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Our program has been meticulously designed to accommodate the time demands faced by fully-employed students, ensuring that you have the flexibility to choose the learning format that best suits your needs. Course schedules are thoughtfully structured for the working professional, allowing students to attend classes on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays. Whether you prefer the camaraderie of in-person learning or the convenience of remote education, our program has been tailored to meet your requirements.

Our program spans five consecutive terms, designed for completion within 18 months, starting in the Summer of 2024. This means that students entering in Summer 2023 will complete the program by Fall 2025, giving you the opportunity to rapidly enhance your career prospects. However, if additional time is needed to earn the degree, we provide the flexibility to accommodate your schedule.

We are thrilled to announce that, starting this summer, we have introduced a fully online option for our program, allowing you to earn your MBA at your own pace and from anywhere in the world. This new addition provides you with even more flexibility to balance your work commitments and educational aspirations. Our commitment to accommodating the needs of fully-employed students extends to both in-person and fully online learners.

At California State University San Marcos, we understand that your journey towards an MBA is a significant investment in your future. We invite you to join us, whether you choose in-person classes or the convenience of fully online education, as we empower you to achieve your career goals. Attend one of our information sessions to explore the opportunities that await you.

Program Schedule 

Program Length
Length Entry
18 Month Program Every Summer

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.