Master of Business Administration
California State University-Fresno
California State University in Fresno offers an innovative online degree program that aims to satisfy a busy professional student’s need for higher education while staying committed to current careers, community involvement or family. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree can be completed entirely through a virtual classroom, allowing students the flexibility to earn a degree to pursue advanced career opportunities.
The program is designed to fit both students seeking to advance their already learned foundations in business or for graduate students seeking a professional business degree to add to a previous education. Both types of graduate students will partake in the same MBA program, which delves into the core concepts of business functions while also increasing marketability to potential employers. The degree program is comprised of core business courses, and electives. In addition to completing the required coursework, students must also complete and present a thesis or a management project, to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the programs objectives.
The core courses cover topics of interest applicable to almost any business venture; the courses include: Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Management Information Systems, Financial Management, Managerial Accounting, Marketing Management and Regulatory and Ethical Environment of Business. Earning a MBA degree is quickly becoming an essential factor when competing in the business job market; graduates should be able to contribute critical thinking skills and professionalism when seeking opportunities in both the public and private sectors of business. Graduates may also be able to pursue a variety of personal and professional aspirations.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: Mostly Online
Accelerated Degree: No
Accreditation & Licensing
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
GMAT scores (minimum of 550 and at least be at or above the first quartile in the verbal and quantitative portions of the test). Transcripts (overall GPA or last 60 units GPA of 2.5 or higher). Two letters of recommendation. Statement of Purpose.
Students can take classes online completely with the exception of an orientation, selected final exams, and final culminating experience presentations.
California State University, Fresno began as a normal school for teachers in 1911. The first commencement, held in 1912, conferred degrees to 31 women and just two men. In 1961, Fresno State joined the California State University system, and adopted the current name in 1972. The University continues growing, and most recently celebrated its 100th birthday. Today, Fresno State offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees.
Fresno State houses eight schools and colleges, giving students a vast array of degree options. The Division of Continuing and Global Education at Fresno State incorporates diverse learning environments, including credit and non-credit coursework delivered via workshops, on weekends, and online.
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