Master of Business Administration, MBA
There are big reasons to choose the Master of Business Administration degree program at MSU Denver: value, quality and experience.
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. You will realize a high return on your MSU Denver MBA tuition investment.
Students graduate with a resume 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.
The MBA program is offered on-campus and online.
Students have the option of choosing one of the following concentrations:
- Strategic Business
- Business Analytics
The 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 through International Student Support.
Applicants can also pursue MBA courses in a Non-Degree Seeking status. Non-Degree Seeking applicants receive a streamlined admission process and are not required to provide a GMAT score or professional portfolio. Non-Degree seeking 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:
- Students with a bachelor's degree (or higher) and from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA ≥ 3.0;
- Students with a bachelor's degree and approved professional examination or licensure; and
- Students currently admitted to a graduate business program at another regionally accredited college or university.
Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver
MSU Denver’s MBA program is structured with evening, hybrid and online courses so that you can work while attending classes.
The MSU Denver MBA is a 36-credit (12 course) degree program for all students, regardless of major. Specially designed levelling modules can help bring you up to speed in a few weeks if your undergraduate degree is not business-related.
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.
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.
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.