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Application Deadlines

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.

The MBA Program admits students on a rolling basis with applications considered as they are submitted. All admission deadlines are listed below: 

  • Fall Admission: All required application materials are due by June 30. (campus and online programs)

  • Spring Admission: All required application materials are due by December 1. (online programs only)

  • Summer Admission: All required application materials are due by March 1. (online programs only)

  • 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.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the 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.

  • 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. Five or more years of professional work experience preferred, but not required.

  • 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 requested to the department, but 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 may be requested upon completion of the application. On-campus interviews are preferred, but interviews can also be arranged via telephone or video conference. Please contact the program office for additional information at mba@uwyo.edu or 307-766-2449.

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). (campus programs 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. (online programs only)

NOTE: GRE/GMAT waivers are 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 mba@uwyo.edu or 307-766-2449.

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

*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. 

 

Persons seeking admission, employment or access to programs of the University of Wyoming shall be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or political belief.

Contact Us

MBA Program

College of Business

Department 3275

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2449

Email: mba@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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