Business Administration: MBA

Department: Marketing and Strategy Department
College: Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

About This Degree

The Utah State MBA prepares students to manage business in a variety of areas, setting them apart in their current career field or once they enter the workforce. Students from all backgrounds and undergraduate degrees can earn an MBA.

USU's Huntsman School of Business started offering degrees in 1894 and employs faculty with real-world experience. The hands-on curriculum delivered by world-renowned faculty gives students the education they need to land the career they want. The school has long held prestigious accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

The mission of the MBA program is to provide students with a relevant and rigorous background in business, increase student problem-solving and critical analysis skills, and develop the next generation of business leaders. Students are trained to lead, manage, and improve business performance. Students learn how to commercialize profitable ideas more efficiently, economically, and successfully. They possess the know-how to improve existing businesses and create new businesses, and are armed with cutting-edge intelligence and analytic tools to gain a deeper and clearer understanding of both domestic and global markets, customers, and competition.

Specialization (a specialization is not required)

  • Leadership - Learn to become impactful, innovative, inclusive leaders who can negotiate strategic agreements and influence stakeholders.
  • Shingo Operational Excellence - Gain a deep understanding of the Shingo Model and the principles and behaviors necessary to make operational excellence sustainable.
Special Information

The MBA offers flexible delivery options.

Broadcast Statewide: Part Time - Thursday evenings

  • MBA in two years
  • 36 credits
  • Available across Utah and in Rexburg, Idaho
  • Broadcast Thursday evenings
  • 2 classes per semester, 7 weeks each

Face-to-Face: Part Time - Wednesday evenings

  • MBA in two years
  • 36 credits
  • Available at Thanksgiving Point
  • 2 classes per semester, 7 weeks each

Online: Part Time - When and Where You Want

  • MBA in one or two years
  • 36 credits
  • Available worldwide
  • 7-week courses completed on your schedule
  • 2 classes per semester
Differential Tuition

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business may charge differential tuition for this program. Differential tuition is an added cost per credit for courses in the program. See the last page in the USU Tuition & Payment for more information.

View Potential Careers

People with an MBA have the opportunity to enter many career areas in business, including:

  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Commercial banking
  • Financial planning
  • Insurance
  • Investment banking
  • Management
  • Money management
  • Real estate

Many other possibilities are open to people with an MBA depending on the student's undergraduate degree. Graduates will gain the business skills and knowledge to succeed in a wide variety of fields and with companies and organizations across the spectrum.

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The MBA offers flexible delivery options.

Broadcast Statewide: Part Time - Thursday evenings

  • MBA in two years
  • 36 credits
  • Available across Utah and in Rexburg, Idaho
  • Broadcast Thursday evenings
  • 2 classes per semester, 7 weeks each

Face-to-Face: Part Time - Wednesday evenings

  • MBA in two years
  • 36 credits
  • Available at Thanksgiving Point
  • 2 classes per semester, 7 weeks each

Online: Part Time - When and Where You Want

  • MBA in one or two years
  • 36 credits
  • Available worldwide
  • 7-week courses completed on your schedule
  • 2 classes per semester
International Students

Online classes are not available to USU F-1 and J-1 sponsored students. International students sponsored by USU on a F-1 visa can study at Logan or Price campus and must register for face-to-face classes. International students sponsored by USU on a J-1 visa can study at Logan campus and must register for face-to-face classes.