Congratulations on your admission to the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison!


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You have now become an integral member of a school that has a long-standing tradition of excellence in graduate management education. At Wisconsin, we provide a unique combination of breadth from a strong general management core curriculum and depth from specialized coursework, direct connections and dedicated industry support.

MBA Orientation

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  • Skill Building JumpStart: August 19, 2020-August 21, 2020
  • MBA Orientation: August 24, 2020-August 28, 2020 Required Attendance
  • International Orientation: Monday, August 24, 2020

Registration will go live on December 1, 2019

The seven-day MBA Orientation can't be missed...and we mean that literally. As an entering student, you will find the MBA Orientation provides an opportunity to get acclimated to the program through a series of interactive sessions. You'll sharpen your skills in several important areas, such as business communication, strategy, and teamwork. You'll sharpen your skills in several important areas, such as business communication, and teamwork. Optional sessions on excel will better position you for a successful start to your program.

The MBA Orientation will also provide you the time and opportunity to meet your classmates through in-class activities, social events, and team-building exercises. Your classmates will be a wonderful part of your two years at UW-Madison. Important professional networks will form during this time, as will many strong and lifelong friendships. The MBA Orientation is where it all begins.

Begin learning more about the transition to Wisconsin by referencing the Wisconsin School of Business Resources and the newly admitted MBA student guide. A new draft schedule of the agenda will become available July 1st.

MBA On, Wisconsin Weekend

On Wisconsin weekend will not take place due to COVID-19. The planning committee is looking to deliver certain portions of the program virtually, stay tuned.

MBA On, Wisconsin Weekend is designed exclusively for newly admitted students. This event provides an opportunity to explore Madison, meet other incoming students, and learn more about the Wisconsin MBA Program. Students who are admitted to the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (CGSM) will have additional programming called Orientation Program (OP) Bootcamp that they will be required to attend. This programming is scheduled in conjunction with MBA On, Wisconsin Weekend, and CGSM students will be kept up-to-date about additional requirements and scheduling.