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Specialized MBA

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The College of Business Administration offers a Specialized MBA program that will benefit recent business and non-business major graduates interested in pursuing advanced business education.

The program begins each summer and may be completed by following one of two schedules:

  • Accelerated: 1 year for full-time students
  • Part-Time: 2-3 years for part-time students

Classes are held on weekday mornings. Career advisors will help provide students with a viable career plan. Students with or without work experience are encouraged to apply.

Available Specializations

The unique program consists of three phases: the Foundation, the Core, and the Specialization. Upon satisfactory completion of each phase of the program, students will receive a certificate, and upon completion of the final project/culminating experience, an MBA degree.


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"It’s been a pleasure working with the CSUSM Specialized MBA program. Our selected student did a thorough needs assessment on marketing and identified some great opportunities for us in search engine marketing. I was impressed with the level of detail that went into researching ideas and opportunities."

Leonard Frost, Marketing Manager, Solutions for Change