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Department of Management and Marketing


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College of Business 354, (307) 766-3124
FAX:
(307) 766-3488
Web site: business.uwyo.edu/mgtmkt
Department Chairman: Andrew Arnette

Professors:

PATRICK M. KREISER, B.A. John Carroll University 1997; M.B.A. University of Alabama 1999; Ph.D. 2004; Professor of Management and Rile Chair of Entrepreneurship and Leadership 2021, 2018.

MARK LEACH, B.S. University of Arizona 1991; Ph.D. Georgia State University 1998; Professor of Marketing 2016.

RICHARD C. MCGINITY, A.B. Princeton University 1966; M.B.A. Harvard Business School 1973; D.B.A. 1980; Bill Daniels Chair of Business Ethics 2007; Professor of Management and Marketing 2009.

C. MARK PETERSON, B.A. University of Virginia 1978; M.S. Georgia Institute of Technology 1989; Ph.D. 1994; Professor of Marketing 2014, 2007.

LINDA PRICE, B.A. University of Wyoming; M.B.A. University of Wyoming; Ph.D. University of Texas Austin; Professor of Marketing 2020.

ROBERT D. SPRAGUE, B.S.B.A. University of Denver 1980; J.D. 1985; M.B.A. University of Southern California 1999; Professor of Legal Studies in Business 2016, 2004.

Associate Professors:

ANDREW ARNETTE, B.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 2000; M.B.A. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 2002; Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 2010; Associate Professor of Decision Science 2018, 2012.

GRANT L. LINDSTROM, B.S. Utah State University 1981; M.B.A. University of Utah 1986; Ph.D. 1989; Associate Professor of Management 1996, 1990.

ELIZABETH A. MINTON, B.S. University of Alaska Southeast 2008; M.B.A. Idaho State University 2010; Ph.D. University of Oregon 2014; Associate Professor of Marketing 2018, 2014.

STEPHANIE A. ONETO, B.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1999; M.A. University of Houston 2001; Ph.D. 2007; Associate Professor of Marketing 2014, 2007.

RONN J. SMITH, B.S. Montana State University 1999; M.A. Montana State University 2000; Ph.D. Washington State University 2004; Associate Professor of Marketing 2020.

CHASE THIEL, B.S. Idaho State University 2009; M.S. University of Oklahoma 2009; Ph.D. 2012; Associate Professor of Management 2019, 2016.

Assistant Professors:

MOLLY R. BURCHETT, B.A. Transylvania University 2009; M.A. University of Kentucky 2014; Ph.D. University of Kentucky 2020.

MATTHEW FOX, B.A. Colorado College 2000; M.B.A. University of Nevada 2007; Ph.D. Duke University 2015; Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship 2018.

JACOB HOLWERDA, B.A. Cornell University 2006; M.S. Cornell University 2009; Ph.D. Cornell University 2014; Assistant Professor of Management 2020.

NICHOLAS PRINCE, B.S. Kansas State University 2004; M.B.A. Brigham Young University 2009; Ph.D. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 2015; Assistant Professor of Management 2016.

Academic Professionals:

R. CLIFFORD ASAY, B.S. Brigham Young University 1991; M.B.A. Portland State University 1998; Senior Lecturer 2011, 2006.

COREY A. BILLINGTON, B.S. Stanford University 1981; M.S. 1981; Ph.D. 1987; Visiting Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2015.

CASEY FROME, B.S. University of Wyoming 2009; M.P.A. 2014; J.D. 2014; Assistant Lecturer 2018.

ERIC J. KRSZJZANIEK, B.A. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 2005; M.A. University of Wyoming 2014; Ph.D. 2018; Assistant Lecturer 2018.

GREG C. LIVINGSTON, B.A. University of Wyoming 1996; M.A. 2018; Assistant Lecturer 2018.

KENT NOBLE, B.S. University of Wyoming 1982; Bill Daniels Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics 2016.

