U.S. News Rankings

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#27 Best Business Schools


#24 in Part-time MBA

Business School Overview

The School of Business at University of Wisconsin--Madison offers these departments and concentrations: arts administration, finance, human resources management, insurance, marketing, production/operations management, portfolio management, real estate, and supply chain management/logistics. Its tuition is full-time: $13,184 per year (in-state); full-time: $26,678 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $20,824 per year (in-state); part-time: $20,824 per year (out-of-state); executive: $38,750 per year (in-state); and executive: $38,750 per year (out-of-state). At graduation, 75.5 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

Rather than offer a more general M.B.A. sequence, the University of Wisconsin—Madison’s Wisconsin School of Business has designed its M.B.A. program around career specializations. The school believes that greater expertise in a focused area will bring more value to the firms that students enter once they graduate. Students in the full-time M.B.A. program can choose specializations such as Brand and Product Management, Marketing Research, and Operations and Technology Management, among others.

Along with a full-time program, the Wisconsin School of Business also offers specialized graduate programs in Actuarial Science, Global Real Estate, Quantitative Finance, and Accountancy, as well as a part-time M.B.A., executive M.B.A., and Ph.D. program. The school also offers a customizable executive M.B.A. experience known as The Manager’s Program. Companies have the opportunity to partner with the school in order to offer select employees an executive education that integrates work and class projects.

The school offers more than 30 graduate student organizations including the Business Action for Sustainable Enterprise and the International Business Student Association. The Wisconsin School of Business has more than 37,000 alumni worldwide and some of the most notable include Donald Goerke, the inventor of SpaghettiOs; David Lesar, chairman, president, and CEO of Halliburton Energy Services; and Richard Notebaert, former chairman and CEO of telecommunications firms Qwest Communications, International, Inc., Tellabs, Inc., and Ameritech Corp.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) April 28
Application deadline (international students) April 2
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arts administration production/operations management
finance portfolio management
human resources management real estate
insurance supply chain management/logistics

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 193
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)



full-time: $13,184 per year (in-state)
full-time: $26,678 per year (out-of-state)
part-time: $20,824 per year (in-state)
part-time: $20,824 per year (out-of-state)
executive: $38,750 per year (in-state)
executive: $38,750 per year (out-of-state)

Required fees (full-time) $1,130 per year
Required fees (part-time) $2,760 per year
Required fees (executive degree program) $5,000 per year


Average base salary $95,066
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 75.5%

* Business School Overview details based on 2013 data

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