Fully Employed MBA Graduate Program in Downtown Los Angeles

Alternative instruction will continue for Fall 2020 semester.  Students should remain in communication with their instructors and follow their instructions. Cal State LA’s IT Resources for Remote Access are available here.


Applications available for Fall 2021 from October 1, 2020 to May 28, 2021.

Program Description

The Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) graduate 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 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's FEMBA program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).

You may be able to finance your education. Read more here.

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Who Should Enroll?

  • Students 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 for a live webinar OR to view/listen to a pre-recorded Undergraduate Degree programs webinar presentation here.

Tuition & Fees

Cost Per Unit $975
Total Program Cost $35,100

Financial Assistance


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

Interview: Top ranking applicants will be invited to participate in an online video 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 2021 Start

Fully Employed MBA

Online applications open on October 1, 2020 for Fall 2021 start.

Application Deadline: May 28, 2021

Transcript Deadline: June 18, 2021

To apply, use Cal State Apply here.

Learn how to use Cal State Apply here.





Submit the completed form with a copy of your professional resume to Ed Scuderi.



Please submit Official Transcripts to:
Office of Admissions and Recruitment
Cal State LA
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032