Saturday MBA Program FAQ

How is the Saturday MBA Program different from other programs?

The Saturday MBA Program is an all-inclusive, lock-step cohort program based on 10-week terms that includes textbooks, course materials, parking, and additional services. It is designed for working professionals who need a fast-track MBA program that finishes in 23 months and doesn't involve weekday or evening courses.

What is the Saturday MBA Program?

  • A 23-month fast-track MBA
  • Saturdays-only classes except for the Orientation and International Experience
  • Lock-step sequence of courses
  • Students take two 3-unit courses per 10-week term
  • Team focus
  • Top CBA faculty
  • Books, materials and parking are included in the cost
  • Breakfast and lunch are provided
  • One-week international experience (counts for 3 units) included in program
  • Weekend residential orientation in Downtown Long Beach Hilton Hotel

When will this program begin?

New cohorts of Saturday MBA students begin each fall.

Where are the classes held?

All classes are held in the College of Business Administration classrooms on the CSULB campus. The classrooms use state-of-the-art interactive instructional technology.

When are the classes held?

Classes meet on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:45 pm, with one class in the morning and one class in the afternoon. Breakfast is available starting at 7:30 and there is 45-minute lunch break.  

Who teaches the MBA courses?

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

When will I graduate?

The Saturday MBA program takes 23 months to complete.

Is my Saturday MBA degree a real MBA?

Yes. The Saturday MBA is just our way of describing the unique package of courses and services. All MBA degrees at California State University Long Beach are fully accredited by AACSB International.

How many units do I have to take?

The Saturday MBA Program requires only 48 units to complete.

Are there areas of specialization available in the Saturday MBA Program?

No. Due to the cohort nature of the program, specializations are not available.

What about business courses I've already taken at CSULB?

In accordance with the College of Business Administration’s graduate program policies, coursework completed more than three years prior to enrolling in the program does not qualify for waivers.

When is the application deadline?

Applications are accepted October 1-June 1.

How many students will be admitted to the cohort?

Given the cohort nature of the degree, class size will be limited to 40.

What if the program fills up?

Applications for each Saturday MBA cohort will be logged on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage early application to each cohort, and will maintain a waiting list for the next cohort if need be..

Will Saturday MBA Applicants be interviewed?

No.  Admission decisions will be based on the written application materials.

What is the cost?

The complete 23-month Saturday MBA program will cost $44,160. This includes hotel stay for orientation, textbooks, any additional course materials, breakfast and lunch, the international experience (which includes ground transportation and hotel stay but not air fare), and additional student services.

How do I apply?

Please see the Application and Admission section for application materials and instructions..

How can I get further information?

Please contact us for more information