Professors Emeriti:

Robert E. Allen, John H. Jackson, Anthony F. McGann, J. Brooks Mitchell, Terri L. Rittenburg, Robert G. Roe, Samuel G. Taylor, Philip E. Varca, Larry R. Weatherford


The Department of Management and Marketing offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Business degrees in (1) Management of Human Resources, (2) Marketing, (3) Entrepreneurship, and (4) Professional Sales. The departmental requirements for each of these degree programs are listed below.

All majors in the Department of Management and Marketing must meet requirements of the advanced business standing, complete the common body of knowledge, major courses, and MGT 4800  with a minimum grade of C (not C-).

Non-business majors may take business courses, and are not held to advanced business standing.

College of Business 3000- and 4000- level courses are reserved for those with junior or senior level standing whether majors or non-majors unless otherwise noted.


Decision Sciences

The decision sciences curriculum is designed to serve students with a variety of majors.


Entrepreneurship

The Major in Entrepreneurship serves students wishing to learn and apply theories of entrepreneurship. The 21-credit hour major is designed to assist students to start and/or run their own venture or bring innovation to an existing organization by providing them with exposure to the development and testing of business concepts, analyzing the potential success of their concepts using a variety of tools and methodologies, being flexible in developing new ventures and innovative ideas, and formulating and implementing value propositions that will assist in the establishment and growth of a new venture. The major also provides students with skills related to how to enact creative solutions, innovative ideas, and strategic change in existing organization. Thus, students will be prepared to 1) start new ventures, and/or 2) be entrepreneurial within existing businesses. 

A complete curriculum sheet is available from the College of Business Peter M. & Paula Green Johnson Student Success Center.


International Business

The international business curriculum is designed to serve students with a variety of majors. A cross-disciplinary minor in international business is offered to students who want to augment their majors with learning about global management, finance, economics, accounting and/or a study abroad experience.


Management of Human Resources

The Management of Human Resources major is an experiential program designed to help students learn how to develop and manage the human capital of an organization. More organizations are moving toward an understanding that employees are a resource that can be developed into a distinct competitive advantage to ensure organizational success, sustainability, and reputation. Students will be prepared to create policies and practices for effective recruitment, socialization, training, development, compensation, performance management, career planning, and employee relations. Moreover, this major will help employees understand the core purposes of the area of human resource management, which are: (1) recognize the potential of individuals for and within an organization and (2) structure a positive, supportive, constructive work environment that will enable employees to work at their optimal capacity and achieve organizational goals. Students in this major will be prepared to work in a variety of human resource capacities and in other key positions related to employee management, and will understand principles for facilitating others success.

A complete curriculum sheet is available from the College of Business Peter M. & Paula Green Johnson Student Success Center.


Marketing

Marketing is a societal process and a set of organizational functions for creating, communicating, and delivering value to customers and for managing relationships in ways to benefit local and global stakeholders. Marketing majors are employed in a wide variety of industries and governmental agencies where understanding and managing customer relationships are critical. Students find jobs in market research, advertising, public relations, professional selling, non-profit marketing, product management, retailing, digital marketing and brand management.

A complete curriculum sheet is available from the College of Business Peter M. & Paula Green Johnson Student Success Center.


Professional Sales

The Professional Sales major prepares students to manage business clients of for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Specifically, this major provides business students with coursework and opportunities to equip themselves with essential knowledge and skills required to begin professional careers in sales. Careers in sales offer independence, ample financial reward, personal growth and opportunities for rapid advancement within organizations. Students that pursue a degree in professional sales will be challenged with industry engagement opportunities such as internships, and sales competitions. Students experience rigorous classroom experiences designed to develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed during the first years of their sales careers including: oral and written communication skills, selling techniques and networking, the use of sales technology and customer information, and sales pipeline management.

Professional Sales Major

All professional sales majors must comply with requirements of the advanced business prerequisites for enrollment in upper-division courses and must complete the common body of knowledge courses as listed previously. All professional selling courses for the major require a minimum grade of C.

A complete curriculum sheet is available from the College of Business Peter M. & Paula Green Johnson Student Success Center.


