Daytime Accelerated MBA FAQ

How is the Daytime Accelerated MBA different from other programs?

The Daytime Accelerated MBA is a lockstep cohort program where text books, parking, some meals and additional services are included. Students attend classes full-time during the day and complete the program in 18 months. The intensive format emphasizes team work and networking, and allows for internships.

What is the Daytime Accelerated MBA Program?

When will this program begin?

New cohorts of the Daytime Accelerated MBA students begin each August.

Where are the classes held?

All classes are scheduled on the CSULB campus.

When are the classes held?

During the regular semester, Monday-Friday.

Do you require work experience?

We look for candidates who demonstrate leadership and academic potential. Work experience is not required, but we do prefer at a minimum one year of work experience.  If you do not have one year of work experience you will be required to complete a summer internship halfway through the program. This is designed to make sure that all students have some work experience when they graduate.

Who teaches the MBA courses?

The same high-quality faculty who teach in our regular evening MBA program.

When will I graduate?

The Daytime Accelerated MBA program takes 18 months to complete.

Is my Daytime Accelerated MBA degree is real MBA?

Yes. The Daytime Accelerated MBA is fully accredited by AACSB and WASC.

How many units do I have to take?

Like our regular MBA Program, each AMBA Program cohort requires only 48 units to complete.

Are there areas of specialization available in the AMBA Program?

The Daytime Accelerated MBA has a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation. .

When is the admissions deadline?

The Daytime Accelerated MBA application window is October 1-May 31..

What if the program fills up?

Applications for the Daytime Accelerated MBA will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. We always encourage early application to each cohort, and we will consider a second cohort for the same year if there are enough qualified admitted students.

Will AMBA Applicants be interviewed?

No, we do not conduct interviews as part of the application process.  We do ask for a videotaped Personal Statement so that we can get to know you better.

What is my Cost?

The cost is $875 per unit or $42,000 for all 48 units. Prices valid for the Summer 2016 cohort and are subject to change without notice.

How do I apply?

The MBA program application must be submitted online via

The application to the university must be filed online via

How can I get further information?

Please contact us for more information.