Master in Business Administration Program


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"Developing Innovative Business Leaders."

MBA Graduates

Our mission is to provide the professionals in our region with an advanced business education that will develop a commitment to lifelong learning and facilitate the career growth of our graduates.

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The Master of Business Administration program is designed to advance current business knowledge and to update the student’s continuous learning foundation. MBA courses provide both additional depth and breadth through the identification of relevant learning materials, faculty interaction, and collaboration with peers.  The MBA program consists of nine core classes and three electives. Our convenient night and weekend classes cater to the busy schedule of working professionals.

The CSUB MBA Advantage

Outstanding Faculty

Our faculty members are highly qualified Ph.D professors with real-world work experience.  They use the latest instructional methods and present applied coursework that is relevant to businesses of every size and industry.  Students at CSUB benefit from small class sizes and one-on-one interaction with their professors.

  • CSUB MBA students consistently score in the top 10% on a national assessment of managerial skills.
  • Designed to facilitate immediate knowledge transfer into the workplace.

Networking Opportunities

Enrolling in the MBA program is a great way to make new community connections and build professional networks with both the business and government leaders of Kern and Los Angeles County.

Flexibility and Convenience

The MBA program is designed to accommodate students who are professionals working full time. MBA courses are offered weekday evenings at the CSUB Main Campus in Bakersfield and on weekends at the Antelope Valley Campus in Lancaster. 

  • Students typically earn their degree in 6-8 quarters (1.5-2 years).


CSUB offers outstanding economic value with a total cost approximated at $24,000, less than half the cost of most private or online universities.

The CSUB School of Business and Public Administration is Accredited by AACSB International.

  • Same accreditation as UCLA, Stanford and USC.
  • AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. 

The MBA program is also offered at our Antelope Valley Campus in Lancaster.

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Announcements & Events

Attend our Networking & Recruiting Mixer! Saturday, November 5th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Padre Hotel. For details, click here.


Ready to take the next step in your career?

Availability after Wednesday, November 2nd.


CPCU 540: Finance and Accounting for Insurance Professionals

BPA announces Dr. Michael Way as the new Director for the MBA program, please visit the link below for more information

Michael Way Bio

Application Dates

Spring 2017      Open

Fall 2017           Open

Contact Information

Dr. Michael Way, MBA Director

Office: Business Development Center, Room 120
Phone: (661) 654-2780  

MBA Fall Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



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