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Business Administration, MBA

Overview

The online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program empowers working professionals to address and capitalize on the problems and opportunities in today’s complex, fast-moving global business environment. Through an applied curriculum and hands-on experiences, you will learn to employ critical thinking, strong analytical skills, team-based ethical approaches, and a strategic perspective to create innovative business solutions. We offer many distinct areas of interest to focus your MBA degree and guide your career. Take the next step on your path.


Program Details

Our fully online MBA provides built-in flexibility for you to explore your interests, while still giving you a solid business foundation applicable to every industry or discipline.

Unparalleled Value
We offer the quality and prestige that comes with AACSB accreditation at an affordable price.

Exceptional Instruction
Whether you study on campus or online, you will learn from the same internationally-recognized faculty and earn the same well-regarded degree from the University of Colorado.

Customizable Curriculum
Pursue a general MBA or choose from 12 career-focused areas of interest, including entrepreneurship, healthcare administration, marketing, and sport management.

Learning that Fits Your Lifestyle
With CU Online, you can start your MBA from anywhere in the world and finish it on your time. Don't have business experience? Successful MBA students come from all educational backgrounds. Our program is designed to meet the needs of students with or without previous business coursework.


Tailor your MBA to fit your career goals.

Choose from 12 areas of interest:

Accounting
Learn to interpret accounting information, tackle complex problems, and communicate information to investors, creditors, managers, and other organizational decision-makers.


Business Intelligence
Learn how to use business intelligence systems to combine data with analytical tools to effectively present complex information that can be used to make business decisions and understand the capabilities of a firm, future market directions, regulatory environment, and actions of competitors.


Cybersecurity Management
Learn how to blend technology with business strategy to lead cybersecurity teams and prevent attacks on valuable data. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of complexities involved with the adoption of security technologies, achieving regulatory compliance, and implementing cybersecurity programs.


Entrepreneurship
Learn how to build and sustain a successful business with courses that get into the nitty-gritty of business plans, legal issues, venture capitalists, web development, and more. This area of interest gives you access to dozens of networking opportunities including an annual business plan competition, internships, local entrepreneurs, and connections with new ventures.


Finance
Learn specialized skills in different financial function areas including corporate, investments, and financial institutions. You’ll be able to choose from a range of topics including forecasting, derivatives, risk management, and firm evaluation.


Healthcare Administration
Learn the organizational leadership and strategic planning skills you need to implement lasting change within the healthcare industry and create healthier communities around the world.


Information Systems
Learn how to analyze data and better manage business processes with technology. Through hands-on learning, you'll work within MicroStrategy’s Business Intelligence Software, a leading software for business intelligence.


Management
Concentrate your degree on becoming a more effective leader. You’ll develop key leadership skills including project management, negotiation, ethics, and sustainability.


Managing for Sustainability
Learn how to build a strategy to reduce operating costs, open up new markets and revenue streams, increase customer loyalty, and improve financial performance.


Marketing
Learn how to build long-term relationships between a company and its customers. You’ll hone your skills in marketing strategy, digital marketing, marketing research, buyer behavior, and sales management.


Project Management
Learn innovative project management tools and techniques that will empower you to lead successful small- and large-scale projects, improve project performance, and help organizations achieve their goals.


Sport Management
Learn how to become a leader in the fast-paced field of sport management by combining a strong business core in leadership, finance, and strategic management with in-depth courses in sport marketing, sport ethics and law, sport governance, and more.


Tuition and Fees

Investing in your future is a big decision. However, becoming a fully online student at the University of Colorado is a high-quality and affordable option for learners of all types. Tuition and fees are based largely on the degree program you enroll in.

The tuition amount assessed is determined based on which University of Colorado campus, school, or college is offering your degree program, as well as if it is at the undergrad or graduate level, and finally your resident status. Visit our tuition and financial aid page for more information.

Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.

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Admissions

Admission requirements and deadlines vary based on the program. In addition, you will have different requirements depending on if you are a first-time student, a transfer student or an international student. 

Learn more about the admissions process by filling out the form above or contacting an Enrollment Navigator today.


Career Outlook

When you graduate with a Master of Business Administration degree, you open the door to a variety of career opportunities in management, finance, marketing, healthcare, technology, and more. Our online MBA program empowers you to create a successful career by connecting you to a wealth of career resources that you’ll have access to as a student and an alum.

Opportunities to engage with companies and develop your career include:

  • Career workshops — Perfect your resume, LinkedIn profile, and job search process.
  • Career coaching — Explore what your personal career path looks like, review your resume, or schedule a mock interview.
  • Career events — Hone your networking skills, connect with alumni, and meet hiring managers from top companies.

Certificate Programs

In today's fast-paced business world, professionals frequently find themselves in new positions that require additional or updated education. Whether you already have a business degree and want to broaden your background in a specific field, are interested in just taking courses in a focused area, or are looking for a starting point to earn your MBA, a certificate program may be the perfect solution for you.

We offer the following fully online certificate programs:

  • Cybersecurity Management — The graduate certificate in Cybersecurity Management provides a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity concepts and technologies, enabling professionals to effectively oversee cybersecurity in an organization. Credits may be rolled into the MBA program.
  • Sport Management —The graduate certificate in Sport Management gives you a comprehensive understanding of the sport industry and offers you an immersive experience into the real-world of sport business through hands-on learning methods. Credits may be rolled into the MBA program.