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Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

Batch Starts 30th Apr'2024

Abroad Intake Sep'2025

Key Benefits of the Program

  • INR44 Lakhs

    Significant savings of upto INR 44 Lakhs compared to studying full degree in USA1

  • Upto36 Months

    Eligible for PGWP/Post Study Work/OPT visa application after graduation1

  • USD96 K

    Average salary in USA after completion of the course1

Program Structure and Fees

Embark on an exceptional 23-months Master of Business Administration program that begins with 11 months of engaging online studies at IMT Ghaziabad, all for an exclusive tuition fee of INR 4,07,000. Elevate your study abroad journey with a transformative on-campus phase at the Colorado State University in the USA for the subsequent 12 months. This phase involves tuition fees of approximately USD 46,110, along with an estimated annual living cost of USD 13,728 per year.                                                                                                                                                                                              
Colorado State University’s MBA program is designed keeping in mind the competitive global business environment. Instilling the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship, the program empowers students to shape organizations and navigate the complexities of business seamlessly. The heart of this 42-credit MBA focuses on five competencies – innovation, financial, leadership, data analytics and using business for a better world. Summer internships and projects solidify management skills, positioning students for thriving management careers. 
  1. Country


    Course Name

    • Advanced General Management Program


    • Bachelor's degree in any discipline with a minimum score of 65% marks or above. The awarding University must hold a NAAC rating of A or higher (in years 2020/2021/2022/2023).
    • Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 10.

    Tuition Fees

    INR 4,07,000

    Cost of Living


    Mode of Teaching



    11 months

  2. Country


    Course Name

    • Master of Business Administration


    • The applicants must successfully complete the Advanced General Management Program from IMT, Ghaziabad with an aggregate of 65% and above and a minimum of 65% in each course.
    • English Proficiency Requirements are TOEFL iBT >= 80 or IELTS score >= 6.5 or PTE >= 58 or Duolingo >= 120.

    Tuition Fees

    ~ USD 46,110

    Cost of Living

    ~ USD 13,728 per annum

    Mode of Teaching



    1 year

Other Benefits

  • Dual certification - IMT Ghaziabad as well as Colorado State University, USA
  • 25% Tuition Discount for upGrad Students
  • The CSU College of Business which is accredited by AACSB. The recognition is achieved by only 5% of B-Schools worldwide
  • Colorado State University is Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, which signifies academic excellence and fiscal stability
  • In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
  • World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
  • Dedicated Student Success Team
  • Eligible to apply for up to 36-months STEM OPT after graduation
About IMT Ghaziabad
Established in 1980, Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad (IMT-G) is India’s premier management school and is the 4th business school in the country accredited by the coveted AACSB. Strategically located in Delhi-NCR region, IMTG has distinct focus on grooming leadership through innovation, execution, and social responsibility. IMT Ghaziaba is the proud alma mater of more than 300 C–suite executives. ...Read more
About Colorado State University
Established in 1870, Colorado State University (CSU), in the heart of Fort Collins in Northern Colorado,is one of thenation's top public research universities that strive to teach students the importance of community, shared responsibility, and inclusion. CSU campus spans about 580 acres and is in close proximity to downtown Fort Collins and Denver which offers abundant job opportunities.For152 years, CSU has conducted cutting-edge environmental research in areas like atmospheric science and climate-smart agriculture.With an emphasis on ground-breaking research, Colorado State University System's flagship — CSU (in Fort Collins) —is a doctoral-granting R1 research university.CSU was awarded the R1 status for impeccable research activity in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the leading framework for describing colleges and universities in the U.S.A. The R1 status seals the institute’s position among146prestigious universities from nearly 3,900 to earn the distinction(only 3%of all the U.S.A institutions have this designation).The university has also forged its name as one of thefirst institutionsglobally to be designatedas an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by theAssociation of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), North America's oldest higher education association. This lofty designation recognizes higher education institutions that demonstrate an exceptional commitment to economic and community development (on state-level and on-campus). To date, only 80 institutions have earned this distinguished recognition.CSU demonstrates a commitment to the highest caliber academic experiences. The university offers 76undergraduate degree programs,74doctoral programs, and 47graduate certificates. Under the tutelage of seasoned faculty members and with a portfolio of robust curricula that consistently rank among the best globally, learners gain theoretical and practical knowledge. This further aids learners in concretizing their position in the global market.Regardless of the program learners pursue, they will gain critical insights and perspectives via small-group sessions, discussions, and research projects. The university supports collaborative leadership to create a diverse, forward-thinking, data-driven elite graduate community. From boasting an ever-growing alumni community (currently2,52,000 from 100 countries) to offering peer-to-peer learning experiences, CSU prepares professionals adept at navigating business challenges. ...Read more
About USA
The USA is one of the most sought-after countries for international students, given the scope of academic and professional opportunities. Let us discuss some more reasons that make it worth studying in the USA:1.World-Class EducationThe U.S. has nearly 4,000 accredited higher-education institutions. It has the highest number of universities in the op 100 and 200 globally (per QS World Rankings 2024), making it a hub for excellent education.2. Internationally-recognized DegreesThe U.S. degrees are recognized worldwide. A U.S. college or university degree allows students to enhance their careers through advanced learning and better career opportunities.3. Student-Friendly CitiesThe U.S. has four cities (Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles) ranked among the top 30 QS Best Student Cities 2024, solidifying the country's reputation not just for academics but also for facilitating an education-intensive environment that is open and welcoming.4. Higher ROIStudying at a reputed U.S. university helps students earn high salaries post-completion of their program, thus providing higher ROI.5.Earn While LearningThe U.S. F-1 study visa allows students to work on-campus for 20 hours per week during a semester and full-time on holidays. ...Read more


