MBA Program Comparison
Boise State is proud to offer five high-quality Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs designed for individuals at every stage of their career. Use this side-by-side comparison to explore our programs and find the best fit for your needs.
Note: Our concurrent JD/MBA program (a partnership with the University of Idaho) uses curriculum from our Professional MBA Program. Please view our JD/MBA webpage for more information.
|Program Name||Career Track MBA||Professional MBA||Online MBA||Executive MBA|
|Class Schedule||M-Th daytime||Fall/spring – weekly evening classes held 2-3 nights (M-Th)|
Summer – online/ hybrid courses
|Fully online classes||3-4 consecutive days once each month|
|Classes Begin||Each fall||Each summer and fall||Every 8 weeks||Each fall|
|Time to Graduation||2 academic years|
with summer commitment
|24 months avg. completion||Individual discretion|
in as little as 12 months
|2 academic years|
|Total Credit Hours||51||43||49||40|
|Yes||Yes, in the fall/spring with flexible summers||No||Yes|
in addition to business skills
|Real world experience, teamwork, project management||Leadership, intrapreneurship, real-world application, teamwork.||Teamwork, real-world application.||Development of flexible, innovative leaders|
|Emphasis Areas||No||No||Management, Healthcare Leadership, Construction Management, Marketing Leadership, Finance, Business Analytics, & Cyber Operations||No|
|High achieving, recently graduated, non-business majors||Mid-career working professionals wishing to advance||Mid-career working professionals wishing to create career options but need schedule flexibility||Middle to senior managers with strong leadership potential|
|Minimum Required Work Experience||No experience required||2 years of professional management experience||2 years of professional management experience||6 years of managerial experience and 10 years overall professional experience|
|GMAT/GRE Required||Yes; waived for qualified "Fast Track" applicants*||Yes; waived for qualified applicants**||Yes; waived for qualified applicants**||Yes; waived for qualified applicants|
|Internship Required||Yes; during summer between Year 1 & 2||No||No||No|
|Total Program Cost #||$20,480 Idaho resident|
|$19,401 Idaho resident;|
(most Professional MBA students qualify for resident tuition within 12 months of moving to Idaho)
|$36,750 full tuition|
$31,237 with scholarship
|Learn More||Career Track MBA||Professional MBA||Online MBA||Executive MBA|
* Qualified “Fast Track” applicants: please see Career Track MBA admission criteria for information about “Fast Track” requirements.
**GMAT/GRE requirement may be waived for Professional or Online MBA applicants who have 3 years of significant management experience and a 3.0 GPA or have previously completed a master’s or a doctoral-level degree. Please check the Admissions requirements for the Professional MBA Admissions or Online MBA Admissions programs for more details.
*** with GEM Scholarship. For more information, please visit the Graduate College GEM Scholarship page.
# Total Program Cost calculated using 2022-23 University Fees for Graduate Students. Fees are subject to change. Career Track MBA and Professional MBA program costs do not include textbooks. Estimate $2,000- $3,000 for textbooks (about $60 per credit).