Colorado State University's Early Career MBA is for young professionals who want a solid business foundation before entering the workforce.

Colorado State University's Early Career MBA is a 52-credit program for young professionals who want a solid business AACSB Accreditedfoundation before entering the workforce. You’ll build applied business skills under a rigorous AACSB-accredited curriculum, and you’ll uncover talents and interests along the way.

Our dynamic classroom experiences, including an internship or practicum, will empower you to step into the workforce with confidence.

Program at a Glance
Delivery: Primarily face-to-face with online electives
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Length: 21 months (five semesters–includes one summer)
Start Date: August
Schedule: Classes four to five days a week, Monday–Friday with online electives
Credits: 52 (43 core, 9 elective)
Degree awarded: On diploma: Master of Business Administration
On transcript: Master of Business Administration, major in Business Administration with Early Career Track specialization

Courses

The courses below reflect the 2016-2017 Colorado State University catalog, published in August 2016 for students enrolling during the 2016-2017 academic year. Courses listed are updated each summer for incoming students.

First Year
BUS 500
Business Systems and Processes
Credits2
BUS 510
Career Assessment and Development
Credits1
BUS 515
Career Management and Placement Strategy
Credits1
BUS 601
Quantitative Business Analysis
Credits2
BUS 614
Accounting Concepts
Credits2
BUS 615
Managerial Accounting
Credits2
BUS 616
Financial Reporting and Analysis
Credits2
BUS 620
Leadership and Teams
Credits2
BUS 625
Organizational Communication
Credits2
BUS 626
Managing Human Capital
Credits2
BUS 635
Business Economics for the World Market
Credits2
BUS 650
Supply Chain Management
Credits2
BUS 655
Marketing Management
Credits2
BUS 686
Practicum
Credits2
BUS 687
Internship
Credits2
Directed Electives (see list below)1
Credits4-5
Credits
Credits32-33
Second Year
BUS 630
Information Management
Credits2
BUS 640
Financial Principles and Practice
Credits2
BUS 641
Financial Markets and Investments
Credits2
BUS 656
Marketing Strategy and Planning
Credits2
BUS 660
Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Issues
Credits2
BUS 662
International Business
Credits2
BUS 665
MBA Capstone
Credits4
Directed Electives (see list below)1
Credits4-5
Credits
Credits20-21
Program Total Credits
Credits52
Directed Electives1 
BUS 690A
Contemporary Issues: Business
Credits1-6
BUS 690B
Contemporary Issues: Grad Tutorials
Credits1-6
BUS 690C
Contemporary Issues: Info Systems
Credits1-6
BUS 690D
Contemporary Issues: Accounting
Credits1-6
BUS 690E
Contemporary Issues: Global Enterprise
Credits1-6
BUS 690F
Contemporary Issues: Finance
Credits1-6
CIS 570
Business Intelligence
Credits3
CIS 575
Applied Data Mining and Analytics in Business
Credits3
CIS 576
Business Data Visualization
Credits3
CIS 600
Information Technology and Project Management
Credits3
CIS 655
Business Database Systems
Credits3
CIS 670
Advanced IT Project Management
Credits3
CIS 675
Agile Management and Product Development
Credits3
CIS 676
Information Technology Management
Credits3
FIN 602
Options and Futures
Credits1
FIN 603
Corporate Risk Management
Credits1
FIN 604
Employee Benefits
Credits1
FIN 606
Fundamentals of International Finance
Credits1
FIN 607
Fundamentals of Bond Markets
Credits1
FIN 608
Fundamentals of Firm Valuation
Credits1
FIN 609
Fundamentals of Personal Finance
Credits1
MKT 610
Qualitative Marketing Research Methods
Credits1
MKT 611
Quantitative Marketing Research Methods
Credits1
MKT 621
Search Engine Marketing and Optimization
Credits1
MKT 661
Consumer Behavior
Credits1
MKT 662
Strategic Selling for Business Customers
Credits1
MKT 667
Services Marketing Management
Credits1
REL 601
Fundamentals of Real Estate Finance
Credits1

A minimum of 52 credits are required to complete this program. 

1Select from the Directed Electives list in consultation with advisor. Electives may be used to include a certificate.

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.