Graduate Study

The Department of Management and Marketing offers a Ph.D. in Marketing. Some 4000- and 5000-level classes may be counted as graduate classes in other programs.


Doctoral Program

Doctor of Philosophy in Marketing

The Department of Management and Marketing offers a program leading to a Doctor of Philosophy in Marketing. The program of study draws from extant marketing theory, primarily in consumer behavior, combined with studies in the basic sciences (e.g., anthropology, psychology, sociology) and other applied sciences (e.g., environmental sciences) to create a base of knowledge acceptable for marketing scholarship in higher education, and a depth of knowledge conducive to a stream of publishable research in a specific topic area. Theoretical development is supplemented with course work in the gathering and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, which prepares the student for rigorous exploration of marketing phenomena. Students are required to complete 72 semester hours and a scholarly dissertation that contributes to the knowledge foundations in marketing and contributes to the basic sciences that informed the inquiry. Semester hours will include core marketing classes, outside elective courses in statistics, basic social sciences, and/or interdisciplinary studies in environmental and natural resources, and dissertation work. First and second year research projects are also required, aimed at the student having published articles in respected marketing and social science journals before program completion. Comprehensive exam is completed at the end of the second semester.

All doctoral students are expected to teach while enrolled in the program. The program is designed to give students a strong research background and intensive teaching experience.

We begin accepting applications in October for the following fall semester. All completed applications must be submitted by February 1st. Admission requirements include:

• A Bachelor’s Degree

• A Master’s Degree from an accredited institution, preferably in business or a core social science discipline, is strongly preferred but not required

• Completed application (i.e., all required materials submitted) on the UW Graduate Programs Applications system

• Copies of all undergraduate and graduate program transcripts scanned and uploaded to the UW system, and official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended submitted to the UW admissions office

• A valid GRE or GMAT score. A scanned copy of the unofficial results must be uploaded to the UW system, and official scores must be requested from the testing organization and sent to UW

• Three strong letters of recommendation from research-active academicians. The letters must be uploaded by the recommenders to the UW system in MS Word or .pdf format. Please use this form

• A personal statement summarizing your interest in pursuing doctoral studies and speaking to questions or issues you wish to research. This document must be uploaded to the UW system as an MS Word or .pdf document

• For international students, Test of Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required. A scanned copy of the unofficial results must be uploaded to the UW system, and official scores must be submitted to UW from the testing organization. A minimum TOEFL score of 76     (online) or 540 (paper) is required for admission • $50 application fee paid to University Admissions


Master of Business Administration (MBAM)

Professional Graduate Programs Office
1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3275
Laramie, WY 82071
(307) 766‑2482
Email:
cobgradprograms@uwyo.edu   
Web site:
www.business.uwyo.edu/mba

MBA - General
MBAF - Finance

Program Overview

The UW MBA Program delivers professional management education that connects principles, concepts, and intense case analysis with real world experience as tools for making business decisions. Students will develop leadership and managerial skills. UW MBAs will possess the education and training to compete in today’s rapidly changing global business world.

Class sizes are small and diverse. Courses are taught by a select group of business faculty members. The total program experience (both inside and outside the classroom) is designed to provide experiential learning along with access to powerful networks.

Admission Requirements

A Faculty Admissions Committee, chaired by the Director of the MBA Program, will review all applicants. Application to the program is open to students who have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college. Students with a baccalaureate degree in a business discipline or business administration are eligible for the program, but will not be allowed to waive any of the core course requirements. Please view the full list of admission requirements below. 

Students whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL results (or another approved English proficiency exam). There are no exceptions for students from other UW colleges and schools seeking dual degrees. If an international applicant wishes to be considered for GA funding, the applicant should also submit the results of an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). Please contact the UW English Language Center (http://www.uwyo.edu/elc/) if you have questions regarding the English proficiency requirements.

Please be advised that our program in­cludes significant class discussion, substantial daily reading, many written assignments, and presentations.

