Overview

Applicants
333
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.49
Years Work Experience
5.5
Average Age
32

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
500 - 580
GPA
3.29 - 3.73

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
June 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
July 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Undergraduate GPA
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
35:1
Total Faculty
107

30
Female


Students Say

The College of Business at Colorado State University offers a solid mid-tier program for an "an amazing value" at a well-respected institution that is ideal for working students looking to progress or diversify their careers. There are multiple program options for career advancement (including Online, Professional, and Early Career), and eight-week classes terms, scheduling flexibility, online courses, and course layout all add to forward-thinking approach to the education model we move into an increasingly digital world. "I would not have been able to pursue an MBA had the option of online education not been available," says a student. Courses are "fast-paced and challenging" and provide a wealth of applicable skills for students to immediately begin putting into practice, and the staff in general is "very helpful and enthusiastic" about students' education.

The "go at your own pace" curriculum is lock-step, where each class builds on previous classes, and student admit that some of the classes can be extremely time intensive in terms of heavy reading and multiple assignments on top of class hours. Professors all have real world experience and "have experienced a magnitude of business success in their respective fields." Thanks to the staggering diversity of the students in any given class (both in-person and online), faculty makes sure that "there is a lot of insight as to how topics are handled in specific industries." "We have very lively discussions in our classes," says a student.

Online students have access to the same lectures as on-campus students (these can be attended live, or downloaded at a later date), but a few say that there is a "lack of resources and help for distance MBA students." "While I have had some interaction with a couple professors, typically the only interaction online students have is with their assigned Teacher 's Assistant, called Section Coordinators or SCs," says one student (do note that "section coordinators are knowledgeable and helpful"). In addition, the distance students tend to represent much more of a variable in terms of devotion to the studies, so "random group assignments are often a gamble and it can be nerve wracking." Still, the program "does a good job of connecting us through discussion forums and group projects, and making us feel like we're part of the university."



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Required

Description
http://www.biz.colostate.edu/gsse/pages/default.aspx

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
http://www.biz.colostate.edu/gsse/pages/default.aspx

Career overview


Graduates Employed by Region


Students Say

Most of the students in both the online and on-campus programs already have jobs, so the school places less of a focus on traditional career services. "This is a very good program, especially for working professionals," says an older student. "Being in an envi- ronment of other working professionals, as opposed to people in their early 20s, has also been a very helpful and satisfying part of my experience so far." The career center staff is "attentive" to requests and "giving of their time"—"We even practiced online interview- ing," one student tells us—and while the large career fairs they host are catered toward undergraduates, MBAs "are treated individually to the networking opportunities that the CSU staff can provide." There is even a one credit career management staff that is "stellar, and is appropriate and valuable for on campus as well as online students."


Prominent Alumni

James Iacino
President, Seattle Fish Co.

Trevor Armstrong
President, Timken Motors and Cranes, LLC - dba Wazee

Kelly Green
Owner and Chairman of the Board, Birko

Kent Anderson
President, Macys.com

Trang Tran
CEO and Co-Founder of Fargreen

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jul 1

Financial Aid Statistics


Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
12%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
10%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$9,627
Tuition (Out-State)
$23,602
Fees (In-State)
$6,972
Fees (Out-State)
$6,972

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$534
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,311
Fees (In-State)
$461
Fees (Out-State)
$461

Expenses per Academic Year

Academic Expenses
$1,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
860
Part Time
89%

In State
44.0%
Out of State
56.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
25

Demographics

4.00%
Minorities
46.00%
International

49% female
51% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Many of the "very intelligent and hardworking students" here are well into their careers and have families, so the professional program tends to skew older (in the 30-45 range). The popular online MBA program is understandably quite different, and interaction between the two groups is limited to "lively" in-class discussions (on both the virtual and real space sides) and group work. Many students are in the military and work full- time, and professors understand that "you have a job/family/life and they bend over backward to accommodate that."

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Mikaela Hanson
Graduate Admissions Coordinator

Address
1260 Campus Delivery
College of Business
Fort Collins, CO 80523
United States

Phone
970-491-5027

Fax
970-491-3481

Email
gradadmissions@colostate.edu


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