Graduate Programs in Business

MBA Frequently Asked Questions

Please read these FAQs to learn more about CSUN Nazarian MBA program.

What kind of MBA program do you offer?

We have an MBA (Masters in Business Administration). This is an Evening MBA program only with classes held once a night each week from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. Classes are offered Monday through Thursday, with an exception of a few Saturday meetings for some classes. All courses are taught on-campus; there are no online classes.

Do you offer a master's degree in any field other than business administration?

In addition to the MBA, we also offer the Graduate Certificate In Business Administration "Pre-MBA", Master of Science in Accountancy and the Master of Science in Taxation. Please contact our office for more information. 

What are the application deadlines?

 We accept applications for the fall and spring semesters. Click here to view the university's academic calendar. Our fall application deadline is May 1st and the spring deadline is Oct 1st.

How long will it take to complete the CSUN MBA program?

This depends on the number of classes you may be required to take. The MBA program is made up of 33 units/11 classes if you have an undergraduate degree in Business and 48 units/16 classes if you do not have an undergraduate degree in Business. On average, students who enroll in 2 classes per semester, including summer, complete the program in 2.5 years.

Do you offer Summer and Winter classes?

MBA courses are offered over the summer classes; however, classes are not offered during the winter session.

Do you require prerequisite courses for the MBA program?

We do not require prerequisite courses to qualify for the MBA program. If you have a bachelor’s degree in Business from an accredited school, the foundation courses may be waived. If you have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than Business, it is required to take the foundation courses.