Business Administration - MBA

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.

What You Will Learn

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.



This specialization focuses on developing impactful, innovative, inclusive leaders who can negotiate strategic agreements and influence stakeholders.

Shingo Operational Excellence:

This is a specialization where you will gain a deep understanding of the Shingo Model and the principles and behaviors necessary to make operational excellence sustainable.


At a Glance

College: Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

Department: Marketing and Strategy Department

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Faculty: View profiles of faculty members on the department directory.

Program Requirements

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

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.

Job Outlook



We will build on your goals and experiences while working together to design an individualized semester-by-semester plan. Your personalized plan will help you see a path from where you are now on to graduation. Even if you are unsure of the major you would like to pursue, we can help with resources and ideas.

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USU Locations


*This degree is available at various USU locations.

The Utah State University MBA program welcomes applications from international students for our online MBA program. However, due to changes in class delivery methods which precludes issuing an I-20 for either F-1 or J-1 visas, we are no longer able to accept international students who wish to attend school in person.

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

**This degree is 100% available online. USU is a SARA-approved institution offering fully online programs nationwide; please visit USU's state authorizations for details.

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


Admission Requirements

Application Requirements:

The following information needs to be submitted to be considered for the program:

  • Submit online application at
  • Provide a statement of purpose: one-page essay of career goals and objectives
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended (except USU transcripts)
  • Submit three contacts for letters of recommendation
  • Provide a résumé
  • Pay $55 nonrefundable application fee
  • International students have additional admissions requirements.

All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Excel

For more details on the applications requirements, visit


  • July 1: for fall admission to the Executive and Online MBA programs.
  • November 15: for spring admission to the Executive and Online MBA programs.
  • March 15: for summer admission to the Executive and Online MBA programs.

Program Requirements

The international Study Tour is optional for students and takes place during spring break every other year. The tour gives students the opportunity to travel to other countries to learn about business practices around the world.

Plan Options

Students receiving the MBA must complete this plan option:

  • The Plan C option does not involve a thesis or a defense meeting and is comprised of coursework only.

Financial Aid

A variety of funding opportunities are available on the graduate school website.

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