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University of Wisconsin-Madison Investment Banking Placement (Using Data)

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a highly-ranked research institution located in Madison, Wisconsin. UW-Madison has earned a reputation as a "Public Ivy" and sends a handful of people into investment banking each year.


UW-Madison is ranked #47 on our investment banking target school list, earning it the designation of lower semi-target school. Despite its distance from major financial centers, UW-Madison has consistent and strong placement around the U.S.


UW-Madison is home to the Wisconsin School of Business, a well-regarded business school that offers programs for both graduates and undergraduates.


UWisconsin Campus

UW-Madison ranks #40 by # of Total Hires, but is held back by the relatively low Undergrad Placement % of 0.10%. This suggests that the opportunities are available to UW-Madison students, but may be restricted to its very top students.


We note that UW-Madison's placements lean heavily on a few distinct firms: Goldman Sachs (26% of placements), Bank of America (18%), and Rothschild & Co (15%). This relatively lopsided placement distribution is characteristic of a few strong firm pipelines.


In contrast, UW-Madison does not have particularly impressive private equity placement statistics.

University of Pennsylvania IB Ranking

Our investment banking target school list is a complete rank of 60 schools and analyzed >60k LinkedIn profiles of professionals who worked in investment banking between 2008 and 2023. We filtered the data to examine U.S. hires into the top investment banks.

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Investment Banking Placement

  • Weighted Rank: #47

  • Ranking by Total Hires: #40

  • Category: Lower Semi-Target School

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School Factsheet

  • Established: 1848

  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin

  • Business School Name: Wisconsin

  • # of Undergrads: 35,474 per U.S. News

  • # of Business School Undergrads: 5,000

  • Median Starting Salary (2022): $47k

  • Chancellor: Jennifer L. Mnookin

  • U.S. News Global Rank (2022-2023): #63

  • QS World University Rankings: #102

  • Financial Times MBA Rank: #83


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