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California State University, San Bernardino, College of Business & Public Administration Executive MBA

CSUSB’s MBA program promotes the academic and professional growth of individuals preparing to become future leaders in business, government, and global society. We offer a graduate program that has evening classes, a flexible schedule, online, executive, and specialized concentrations while remaining one of the most affordable MBA programs in the region. With AACSB accreditation, our faculty and staff are dedicated to provide an exceptional educational experience. In addition to quality coursework, we offer career services and workshops that will enhance career marketability and professional development.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Executive
Total Program Enrollment 13
Tuition (Total) $39,000

Rankings

Rankings

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (West)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 46% accepted out of 255 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 29
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.2
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 550
  • Average Years Work Experience: 4
  • Application Fee: $55

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Personal Essay

Also Considered: Recommendations

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Optional: Recommendations, Work Experience

Admission Information

To be eligible for admission to San Bernardino, the sum of 200 times your undergraduate GPA plus your GMAT score must be equal or greater than 1,050. Additionally, no matter how well you perform on the GMAT, you must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be admitted to the program. In rare cases, very strong GMAT scores and years of work experience can occa...To be eligible for admission to San Bernardino, the sum of 200 times your undergraduate GPA plus your GMAT score must be equal or greater than 1,050. Additionally, no matter how well you perform on the GMAT, you must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be admitted to the program. In rare cases, very strong GMAT scores and years of work experience can occasionally compensate for lower grade point averages. For recent entering classes, the average GPA was 3.3, and the average GMAT score was 541. To be eligible for the Professional MBA or Executive MBA programs, students must also demonstrate significant career experience.

The Princeton Review

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 191
Percent International Students 25%
Total Full-Time Faculty 55
Full-Time Faculty 82%

Student Life

One of the large draws for many students includes the evening classes, which allow them to work during the day. Because of this, many students consider CSUSB a “commuter school” with students who tend to live off-campus and have lives outside of school. Many of the attendees are “middle-class, working adults” and are “honest, loyal, hard-working” people who are “open to new ideas” and are very open to working and networking with others. People praise the “diversity on campus” with a student body that relates to others with “various backgrounds.” Students tend to stay fairly busy and say that they spend much of their time “studying, [completing] homework, coordinating teams, [and] check­ing emails,” but they find generally enjoy a “well-rounded and fulfilling learning experience.” On the main campus, MBA classes are held at Jack H. Brown Hall, which includes a com­puter center with 400 machines. While the facilities are clean and modern, students would appreciate “longer hours of access to on-campus study areas” to help accommodate group work. For those wishing to stay on-campus, CSUSB makes sure their students are never bored. The school is located by the San Bernardino Mountains and, though the area surrounding the campus may be in a somewhat “shady” area, the school and its facilities are “excellent” and the campus is “a safe place.” Students rave about the library and facilities as well as the “brand new” gym. There are also “plenty of cultural group activities” as well that are with­in driving distance of the beautiful mountain range and the southern California beaches.

Career

Students at CSUSB consider the Career Development Center "really good" at finding place­ment for graduating students. The Center offers a wide-array of services including work­shops, career counseling, career fairs, resume and interview preparation, an on-campus interview program and an online job board. Students love these programs and call the internships available "top-notch." The career fairs and on-campus interviews are also fan­tastic for job placement because the school has a "great connection" with local businesses and offers students plenty of opportunities to network with them. In fact, the school is so focused on helping their students with their careers that some exclaim that "professors sometimes cancel class so that [students] may participate in the job fairs."The mean base salary for graduates of CSUSB’s MBA program is about $47,500 annually. In recent years, 55 percent of students seeking employment have received a job offer by graduation. Some of the biggest employers of CSUSB graduates include the County of Riverside, Inland Empire Health Plan, Trans America Retirement, and Loma Linda Medical University.

The Princeton Review

About

Cal State San Bernardino's graduate entrepreneurship program is ranked #4 among graduate programs in the nation by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. The program designed for students who want to learn entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial process through a journey of personal discovery and experience - not just attend courses and learn theory. With a strong emphasis on small class size, a state of the art entrepreneurship classroom and wireless lab dedicated to the entrepreneurship program, hands-on projects, innovative curriculum, and a faculty that includes only seasoned entrepreneurs, the MBA in Entrepreneurship at Cal State San Bernardino offers a unique experience that is both high quality and affordable. Top that off with what has been described as an "oasis-like campus" and strong ties to the community - as a student you’ll interact with local entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, local business leaders, and emerging science entrepreneurs from our technology entrepreneurship fellows program, and you have a program that will give you the skills, knowledge, and the mindset for future entrepreneurial success.

The Princeton Review

Students Say

California State University of San Bernardino students attend for mostly two reasons: the reputation of the college and the value of the education. The school has numerous “highly ranked” MBA programs and possesses the coveted Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (or AACSB) accreditation, which lends to the school’s already sizeable esteem. The school not only offers an MBA program, but an MBA for Executives track that allows people who are currently working as “decision makers” to attend class for any number of subjects that affect the current workplace. Additionally, a majority of the class­es take place at night, which allows working professionals to continue their education after they leave work for the day. The “convenience” and diversity of these classes and pro­grams are appealing to “all age groups” and experience levels.Students rave about the “experienced” faculty and explain that many teachers are “stu­dent-centric” and want to see their students learn and succeed. They are also “open and aware of new ideas in the business world and understand trends in the business market which [the students] need to be aware of when [they] leave school.” While some professors may have a bit of trouble “captivating an audience” most are “outstanding” and “incredi­bly helpful.” CSUSB tries to keep “small class sizes,” which students feel is a strength because it allows for a greater “relationship you can have with your professors.” While most schools can occasionally be mired in bureaucracy, many seem to agree that CSUSB’s administration “is constantly seeking to improve [the] quality of the program by offering new coursework and enhancing current classes.”

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Degrees Awarded

MBA degree 12 - 24 months; MBA for Executives degree - 15 months.

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    (IECE) Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship, Institute of Applied Research and Leonard Transportation Center, Cyber Security Ctr

  • International Student Support Groups:

    http://international.csusb.edu/

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    Student just needs to contact the MBA office, appropriate students are notifed,tutoring begins or contact campus tutoring services at http:///www-ugs.csusb.edu/lc/subjects.html

  • Research Facilities:

    (IECE) Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship, Institute of Applied Research and Leonard Transportation Center, Cyber Security Ctr

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of California State University, San Bernardino College of Business and Public Administration include:

Mark Ulmer - V.P. of Operations - SWBC The Finanical Institution Group

Yusef Akcayoglu - President of TAV Construction - Turkey/Dubai

Dr. Gnana Dev - Medical Director of Sugery - Arrowhead Hospital

Mark Kaenel - Senior V.P. Security Bank of CA

Yuzo Tobisaka - President Mitsubishi Corporate

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $39,450

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: ESRI, Sherwin Williams, U.S. Navy, Dept of Veteran's Affairs, BP Petroleum

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Information Technology 1% $60,000
Non Profit 1% $65,000
Other 1% $65,000
Technical 1% $60,000

School Employment Information

Three Month Employment 2%
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