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Published February 02, 2024
By Audrey M.
Earning your MBA can be an exciting steppingstone to the next stage of your career. However, the idea of going back to school can be daunting, especially for those currently employed at a full-time job. Luckily, the MBA program at the University of Wyoming is built to help you earn your degree at your own pace and leave with an arsenal of new skills learned along the way! Here are just a few of the reasons we recommend this innovative program:
Many people looking to get their MBA may be currently employed, or otherwise juggling busy schedules. Because of this, the online program at the University of Wyoming is structured to fit into the schedules of even the busiest students. Current MBA Student Zac Gunter is working towards his MBA while holding a full-time job as a business manager and finds the program very manageable: “I take one eight-week course a semester, so I’m only in class half of the year. With it being online, I can cater the schedule of each class and the entire MBA to fit my life.” Similarly, student Tyler Gross is enrolled in the MBA program as he continues his full-time profession, citing the flexibility of the course as the biggest benefit of our program.
As you consider going back to school to earn an MBA, program costs may be another common factor in mind. Luckily, the MBA program at the University of Wyoming is incredibly affordable, with a semester of 6 credit hours coming in at just over $5,000. Current student Tyler comments on the cost of the program as a key reason he would recommend it to others: “The flexibility, combined with the affordability, truly makes the program unique.”
You may be wondering if the work of gaining an MBA would be worth it. Many of our students hope to use their MBA certification to reach their career goals, as Zac explains, “Shortly after starting my full-time position for the University of Wyoming, I saw that a lot of the positions I’d like to hopefully move up into either required or were currently filled by people that had additional education. Getting an MBA will help me unlock the ability to get these jobs.” After completing the program, many students have seen great success in the application of the coursework to their lives, with one graduate commenting, “After just one semester, I already use my cross-functional learning at UW to add value in my current role as a petroleum engineer.”
The work of obtaining your MBA may seem overwhelming at first, but at the University of Wyoming, there are many ways to thrive within the program. Zac and Tyler offered their best tips as current students for being successful on your journey. “Learning effective time management skills is the best thing you can do to be successful in this program” advises Tyler. Zac agrees, commenting, “Doing a little bit every day adds up. This has made it much easier for me to stay on top of my classes, retain the material, and succeed in the class.” Completing your MBA at the University of Wyoming includes a host of students offering support and a full staff of instructors dedicated to your success.
The MBA program at the University of Wyoming provides its students with an entirely new skillset that they can utilize in every step of their career. Current student Tyler cites a few of the specific tools he’s gained from the program, stating that “things like balance sheets, financial statements, data analysis, and managing employees has been invaluable for me.” Similarly, Zac has enjoyed applying new skills to his current position, and writes, “one of the most important skills I’ve learned is how to better forecast data. I analyze and forecast data in my current job, and I was able to implement what I learned from one of my courses directly into my work.” Enrolling in our program ensures that you’ll feel equipped to enter the next stage of your career.
At the University of Wyoming, our experienced faculty work together to instruct and support each one of our students. Our program’s 2:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures tailored guidance and a deeper engagement with the curriculum. Student Tyler Gross agrees, sharing, “The professors bring a wealth of experience from various industries, offering a great blend of theoretical knowledge and practical insights.” Our faculty also offer real-world solutions, as one graduate notes, “In Business Research Methods, Dr. Peterson not only taught us the basic theories behind market research, but he also armed us with practical tools to succeed in modern business.” With an array of qualified instructors to assist you, obtaining your MBA will become increasingly achievable.
It’s important to know that the education you receive while obtaining an MBA is a quality one. At the University of Wyoming, we’re proud to boast an AACSB-accredited MBA program to ensure our students get the education they need to jumpstart their future. A distinction earned by less than 5% of business schools worldwide, this accreditation is a testament to our commitment to excellence and continuous improvement in business education.
As you consider earning an MBA, it’s important to examine whether the program will apply to your personal goals and interests. Luckily, the program at the University of Wyoming offers a wide courseload, including Data and Decision Modeling, Financial Management, Global Business Environment, and more! Additionally, the University of Wyoming offers an exclusive Energy concentration, where students can obtain unique skills in energy industry and finances.
In the world of business, cultivating leadership skills and fostering professional relationships are paramount. This is why we’ve designed our MBA program to offer students a host of opportunities outside of the classroom to develop this important skillset. Students are invited to on-site networking events such as our annual Jackson Leadership Conference, along with the chance to experience studies internationally or attend executive speakers hosted by the University of Wyoming. Connections made during your completion of an MBA can continue to help you build your career years after you’ve graduated.
Our MBA program comes highly recommended by both current and graduated students. These recommendations cite our professors, course flexibility, and real-world applications as just a few of the reasons to enroll in the program. Current student Tyler states that he would “absolutely recommend the program to others”, along with Zac, who writes, “Both my time as an undergraduate student and now in the MBA program at UW have been wonderful. I’ve always felt I’ve had the resources needed to help me succeed.”
Going back to school to earn your MBA is made simple at the University of Wyoming. So what are you waiting for?