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Success Coaching

Partner with success coaches who advocate for you, help you navigate barriers, and define your path to success.

Thrive as a Business Badger

What is success coaching?

Success coaching is a holistic approach to helping you maximize your potential and reach your goals. Learn effective strategies in coaching sessions that run between 30 and 60 minutes.

Who is it for?

Undergraduate business students who are:

  • seeking academic skill development
  • facing personal challenges
  • looking to thrive as a student and professional
  • in danger of being placed on academic probation
  • on academic probation

What do you discuss?

These sessions are about you and your success. Sessions have included, but are not limited to, discussing:

  • coursework
  • circumstances impacting your progress
  • goals
  • study tips and skills
  • time management

Join Us for the Business Math Bridge Program

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August 24 – August 29, 2024

Strengthen your math foundation for any pre-business and direct­ admit students enrolling in Fall 2024 who have placed into pre­ calculus math courses (Math 96 and 112). The program includes:

  • Specialized math skill development and instruction
  • Opportunities to engage with business faculty
  • Includes a subscription to ALEKS, an online math development program
  • Lunches will be provided
  • An opportunity to re-take the UW-Madison math placement exam

Make an Appointment

Schedule a session with one of our coaches:

Savanna Sun

Savanna Sun

Student Success Coach
Grainger Hall, Room 3085

Drop-In Hours:

  • 11 a.m.–noon Wednesdays (virtual)
  • 1–2 p.m. Thursdays (in-person)
Schedule a session
Lauren Heap

Lauren Heap

Student Success Coach
Grainger Hall, Room 2210H
Schedule a session


Navigating Policy

The Student Success and Policy team manages the Wisconsin School of Business’ policies, regulations, and requirements. Team members help you navigate academic policy and can be reached at

Petition for Special Consideration

You can request an exception to an academic policy, regulation, or requirement. Approvals are on a case-by-case basis and are dependent on many factors.


At the Wisconsin School of Business and University of Wisconsin–Madison, there are an abundance of resources focused on your education, sense of community, and wellness.

Business Study Cooperative (BSC)

You can find academic support and tutoring resources in core business courses through the Business Study Cooperative.

Campus Learning Support

As business students, you also have access to campus-wide academic resources that provide tutoring and learning support services.

WSB Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center supports students from historically underrepresented backgrounds, particularly students of color. This is a space for you to find support and build community.

McBurney Disability Resource Center

If you are a student with a disability, you can receive accommodations from the McBurney Disability Resource Center at UW–Madison.

Well-Being Workshops through Recreation & Wellbeing

You will learn information, resources, and strategies to improve well-being from peer wellness educators through these free workshops through Recreation & Wellbeing.

Mental Health Counseling

Participate in counseling or receive additional support either in-person and virtually with Dr. Julie Phillips.
Grainger Hall, Room 3081

Dean of Students

If you are navigating personal, academic, or health issues, you are connected to supportive campus and community resources. The office is also where you can report issues of hate and bias, sexual assault, and hazing.

Basic Needs Resources

Find information about resources for meeting basic needs like food and housing. Connect with a Basic Needs Assistant from the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Business Launch

Join this program designed to support your transition to the university. It begins with a one-day, on-campus experience and continues throughout the academic year.
Cost: Free
For: First year, direct-admit undergraduate business students