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Early Career MBA

Do you want to start your own company or do you have a specific job in mind, but are unsure of whether or not you have the right skills or experience? The UW MBA program offers an Early Career MBA tailored to those looking to gain the needed experience and business insights required in today’s competitive marketplace. This one-year program is designed to provide students with a breadth and depth of business knowledge through classroom work and extensive experiential learning. Our students work on cross-functional teams with real companies on real projects. With the focus being on leadership and management development, the UW MBA program is dedicated to providing students with opportunities for success.  

Regardless of degree track, all full-time campus based students will complete the MBA orientation, core curriculum, summer consulting project, and the experiential leadership program. 

Pre-Term Expectations

Students will be required to take a pre-term assessment to determine their proficiency in quantitatively-based subjects. Deficiencies in these subject areas will require completion of a short foundational course (approximately 20 hours of time required to complete each course). Addressing potential deficiencies prior to beginning the MBA core curriculum will ensure that all students are equipped for success in their subsequent studies.

Students will also participate in a one to two-week team building orientation prior to the start of their fall coursework.

Core Curriculum

Students admitted to the Early Career MBA,  MBA in Finance, and any of the full-time dual degree programs will complete the following core curriculum courses: 

MBA Core Requirements (27 credit hours) – Required of all MBA and MBAF 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. 

  • MBAM 5204 Financial Management. 3.

  • MBAM 5207 Marketing Management. 3.

  • MBAM 5102 Operations Management. 3.

  • MBAM 5330 Global Business Environment. 3. 

  • MBAM 5106 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.

MBA Elective Requirements

  • MBA-MBA students must take an additional 9 credit hours of 4000 or 5000 level College of Business courses

  • MBA-MBAF students must take an additional 21 credit hours of 4000 or 5000 level Finance courses. Other graduate level courses may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • MBA Dual Degree students will share 9 credit hours of electives from the respective dual degree program – no additional MBA specific electives are required but please coordinate these electives with your degree advisors.

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

*To view the course descriptions, please view our University Catalog.

*For MBA Tuition and Fee information, please visit our Cost of Attendance page or email

Early Career Course Options

Students enrolled in the early career MBA program can take their nine (9) additional required credit hours from the energy and/or finance course options. 

Consulting Project Information

Students will participate in Summer Consulting Projects administered from the UW campus. Students will have access to COB facilities to perform analysis and develop recommendations, although it is expected that the students will spend time on-site at the sponsoring clients' facilities. More about previous projects can be found here. Alternative internships may be approved on a case-by-case basis. 


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MBA Program

College of Business

Department 3275

1000 E University of Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2482


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