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Frequently Asked Questions about our MBA Program

Frequently Asked Questions about our MBA Program

I didn’t major in business, so how long will it take me to complete the prerequisite courses offered through Extended University?  How much do they cost?

Students can test out of a prerequisite course by earning a score of 80 percent or higher on the assessment exam given at the start of the self-paced course.  Those scoring less than 80 percent must order course materials and complete the course.  Average time per course is between 15 and 20 hours.  The final exam must be passed with an 80% or higher to complete the prerequisite. The fee is $150 per course plus $50 for course materials if required.

See http://www.csub.edu/euprofessional/premba/index.html

How long will the program take me to complete?

The Master of Business Administration degree requires completion of 48 units of approved 600-level graduate courses. Students who register for two MBA courses per quarter will complete the degree in approximately six quarters, approximately 1 ½ years.

Do you offer summer classes?

Yes, classes are offered every quarter.  However, summer classes are condensed to seven weeks and require a longer class period (one extra hour per class, twice a week) to compensate for the shortened quarter length.

What is the cost of a CSUB MBA for California residents?

Fees & Tuition (note that fees are subject to increase)

0-6 units

$1737 plus $169 per unit*

Over 6 units

$2681 plus $169 per unit*

Eight graduate units is considered full time enrollment.

*The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Tuition Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial tuition fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed tuition fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed tuition fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.

What is the cost of a CSUB MBA for non-resident/international students?

0-6 units

$1737 plus $417 per unit*

Over 6 units

$2681 plus $417 per unit*

Eight graduate units is considered full time enrollment.

*The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Tuition Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial tuition fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed tuition fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed tuition fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.


What about the Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR)?
All graduate students must satisfy the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) as soon as possible. Graduate students may meet this requirement by passing the regularly scheduled examination (offered once a quarter) or by earning a “C” or better in one of the approved GWAR courses.

Students are exempt from the GWAR if they meet either of the criteria below:

  1. You graduated from a CSU or UC campus since 1980;
  2. You scored a 4.5 or higher on the writing portion of the GMAT or GRE exam.

What is Grade Point Average Requirement for the CSUB MBA program?
A 3.00 GPA is required for graduation from the Master in Business Administration program. All graduate students are required to maintain a cumulative 3.00 grade point average in all graduate course work, with no grade lower than a "B" in the first four courses. No course with a grade lower than a “C” can be used toward the fulfillment of a degree requirement. Graduate courses in the MBA program may not be taken on a credit, no-credit basis.

Do you waive the testing requirements? (GRE or GMAT)

Yes, in certain circumstances: (1) You have another masters degree OR, (2) You hold a current national certification (CPA, CPFU, SPHR, CLU, CFA, ect) OR, (3) You have AT LEAST seven years of verifiable executive/management experience.

Testing requirements will NOT be waived in any other circumstance