Published: Sept. 21, 2018
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An MBA, or Master of Business Administration, is an advanced degree that’s designed around core areas of a business such as finance, operations and management, and how these areas are connected. Getting an MBA can accelerate your career and open up doors to new opportunities as it’s a highly-respected degree. Professionals who have an MBA can gain a competitive edge over others in a global marketplace.

What Does it Take to Get an MBA Degree from the CU Leeds School of Business?

At the CU Leeds School of Business, we offer a full time MBA program and an evening part time MBA in our two locations: CU Boulder and CU South Denver in Parker, Colorado. Our Master of Business Administration core curriculum provides classes in the following areas: economics, accounting, finance, quantitative methods, operations management, corporate social responsibility and corporate strategy. In addition to focusing on one of the main areas of study, you can specialize in entrepreneurship, real estate or sustainability.

To complete your degree, we require 31 credits of core courses and 24 credits of elective courses for a total of 55 credits. Earning your MBA requires gaining a full understanding of the core areas, and more importantly, how those pieces fit together in modern business. Learn more about our core requirements and elective curriculum, including the number of credits, in our MBA Program Plan.

To get into our MBA program, you’ll need to meet certain requirements such as providing your undergraduate degree transcript and GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Examination) test scores. International students also need to complete the English proficiency test TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Read more about our MBA admissions requirements, exam cutoffs and deadlines.

MBA Program Options

We have a full time MBA program and an evening part time MBA. Our full time MBA program includes the opportunity to have a summer internship so you can gain professional experience to help you focus on elective classes. Our flexible part time MBA is designed for working professionals and it provides the opportunity to learn from other professionals. Our evening MBA Program has been ranked as the best part-time MBA in Colorado.

Our world-class faculty encourages students to develop leadership skills, think innovatively and promote socially-responsible business approaches. In addition to class time, we offer networking opportunities, student leadership positions, clubs, guest speakers, small-group meetings and professional mentoring.

Learn more about the CU Leeds School of Business Master of Business Administration programs.