CSU-upGrad Merit Scholarship


CSU-upGrad Merit Scholarship

Award Amount :
4900 USD
Eligibility :
  • Learners are entitled to apply for this scholarship based on their overall credentials at the time of campus transfer.

Career Opportunities

Business Administration

  • Sales Manager

    USD 64,531 Annually 1

  • Chief Financial Officer

    USD 124,287 Annually 1

  • Marketing Manager

    USD 63,392 Annually 1

  • Logistics Manager

    USD 63,996 Annually 1

  • Chief Executive Officer

    USD 107,782 Annually 1


IMT GhaziabadAdvanced General Management Program


Colorado State UniversityMaster of Business Administration

  • 320+

    Hours of Learning

  • 60+

    Live Sessions

  • 10+

    Case Study & Projects

  • 3+

    Tools & Softwares

Loan Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

Course Curriculum

What is the scope of the Master of Business Administration program?

The Master of Business Administration is an engaging yet rigorous 11 months online with IMT-Ghaziabad and 12-months on-campus at the Colorado State University, USA program designed for students to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network, and accelerate entry into the field of Financial Management, Information Management and Data Analytics. The student as part of this program will receive dual certification - an Advanced General Management Program from IMT Ghaziabad and a Master’s degree in Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University, USA.

What should I expect from a Master of Business Administration?

The Master of Business Administration program equips students with the skills needed to meet the high demand in the field of Business. The curriculum focuses on essential areas such as management, marketing management, strategic management, data analytics, and leadership. With diverse options, students can tailor their studies to align with their interests and career goals. Additionally, the program facilitates the development of a strong professional network, allowing students to connect with industry leaders. Graduates of the program can pursue rewarding careers as Chief Financial Officer, Marketing Manager, Logistics Manager or Sales Manager. Upon program completion, students also have the opportunity to apply for OPT in the USA, and receive support from Colorado State University Career Services to kickstart their careers in the United States.

Which topics are going to be covered as part of the online coursework?

The programme will be delivered on a new technology platform to create a superior learning experience for participants who want to be on the cutting edge of the management. With this programme, IMT-G & Colorado State University, USA, together seek to develop the next generation of leaders. The topics that are going to be covered in the initial online program are Marketing Management, Business Communication, Accounting & Finance, Decision Sciences, Business Economics, OB, HR Legal, Sales & Distribution, Business Strategy, Supply Chain Management.

