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MBA Admission Requirements (campus programs)

Admission into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is competitive. Each candidate is evaluated individually by an admissions committee chaired by the MBA Program Director. The committee considers every part of the application in a holistic assessment of the candidate's reasons for pursuing an MBA, prior academic performance, work experience, exam scores, and letters of recommendation.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Admission: All required application materials are due by June 30.

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

Admission Requirements

  • Completed university application and nonrefundable application fee.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university or college.

  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0, preferred. Based on a 4.0 scale. If you do not meet this minimum preferred GPA, please contact the program office. 

  • GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Examination) exam scores. GMAT and GRE scores must be sent directly to the MBA Program. The institution code for the GRE is 4855.  

  • 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. Official University of Wyoming transcripts do not need requested to the department. Copies of all transcripts must also be uploaded into the UW Graduate Admissions Application.

  • Letters of recommendation (2). Professional or education-related letters of recommendation provided directly by the reference via the UW Graduate Admissions Application.

  • An interview will be requested upon completion of the application. On-campus is preferred, but interviews can also be arranged via telephone or video conference.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

  • 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. 

  • International students must also prove sufficient financial resources as established by the University of Wyoming (Graduate International Student Admissions).

NOTE: Students who have earned a masters or doctoral degree in a business or a STEM related field from a United States regionally accredited institution with the minimum preferred GPA are eligible to have the GMAT/GRE requirement waived on a case-by-case basis. Please contact program office for additional information.

Prerequisites: No prerequisite courses will be required if you have completed a business or STEM related bachelors or masters degree from a regionally accredited college or university with the minimum preferred GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale OR if you have 3+ years of professional work experience.

Applicants without a business or STEM related undergraduate or graduate degree OR without 3+ years of professional work experience must provide evidence of proficiency in the following:

Business Math and Statistics

Managerial Accounting

Fundamentals of Economics

 

*Note: 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. 

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