Colorado State University College of Business

Program Structure

The Global Social & Sustainable Enterprise MBA is designed for passionate professionals who are committed to developing innovative entrepreneurial and business solutions to complex global challenges. This class of MBA students is focused on creating a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable world. Over the course of 16 months, students complete 41 credits in a three-semester format. A 40-day summer field placement contributes to the hands-on nature of the program, which sets it apart from traditional MBAs. The program has one August start date each year, and all classes take place on-campus in Fort Collins from Monday to Friday.


While many of the core business classes are the same as the other MBA programs, the Global Social & Sustainable MBA offers more classes focused on sustainability in the global business environment. Students take the same schedule of courses, with no room for elective options.

Class Profile

Students in the Global Social & Sustainable Enterprise MBA originate from over 40 different countries.


The career counselors at the dedicated Career Management Center work with each student one-on-one to cultivate goals and advise on internships and career paths, help with resume and interview preparation, and provide ample opportunity for networking and career events.

The dedicated team within the Career Management Center works to offer comprehensive support in all facets of career searching and personal and professional development. Events include the Job and Internship Expo, company mixers, industry panels, and career-focused workshops designed for students to hone in on marketable skills and strategies. The school also partners with employers directly to help identify the best fits for future employment opportunities. Additionally, the CMC lists several online resources to aid students in their career exploration: Handshake, a database for job postings, event information, and interview opportunities; EPIC, an online tool with learning guides for students to study and incorporate into their job search; Newsletter, a Business School publication to keep students informed on the latest events and offerings; and Listserv, a personalized database for internship and full-time job opportunities.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The 2017-2018 rate for the three-semester MBA is $36,885 for Colorado residents, and $58,693 for nonresidents. This figure includes fees covering transportation, technology, and facilities. The school offers a number of scholarships and fellowship opportunities for students, including international scholarships and sustainability scholarships. Students must be accepted to the MBA program before accessing the relevant applications.

Admissions Procedures

Although the official early deadline for fall entrants is February 1, the admissions committee notes that students are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as decisions are made on a rolling basis. A completed application includes a data form, official transcripts from all institutions attended, an academic performance explanation if the most recent GPA is below a 3.0, three professional recommendations, GMAT or GRE scores, a statement of purpose, and a current résumé. While prior work experience is not a requirement, at least two years is strongly recommended.

Admissions Deadlines

Early Applicants: February 1, 2018
All Remaining Applicants: May 1, 2018