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Each candidate who applies to the University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is evaluated individually by our faculty and program directors. We consider each part of the application in a holistic assessment, including the candidate’s reasons for pursuing an MBA, interview responses, prior academic performance, work experience, and letters of recommendation.

Students are admitted on a rolling basis with applications evaluated as soon as they are completed. It typically takes no more than two weeks to receive an admission decision.

Campus Programs

  • Fall Admission Only

    • Final Deadline: June 30

    • Priority Deadline: November 1

Online Programs (NO GMAT REQUIRED!)

  • Fall Admission 

    • Block 1 Final Deadline: June 30

    • Block 2 Final Deadline: October 1

    • Priority Deadline: May 1

  • Spring Admission

    • Block 1 Final Deadline: December 1

    • Block 2 Final Deadline: February 1

    • Priority Deadline: October 1

  • Summer Admission

    • Final Deadline: April 1 

    • Priority Deadline: February 1

*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 to the Master of Business Administration program generally requires:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university or college. For more information on accredited institutions, please visit the U.S. Department of Education site. 

  • Your cumulative undergraduate GPA in the last 60 credit hours of college or university coursework will be a consideration in the admissions process. A low GPA can be offset by professional work experience in a related field, test scores, etc. on a case-by-case basis.

  • GMAT or GRE exam scores. 

    • 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 cobgradprograms@uwyo.edu or 307-766-2482. For example, if you've already obtained another graduate degree or if you've taken another graduate level entrance exam, you may be eligible for a testing exemption. 

  • Professional resume. A minimum 2 years' professional work experience is preferred. 

  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework (post-secondary), 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 to be sent to the Office of Admissions, but copies of all transcripts must also be uploaded into the UW Graduate Admissions Application.

  • Letters of recommendation (min. of 1, max. of 3). Professional (i.e. supervisor, employer, team lead, etc.) or education-related (i.e. advisor, mentor, faculty member, program director, etc.) letter(s) of recommendation provided directly by the reference via the UW Graduate Admissions Application.

  • Interview. You will be contacted by our program office to participate in a virtual interview that can be completed at your convenience. 

 

Note: These are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission or funding. The University of Wyoming MBA program does not admit students provisionally or conditionally.

Prerequisites: No specific prerequisite courses are required. However, evidence of technical proficiency and/or prior business experience from your work history and transcripts are considered in the admissions process. If admitted to the program, all MBA students are required to take our MBA Foundations course, which establishes a baseline level of knowledge in Accounting, Finance, Economics, and Statistics. 

Admission to the Online Master of Business Administration program generally requires:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university or college. For more information on accredited institutions, please visit the U.S. Department of Education site. 

  • Your cumulative undergraduate GPA in the last 60 credit hours of college or university coursework will be a consideration in the admissions process. A low GPA can be offset by professional work experience in a related field, test scores, etc. on a case-by-case basis.

  • GRE or GMAT Optional. A strong GRE or GMAT score may be considered to offset deficiencies in other areas of your application (such as a GPA below 3.0, limited work experience, etc.). 

  • Professional resume. A minimum 2 years’ professional work experience is preferred. 

  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework (post-secondary), 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 to be sent to the Office of Admissions, but copies of all transcripts must also be uploaded into the UW Graduate Admissions Application.

  • Letters of recommendation (min. of 1, max. of 3). Professional (i.e. supervisor, employer, team lead, etc.) or education-related (i.e. advisor, mentor, faculty member, program director, etc.) letter(s) of recommendation provided directly by the reference via the UW Graduate Admissions Application.

  • Interview. You will be contacted by our program office to participate in a virtual interview that can be completed at your convenience. 

 

Note: These are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission or funding. The University of Wyoming MBA program does not admit students provisionally or conditionally.

Prerequisites: No prerequisite courses will be required if you have completed a business or STEM related bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum 3.0 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale). Applicants without a business or STEM related undergraduate or graduate degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA must provide evidence of proficiency in the following areas:

Business Math and Statistics

Managerial Accounting

Finance

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. 

  • 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. 

  • On-Campus Education Only: International students must also prove sufficient financial resources as established by the University of Wyoming (Graduate International Student Admissions).

  • Distance Education 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.

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MBA Program

College of Business

Department 3275

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2482

Email: cobgradprograms@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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