College of Business and Economics

Graduate Overview

Support Resources

We are focused on your success. With a breadth of support resources and dedicated staff located on campus in Whitewater, you can be assured of receiving help when you need it.

Pre-admission advising:  Choosing a graduate degree or certificate program is a major commitment. We have dedicated pre-advising staff to review transcripts, answer questions regarding eligibility, and help you determine which program might be right for you.

Academic advising:  You will be assigned a full-time graduate academic adviser who will help you understand your academic program plan and stay on track through completion.

Email or call us at (262) 472-1945 for more information.


Year after year, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the College of Business and Economics rank highly on Best for Vets and Military-Friendly lists. Our outstanding support services are dedicated to accommodating veterans and assisting with Post-9/11 GI Bill, Wisconsin GI Bill, and other military education benefits. Whether you take courses on campus or online, tuition is usually covered 100 percent.  See UW-Whitewater Veteran Resources for more information.


Students at UW-Whitewater, whether undergraduate or graduate, can receive expert guidance from career professionals during their major or emphasis selection process and career search. The Career and Leadership Development office works with students at all levels to help them navigate the process.

We also have career advisers dedicated to business students. Frank Lanko, Senior Business Career Adviser, and Rachel Malak, Business Career Adviser, are valuable resources for business students at all levels. Career advising services include resume review, interview preparation, mock interview practice, job fair information, and job search strategies.

Another way to meet with potential employers is to build your profile and post your resume on Handshake, an easy-to-use job and internship search tool where alumni and employers post positions available to UW-Whitewater students and alumni. Handshake has opportunities available on- and off-campus and in locations across the United States.


UW-Whitewater provides a number of sources of financial assistance for graduate students. All application forms for financial assistance must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies. For more information, visit Graduate Financial Assistance.


All students — whether they are taking classes online or on campus — are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to study abroad.

International experience helps diversify your skill-set and broaden your perspective. You gain a greater understanding of how business trends and behaviors vary in different markets. The skills developed during an international experience will also help strengthen your connections in the business world, whether you are in your home market or abroad, and will help you operate effectively across different organizations.

The College of Business and Economics offers non-competitive scholarships to business students to help defray the cost of international experiences. 

  • All graduate students qualify for a $1,000 scholarship for study abroad programs, which typically last a semester or year
  • Non-resident students qualify for additional $3,000 scholarships to further defray tuition of study abroad programs

UW-Whitewater and the college have also partnered with many institutions abroad to ensure students pay the same tuition and housing they would pay here on campus. The university may also have scholarships available.

Contact your graduate adviser for more information.


The Andersen Library and Business Librarian offer research and library services both online and in-person. Review an overview of services and resources for Distance Education (online) students.


International students are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for information and assistance.


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