Dual Degree Programs

The following dual degree programs are available:

  • MS in Engineering / MBA
  • Pharm. D. / MBA
  • J.D. / MBA
  • International MBA (Pforzheim University), double degree

Students will need to meet all MBA admission requirements and respective dual college/department requirements and be admitted to both degree programs in order to be considered for the dual degree program. The MBA core requirements are required of all students. After successful completion of all requirements, students in the dual degree program will graduate with two graduate level degrees.

Admission to the Master of Business Administration program generally requires:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university or college. For more information on accredited institutions, please visit the U.S. Department of Education site. 
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credit hours of college or university coursework, preferred. Based on a 4.0 scale. If you do not meet this minimum preferred GPA, professional work experience in a related field may be considered on a case-by-case basis.  
  • GMAT or GRE exam scores are required if you have below a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA or if you have an undergraduate degree from a non-AACSB accredited institution outside of the United States.
    • NOTE: If you have already obtained another graduate degree or if you have taken another graduate level entrance exam, GRE/GMAT waivers may be available on a case-by-case basis. If you would like to determine if you are eligible to apply for an exam waiver, please contact the program office for additional information at cobgradprograms@uwyo.edu or 307-766-2482. 
  • Professional resume. 
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework (post-secondary) must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the University of Wyoming Admissions Office at 1000. E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071-2000. Official University of Wyoming transcripts do not need to be sent to the Office of Admissions, but copies of all transcripts must also be uploaded into the UW Graduate Admissions Application.
  • Letters of recommendation (min. of 1, max. of 3). Professional (i.e. supervisor, employer, team lead, etc.) or education-related (i.e. advisor, mentor, faculty member, program director, etc.) letter(s) of recommendation provided directly by the reference via the UW Graduate Admissions Application.
  • Interview. You will be contacted by our program office to participate in a virtual interview that can be completed at your convenience. 

Note: These are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission or funding. The University of Wyoming MBA program does not provisionally or conditionally admit students.

Prerequisites: No specific prerequisite courses are required. However, evidence of technical proficiency and/or prior business experience from your work history and transcripts are considered in the admissions process. If admitted to the program, all MBA students are required to take our MBA Foundations course, which establishes a baseline level of knowledge in Accounting, Finance, Economics, and Statistics. 

Additional International Student Admission Requirements:

  • Provide proof of satisfactory English ability if native language is not English by completing the TOEFL or IELTS exam, or another approved English proficiency exam. The minimum acceptable TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score is 600 on the Paper-based test (TOEFL PBT) or a score of 100 on the Internet-based test (TOEFL iBT). The minimum acceptable IELTS score is 7. An applicant whose native language is English and is a citizen of one of the following countries or has earned a university level degree from a school in one of the following countries may be exempt from providing additional proof of English proficiency: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia Dominica, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Australia, Bermuda, Canada (all provinces except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. 
  • On-Campus Education Only: International students must also prove sufficient financial resources as established by the University of Wyoming (Graduate International Student Admissions).
  • Distance Education Only: An applicant whose native language is English or who has earned a university level degree from an English speaking university may be exempt from providing proof of English proficiency.

Degree Requirements

  • Thirty-six (MBA-MBA) or fifty-seven (MBA-MBAF) credit hours of graduate coursework, including participation in all MBA Program activities (orientation, Jackson Leadership Summit, MBA Executive Speaker Series, Professional Development, Experiential Leadership Program, etc.). Please note that students enrolled in any dual degree MBA program are required to complete all MBA participation activities and the core coursework.
  • This is a cohort based program and while the course sequence is highly structured, there may be the opportunity to extend the duration of the one-year program. Course sequence is subject to change at the discretion of the MBA Director.
  • Maintain good academic standing at the program and university level and receive no letter grade of D or F. If a letter grade of D or F is received, the student may be immediately dismissed from the program.

Course of Study

Pre-Term: All admitted MBA students will complete a Foundations course prior to orientation, the experiential leadership program, and the Jackson Leadership Summit. Students may also receive pre-term assignments and/or pre-term prep course material.

