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Online MBA

As one of the most widely recognized graduate degrees, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an excellent option for expanding your opportunities in the business world. During the MBA, students have the opportunity to advance their understanding of business, improve their leadership skills and specialize in a particular focus area. Earning an MBA is a great opportunity to increase earning potential and readiness for leadership roles. The Idaho State University College of Business also offers the flexibility of pursuing a self-paced, affordable and accredited Online MBA. To learn more about Idaho State University's MBA program in general, click here


Completion Time

Students who already hold a business degree from an AACSB accredited institution may be eligible to waive some courses and can therefore complete the program in less time. The Director of Graduate Studies will work with students on an individual basis to determine if courses can be waived. Click the button at the top of this page to schedule an appointment with the advisor or email cobgrad@isu.edu.

With a Business Degree

2 Years

10 Classes or 30 Credits

Without a Business Degree

3 Years

16 Classes or 48 Credits


The Flexibility for Any Schedule

The Online MBA offers students the flexibility to complete the program at their own pace and work around busy professional and life schedules. The Online MBA includes both synchronous and asynchronous courses so students have the opportunity to interact with their peers and professors while still enjoying the benefits of an online program.

Asynchronous Courses

Online courses can be offered in an "asynchronous" format, which means that the courses are prerecorded and available anytime you are ready to access them. 

Synchronous Courses

"Synchronous" courses can be completed anywhere online or through distance learning tools, but take place at a scheduled date and time and are always in the evening from 6 - 8:45 p.m.  



As an online student at Idaho State University, you have the benefit of paying in-state tuition no matter where you are located. Plus, Idaho State University's tuition for the Online MBA program is significantly more affordable than surrounding schools' programs. 


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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.


Experiential Learning

As an online student, you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of experiential learning opportunities that go beyond the textbook or lectures. From the chance to compete in an intense national business competition to working with real clients to solve business problems, College of Business students learn the content by doing.