Skip to main content

Consulting Certificate

Develop Critical Skills Used in the Consulting Field

Project Management + Business Communication

  • Take your business ideas and put them into action.
  • Think critically to improve business processes
  • Convert information into business decisions.
  • Develop communication skills consultants use when interacting and presenting to clients

Strategic Thinking + Advanced Analytics

  • Benefit from a curriculum steeped in creativity and innovation.
  • Seek answers to questions in order to define the problem.
  • Case-based learning allows you to apply your skills to business situations.
  • Customize your certificate after taking two required courses, then select courses from a range of case analysis, analytical thinking, or electives to meet your interests and goals.

Program Overview

13 total credits

3 required courses

(Case Interview Analysis, Project Management, and Management Consulting/Strategic Management)

1 required analytical thinking course (3 credits)

Choose 3 additional credits in case analysis, analytical thinking, or elective course


Declaration Requirements

  • 24 Credits in residence (12 credits for transfer students)
  • Currently enrolled at UW–Madison
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Attend information session

Application Process

  • Meet all declaration requirements
  • Attend required information session
    • Available both during the fall and spring semesters
    • Info sessions will provide Information about certificate coursework, course planning, and advising/career resources
  • Application is open fall and spring semester
  • Deadline to declare certificate:
    • Fall: October 1
    • Spring: March 1


If you have questions about undergraduate certificates, email the School of Business undergraduate advising center at or call 608-262-0471.

Meet the Consulting Team

Career coach

Use Starfish to make an appointment with your career coach.

Placeholder image of an icon of a person

Alex Lawver

Career coach

Pathway consultant

Steve Boeder

Steve Boeder

Faculty Associate