The Wisconsin School of Business is committed to increasing the diversity of its undergraduate student body, including but not limited to these factors: racial, ethnic, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and intellectual. Our diversity initiative leaders work with various campus partners to develop and evaluate programs that help students realize their academic, career, and personal goals.

Our Initiatives

Prospective Student Visit Program

Undergraduate students on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus interested in pursuing opportunities within the Wisconsin School of Business can set up a visit to learn more about out school, its culture, and the resources available to students.

Business Learning Center

The Business Learning Center is located within the Wisconsin School of Business as a resource for students’ success in quantitatively based business courses. It is especially designed to help students taking pre-business courses in preparation for their application to the Wisconsin School of Business.

Collaboration with Community Organizations

We partner with a number of community organizations to help high school students learn about opportunities and careers in business. These organizations include YMCS Sponsor-A-Scholar Program, Boys and Girls Club, and AVID/TOPS Teens of Promise.

Alliance with University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus Pre-College and Advising Program

We collaborate with numerous campus pre-college and advising programs to support students interested in pursuing a business major.

PEOPLE

The Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE) program is a pre-college pipeline for underrepresented K-12 students that helps them prepare for and apply to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Center for Academic Excellence

The Academic Advancement Program (AAP) is a division of the on-campus Center for Academic Excellence. AAP receives recommendations for its academic services from the admissions office. These services include tutoring and peer mentoring.

Summer Collegiate Experience

Summer Collegiate Experience (SCE) is an invitation-only program for incoming first-year students that allows them to get ahead start on the college experience. Students live in a dorm and take three classes for credit. Tuition, books, housing, and meals are covered.

Center for Educational Opportunity

The Center for Educational Opportunity (CeO) provides academic support services like graduate and professional school advising to students from low-income families. CeO also houses the federally funded TRIO Student Support Services.

Chancellor’s Scholarship Program

The privately funded Chancellor’s Scholarship Program includes tuition, fees, and book allowances for academically talented undergraduates from underrepresented populations or for those who are culturally disadvantaged. Recipients typically graduate in the top 10% of their high school classes.

New Opportunities for Students

The Institute for Responsible Citizenship is accepting applications for its summer leadership program in Washington, D.C. The Institute provides splendid networking opportunities, leadership development, and lifelong mentor-ship for America’s best and brightest African American male college students.

Management Leadership for Tomorrow is a national non-profit dedicated to cultivating the next generation of African American, Latino, and Native American leaders in corporations, non-profit, and entrepreneurial ventures.

Multicultural Business Student Association

Co-Presidents: Julian Moncada, Abdullah Yavas

Advisor: Binnu Palta Hill

Activities: Guest speakers, resume and interviewing workshops, socials, networking seminars, and business school admissions. meeting Time: Wednesdays art 6:30 pm Meeting Location: Please check TIGH Dues: $10 per semester or $15 per year Both undergraduate and graduate students

Transition: Semester

The Multicultural Business Student Association (MBSA) is the premier student organization for pre-business, business, and business-inclined students from diverse background. MBSA’s mission is the development of undergraduate and graduate students-namely, their growth as businesspersons who strive to impact the business world brilliantly.

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Contact Us

Questions about diversity programs at the Wisconsin School of Business may be directed to: 

Binnu Hill
Binnu Palta Hill
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Please report concerns promptly

The University of Wisconsin-Madison values a diverse community where all members are able to participate fully in the Wisconsin Experience. Incidents of bias or hate affecting a person or group create a hostile climate and negatively impact the quality of the Wisconsin Experience for community members. UW-Madison takes such incidents seriously and will investigate and respond to reported or observed incidents of bias. 

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