The CSUN Nazarian Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed for working professionals with classes offered in the evenings. Classes are an engaging mix of lecture, business case analysis, current articles and topical reading materials, class discussion and group activities with a focus on experiential learning. Students are encouraged to openly discuss and share ideas, from their peers as well as from their professors.
The MBA program consists of eight core classes and three electives. The core classes include Analysis of Contemporary Organizations, Seminar in Economic Topics, Seminar in Financial Theory and Policy, Behavior in Organizations, Marketing Management Computer-Based Management Information Systems, Seminar in Internationally Competitive Operations Management and Seminar in Strategic Management. Students who do not have a business undergraduate degree may be required to take up to 15 - units of foundation courses but these are not required for admission to the program.
Electives vary by semester but include specialized topics in management, finance, marketing, international business, sustainability and the entertainment industry. Students have the option of graduating with a general MBA or with a special concentration in one area of study. Elective concentration options include accounting, economics, international business, management, marketing, finance, information systems, systems operations management, human resources, sustainability, and entertainment.
At the end of the MBA program, students participate in a culminating experience which utilizes the depth and breadth of the coursework leading up to it. Most students satisfy this through the CSUN Nazarian MBA Consulting Project. In the consulting project, students are grouped into small teams and work with a real company to create a strategic business or marketing plan, feasibility study or other large scale project.