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Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of frequently asked questions from prospective MBA students. If you have additional questions, please reach out to us at or 303-615-1117.

I am interested in the MBA program at the MSU Denver. Can I make an appointment to talk with an admissions advisor?

  • Yes! Please contact our Graduate Programs team by phone at 303-615-1117 or by email at


When and where are classes available?

  • Most classes are offered on the Auraria Campus in the evening (typically 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm) once night per week, and some will be offered hybrid (both in-person and online) or online live stream. 
  • Please reference the university's graduate schedule for more information.


How long does it take to complete the degree?

  • If you take an average of two classes in the fall and spring semesters, and one course in the summer semester, the program will take approximately 2.5 - 3 years to complete.


What is considered full time?

  • Students are considered full time if they are registered for six (6) graduate-level credit hours and part-time if they are registered for three (3) graduate-level credit hours.


Is there a GPA requirement for applying to the MBA Program?

  • We do not have a minimum GPA requirement. Please keep in mind that your GPA is only one of a number of criteria we review in determining admission. 

What is the cost per credit hour?

  • Please reference the tuition and fees chart via the Office of the Bursar for complete costs.


Is financial aid available?

  • You can determine your eligibility for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at and following up with the financial aid department at 303-556-8593. Please visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information. 


Do you have any scholarships available?


Is the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) required for admission?

  • Yes, unless you meet the other requirements to waive the GMAT. Please visit GMAT's website for more information and to sign up. 

  • Please note, due to COVID-19, the GMAT is available online. To sign up for the online GMAT, please visit this website:


Do I still need to take the GMAT if I am an MSU Denver student?

  • Yes, unless you meet the other requirements to waive the GMAT.

  • GMAT "waivers" include: proof of a graduate degree (master's or doctorate) or Professional Portfolio documenting at least five years of significant experience.


What is the minimum GMAT score required for applying to the MBA program?

  • We do not have a minimum score requirement. Please keep in mind that your GMAT scores are only one of a number of criteria the MBA Admissions Committee reviews when determining admission. 


When should I plan to take the GMAT?

  • You must take the GMAT exam before you apply to the MBA program. We recommend you take the test at least two weeks before the application deadline. For information on the GMAT, call 1-800-GMAT-NOW or visit the GMAT website


How can I prepare for the GMAT?

Can you help me find a job?

  • The College of Business partners with the Classroom to Career Hub (C2 Hub) for all career help. We have a dedicated industry navigator, Amy Bechtum. Amy helps heighten awareness and promote career services to MSU Denver business students by developing targeted career education programs and employer networking opportunities with local businesses, professionals, and government agencies. Amy can be reached by email at

  • Additionally, CareerLink is available to students to sign up for workshops, find off-campus jobs, view career events, and apply for on-campus interviews.

  • For an overview of services provided by the C2 Hub and Career Services, check out this link:
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