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Woodbury School of Business

Master of Business Administration
  • Admissions (Part-time Program) and Marketing Manager: Matthew Moon
  • Office: WB 127a
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  • Admissions Coordinator (Full-time Program): Gina Johnson
  • Office: WB 146p
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  • Adminstrative Support: Monique Roese
  • Office: WB 127
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  • Academic Advisor: Terry Smith
  • Office: WB 132a
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Program Description

For complete and current information about the MBA program, please access our web at

The Masters of Business Administration at UVU includes two distinct options, both of which offer emphases in management or accounting.

  1. The Part-time Professional MBA Program leverages the management experiences of our professional students while focusing on application and practice through the use of group discussions, case studies, simulations, projects, and interaction with regional organizations and business leaders. Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings on the Orem campus which begins fall semester (August). Additionally, classes are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Thanksgiving Point location which begins spring semester (January).
  2. The Full-time Accelerated MBA Program is designed to meet the needs of students who have completed their undergraduate degree and would like to continue their education through an enhanced one-year, three-semester program. The format requires a full-time effort as classes, workshops, and events are scheduled throughout the week. Due to the rigorous demands of this program, employment during enrollment is limited to 15-20 hours per week. Courses concentrate on real-world and engaged activities designed to assist students as they prepare to enter the business world.

The MBA program embraces the university’s designation as an engaged learning campus. Students immerse themselves in all aspects of business management, including accounting, leadership, marketing, economics, ethics, and social responsibility. Throughout the program, students will participate in several integration modules designed to assimilate the various functions of business through simulations, comprehensive case studies and real-world learning projects.


After students are admitted into either the full-time or part-time program, they may demonstrate knowledge proficiency of all prerequisites by submitting official transcripts with a “B-“ or higher in equivalent courses, OR by completing an online, abbreviated MBA Prep Course, prior to starting the program. Prerequisites include:

  • Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Finance (within the last 5 years)
  • Statistics (within the last 5 years)
  • Excel proficiency (within the last 5 years)

NOTE: Students who choose to meet these requirements by completing the MBA Prep Courses will need to obtain 80% or higher on the final assessment for each course. The prep courses may be completed through pre-determined MyEducator or Harvard Business Publishing curriculum.


In addition to the courses listed above, all students pursuing the accounting emphasis must fulfill the following additional prerequisites (or equivalents) with a grade of C- or higher.

  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Cost Management
  • Individual Income Tax
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Corporate Tax

Application Process

Baccalaureate degree holders with both business and non-business majors may apply. Deadlines and current application requirements are posted on the website, Applicants must submit all of the following to the Woodbury School of Business:

  1. Application – Complete online at and pay the $45 application fee ($145 for international students).
  2. After submitting the application fee, applicants will access their account and select Supplemental Items to complete the additional requirements listed below.
  • Recommendations - List the name and email address of three individuals who will be sent a link to submit their recommendation.
  • Essays - Submit responses for two essay questions.
  • Resume - Attach current resume which highlights educational background and professional work experience.
  • College Transcripts - After the application fee has been paid, request official transcripts to be sent to Transcripts will be evaluated based on cumulative GPA or last 60 semester credits.
  • Graduate Test - Provide evidence of potential for success which may be demonstrated by submitting an official GMAT or GRE test score.
    1. Goal is to obtain a 500 or above on the GMAT (perfect score is 800); GRE scores are converted to determine a GMAT equivalent.
    2. Test preparation resources and registration information available at

NOTE: Consideration to waive the graduate test requirement may be given to students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher and who have an interview with the MBA program director.

International Student Applicants should also complete the following:

  1. English Proficiency - Submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores. Required of applicants for whom English is a second language AND who earned a bachelor’s degree outside of the United States. (Minimum TOEFL score of 80 or above or an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher.) The MBA office reserves the right to not waive the English proficiency requirement to ensure students will be adequately prepared for the rigors of the MBA program.
  2. Affidavit of Support - Upload a signed form completed by person accepting financial responsibility.
  3. Bank Statement - Provide document as requested on Affidavit of Support from student or sponsor.
  4. City of Passport - Attach a copy of the passport for the student and any dependents who will also need an I-20.
  5. Interview - An interview may be required as part of the application review process.

