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College of Business Administration
Specialized MBA Program

Pursue an accelerated MBA in advanced business education!
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CSUSM’s College of Business Administration offers an accelerated Specialized MBA program for recent graduates (business and non-business majors) along with international students interested in pursuing an advanced business education. Each MBA specialization option is determined by significant employer demands for graduates with specialized knowledge in the following areas.

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Stephen Vandereb

Stephen "Vee" Vandereb
Associate Director MBA Program
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Accelerated program

Full time schedule can be completed in 12 Months with evening courses.

Diverse Network

Make Lifelong connections through the cohort-based model.

Dedicated Career Advising

Students have the benefit of working with an advisor to develop a personalized plan.


Students can apply for scholarships and graduate assistantship.


  • No GMAT required
  • Open to all majors
  • Designed for recent graduates

Program Schedule

  • 12 month program (full-time students)
  • 24 month program (part-time working professionals)

Cohort 1: 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Cohort 2: 2:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Full-time working professionals are strongly advised to complete the program on a part-time schedule.

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  • $33,315 - Resident tuition including graduate tuition, campus fees, and professional fees.
  • Fall 2024 entry tuition costs $875 per unit.

Students are eligible to enroll in a Graduate Assistant program. This paid opportunity provides students with financial support as they pursue their MBA degree. Contact for more details.

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I was impressed by the caliber of professors, the rigor of the curriculum, and the overall positive experience I had in the program. If you want to expand your network, develop a strong business acumen, and increase your competitiveness in the workforce, this program is for you.

Liliane Lendvai

Operations Manager at Blair Search Partners

Liliane Lendvai

The MBA program at CSUSM truly pushed my limits to become the best version of myself. The program's faculty were the most helpful and inspirational individuals I have ever met.

Jerome Vallar

Inventory Manager at Veruca

Jerome Vallar


Program Deadlines

  • Apply by June 1, 2024
  • Start date on August 18, 2024

Information Session
Register for an information session to learn more about the program:

  • Saturday, May 25, 2024: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 22, 2024: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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