Division of Economics & Business

USD 10,000 - USD 51,532 loan size

up to 20 years loan term

Courses we support

MS in Mineral & Energy Economics
Dual Degree in Petroleum Economics and Management and Mineral & Energy Economics
Masters in Engineering and Technology Management

About the school

The Division of Economics and Business is located at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. The Colorado School of Mines is a small public research university founded in 1874 and is set to celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2024. With a long and distinguished history of excellence, the school is devoted to public policy, entrepreneurship, innovation, and industry decision-making, especially concerning minerals and materials, the environment, energy, and technology.

Famous alumni of this school include Ed LaFehr (president of Baytex Energy Corp. in Calgary, Alberta), Mauricio Gutierrez (president and CEO of NRG Energy in Princeton, New Jersey), Andrew Gulley (mineral economist for the US Geological Survey National Minerals Information Center), and many more.

Where is the school located?

Situated in Golden, Colorado, the School offers a vibrant college and graduate experience. International students in Colorado can immerse themselves in a culturally diverse, global centre of liberal thinking. Golden, Colorado boasts a wealth of culture, outdoor opportunities, stunning landscapes, thriving businesses, and welcoming locals.

Life at the Division of Economics and Business

The Colorado School of Mines welcomes students from over 80 countries and offers an encouraging culture, state-of-the-art research facilities, and knowledgeable faculty. The college has the largest ratio of international students in its student body. The school's International Office hosts various cultural events across the year, such as the Asian Cultural Festival, Holi Celebration, among others.

For on-campus housing, Elm Hall, Maple Hall, and Spruce Hall offer single, double, and triple sharing rooms available. Traditional college dorms are also available with double and triple rooms with shared bathrooms. In contrast, Weaver Towers are more apartment-style with single and double rooms available. Information on off-campus rentals can be found on the school's website and the official off-campus housing Facebook group, Mines Off-Campus Housing.

Resident meal plans are available in Maple Hall or the Marble, Marble Plus, Quartz, and Quartz Plus residence halls for students residing in the Residence Halls.

The campus is bike-friendly, with rental options available at the Outdoor Recreation Centre. Car sharing and carpooling options are also available. RTD Light Rail or bus services can be used. Facilities such as ballrooms, the Clear Creek Athletic Complex, the Fit Lab, and many other options available for students looking to work on their fitness.

Additional benefits of studying at the Division of Economics and Business

  • Distinguished Research Institution: Mines has achieved “R1” classification by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the highest and most prestigious accreditation accorded to U.S. research universities. This designation is held by just 146 colleges and universities in the U.S., out of roughly 4,000 public and private higher education institutions.

  • Expert Faculty: The Colorado School of Mines' Division of Economics and Business faculty are regional, national, and international leaders in applied research. Faculty and graduate students are engaged in a wide range of research initiatives in business and technology, minerals and energy, and operations research.

  • Excellent Resources: The Engineering Hall, which houses the Division of Economics and Business, is the oldest building on campus, built-in 1984. Since its inception, the halls have housed students who went on to become industry leaders and government officials. The school's MS and PhD programmes in Mineral and Energy Economics (MEE) are pioneers in their field and attract students across the world.

Golden campus


Golden, Colorado

City Population



Western United States


Humid continental

Nearest Airport

Broomfield (BJC)

Time Zone

Mountain Standard Time (GMT -7)

Fast facts

  • School age: 150 years
  • Ratio of international students to student body size: 1:10
  • Positive outcomes for 2021–2022 Mines grads - BS grads: 92%, Master’s grads: 92%, PhD grads: 98%

Admissions criteria

Admission requirements and fees at the Colorado School of Mines - Division of Economics and Business, vary for different courses. A general set of admission requirements is as follows:

  • Official or unofficial transcripts accompanied by a certified English translation and course-by-course credential evaluation. If the original language of the transcript is not English, a certified English translation must accompany the original document, and the institution from which the degree was received must certify it.

  • GMAT scores

  • Proof of English proficiency - Score must be 79 (iBT) in TOEFL, 6 on the IELTS, and at least 100 on Duolingo

  • Letters of recommendation

  • Statements of goal/purpose

  • A professional resume

  • A financial statement of support

Fees and other expenses

Tentative fees and other expenses:

Housing/Meal allowance: $17,361 (approx) Books, materials, supplies, and equipment: $1,500 (approx) Personal allowance: $1,611 (approx) Transportation allowance: $1,665 (approx)

Note: The prices mentioned above are only an indication of what a graduate student may need to pay.

Please consult the Colorado School of Mines - Division of Economics and Business for detailed information and any updates to this information.

Job placements

There are many ways the Colorado School of Mines - Division of Economics and Business helps its international graduate students secure employment.

  • Focused Career Support: The Mines Career Centre supports recent pass-outs at the start of their career path. They are able to help both in-person and virtually. To help students find gainful employment, the centre helps build their confidence and to use new tools and techniques. The institute provides access to diverse employer job postings, and career and industry events.

  • Empowering Career Skills: The college also provides career assistance in the form of job search advice, resume and cover letter reviews, salary negotiation conversations, and practice interviews.

  • Comprehensive Employment Training: The MINES Vallejo Irvine Programme for Professional Development enhances Mines students' professional skills through six key competencies: communication, self-management, professionalism, collaboration, critical thinking, and equity and inclusion, making them top picks for employers.

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Source: Colorado School of Mines - Division of Economics & Business

Last updated: 07 Dec 2023

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