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Business Administration, M.B.A.

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The College of Business (COB) at Idaho State University (ISU) offers a program leading to the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA) to holders of business and non-business bachelor’s degrees.  


The traditional MBA provides a broad general degree particularly suited to those pursuing a managerial focus in their careers. The Accounting, Informatics, Finance, Health Care Administration, Project Management, and Marketing options provide specialized knowledge relating to their respective fields. The Accounting emphasis meets the needs of students who wish to satisfy requirements for certification as public accountants (CPA) or certification as management accountants (CMA).

In the interest of a more diverse student body, the college encourages and attracts a number of full-time students from other parts of the United States and foreign countries.

Mission and Goals

The Idaho State University MBA program's mission is to develop and deliver programs that address the diverse needs of stakeholders.

Our primary mission is to offer an MBA program that enhances our students' competence in business management, fosters their intellectual curiosity, and develops the personal skills necessary to be an effective manager. The MBA program prepares students for leadership roles in all areas of business requiring skilled and ethical decision making and analytical abilities.

Program Goals

MBA Students should develop:

  • Communication and collaboration skills.
  • Skill in critical analysis, problem solving, and decision making.
  • Competency in key business concept areas.
  • Insight into cultural, global, and ethical issues in business. 


The MBA program is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In addition to the traditional MBA degree, the program offers MBA degrees with emphasis areas in Accounting, Informatics, Finance, Health Care Administration (HCA), Project Management, and Marketing. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Statistics
  • Applied Economics
  •  Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Financial Reporting and Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Principles of Accounting II
  • Human Behavior in Organizations 3
  • Individual and Organizational Behavior
  • Business Law Concepts
  • Marketing
  • Basic Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Operations and Production Management
  • Finance

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree or higher from a college or university regionally accredited in the United States or its equivalent from a school in another country.
  • In instances where a standardized test is required, official GRE (Graduate Record Examination)/MAT (Miller Analogies Test)/GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) score reports are required.
  • Recommendation for admission by the department, division or college offering the desired degree program. Please see individual department sections of this catalog for additional requirements.
  • Approval for admission by the Dean of the Graduate School.

Tuition Fee

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    23704 USD/year
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  • National

    8928 USD/year
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Living costs for Idaho Falls

  • 680 - 970 USD/month
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