Master of Business Administration (MBA)

From global marketing to entrepreneurial leadership to managerial accounting, business administration specialists have a diverse group of skills that can translate to a wide range of industries and career paths. Colorado Technical University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program gives students the opportunity to gain the knowledge and expertise that are essential to business leadership. The program offers industry-tested strategies for planning, organizing and controlling work in organizations, and for directing, coaching and motivating people for effective performance.

Accredited by ACBSP, CTU’s MBA coursework is designed to help you navigate management theory, ethics and leadership, critical thinking, financial reporting and more. In addition to a general Master's in Business Administration, students can also focus their education by choosing from one of 11 additional concentrations, including healthcare management, entrepreneurship, and global leadership.

For the second year in a row, CTU’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs by U.S. News and World Report.*

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
This business degree program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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  • Program Outline

    CTU’s Master of Business Administration degree program includes 48 total credit hours of required instruction. These include 32 hours of core classes and an additional 16 hours of concentration credits. In total, the MBA degree consists of:

    • Core Education: The core Master of Business Administration coursework provides a broad foundation of essential business administration concepts, theories and practices. Core education courses in the program include Applied Managerial Accounting, Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making, and Strategic Human Capital Management.
    • Concentration: Students who pursue an MBA degree will also complete 16 hours of coursework relating specifically to their area of interest or chosen industry. These courses address a range of business administration strategies and procedures applicable to a number of specific career fields. Concentration courses in the MBA program include Financial Reporting, Marketing in the Digital Age, IT Management, and Entrepreneurial Strategy, Planning and Leadership.
    • Capstone: During the last quarter of the program students will complete a Management Capstone. This final project allows students to apply the skills learned in both core and concentration courses to a business administration scenario relevant to their chosen industry.
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    Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    ACCT614Applied Managerial Accounting4
    ECON616Applied Managerial Economics4
    MGMT690Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments4
    FINC615Applied Managerial Finance4
    INTD670Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making4
    MGMT600Applied Managerial Decision-Making4
    HRMT620Strategic Human Capital Management4
    MKTG630Applied Managerial Marketing4
    Total Credit Hours:32
    Courses: Concentration
    ElectiveSelect 12 credit hours from the list below12
    MGMT655Management Capstone4
    Total Credit Hours:16
    Courses: Concentration Choices
    ACCT628Financial Reporting4
    ENTR605Integrated Marketing for Entrepreneurs4
    ENTR610Entrepreneurial Strategy, Planning & Leadership4
    ENTR615Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship: Skills for Success4
    ENTR630Entrepreneurial Business Planning Capstone4
    FINC600Financial Statement Analysis4
    FINC605Corporate Portfolio Management4
    FINC610Financial Management for Multinational Enterprises4
    MKTG618Marketing Research Methods4
    MKTG628Marketing in the Digital Age4
    MKTG638International Marketing4
    IT600IT Management4

    Total Credit Hours: 48

    MBA Foundation Requirements

    The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is built upon the expectation that students will enter the program with a solid business background to succeed in some of the core MBA courses. Therefore the MBA requires students to have prior foundational knowledge in all core business disciplines to be successful.

    Students entering in the MBA program without an undergraduate degree in business will be required to successfully complete three MBA preparatory courses (MGMT501, MGMT502, and MGMT503) covering the following areas of business: accounting; economics; finance; marketing; statistics; management; business law; ethics; business policy; business strategy; information technology; operations management; and global leadership.

    If the student can show evidence of a GMAT score of 500 or above or has evidence of significant professional experience in all of the business discipline areas, the preparatory requirements may be waived. Students that can show evidence of successfully completed business law and business ethics courses may have the MGMT501 requirement waived. Students continuing from any of CTU’s non-business bachelor programs are exempt from MGMT501, but must complete the other MBA Foundation Requirements. The preparatory courses are also available to students with an undergraduate business degree who wish to refresh their knowledge in these subject areas.

    MBA preparatory courses must be completed prior to respective MBA required courses that hold MGMT501, MGMT502, or MGMT503 as a prerequisite. Students who do not meet the MBA preparatory requirements will be withdrawn, canceled or transferred from the MBA program. Students must be able to exhibit proficiency by successfully completing the preparatory course with a minimum 70% passing score. If after 5 attempts (applies to each course separately) students do not pass the preparatory course, students are encouraged to work with the Student Advising department if they have questions regarding these preparatory courses, timeframes for completion, or for alternative programs of study as needed.

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  • Outcomes

    Graduates of CTU’s Master of Business Administration should be able to demonstrate their skills in several different ways when they finish their program, including:

    • Synthesize ethics, leadership, strategy, critical thinking and reasoning skills in a business environment.
    • Integrate professional applied research in order to validate and justify decision making.
    • Formulate information in order to communicate effectively across the appropriate channels.
    • Utilize appropriate technology to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in order to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.
    • Combine the major functional areas of business administration including the critical skills necessary to solve business problems, individually and collaboratively.

    From privately-owned corporations to government entities to non-profit organizations, these degree competencies can be applied to wide range of industries. Students who complete the degree program may consider a number of different careers including:1

    • General and Operations Manager
    • Sales Manager
    • Industrial Productions Manager
    • Administrative Services Manager
    • Social and Community Service Managers
    • Management Analyst

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