CBE Graduate Programs
Cal State LA’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to develop general managers capable of working in an increasingly multicultural and global environment. Key elements include:
- Integrated modules that cross functional disciplines
- A common cohort experience
- Teamwork among both faculty and students
- Focus on global business awareness
- A participative, student-centered learning environment
A key objective of Cal State LA’s College of Business and Economics is to serve the needs of working professionals. Accordingly, classes are offered during evenings and occasionally on weekends. This newly structured MBA program provides all of the features of a full-time program on a convenient evening schedule.
The MBA Curriculum
Quarter (Previously Enrolled Students Only)
The curriculum includes the following: Required Core courses (32 quarter units), Elective or Option courses (16 quarter units), Comprehensive Exam, and possible courses from the Foundations of Business list, mainly for students who do not have Bachelor’s degrees in business administration. Any Foundations courses must be completed before undertaking the Required Core.
The MBA core courses are presented in a cross-functional, integrative manner that provides a comprehensive view of the structure of business operations. Students learn to view and analyze business problems from a variety of perspectives. The eight core courses provide the skills and competencies students will need to be effective business leaders in the 21st century.