Evening MBA


The Evening MBA is our self-paced program where students determine both the number of classes taken each term and the sequence of their classes. The program is ideal for students who work fulltime and can only dedicate evenings to an MBA program.  It is also suitable for international students who typically complete the degree in 2 years. The great flexibility of the program makes it an unmatched choice for students whose life and career often fluctuate from season to season.

Classes Meet

Each class meets one night per week from 7pm to 9:45 pm, with a few sections that meet from 4pm to 6:45 pm. The program can be completed in 2 to 4 years, depending on whether students attend part-time (3-6 units) or full-time (9 or more units.) Most students take two classes (6 units) per semester as part-time students and complete the program in about three years (summer classes may be available.)


Students can specialize in the following areas: Finance, Management, Human Resources Management, Information Systems, Marketing, or obtain a general MBA.  Several specializations outside the College of Business are also available: Health Care Management, Consumer Affairs, Fashion Merchandising and Design, Hospitality Management, Health Science, Recreation and Leisure Studies.


According to the policy established by the Graduate Programs Committee (GPC), applicants to the MBA programs and the MS in Supply Chain Management program may apply to waive the GMAT/GRE test requirement if they can demonstrate both an academic ability to succeed in a graduate program and seven years or more of significant managerial work experience. The determination of eligibility for a waiver will be based on a holistic review of an applicant’s academic transcript, current resume, and a letter of recommendation addressing your managerial experience. To request a waiver, please submit your resume, an unofficial transcript of your undergraduate degree, and a letter of recommendation from your current employer to mba@csulb.edu

Please note that if you are a U.S. citizen or resident, but obtained your undergraduate degree from a university outside the U.S., and are granted a test waiver, you will need to take the Writing Proficiency Exam as a graduation requirement under university policy.

Study Abroad

Evening MBA students are eligible to participate in a study-abroad class offered once a year in spring/summer by the College. The Evening MBA program admits students for both the Fall and Spring semesters.