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Online MBA

Master of Business Administration

Planning for a career change or looking to develop your leadership skills? Colorado Technical University’s Master of Business Administration degree is designed to help motivated professionals like you prepare to meet business challenges across industries and business disciplines. The outlook for MBA hiring continues to look bright, with nearly nine in 10 companies planning to hire MBA and business master’s graduates, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).1

Choose from 9 concentrations including accounting, finance, healthcare management, entrepreneurship or a general track. In the Management Capstone, you and your team will have the opportunity to make business decisions based on a scenario of running a $100 million business simulation. In this project, you will also have the opportunity to utilize the critical skills necessary to solve business problems individually and collaboratively.

The Master's in Business Administration concentrations include:

The Online MBA:

  • Is programmatically accredited by ACBSP
  • Has courses that integrate intellipath®, our proprietary learning application, which you can use to customize coursework to suit your knowledge level
  • Is ranked among the Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News and World Report for the eighth consecutive year*
  • Can be completed in as little as 12 months2

We're Flexible So You Can Be Too

At CTU, students come first. Our flexible online course schedule helps you to build a class schedule around your schedule. Our online and mobile-friendly classes run 5 weeks long and you can choose from 9 start dates a year. And with grants and scholarships available for those who qualify, a degree from CTU can be both achievable and affordable. Learn more below or fill out the form to speak with an admissions advisor.

ACBSP accredited

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)


  • January 02, 2024
  • February 06, 2024
  • March 19, 2024




  • Online
  • Colorado Springs

Online MBA Program Details

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  • Program Overview

    Effective August 2023, this program is no longer available for future enrollments at the Aurora Campus.

    The Master of Business Administration is a 48-credit-hour program that is offered online and at the Colorado Springs campus. The program consists of 32 credit hours devoted to the business administration core and 16 credit hours for electives or a concentration of the student’s choosing.

    CTU’s MBA programs are for students who have met the foundational business requirements and are seeking specialized fields and disciplines of interest. The MBA program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills, and decision-making abilities in the fields of business or management. Core learning includes instruction in accounting , business decision-making, human resources management, leadership, logistics and supply chain, management, marketing, and organization and production. The CTU MBA offers concentration courses in select areas of business and management to help familiarize students with theory and concepts related to their area of interest.


    This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification.  As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.

    The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferrable to all industries. The College of Business and Management accomplishes this mission by offering curriculum that aligns to industry standards, remains relevant, and builds practical skills applicable to the competitive global business environment.

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    ACCT615 Advanced Cost Accounting 4
    ECON616 Applied Managerial Economics 4
    FINC615 Applied Managerial Finance 4
    HRMT620 Strategic Human Capital Management 4
    INTD670 Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making 4
    MGMT601 Business Analytics for Management Decisions 4
    MGMT690 Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments 4
    MKTG630 Applied Managerial Marketing 4
    Total Credit Hours: 32
    Courses: Concentration
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    MGMT665 MBA Capstone 4
    Select 12 credit hours of Business and Management courses from the list below 12
    Total Credit Hours: 16
    Courses: Concentration Choices
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    ACCT628 Financial Reporting 4
    ENTR605 Integrated Marketing for Entrepreneurs 4
    ENTR610 Entrepreneurial Strategy, Planning & Leadership 4
    FINC600 Financial Statement Analysis 4
    FINC610 Financial Management for Multinational Enterprises 4
    HCM612 Managing the Healthcare Organization 4
    HRMT655 Managing Organizational Development and Change 4
    IT600 IT Management 4
    MGMT607 Organizational Behavior in a Socio-technical Environment 4
    MGMT647 Operations Strategy 4
    MKTG628 Marketing in the Digital Age 4
    MKTG638 International Marketing 4
    PM600 Project Management Processes in Organizations 4

    Total Credit Hours: 48

  • Accreditations and Alignments

    This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
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  • Admission Requirements

    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 two MBA foundation courses (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 the foundation requirements may be waived. Students continuing from any of CTU’s non-business bachelor programs must complete the MBA Foundation Requirements. The foundation courses are also available to students with an undergraduate business degree who wish to refresh their knowledge in these subject areas. MBA foundation courses must be completed prior to respective MBA required courses that hold MGMT502 or MGMT503 as a prerequisite. Students must successfully complete and pass MGMT502 and MGMT503 prior to the end of the first quarter. Students who do not meet the MBA foundation requirements will be withdrawn, canceled or transferred from the MBA program. Students must be able to exhibit proficiency by successfully completing the foundation course with a minimum 70% passing score. If after 5 attempts (applies to each course separately) students do not pass the foundation course, students are encouraged to work with the Student Advising department if they have questions regarding these foundation courses, timeframes for completion, or for alternative programs of study as needed.

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1 Graduate Management Admissions Council,
2 As a master’s degree program, this program is designed as an 18-month program; however; many factors will impact your time to completion, including course loads, proficiency and/or transfer credits and breaks. Students who take 1-2 classes per session, may complete the program in as little as 12 months.

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