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Graduate Business Programs

Graduate Business Programs

MBA

Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed for working professionals eager to accelerate career potential while continuing daytime employment.

MBA Information

MSA

Accountancy

The Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program is the final step to entering the ever-changing accounting profession, including public, corporate, government and not-for-profit accounting.

MSIS

Information Security

The Master of Science in Information Security (MSIS) is a STEM-designated degree program for people ready to pursue a career in Information Security, IT Auditing, and Computer Forensics.

MSIS Information

MSBA

Business Analytics

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program is designed to satisfy the contemporary needs in all business fields for data science technology and applications.

MSBA Information

MSDSCM

Masters of Science DIGITAL Supply Chain Management

This program is designed for business professionals who seek to have a mastery understanding of contemporary digital supply chain management.

MSDSCM Information

Five Ways to Master Business

Cal Poly Pomona's College of Business Administration is an AACSB-accredited graduate program with five MBA tracks tailored to working professionals ready to take the next step in a business career.

Flexible

Practical

Accredited

Program Profiles

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Once you attain your MBA, MSA, MSBA or MSIS from Cal Poly Pomona you are eligible to join our Alumni Association. With over 300 active members, the College of Business Administration Alumni Chapter comprises the largest alumni chapter at Cal Poly Pomona. Our members are some of the most successful people in Southern California and beyond. The CBA Alumni Chapter provides excellent professional and social networking opportunities for its members, including the prestigious Annual MBA Alumni Summit and the exciting Annual Alumni Night at the Ballpark. Our members are actively involved in professional development, mentoring, and community partnerships and are willing to share their expertise with you. Whether you are already at the height of your career or are working your way up the ladder of success, we encourage you to join our esteemed and fun group!

Striking the perfect balance between urban excitement and rural charm, Cal Poly Pomona is nestled in 1,428 rolling acres in the heart of sunny Southern California. With 2,600 faculty and staff to serve 20,000 students, Cal Poly Pomona’s mission is to advance knowledge by linking theory and practice while preparing students for leadership and careers in a multicultural world. The university champions an approach that places learning at the center of every program, course, and activity on campus. Students are afforded opportunities to apply their knowledge through hands-on projects, collaborate with faculty members on research, and participate in valuable internships and service-learning programs. 

The Cal Poly Pomona College of Business Administration has earned accreditation from AACSB—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.  AACSB is the sole business accrediting agency recognized by the Commission of Recognition of Post-Secondary Accreditation. An AACSB accreditation is the highest accreditation a college of business can achieve and represents an independent verification of the high quality education provided.  This quality extends throughout our program encompassing program admissions standards, faculty utilization and curriculum content.   

The AACSB accreditation also assures current and prospective employees that Cal Poly Pomona Graduate Business Program graduates come from a program where content and quality have been evaluated and satisfy established standards.  In industries located overseas, the need to distinguish between programs is more acute and accreditation is even more valuable.  An employer can also be confident that a Cal Poly Pomona Graduate Business student’s course of study includes an understanding of today’s complex business environment.

The following link will provide you with the current cost of tuition at Cal Poly Pomona for residents and non-residents  

Graduate Student Tuition Fees
Professional Program Fee and Graduate Professional Fee required

Graduate students are eligible for both scholarships and financial aid. For more information about scholarships, FAFSA and different types of financial aid, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website.

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Fall 2021 Applications Due July 1

  1. Create an Account with Cal State Apply
    • Select “Term to Apply For”
  2. Create Username and Password
    • Updates can be made until the application is submitted.
  3. Complete Your Profile
    1. Select "Graduate" under "Degree Goal"
    2. Select Program and Add It to "My Application"
      • MBA, MSIS, and General MSA program is under Cal Poly Pomona Graduate
      • Accelerated MSA and MSBA program is under Cal Poly Pomona Extension
  4. Fill the Four Quadrants of the Application
    • In Quadrant Four is where you will add your application documents
  5. Verify Information is Correct and All Required Documents are Uploaded to the Application
  6. Pay Application Fee and Submit
Visit our Application Information page or email us for additional assistance.

Not Ready for an MBA?

The Pre-Master’s Programs are designed for local and international students to virtually take credit-bearing courses from their home in order to get prepared for admission to Cal Poly Pomona’s graduate programs. These courses are primarily the prerequisites of the graduate programs, some of the courses allow students, when admitted to the graduate programs at Cal Poly Pomona, to transfer the credits and count them towards the Master’s degree. Pre-MBA Information

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This dynamic program is offered in evenings, weekends, and hybrid formats to accommodate busy schedules. Our MBA curriculum emphasizes teamwork and hands-on learning.

General Curriculum for MBA Program

  • 34 units
  • 12 courses: 8 core, 3 electives & 1 culminating experience
    Pre-courses required for students without a business-related bachelors
  • Evenings: Monday thru Thursdays (7-9:45pm) and Saturdays (Mornings and Afternoons)
  • Minimal trips to campus with hybrid format

General Admissions Requirements for MBA Program

  • 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2.5 overall GPA 
  • Resume- 2 years work experience (recommended) 
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official Transcripts
  • English Proficiency Test for International Applicants
  • GMAT/GRE Required, waiver available. Deadline for Fall 2022 waiver is May 1, 2022. 

The program provides an integrated curriculum comprised of 30 credits featuring the sound theoretical, applied, analytical, and interdisciplinary courses that prepare students for a successful career in the profession with an accelerated option that can be completed in as little as a year.

Curriculum for General MSA Program

  • 2 years full-time*
  • 11 courses: 6 core courses, 4 electives & 1 culminating experience
  • 31 Units
  • Evenings: Monday thru Thursdays (5:30-9:45pm) and Saturdays (Mornings and Afternoons)
  • Evening & Weekend Courses
  • Hybrid Courses
  • *If all foundation courses have been fulfilled

Curriculum for Accelerated MSA Program

  • 1 Year Program*
  • Saturday classes, 9am-4:30pm
  • Fall and Spring: two 8 week modules, 2 course per 8 weeks modules
  • Summer 2 courses and comprehensive exam
  • *If all foundation courses have been fulfilled

General Admissions Requirements for MSA Program

  • 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3.0 overall GPA (recommended)
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official Transcripts
  • English Proficiency Test for International Applicants
  • No GMAT/GRE Required* (For Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 due to the pandemic)

This two-year cohort program consists of 10 courses (30 units) and one comprehensive exam (1 unit). It is catered towards working professionals and courses are offered at evenings from 7 to 9:45 PM.

General Curriculum for MSIS Program

  • 2 Years Full-Time
  • Cohort
  • 11 courses: 10 courses and 1 culminating experience
  • 31 Units
  • Evening & Weekend Courses

General Admissions Requirements for MSIS Program

  • 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2.5 overall GPA (recommended)
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official Transcripts
  • English Proficiency Test for International Applicants
  • No GMAT/GRE Required

Both the one- and two-year cohort programs consist of 10 courses (30 units) and one comprehensive exam (1 unit). It is catered towards working professionals and courses are offered at evenings from 7 to 9:45 PM.

General Curriculum for MSBA Program

  • 2 years or 1 year
  • 12 courses: 11 courses and 1 culminating experience
  • 33 Units
  • Evening & Weekend Courses

General Admissions Requirements for MSBA Program

  • 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2.5 overall GPA
  • English Proficiency Test for International Applicants
  • Official Transcripts
  • Demonstrated mastery of college algebra, statistics, and object-oriented programming with a grade of “C” or better in relevant coursework.
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Past working experience and background in business analytics or closely related areas
  • No GMAT/GRE Required