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Specialized MBA Program

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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.


Schedule options

The evening class program now offers schedule options for full-time students AND working professionals! Each year, prospective students will apply to start the program in Fall of the following year.

 Major Full-Time Students  Part-Time Working Professionals Orientation Dates
All Majors
12 months
24 months
August 15th, 2024

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

Tuition / Scholarships

  • Tution
    • Fall 2024 entry tuition costs $825 per unit. 
    • The estimated total cost for the 2024-2025 tution and fees is $31,503. This includes graduate tuition, campus fees, and professional fees. Tution and fees are expected to increase each year. 
    • See more information about tuition and additional fees.
  • Scholarships
    • Prospective Students can apply for one of the entrance scholarships on our scholarship webpage
    • Current students are selected for a merit-based scholarship based on student academic performance.
  • Graduate Assistantship
    • After being accepted into the program, MBA students are eligible to apply to the Graduate Assistant program. This paid opportunity provides students with financial support as they pursue their MBA degree. For more details about the Graduate Assistant program, contact

GMAT/GRE Information

The MBA admission committee has made an important decision to remove the GMAT test requirement from the application process. For more informaiton, please contact the MBA office.

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