The College of Business and Economics offers four options for students pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Each program is specifically designed to meet the needs of students at different stages of their career.
Why pursue an MBA at Boise State? All programs provide:
- AACSB Accreditation (held by only the top 5% of business programs worldwide)
- Direct, applicable learning that is relevant to real-world business
- Nationally recognized faculty with industry experience
- Schedule flexibility to fit the needs of part-time students
MBA Program Comparison
|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 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).