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University of Wisconsin—Madison School of Business

Madison, WI
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The University of Wisconsin—Madison offers a unique and challenging MBA program, well suited to highly-focused students with clear career goals. Whereas most MBA programs require a wide array of course work in general management topics, the Wisconsin MBA curriculum is designed around career... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

2450 Grainger Hall

975 University Avenue

Madison, WI 53706

United States

Phone: 800-390-8043

Fax: 608-265-4192

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Curriculum / Academic Overview
Academic Calendar: Semester
Degrees Offered: PhD (5-years) MBA (full-time 2 years, evening 3 years, executive 2 years) MS in Finance: Applied Security Analysis (1 years) Graduate Real Estate Masters (2 years) Graduate Master of Accountancy - GMAcc (2-year program) Integrated Master of Accountancy - IMAcc (1-year integrated program with undergraduate degree)
Joint / Combined Degrees Offered: JD/MBA - 4 years
Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Finance, Investment Banking, JD/MBA - Dual Degree, Marketing, Product Management, Real Estate, Supply Chain Management
Study Abroad Options: For full-time MBAs: 10 days in January in Great Britain, Spain, United Arab Emeriates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, 6 days in Ireland in March. 5 days in March in Denmark and France. 10 days in the United Kingdom & Spain, China & Hong Kong in January. 14 days in May in Brazil, India. National University of Singapore Copenhagen Business School (Copenhagen, Denmark) ESCP-EAP (Paris, France) Norwegian School of Management-BI (Oslo, Norway) Annual study tours led by UW instructors and center directors - locations change every year Through the Global Real Estate Master(GREM) - HEC Paris, France; HKUST Business School, Hong Kong; and INCAE Business School.
Online Course Catalog: http://www.wisc.edu/grad/catalog/business/businessC.html
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Faculty

