Evening MBA


Evening MBA Program – Maximum Flexibility 

Quote: “From the well-designed course curriculum to the extremely knowledgeable and dedicated faculty members, being a part of the Evening MBA program at CSULB was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Not only did it help me master key business concepts and practices, but it also helped me grow as a person, both in thought and in perspective.

 The Evening MBA program is unique in that it offers students the flexibility to choose four elective courses based on their interests, in addition to the core curriculum. Having been interested in both finance and marketing, two of the elective courses I really enjoyed were in financial modeling and digital marketing, respectively.” Meharvan Singh, Class of 2016

What makes the Evening MBA Program different?

Learn how to recognize, analyze, and capture opportunity 

  • Learn how to connect theory and practice to create effective change
  • Learn how to make decisions that require innovative thinking and calculated risks  
  • Learn how build and work in effective teams, motivate people, and create innovative organizational change
  • Learn how to lead effectively in a complex global environment characterized by diverse perspectives, values, and business practices.

This self-paced program is offered Monday through Thursday in the evenings.  It allows working students to develop their own schedule around their work day.  You can go through the program either part-time or full-time depending on your work and life commitments.

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, 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.