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. 

In 2024, Financial Times’s named CSU’s College of Business “Best Business School” as one of five schools worldwide leading the way for responsible business management. The College was the only North American school named and was honored due to our focus on Business for a Better World.

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 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 Masters in IT Programs in Colorado, U.S. News & World Report #3 Online MBA nationwide for class profile - 2023 QS Online 2023 Corporate Knights Better World MBA #4 Nationwide

2023 Corporate Knights Better World MBA #7 Worldwide #9 Best Online Masters in IT Programs Nationwide, U.S. News & World Report #11 Online MBA nationwide for employability - 2023 QS Online #14 Best Online Masters in IT Programs Nationwide, U.S. News & World Report

 


College Rankings

We see rankings as measure of the value we stand for, where we stand apart, and where we can serve you best. 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 positively on our motivation to provide greater access to quality education.

 

CSU College of Business

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

Graduate Programs

2024

Financial Times honors the College of Business in 2024 with a Top 5 award for Responsible Business Education globally. The College was also the only school in North America to receive this award.  

QS Quacquarelli Symonds ranked Online MBA

  • No. 9 for employability nationwide (Americas)
  • No. 12 employability worldwide
  • No. 26 nationwide (Americas)

U.S. News & World Report ranked Online MBA

  • No. 1 in Colorado for seven consecutive years
  • No. 22 for veterans nationwide of public universities
  • No. 31 nationwide of public universities
  • No. 42 nationwide

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

  • No. 1 in Colorado for five consecutive years
  • No. 8 for veterans of public universities
  • No. 10 for veterans nationwide
  • No. 13 nationwide for public universities
  • No. 20 nationwide

2023

Corporate Knights ranked College of Business MBA programs

  • No. 4 Better World MBA programs nationwide
  • No. 7 Better World MBA programs worldwide

QS Quacquarelli Symonds ranked Online MBA

  • No. 3 for class profile nationwide (Americas)
  • No. 11 for employability nationwide (Americas)
  • No. 22 nationwide (Americas)

U.S. News & World Report ranked Online MBA

  • No. 1 in Colorado for six consecutive years
  • No. 21 for veterans and military personnel of public universities nationwide
  • No. 32 of public universities nationwide
  • No. 44 of public, private and for-profit universities nationwide

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

  • No. 1 in Colorado for five consecutive years
  • No. 6 for veterans and military personnel of public universities nationwide
  • No 8 for veterans and military personnel of public, private and for-profit universities nationwide
  • No. 9 for public universities nationwide
  • No. 14 of public, private and for-profit universities nationwide

2022

Corporate Knights ranked Impact MBA

  • No. 4 Better World MBA nationwide
  • No. 20 Better World MBA worldwide

QS Quacquarelli Symonds ranked Online MBA

  • No. 11 for class profile worldwide
  • No. 16 for employability worldwide
  • No. 26 for class experience worldwide

U.S. News & World Report ranked Online MBA

  • No. 1 in Colorado for five consecutive years
  • No. 31 for veterans and military personnel of public universities nationwide
  • No. 36 for veterans and military personnel of public, private and for-profit universities nationwide
  • No. 39 of public universities nationwide
  • No. 52 of public, private and for-profit universities nationwide

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

  • No. 1 in Colorado for four consecutive years
  • No. 17 for veterans and military personnel of public universities nationwide
  • No. 21 for public universities nationwide
  • No. 31 for public, private and for-profit universities nationwide

2021

Corporate Knights ranked Impact MBA

  • No. 5 of Better World MBAs nationwide
  • No. 20 of Better World MBAs worldwide

QS Quacquarelli Symonds ranked Online MBA

  • No. 9 of universities nationwide
  • No. 23 of universities worldwide

Fortune ranked Online MBA

  • No. 30 of universities nationwide

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

  • No. 1 in Colorado
  • No. 11 best for vets
  • No. 22 of public universities nationwide
  • No. 34 of public, private and for-profit universities nationwide

U.S. News & World Report ranked Online MBA

  • No. 1 in Colorado
  • No. 21 best for vets
  • No. 34 of public universities nationwide
  • No. 51 of public, private and for-profit universities nationwide

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

  • No. 1 in Colorado
  • No. 8 best for vets
  • No. 21 for public universities nationwide
  • No. 31 for public, private and for-profit universities nationwide

Brigham Young University ranked the research productivity of our Accounting Department

  • No. 8 worldwide in tax research
  • Top 10% worldwide for overal research breadth
  • Top 12% worldwide for overall research productivity

2020

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

  • No. 21 of public universities nationwide
  • No. 31 of public, private and for-profit universities nationwide

U.S. News & World Report ranked Online MBA

  • No. 1 in Colorado
  • No. 46 of public universities nationwide

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

  • No. 1 in Colorado
  • No. 14 best for vets
  • No. 14 of public universities nationwide
  • No. 24 nationwide

QS Quacquarelli Symonds business analysts ranked Online MBA

  • No. 7 best online MBA program nationwide

Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Conference and Awards recognized Impact MBA

  • Silver Award Winner for Sustainability Education

2019

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

  • No. 26 of public universities nationwide
  • No. 39 of public, private and for-profit 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 of public universities nationwide
  • No. 25 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 nationwide

Brigham Young University ranked the research productivity of our Accounting Department

  • No. 1 in Colorado
  • No. 4 for tax research
  • No. 12 for experimental managerial accounting research

2018

Financial Times ranked Online MBA 

  • No. 15 worldwide
  • No. 10 nationwide 

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

  • No. 40 nationwide

2017

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)

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor Degree Center ranked our supply chain management concentration among the 25 Best Bachelor's in Supply Chain Management

  • No. 13 in 2022

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

  • No. 27 in 2020 

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