There's a story behind that number. Many people come together to make our programs some of the best in the nation and worldwide.

Being selected for a prestigious ranking is an honor that also conveys the quality of our programs. Our faculty and staff work diligently to provide the best education and support for our students, and we're proud that it shows. 

To measure the success of CSU's College of Business is to compare what we value to your own values and your goals. We consistently rank high in value-added metrics like our above average-graduation rates, positive economic outcomes for alumni, and the number of research-active faculty teaching courses and influencing the excellence of our curriculum. 

We value the recognition from national and international publications, as well as accolades from our University, community and state. We hope the confidence that others place in us tells a story that inspires you. These rankings are only a part of what it means to be part of our business community—connect with us to learn more about our programs and how we’re using business to create a better world.

#1 Online MBA in Colorado, U.S. News & World Report #1 Online Graduate Computer IT in Colorado, U.S. News & World Report #2 University for Veterans, Military Times #3 Social Enterprise MBA, Net Impact

#10 Online MBA Nationwide, Financial Times #10 Online Graduate Computer IT for Veterans, U.S. News & World Report #13 Online MBA Worldwide, QS Online MBA Rankings #15 Online Graduate Computer IT Across Public Universities, U.S. News & World Report

College Rankings

Our mission is to transform lives through business and to provide a quality education that is accessible to everyone with the motivation and desire to earn a degree.


As you evaluate business schools for the right fit and consider reputation, know that our College of Business promotes transparent and inclusive standards for admissions and will never place a high value on exclusivity or selectivity. High acceptance rates reflect postively on our motivation to provide greater access to quality education.


CSU College of Business

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredidation achievement places our academic programs in the top five percent of business colleges worldwide

Military Rankings

Military Times ranked the CSU College of Business best business school for vets

  • No. 1 statewide and No. 29 nationwide

Military Times ranked Colorado State University best 4-year school for vets

  • No. 2

U.S. News & World Report ranked the CSU College of Business

Graduate Programs


U.S. News & World Report ranked (non-MBA) online   graduate programs

  • No. 26 of public universities nationwide
  • No. 39 of public and private universities nationwide

U.S. News & World Report ranked Online MBA

  • No. 1 in Colorado
  • No. 38 of public universities nationwide

U.S. News & World Report ranked Master of Computer Information Systems best online IT program

  • No. 1 in Colorado
  • No. 10 best for vets
  • No. 15 among public universities
  • No. 25 overall nationwide

QS Quacquarelli Symonds business analysts ranked Online MBA

  • No. 13 best online MBA program in the world

EdSmart ranked our Online MBA

  • No. 17 in Colorado


Financial Times ranked Online MBA 

  • No. 15 worldwide
  • No. 10 nationwide 

U.S. News & World Report ranked online graduate business programs

  • No. 40 nationwide


Financial Times ranked Online MBA 

  • No. 19 worldwide
  • No. 12 nationwide

U.S. News & World Report

Princeton Review

Net Impact ranked our Impact MBA, previously named the Global Social Sustainable Enterprise MBA

  • No. 3 social enterprise program (ranking discontinued)

#9 Human Resource Management Program Worldwide, Human Resource Management Journal #10 Top Business School, The Knowledge Review #17 Supply Chain Management Research Output, Supply Chain Management Journal List #35 Financial Planning Program Worldwide, Financial Planning Magazine

Undergraduate Programs

Supply Chain Management (SCM) Journal List named our global supply chain management research output for the supply chain management program

  • No. 17 in 2019 
  • No. 20 in 2018

U.S. News & World Report ranked undergraduate programs

  • No. 94 undergraduate business program
  • No. 58 public undergraduate business school program

Bloomberg Businessweek ranked undergraduate programs (ranking discontinued)

  • No. 44 public undergraduate business school program 
  • No. 90 undergraduate business school program overall

Human Resource Management Journal

Financial Planning Magazine

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