GSSE students in Guatemala

#3

Best social enterprise program in the U.S. by Net Impact

42

Number of countries represented by students

100%

Students who create businesses during the program

We believe entrepreneurial innovations can – and should – be powerful forces that solve the most complex global challenges of our time. Global Social and Sustainable MBA students nourish, empower, and protect people around the globe. Our students make the world a cleaner, safer place for all of us. It’s lofty work wielded by the most passionate and determined. This program provides aspiring international entrepreneurs with advanced business skills needed to build and manage global ventures that achieve sustainability with results focused on the triple bottom line of economic, social, and environmental performance. Students put these skills to work building a business as part of their degree.

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MGT 667 Global Social Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Global challenges—poverty, environmental degradation, public health, agriculture. Role of entrepreneurial management in private and public sector

MKT 601 Marketing for Social Sustainable Enterprises

Customer and stakeholder value creation and capture. Marketing strategy with emphasis on social sustainable organizations

MGT 665 Supply Chain Development and Management

This course teaches the development and management of the global supply chain that plans, sources, makes and delivers an organization's products

MGT 668 New Venture Development for Social Enterprise

Early stages of a new venture, including creation of business plan. Additional study of social entrepreneurship and sustainable business strategies

BUS 686 Practicum

Summer fieldwork involving research, implementation planning, and hands-on experience for student projects

FIN 669 Financing, Evaluating Sustainable Enterprise

Theoretical and applied approaches to the funding and evaluation of enterprises

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kat.ernst@colostate.edu
(970) 491-5612
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Important Dates
2/1/2017

Early application deadline, fall admission

2/1/2017

Graduate students in eligible programs have the opportunity to earn a stipend in return for thei...

Costs and Financial Support
The Global Social and Sustainable Enterprises MBA will merge your business goals with your desire to make real-world difference and positive global-social contributions

Colorado State University's Global Social and Sustainable Enterprises MBA is a 40-credit immersive program that will help you merge your business goals with your desire to make real-world difference and positive global-social contributions.AACSB Accredited

Through a combination of dynamic conversations, customized classroom work, intensive hands-on field work, and an inclusive family-style learning cohort, you’ll discover the tools you will need to create a better world while building profitable ventures.

In addition to learning traditional business disciplines such as marketing, finance, and accounting, every semester you’ll have an interdisciplinary course on social entrepreneurship.

Program at a Glance
Delivery: Face to face
Location: Fort Collins, CO, plus 40 days at a field location
Length: 16 months (three semesters–includes 40 days of field work in summer)
Start Dates: August
Schedule: Classes four to five days a week, Monday–Friday
Credits: 40

Courses

The courses below reflect the 2015-2016 Colorado State University catalog, published in August 2015 for students enrolling during the 2015-2016 academic year. Courses listed are updated each summer for incoming students.

The GSSE MBA program will become a 41-credit program starting Fall 2016. For the most up-to-date curriculum, contact our Graduate Programs at cobgradinfo@colostate.edu or (800) 491-4622. If you are a student currently enrolled in this program, contact your advisor for information about your specific plan of study.

First Year
Fall
Credits
ACT 501
Accounting for Global Sustainable Enterprise
Credits3
Select 2 credits from the following:
Credits2
BUS 690A
Contemporary Issues: Business
BUS 690B
Contemporary Issues: Grad Tutorials
BUS 690C
Contemporary Issues: Info Systems
BUS 690D
Contemporary Issues: Accounting
BUS 690E
Contemporary Issues: Global Enterprise
BUS 690F
Contemporary Issues: Finance
BUS 690G
Contemporary Issues: Government
BUS 690H
Contemporary Issues: Mgmt Practices
CIS 600
Information Technology and Project Management
Credits3
MGT 667
Global Social Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Credits3
MKT 601
Marketing for Social Sustainable Enterprises
Credits3
Total Credits
Credits14
Spring
BUS 601
Quantitative Business Analysis
Credits2
Select 1 credit from the following:
Credits1
BUS 690A
Contemporary Issues: Business
BUS 690B
Contemporary Issues: Grad Tutorials
BUS 690C
Contemporary Issues: Info Systems
BUS 690D
Contemporary Issues: Accounting
BUS 690E
Contemporary Issues: Global Enterprise
BUS 690F
Contemporary Issues: Finance
BUS 690G
Contemporary Issues: Government
BUS 690H
Contemporary Issues: Mgmt Practices
FIN 601
Financial Management and Markets
Credits3
MGT 665
Supply Chain Development and Management
Credits2
MGT 668
New Venture Development for Social Enterprise
Credits3
Total Credits
Credits11
Summer
BUS 686 or BUS 687
Practicum
Internship
Credits3
Total Credits
Credits3
Second Year
Fall
BUS 505
Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
Credits3
Select 3 credits from the following:
Credits3
BUS 690A
Contemporary Issues: Business
BUS 690B
Contemporary Issues: Grad Tutorials
BUS 690C
Contemporary Issues: Info Systems
BUS 690D
Contemporary Issues: Accounting
BUS 690E
Contemporary Issues: Global Enterprise
BUS 690F
Contemporary Issues: Finance
BUS 690G
Contemporary Issues: Government
BUS 690H
Contemporary Issues: Mgmt Practices
FIN 669
Financing, Evaluating Sustainable Enterprise
Credits3
MGT 612
Managing in a Global Context
Credits3
Total Credits
Credits12
Program Total Credits:
Credits40

A minimum of 40 credits are required to complete this program.

