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FAQs

 

What is the impact of an MBA to a career?

Earning an MBA will provide an opportunity to:

  • Join a strong alumni network of over 8500 alums
  • Advance in your career
  •  Earn a raise in salary and promotion
  • Become a leader in business
  • Learn to effectively manage people

According to the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), the projected median starting base salary for recent MBA graduates in the United States is $116,000 and more than half of companies plan to increase the starting salaries for MBAs in 2019.

Will Evening MBA Applicants be interviewed?

Applicants will not be interviewed; however, a Video Statement of Purpose and a short answer essay is required for the Admissions application.  

How much work experience is required?

A minimum of 3 years work experience is preferred. 

Work experience is recommended so you can experience the full benefit from your class and your cohort.

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

Less than 30% of MBA applicants have an undergraduate degree in business. 

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in business, then you take the 1st year core courses to prepare you for the 2nd year core courses.

What about the courses I have completed at another MBA program? 

We will evaluate all course work from an AACSB-accredited graduate school and will transfer a maximum of 3 courses (9-semester units).

Can I meet with a student or alum?

Absolutely, please contact mba@csulb.edu / 562-985-5565 to set up a day and time to meet with either a student or an alum.

Can I sit in on a class?


Yes, depending on the type of class you would like to visit (e.g. finance, marketing), the Grad Programs Office can arrange that for you. Please contact us at mba@csulb.edu / 562-985-5565.