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Master of Business Administration (MBA)


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Master of Business Administration (MBAM)

MBA & 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

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) or an approved alternative to the 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

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.  
  • A GMAT or GRE score may be required as part of the application process as determined by the program director after reviewing the required application materials. Please reach out for additional information to 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. 

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) 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 students as well as all Dual Degree MBA students.

  • MBAM 5101 MBA 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 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. Dual degree students (JD/PharmD/MS) may take three (3) credit hours outside the College of Business following dual degree agreement guidelines. Please contact your advisor for additional information.

*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 1
    • Priority Deadline: November 1
    • Scholarship Deadline: March 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)

MBA & 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) or an approved alternative. 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. 

Prerequisites: Prerequisite courses may be required as determined by the MBA Director. Please reach out to our office at cobgradprograms@uwyo.edu or 307-766-2482 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

MBA & 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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