Earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) is key to achieving the advanced skills, network and confidence to lead in business and seek leadership and executive roles in a variety of business fields. While most MBA programs – including ours at Colorado State University's College of Business – focus on the broad nature of business administration, you can use electives to customize your program and gain specialized knowledge in specific areas such as finance, marketing, or business information systems.
The benefits of an MBA go beyond mastering new skills. Graduates see better marketability, more job security, a network of peers to connect with and tap into, and last but not least, salary increases. According to the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), the projected median starting base salary for recent MBA graduates in the United States is $100,000 and more than half of companies plan to increase the starting salaries for MBAs in 2020. At CSU’s College of Business, more than 80 percent of graduates from the Online MBA program report at least a $10,000 raise because they earned their MBA.
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Business intelligence and analytics director
Business operations director
Certified public accountant (CPA)
Chief executive officer
Chief financial officer
Computer Information Systems manager
Health services manager
High-end management consultant
Human resources director
Information technology director
Investment fund manager
Nonprofit executive director
Strategic planning director
Vice president of supply chain
I knew it was going to address everything I felt I needed to be successful.
Executive MBA student
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.
Online MBA graduate
It's never too late to change your life, or further your education, and I think CSU's online business program is the perfect example of letting people have that flexibility.
Online MBA student
Once I committed to it, I was going to do it. Nothing was going to get in my way.
Evening MBA graduate
CSU’s College of Business has three ways for you to take classes and earn your MBA. You now have a choice of taking classes three ways, whether on-campus, on-demand or in real-time with Mosaic, our new video collaboration technology. Three convenient formats for you to earn your MBA part time or full time in 21 months: Evening MBA on campus, Online MBA - Mosaic or Online MBA. Pick the format that works best for your lifestyle, learning style and location.
Our Evening MBA is held on campus and consists of professionals from all fields from Fort Collins and surrounding areas, and professionals joining remotely off campus with Mosaic. For two evenings each week for 21 months you'll immerse yourself in foundational business studies with a focus on real-world application. Evening MBA candidates learn from each other and from world-class faculty to acquire the skills and confidence to emerge as leaders ready to inspire.
Our Universal Classroom – featuring the latest digital technology and content delivery methods – welcomes bright minds from around the world to learn together in one inspirational space. Online MBA students learn from each other and from caring and experienced faculty to acquire the skills and confidence needed to become leaders in the modern and ever-evolving business world. For more than 50 years, our top-ranked program has delivered courses to busy professionals who want to advance their careers. We're proud the program remains ranked as the best online MBA in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report.
Our Online MBA with Mosaic is an entirely new way to learn in the world of online education. Video collaboration is the next evolution in remote or distance online learning. This full-time, remote MBA experience on Mosaic happens in lock step with our on campus classes. The schedule is two nights each week. Part of earning your MBA online with Mosaic is having the ability to use specialized learning tools to engage in class discussions, ask questions, participate in polls and network with your peers in real-time.
Our Online MBA Marketing Data Analytics specialization is designed to enhance your skills in the industry’s foremost data collection tools through a universal business lens. You’ll gain a robust knowledge of the best practices and methodologies used to gather and interpret data to drive business forward. Marketing Data Analytics Online MBA candidates learn to transform data into critical insights so they can begin to change the way business gets done.
The Impact MBA from Colorado State University’s College of Business is designed to prepare you to use enterprise models to implement positive change, connecting purpose and profit. You'll graduate ready to lead the charge to make the world a cleaner, safer place for us all, and make sustainable impact with results focused on the triple bottom line of economic, social and environmental performance. Whether you focus on entrepreneurship and innovation or corporate sustainability, you’ll gain the advanced skills and knowledge needed to address the most complex global challenges of our time.