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Business Administration


Accelerate your career without sacrificing quality or flexibility. Our part-time, evening M.B.A. program will prepare you to work and lead in a diverse, global business environment.

Why Earn an M.B.A.?

Whether you want to advance in your current career, change careers or strike out on your own as an entrepreneur, an MBA gives you the tools to succeed. According to the Princeton Review, people with M.B.A.s earn twice as much as those with bachelor's degrees and considerably more than those with other master’s degrees.

In the course of your M.B.A. program, you'll:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Gain theoretical knowledge
  • Practice real-world applications
  • Forge connections and grow your network

Why Study Business Administration at CSUN?

Flexible and Tailored

Our program is designed for working professionals. Most classes are in the evenings, Monday through Thursday. On average, students take two courses per semester and complete the program in 2.5 years. We give you the flexibility to complete the program at your own pace, while also offering options to focus on areas that best align with your career goals.

Collaboration and Community

Our students come from all industries and all types of roles, bringing a valuable diversity of perspectives to the classroom. Small class sizes allow for faculty to get to know you and our curriculum emphasizes teamwork and communication among students. Student groups and extracurricular programming create even more opportunities — CSUN MBA teams have won first place multiple times since 2010 in the National Small Business Institute Experiential Learning Project of the Year Competition.

Bigger and Better

We are one of the largest business schools in the country, with 7,000 students and an alumni network of more than 50,000. You will have access to more resources, world-class faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. Plus, our Los Angeles location means we have connections to top players and exciting newcomers in nearly every industry imaginable.

AACSB Accredited

The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest standard in business and management education. Only 25 percent of business schools nationwide and 5 percent of business schools worldwide receive this distinction.

What You'll Learn

In our M.B.A. program, you'll learn to integrate theory and practice. You'll develop analytical and communication skills worthy of a senior leader. You'll build an interdisciplinary foundation that matches the multifaceted nature of today's business world. Core course topics include:

  • Economics
  • Corporate finance
  • Organizational behavior
  • Data mining and analytics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations

You'll mix-and-match electives that best align with your career goals, or choose to specialize in:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management/Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Accounting

All M.B.A. students complete a consulting project for a real-world client as a culminating experience.


Careers & Outcomes

Our M.B.A. graduates have found success all across the business world. Employers of recent alumni include:

  • Amgen
  • Dole
  • Dun and Bradstreet
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Fender
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Mattel
  • Microsoft
  • Princess Cruises
  • PwC
  • SpaceX
  • Starbucks
  • Toll Brothers
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Gain experience finding real solutions

To complete your M.B.A., you'll work in a small team on behalf of a real client to solve business problems, such as a Menchie's Yogurt franchise. Our client work has even led to wins at the Small Business Institute competition.

Admission Information

To be considered for admission to CSUN as a master’s student, you will need to:

Learn more about applying for a master's program at CSUN.

Want to Know More?

Join our virtual M.B.A. information sessions. They are held monthly and bi-monthly as we get closer to the admission deadline.

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