Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

OPEN Holiday Party

Hosted by the Out for Business
Date: Dec 13, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: The Century House (Home & Office Showroom), 3420 University Ave

Out Professional Engagement Network (OPEN), Madison's LGBTQ+ and allied professional network, will provide complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and soda and DJ Boyfrrriend will provide the entertainment.

This event is free for everyone! Those who register in advance will be automatically entered into a raffle to win awesome prizes, courtesy of Century House. Grab a group of friends and join us for a night to remember. Last year, I drank red wine while sitting in a $5,000 recliner!

https://www.openmadison.org/page-572429

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Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

TAPS

TAPS
Hosted by the Gba
Date: Dec 13, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Crystal Corner Bar (1302 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703)

The final TAPS of the year is upon us. Take a break from finals and come to Crystal Corner Bar this Thursday. Located off campus on Willy Street, this bar is a great dive bar which will give you the full Willy Street hipster experience. See you there!

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4th Annual MBA Holiday Party
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

4th Annual MBA Holiday Party


Hosted by the GBA
Date: Dec 15, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location: The University Club (803 State St)

Join the Classes of 2019 and 2020 for the 4th Annual MBA Holiday Party to celebrate a successful semester, and toast to new friends & the holiday!

Dress to impress (cocktail attire)

Admission is FREE for all full-time MBA's & their significant others and includes drinks, heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts, music & dancing.

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Dec
17
3:30 PM15:30

Dean Interview: Vallabh Sambamurthy

Date: Monday, December 17
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Grainger Hall, Plenary Room

Eli Broad Professor and Associate Dean, Outreach and Engagement, Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University

Attend the public interviews of the two finalists for WSB Dean and share your thoughts! The provost’s feedback survey (and recorded presentations if you aren’t able to attend) will be posted here: https://provost.wisc.edu/2018/07/23/dean-wisconsin-school-of-business/.

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Dec
12
3:45 PM15:45

Dean Interview: Sridhar Balasubramanian 

Date: Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018
Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: Grainger Hall, Plenary Room

Professor of Marketing, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Attend the public interviews of the two finalists for WSB Dean and share your thoughts! The provost’s feedback survey (and recorded presentations if you aren’t able to attend) will be posted here: https://provost.wisc.edu/2018/07/23/dean-wisconsin-school-of-business/.

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Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

JVC Holiday Party

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Hosted by the Joint Venture Club

Date: Dec 9, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Patrick's Apartment's Party Room - 2550 University Ave Madison, WI

Hello JVCers,

It’s already that time of year again! The annual JVC Holiday Party will be held Sunday, December 9th from 1 pm to 4 pm at 2550 University Ave Madison, WI at Patrick's apartment's party room. The club will provide food and non-alcoholic beverages for the event. Feel free to BYOB. We’ll also have some games and fun things to do for the kids.

One of the highlights of the holiday party is the children’s gift exchange. If you’d like to participate please bring along a gift for the exchange (spending limit around $10.00). We’d like to start a new tradition to acknowledge how lucky we all are to be in our current positions. We encourage you to bring along a toy for Madison’s Toys for Tots chapter. We’ll donate anything received in the Joint Venture Club of WSB name.

Aside from adding this to your calendar, please also email Patrick Stahl at pstahl2@wisc.edu with how many people will be joining you (children and adults).

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Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Ugly Sweater Taps

Hosted by the GBA

Date: Dec 6, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Monday’s (523 State St, Madison, WI 52703)

Come join us for one of the most fun TAPS events of the year! Tis’ the season for ugly sweaters and this Thursday is your first chance to bust them out and impress your classmates. We will be at Monday’s starting at 7 PM. See you there!

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Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

Trivia

Hosted by the GFO & Net Impact

Date: Dec 6, 2018

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Domain Clubhouse (420 W Dayton St)

Take a break from studying and play some trivia with the GFO and Net Impact! Taco bar will be provided, but feel free to bring whatever you want to drink! Trivia will last until about 7pm. All are welcome, we hope to see you there!

*Free for GFO/Net Impact members. $5 for non-members.

Reach out to Ryan Thomsen (rthomsen@wisc.edu) if you are interested/have any questions.

