• Deadlines
  • Re-Applicant
  • International Applicant
  • Consortium (CGSM) Applicant
  • Joint and Dual Degrees

Deadlines for Fall 2016 Admission

The application for Fall 2016 Admission will open on September 1, 2015.

Application Due For Decision Date Enrollment Deposit Due
November 2, 2015
  • First-round application deadline 
December 9, 2015 April 15, 2016
January 4, 2016
  • Second-round application deadline 
  • Merit based aid priority consideration deadline
February 10, 2016 April 15, 2016
February 2, 2016
  • Arts Administration MBA candidates only: for the career specialization in arts administration, this is the only application deadline.  Anyone who submits early will be reviewed and considered in this round.
March 9, 2016 April 15, 2016
March 1, 2016
  • Third-round application deadline
April 6, 2016 April 25, 2016
April 11, 2016
  • Fourth-round application deadline
  • Final-round deadline for international candidates
May 11, 2016 May 27, 2016
After April 11, 2016
  • Applications will still be accepted as space permits
Rolling Soon after your admission to the program
To be considered for: Application deadline:
Priority consideration for merit-based financial aid

January 4, 2016

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

Round 1: October 15, 2015

Round 2: January 5, 2016

If you applied to the Wisconsin MBA for the Class of 2017 and would like to re-apply for Class of 2018 admission you are able to do so. Some information from your previous application can be carried over to the current enrollment term if you:

  1. Use the same email address that was previously used to apply for the Wisconsin MBA
  2. Use your previous login username and password for the application website

Re-applicants will need to provide the following items for the new enrollment term:

  1. Test scores
  2. Essays
  3. Academic transcripts
  4. Up-to-date résumé
  5. Recommendation forms
  6. Application fee

If you have any questions about the re-application process, please feel free to speak with a member of our admissions team. You are welcome to use mba@bus.wisc.edu to facilitate this conversation.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Applicants whose native language is not English or whose undergraduate instruction was not in English must complete either the Internet-based (100 or higher) or paper-based (600 or higher) TOEFL. Please direct the Educational Testing Service to forward your test results taken within two years of your intended start term to the University of Wisconsin-Madison (institution code: 1846). 

International applicants whose four-year undergraduate degree and/or master’s degree (minimum of eight semesters total) instruction was in English or who will complete such a degree prior to matriculation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison may request a waiver. 

To request a waiver for the language test requirement, please select the TOEFL test type in your online application and select “Request a Waiver” for the English proficiency test. We will confirm that English is the language used at the academic institution where your degree was conferred.

Financial Statement

Evidence of adequate financial resources for the anticipated duration of the program for international applicants is required for visa documentation by the federal government and is only required upon admission to the Wisconsin MBA program. This document is not required as a part of the Wisconsin MBA application.

The deadline for international applicants is April 11, 2016.


The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (CGSM) is the nation’s largest diversity network, linking top-tier students, leading MBA programs and corporate partners, including Fortune 500 companies. The organization's mission is to reduce the underrepresentation of African Americans, Native Americans and Hispanic Americans in education and business.

As one of the founding members of The Consortium in 1966, the Wisconsin School of Business has been a long-time supporter of The Consortium and its mission.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents who can demonstrate a commitment to the consortium’s mission can use the consortium’s coordinated application to apply to the Wisconsin MBA and compete for a Consortium Fellowship. Consortium Fellowships are provided by the Wisconsin MBA and at a minimum include full tuition and fees for the duration of the MBA Program. 

Applications are available through The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management website, and application instructions can be found here


JD/MBA Program

The dual degree in law and business is a cooperative program between the University of Wisconsin Law School and the Wisconsin School of Business that enables students to receive both the JD and MBA.

In most instances, completing the requirements for the JD/MBA Program will add about a year of study to the three years that it usually takes to complete law school, and will save approximately one year of study. Applicants to the JD/MBA program must be admitted independently to both the Law School and the Wisconsin School of Business.

Prospective students wanting more information about the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School requirements for this dual degree program should contact Mike Hall, Director of Student Life. For Wisconsin School of Business admissions requirements, please contact Betsy Kacizak, Director of MBA Admissions and Recruiting.

Dual-Degree Programs

Any two programs at the university can be pursued as a dual degree. You must apply and gain admission independently to each program. Once admitted, an advisor from each program will assist with the development of a comprehensive degree plan. There may be no more than 25 percent overlap of credits between the two programs. Contact the department for which you are seeking admission directly for admissions materials and deadlines.