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 with respect to age, gender, experience, and nationality. 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 exceptional learning along with life-long relationships.
A Faculty Admissions Committee, chaired by the Director of the MBA program, will review all applications. Application to the program is open to students who have a four-year 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 courses.
Applicants must provide official academic transcripts, GMAT or GRE test results, three letters of recommendation, and a current resume.
Students whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL results. There are no exceptions for students from other UW colleges and schools seeking dual degrees. Please be advised that our program includes significant class discussion, substantial daily reading, many written assignments, and presentations.
A minimum TOEFL score of 100 on the Internet-based exam. TOEFL scores are valid for two years.
(sequence subject to change only at the direction of the MBA Program Director)
Fall 1: MBA Core (16 credit hours)
Spring 1: MBA Core (16 credit hours)
Summer: MBA Core (3 credit hours)
Fall 2: Core (3 credits)
Fall 2: Track Courses (9 credits) - General Management or Energy ManagementDual Degree Programs
The following dual degree programs are available:
Students will need to be admitted to both degree programs. The MBA Core courses are required of all students, including the Capstone course. At the completion of all graduate studies, students will receive two degrees. Students interested in a dual degree should refer to the MBA website for degree-specific application requirements.
Energy Management Major (59 credit hours) - Designation will appear on MBA Degree
Tuition and fee charges will include program events/activities. Textbooks are not included.
Students participate in weekly meetings (primarily on Fridays) with business leaders from a wide variety of industries (for profit and tax exempt) and political leaders. 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.
The required summer experiential learning project will give students the opportunity to address real-world strategic issues for business, government, and non-profit entities. The project will be administered from the UW campus and students will have access to College of Business facilities to perform analyses, develop recommendations, and prepare a written and oral presentation to management. Students will travel to company sites and other locations for data collection and interviews, as appropriate. College faculty will participate in these projects as mentors. Students cannot take any other courses during the summer experiential project.
Nine credit hours of coursework determined by the student’s track. Courses for dual degree students will be determined by both departments.
Students enrolled in the General or Energy MBA Programs may not apply credits from the Online MBA Program (courses with a MBAX prefix) to their degree, and vice versa.
Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the MBA program to remain in "good standing". If a student's GPA falls below 3.0, he or she is automatically placed on academic probation; the student must raise their cumulative GPA to 3.0 the following semester to avoid dismissal from the program. Other requirements involving program dismissal include: