The Midwest Undergraduate Business Summit is a conference designed to spark collaboration from business schools throughout the region to create better leaders for tomorrow. This is the first year that MUBS is being held and it was originally inspired by Emory University's UBSLC.
What to Expect:
- Learn from speakers from large area businesses
- Compete in a case competition to challenge students to apply their knowledge to real world applications
- Participate in leadership round-tables where students can have personal conversations with business professionals
- Expand the reach of your business school through student leaders from the Midwest
- Build a leadership network of students that will enhance collaboration between business school networks and drive innovation
- Attend question and answer sessions with guest speakers and experienced business professionals
- On campus facilities and delicious food accommodations
- Have the opportunity to network with business student leaders from around the region
Thursday, October 16th
4:00-4:30pm: Welcome | Grainger 3335
▪ Mimi Mei - Executive Director
▪ Brian Lauscher - Assistant Director
▪ Joann Peck - Associate Dean of Undergraduate Program, Wisconsin School of Business
4:30-5:30pm: Keynote Speaker | Grainger 3335
▪ Jason Pisarik - Chief Accounting Officer, CUNA Mutual Group
6:00pm: Dinner | Porta Bella Restaurant
Friday, October 17th
8:00-8:45am: Breakfast | Undergrad Lounge
9:00-10:00am: Executive Panel | Plenary Room
10:00-11:00am: Company Presentations | Plenary Room
11:00-11:45am: Career Tables | Capitol Conference Room
11:45-1:30pm: Leadership Roundtables & Lunch | Misc. Rooms
1:30-2:15pm: Networking Session | Capitol Conference Room
2:15-2:45pm: Coffee Break | Undergrad Lounge
2:45-3:00pm: Case Competition Introduction | Plenary Room
3:00-5:00pm: Case Competition Preparation | Misc. Room
5:00-7:00pm: Case Competition Presentations | Plenary Room
7:00pm: Dinner | Capitol Conference Room
Saturday, October 18th
9:00-9:45am: Breakfast | Undergrad Lounge
9:45am: Meet outside Plenary Room
10:00-12:00pm: Team Building Workshop | Ogg Hall Main Lounge
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch | Gordon Commons
1:00-1:45pm: School Presentations | Room 3335
1:45-2:15pm: Conference Pictures | Wisconsin School of Business Courtyard
2:15-3:00pm: Career workshop | Room 3335
3:00-3:30pm: Coffee Break | Undergrad Lounge
3:30pm-4:30pm: Leadership workshop | Room 3335
▪ UW-Madison Center for Leadership and Involvement
4:30pm-5:15pm: Endnote Speaker | Room 3335
▪ Becci Menghini - Chief of Staff to the Chancellor
5:15-5:30pm: Conference closing | Room 3335
Each Midwest business school is invited to send three students who represent leadership in their communities. It is up to each school to select students who they feel are best qualified to meet the summit's objectives.
Registration payment is due by October 9th and is $175 per student. Applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis until the conference reaches full capacity.
Click here to register for the conference!
Wisconsin BBA students, register here!
Registration costs cover:
- Key note speaker
- Dinner on Thursday
- Lunch on Friday
- Dinner on Friday
- Lunch on Saturday
- Leadership Roundtables
- Case competition
- Leadership Team-building Course
To register more than 1 person at a time, you will need to complete the form multiple times. You will need the following delegate information for the application:
- T-shirt size
- Major/Year in school
- Student Bio
You can input student information until October 13th.
*Please note that to guarantee a t-shirt, we must receive your application by October 1, 2014.
Our block of rooms with the Hampton Inn & Suites has now been let go, however, there are plenty of local hotels available for students to stay.
We recommend the following hotels for students attending the summit. Click here for a list of local hotels at reduced prices provided through Kayak.com. If you will have a vehicle during your stay, we can work with you to arrange parking on campus. If you will not have a vehicle during your stay, we will assist in finding transportation for you to the summit.
1.0 mile The Edgewater Hotel - from $172, walking distance
1001 Wisconsin Place
Madison, WI 53703
2.9 miles Holiday Inn Express - from $125
722 John Nolen Drive Service Rd
Madison, WI 53713
2.9 miles Sheraton Madison Hotel - from $152, shuttle possible
706 John Nolen Drive Service Road
Madison, WI 53713
4.5 miles Quality Inn and Suites - from $104
2969 Cahill Main
Madison, WI 53711
6.1 miles Best Western West Towne Suites - from $77
650 Grand Canyon Dr
Madison, WI 53719
6.3 miles AmericInn Lodge & Suites Madison West - from $120
516 Grand Canyon Dr
Madison, WI 53719
Mimi Mei - Executive Director
Mimi is the Vice President of Programming for BBA Gov and is in her second year of a three year plan majoring in Marketing and Management & Human Resources with an Emphasis in Entrepreneurship and a Leadership Certificate. She recently completed a marketing and risk management internship at Dross Countryside Insurance in Merton, Wisconsin. Mimi currently works for Anton's Salon and MSpa as a Salon Coordinator, and has held that position for the past two-and-a-half years. Mimi has a horse named Murphy and she has been horseback riding for thirteen years.
