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The School of Business at University of Wisconsin--Madison

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) April 27
Application deadline (international students) April 27
Application fee $56

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 30.3% - Low
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA 3.33 - Medium
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.79-3.8
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 103
Average GMAT score 680 - High
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 630-730
Students with prior work experience 110
Average work experience (months) 61

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 86.2%
Average age of new entrants 30
Average undergraduate GPA 3.12
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.67-3.55
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 44
Average GMAT score 586
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 500-655
Students with prior work experience 47
Average work experience (months) 87

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
100 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
We holistically evaluate each candidate and consider their passion for their selected area of specialization, their ability to be academically successful, their leadership potential and their career goals. Additional review is given to letters of recommendation, work experience, community service and time spent volunteering, undergraduate records, standardized test scores and essay answers.
Executive program
Candidates must have at least 8 years of business experience and approval from their current employer. In addition to the online application, we require two letters of recommendation and undergraduate transcripts. Admissions interviews are on an invitation only basis. The GMAT exam is not required. Applications are accepted September through August
Part-time program
Candidates must have two years full-time work experience and an online application as well as GMAT score, two recommendations, two essays, and undergraduate transcripts. Admissions interviews by invitation only. Applications will be evaluated based on an applicant's academic and professional qualifications, good fit with the general management major and the lock-step cohort program structure.
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Erin Nickelsburg
Full-time program phone (800) 390-8043
Full-time program E-mail mba@bus.wisc.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​bus.​wisc.​edu/​mba/​
Executive program phone (608) 263-1169
Executive program E-mail emba@bus.wisc.edu
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​bus.​wisc.​edu/​execmba/​
Part-time program phone (608) 263-1169
Part-time program E-mail emba@bus.wisc.edu
Part-time program website http:/​/​www.​bus.​wisc.​edu/​evemba/​
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(13) Departments/concentrations
actuarial science management information systems
arts administration production/operations management
finance portfolio management
human resources management real estate
insurance supply chain management/logistics
manufacturing and technology management other
marketing
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand finance, marketing, production/operations management, real estate, supply chain management/logistics
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, part-time evenings and weekends, traditional executive MBA
Joint programs available law

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Wisconsin aims to be the school of choice for MBA students with a clear career objective. It is uniquely structured, offering a focused approach to specialized business disciplines. Students select one of our 10 career specializations. The first year is spent developing a strong business management foundation while the second year primarily focuses on strategy and career specialization coursework.
Executive program
The first year brings students up-to-date on the latest business practices and theory with courses in management, economics, finance, marketing, ethics, negotiations, and corporate governance. The second year focuses on emerging strategic and global issues with an emphasis in global business trends, business strategy, and financial management. An international trip is a degree requirement.
Part-time program
The Wisconsin Evening MBA program's focus is a general management degree offered in a lock-step cohort structure. Classes meet twice a week for 32 months. Core and advanced classes are offered in marketing, operations, management, finance and accounting. An international trip is a degree requirement.
Part-time distance learning program N/A
 

Business School Ranking

#25 Best Business Schools

(3) Ranking by Specialties

#24 in Marketing
#21 in Part-time M.B.A.
#20 in Supply Chain / Logistics

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 64
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.5
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Acceptance rate 30.3% - Low
Average starting salary and bonus $105,333 - High
Average undergraduate GPA 3.33 - Medium
Average GMAT score 680 - High
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 76.8% - High
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 91.1% - High
Enrollment (full-time) 228
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 391

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 228
Minority students 16.2%
International students 12.3%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 163
Minority students 15.3%
International students 1.8%
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Erin Nickelsburg
Financial aid phone (608) 262-4000

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $11,752 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $25,678 per year (out-of-state)
Part-time: $19,980 per year (in-state)
Part-time: $19,980 per year (out-of-state)
Required fees $1,079 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $14,200
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class N/A

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships N/A
Teaching assistantships N/A
Research assistantships N/A
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

University of Wisconsin--Madison has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 120
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 112
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 76.8% - High
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 91.1% - High

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 92
Low base salary $45,000
Average base salary $91,229
High base salary $125,200

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $45,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $91,546
High base salary: U.S citizen $125,200

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $68,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $84,250
High base salary: Foreign nationals $94,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 71
Low signing bonus $1,000
Average signing bonus $18,276
High signing bonus $50,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $1,000
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $18,715
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $50,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $5,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $8,333
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $15,000

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 44
Low other compensation $1,000
Average other compensation $11,756
High other compensation $45,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $1,000
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $12,018
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $45,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
High other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 37
Marketing/sales low salary $53,000
Marketing/sales average salary $91,291
Marketing/sales high salary $108,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 13
Operations/production low salary $70,000
Operations/production average salary $91,112
Operations/production high salary $125,200
Number reporting general management jobs 5
General management low salary $65,000
General management average salary $96,250
General management high salary $120,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 34
Finance/accounting low salary $75,000
Finance/accounting average salary $93,831
Finance/accounting high salary $110,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 1
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 5
Consulting low salary $45,000
Consulting average salary $80,400
Consulting high salary $100,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 3
Human resources low salary N/A
Human resources average salary N/A
Human resources high salary N/A
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 3
Other occupations low salary N/A
Other occupations average salary N/A
Other occupations high salary N/A

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 6
Manufacturing low salary $70,000
Manufacturing average salary $86,591
Manufacturing high salary $97,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 1

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 9
Northeast low salary $65,000
Northeast average salary $100,222
Northeast high salary $120,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 7
Middle Atlantic low salary $45,000
Middle Atlantic average salary $88,857
Middle Atlantic high salary $103,000
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 9
South low salary $67,000
South average salary $88,333
South high salary $97,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 57
Midwest low salary $53,000
Midwest average salary $89,495
Midwest high salary $110,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 8
Southwest low salary $85,000
Southwest average salary $92,825
Southwest high salary $97,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 9
West low salary $75,000
West average salary $95,314
West high salary $125,200
Number reporting jobs located internationally N/A
International low salary N/A
International average salary N/A
International high salary N/A
 


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