Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.
There are three big reasons to choose the Master of Business Administration degree program at MSU Denver: value, quality and experience.
You will realize a high return on your MSU Denver MBA tuition investment. At $20,000 (tuition and fees), the cost is a great value compared to the $60,000 national average for a two-year MBA program. Students graduate with a résumé that includes application-oriented projects and providing consultation for businesses. Our AACSB-Accreditation empowers graduates to pursue opportunities with businesses and industries around the world, and places the MBA program at the intersection of quality, value, and experience.
MSU Denver's MBA program offers you the choice of the following concentrations:
- Strategic Business
- Business Analytics
The MSU Denver MBA program encourages any person with a bachelor's degree to apply, including non-business majors. The program is also available to international students, and international applicants should plan to apply early. International applicants can find detailed information on how to apply here.
Applicants can also pursue MBA courses in a Non-Degree Seeking (NDS) status. Non-Degree Seeking applicants receive a streamlined admission process and are not required to provide a GMAT score or professional portfolio. NDS students are restricted to enrolling in a maximum of nine credits, and federal financial aid is not available to students in this status. Non-Degree Seeking admission is available to any person who has previously earned one of the following:
- A bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA or better
- A previous master's or doctoral degree
- A professional business/accounting certificate or licensure (Ex. CPA, CFP)
Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver
MSU Denver’s Master of Business Administration program is structured with evening, hybrid and online courses so that you can work while attending classes.
Courses always average fewer than 30 students, giving you plenty of individual attention and feedback from professors who have many years of experience both in the world of business and in teaching.
Specially designed levelling modules can help bring you up to speed in a few weeks, if your undergraduate degree is not business-related. The MSU Denver MBA is a 36-credit degree program for all students.
MSU Denver's College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Our AACSB Accreditation ensures high quality faculty and classroom resources, dedication to students and learning outcomes, and enhanced professional opportunities for graduates of the program. Only five percent of the world's business programs have earned this accreditation and establishes the MSU Denver MBA program as one of the best in Colorado.
Career Opportunities for Our Graduates
As a graduate of MSU Denver’s Master of Business Administration program, you will be eligible for recruitment by global corporations that only hire graduates of AACSB-accredited business colleges.
Examples of positions for each concentration include:
Strategic Business: Director of Strategy, Entrepreneur, Director of Business Development, Chief Executive Officer
Business Analytics: Data Analyst, Marketing Analyst, Digital Analyst and Strategist, Chief Information Officer
Accounting: Management Analyst, Financial Manager, Revenue Manager, Chief Financial Officer
“I highly recommend this program. You're going to learn a lot, and you're going to learn a lot about yourself. Enjoy the journey and cherish it. It's going to shape your future going forward, and it will help you get to that next level in your career. ”
Swati Suri (MSU Denver ’18) completed her MBA with a Strategic Business Concentration while working as a contract management specialist for Marlin Business Service Corp.
Facilities and Resources
MSU Denver, located on the Auraria Campus, is adjacent to downtown Denver’s business and financial district. The College of Business has developed working relationships with many local businesses that provided input on the Master of Business Administration degree curriculum. These companies offer students the opportunity to work on real-world projects.