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Nov
30
10:30 AM10:30

Tech Teardown by Carl Biggers

Hosted by the Tech Product Club
Date: Nov 30, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Grainger Hall 3180

Learn the nuances of product interviewing as Carl guides you through a hands-on exercise on Product Design. Carl is an OTM Alum currently working in Intuit as a Product Manager.
Please register your interest by filling out your information in this quick signup: https://goo.gl/forms/3BFlrW2GUHsBKp2H3

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Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

TAPS

TAPS
Hosted by the GBA
Date: Nov 29, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: The Nitty Gritty (223 N Frances St. Madison, WI 53703)

This Thursday TAPS will be at the Nitty Gritty to celebrate the end of No Shave November. We will be in the upstairs all night and there will be a contest to see who has the best/funniest facial hair after a long month off from shaving. See you there!

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Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Panel Discussion: Marketing on a Global Stage – A Dialogue with Global Brand Leaders

Hosted by the Graduate Marketing Network (GMN) and Graduate Multicultural Business Association (GMBA)
Date: Nov 29, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: The Plenary Room, Grainger Hall

Join us as we hear from a panel of international marketing leaders as they share stories about international contexts and sociocultural nuances when doing business across continents and interacting with customers and business partners worldwide.

Bring your questions as there will be a live Q&A during the event.

Participating Panelists:
• Marc McAllister, VP of Consumer Portfolio Management, Harley-Davidson
• Anna Lloyd, International Marketing Manager, Trek Bicycle
• Olivier Hiers, Global Brand Manager, ABS Global

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Nov
20
5:30 PM17:30

Building a Sustainable Company: Just Coffee Co-Op

Hosted by the Net Impact
Date: Nov 20, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: MBA Club Room, Grainger Hall

Interested in supply chain sustainability and ethical sourcing? B-Corps and triple bottom-line business? Entrepreneurship and brand building? Come hear from Matt Earley, founder of Madison’s Just Coffee Co-Op, as he tells the story of how he built a successful coffee company right here in Madison.

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Nov
20
12:20 PM12:20

EA Lunch and Learn: Economic Opportunity Zones

Hosted by the Entrepreneurship Association and Net Impact
Date: Nov 20, 2018
Time: 12:20 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: MBA Club Room

The Investing in Opportunities Act is now one year old and legislators, investors and entrepreneurs are waiting to see where it will make its mark. This program has the potential to change the way we invest in economically depressed areas around the country. How can this new form of social impact investing be utilized to stimulate entrepreneurship and social enterprise in the future? How do we, as aspiring business leaders, play a role? Entrepreneurship Association member Keaton Nankivil will lead the discussion and lunch will be provided.

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Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

Brewery and Distillery Tour

Brewery and Distillery Tour
Hosted by the Food and Wine Club
Date: Nov 17, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Grainger East Atrium (@12:15 PM to take a bus) or meet us at the first venue

Old Sugar Distillery (1:00 PM)
Working Draft Brewery (2:00 PM)
State Line Distillery (3:00 PM)
Giant Jones Brewery (4:00 PM)

Join the Food and Wine Club for a tour and tasting of four local businesses and meet with the owners, managers, and crafters that make the drinks so many enjoy. Tours are free. Tastings/drinks are $10 (or less) each for non-member and member (not mandatory). Space is limited to 30 on a first come first serve basis. Contact Jared Shoemaker (jmshoemaker2@wisc.edu) with questions or to sign up.

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Nov
16
11:30 AM11:30

What makes a great Tech Product Manager!

What makes a great Tech Product Manager!
Hosted by the Tech Product Club
Date: Nov 16, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Grainger 3190

Join us on Friday, Nov 16th from 11:30am – 12:30pm at Grainger 3190 to hear from Matt Vokoun, Director of Product Management at Google.

Get to know more about life of a PM and a chance to ask questions as Matt shares his experience and insights on “What makes a great Tech Product Manager”.

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Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

MBA Night @ the Theater!

Hosted by the Artful Business Collective
Date: Nov 15, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Overture Center

The production is selling out, but we've got 30 tickets reserved for Forward Theater's FUN HOME! Join us for the provocative Tony-Award-winning musical and then migrate with us to TAPS (wherever it may be).

In a co-sponsorship with Out For Business and with the support of the MBA Program Office Foundation, tickets are discounted to $35. Dates encouraged!

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BY THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11.

Email ahporter@wisc.edu and/or venmo @UWABC to hold your spot(s)!

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Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

TAPS - Hosted by GWIB

TAPS
Hosted by the GWIB
Date: Nov 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Lucille (101 King St, Madison, WI 53703)

This Thursday's TAPS is hosted by GWIB (Graduate Women in Business) at Lucille from 7 - 9 PM. We will be gathering downstairs in the basement of the bar which is a remodeled bank vault. This is one of the coolest bars in Madison so make sure you don't miss out. There will also be pre-TAPS appetizers available to all women in the MBA program at the Merchant Madison (121 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703) starting at 6 PM. Reach out to Jenna Herr, Emily Swenson or Andy Ortman if you have any questions about the event.

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Nov
14
5:00 PM17:00

International Night

Hosted by the Graduate Multicultural Business Association
Date: Nov 14, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Plenary Room

International Night is an annual event hosted by the Graduate Multicultural Business Association. There will be fun and exciting performances showcasing diverse cultures. Cuisine from different countries will be served as well.

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Nov
13
4:00 PM16:00

GMN 2019 Case Competition Preparation Session -- Sponsored by Lands' End

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GMN 2019 Case Competition Preparation Session -- Sponsored by Lands' End
Hosted by the Graduate Marketing Network
Date: Nov 13, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Executive Dining Room

Sign-ups for the 2019 GMN Case Competition open this Tuesday, November 13th! If you want to get some great tips and tricks for success in your case analysis or presentation on Opening Day, please join us! As a sponsor with past competitors and upcoming judges, Lands' End will be on hand to present you with the right tools for victory! Pizza beverages, networking, and a great learning experience will be provided.

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Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

TAPS

Hosted by the GBA
Date: Nov 8, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Genna's Cocktail Lounge (105 W Main St, Madison, WI 53703)

TAPS will be at Genna's Cocktail Lounge from 7 PM to 9 PM this Thursday. Come join your classmates in a classy setting and enjoy some of Genna's many cocktail options. The bar is located right off of capitol square. See you there!

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Nov
7
12:15 PM12:15

GBA Town Hall

Hosted by the GBA
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
12:15-1:15PM
Plenary Room

Join us for the last town hall of the fall semester and learn about the upcoming student organization leadership elections! Pizza lunch will be provided. Free for GBA dues paying members, $5 for non-dues paying members.

If any questions, feel free to contact anyone on the GBA Board.

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Nov
6
12:15 PM12:15

Tech Product Club Kick-off

Hosted by the Tech Product Club
Date: Nov 6, 2018
Time: 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Grainger Hall

Join us on Tuesday, November 6th, 12:15pm-1:00pm at the launch event of your newest student Organization - The Tech Product Club!
Find out who we are and what we offer! Also, hear from our Tech Panel as they share their experiences of the Tech world. We will also share our future events...planned just for you!

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Nov
5
12:20 PM12:20

Smarty Pants - Market Research with Kids

Hosted by the Graduate Marketing Network
Date: Nov 5, 2018
Time: 12:20 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Executive Dining Room (Grainger 1266)

Join us as we hear from Stephanie Retblatt, Chief Brainiac of Smarty Pants with almost twenty years of qualitative research experience. Over the past fourteen years, Steph has done a considerable amount of youth and family research for clients as varied as NBCUniversal, Sesame Workshop, Facebook and Ferrero.

Before joining Smarty Pants, Stephanie oversaw research for P&G beauty brands as a Managing Partner at Grey Advertising. She began her career at Bozell New York while completing her master’s degree at NYU. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University and lives in NYC with her husband and two children.

Free pizza for GMN members. $5 for non-members.

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Nov
4
to Nov 8

GBA Apparel Sale

The apparel store is now open! DEADLINE TO ORDER IS 11/8.

https://corporate.kollegetown.com/stores/53

Remember - if you want your center's name on your sleeve, pick your item and where is says "School name" type the below capitalized word for the center you want. 

Two other things:

1- For sizing - click the sizing tab at the bottom of the web page. 

2- For the Columbia items, to avoid confusion:

Men's versions: Columbia Steens Mountain Full Zip Fleece 2.0 and Columbia Ascender Softshell Jacket 

Women's: Columbia Benton Springs Full Zip Fleece Jacket and Columbia Women's Kruser Ridge Softshell Jacket

NIELSEN for A.C. Nielsen Center for Marketing Research
BOLZ for Bolz Center for Arts Administration
BRAND for Center for Brand & Product Management
NICHOLAS for Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking
ERDMAN for Erdman Center for Operations & Technology Management
GRAASKAMP for Graaskamp Center for Real Estate
GRAINGER for Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management
HAWK for Hawk Center for Investment Analysis
RISK for Risk Management & Insurance 
STRATEGIC for Strategic Human Resource Management

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Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

TAPS

Hosted by the GBA
Date: Nov 1, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Red Rock Saloon (322 W Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703)

Come join us out at the Red Rock Saloon after the Weikel Speaker at 8 PM. It is a short walk away from Grainger and has some of the best Thursday night specials in Madison. Also, if you get there early enough you have a chance to enter their weekly beer pong tournament!!! See you there.

