Career Advancement

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We Care About Your Career

Our Career Advancement Approach

Career advancement doesn’t just happen – it requires careful planning and action. Our team of executive career coaches, a crucial part of your PMBA network, help you turn your career aspirations into realities. You will graduate with the expertise to achieve your professional goals, from advancing your career to starting a new business.

Your expert executive career coach will work with you to turn your career aspirations into realities.


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Choose a Path, Make a Plan, and Take Action >> Achieve Your Career Goals

Meet with your executive career coach to review your needs and goals and determine which coaching path(s) to follow.

  • Professional Development: Enhance the professional skills necessary for success in any environment, such as emotional intelligence, communication, business etiquette, and more. Develop the key business competencies that are critical to accomplishing your goals.
  • Career Advancement: Gain an internal promotion and salary increase by completing and implementing an internal networking and research plan.
  • Job Search: Land a new position at a new employer with a salary increase after updating your marketing tools, creating a job search plan, networking, completing interview preparation, and negotiating job offers.
  • Entrepreneurship: Launch a business after determining entrepreneurship is right for you. Develop a plan and access University of Utah entrepreneurship resources.

Career Advancement Resources

  • One-on-one executive career coach placement support (jobs, contacts, introductions)
  • e-Learning platform with assessments, short skill development videos, interview simulation, webinars, and more
  • Career advancement and entrepreneurship speakers
  • Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute’s expert advice, business plan resources, funding competitions, investor pitches, etc.

How Does a PMBA Help You?

Meet our alums and learn how our Professional MBA program helped each of them develop the skills and confidence to grow their career.

Perry Slagowski – Class of 2016
“Being able to associate with very talented working professionals has been a critical piece of the learning environment.”

Tessa Karrington – Class of 2015
“The teachers have very diverse backgrounds and there is opportunity everywhere.”

Emilia Cedeno – Class of 2014
“You are still able to keep working full time and gain amazing experience while continuing your education. At the same time, you’re able to use what you’ve learned at your job on an every day basis.”

Ryan Chase – Class of 2015
“My undergrad was great, but this program has been a lot more applicable to my actual day-to-day work. You are gaining experience while building your career.”

Request Application Fee Waiver

The University of Utah Professional MBA team cares about you and understands that the application fee can be a barrier to entry for some students. To show our support, we are offering a $55 application fee waiver that may be used to apply for 2022. Fill out the form to receive your waiver.