Applications available for Fall 2020 from October 1, 2019 to May 29, 2020. Participate in an upcoming webinar to learn more.
The Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) program in Downtown Los Angeles allows students to earn their degree in 16 months through a rigorous, hybrid curriculum that includes Saturday class meetings and online learning during the week. An MBA allows working executives and professionals to build upon their experience, enhance their leadership, analytic and communication skills, and make an impact on their careers in an increasingly global economy. Classes are taught by accomplished, award-winning faculty who teach at Cal State LA’s main university campus.The Fully-Employed MBA program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).
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Who Should Enroll?
- Students who have earned their undergraduate degree in the fields of business or economics
- Mid-career business professionals with 3-5 years of work experience seeking to advance their careers
Tuition & Fees
|Cost Per Unit||$975|
|Total Program Cost||$35,100|
Learn more about Financial Assistance opportunities.
Please read about Graduate Application and Admission.
Read about International Graduate Application and Admission.
To be considered for admission into the fully-employed MBA Program, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- 3-5 years of significant work experience in a managerial or professional role
- GMAT score of 500 or higher, or GRE score of 300 or higher (under the new test scale). Applicants who document five years of significant experience or who have passed all four parts of the CPA exam may be eligible for GMAT/GRE waiver.
- Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher
Interview: Top ranking applicants will be invited to campus for an interview.
Note: Students pursuing their degree on Cal State LA’s Main Campus may not take courses at Cal State LA Downtown as part of their degree program. Only students admitted to programs offered in Downtown may attend courses at Cal State LA Downtown after paying all required fees. Current Cal State LA students are welcome to pursue a program at Cal State LA Downtown in addition to their degree, but additional fees will apply. Programs offered at Cal State LA Downtown are not transferable to Cal State LA's Main Campus. Students admitted to a program at Cal State LA Downtown are welcome to pursue a program at Cal State LA's Main Campus, but an additional application is required.
To Apply/Application Deadline
Fall 2020 Start
Fully Employed MBA
Online applications open on October 1, 2019 for Fall 2020 start.
Application Deadline: May 29, 2020
Transcript Deadline: June 19, 2020
To apply, use Cal State Apply here.
Learn how to use Cal State Apply here.
To request a GMAT/GRE waiver, complete the GMAT/GRE Waiver Form here.
Submit the completed form with a copy of your professional resume to Ed Scuderi.
Submit by: May 1, 2020