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Master of Business Administration

MBA Programs Office 1000 E. University Ave.,
Dept. 3275 Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307)766-2449
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MBAM - General
MBAE - Energy Management
MBAF - Finance

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 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 course requirements.

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. If an international applicant wishes to be considered for GA funding, the applicant should also submit the results of an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). Please contact the UW English Language Center ( 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.

Attainment of minimum requirements does not guarantee admission     

  • Completed UW Graduate Application and nonrefundable application fee:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college
  • Undergraduate GPA greater than 3.000, preferred
  • GMAT or GRE exam scores: GMAT minimum combined score of 550; GRE minimum combined score of 300
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Participate in an interview, either on-campus (preferred) or by telephone (the MBA Programs office will call international applicants)
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended. Transcripts should be sent directly to the MBA Program Office.

Applications for each Fall term are accepted until June 30th the year of planned enrollment.

Additional International Student Admission Requirements:

  • Sufficient financial resources as established by the University of Wyoming.

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 100 on the Internet-based exam. TOEFL scores are valid for two years. IELTS scores can be submitted in place of the TOEFL with a minimum score requirement of 7.

Note: The GRE/GMAT requirement may be waived on a case-by-case basis for select dual degree applicants. Please contact the MBA Program Office for more information.

Degree Requirements

  • 47 to 59 credit hours of graduate credit (38 hours of required Core MBA courses plus 9 to 21 hours of track courses), including participation in all MBA Program activities (orientation, the MBA Executive Leadership Program, Professional Development, Outdoor Leadership Program, etc.) Please note: students enrolled in a dual degree MBA program are required to complete all MBA participation activities and the core 38 credit hours of coursework.
  • This is a cohort based program. The course sequence is highly-structured and all course requirements must be completed in their prescribed manner. Course sequence is subject to change, in extremely rare circumstances, at the discretion of the MBA Director.
  • Maintain good academic standing and receive no letter grade of D (+ or -) or F.

Course of Study

(sequence subject to change only at the direction of the MBA Program Director)

Pre-Term 1

Students participate in an orientation, an outdoor leadership program, and the Jackson Leadership Conference. Students may also receive pre-term assignments for the Fall 1 core courses.

Fall 1: MBA Core (16 credit hours)

  • MBAM 5108 MBA Financial Accounting. 3.
  • MBAM 5103 Business Research Methods. 3.
  • MBAM 5107 Decision Making I. 1.
  • MBAM 5205 Decision Modeling. 3.
  • MBAM 5106 Professional Development I. 0.
  • MBAM 5309 Managerial Economics I. 3.

Spring 1: MBA Core (16 credit hours)

  • MBAM 5208 Managerial Accounting. 3.
  • MBAM 5204 Financial Management. 3.
  • MBAM 5207 Marketing Management. 3.
  • MBAM 5203 Entrepreneurial Management. 3.
  • MBAM 5102 Operations Management. 3.
  • MBAM 5206 Professional Development II. 0.
  • MBAM 5209 Decision Making II. 1.

Summer: MBA Core (3 credit hours)

Students will participate in the Jackson Leadership Conference for a second time.

Pre-Term 2
  • Students will participate in a 5-8 day outdoor program building leadership and team skills.

Fall 2: Core (3 credits)

  • MBAM 5305 Sustainable Management Strategy (Capstone). 3. *includes international travel

Fall 2: Track Courses (9 credits)

Spring 2: Track Specific Courses (12 credits)

General Track Courses (Fall Only)

  • MBAM 5504 Supply Chain Mgmt in the Energy Ind. 3.
  • MBAM 5303 International Business. 3.
  • Energy or Finance track course elective (see below)

Energy Track Courses (Fall or Spring)

  • MBAM 5503 Fund Accounting Energy Industry. 3.
  • MBAM 5502 Energy Finance: Project Evaluation. 3.
  • MBAM 5504 Supply Chain Mgmt in theEnergy Ind. 3.
  • MBAM 5501 Energy Econ. and Public Policy. 3.
  • MBAM 5800:Topic:Oil and Gas Law. 3.
  • MBAM 5506 Energy Finance: Energy Trading, Hedging and Securities. 3.
  • MBAM 5508 Marketing and Sustainable Consumption. 3.

Finance Track Courses (Fall or Spring)

  • MBAM 5303 International Business. 3.
  • MBAM 5401 Investment Management and Analysis. 3.
  • MBAM 5402 Corporate Finance & Governance. 3.
  • MBAM 5502 Energy Finance: Project Evaluation. 3.
  • MBAM 5506 Energy Finance: Energy Trading, Hedging and Securities. 3.
  • MBAM 5800: Topics: Valuation. 3.
  • MBAM 5800 Topics: Risk Management. 3.
Dual Degree Programs

The following dual degree programs are available:

  • MS in Engineering / MBA
  • Pharm. D. /MBA
  • J.D. / MBA
  • International MBA (Pforzheim University)

Students will need to be admitted to both degree programs. The MBA Core courses are required of all students, including the Capstone course in the second fall term. At the completion of all graduate studies, students will receive two degrees.

Students interested in a dual degree must meet all MBA admission requirements and respective college/department requirements.

Additional Information

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fee charges will include program events/activities. Textbooks are not included.

MBA Executive Leadership Program

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 Learning Project

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 COB facilities to perform analyses, develop recommendations, and prepare a written and oral presentation to senior 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 learning project.

Outdoor 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.

Jackson Leadership Conference

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.

Track Courses

9 to 21 credit hours of coursework determined by the student’s track. Courses for dual degree students will be determined by both colleges and/or departments.

Online MBA Program

Students enrolled in the campus MBA programs may not apply credits from the Online MBA Program (courses with a MBAX prefix) to their degree, and vice versa.

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. Other requirements involving program dismissal include:

  • A student who earns a grade lower than a “C” in any course is dismissed from the program

Master of Business Administration (MBAM) Courses

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