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Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Halloween Party REMINDER

Hosted by the GBA
Date: Oct 27, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Location: The Rigby (119 E Main St, Madison, WI 53703)

Mark your calendars! You don't wanna miss this years MBA Halloween Party!
Tickets are $10 at the door and include food, cash bar, music and dancing.
Significant others are encouraged to join.
COSTUME CONTEST w/PRIZES
1. Best Costume
2. Runner Up
3. Best Group (3-5)
4. Thanks for Trying (Worst Costume)

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Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

TAPS

Hosted by the GBA
Date: Oct 25, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Plaza Tavern (319 N Henry St, Madison, WI 53703)

Join us at Plaza Tavern this Thursday at 7 PM for TAPS. Plaza Tavern is a classic low key/divey Madison bar that is famous for their Plaza Burgers. If you've never been now is your chance to experience it with your fellow classmates. See you there!

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Oct
24
10:45 AM10:45

Manbassadors: Engaging Men to Advance Women in the Workplace


Hosted by the GWiB, and the Entrepreneurship Association with financial support from GBA and the MBA Program Office
Date: Oct 24, 2018
Time: 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Plenary Room

For years, women have faced unique professional challenges that have held them back from top leadership positions. Join us for this timely and important conversation with local business leaders, and learn leadership strategies to mentor and support diverse teams. Optional networking and lunch to follow panel discussion.

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Oct
22
12:00 PM12:00

GMN Case Competition Info Session

Hosted by the GMN
Date: Oct 22, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Location: Plenary Room

Interested in practicing your case analysis skills and bonding with your classmates all while having a chance to win cash prizes? Come to our kickoff info session for the 2019 GMN Case Competition. We'll present more detailed information, answer your questions, and give timelines for how to signup for one of the best events of the school year!

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Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

GFO Trivia

Hosted by the GFO
Date: Oct 18, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Domain Penthouse (420 W Dayton St)

Form teams of 3-4 and test your knowledge of Finance! (Or just show up and we’ll put you with a team). Taco bar will be provided, but feel free to bring whatever you want to drink! Trivia will last until about 7pm so plenty of time to make the networking event after. Hope to see you there!

*Free for GFO members. $5 for non-members.

Reach out to Ryan Thomsen (rthomsen@wisc.edu) if you are interested/have any questions.

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Oct
16
12:30 PM12:30

Diversity Lunch & Learn Series - Colorism: Myth or Reality? Lived Experience of Black Men

Hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Date: Oct 16, 2018
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Plenary Room

A panel of students and leaders in the UW community will have a candid discussion about the lived experience of black men. Free lunch will be provided by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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Oct
14
to Oct 15

TAPS Cancelled For This Week

Hosted by the GBA
Date: Oct 18, 2018

TAPS is cancelled this week because of the annual First and Second Year MBA Networking Event. More information on this event will be forthcoming. Just remember that ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL 1st YEARS.

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Fermentation Fest Farm/Art DTour
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Fermentation Fest Farm/Art DTour

Hosted by the Artful Business Collective

Date: Oct 13, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Driving around rural Wisconsin

Every other year, Fermentation Fest organizes a 50 mile driving loop (https://fermentationfest.com/about-farmart-dtour) through Sauk County to explore the timeless connection between land and people through art and food. See site-responsive artwork, eat delicious food, and witness the changing leaves with me! The start and end time are a bit flexible. If interested, please contact Nick Pjevach, npjevach@wisc.edu, so we can organize details. If there is enough interest, we may need additional drivers.

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Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

TAPS

Hosted by the GBA
Date: Oct 11, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Union South Bowling Alley (1308 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53715)

TAPS will be at the bowling alley in Union South this Thursday at 8 PM. The bowling alley is located below the main level of Union South and also has multiple pool tables, video games and board games to help you unwind from another week of class. We will have a few bowling lanes reserved for MBA's but you will still have to pay for bowling shoes and bowling fees if you choose to bowl. The good news is that you get 10% with a student ID! This event is kid friendly so feel free to bring the whole family out to TAPS this week.

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