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Fully Employed MBA in Downtown Los Angeles

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The Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) program at Cal State LA Downtown allows students to earn their degree in 16 months through a rigorous curriculum that includes Saturday in-person class meetings and remote assignments. An MBA allows working executives and professionals to build upon their experience, enhance their management, 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. Cal State LA Downtown's FEMBA program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).

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Who Should Apply?

The Fully Employed MBA Program is for:

  • Individuals who have earned their undergraduate degree in the fields of business, economics, marketing, engineering, math/statistics, or science.
  • Mid-career business professionals with 3-5 years of work experience seeking to advance their careers.

Information Sessions

Register to view/listen to a live OR prerecorded Fully-Employed MBA Program webinar.

Tuition/Fees/Financial Assistance

The per-unit cost of the FEMBA Program is $975.

The total program cost of the FEMBA Program is $35,100.*

The total program cost includes all program textbooks, lunches, and parking.

Learn more about financial assistance opportunities for Fully Employed MBA Program.

*Please note that the total program cost and what it entails are subject to change.

Program Schedule

View the Fall 2022 FEMBA Program schedule.

Admissions

To be considered for admission into the Fully Employed MBA Program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • 3+ years of significant work experience in a managerial or professional role.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Top-ranking applicants will be invited to participate in an online video interview.

Learn about the graduate application and admission process.

International students, learn about the international graduate application and admission process.

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. 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.

To Apply/Application Deadline

Application deadlines for the Fully Employed MBA Program

Fall 2023 Admission

Online Application Opens: October 1, 2022
Application deadline: May 31, 2023
Transcript deadline: June 16, 2023
 
Apply to the Fully Employed MBA Program at Cal State LA Downtown.
 

Mail transcripts to:

Office of Admissions and Recruitment
Cal State LA
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
 
Watch a video about how to use Cal State Apply.

Learn more about the transcript submission process.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Please review Cal State LA's Non-Discrimination Policy.

Join our Interest List

Join our interest list to learn more about the Fully Employed MBA Program.

Contact

For more information, please contact the College of Professional and Global Education via email or call (323) 343-4915.