Master of Business Administration

Online delivery allows today’s busy working professional the opportunity to participate in a program without putting your career on hold. Whether you travel extensively, have a job that prevents you from attending traditional on-campus classes, or have family obligations that limit your available time, the flexibility of online delivery brings the Adams State University M.B.A. program to you, on your schedule.

The online M.B.A. curriculum is well suited for people with either business or non-business undergraduate degrees. You’ll spend six continuous semesters, or two years, learning key business, health administration, leadership, and public administration concepts to make you more effective in your current job or to open new employment opportunities.

The online M.B.A. curriculum offers a level of quality and rigor consistent with Adams State’s reputation for excellence as an educational institution. The distance M.B.A. program welcomes students from around the globe. Learn how to begin today. For more information, to be added to our mailing list, or to request an M.B.A. application, go to

Admission Requirements

Students desiring to enroll in the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree program must have a bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from an accredited institution. All applicants must submit the following information to the M.B.A. Program Director, Adams State University, 208 Edgemont Blvd., Alamosa, CO 81101:

  1. An application for admission to graduate study
  2. A $30 non-refundable application fee.
  3. An official transcript sent directly from the institution to the Adams State Office of Graduate Studies verifying receipt of the baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from Adams State need not be requested; however, official transcripts confirming transfer courses are required.
  4. GPA of 3.0 or higher in the most recent 30 credit hours (undergraduate and graduate hours acceptable).
  5. Two recent letters of recommendation (please include phone numbers).
  6. Resume which includes academic, volunteer, and work experience.
  7. A letter of intent (statement of purpose) describing interests, background, the emphasis of interest, and professional goals. The letter will be used to assess writing skills for eligibility into the program.
  8. Additional information may be requested by the Department of Business before an admission decision can be determined.
  9. The chair of the M.B.A. department will notify students of admission decisions.

Degree Requirements

Required Core

  • BUS 500: Leadership Skills for Managers (3 hours)
  • BUS 505: Creating Consumer Value (3 hours)
  • ECON 505: Managerial Economics (3 hours)
  • BUS 520: Managerial Accounting (3 hours)
  • BUS 525: Financial Analysis (3 hours)
  • BUS 540: Strategy (3 hours)
  • BUS 5XX Elective Course (3 credits)
  • BUS 5XX Elective Course (3 credits)

Health Administration Emphasis

  • HCA 545: Public Health (3 hours)
  • HCA 550: Elderly and Managed Care (3 hours)
  • HCA 555: Health Policy (3 hours)
  • HCA 590: Practicum (3 hours) OR HCA 595: HCA Thesis (3 hours)

Leadership Emphasis

  • BUS 545: Leading Entrepreneurial Orgs. (3 hours)
  • BUS 550: Technology and Innovation (3 hours)
  • BUS 555: Leading for Results (3 hours)
  • BUS 560: Leadership Capstone (3 hours)

Public Administration Emphasis

  • BUS 580: Public / Nonprofit Management (3 hours)
  • BUS 585: Public Budgeting and Finance (3 hours)
  • BUS 590: Policy Analysis (3 hours)
  • BUS 595: Public Administration Capstone (3 hours)

Finance Emphasis

  • BUS 531: Multinational Financial Mgmt (3 hours)
  • BUS 532: Portfolio Mgmt & Investm Anlys (3 hours)
  • BUS 533: Financial Mkts & Institutions (3 hours)
  • BUS 534: Finance Capstone (3 hours)

Business Administration Program