Metropolitan State University


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Metropolitan State University prides itself on being “relevant, radically affordable, and essential, offering rigorous study and reimagining innovation.” It values Diversity, Community, Respect, Excellence, and Accessibility and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Sitting within the heart of downtown Denver, MSU provides over 180 majors and minors, ten graduate programs, and 40 certificate programs to over 17,000 students through five schools and colleges. It also offers online learning from hybrid to fully online degree options, like an online MBA.

Business School

Business students have an educational experience full of value, impact, affordability, accessibility, transformation, and innovation at MSU’s AACSB-accredited College of Business. With contemporary academics dedicated to excellence, individualized attention, diverse expert faculty, students develop the necessary and competitive skills to succeed in today’s business world. Added advantages the CoB has to offer include small classes, the Center for Professional Selling, internship and networking opportunities, experiential learning, and incredible flexibility in schedules with day, evening, weekend, and online courses.


Undergraduates choose from two degrees and multiple majors. The Bachelor of Science degree offers majors in Management, Accounting, Marketing, Banking, Business Intelligence, Computer Information Systems, Professional Selling, Finance, and International Business. The Bachelor of Arts offers majors in Global Business Studies, Economics, Professional Selling, and Entrepreneurship. Several majors have fully online options, including Banking, Business Intelligence, Management, Professional Selling, and Marketing. There are Certificates in Entrepreneurship, Sales, and Personal Financial Planning.

Graduate students pursue an MBA, both on-campus or online, a Master of Professional Accountancy, or a Business Analytics Graduate Certificate.

Online MBA Requirements

The high-value online MBA combines quality and affordability with flexibility and peer networking. With evening, hybrid, or online courses, students can choose a hybrid format and attend some in-person lectures and activities. Entirely online students can experience a mix of synchronous and asynchronous coursework to allow for live virtual classes with professors and peers and recorded material accessible at any time. This online MBA is for all types of majors, including non-business undergraduate degree holders. The 12-course, 36-credit hour program is taken by all, with optional Leveling Modules for those that need to catch up on their business knowledge.


The nine required courses are Managerial Economics, Accounting Concepts, Legal Analysis & Sustainability, Information Systems Strategy & Planning, Corporate Finance, Global Enterprise Management, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Integrative & Strategic Perspectives of Organizations, and Marketing Analysis & Planning. Three courses are filled by electives from a chosen concentration in either General, Strategic Business, Accounting, or Business Analytics.

Application Requirements

Applicants pay a fee and complete an online application before the priority deadline to assure admittance. You can submit either official GMAT scores, transcripts of a previously earned graduate degree, or a professional portfolio of a bachelor’s degree and at least five years of eligible business experience. Other submissions include official transcripts, a detailed resume, three references, and a personal statement/essay.


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