Evening MBA FAQ

What is the Evening MBA Program at Cal State Long Beach?

A self-paced, 48-unit MBA program designed for either part-time or full-time, domestic and international students. This is a fully accredited degree (AACSB- International, WASC). All courses are taught in the late afternoon or evening and are based on a semester schedule.

Who are typical Evening MBA students?

  • 20% International Students
  • 31 average age
  • 35% Women

What are the areas of Specialization?

  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • 'Health Care Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing
  • General Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Health Science
  • Recreation and Leisure Studies

What if I don't have an undergraduate degree in Business Administration?

Less than 30% of MBA applicants have an undergraduate degree in business.  Without an undergraduate business degree from an AACSB-accredited university, you will have to complete the First Year Core courses which are included in the 48-unit MBA program.

Where and When are classes held?

All classes are held in the College of Business Administration building on weekday afternoons or evenings.

How long will it take to complete my MBA?

2 to 4 year. Summer session classes are also offered to speed up the process.

How often are students admitted?

Students are admitted for fall and spring semesters.

Who teaches the MBA courses?

All faculty in the MBA Program are from the College of Business Administration

What about courses I've completed at another MBA program?

We will evaluate all course work from an AACSB-accredited graduate school and will transfer a maximum of 2 courses (6 semester units).

What about my undergraduate Businesses courses?

If your undergraduate business degree is less than 3 years old, AND if your school is AACSB-accredited, AND you received a B or better, we may waive up to four First Year Core courses. All transcripts are evaluated prior to admission.

How much work experience do I need?

There is no minimum work experience required for admission. Nevertheless, work experience is recommended, so that students are able to receive full benefit from their class work.

What materials are needed to complete my application?

Please see here for the required application materials .

How do I apply?

The MBA program application must be submitted online via www.csulb.edu/cba/advance

The application to the university must be filed online via www.csumentor.edu

How can I get further information?

Please contact Rhianna Lemos-Girton for more information.