Program Schedule

The program has been designed to accommodate the time demands faced by the fully-employed student. Course schedules are designed for the working professional, allowing students to take classes on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays. This schedule will take students five (5) consecutive terms to complete. Students entering Summer 2015 will complete the program Fall 2016. Earlier completion is not possible, however, additional time may be taken to earn the degree. 

Schedule Overview

Program length is 19 months.

Program entry is the Summer term of each year.

The program sequence is:

Year One:

  • Summer, 2 courses (6 units)
  • Fall, 3 courses (9 units)
  • Spring, 3 courses (9 units)
Year Two:
  • Summer, 2 courses (6 units)
  • Fall, 5 courses (11 units)


The final Fall term consists of BA 650 Strategic Management in the Global Environment, BA 671 Essential Knowledge and Critical Skills Workshops, BA 673 Meet the Leaders and BA 680 Master's Project.

Class Schedule*

Fall and Spring Semesters:

  • 16 weeks each
  • Classes held on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays

Summer Terms:

  • 10 weeks each
  • Classes held on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays

*Students may attend FEMBA classes remotely from the CSUSM at Temecula campus on Wednesday evenings if there is enough interest.  Attendance at the main San Marcos campus for FEMBA classes on Saturdays is required. 

Summer 2015 Entry Calendar