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MBA flyerCal State LA's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to develop general managers capable of working in an increasingly multicultural and global environment. Key elements include:

  • Integrated modules that cross functional disciplines
  • A common cohort experience
  • Teamwork among both faculty and students
  • Focus on global business awareness
  • A participative, student-centered learning environment

A key objective of Cal State LA's College of Business and Economics is to serve the needs of working professionals. Accordingly, classes are offered during evenings and occasionally on weekends. This newly structured MBA program provides all of the features of a full-time program on a convenient evening schedule.



The MBA Curriculum


Quarter (Previously Enrolled Students Only)

The curriculum includes the following: Required Core courses (32 quarter units), Elective or Option courses (16 quarter units), Comprehensive Exam, and possible courses from the Foundations of Business list, mainly for students who do not have Bachelor's degrees in business administration. Any Foundations courses must be completed before undertaking the Required Core.

The MBA core courses are presented in a cross-functional, integrative manner that provides a comprehensive view of the structure of business operations. Students learn to view and analyze business problems from a variety of perspectives. The eight core courses provide the skills and competencies students will need to be effective business leaders in the 21st century.

Course Title Units
BUS 511 Managerial Skills and Business Ethics 4
BUS 512AB Financial Reporting, Control, Management and Market I,II 4, 4
BUS 513 Marketing Management in Global Environment 4
BUS 514AB Managing Business Processes I,II 4, 4
BUS 515 Business, Government Policies and the Global Economy 4
BUS 516 Integrated Business Strategy 4
Options Four courses chosen with a faculty adviser 16
BUS 596 Comprehensive Examination -
  Total 48

Important message regarding WPE/GWAR: The University policy is that all graduate students should take the WPE (Writing Proficiency Exam)/GWAR (Univ 400 - Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement) within the first three terms of their graduate program.

Quarter & Semester Course Equivalencies

MBA Learning Objectives


In conference with their graduate advisor, MBA candidates select graduate level courses for their 16-unit option from these areas:

  • Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Finance
  • Health Care Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

Foundation of Business

The Foundation of Business courses provide the theoretical concepts and quantitative tools that are the foundation for making business decisions. These courses present the theory and application of tools from Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Statistics, Management, and Marketing. Some or all of these requirements may be waived for qualified applicants with Bachelor's degrees in Business Administration.


Quarter (Previously Enrolled Students Only)

Course Title Units
ACCT 500 Financial and Management Accounting 4
ECON 500 MBA Economics 4
ECON 501 Quantitative Methods for Business Decision-Making 4
CIS 500 Information Systems for Management 4
FIN 500 Business Finance and Law 4
MGMT 500 Management 4
MKT 500 Marketing Principles and Concepts 4