Business Administration (M.B.A.) – Impact Specialization


In the 16-month Impact MBA at CSU’s College of Business, you’ll learn to connect purpose and profit to begin a meaningful career in the expanding sector of sustainable business. In our top-ranked sustainability MBA, you’ll learn how to integrate economic, social and environmental initiatives to achieve sustainable business goals and respond to today’s most urgent challenges such as climate change.

As a STEM-designated business program, you’ll learn the science behind sustainability and the essential skills to both make the business case for sustainability projects and accomplish its goals. You’ll gain practical, hands-on job experience after the first year of coursework in the fellowship capstone with an organization where you’ll apply what you’ve learned to real challenges and support a business’s actual operations.

With CSU’s Impact MBA, you have the ability to add graduate certificates in either Carbon Management or Entrepreneurship and Innovation. You can also pursue a dual degree with the Impact MBA and the Master of Finance, ultimately saving time and tuition compared to pursuing each degree separately.

CSU in Fort Collins ranks as the No. 1 University in sustainable research, No. 2 in curriculum, No. 3 in campus engagement and more worldwide (STARS, 2022). The Impact MBA continues that reputation of excellence and ranks as the No. 4 “Better World MBA” nationally and No. 20 globally by Corporate Knights.

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) – Impact Specialization

Next Steps

Western Regional Graduate Program

As an eligible resident of a Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) member state or territory, you may be admitted to the on-campus format of this program, yet pay resident tuition rates. Only on-campus formats are WRGP eligible. Visit our WRGP webpage to learn about eligibility and the application process.


Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

Student Employment

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

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