Application Deadlines

  • Application window – September 1 through April 1, or until the cohort is full. See MBA Office for details.
  • Rolling Admissions – Applicants are generally notified of an admission decision within a few weeks.
  • A limited number of Graduate Assistantships are available annually with students able to earn $5,000 to $10,000.

Application deadlines for international students:

  • If outside the U.S. - Summer Start, March 15; Fall Start, May 1
  • If in the U.S. - Summer Start, April 1; Fall Start, May 15


If an applicant is not admitted, he/she may reapply again at a later time. All current admission requirements at the time of application must be met.

Satisfactory Progress

Continuation in the Master of Business Administration program is determined by: (1) satisfactory progress (C or higher) in all courses (completed courses with a grade lower than a C must be repeated) and (2) faculty committee chair and the graduate admission and retention committee recommendation.

Academic Probation

A student can be recommended for academic probation for the following reason(s): (1) Failure to meet the scholarship requirements of the Graduate Program of an overall GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) or higher, with no individual course grade lower than C; (2) Failure to complete prescribed courses; and/or (3) Failure to adhere to University student rights and responsibilities standards.

Dismissal from the Program

A student can be dismissed from the Master of Business Administration program for the following reason(s):

  1. Academic dishonesty;
  2. Continued failure to meet academic standards; and/or
  3. Continued failure to adhere to University student rights and responsibilities standards.


Admission to the Master of Business Administration program is a requirement for enrollment into all Master of Business Administration courses.

Sample of Employers who have Hired Graduates

Goldman Sachs, Xactware, NuSkin, Walmart, Franklin Templeton, Adobe, Qualtrics, Domo, Blackpine, Xlear, Vivint, IHC, IM Flash, Boeing, DoTERRA, Delta Airlines, US Synthetics, Proof Point, VitalSmarts, AutoSource, Journal Technologies, Greener Equities, State of Utah, Bank of America Fork, inVentiv Health, Zennoa, Turbo Air, LH Miller Sports and Entertainment, America Preparatory Schools, Purch, KPMG, Zions Bank, Wasatch Product Development

2018-19 Master of Business Administration--Tuition and Fee Schedule
 Resident   Non-Resident 
Credit Hours Tuition Fees Total   Credit Hours Tuition Fees Total
1 $612 $35 $647   1 $1,328 $35 $1,363
2 $1,224 $70 $1,294   2 $2,656 $70 $2,726
3 $1,836 $105 $1,941   3 $3,984 $105 $4,089
4 $2,448 $140 $2,588   4 $5,312 $140 $5,452
5 $3,060 $175 $3,235   5 $6,640 $175 $6,815
6 $3,672 $210 $3,882   6 $7,968 $210 $8,178
7 $4,284 $245 $4,529   7 $9,296 $245 $9,541
8 $4,896 $280 $5,176   8 $10,624 $280 $10,904
9 $5,508 $315 $5,823   9 $11,952 $315 $12,267
10 $6,120 $350 $6,470   10 $13,280 $350 $13,630
11 $6,732 $350 $7,082   11 $14,608 $350 $14,958
Equal Tuition Payment for 12.0-18.0 credit hours
12 $7,344 $350 $7,694   12 $15,936 $350 $16,286
13 $7,344 $350 $7,694   13 $15,936 $350 $16,286
14 $7,344 $350 $7,694   14 $15,936 $350 $16,286
15 $7,344 $350 $7,694   15 $15,936 $350 $16,286
16 $7,344 $350 $7,694   16 $15,936 $350 $16,286
17 $7,344 $350 $7,694   17 $15,936 $350 $16,286
18 $7,344 $350 $7,694   18 $15,936 $350 $16,286
End of Equal Tuition Payment for 12.0-18.0 credit hours
19 $7,956 $350 $8,306   19 $17,264 $350 $17,614
20 $8,568 $350 $8,918   20 $18,592 $350 $18,942