What type of learning experience should I expect from the online coursework?

The online learning experience will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. The on-campus learning experience will offer students the opportunity to engage directly with faculty.

Is any certification granted at the end of the program?3

Post successful completion of the online program, an Advanced General Management Program certificate would be awarded from IMT Ghaziabad and on completion of the on-campus degree program, a Master's degree in Master of Business Administration shall be conferred upon by Colorado State University.

Can I sign up only for a few specific modules if I am interested in it?

No, the program is designed to be completed in its entirety, and cannot be taken as standalone modules.

About Colorado State University, USA

Why should you pursue a Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University, USA?

Some of the reasons why students should consider pursuing an MBA at Colorado State University are:

  • CSU’s MBA program equips students with the requisite analytical and interpersonal leadership skills for astute managerial decision-making. 
  • CSU’s Impact MBA option provides advanced skills and knowledge to those interested in corporate sustainability and driving positive change through their ventures. 
  • Students get to participate in summer fellowships at reputed companies as a part of  Impact MBA, thereby providing opportunities to apply classroom learning in a real-world setting.
  • Students can pursue several business certifications in a variety of areas to upskill themselves, such as the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certification. 
  • Approximately 40% of the MBA curriculum is electives, so students have many learning options depending on their interests. 
  • The provision of career services ensures meaningful networking and employment opportunities for students. 
  • The multicultural environment of the program fosters a global perspective, enhancing students’ ability to make decisions and implement organizational strategies on a global scale. 

Can international students work to pay for their educational expenses?

All students in the USA with a valid F-1 Visa are not eligible to work off-campus. Rather, such students are eligible to work on-campus as graduate assistants or research assistants or other on-campus ad-hoc jobs and receive compensation, beginning in their first semester. The list of available positions will be provided in advance of the Fall semester (please note the number of these positions are limited and not guaranteed).

Will I be supported for TOEFL/IELTS/PTE or other English language exams during this program?

Yes, upGrad will help you prepare for the English proficiency test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for the Master's program in the USA.

When will I go to Colorado State University, USA?

Colorado State University offers 2 intakes for students coming through the accelerator route. The first intake of the year will be the January (spring) intake and the second intake of the year will be September (Fall)Though the application process for Colorado State University will start during the IMT Ghaziabad online program, you will be able to go to Colorado State University in the nearest intake which is at least 3 months away from completion of your IMT Ghaziabad program.

When will I get an Offer Letter from Colorado State University?

upGrad will apply for you to Colorado State University once all the documents are provided by you (as given in the offer letter issued to you by upGrad). Apart from the documents mentioned in the offer letter of Colorado State University you will have to give proof of English proficiency for application of admission in Colorado State University. upGrad will support you to get your English proficiency scores within 3 months of the start of the batch to accelerate this process.

Selection Criteria

How do I know if the program is right for me?

  • Fit for Academics: Ideal for those with a strong academic foundation, CSU's MBA program provides a valuable edge for roles like CEO, CFO, and Marketing Manager.
  • Career Excellence: Tailored for aspiring leaders, the program fosters hands-on learning, innovation, and impactful decision-making skills crucial for managerial success.
  • Distinctive Opportunities: CSU’s MBA offers unique features, including Impact MBA for corporate sustainability, summer fellowships for real-world application, a multicultural environment for a global perspective, and a broad range of electives for personalized learning

Is there any minimum educational qualification required to take this program?

To be eligible for the program, the following criteria need to be fulfilled:                                                                                             For IMT Ghaziabad:
  • Bachelor's degree in any discipline with a minimum score of 65% marks or above. The awarding University must hold a NAAC rating of A or higher (in years 2020/2021/2022/2023).
  • Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 10.
 For Colorado State University:
  • The applicants must successfully complete the Advanced General Management Program from IMT, Ghaziabad with an aggregate of 65% and above and a minimum of 65% in each course.
  • English Proficiency Requirements are TOEFL iBT >= 80 or IELTS score >= 6.5 or PTE >= 58 or Duolingo >= 120.

