Connect your business goals with your desire to make real impact

The Impact MBA at CSU’s College of Business is a 44-credit immersive program. Through customized coursework, an inclusive and diverse cohort and experiential learning opportunities, you’ll gain the insights and tools necessary to help create a better world.

Two tracks

AACSB AccreditedAfter you are admitted as an Impact MBA student, you’ll be able choose how you want to make an impact in business: Social Entrepreneurship  or Corporate Sustainability. Regardless of your track, all students enroll in the same foundational courses and start in August. You’ll expand your network with other like-minded professionals interested in addressing today’s business challenges with solutions that consider people, planet and profit.

When submitting your application, you will be applying to the Impact MBA. The separate tracks are chosen after you have applied and have been admitted into the program. To learn more about the courses in each track and timing, please view the course road maps.

Courses

The courses below reflect the 2018-2019 Colorado State University catalog, published in August 2018 for students enrolling during the 2018-2019 academic year. Courses listed are updated each summer for incoming students.

The sequence of courses has been updated. For the most up-to-date curriculum, please contact Shelby Sack at shelby.sack@colostate.edu or (970) 491-3271. 

Core
Credits
ACT 605
Accounting for Sustainable Enterprises
Credits3
BUS 601
Quantitative Business Analysis
Credits2
BUS 636
Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity
Credits3
BUS 686/BUS 687
Practicum
Credits3
BUS 690A
Contemporary Issues in Business
Credits1
CIS 600
Information Technology and Project Management
Credits3
FIN 601
Financial Management and Markets
Credits3
MGT 612
Managing in a Global Context
Credits3
MGT 663
Strategic Opportunities in Impact Enterprise
Credits3
MGT 665
Supply Chain Development and Management
Credits2
MKT 601
Marketing for Social Sustainable Enterprises
Credits3
Total Core Credits
Credits29
Eligible Electives
Credits
BUS 620
Leadership and Teams
Credits2
BUS 641
Financial Markets and Investments (online)
Credits2
BUS 660
Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Issues (online)
Credits2
ESS 524
Foundations for Greenhouse Gas Management and Accounting
Credits3
ESS 543
Current Topics in Climate Change
Credits2
ESS 555
Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainability
Credits2
FIN 603
Corporate Risk Management (online)
Credits1
FIN 606
Fundamentals of International Finance (online)
Credits1
FIN 612
Private Equity and Venture Capital (online)
Credits1
FIN 669
Financing, Evaluating Sustainable Enterprise
Credits3
GES 441
Analysis of Sustainable Energy Solutions
Credits3
GES 460
Law and Sustainability
Credits3
GES 520
Issues in Global Environmental Sustainability (online)
Credits3
GRAD 592
Water Resources Seminar
Credits1
MGT 667
Global Social Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Credits3
MGT 668
New Venture Development for Social Enterprise
Credits3
MKT 664
Design Thinking for Sustainable Enterprise
Credits3
PHIL 565
Seminar in Environmental Philosophy
Credits3
Total Elective Credits
Credits15
Program Total Credits
Credits44

A minimum of 44 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. Always consult with an academic advisor to stay informed of curriculum details.