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.

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. If you find you do not meet one of our minimum criteria, you can still apply as it 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 consideration
    apply by December 1
    Early funding consideration deadline
    apply by February 1
    International applicants
    apply by May 1
    U.S. applicants
     apply by July 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 

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. Schedule an Admissions Interview (invitation only)
    You will be invited to complete an admissions interview. Interviews are conducted by invitation only. You are selected based on the quality of the completed application. We will only offer admission to a candidate once they have completed an interview with a member of the Program Admissions Committee and a completed application has been received.

  5. 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.

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

Interview Policy and Process

Interviews are conducted by invitation only. Applicants to the graduate program are selected to interview based on the quality of a completed application. We will not offer admission to a candidate until they have completed an interview with a member of the Program Admissions Committee and a completed application has been reviewed.
If you are chosen to interview, we will send you an email message that describes the process for scheduling an interview. Interviews may be conducted virtually via Slate Scheduler.

Interviews are typically conducted with the applicant and one Program Admissions Committee representative. Interviews usually take approximately 20 minutes and include questions focused on  career goals, teamwork, and professional/academic experience. If time allows at the end, applicants are welcome to ask questions about the program and admission process. The suggested attire for the interview is business professional. Unless otherwise notified, applicants do not need to bring any materials to the interview.

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