University of Colorado Denver's Master of Business Administration (online) program is created for working professionals who want to take the next step in their business career. Whether you have a background in business or you’re looking to develop the business skills you need to move into management roles, this degree will give you the comprehensive foundation and specialized knowledge you need to stay competitive in the modern business landscape.
As a CU Denver online MBA student, you’ll take the same courses from our award-winning business faculty as you would on campus, but with flexibility you need to balance your classes with full-time work or family commitments. Our fully online classes are recorded rather than live streamed, so you’ll be able to learn on your schedule.
When you graduate, you’ll receive a diploma from the University of Colorado Denver without any indication that you’ve earned your degree online, making online learning an ideal alternative to a traditional, on-campus MBA degree.
Online MBA Degree Specializations
MBA in Accounting
Business leaders who understand the intricacies of accounting are in high demand across all industries. When you tailor your MBA with an accounting specialization, you’ll learn to interpret accounting information, tackle complex accounting problems, and effectively communicate financial details with organizational leaders and stakeholders. This specialization prepares you for a variety of challenging and rewarding career paths, including auditing, accounting, and management.
MBA in Business Intelligence
Modern business runs on information, and a company’s success is dependent on how data is collected and analyzed. Business Intelligence (BI) systems combine operational data with analytical tools to present complex and competitive information for planning and decision making. In this specialization, you’ll discover how to use business intelligence systems to make business decisions and understand the capabilities of an organization, future market directions, regulatory environment, and the actions of competitors.
MBA in Entrepreneurship
To build a successful business, it’s essential to have advanced knowledge of a variety of business functions. When you choose to complete your MBA with an entrepreneurship specialization, you’ll discover how to build and sustain your business with courses that get into the nitty-gritty of business plans, legal issues, venture capitalists, web development, and more. This area of interest also gives you access to dozens of networking opportunities, including an annual business plan competition, internships, discussions with local entrepreneurs, and connections with new ventures.
MBA in Finance
Finance is at the core of every business, and it’s essential for business leaders and executives to have a thorough understanding of the financial aspects of their organization in order to be successful. When you earn your MBA with a finance specialization, you’ll develop comprehensive skills in a variety of financial areas including corporate, investments, and financial institutions. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of essential financial topics such as forecasting, derivatives, risk management, and firm evaluation.
MBA in Information Systems
In today’s increasingly digital business environment, organizations are in need of innovative leaders who know how to harness the power of technology for business. Our information systems MBA specialization focuses on the intersection of technology and business strategy to prepare you for a career in tech leadership. You’ll learn how to analyze data and better manage business processes with technology through hands-on coursework and cutting-edge IT software.
MBA in Management
Across all industries, businesses need energetic leaders and effective problem-solvers who can develop successful teams and discover new ways to drive business forward. When you specialize your MBA degree in management, you’ll build expertise in the fundamental aspects of leadership that you need to excel as a manager in any organization. Through this specialization, you will develop key managerial skills in project management, negotiation, sustainability, business ethics, organizational change management, and more.
MBA in Managing for Sustainability
More than ever, companies around the world need to focus on finding sustainable ways to lead business into the future. Our MBA with a specialization in managing for sustainability provides an in-depth exploration of corporate social responsibility, sustainable business practices, and sustainability as a competitive advantage. Throughout your sustainability courses, you’ll gain valuable insight into how to create business strategies that reduce operating costs, open up new markets, increase customer loyalty, improve financial performance, and make a positive impact on a global scale.
MBA in Marketing
Companies are continuing to evolve and discover new ways to interact with consumers, and it’s vital for business leaders to know what it takes to build authentic, long-term connections between an organization and its customers. Our MBA with a marketing specialization gives you deeper insight into how to build a brand, engage consumers, and lead successful marketing teams. Throughout your marketing specialization courses, you’ll gain a better understanding of effective marketing strategies and hone your skills in digital marketing, marketing research, consumer behavior, and more.
MBA in Risk Management and Insurance
Risk management is a crucial aspect of every successful business. With half of the industry’s workforce retiring within the next decade, companies are in need of talented professionals who can effectively manage risk to enhance firm value. When you earn an MBA with a risk management and insurance specialization, you’ll learn how to identify liabilities and mitigate risk in corporate settings as well as how to introduce insurance products for personal and commercial use.
General MBA Track
If your career goals aren’t aligned with one of our MBA specializations or you’d prefer to choose your own electives, you have the option to customize your business administration degree to match your unique interests. Your general MBA program gives you the ability to choose electives from different areas of business, such as marketing, finance, management, IT, entrepreneurship, and more. Your general MBA will help you gain a deeper understanding of how various business functions work together and prepare you for leadership roles within any organization.
- Leading Individuals and Teams
- Data Analytics for Managers
- Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
- Analyzing and Interpreting Accounting Information
- Marketing Dynamics in the 21st Century
- Information Systems Strategy
- 24 months
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- $50 application fee for domestic applicants; $75 fee for international applicants
- Online application
- Official transcripts from every college or university attended
- Essay responses
- GMAT or GRE test scores (waivers available for those who qualify)
- English Language Proficiency scores (international applicants only)
- Letters of recommendation (optional)
- When you’re ready to apply for your MBA degree, your Enrollment Navigator will help walk you through the entire process, from gathering required materials and submitting your application to checking your admissions status and enrolling in CU Online.
International32895 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32895 USD per year during 24 months.
National28170 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28170 USD per year during 24 months.
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