Graduate Programs in Business

MBA Program Structure

The CSUN Nazarian MBA program is a flexible "flex" program that, allows students to enroll in 1-4 courses per semester and proceed at their own pace through the program. Students may even take a semester off without penalty. The flex model accommodates the lifestyle of mid-career professionals, who face changing personal and career demands by allowing them to increase or decrease their academic load accordingly.

Students may be required to take up to 5 "Foundation" Courses if they have not previously completed similar coursework at an acceptable level.  Students are required to complete GBUS 600: Analysis of Contemporary Organizations in their first semester, followed by core courses and electives throughout the program. All students are required to complete the MBA Consulting Project as their Culminating Experience.  

FOUNDATION COURSES* - 15 Units 

ECON 500 - Survey of Economics
ACCT 501 - Financial Accounting
FIN 502 - Managerial Finance
BLAW 508 - Business Law
SOM 591 - Business Analytics Foundation
 *Foundation Courses may be waived for students with undergraduate degrees in business or related majors from AACSB schools with grades of "C" or better in equivalent courses. 

CORE COURSES - 24 units

GBUS 600 - Analysis Of Contemporary Organizations
     *Required in the first semester of enrollment in the MBA program
 
ECON 600- Economics of Strategy
    *Prerequisite ECON 500
 
 GBUS 607 - Data Mining and Analytics
     * SOM 591 or equivalent prerequisite
 
MGT 620 - Organizational Behavior
     * GBUS 600 or equivalent prerequisite
 
 FIN 635 - Corporate Finance    
     * FIN 502 or equivalent prerequisite
 
MKT 640 - Marketing Management
     * ECON 500, SOM 591, and GBUS 600 or equivalent prerequisite
 
 SOM 686 - Operations Management 
    * SOM591 or equivalent prerequisite
 
 MGT 693 - Strategic Management
      * Students must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in their final Core courses
 
CULMINATING EXPERIENCE - 3 units
GBUS 698A - MBA Consulting Project
ELECTIVES - 6 units
 
SUMMARY OF REQUIRED UNITS
Foundation Courses
0-15 Units
Core Courses
24 units
Elective Courses 
  6 units
Culminating Experience 
  3 units 
Program Total
33 - 48 units