When you're ready to apply to the College of Business Impact MBA, we're here to help

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

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, Impact MBA applicants must meet or exceed the following criteria:

Application Deadlines

  • Fall AdmissionEarly applicants
    apply by Dec. 1
    All remaining applicants
     apply by May 1
    Class start date

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

Funding Deadlines

  • Funding TimelineRound One:
    Late December
    Round Two:
     Late January
    Round Three:
     Late February*

*After February, 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.


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. Classes start on campus in August. Limited spaces may still be available, please contact an Enrollment Counselor to learn more. We strongly suggest that you not wait until the deadline, but submit your application well in advance. 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.

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