Colorado State University's online professional MBA program is based on a 40-credit curriculum that addresses all of the major functional areas of business, including accounting, finance, information systems, leadership and human resources, supply chain, strategy, and marketing.
The program can be completed in as few as 21 months or may be flexed over three to five years. Examples of common schedules are included at bottom right. Our advising team can help you develop a schedule to fit your needs.
The crux of the MBA program is the 36 credits of required core courses that address all of the major functional areas of business. The program is semester-based with two eight-week terms in each semester. Summer semester is one eight-week term.
All but two classes in the program are two credits and eight weeks in duration; the introductory accounting class and the capstone course, Strategic Management, are four credits and 16 weeks in length.
The course work is arranged in lock-step, meaning each of the earlier courses lays the foundation for the later ones.
In addition to the core curriculum, each student is expected to take four credits from a range of elective courses
. Elective course options are designed to enhance your educational experience in the MBA program.
Students may specialize in finance, marketing, or computer information systems. Some specializations may lead to certificates. In addition, through an alliance with the Graduate School-USDA (the major training organization for the federal government and the Department of Defense), the University offers an MBA with a Certificate in Federal Financial Management.