Advisors help you find the resources and tools that enable you to explore, define, and accomplish your academic, personal and career goals.

  • Academic advisors support you in making choices about course enrollment and understanding and interpreting degree requirements and policies.
  • Career advisors help you explore business careers, assist you with finding internship and full-time job opportunities and evaluate job offers.
  • Study abroad advisors serve as a resource as you are exploring, preparing for, and reintegrating from international experiences.
  • Leadership and Involvement advisors help you find opportunities to cultivate your leadership potential in tangible ways.

We will begin partnering with you as a pre-business student when you attend SOAR or contact the Wisconsin BBA for advising. All pre-business students will be assigned several pre-business advisors who will support them as they work to gain admission to the Wisconsin School of Business. Admitted business students and CIB students will be assigned a team of academic and career advisors based on their declared major(s) for specialized information and assistance. Study abroad and leadership and involvement advisors are available to support you throughout your journey as you consider co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.

The Wisconsin BBA program looks forward to partnering with you throughout your undergraduate experience, to support your professional and personal development along the way.

View a complete list of current advisors and BBA Program staff.

Wisconsin BBA Advising Center

3150 Grainger Hall
975 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-262-0471
Fax: 608-265-6041

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Academic Advising Options During The Summer

Pre-Business Students: Email with questions or use Scheduling Assistant to set up an appointment. You can make an appointment with Taylor Dahlby, Randy Gentile, or Pahoua Xiong.

Admitted BBA, CIB, or CIE Students:  Email your academic advisor with questions or use Scheduling Assistant to set up an appointment.

Academic Advising Options During The Academic Year

Drop-in Peer Advising for pre-business and admitted BBA students is for current or next semester course enrollment and questions that will take less than 10 minutes.

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11:30 am- 1:30 pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Scheduled 30-minute appointments should be utilized for topics such as major exploration, planning future semesters, preparing for study abroad, difficulties with courses, non-academic factors affecting academics and circumstances that will take longer than 10 minutes. 

  • Pre-Business Students: Use Scheduling Assistant to make an appointment with Taylor Dahlby, Randy Gentile, or Pahoua Xiong. Instructions for scheduling appointments can be found here
  • Admitted BBA students: Use Scheduling Assistant to make an appointment.  

    If you are unable to attend your appointment, please cancel via Scheduling Assistant by following these instructions

Email your advisor with quick, yes or no questions and be sure to use your email account and include your campus ID number. 

  • Pre-Business Students: Email
  • Admitted BBA students: Email your advisor.  Your assigned advisor is listed in your Student Center.  Please do not ‘cc’ multiple advisors.   

How do I prepare for an advising appointment?

The advisors in the BBA Advising Center want to make the most of the time they spend with you during your advising appointment. Here are some tips to help with this:

  • When possible, anticipate your advising needs by scheduling an appointment early. This will allow you to get your questions answered prior to heavy traffic periods, reducing your wait time for an appointment or drop-in advising.
  • Bring a list of your questions or topics you wish to discuss to your advising appointment.
  • Academic advising is more than preparing your schedule for the upcoming semester. Feel free to discuss academic and non-academic matters with your advisor. To get the most out of your advising relationship, get to know your advisor and let your advisor get to know you.
  • Expect referrals to other campus resources from your advisor. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a large campus. Advisors may not be experts in all matters at the university, but they spend a considerable amount of time understanding the services on campus so they can make suitable referrals. Because advisors try to discuss more than course schedules with students, your advisor can be your resource to navigating the campus.
  • Review your DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) report and research degree and course requirements before the appointment. In general, advisors do not tell students which courses to take. Instead, they listen to choices students have made and provide feedback.

What is a DARS Report?

A DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) report shows a student which courses they have taken as well as which courses they still need based on a particular major or plan. Students can request their own DARS Reports in their Student Center in MyUW. Instructions for running a DARS can be found here (pdf). For instructions on how to read the DARS report you requested, click here. Students may request a DARS report with multiple business majors by emailing their academic advisor or stopping by 3150 Grainger Hall.

More information about advising at UW-Madison can be found at:

Career Advising

Admitted BBA, Certificate in Business, Certificate in Entrepreneurship, and IMacc students have access to career advising services through the BBA Advising Center.

Who is my career advisor?

