When you're ready to apply to the College of Business Online 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

Online MBA applicants generally must meet or exceed the following criteria:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year institution in any field with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • A minimum of four years of professional work experience
  • International applicants: Internet-based2 TOEFL score of 86 or higher, or an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher, or a PTE score of 58 or higher
1. While we encourage our students to meet the minimum criteria, failure to meet one may be offset by strengths in other areas, as determined by the Graduate Program Committee. If you do not meet the full eligibility requirements, there may be alternative paths to admission. Contact Graduate Program recruiters at cobgradinfo@colostate.edu to learn more.
2. Other testing formats may be accepted. Please contact us for information.
No GMAT is required to apply to the Online MBA program. Curious why?

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Application Deadlines

For August start dates: July 1 for all applicants
For October start dates: Sept. 1 for all applicants
For January start dates: Dec. 1 for all applicants
For March start dates: Feb. 1 for all applicants
For May start dates: April 1 for all applicants
Please be aware that financial aid deadlines may occur before the application for admission deadlines.
 

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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 five start dates: August, October, January, March, and May. We strongly suggest that you not wait until the deadline, but submit the application well in advance. Admissions are competitive and 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 (M.B.A.)–Distance.
    • 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.
  2. Pay the application fee
    Use a credit card to pay your application fee ($60 for domestic applicants, $70 for international applicants).
  3. 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).
  4. 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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