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Recognized for Quality

In 1978, the Idaho State University College of Business became the first  business school in the state of Idaho to receive accreditation from the  international Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business  (AACSB).

The AACSB represents “the longest serving global association dedicated to  advancing management education worldwide,” and accredits less than five  percent of  schools granting business degrees in the world.  The College of Business’ accounting program is also separately accredited as one of only 189 schools holding both accounting and business accreditation.

Flexible & Affordable

Available Entirely Online

The MBA program at Idaho State is also available fully-online with courses taking place both synchronously and asynchronously. So, students can complete many of their courses on their own time while also benefiting from working closely with peers and professors in scheduled, evening courses taking place remotely. Learn More

Finish Quickly

Students with a background in business may be able to finish their MBA in one year as a full-time student, depending on-campus location. Most in-person courses take place in the evening, so students still have the flexibility to keep their daytime jobs or complete the program part-time. Contact an advisor to see if you qualify.

Pay Less

As one of the most affordable AACSB accredited MBA program in the area, Idaho residents can expect to earn their graduate degree for less. Students also have the opportunity to apply for our graduate assistantship program, which provides free tuition and a stipend. Plus, online students pay in-state tuition no matter where you are located. Learn More 

Experiential Learning

International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition

This rigorous competition challenges top-level students from around the world to complete 12 quarters (three years) of simulated business decisions expedited over the course of a semester along with submitting a formal business plan and annual report. Students then travel to Anaheim for an intense 72-hour competition against their international peers followed by a formal presentation to executive-level judges from companies throughout the western U.S. Learn more about ICBSC 


Bengal Solutions

Students who apply for the graduate assistantship positions also have the opportunity to apply for Bengal Solutions. This program leverages the expertise of the best graduate business students taking on in-depth consulting projects for Idaho companies. Students have the opportunity to work under the guidance of a Bengal Solutions Director to develop analytical, interpersonal and leadership skills working on real projects that benefit Idaho’s Economic Development. Learn more about Bengal Solutions


The National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security sponsor the Scholarship for Service (SFS) program administered through the National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC). Competitively selected NIATEC students are offered scholarships in exchange for helping to design safeguards for cyber security threats in government. Upon graduation, students will often serve at federal agencies such as the FBI.

As part of their scholarship, students receive numerous benefits including a $32,000 yearly stipend, paid tuition and fees and necessary allowances for professional development and textbooks.

“[Students have many] experiential learning opportunities including handling classified material for cyber war simulations. We have even offered international simulations to support components of Hawaii, Washington and California National Guards. Since the program’s inception, we have had 100 percent job placement for our graduates.”

-Dr. Corey Schou, NIATEC Director

Joint and Dual Degree Options

Students in the MBA program also have the option to complete dual degrees in our other graduate programs from accounting to health informatics or healthcare administration. Students in the Idaho State University Pharmacy programs can also complete the MBA PharmD joint degree with just one extra year of study.

A Look at Our MBA Students

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From Idaho: 68%
International: 14%
Out of State: 18%

Undergraduate Majors

Business: 54%
Health Sciences/Pharmacy: 21%
STEM: 14%
Humanities/Social Sciences: 11%