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MBA Program Comparison

Unsure of which one of Boise State MBA Programs is a right fit for you? Use this side-by-side comparison to help you decide. Click the program name to go the program’s website.
Program NameCareer Track MBAProfessional MBAOnline MBAExecutive MBA
Program FormatFull-timePart-timeFull-time
or Part-time
Full-time equivalency
Class ScheduleM-Th daytimeM-Th nighttimeFully online classes3-4 consecutive days once each month
Classes BeginEach fallEach fallEvery 8 weeksEach fall
Time to Graduation2 academic years
with summer commitment
3 academic years
with summer commitment
Individual discretion
in as little as 12 months
2 academic years
Total Credit Hours51484940
Cohort Format
Program Focus
in addition to business skills
Real world experience, teamwork, project managementCommercializing ideas, real world application, teamwork, project managementTeamwork, real-world application. Three emphasis areas optional: management, healthcare leadership, construction managementDevelopment of flexible, innovative leaders
High achieving, recently graduated, non-business majorsMid-career working professionals wishing to create career optionsMid-career working professionals wishing to create career options but need schedule flexibility Middle to senior managers with strong leadership potential
Minimum Required Work ExperienceNo experience required2 years of professional management experience2 years of professional management experience6 years of managerial experience and 10 years overall professional experience
GMAT/GRE RequiredYes; waived for qualified "Fast Track" applicants*Yes; waived for qualified applicants**Yes; waived for qualified applicants**Yes; waived for qualified applicants
Internship RequiredYes; during summer between Year 1 & 2NoNoNo
Total Program Cost #$20,480 Idaho resident
$20,480 GEM***
$54,425 non-resident
$22,116 Idaho resident;
$37,320 non-resident
(most Professional MBA students qualify for resident tuition within 12 months of moving to Idaho)
$36,750 full tuition
$31,237 with scholarship
(Includes e-textbooks)
Learn MoreCareer Track MBAProfessional MBAOnline MBAExecutive 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 2019-20 University Fees for Graduate Students. Fees are subject to change. Career Track MBA and Professional MBA program costs do not include textbooks. Estimate $2,500- $4,000 for textbooks (about $100 per credit).