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Accelerated MBA

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The Accelerated Full Time MBA program with its focus on entrepreneurship and innovation prepares you with the quantitative, analytical and strategic skills that you will need to identify strategic market opportunities.  This includes learning how to bring ideas for new products and services to market, and the ability to quantify risk, manage a small business venture and identify business opportunities. What you learn in this program can also be applied to working in a medium to large corporation because companies are always innovating and creating new ideas and products.

The AMBA program is a cohort-based, 48-unit program, beginning in the fall; classes are held during the day.  Each cohort consists of a carefully selected group of young professionals with little or no experience in the business world. You will work on exciting business problems across disciplines that will prepare you to start your own business as well as succeed in an organization. 

Internship experience is required for the Accelerated Full Time MBA. Students are required to complete this internship as early as the first summer session. The internship can be between 20 and 40 hours per week, paid or unpaid.  This is an opportunity to learn more about the industry/company that the student is interested in and get some work experience and hopefully, a foot in the door.  Internships can be in southern California or anywhere else in the United States. Students do not have classes during the summer so that they can focus on getting some industry experience.  This also will prepare international students to apply for their OPT the following year.  The objective of the program and this internship is for every student to have an offer by graduation.  More info on the internship requirements.

In the second year of the program, students will be involved in the COB Incubator program to learn how to develop a business plan around a new product or service.  They will learn how to work in teams and compete in the Innovation Challenge. Finalists in this competition win $50,000 in cash and in-kind services.

Program Snapshot

Cohort Based Infographic

Cohort Based

Program Length - 22 Months - Infographic

Program Length - 22 Months


What is Included?

Your tuition includes all of your textbooks and required materials, on campus parking, and the cost of the international trip.  Students are responsible for airfare and transportation to and from the airport of the destination.  Cost of the program is $950 per unit, or $45,600 for the entire 48-unit program.


Students are required to participate in a three-day orientation at a downtown Long Beach Marriott hotel. The focus of the orientation is to prepare the student to work in teams, master the Harvard case discussion method, and begin the preparation for their career post-graduation. During the orientation, students get to know faculty, fellow students and alumni of the program and begin to work as teams. The orientation is included in the cost of the program.

Career Services

Career planning and management are an important benefit of the Accelerated Full Time MBA. Students begin their career planning after they have been admitted and support continues for up to a year after graduation.  Students work with a career advisor on identifying career goals and developing a job search strategy, as well as resume writing, interviewing, and other important career skills.

Program Profile

  • Average class size: 29
  • Average age: 24
  • Average GPA: 3.25
  • GMAT range: 530-730
  • GRE range: 144-162 


  • Women: 68%
  • International; 52%

Undergraduate Majors

  • Business 
  • Engineering

Program Requirements

Please review Admission Information for General Application Requirements for the program.