When you're ready to apply to the Impact MBA at CSU's College of Business, we're here to help
Impact MBA students at orientation

Business for a better world is our College motto and if you’re ready to learn the business skills needed to support change locally, nationally or globally, then our Impact MBA is for you. Our students are creative problem solvers who believe our different perspectives provide new and innovative solutions to some of the toughest challenges we face. Our students are goal-oriented collaborators who know that by working together across industries, communities and governments, we can achieve more.

If developing sustainable solutions that support triple bottom line goals of social, financial and economic needs is at the heart of what you are passionate about, apply to the Impact MBA. Whether you want to influence change from within an organization or start your own venture, our two tracks offer the multi-disciplinary foundations you need to thrive in business.

Even better, when you graduate from our program, you’ll be joining our network of 35,000+ College of Business alumni and our very tight knit community of Impact MBA graduates representing over 71 countries. If you’re ready to make a difference, come join us in beautiful Colorado and apply today!

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.

We want your application process to be smooth and successful, so please reach out to us.

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Application Deadlines

  • Fall AdmissionEarly applicants
    apply by Dec 1
    All remaining applicants
     apply by Feb 1
    Class start date
    Aug 22

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

Funding Deadlines

  • Funding TimelineRound One:
    Early January
    Round Two:
     Early February
    Round Three:
     Early March*

*After March, funding will be ongoing until all available funding has been accepted

We encourage early applicants to submit for scholarships and assistantships simultaneously with their program applications.


Funding Process

After you are admitted to the program, you will automatically be considered for some awards and have the opportunity to apply to additional scholarships and assistantships. The awards are allocated monthly and offer letters are sent to selected admitted students with a request to accept or decline the award within a few weeks (extensions can be requested). If you are not selected for funding in the first round after your admission, you will continue to be considered until all funding is allocated. All of our awards are merit-based and go to our strongest candidates first. If awards are declined, we offer them to the next qualifying candidate. Funding is limited and awards are very competitive. As we approach the beginning of the semester, we will let remaining candidates know once all funding has been awarded.

Application Process 

You can begin your application by submitting your online profile. Once your application is initiated it is saved and you can return to complete all required components. 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. Classes start on campus in August. Admission is competitive and decisions are 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/Impact (M.B.A.)
    • 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.

  4. Apply for Scholarships, Assistantships, and Fellowships 
    To increase your chance for funding, you are encouraged to apply for funding as soon as you submit your application. More information about assistantships can be found here.

  5. Accept your admission
    Confirm your decision to attend through your admissions application

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