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Colorado State University Online

Colorado State University Online

Colorado State University Online


Online Learning at Colorado State University

Canvas, CSU's learning platform, creates an intuitive, easy-to-use environment that empowers you to meet learning outcomes in every course. Within Canvas, you can expect the following types of resources and assignments:


Recorded lectures from live, on-campus sessions for the same course you are taking

Instructor lecture video recordings from their office or in the field

Real-time (also known as synchronous) sessions where you get to speak with the instructor and/or fellow students via a webcam and microphone

Videos from online sources


Podcast recordings of the instructor or other narrated presentations

Audio recordings from online sources


Peer-reviewed research, articles, and journals

Blog posts


Articles from online sources

Discussion forums


Tests and quizzes

Projects completed individually or as part of a team

Written, video or audio assignments

Proctoring tools

Instructors often use proctoring to ensure the academic integrity of course assessments

Learning in any environment requires a certain level of independence, motivation, and time management. Our online format allows you to balance coursework alongside your personal and professional life. Across a broad range of disciplines, we have seen students from diverse backgrounds, age groups, and levels of technological skill succeed while learning online.

Technology Requirements

The basic technology requirements for our courses are minimal. Access to the Internet (desktop or laptop computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.) and possibly a webcam (microphone usually included) are the most typical. Some courses may require additional software to complete assignments and collaborate with classmates, all of which will all be available online or within the course.

Who You Learn From

CSU's online courses are taught by the same faculty and instructors who teach on-campus students. All of our instructors bring foundational knowledge, as well as their personal experience and perspective, into their online courses. Because of this, our online programs come with the same challenges, expectations, and reputation as on-campus programs, which is why you earn the same degree as your on-campus peers after completing the degree requirements.

Program Admission Requirements

Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills. Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.


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