Online Business Management Degree and Certificate Programs

As the global economy continues to evolve, opportunities in the business world have become increasingly diverse. When choosing to pursue a business career, there are many potential avenues to explore, from product development to data analysis, marketing management to organizational change.

By taking leadership courses online or earning an online business degree from CSU, you will have access to in-depth knowledge from leading practitioners with years of experience in a wide array of fields. Study online, maintain your work-life balance, and earn the credentials you need to advance your career in the fast-paced world of business.

Online Degrees Related to Business Topics

CSU's online business degrees provide the academic rigor, value, and convenience you need to move forward in your current career, or pursue new opportunities. Many programs can be tailored to meet your specific learning goals.

Arts Leadership and Cultural Management M.A.L.C.M.

Arts management professionals, creative entrepreneurs, and leaders in cultural community development require multi-disciplinary skills. Find out what it takes to be successful in community arts and culture as you expand your knowledge of finance, communication, project planning, and community engagement. CSU’s Master of Arts Leadership and Cultural Management program is offered fully online, as well as at the Denver Learning Center, in a flexible format designed for busy creatives.

Business Administration M.B.A.

Maintain your career while earning an AACSB-accredited M.B.A. This fully online master’s degree program invites bright minds from across the globe to learn together in one inspirational space. Experience a curriculum that brings CSU’s on-campus classroom environment to working professionals via a flexible online learning platform. Study topics that include quantitative business analysis, management of human capital, marketing, leadership, and more.

Communications and Media Management M.C.M.M.

This master’s program delivers a powerful learning experience for professionals who want to advance in a leadership role or transition into the evolving field of communication. Analyze the latest research on how current digital tools are shaping the future of communication. Learn how to use media more effectively and strategically to connect with specific audiences and deliver a consistent message. This hybrid program combines online learning and in-person instruction at the Denver Learning Center.

Computer Information Systems M.C.I.S.

This master’s degree program features a curriculum that combines elements of information technology, project management, and business systems. Delve into topics that include enterprise computing, systems integration, business database systems, and more.

Industrial/Organizational Psychology M.A.I.O.P.

Performance, productivity, and employee retention can all be improved by studying human behavior in the workplace. Discover how to use in-depth research and analysis to solve workplace issues and apply psychology principles to human resources challenges. Gain actionable knowledge in a practitioner-oriented master’s program as you prepare for a career in this growing field.

Journalism and Media Communication B.A.

Build practical communication and digital media production skills that can lead to a wide variety of career options.

Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change M.Ed.

All organizations can benefit from strong leadership and a systematic approach to long-term organizational change. With the latest research on change management, performance improvement, and human resources development, you can make an immediate and valuable impact. This online master’s degree program shows you how to produce viable solutions and become a strategic business partner as you learn to evaluate individuals, teams, systems, and processes.

Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change Ph.D.

To improve organizational effectiveness, you need a combination of advanced analytical skills, research expertise, and decision-making ability. Designed for working executives, researchers, and academics, this doctorate program offers the unique structure of bi-weekly Saturday meetings held face-to-face in downtown Denver, but also utilizes online learning to facilitate collaboration. Work closely with a faculty mentor as you learn new concepts, analyze theory, and complete your dissertation research.

Tourism Management M.T.M.

This unique master’s program teaches you a “whole system” approach to sustainable tourism management, one that recognizes the value of people and resources in addition to the importance of running a profitable business. Start developing the skills to lead a financially sound business venture, effectively manage resources, and implement data analysis in your decision-making process.

Business Management Certificates and Training Programs

In addition to degrees, Colorado State University offers several online graduate certificates and professional training programs in business-related fields.

Adventure Tourism

Gain the skills necessary to develop, manage, and promote adventure tourism ventures. Learn how to take on a leadership role in the industry and facilitate safe, enjoyable experiences.

Applied Finance

Advance your knowledge of corporate finance, international finance, and credit markets as you study online with expert faculty. Gain valuable insight into topics like portfolio management, financial globalization, and real estate market analysis.

Business Information Systems

Enhance your technical expertise in the field of business information systems as you learn how to implement and manage technology within organizations. Build a managerial-level understanding of infrastructure, applications, and data.

Business Intelligence

Start using current technology to efficiently gather, process, and analyze structured data. Harness the power of data analysis for business reporting, benchmarking, and performance forecasting.

Business Management

Gain the applied knowledge and skills you need to achieve greater success in the competitive world of business. Study marketing, finance, leadership, strategic planning, and more.

Conflict Resolution and Mediation

Develop conflict resolution and mediation skills that can benefit you professionally in an array of careers, from human resources to business to law enforcement. Learn how to negotiate more effectively and facilitate constructive communication.

Creative Organizational Innovation

Discover how to leverage strategic thinking, creativity, and innovation to build thriving organizational cultures.


Gain a deeper understanding of key marketing concepts, including sales management, strategic planning, and market research. Analyze the benefit of strategies like qualitative vs. quantitative research, value capture, consumer behavior analysis, and focus groups.

Project Management Certificate

Learn standard, globally recognized processes that will help you work more effectively in a dynamic project management environment. Find out what it takes to oversee nearly any project, stay on budget, and hit your deadline.

PMI® Exam Preparation Workshop

Learn valuable study tips and tricks so you can pass the PMP® exam the first time. Receive expert instruction from PMP®-certified instructors in this 2-1/2-day workshop at CSU’s Denver Learning Center.

Ski Area Management

Start honing your management strategies, marketing skills, and business acumen to become a leader in the ski industry. Learn how to oversee multiple aspects of ski area operations, from finances to human resources to sustainability.

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