College of the Extended University

3 (4) + 1 +1 MBA Program

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University Overview

Learning Experience

  • Learn-by-doing philosophy
  • Cutting-edge academic courses


  • Among U.S. best public universities
  • One of the seven polytechnic universities in U.S.
  • CPP ranked No.4 in the West
  • AACSB accreditation (granted to less than 5% of more than 16,000 business schools worldwide)

Prime Location

  • Beautiful Southern California
  • Surrounded by beaches, mountains and deserts
  • Within driving distance from downtown LA, Palm Springs, San Diego, Universal Studios, Disneyland

Program Features & Advantages

    • 3(4)+1+1 MBA Program Model
      • 3/4-year undergraduate core courses at home university
      • 1-year MBA Preparation Program at CPP
      • 1-year MBA Program at CPP
    • Quality Courses and Internship Opportunity
      • CPP faculty/experts as program instructors
      • AACSB accreditation
      • Internship opportunities at local industry
      • Students are eligible to apply for OPT/CPT
    • Personalized Service
      • Dedicated team to provide each student with excellent support and service
      • Designated program coordinator to facilitate students
      • Professional academic advisor and other academic support
    • Intensive Program that Saves Students' Time
      • Intensive curriculum 
      • Get up to 24 units in the first year (including ESL courses), up to 9 units out of the 24 units can be transferred to MBA programs*
      • Cohort-based program to guarantee course selection and graduation time
      • Take selected courses together with CPP students
    • Safe, Comfortable and Convenient Housing
      • On-campus University Village
      • Living with CPP students
    • State-of-the-Art Facilities
      • Business centers and labs for hands-on learning
      • Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex is the largest student recreation center in the West

*Based on results of a mandatory English language placement test upon arrival

Program Information

3(4) + 1 + 1 MBA Program Model
Year Location Course End of Year
1-3 (4) Students' Home University Undergraduate courses Complete Bachelor's degree program at home university (4+1+1 only)
4 (5) CPP 1 year MBA preparation program Complete Bachelor's degree program at home university (3+1+1 only)
5 (6)  CPP 1 year MBA program at CPP Complete MBA program at CPP

Admission Requirements

  • 1-year MBA Preparation Program at CPP
    • 2.75 overall GPA recommended (equivalent to 75 in the 100-point system)
    • TOEFL iBT 75, IELTS 6.0, ITEP 3.7~3.8, satisfactory CET-6 score or equivalent English proficiency recommended
  • 1-year MBA Program at CPP
    • Minimum average grade of B during MBA preparation year
    • GMAT waiver
    • TOEFL/IELTS waiver

Program Fee

  • 1-year MBA Preparation Program at CPP Tuition: $15,000
  • 1-year MBA Program Tuition: $33,000
  • Other expenses are not included

Program Dates

  • Fall 2019 Start Date: August 15, 2019
  • Application Due: June 20, 2019