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).


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.

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

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 and parking.

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

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

View the Fall 2024 FEMBA Program schedule.

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.

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.

The application deadline date for the Fully Employed MBA Program has been extended to June 3, 2024 (5 p.m.).*

Apply through CSU Apply.**

The transcript deadline is June 21, 2024.

Mail transcripts to:

Office of Admissions and Recruitment

Cal State LA

5151 State University Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90032

*International students are not able to apply to this program.

**Watch a video about how to use Cal State Apply.

Learn more about the transcript submission process.

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

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For more information about the Fully Employed MBA Program, please contact the Cal State LA Downtown Outreach and Recruitment Department: [email protected].