Online MBA in Colorado for 7 Consecutive Years

U.S. News & World Report, 2024


Better World MBA Program Nationwide by Corporate Knights

Corporate Knights, 2023


Online MBA for Employability Nationwide by Quacquarelli Symonds

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, 2024

Earn your MBA on your terms

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, with flexibility in course timing and delivery. 

Our 21-month 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 seven consecutive years, the No. 4 Better World MBA nationally and No. 7 Better World MBA globally.

Our program offers maximum flexibility to suit your lifestyle while providing a degree employers value. You can choose from five start dates, amplify your impact with one of our 14 certificates, select from 18 elective credits and complete your MBA quickly or take up to five years. The application process is easy and there is no GMAT requirement. Connect with an admissions counselor today.

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. 

14 certificates

Graduate certificates: Broaden your understanding of critical business functions by completing a certificate. Each of our 14 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.

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. 


An Experience Focused on You

Amanda Giacalone, OMBA Graduate

Learning suited to your lifestyle

"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

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Unmatched online student experience

Not all online MBAs are the same, and nowhere is that more apparent than in our virtual classroom. We've mastered the way we use technology to deliver an immersive student experience beyond voice-over PowerPoint. Our collaborative, 360-degree classroom includes 5 professional broadcast cameras and studio-quality audio. You'll feel like you're in the room, even if you're a world away.

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Degree support from start to finish

From admissions to beyond graduation, our team is only a phone call or email away. Our academic advisors help create a learning pathway suited to your goals and lifestyle, our faculty and instructional coordinators provide academic support, and our Career Management Center provides coaching to help you thrive in today's workforce.

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Promising career outcomes

College of Business MBA graduates are among the top salary earners at CSU, with starting average salaries at $91,000 according to Emolument. 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.

Number 4 MBA programs nationwide

A reputation employers value

Your MBA is an investment of time and money and you need the assurance that your MBA has a respected reputation. The College of Business is ranked as the No. 4 Better World MBA nationally (Corporate Knights) and is No. 9 nationwide for employability according to QS Quacquarelli, an international organization that surveys employers globally.

AACSB Accrediation

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). 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.

Enhance your learning experience with LinkedIn Learning

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CSU's College of Business offers more ways to enhance your MBA 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. 

Information Sessions

Not all MBAs are created equal. As you assess schools and consider what MBA best suits your goals, signup for one of our virtual or in-person information sessions to learn more.

7/25/2024, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Online MBA Informational Webinar
8/7/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
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8/28/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
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9/25/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Online MBA Informational Webinar