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.* In 2017, Colorado Technical University was ranked as a Tier One, Top Ten Global Online MBA School by CEO Magazine.

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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  • 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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