When you're ready to apply to the CSU College of Business Impact MBA & Master of Finance dual degree, we're here to help.

Our dual degree program attracts students who are drawn to business as a tool for social good and environmental change. Their appreciation for quantitative solutions, paired with interpersonal management skills make them great business partners and innovators within an organization.

Eligibility and Requirements

We know you're more than a test score or a grade. The admissions committee takes a holistic approach when considering applications, which means we look at who you are as a person and what you would bring to our program and campus community. While we encourage our applicants to meet the minimum criteria, the inability to meet one may be offset by strengths in other areas. Generally, applicants must meet or exceed the following criteria:

Application Deadlines

  • Fall AdmissionEarly consideration
    apply by December 1
    Funding consideration deadline
    apply by February 1
    International applicants
    apply by May 1
    U.S. applicants
     apply by May 1

Please be aware that deadlines for financial aid may occur before the application for admission deadlines.

Scholarship and Assistantship Awards

We encourage all applicants to apply for graduate assistantships at the same time as applying to the Impact MBA program. You will not be considered for assistantship positions until an assistantship application is received.

After you are admitted to the program, you will automatically be considered for the Impact, Sustainability, Green and International scholarships. These awards are competitive and based on merit, and will be announced after our two main review sessions in January and March. After March, if awards are declined, we continue to offer them to the next qualifying candidate until all funding has been awarded and accepted.

To be considered for additional scholarships, we encourage all applicants to apply via the CSU general scholarship application.

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 application deadline is May 1 for international applicants and July 1 for U.S. applicants. 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 Impact MBA & Master of Finance.
    • Request/upload application materials directly to your online application and then submit.
      As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. You do not need to wait for recommendations, scores, or transcripts to move your application forward.
  1. Pay the application fee

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

  2. 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).

  3. 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.