Percentage of Students Enrolled in Online Programs in Idaho

These percentages are a representation of all Idaho students enrolled in university programs in the state.

MBA Concentrations for Idaho Students

MBA students in Idaho don’t have to worry about a lack of concentrations. Depending on what you are most interested in for your MBA concentration, you should be able to find one at your college of choice. From accountancy and finance to health administration, or informatics, you’ll be able to find the MBA program that’s geared to your career choice.

Master of Taxation

This program is where you’ll become familiar with both technical and analytical skills you’ll need when you move into a taxation position. Your learning will surpass that of an undergraduate degree. If you choose to enter a public accounting position working with taxes, you’ll have a strong background for this position, as well as to earn the CPA. If you are interested in working for the government, your MBA will make you even more attractive.

MBA in Accounting

Here, you’ll earn a Master of Accountancy (M.Acct.). You’ll learn management concepts that enable you to accept more and more managerial responsibility. Once you graduate, you’ll be prepared to accept a job offer in taxation, accounting or any other position that requires a CPA license.

Master of Accountancy

This is primarily intended to give you a strong grounding in public accounting working as a CPA. In your classes, you’ll focus on both the attest and audit functions of public accountancy. Today’s complex business world demands that you are an expert in accounting principles and procedures. You’ll also need to easily understand all the consequences of business transactions—managerial, legal, tax and financial. This program prepares MBA candidates for a role in decision-making within the business sphere.


The professional MBA (PMBA) program is where you’ll learn the concepts and skills to convert ideas into activities such as teamwork, project management, general business management and commercializing intellectual property. You’ll be able to create opportunities within your career. This program is an ideal fit for early- to mid-career professionals who are looking for a high-level educational program. If you need to continue working as you earn your MBA, you’ll be able to do so.

General MBA

This program is usuall offered face-to-face and online. You’ll be able to enroll for the program that best fits your schedule and needs. This program was created for working professionals. It’s a generalist program, with special emphasis given to targeted economic sectors. Your professional experience and your work/home schedule are both taken into account as you create your schedule of classes. If you take two classes for eight weeks each, you can finish your MBA program in less than 18 months.

Accreditation in Idaho

Idaho State University’s MBA program os accredited by the AACSB (one of only 175 universities to hold both business and accounting accreditation). This distinction places the College of Business in the top 2 percent of business schools worldwide.

Boise State University’s College of Business and Economics was granted the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation for both its accountancy program and business school. The COBE has maintained its accreditation continuously since 1979.

The University of Idaho has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Its Executive MBA (EMBA) program is also accredited by the AACSB.

Northwest Nazarene University’s international MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Top Idaho Employers by Number of Employees

CompanyIndustryHeadquarters City# of Employees
CareerPaths NWSales-Recruiting AgencyBoiseEight
Aluminum Extruders CouncilAluminum ExtrusionPortland Oregon/Boise OfficeEighteen
The Amalgamated Sugar Company, LLCSugar ProducerBoiseFive (executive team)
Albertsons CompaniesSenior Sourcing ManagerBoise273,000
Prosperity Organic FoodsOrganic Foods producerBoiseSeven

Average Salary By Degree Type

Top MBA Careers in Idaho

Manager should have either an MBA or advanced degree in a related marketing field. Estimated annual salary is $92,000 to $120,000.

Supervisor should have an MBA. This executive will have the the latitude to make decisions—they will be walking into a leadership position on their first day. Salary ranges from $49,000 to $66,000 annually.

An associate product manager in e-commerce will work with renters and homeowners, using smart technology. Expected annual salary is $97,000 to $140,000 per year.

MBA graduate working as a physician recruiter works to find and recruit physicians for a health system in Boise. Estimated annual salary is $99,000 to $140,000.

Working as a category manager for a produce company, in a new position, with an estimated annual salary of $96,000 to $120,000.

for a tech company will communicate knowledge of new products and services. Estimated annual salary is $76,000 to $100,000.