Master of Business Administration

About This Program

Dominguez Hall at NightThe 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 36-45 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.

Students will 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 provides 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 lectures, seminars, group projects, case studies and independent research.

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Program Highlights 

• Most full-time students complete the MBA program within 2-3 years.  

• To accommodate working business professionals, courses are offered in the evenings on weekdays, with plans to expand to online courses in the future.

• Learn more about our competitive cost of tuition rates for graduate in-state students and graduate out-of-state students.  

Program Requirements 

An MBA student can pursue any one of several tracks. Each track has three basic components: a 24 hour core, a 6 hour research component, and 6-15 hours of additional masters level coursework consistent with a chosen track. Electives include such courses as managerial economics, entrepreneurship, management information systems. A student in the BS Concentration in Public Accounting program, the BBA Concentration in Finance program, or the BS in Construction Management program may qualify to pursue the MBA as part of a 3+2 program.

Each graduate program requires work experience (the professional track) or a directed research project (thesis track).  Students must complete an original research paper, an oral presentation, and a written comprehensive exam.  Learn more about program requirements.


Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Dominguez Hall, Suite 301

May 15 - August 15
By appointment only

Contact Information

Dr. Kyle Stone
MBA Coordinator

Annie Shoberg
MBA Liaison