MBA Core Requirements (27 credit hours) - Required of all MBA and MBAF students as well as all Dual Degree MBA students.

  • MBAM 5800 MBA Topics: Foundations. 1. 
  • MBAM 5202 Data and Decision Modeling. 3.
  • MBAM 5104 Organizational Behavior and HRM. 3.
  • MBAM 5208 Accounting for Managers. 3. OR MBAM 5208 Managerial Accounting. 3.
  • MBAM 5204 Financial Management. 3.
  • MBAM 5207 Marketing Management. 3.
  • MBAM 5102 Operations Management. 3. 
  • MBAM 5330 Global Business Environment. 3. 
  • MBAM 5107 Decision Making I. 1.
  • MBAM 5209 Decision Making II. 1.
  • MBAM 5106 Professional Development I. 0.
  • MBAM 5206 Professional Development II. 0.
  • MBAM 5305 Strategic Management. 3. (includes international or domestic travel)

MBA Elective Requirements

  • MBA-MBA students, including dual degree students, must take an additional 9 credit hours of 4000 or 5000 level College of Business courses (3 credit hours outside the College of Business may be approved on a case-by-case basis).
  • MBA-MBAF students must take an additional 30 credit hours of 4000 or 5000 level Business courses with a minimum of 21 of those credits being Finance courses. Three (3) credit hours of graduate level courses outside of the College of Business may be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

*Note: A maximum of 12 credit hours may be taken at the 4000 level for graduate credit.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Admission Only
    • Final Deadline: June 30
    • Priority Deadline: November 1

*International Applicants: Please be advised that there are additional university requirements that may take additional processing time - you are highly encouraged to apply prior to the application deadline to ensure that if admitted, all required documentation can be provided prior to the beginning of the term of entry.

Additional Information

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fee charges will not include the cost of textbooks. Please refer to University of Wyoming cost of attendance for additional information.

MBA Executive Speaker Series

Students participate in weekly meetings (primarily on Fridays) with business leaders from a wide variety of industries (business, government, and non-profit entities). The program takes place mostly on campus, but does include some travel. This program supple­ments the class work, provides discussion and learnings of business challenges, opens the students’ horizons on career opportunities, and provides long-term networking opportunities.

Experiential Leadership Program

Students focus on improving leadership competence and focus on teamwork outside of the typical business element. This experience has been tailored to represent an experiential case study on effective leaders and effective teams. Substitute experiences can be discussed on a case-by-case basis. 

Jackson Leadership Summit

Exclusive leadership development event for MBA students to network with an astute panel of individuals with proven business success. Topics usually focus on the global economy and strategic planning.

Campus to Online MBA Program

Students enrolled in the campus MBA program may, on a case-by-case basis apply credits from the Online MBA program (courses with an MBAX prefix) to their degree, and vice versa. Must be approved by the Program Director.

Academic Requirements

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.000 in the MBA Program to remain in “good standing”. If a student’s GPA falls below 3.000, he or she is automatically placed on academic probation; the student must raise their cumulative GPA to 3.000 the following semester to avoid dismissal from the program and suspension from the University of Wyoming. Other requirements involving program dis­missal include:

  • A student who earns a grade of “D” or lower in any one course may have the opportunity to retake the course (MBAX or MBAM).

Online Master of Business Administration (MBAX)

Professional Graduate Programs Office
1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3275
Laramie, WY 82071
(307) 766‑2482
Email:
cobgradprograms@uwyo.edu   
Web site:
www.business.uwyo.edu/mba

MBA-MBAX - General

Program Overview

The University of Wyoming offers a flexible Online MBA (EMBA). The Online MBA Program is specifically designed for experienced business professionals interested in an AACSB accredited, 100% online program that fits their busy schedules. This program is typically completed in two years and is tailored for professionals interested in enhancing their understanding of business disciplines and ap­plying them to decision-making. With starts each Fall, Spring, and Summer, the cohort-based program consists of a minimum 30 credit hours of required coursework. 

Program Admission Requirements

A Faculty Admissions Committee, chaired by the Director of the MBA Program, will review all applicants. Application to the program is open to students who have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college. Students with a baccalaureate degree in a business discipline or business administration are eligible for the program, but will not be allowed to waive any of the core course requirements. Please see full list of admission requirements below. 

Students whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL results, or results of another approved English proficiency exam. There are no exceptions for students from other UW colleges and schools seeking dual degrees. If an international applicant wishes to be considered for GA funding, the applicant should also submit the results of an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). Please contact the UW English Language Center (http://www.uwyo.edu/elc/) if you have questions regarding the English proficiency requirements.

Please be advised that our program in­cludes significant class discussion, substantial daily reading, many written assignments, and presentations.

Admission to the Online Master of Business Administration program generally requires:

  • Completed University of Wyoming Graduate Admissions Application and non-refundable application fee. 
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university or college. For more information on accredited institutions, please visit the U.S. Department of Education site. 
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credit hours of college or university coursework, preferred. Based on a 4.0 scale. If you do not meet this minimum preferred GPA, professional work experience in a related field may be considered on a case-by-case basis.  
  • GRE or GMAT Optional. A strong GRE or GMAT score may be considered to offset deficiencies in other areas of your application (such as a GPA below 3.0, limited work experience, etc.). 
  • Professional resume. A minimum 2 years’ professional work experience is preferred. 
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework (post-secondary) must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the University of Wyoming Admissions Office at 1000. E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071-2000. Official University of Wyoming transcripts do not need to be sent to the Office of Admissions, but copies of all transcripts must also be uploaded into the UW Graduate Admissions Application.
  • Letters of recommendation (min. of 1, max. of 3). Professional (i.e. supervisor, employer, team lead, etc.) or education-related (i.e. advisor, mentor, faculty member, program director, etc.) letter(s) of recommendation provided directly by the reference via the UW Graduate Admissions Application.
  • Interview. You will be contacted by our program office to participate in a virtual interview that can be completed at your convenience. 

Note: These are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission or funding. Meeting the minimum requirements listed here does not guarantee admission. The University of Wyoming MBA program does not provisionally or conditionally admit students.

Prerequisites: No prerequisite courses will be required if you have completed a business or STEM related bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum 3.0 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale). Applicants without a business or STEM related undergraduate or graduate degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA must provide evidence of proficiency in the following areas:

  • Business Math and Statistics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Finance
  • Fundamentals of Economics

*Evidence of proficiency in these areas is considered on a case-by-case basis but is commonly pursued through supplemental courses and/or relevant professional experience. Please contact the program office for additional information. 

Additional International Student Admissions Requirements

  • Provide proof of satisfactory English ability if native language is not English by completing the TOEFL or IELTS exam, or another approved English proficiency exam. The minimum acceptable TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score is 600 on the Paper-based test (TOEFL PBT) or a score of 100 on the Internet-based test (TOEFL iBT). The minimum acceptable IELTS score is 7. An applicant whose native language is English and is a citizen of one of the following countries or has earned a university level degree from a school in one of the following countries may be exempt from providing additional proof of English proficiency: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia Dominica, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Australia, Bermuda, Canada (all provinces except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. 
  • On-Campus Education Only: International students must also prove sufficient financial resources as established by the University of Wyoming (Graduate International Student Admissions).
  • Distance Education Only: An applicant whose native language is English or who has earned a university level degree from an English speaking university may be exempt from providing proof of English proficiency.

Degree Requirements

  • Thirty (30) credit hours of graduate credit as outlined in the Course of Study section.
  • This is a cohort based program and while the course sequence is structured, there is a lot of opportunity for flexibility. This program can be completed in one or two years most commonly, but longer completion timelines can be discussed. Course sequence is subject to change at the discretion of the MBA Director.
  • Maintain good academic standing at the program and university level and receive no letter grade of D or F.

