The Bolz Center for Arts Administration was founded in 1969 as the first multidisciplinary business degree program to address the special needs of this emerging field. Built on the foundation of the nationally ranked and respected MBA Program at the Wisconsin School of Business, the arts administration specialization, delivered through the Bolz Center, blends intensive business study, hands-on experience, and extensive professional networking opportunities for its students and alumni.

The arts administration specialization in the Wisconsin MBA Program is the only MBA-level arts administration program worldwide founded and based in a business school.


The Bolz Center for Arts Administration is named in recognition of the generous support of

Robert, Anne, John, and Marian Bolz


the Eugenie Mayer Bolz Family Foundation.