Is work experience required for this course?

A relevant professional work experience is recommended but not mandatory.

What is the list of documents required for the application ?

  • Scanned Copy of the Class 12th marksheet & Certificate
  • Scanned Copy of the Undergraduate degree, Transcript and Semester Marksheets
  • Scanned Copies of passport
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Three letters of recommendation (Academic/Professional)
  • Resume
  • Proof of English Proficiency (TOEFL iBT, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo etc.)

What is the selection process for this program?

There are 4 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed as:
Step 1- Complete Application -Complete your application and submit the required details. The Admissions Committee will then review your application - which include your work experience & educational background.
Step 2- Apply for the Scholarship- Submit your Statement of Purpose to join an IMTG program.
Step 3- Get Shortlisted & Receive the Offer Letter- Upon qualifying, an Offer Letter will be sent to you confirming your admission to the course.
Step 4- Block your Seat - Block your seat with an initial payment of INR 25,000 to enroll into the Program. Begin your leadership journey.


Will upGrad help me in writing Academic and Visa SOP?

Yes, upGrad will help with your Academic and Visa SOP and will also organize training on how to write a good SOP.

How much are living expenses for a year in the USA?

Living expenses in the USA for international students are approximately USD 13,728 per annum. The same needs to be reflected in your bank account.

Time Commitment

What is the time commitment expected for the program?

At least 12-15 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to complete this program.

How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online program?

Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.


No cost CC EMI FAQ's

0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India, CITIBANK and HSBC)
2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for the EMI transaction?
If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

5. Are there any fees or down payment?
Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
[Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000

Refund Policy

Is there any deferral or refund policy for this program?

Refund Policy: (Programs with prep-session component)
- Students must pay applicable caution money for the enrolment to the Program. This caution amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student.
- You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Cohort Commencement Date, by visiting www.upgrad.com and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. Processing fee of Rs. 20,000/- will be levied. If less than Rs. 20,000/- have been paid in total, the student shall not be eligible for any refund in such case.
- The student shall not be eligible for any refund under any circumstances if any such refund requests are raised post Cohort Commencement Date and student will continue to pay the EMI for the loan (if applicable) and such loan cannot be cancelled. This is also applicable for those students who could not complete their payment and could not be enrolled in the cohort opted for. However, the student can raise a request for Pre-Program deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
- In case of a refund, the student will be solely responsible for any cancellation of the loan, including but not limited to applicable loan cancellation charges levied on the total cancelled loan amount.
- Students must pay the full fee within 7 days of payment of Caution Money or Cohort Commencement Date, whichever is earlier, otherwise, the admission letter will be rescinded.
- The refund will be processed within 30 working days of commencement of the program after being duly approved by the Academic Committee.

Deferral Policy: (Pre- Program Commencement)
-If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
-However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
-A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for.
- The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply.
- The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per prevailing fee for the batch student as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).

Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement)
-If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
-A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for.
-The student will be required to pay deferral fees of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts.
-The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid.
-Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
- The student has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee post which the deferral request will expire, and the student will continue as part of the current cohort.
- If the student completes the deferral payment, the student’s login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress till that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage.
- The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has been completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad.
  1. The above statistics depend on various factors and individual results may vary. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
  2. The student assumes full responsibility for all expenses associated with visas, travel, and related costs. upGrad does not provide any assurance or make representations regarding visa approval or the procurement of the visa.
  3. upGrad does not grant credit; credits are granted, accepted or transferred at the sole discretion of an educational institution. upGrad does not make any representations regarding the recognition or equivalence of the credits or credentials awarded, unless otherwise expressly stated. If you intend to pursue a post graduate or doctorate degree upon completion of this course or apply for employment which requires specific credits, we advise you to enquire further regarding the suitability of this degree for your academic and/or professional requirements before enrolling.
  4. Please note that the financial support provided by a third-party credit facilitator for the program is in the form of a Personal Loan, not an Educational Loan. This distinction means that the loan does not come with tax benefits or other amenities. We strongly advise all learners to carefully consider this information before proceeding with enrollment.