University of Wisconsin-Madison

Study Abroad Requirements:

The University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW) requires students to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in order to study abroad. 

The Application Process:

  1. UW students must first apply to the Wisconsin School of Business Global Programs office. The USB deadline for summer abroad programs is typically around February 1st and the fall and spring priority deadline is typically March 1st. UW students will have the chance to rank their top 4 programs on their application and will then selected be for a program.
  2. WSB Global Programs may offer rolling applications for spring following the priority deadline, provided that the program still has space available. These rolling applications are offered until the final CIMBA deadline or until the program fills, whichever comes first.
  3. Students are not required to meet with an advisor, but are strongly encouraged to do so. UW offers drop-in advising and professional advising. The Wisconsin BBA program has academic and career advisors as well that they are encouraged to meet with for course and career planning related to study abroad.

Visa Information:

Due to the program length, US and EU citizens are not required to obtain a visa to study abroad with CIMBA.  UW international students with other citizenship will need to obtain an Italian study visa for any CIMBA programs.

Course Equivalencies & Transcripts:

The Wisconsin School of Business keeps a database of study abroad course equivalencies that can be accessed here.  Many CIMBA courses have already been pre-approved for specific UW equivalencies.  For CIMBA classes that are not listed, please follow the directions at the link provided.

Transcripts will be available for request online at the conclusion of the program. Grades from CIMBA coursework transfer back to UW as full letter grades and are calculated into the student’s overall GPA.

For questions regarding transcripts and course equivalencies, UW students should contact Jacob Borst (see information below).

Payment & Financial Aid Information:

UW has a “home institution billing” agreement with CIMBA, meaning that UW students pay for the program using their UW bill. Scholarships from CIMBA will be deducted from the amount billed to the student.

The Wisconsin School of Business administers a number of study abroad scholarships for their approved programs and students interested in CIMBA are encouraged to apply. More details can be found on the UW CIMBA program page, within Cost and Funding.

For questions regarding study abroad financial aid, UW students should contact Jacob Borst (see information below).

Home University Contact Information:

UW School of Business Global Programs Office Jacob Borst
3295 Grainger Hall Global Programs Manager
975 University Avenue Wisconsin School of Business Global Programs Office
608-265-5017 608-262-9037