Total Faculty
72
Academic specialties of facultyURL
Corporate Finance & Investment Bankingbus.wisc.edu/mba/corporate-finance-investment-banking
Applied Security Analysis Programbus.wisc.edu/mba/applied-security-analysis
Arts Administrationbus.wisc.edu/mba/arts-administration
Brand and Product Managementbus.wisc.edu/mba/brand-product-management
Strategic Human Resource Managementbus.wisc.edu/mba/strategic-human-resource-management
Marketing Researchbus.wisc.edu/mba/marketing-research
Operations and Technology Managementbus.wisc.edu/mba/operations-technology-management
Real Estatebus.wisc.edu/mba/Real-Estate
Risk Management and Insurancebus.wisc.edu/mba/risk-management-insurance
Supply Chain Managementbus.wisc.edu/mba/supply-chain-management
Sustainability
Courses in Sustainability: Yes
Sustainability course is: Required
Description: http://bus.wisc.edu/mba/academics-and-programs/certificate-programs/sustainability GOAL: Provide graduate students the fundamental knowledge and skills to sustainably manage enterprises that integrate economic, environmental, and social dimensions into their decision-making. WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Graduate students from any school on the University of Wisconsin- Madison campus. OVERVIEW: The Graduate Certificate in Business, Environment, and Social Responsibility (BESR) offers a suite of courses addressing the interrelations between business and its natural and social environment. Certificate students will acquire knowledge of: ■Causes of environmental and social challenges as relating to business, and respective policy and business responses ■Frameworks and measurement systems for incorporating sustainability concerns into business analysis and decision-making ■Domains in which business activities and sustainability concerns intersect, and the management of these intersections Certificate students will acquire fundamental skills to: ■Analyze the causes of and responses to environmental and social problems, as well as develop and implement solutions to these problems as managers and policymakers ■Identify and apply frameworks for effectively incorporating sustainability considerations into the analysis and decision-making of managers and policymakers ■Analyze where and how environmental and social issues intersect with business, as well as develop and implement solutions for managing these intersections As determined by each student’s individual course path, students will acquire deeper knowledge and skills in select domains such as systems designs, risk management, green real estate, and more. Students are also encouraged to participate in a variety of events and activities that provide a forum to exchange ideas and connect the business community with students and faculty interested in sustainability. The BESR certificate is one example of the Wisconsin School of Business’ efforts to develop and disseminate insights into sustainability related issues. In the 2009-2010 Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey, the Wisconsin School of Business was ranked 17th in the world in business schools committed to environmental and social stewardship.
Research Opportunities in Sustainability: Yes
Description: Several faculty are actively engaged in research on various aspects of sustainability. Our sustainability research output was ranked 8th in the world on the Beyond Grey Pinstripes bi-annual survey.
School's environmental commitment:  
1: Graduate Certificate in Business, Environment and Social Responsibility: The Graduate Certificate in Business, Environment, and Social Responsibility (BESR) offers a suite of courses addressing the interrelations between business and its natural and social environment. Students will acquire knowledge and skills in * identifying causes of environmental and social challenges as they relate to business * structuring decision making processes to frame and incorporate these challenges in business decisions * analyzing and positively leveraging the interdependencies between business and its natural and social environment The portfolio of courses offered in the certificate provides students with a balance of fact knowledge, theoretical understanding, and skills. Students are also encouraged to participate in a variety of events and activities that provide a forum to exchange ideas and connect the business community with students and faculty interested in sustainability. This is a 12-credit certificate that is open to Graduate students from any school on the UW-Madison campus. http://bus.wisc.edu/degrees-programs/certificates/graduate/sustainability
2: Net Impact Madison: The Net Impact Madison allows students to become a part of the local chapter of a global network of emerging leaders committed to using the power of business to create a better world.
3: The New "Green" Addition to Grainger Hall: The $40.5 million, four-story addition to Grainger Hall, home of the Wisconsin MBA, was built to meet or exceed today's standards for sustainability. Special features include no-net gain in storm-water runoff, high efficiency building systems, use of recycled materials and incorporating daylight into more than 90% of the new space.
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Academic Support Services Offered
Non-US Student Support Groups:Yes
Description:Graduate International Business Association The principal purpose of the association shall be to encourage and promote involvement in international business education and practice, as well as international understanding, cooperation and goodwill, among students in the Graduate School of Business of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, its graduates and the communities they serve. Activities: International Case Competition, International Potluck, Sessions on Global Business Issues, Career Information Sessions, Business and Social Networking.
Women Support Groups:Yes
Description:The mission of Graduate Women in Business is: •To help members develop the skills and connections they need to succeed in business and in life •To offer social events for members to network with each other, alumni, and local businesswomen •To give back to the UW and Madison communities through recruiting efforts and service projects Activities: Fall Welcome Reception, Fall & Spring Pre-TAPS, Expanding Your Horizons service event, Career Panel and Mock Interviews with undergrad Women in Business, Spring Panel with local businesswomen, Networking with Madison Women in Business Council
Minority Support Groups:Yes
Description:http://bus.wisc.edu/mba/why-wisconsin/diversity Diversity In Business is a group of graduate business students from a variety of ethnic and geographical backgrounds. The mission of the organization is to promote diversity and leadership on campus, within the community, and in corporate organizations.
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:Yes
Description:Out for Business is a social, educational, and career development resource for Wisconsin MBA LGBT business students, alumni, faculty and administrators, and the greater business community. The group aims to create an inclusive and diverse atmosphere at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin School of Business, promote positive visibility on the UW campus for LGBT business students, act as career resource for current business students through networking and mentorship, address diversity issues specific to LGBT business students, and provide a contact point for gay-friendly firms.
Academic Prep Programs for Incoming Students:Yes
Peer Tutoring Programs:Yes
Description:Business Learning Center http://bus.wisc.edu/bba/academics-and-programs/academic-support Academic Support for the Wisconsin School of Business is facilitated through the Business Learning Center. The Business Learning Center (BLC) provides supplemental tutorials and office hours for select business-related courses. Although BLC tutorials are open to all students, enrollment is limited and registration is required in order to attend either office hours or the group tutorials. Supplemental materials (handouts, etc.) used in BLC sessions are available to all students whether or not they are registered with the BLC and are available online. Registration is required prior to attending a BLC tutorial.
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Degrees / Programs

  • Academic Experience Rating:
    96
  • Part Time Program:
    No
  • Evening Program:
    Yes
  • Executive MBA:
    Yes
  • Online MBA:
    No

Faculty

  • Total Faculty:
    72
  • Full-Time Faculty:
    90.3%
  • Part-Time Faculty:
    9.7%
  • Female Faculty:
    27.8%
  • Minority Faculty:
    12.5%

Academic Services Offered

  • Academic Prep Programs:
    Yes
  • Peer Tutoring:
    Yes
  • Minority Support Groups:
    Yes
  • Women Support Groups:
    Yes
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