Wisconsin School of Business Ph.D. students are in a unique position as part of a top-ranked research institution and a Big Ten campus community in the heart of one a city that is consistently ranked among the nation’s cities to live. To be part of the Madison community means experiencing the natural beauty, extensive cultural opportunities, and healthy local economy that produces an outstanding quality of life for its residents.

Grainger Hall is where Wisconsin School of Business students call home. Located in the heart of campus, the school offers a wide range of resources for Ph.D. students. For research and study purposes, Grainger Hall’s Business Library has study room that can be checked out for group meetings. Head over to the multimedia lab to work on presentations and take advantage of the Directors’ Room for your interactive interviews, lectures, discussion, and presentation practice. Hungry? You don’t even have to leave Grainger Hall. Take a walk down to the first floor and grab a bite from the Capital Café, which serves a wide variety of beverages and made-to-order sandwiches, as well as grab-and-go salads, sandwiches and snacks.

Ph.D. students learn quickly that their experience at Wisconsin extends past of walls of Grainger and into the vibrant Madison community. Just a few steps away from the school students, staff, and members of the community head to food carts in Library Mall during lunch to enjoy the bright, beautiful weather. Across the street from Library Mall is the gorgeous Memorial Union Terrace, where people gather to enjoy food, music, sailing, and the breathtaking views of the lake.

Beyond campus, the city of Madison has a wide variety of cultural offerings. A favorite summer activity is spending an evening on the lawn of the capitol building listening to the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra’s Concerts on the Square. On Saturday mornings many head up to the square to enjoy the Dane County Farmers’ Market.

At the Wisconsin School of Business, Ph.D. students have a rigorous, yet rewarding, academic experience amidst an urban culture with small-town charm. The experience is life-changing.