The Colorado Mesa University Master of Business Administration degree is a challenging program designed to prepare graduates for the changing business world. The degree is awarded after successful completion of 36 semester hours of rigorous study. The program is designed to provide the student with a broad background in business while allowing the student to focus on a specified area of study, if desired. To this end, students acquire knowledge of management operations; an appreciation of the interrelationships involved in business; an understanding of the economic, political and social environment in which businesses function; and behavioral skills that are essential in the manager’s role in the implementation of business decisions. The MBA program endeavors to provide an atmosphere conducive to the development of each student’s ability to think in a creative manner and to effectively problem solve. The program makes extensive use of the latest learning management systems to disseminate course materials, lectures, simulations, group projects, case studies and applied research. All of our courses are taught by qualified graduate faculty with exceptional experience in higher education and industry.
An MBA student can pursue one of several tracks; Professional track, Management Information Systems track, or Sports Management track. Each track has three basic components: a 24 hour core, a 6 hour research component, and 6 hours of additional master's level coursework consistent with a chosen track.
There are two types of applicants for the MBA program. The first type is the Traditional MBA applicant who has earned an undergraduate degree. The second type of applicant has not yet earned their undergraduate degree and is currently enrolled at CMU in the BS Public Accounting program, the BBA Finance program, or the BS Construction Management program and may qualify to pursue the MBA as part of a Bachelor degree 3+2 MBA concurrent enrollment program.
Important information for the Traditional MBA applicant:
Important information for the 3+2 MBA applicant:
Applicants must meet the following criteria in addition to all of the criteria for the MBA program.
After admission into the Bachelor Degree 3+2 MBA Concurrent Enrollment Program, the student:
All CMU masters-level graduates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in specialized knowledge/applied learning, quantitative fluency, communication fluency, critical thinking, information literacy, and ethical reasoning. In addition to these campus-wide student learning outcomes, a graduate of this program will be able to: