Students interested in the Wisconsin School of Business begin their academic advising partnership at Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) prior to beginning their coursework at the University of Wisconsin-Madison: in the summer for students beginning in fall, and in January for students beginning in spring.

At SOAR, advisors will work with students to create a course schedule for their first semester at UW-Madison. After SOAR, students will be assigned pre-business advisors who will help support them with course selection and academic difficulties, and also provide resources and referrals. Once admitted to the Wisconsin School of Business, students will be assigned a new advisor who specializes in their declared major(s). Pre-business and business advising is offered through the BBA Advising Center (3150 Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706; 608-262-0471;

Business students benefit from a unique partnership between academic and career advising. Each major is assigned both an academic and a career advisor who specializes in that particular major. This structure allows for collaborative and comprehensive advising for students.

Academic Support

Academic Support for the Wisconsin School of Business is facilitated through the Business Learning Center. Business Learning Center materials are lecture-specific and tailored to the particular course instructor and textbook in use. BLC TA’s are all graduate students in either business or economics.

The Business Learning Center (BLC) provides supplemental not-for-credit tutorials, drop-in office hours, and practice materials for select business-related courses. Drop-in office hours and practice materials are available to all students enrolled in BLC-supported courses. The tutorials are an additional service that requires registration--although BLC tutorials are open to all students, enrollment is limited and registration is required in order to attend.

A BLC materials page for each course is automatically accessible with your NetID after logging into or Dashboard. The materials page includes information about the time and location of drop-in office hours for your specific course and also has a link to the registration site for each course. Registration will open the weekend following Labor Day in the Fall term and the weekend following Martin Luther King, Jr Day in the Spring term.

The BLC-supported courses are Business Analytics II, Econ 101, Econ 102, AIS 100, AIS 211, AIS 300, and Finance 300.

For other inquiries, please contact Gwen Eudey, Ph.D., Director of the Business Learning Center, at