Online MBA in Colorado for 6 Consecutive Years

U.S. News & World Report, 2023


for employability worldwide

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, 2022


Months to complete

With an Online MBA from CSU’s College of Business, you can confidently commit to earning your MBA without compromising the life you have or quality of your degree. You’ll earn the same, fully accredited degree as those earning their MBA on campus.

Our program is taught by award-winning faculty, whose leading-edge research and insights shape your learning. Throughout the program, you’ll have access to our dedicated academic advisors, virtual classroom support and career management center to help you meet your goals. The quality of our in-house support has contributed to CSU’s College of Business program being recognized as the top ranked Online MBA in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report for six consecutive years, and the No. 21 Online MBA across public universities for veterans in 2023. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) also ranked our program as No. 9 best Online MBA nationwide in 2021.

If you're considering an MBA, reach out today and discuss your options with our admissions counselors. Our application process is straightforward, and there is no GMAT requirement, so you can get started right away.

Specialize in skills that employers need

The business skills and practices employers demand most are at the heart of our 42-credit, 21-month online MBA. Mastering these five areas will enhance the background and experience you’ve earned in your career and prepare you for what's next.

Throughout our program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of business, while gaining proficiency in five competencies: innovation, financial, leadershipdata analytics and using business for a better world.

The 5 Competencies of the MBA Program

With our AACSB-accredited MBA, over 40% of the total 42 credits you’ll take are electives, customizable to your particular interests. You can choose to deepen your expertise in a competency or add a credential with one of our certificate options. Your professional goals are unique, and the choice is all yours.

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This is your MBA – choose your path

Whether you’re looking to take on that next leadership role, re-entering the workforce or changing your current direction, our Online MBA provides you with the quality courses you need to compete in today’s market along with choices to make this your MBA for your life.

3 Options

3 ways to learn: Our online experience is our most popular format, but you can also choose from our evening format that’s in-person or our live video collaboration format called Mosaic. Our online experience places you in the classroom along with our Evening MBA students. As leaders in distance learning for more than 50 years, we've developed a proven and captivating experience that connects you with your faculty and classroom peers.

5 start dates

Start dates: We understand life is busy! That’s why we offer start dates in January, March, May, August and October so you can start at any time of the year. Just remember, applications are due about one month in advance of the starting month. With so many options, there’s no need to delay – start today.

12 certificates

Graduate certificates: Broaden your understanding of critical business functions by completing a certificate. Each of our 12 certificates applies toward your MBA program, allowing you to accomplish your academic goals without adding extra time or work.

18 elective credits

Elective credits: Choose where you want to deepen your knowledge across our five competencies. Your electives help you hone in on a specific area of interest, develop a grasp on a wide range of concepts and become a true specialist.

21 months

21 months or up to 5 years: We know this is a big investment in YOU! You’ll be able to start applying what you learn almost immediately so you don’t have to wait to benefit from your degree.

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Interested in attending full-time for 21 months? Would evening classes two nights each week work with your schedule? See if our in-person Evening MBA or Online MBA - Mosaic video collaboration format is right for you.  
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Connect with students and alumni about the Online MBA program

Choosing the right online business program is no small task. The right program can help you shape your career, advance your interests and discover new ways to use your talents. Fortunately, it’s not a decision you have to make on your own. With CSU’s Unibuddy platform, you can connect with current Online MBA students and alumni to ask them about what drew them to CSU, hear about their experiences and get advice about how to make the most of your MBA experience.

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Enhance your learning experience with LinkedIn Learning

Beyond our Online MBA courses, the College of Business offers more ways to learn with LinkedIn Learning. As a graduate student you’ll have free access to this extensive online resource valued between $240 to $360 annually. With more than 18,000 courses available, you’ll amplify your MBA insights even further and learn specialized concepts with the ability to add certificates of completion to your LinkedIn profile. 

An Experience Focused on You

Amanda Giacalone

"The Online MBA program allowed me to pursue my degree without pausing my life. I love that the program never required me to sacrifice quality for convenience. The faculty and staff were so accessible and helpful, and I truly feel like I got a world-class education on my time and schedule. I cannot imagine any better way to get an MBA."

- Amanda Giacalone, CSU College of Business | Online MBA Graduate

Graduate students work together

Unmatched online student experience: In any format: on-demand or live video lecture, you’ll be able to expand your network and create personal connections, engage in group discussions, and learn from the same world-class faculty as those in our on-campus programs.

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Exceptional student support: We support our students at every stage of their MBA program. Our team is always a phone call or email away to help you tailor your MBA path and schedule to fit your needs. With our Online MBA and Mosaic, our faculty are available to you in many of the same ways as the on-campus students. We back our world-class faculty with Instructional Coordinators who are also available to answer your questions and add additional industry insights and experience.

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Promising career outcomes: Career development is as much a part of your MBA as your classes. We structured our program with your career outcomes in mind, and that’s why we ranked No. 16 for employability worldwide by QS in 2022. Graduates of our MBA program earn the highest salaries of any CSU alumni and earn an average salary of $91,000.* The Career Management Center is available to every CSU College of Business student and alumni for one-on-one career counseling and to provide you the resources and support to achieve your career ambitions. 

*2022 Emolument.com data

Top 10 Online MBA Nationwide - 2021 QS

Our top-tier reputation: Yes, we innovate and move fast. We also hold true to the standard and fundamental aspects of our Online MBA that has repeatedly earned us top honors. CSU College of Business has the No. 1 ranked OMBA in Colorado by U.S. News and World Report and is among the Top 25 Online MBA programs worldwide by QS in 2021. Those rankings evaluate student engagement, faculty credentials and training, expert opinion, and service and technologies.

The CSU College of Business is AACSB Accredited

AACSB accreditation: Less than 5% of the world’s 16,000 business schools are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Unlike accrediting organizations for general education, AACSB focuses on recognizing true excellence in business education. The AACSB review process considers educational outcomes, faculty caliber, thought leadership, community engagement and societal impact – reevaluating schools every five years to ensure standards are upheld. CSU College of Business’s AACSB accreditation demonstrates how we harness business for a better world across our community while ensuring your MBA degree provides the academic quality and career outcomes to fuel your goals.

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Learn by Doing

We're proud to offer a top-ranked online MBA recognized as No. 1 in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report.

Two-time CSU alumna Nora McCombs has worked at New Belgium for more than a decade. She discussed turning passion into a career and what the idea of "business for a better world" means to her.

Sebastian Africano, MBA ’17, has been actively building a better world since 2005 when he joined local Fort Collins nonprofit Trees, Water and People as an intern building a clean cookstove program in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Now, nearly two decades later, he serves as the Executive Director.

CSU College of Business alumna Kelly DiMartino has recently been appointed Fort Collins city manager. She says her MBA helped supplement the decades of experience she's gained in local government.

I could do the work and apply it the next day ... I had a part in really developing some expertise and getting it throughout the organization.

Kevin used the dream of crossing the stage and accepting his diploma to push himself to walk again.

CSU College of Business alum Katie Bessert has managed to turn van life into a full-time career. Here's a look at what she does in the industry, and her tips for turning something you love into a full-time career.

We have a lot to learn about running a foundation and the nonprofit environment, but I find myself drawing on my MBA experience frequently.

CSU's AACSB accreditation helps when you go to an educational appointment, knowing you have that rigor.