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Online MBA FAQ



What is the impact of an MBA to a career?

Getting an MBA opens all sorts of doors including:

  • joining a strong alumni network
  • gaining confidence in your knowledge
  • achieving the advanced skills needed to be a leader in business
  • effectively manage people

MBA Graduates see better marketability, more job security, a network of peers to connect with and tap into, and last but not least, salary increases.

According to the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), the projected median starting base salary for recent MBA graduates in the United States is $110,000 and more than half of companies plan to increase the starting salaries for MBAs in 2017.

Where can I find admissions information for the Online MBA? 

Please visit the Admissions Information page to review the application process.

When can I apply for the Online MBA? 

CSULB Online MBA applications are accepted October 1 to June 1 for Fall admission.

Will it say Online MBA on the degree? 

The degree will only say MBA, it will not say online.

Do you require work experience?

A minimum of 3 years work experience is preferred.  Work experience is recommended so that students are able to receive full benefit from their class work.

Can I meet with a student or alum?

Absolutely, please contact / 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 / 562-985-5565.