Course of Study

MBA Core Requirements (21 credit hours) - Required of all MBAX students.

  • MBAX 5204 Financial Management. 3. 
  • MBAX 5207 Marketing Management. 3. or MBAX 5235 Marketing Analysis & Strategy. 3. 
  • MBAX 5202 Data and Decision Modeling. 3.
  • MBAX 5104 Organizational Behavior & HRM. 3.
  • MBAX 5330 The Global Business Environment. 3.
  • MBAX 5208 Accounting for Managers. 3. or MBAX 5208 Managerial Accounting. 3. 
  • MBAX 5305 Strategic Management. 3.

MBA Elective/Concentration Requirements

  • MBA-MBAX students must take an additional 9 credit hours of 5000 level College of Business courses.
  • Energy Concentration students will complete the additional 9 credit hours of coursework as follows:
    • ACCT 5503 Fundamentals of Accounting in the Energy Industry. 3.
    • MGT 5504 Energy Industry Value Chain. 3.
    • FIN 5502 Energy Finance: Project Evaluation. 3.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Admission 
    • Block 1 Final Deadline: June 30
    • Block 2 Final Deadline: October 1
    • Priority Deadline: May 1
  • Spring Admission
    • Block 1 Final Deadline: December 1
    • Block 2 Final Deadline: February 1
    • Priority Deadline: October 1
  • Summer Admission
    • Final Deadline: April 1 
    • Priority Deadline: February 1

*International Applicants: Please be advised that there are additional university requirements that may take additional processing time - you are highly encouraged to apply prior to the application deadline to ensure that if admitted, all required documentation can be provided prior to the beginning of the term of entry.

Additional Information

Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fee charges will not include the cost of textbooks. Please refer to University of Wyoming cost of attendance for additional information.
Online to Campus MBA Program

Students enrolled in the online MBA program may, on a case-by-case basis apply credits from the campus MBA program (courses with an MBAM prefix) to their degree, and vice versa. Must be approved by the Program Director.

Academic Requirements

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.000 in the MBA Program to remain in “good standing”. If a student’s GPA falls below 3.000, he or she is automatically placed on academic probation; the student must raise their cumulative GPA to 3.000 the following semester to avoid dismissal from the program and suspension from the University of Wyoming.

  • Maintain good academic standing at the program and university level and receive no letter grade of D or F.

College of Business Graduate Certificate Programs

Professional Graduate Programs Office
1000 E. University Ave,. Dept. 3275
Laramie, WY 82071
(307) 766‑2482
Email:
cobgradprograms@uwyo.edu   
Web site:
www.business.uwyo.edu/mba

CERT-MBAE - Energy Business
CERT-CFP - Certificed Financial Planning

 

Program Overview, Energy Business Certificate

The Certificate in Energy Business is composed of 9-credits of masters-level graduate coursework in the College of Business, with the primary goal of achieving mastery and professional skills common to functional business roles within the energy industry. Specifically:

  • Develop a working understanding of the concepts and practices of Supply Chain Management to make strategic support decisions within the energy industry.
  • Acquire the foundation necessary to work in the energy industry as a financial statement analyst, manager, auditor, or accountant.
  • Utilize core capital budgeting, techno-economic cashflow modeling and other finance concepts to evaluate energy industry project investments.
  • Demonstrate effective problem solving, written, and oral communication skills in the context of the energy industry.

Program Overview, CFP Certificate

The Certificate in Certified Financial Planning is composed of 18-credits of masters-level graduate coursework in the College of Business, with the primary goal of providing students with the education, training, and skills necessary to be able to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) examination. The curriculum is aligned with the CFP® Board’s Principal Knowledge Topics and covers principles and practices of essential areas of financial planning, including:

  • Wealth Management
  • Investment Management
  • Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Insurance and Retirement Planning

Program Admission Requirements

Admission to the graduate certificate programs generally requires:

  • Completed University of Wyoming Graduate Admissions Application and non-refundable application fee.  
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university or college. For more information on accredited institutions, please visit the U.S. Department of Education site. 
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credit hours of college or university coursework, preferred (based on a 4.0 scale). If you do not meet the preferred GPA, professional work experience in a related field may be considered on a case-by-case basis.  
  • GRE or GMAT Optional. A strong GRE or GMAT score may be considered to offset deficiencies in other areas of your application (such as a GPA below 3.0, limited work experience, etc.), but is not required. 
  • Professional resume. A minimum 2 years of professional work experience is preferred. 
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework (post-secondary) must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the University of Wyoming Admissions Office at 1000. E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071-2000. Official University of Wyoming transcripts do not need to be sent to the Office of Admissions, but copies of all transcripts must also be uploaded into the UW Graduate Admissions Application.
  • Letters of recommendation (min. of 1, max. of 3). Professional (i.e. supervisor, employer, team lead, etc.) or education-related (i.e. advisor, mentor, faculty member, program director, etc.) letter(s) of recommendation provided directly by the reference via the UW Graduate Admissions Application.
  • Interview. You will be contacted by our program office to participate in a virtual interview that can be completed at your convenience (no need to schedule a meeting). 

Note: These are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission or funding. The University of Wyoming College of Business Graduate Certificate programs do not admit students provisionally or conditionally.

CERT-MBAE Prerequisites: Applicants must provide evidence of proficiency in the following areas:

Managerial Accounting

Finance

CERT-CFP Prerequisites: Applicants must provide evidence of proficiency in the following areas:

Business Math and Statistics

Financial Management

*Evidence of proficiency in these areas is considered on a case-by-case basis but is commonly pursued through supplemental courses and/or relevant professional experience. Please contact the program office for additional information. 

Additional International Student Admissions Requirements

  • Provide proof of satisfactory English ability if native language is not English by completing the TOEFL or IELTS exam. The minimum acceptable TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score is 600 on the Paper-based test (TOEFL PBT) or a score of 100 on the Internet-based test (TOEFL iBT). The minimum acceptable IELTS score is 7. An applicant whose native language is English and is a citizen of one of the following countries or has earned a university level degree from a school in one of the following countries may be exempt from providing additional proof of English proficiency: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia Dominica, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Australia, Bermuda, Canada (all provinces except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. 
  • On-Campus Education Only: International students must also prove sufficient financial resources as established by the University of Wyoming (Graduate International Student Admissions).
  • Distance Education Only: An applicant whose native language is English or who has earned a university level degree from an English speaking university may be exempt from providing proof of English proficiency.

Degree Requirements, Energy Business Certificate

  • 9 total credit hours of coursework to include:
    • FIN 5502 - Energy Finance: Project Evaluation. 3.
    • ACCT 5503 - Fundamentals of Accounting in the Energy Industry. 3.
    • MGT 5504 - Energy Industry Value Chain. 3.
  • Maintain good academic standing at the program and university level and receive no letter grade of D or F. If a letter grade of D or F is received, the student will be immediately dismissed from the program.

Degree Requirements, CFP Certificate

  • 18 total credit hours of coursework to include:
    • FIN 5070 Tax Planning for Financial Planners. 3.
    • FIN 5310 Investment Management. 3.
    • FIN 5720 Insurance and Retirement Planning. 3.
    • FIN 5750 Fundamentals of Financial Planning. 3. 
    • FIN 5780 Estate Planning. 3.
    • FIN 5800 CFP Capstone. 3.
  • Maintain good academic standing at the program and university level and receive no letter grade of D or F. If a letter grade of D or F is received, the student will be immediately dismissed from the program.

Academic Requirements

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.000 to remain in “good standing”. If a student’s GPA falls below 3.000, he or she is automatically placed on academic probation; the student must raise their cumulative GPA to 3.000 the following semester to avoid dismissal from the program and suspension from the University of Wyoming. Other requirements involving program dis­missal include:

  • A student who earns a grade lower than a “C” in any course must retake the course, or withdraw from the program.

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