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Congratulations to the Specialized MBA Class of 2024!

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May 21, 2024: Congratulations to our 2024 Specialized MBA graduates! This intensive 12-month program offers specializations in Supply Chain Management, International Business, and Business Analytics. We are excited to celebrate our students' achievements at the annual awards banquet following their last day of classes.

Many of our students managed to juggle full-time work while earning their degrees. We are proud of how far they have come since starting the program. The Specialized MBA Program begins each fall and completes in 12 months, equipping our graduates with the skills and knowledge to excel in their careers.

CSUSM Makes History: Second SMBA Cohort Open for Applications!

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March 8, 2024: For the first time in CSUSM history, we are thrilled to announce the opening of a second SMBA cohort! This milestone marks a significant step in our commitment to providing exceptional graduate education opportunities. With classes scheduled from 2:30 PM to 5:15 PM, this cohort is tailored to accommodate diverse schedules while offering the same rigorous curriculum and unparalleled learning experience.

With only 45 seats available in this new cohort, prospective students are encouraged to act swiftly to secure their spot. Whether you're looking to develop leadership skills, or explore new career opportunities, our MBA program provides the perfect platform for your professional growth and success.

To be considered for admission to the second MBA cohort, applicants must submit their applications by June 1st. Our admissions committee carefully reviews each application to identify candidates who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential, and a strong commitment to professional development. 

Specialized MBA Core Banquet

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February 13, 2024: Our SMBA students came together to celebrate a significant milestone in the academic journey of our students – the completion of the Core Business Knowledge! Students received their certificates and enjoyed great food alongside their classmates.

The Core Business Knowledge program is the cornerstone of our curriculum, consisting of 20 units of advanced graduate courses, supplemented by a 1-unit Career Planning and Development course. This rigorous curriculum equips students with essential skills and knowledge in various aspects of business, preparing them to excel in today's competitive landscape.

Throughout the program, students have demonstrated remarkable perseverance and commitment to their studies.The banquet provided an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate their achievements!

Congratulations to the Fully Employed Class of 2023!

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December 17, 2023: It is with immense pride and joy that we extend our warmest congratulations to the individuals of the Fully Employed Class of 2023! As they step into the next chapter of their professional lives, we celebrate their achievements, dedication, and the bright futures that lie ahead.

In the summer of 2022, these ambitious individuals embarked on a transformative academic adventure, balancing the demands of a full-time career with the rigors of an intensive 18-month program. Today, we honor their commitment, perseverance, and the countless hours of hard work that have culminated in this significant achievement.

The Fully Employed Class of 2023 represents a dynamic group of professionals who have enriched our academic community with their unique perspectives and experiences. We are incredibly proud of you and can't wait to witness the incredible contributions you will make to the professional world!

Celebrating Excellence: Class of 2023 Awards Banquet

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December 13, 2023: We're excited to share the highlights of our recent Class of 2023 Awards Banquet at The Ciao in Vista. The evening was a splendid celebration of our graduates' achievements, filled with awards, laughter, and an elegant atmosphere.

The night was not only about individual accomplishments but also a collective acknowledgment of the strong community that defined the Class of 2023. Their hard work and dedication have left an enduring impact on our community. We can' wait to watch them graduate next week!