This course listing is provided through the Colorado State University catalog and is updated each summer. New or modified courses offered for spring or summer may not be included, but you can find complete course information via the class schedule on RAMweb. Offerings are subject to change, and the University reserves the right to make changes in catalog information when necessary and to correct errors.

Every student is different. Your tuition and fees will reflect your student type and academic path.

We do our best to give you accurate estimates, but please email Student Financial Services at financialaid@colostate.edu to get the most precise information about your cost of attendance.

Amounts displayed are intended as an estimate only, and should not be used for billing purposes.

Estimated 2015-2016 Tuition and Fees

Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA, 40 credits

Resident and WRGP   NonResident 

Resident and Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) 1
  Semester2 Program3 (3 semesters)
Base tuition $4,674 $14,162
Graduate differential tuition4 $3,835 $12,165
Graduate differential tuition5
(GSSE fee)
$1,625 $5,125
General fees $792 $2,376
University facility fee $270 $810
University technology fee $25 $75
College technology fee $103 $309
Total $11,324 $35,022

Nonresident
  Semester2 Program3 (3 semesters)
Base tuition $11,458 $34,718
Graduate differential tuition4 $3,835 $12,165
Graduate differential tuition5
(GSSE fee)
$1,625 $5,125
General fees $792 $2,376
University facility fee $270 $810
University technology fee $25 $75
College technology fee $103 $309
Total $18,108 $55,578
1. GSSE is a member of Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and a part of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). The WRGP allows GSSE students who are residents of the WICHE member states to apply to pay Colorado's resident tuition. The WICHE states are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. You must be admitted into the program before applying.
2. Semester tuition estimates are based on typical fall and spring semesters.
3. Program tuition estimates account for a projected annual increase and fewer credits in summer.
4. Graduate differential tuition is $295 per credit hour and is subject to annual increases.
5. Graduate differential tuition GSSE fee is $125 per credit hour.

How We Calculate Tuition and Fees

The College of Business follows the University's graduate tuition guide and additionally charges graduate differential tuition. Graduate differential tuition helps support your student experience by enhancing classroom technology through innovation, hiring highly qualified faculty, and providing advising support, scholarships, highly equipped computer labs, and comprehensive career services.

Charges will vary, depending on the student’s actual registration, demographics, and course of study. Additional University fees also may apply. Try out the University tuition and fees calculator to better understand how tuition and fees can change.

CSU reserves the right to change tuition rates without notice. Tuition rates – based on academic years – are subject to increase on an annual basis and subject to Board of Governor approval. All prices refer to U.S. currency.

All full fee-paying resident‐instruction graduate students automatically will be enrolled in and billed for CSU student health insurance. Premium information and instructions on applying for a waiver to opt out of the insurance are available for domestic students (PDF)  and international students (PDF)

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Important Dates
2/1/2017

Early application deadline, fall admission

2/1/2017

Graduate students in eligible programs have the opportunity to earn a stipend in return for thei...

When you're ready to apply to the College of Business Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA, we're here to help. We want your application process to be smooth and successful, so please reach out to us.

Eligibility

Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA applicants generally must meet or exceed the following criteria:1

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year institution in any field with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Satisfactory GMAT or GRE scores2
  • At least two years of work experience is greatly preferred
  • International applicants: Internet-based3 TOEFL score of 86 or higher, or an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher, or a PTE score of 58 or higher
1. While we encourage our students to meet the minimum criteria, failure to meet one may be offset by strengths in other areas, as determined by the Graduate Program Committee.
2. The average GMAT score of our students is 550. The test must have been taken within the past five years. If you take the GMAT or GRE more than once, only the top score is taken into consideration.
3. Other testing formats may be accepted. Please contact us for information.

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Application Deadlines

For fall admission:
Feb. 1 for early applicants
May 1 for all remaining applicants
Please be aware that financial aid deadlines may occur before the application for admission deadlines.
 


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Application Process

The time it takes to complete the application process mostly depends on how long it takes you to gather your materials. Completing your portion quickly will allow us to give you a decision sooner. The information below should help you with the application process, but please contact us if you have any questions.

We accept applications for fall admission only. The early application deadline is Feb. 1 and the final application deadline is May 1. We strongly suggest that you not wait until the deadline, but submit your application well in advance. Admissions are competitive and made on a rolling basis.

  1. Submit CSU Graduate School Application online
    • Visit gradadmissions.colostate.edu/apply to start your application.
    • Under "Select an application type," choose the term that you are applying to.
    • Under "Program," choose Business Administration/Global, Social & Sustainable Enterprise (M.B.A.)
    • Request/upload application materials directly to your online application and then submit.
  2. Pay the application fee

    Use a credit card to pay your application fee ($60 for domestic applicants, $70 for international applicants).

  3. Submit the online applicant data sheet

    Use your CSU ID number to complete and submit the College of Business applicant data sheet. After you submit your application online, you will receive a CSU ID number in approximately two to three days, unless you already have one (alumni and current students).

  4. Check your status

    We know you are eager to hear about your application status, so you can check it any time to make sure your application is complete or to keep an eye on updates. You will receive a confirmation email once your application is complete.

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