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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 M.B.A. tuition investment. At $20,000, the cost is a great value compared to the $60,000 national average for a two-year M.B.A. program.

As part of the College of Business, MSU Denver’s M.B.A. program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a prestigious designation that only 5 percent of the 16,000 business colleges worldwide have attained. You are, therefore, assured that quality is the foundation of your education.

You will also graduate with a résumé that includes experience completing application-oriented projects and providing consultation for businesses.

MSU Denver's M.B.A. program offers you the choice of the following concentrations:

  • Strategic Business Concentration: You will obtain the skills needed to analyze resources, operations and environmental impacts, qualifying you to lead strategic planning processes, manage departments or divisions and/or serve on executive teams.
  • Business Analytics Concentration: You will learn how to organize, model and analyze data with hands-on experiences in a variety of software platforms so that you are qualified to take a high-level management position in this growing field.
  • Accounting Concentration: You will be prepared to assume a leadership role in almost any industry, whether you come from a professional accounting background or work in an area with budget or related accounting responsibilities.

Whichever concentration you choose, you will develop written, oral and collaborative communication skills and become a problem solver who understands real-world decision-making models, analytical tools and the ethical and global issues that profoundly affect contemporary business practice.


Program Options

Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Strategic Business, Business Analytics or Accounting

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 M.B.A. is a 37-credit degree program for all students.

Career Opportunities for Our Graduates

four images: director of strategy, entrepreneurship and big data analyst

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

  • Big data analyst
  • Marketing analyst
  • Digital analyst and strategist
  • Chief information officer


  • Management analyst
  • Financial manager
  • Revenue manager
  • Chief financial officer


Featured Alumni

“This degree will help me in my field. I want to develop my leadership skills so that I can move up in my field.”

Rakhee Shastry (MSU Denver ’18) is studying for her MBA with a Business Analytics Concentration while working as an application developer at MSU Denver.

Sample Classes

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You will complete 27 credit hours of master’s level courses in accounting, economics, finance, computer information systems, management and marketing. The three concentrations from which you can choose each require the completion of nine credit hours in courses such as:

Strategic Business Concentration

Transforming Organizations through Leadership
Advanced Strategic Marketing and Analysis

Business Analytics Concentration

Practical Business Analytics 
Data Mining for Business Intelligence 

Accounting Concentration

Fraud Awareness 
Applied Internal Auditing

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.

Program Accreditation

MSU Denver’s College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).