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Online MBA

Master of Business Administration - General

Are you looking to work to develop a solid foundation of business skills relevant to multiple industries and disciplines—and dive deeper into specific business areas you’re interested in? This MBA general track is designed to offer you the opportunity to explore a breadth of skills ranging from accounting to project management, and revolves around helping you work to develop the managerial skills required in planning, organizing and controlling work. Choose courses from other MBA concentrations—including finance, entrepreneurship, and marketing—to create a mix of courses to fit your specific personal and professional goals and interests. Finish your degree with a Management Capstone where you’ll have the opportunity to run a simulated $100 million business. The outlook for MBA hiring continues to look bright, with 9 in 10 companies in the US planning to hire MBA candidates, according to a 2017 GMAC report.1

The 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 fifth year in a row*
  • Can be completed in as little as 12 months2

CTU aims to make it easy to manage your education with your smartphone or tablet anytime, anywhere with CTU Mobile. Our online and mobile-friendly classes begin every 8 weeks and run 5½ weeks long.

* CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 best online programs.

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)


  • February 16, 2021
  • March 30, 2021
  • May 11, 2021




  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Denver South

Online MBA Program Details

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  • Program Overview

    The Master of Business Administration is a 48-credit-hour program that is offered online and at the Colorado campuses. 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
    ACCT614 Applied Managerial Accounting 4
    ECON616 Applied Managerial Economics 4
    MGMT690 Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments 4
    FINC615 Applied Managerial Finance 4
    INTD670 Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making 4
    MGMT600 Applied Managerial Decision-Making 4
    HRMT620 Strategic Human Capital Management 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
    GL605 Perspectives on International Business 4
    HCM612 Managing the Healthcare Organization 4
    HRMT655 Managing Organizational Development and Change 4
    IT600 IT Management 4
    LOG672 Strategic Thinking in a Global Logistics Environment: Cultural and Legal Implications 4
    MGMT604 Organizational Behavior 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

    The MBA degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

    The MBA curriculum was designed in alignment with the American Management Association.

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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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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.