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MBA Program Comparison

Unsure of which one of Boise State MBA Programs is a right fit for you? Use this side-by-side comparison to help you decide. Click the program name to go the program’s website.

Program NameCareer Track MBAProfessional MBAOnline MBAExecutive MBA
Program FormatFull-timePart-timeFull-time
or Part-time
Full-time equivalency
Class ScheduleM-Th daytimeM-Th nighttimeFully online classes3-4 consecutive days a month
Classes BeginEach fallEach fallEvery 8 weeksEach fall
Time to Graduation2 academic years
with summer commitment
3 academic years
with summer commitment
Individual discretion
in as little as 12 months
2 academic years
Candidate
Profile
High achieving, recently graduated, non-business majorsEarly- to mid-career working professionals wishing to create career optionsMid-career working professionals wishing to create career options but need schedule flexibility Middle to senior managers with strong leadership potential
Minimum Required Work ExperienceNo experience required2 years of professional experience2 years of professional experience6 years of managerial experience
GMAT/GRE RequiredYes; waived for qualified "Fast Track" applicants *Yes; waived for qualified applicants**Yes; waived for qualified applicants**Yes; waived for qualified applicants**
Internship RequiredYes; during summer between Year 1 & 2NoNoNo
Total Program Cost ***$17,942 Idaho resident
$17,942 GEM**
$46,842 non-resident
$24,591 Idaho resident;
$35,931 non-resident
(Includes est. textbook cost)
$36,750
(Includes textbooks)
$48,600
Learn MoreCareer Track MBA websiteProfessional MBA websiteOnline MBA websiteExecutive MBA website

* Qualified “Fast Track”applicants: please see Career Track MBA admission criteria for information about “Fast Track” requirements.  

** with GEM Scholarship. For more information, please visit the Graduate College GEM Scholarship page.

*** Total Program Cost calculated using 2016-2017 University Fees for Graduate Students. Fees are subject to change. Career Track MBA Total Program Costs do not include health insurance fees. Health insurance can be waived with proof of comparable coverage. Career Track MBA Total Program Costs do not include textbooks. Estimate $2,500-3,000 for textbooks. Professional and Online MBA Total Program Costs do include textbooks.