Program Overview

The Stanislaus location of California State University offers graduate students the opportunity to earn a Masters of Business Administration degree through an innovative and flexible online learning format. The online program is designed to satisfy busy professionals educational needs while still allowing for current careers and obligations. 

A graduate student’s purpose of earning an MBA degree is ultimately to obtain higher positions in leadership and management career opportunities. The Master’s curriculum aims to give graduates the necessary knowledge of core business concepts, and when combined with previous schooling and professional experiences, may give graduates a comprehensive skill set. Graduates should be more qualified for careers and positions requiring leadership and management than others with only a Bachelor’s degree. Graduates of the MBA program should use theory and application of business and management principles when competing for promotions or completing critical tasks.

The core MBA courses delve into topics of interest such as Management Accounting, Marketing Management, and Managerial Finance. Graduates should be academically prepared and experienced when entering or excelling in the competitive business job market. The California State University MBA designation intends to provide future employers the confidence and insight of a graduate’s abilities in business and many other professional environments.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% 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)


    Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. 2.5 minimum GPA in last 60 semester or 90 quarter units attempted. Experience.

    School Overview

    Students drove to the fairgrounds to attend the first classes at Stanislaus State College in 1960. Established by the California legislature in 1957, the college was relocated to a new campus, and later became California State University, Stanislaus in 1985. Today, CSU Stanislaus retains membership in the California State University system, along with 22 other campuses. 

    Unlike many of the California State University’s more urban campuses, CSU Stanislaus is located on a 228-acre tract in the rural city of Turlock, in San Joaquin County. Students can opt from extensive programs ranging from undergraduate to doctorate degrees. CSU Stanislaus houses degree programs in the following colleges and divisions:

    • College of Business Administration
    • College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work
    • College of Science
    • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
    • University Extended Education

    Students can complete distance learning programs through the Division of the University Extended Education.


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