Better World MBA Program Nationwide by Corporate Knights


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The Impact MBA at CSU’s College of Business provides the critical business skills needed to drive organizational change and create ventures that incorporate the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit. Implementing a triple bottom line in business plans can increase competitive advantages in reputation, efficiency and resiliency, and produce long-term financial returns.

As organizations look to create sustainable solutions across every aspect of their business, the demand for professionals with the knowledge, skills and mindset to solve complex problems using a social, economic and environmental framework will continue to grow.

Business has a critical role to play in creating a sustainable future and so do you. Become a leader in sustainable business practices and join the Impact MBA, ranked No. 5 nationwide and No. 20 worldwide in the 2021 Corporate Knights Better World MBA Ranking and recipient of the 2020 Wharton-QS Reimagine Education silver award for sustainability education

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Connect Purpose and Profit

Whether you want to start your own business or become a change agent within an organization, CSU’s College of Business Impact MBA provides you with the skills and tools to take action, the leadership and influence to drive change and a supportive network of like-minded, innovative professionals with sustainable visions.

This 16-month program requires focus and dedication for you to make the most of this immersive experience. We go beyond case studies to deepen your expertise and offer real-world, authentic experiences through two specialized tracks: Entrepreneurship and Innovation or Corporate Sustainability.

Both tracks share the same foundational business core infused with social impact and sustainable business practices and methods. Once admitted, you’ll choose from the distinct track electives and experiential summer courses.

Classes start on campus in August. Limited spaces may still be available, please contact an Enrollment Counselor to learn more.
Program at a Glance 
Delivery: Face to face
Location: Fort Collins, CO, plus a summer fellowship capstone
Length: 16 months (three semesters–includes a summer fellowship)
Start Dates: August
Schedule: Classes four to five days a week, Monday–Friday
Credits: 44
Degree awarded: On diploma: Master of Business Administration
On transcript: Master of Business Administration, major in Business Administration with Impact specialization

Out of state and relocating? You may qualify for in-state tuition if you are from the Western half of the United States.

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Did you know?

  Colorado State University is the first of only six institutions worldwide to achieve a Platinum rating in the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS).

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The Impact MBA Academic Council

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Important Dates

I’d never done in-depth interviews like that, and it was really cool sitting down and hearing their stories and challenges.

Researching energy needs in rural East Africa

MBA grads build legacy tackling global challenges

Impact MBA practicums harness big ideas for social change