Career Advising

Angie Badura
Whitney Baker
Jamie Hinze
Anthony Wright

Angie Badura
Whitney Baker
AcSci, Information Systems, RMI, MHR, OTM
Jamie Hinze
Accounting, Real Estate
Anthony Wright

Should I schedule an appointment?

BBA students should schedule appointments with their Career Advisor to discuss in-depth questions including, but not limited to:

  • Career exploration/assessment
  • Job/internship search
  • Networking/alumni contacts
  • Interview prep
  • Mock interviews
  • Job offer/negotiation

 During the fall and spring semesters, BBA students may also utilize drop-in hours with Career Peer Advisors for quick questions including:

  • Resume/cover letter reviews
  • Handshake
  • Career fair prep

When can I come in?

Advising appointments can be scheduled online via Scheduling Assistant during regular office hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Drop-in advising hours are scheduled as follows:

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday/Thursday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where should I go for my scheduled appointment?

3290 Grainger Hall
975 University Ave
Madison, WI 53705

Please check in at the front desk upon your arrival.

What should I prepare for my appointment?

In order to maximize the effectiveness of your advising appointment, please come prepared by reviewing the following in advance:

  • Bring a list of topics and/or questions you would like to discuss during the appointment
  • If you are having a resume, cover letter, or other application materials reviewed by an advisor, please bring an updated copy of the document(s) to your appointment
  • If this is a follow-up appointment, reflect on progress made on any action steps previously discussed
  • Come prepared to take notes!

International Programs Study Abroad Advising

3290 Grainger Hall
975 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-265-5017
Fax: 608-265-4190

International Programs offers multiple advising options: drop-in, application workshops, and scheduled appointments. See below for more about these options and how to access them.

Drop-In Study Abroad Advising

The BBA International Programs office offers drop-in peer advising for students just starting to think about study abroad. Peer advisors can talk with you about:

  • Program selection
  • Application procedure
  • Planning resources
  • Budgeting

Summer 2018 Drop-in Advising Hours: Monday 10:00 am—2:00 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 12:30—4:30 pm

Applying to Study Abroad Workshops

Learn how to select and apply to WSB study abroad programs for next summer or academic year. (Applications for summer 2019 are due February 1, 2019! Priority applications for fall 2019 or spring 2020 are due March 1, 2019). 

Each workshop will explain the programs available as well as:

  • how to find information about each program, including:
    • cost
    • competitiveness
    • courses available
  • the application and selection process
    • minimum requirements
    • selection timeline
    • how to make your application competitive for selection and scholarships

Registration is required! Go to Campus Groups to sign up for one of the following:

New sessions will be added for Fall 2018 soon.  

Scheduled Study Abroad Advising Appointments

Prospective Study Abroad Students

If you have more in-depth questions after talking with a peer advisor or attending an application workshop (see above), you may schedule a thirty-minute appointment with advisor Deedie Robinson. If you have not met previously with Deedie or with a peer advisor, you will not be able to schedule an individual appointment until you come to drop-in or attend an application workshop.

Deedie can help you with:

  • Program selection
  • Course equivalency questions
  • Scholarship availability and applications

Study Abroad Participants

Accepted and returned participants may schedule appointments with the study abroad pre-departure/participant advisor. You will find your advisor listed in your MyStudyAbroad account as your study abroad advisor. Study abroad advisors can help you with:

Pre-departure logistics
  • applying to the host institution
  • visa and entry requirements
  • housing options
  • program course offerings and course equivalencies

Returned students

  • articulating your study abroad experience
  • cultural readjustment
  • staying involved in international activities on campus
  • volunteering with International Programs

Appointments can be scheduled online via Scheduling Assistant

How to Prepare for Your Advising Appointment

International Programs looks forward to working with you throughout your study abroad experience. In order to maximize the effectiveness of your advising appointment, please come prepared by reviewing the following items in advance:

Remember, International Programs is here to help you navigate the study abroad process and will provide timely information to guide you along the way; however, you are ultimately responsible for your study abroad experience.


Accenture Leadership Center

1250 Grainger Hall
975 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
Phone: 608-262-8676

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Drop-In Advising

Admitted business, certificate in business, and pre-business students can stop by the Accenture Leadership Center for drop-in advising to have quick leadership and involvement questions answered.

For more information on the ALC, visit the ALC Certificate Page ».