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Program Overview

The Right Choice

Relevant Coursework
The curriculum provides the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in today's competitive market. See Curriculum and Course Descriptions

Passionate and Knowledgeable Faculty
Learn from dedicated and caring faculty with excellent qualifications and global experience. See Faculty

The program is tailored to accomodate full-time students or working professionals seeking a part-time class schedule. See 2021 Entry Calendar (Contact Department) for the class schedule.

The best value Specialized MBA program in San Diego County. See Tuition and Fees

Small Class Sizes
Classes of 20-40 students mean more personal attention for each student.

The only on-location MBA Program in North San Diego County and conveniently accessible from Highway 78. Located just 10 miles from beautiful California beaches.

Campus Environment
CSUSM has been rated as the #1 safest campus in California and #13 in the U.S. At CSUSM, diversity and inclusion is our top priority and creates a welcome atmosphere for all students.

High Caliber Students
Join a network of highly qualified professionals from which you can derive benefits throughout your career.

Active Alumni Association
Maintain relationships with fellow alumni through ongoing career networking events.

Mentor Program
Allows students the flexibility to connect with high-level executives in a one-to-one relationship on a monthly basis and shape the relationship according to the students' career goals.

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Student Learning Outcomes


  • Demonstrate knowledge of core business concepts, models, and theories in the areas of management, marketing, operations management, management information systems, accounting, and finance.
  • Select the proper tactical tools, theories and methodologies to use for approaching solutions to strategic problems.


  • Apply knowledge of tactical tools, theories, and methodologies in solving business problems through rigorous case studies and projects.
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data to critical argument and decisions.
  • Present data-driven decisions through effective oral and written communication.


  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in team projects as participants and as leaders.
  • Identify potential areas of ethical conflicts and offer solutions to them.
  • Evaluate the ramifications of strategic decisions in a global context.




MBA Success

"The CSUSM Specialized Accelerated MBA program was one of the best decisions I could have made for myself. CSUSM has great professors with real world experience and business success. The cohort style system allowed me to make great connections with students from many different cultural backgrounds, and it helped with my understanding of international business practices. The accelerated coursework challenged me to meet short deadlines in an efficient manner, and it mirrored the type of deadline that one would see in the work environment.  I highly recommend the Specialized Accelerated MBA program!"

Luke Froning
-Luke Froning
Recruiter, Redbock