Brian Lauscher - Assistant Director
Brian is President of BBA Gov and is a junior majoring in Finance, Investment & Banking and Real Estate with a certificate in leadership. This is Brian's third year in BBA Gov and his second year serving as president. Brian has been involved in the coordination of efforts, sponsorship, and school outreach for the summit. Additionally, Brian works for the Office of Admissions and Recruiting for the Wisconsin School of Business as a Lead Ambassador for the BBA Program. Brian just joined a Bollywood Fusion Dance team, enjoys swimming, and team trivia.
Nick Sanders - Registration Liason
Nick is a sophomore majoring in Finance, Investment & Banking and Real Estate. He is the Registration Liaison for MUBS, where he has created the registration forms and updated the forms. Nick is also the Public Relations Chair for BBA Gov. Additionally, Nick works as a Student Assistant in the Financial Management Office for the Wisconsin School of Business He spends his free time on the lake with his family during the summer.
Varshaya Visvanatha - Case Competition Chair
Varshaya is a sophomore majoring in Accounting and Finance, Investment & Banking at the Wisconsin School of Business. Originally from California, Varshaya is learning to love the Wisconsin cold. She is currently involved in BBA Government as the case competition chair and administrative chair, and Tangled Up In Blue A Cappella. In her spare time, she loves to visit the food carts on State Street for really good Pad Thai.
Stephanie Volesky - T-Shirt and Gifts Chair
Stephanie is a sophomore at the Wisconsin School of Business majoring in Finance, Investment & Banking and Supply Chain Management. She has been supporting the Midwest Undergraduate Business Summit through creation and organization of the t-shirt designs, organizing the leadership workshop, and obtaining sponsor and attendee gifts. Additionally, Stephanie is currently on an intramural volleyball team.
Emily Nelson - Vice President of Marketing and Marketing Chair
Emily is Vice President of Marketing for BBA Gov and is a sophomore majoring in Marketing and Management and Human Resources, with a specialization in Supply Chain Management and certificates in Spanish and Leadership. She is from DeForest, Wisconsin and she has been working on marketing the conference to students at the Wisconsin School of Business. Emily just spent the summer in Croatia as an intern.
Brent Reilly - Website Coordinator
Brent is a sophomore majoring in Actuarial Science and Risk Management & Insurance at the Wisconsin School of Business. As the Website Coordinator for MUBS, Brent has been involved in creating content, updating content, and solving problems with the website. Brent is from Sussex, Wisconsin and enjoys running.
AJ Hipke - Vice President of Advocacy and Event Contributor
AJ is Vice President of Advocacy for BBA Gov and is currently a junior majoring in Finance and Economics. AJ is from White Lake, Wisconsin and currently works as a Financial Advisor Intern at Aerie Preferred Financial Group. As an Executive Board Member for BBA Gov, AJ has helped with the Midwest Undergraduate Business Summit in a supporting role. AJ enjoys the outdoors, going on runs, and when the season changes to fall.
Suzanne Marovec - Corporate Partners Chair
Suzanne is a sophomore majoring in Marketing and Music. Suzanne has studied high level math classes during her time at UW-Madison and is currently the Advertising Chair for BBA Gov, where she focuses on marketing events for the School of Business. She is a strong music enthusiast who plays the trombone in the University of Wisconsin Marching Band.
Matt Mirsberger - Food, Hotel, and Accommodations Chair
Matt is the Vice President of Finance for BBA Gov and is a sophomore majoring in Accounting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with plans to complete the Integrated Master of Accountancy degree. He serves as the Food, Hotel, and Accommodations Committee Chair for the Midwest Undergraduate Business Summit and is responsible for negotiating hotel arrangements, as well as dining. Some of his hobbies include Badger athletics, tennis, and socializing with friends.
BBA Gov and the Wisconsin School of Business
The Midwest Undergraduate Business Summit is hosted by the Wisconsin BBA Student Government of the Wisconsin School of Business (BBA Gov). BBA Gov is a growing government that is interested in continuing to explore the many opportunities available with in the Midwestern business schools.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Are students encouraged to bring a case or project to the summit?
The case study that we will be conducting at the summit will require no preparation - all case work will be complete within the allotted time. With that said, we do encourage students to bring cases/projects/ideas to share and discuss with other conference attendees. This will help students create connections that will last beyond the summit.
2. What are the options and rates for available hotels specifically for the conference?
We recommend attendees stay at the Hampton Inn and Suites (440 W Johnson St), which is in the heart of downtown-campus and a short 10 minute walk to the school of business. At this point, our block of rooms has been let go, however room rates are still held at $139/night for double queen rooms and $159/night for king rooms with sleeper sofa. These reduced rates are much lower than other hotels in the area if you book through our link. We can have up to four attendees in a room - if you would like us to pair your school with another school we are able to do that to help bring down the cost.
3. In what ways are students able to network with business professionals at the summit?
We will have business leadership panels, leadership roundtable events, dinner networking events, a small career-fair for attendees, and other sponsored events throughout the conference with business professionals. Businesses in attendance include:
- CUNA Mutual Group
- American Family Insurance
- Telephone and Data Systems
- Nord Gear
- Anthony International
- Robert W. Baird
- Northwestern Mutual
4. How do I contact the Planning Committee?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond within the same or the next business day.
We are more than willing to help with any problems or concerns that you may have regarding the conference. This could be anything from general inquires, roommate pairings, or travel directions. Feel free to email email@example.com and we will respond promptly.
The address of the Wisconsin School of Business is:
975 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706