Fully-Employed MBA Graduate Program in Downtown Los Angeles

The mode of instruction for the Fall 2021 semester varies by degree program.  Students should remain in communication with their instructors and follow their instructions. Cal State LA’s IT Resources for Remote Access are available here.

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Program Description

The Fully-Employed MBA (FEMBA) program in Downtown Los Angeles allows students to earn their degree in 16 months through a rigorous curriculum that includes Saturday in-person 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 Downtown's FEMBA program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).


View the Fall 2022 program schedule 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

Webinars

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

Tuition & Fees

  • The cost per unit is $975
  • The total program cost is $35,100
  • The total program cost includes all program textbooks, lunches, and parking.

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

Financial Assistance

Learn more about financial assistance opportunities for this program here.

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

Applicants are required to upload all unofficial transcripts from all past colleges and/or universities attended, a professional resume, and an online application through Cal State Apply before the application deadline of May 31, 2022. Applicants must also mail all official transcripts from all past colleges and/or universities attended to our University before June 17, 2022.  

The GRE/GMAT requirement has been waived for the Fall 2022 application cycle. There is also no need to submit a personal statement/statement of purpose for the Fall 2022 admissions cycle.

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

Learn about the graduate application and admission process here.

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

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 at 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

The Fall 2022 application window is open from October 1, 2021, to May 31, 2022. Official transcripts from all past colleges and/or universities attended must be mailed to our University before June 17, 2022.

To start the Fully-Employed MBA Program in Fall 2022, please apply through Cal State Apply here. You must submit your Cal State Apply application before May 31, 2022, for consideration. Learn how to use Cal State Apply here.

In addition to the Cal State Apply online application, you must mail official transcripts from all past colleges and/or universities attended to our University before June 17, 2022. 

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

Learn more about the transcript submission process here.

Applicants are required to upload all unofficial transcripts from all past colleges and/or universities attended, a professional resume, and an online application through Cal State Apply before the application deadline of May 31, 2022. Applicants must also mail all official transcripts from all past colleges and/or universities attended to our University before June 17, 2022. 

Non-Discrimination Policy

Please read Cal State LA's Non-Discrimination Policy here.

Contact

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