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Colorado State University College of Business

Program Structure

The Part-Time MBA is a 21-month program designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. Classes meet twice a week in the evening, either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. The program begins each August and takes five semesters to complete, with a break for the summer.


The 42-credit program is comprised of 36 core credits and six elective credits, making it more rigid than many other programs with large degrees of customization. Students progress through the core requirements at the same speed over the course of the five-semester program. Electives are taken mostly online at a student’s own pace, and they also have the option of completing a 7 to 10-day international business trip for elective credit.


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

Tuition and fees for Colorado residents is set at $41,276 for the five-semester program, and $74,497 for out-of-state students. A few select scholarships are offered to part-time MBA students, as well as various grants, loans, and work study opportunities.

Admissions Procedures

Unlike many other MBA programs, applicants to the part-time MBA do not need to submit a GMAT score, as the school believes that evaluating old test scores after several years of work experience is an antiquated requirement. A completed application consists of a data form, transcripts from all institutions attended with a minimum GPA of a 3.0, proof of at least four years of work experience, a résumé and a statement of purpose, and three professional recommendations.

Admissions Deadlines

The deadline for all fall entrants is June 1, 2018.

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