An Online MBA Program From a Top-Ranked University

Advance Your Business Career in as Few as 18 Months

Learn on your own time as you earn a degree that grounds you in the fundamentals of business, while opening up opportunities for higher income and senior-level positions.

Our Online MBA Program Outcomes

When you study for an online Master of Business Administration degree at California State University, Monterey Bay, you gain the freedom to learn on your own time, in a supportive online environment with small class sizes. Alumni of our MBA program have found advancement and promotions after graduating:

  • 1 in 2 CSUMB alumni who are employed report receiving a promotion, or higher-level position at a new employer, within 1-3 years of graduation1
  • 83% of female alumni have either been promoted or indicated that they expect a promotion in the next six months1
  • CSUMB alumni earn, on average, a nearly 30 percent salary increase within two years of graduation2

Highly Ranked Among the Best

We’re proud to have achieved the following accolades that help make us a leader in online MBA programs:

  • #8 in Top Public Schools - Regional Universities (West)3
  • #5 in Social Mobility - Regional Universities (West)4
  • #25 in Regional Universities (West)5
  • #19 in Social Mobility Index 2019 by CollegeNET6
  • #27 in Best Colleges for Hispanic Students7
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Student Spotlight:
Jose Garcia
I found online learning to have greater value and enjoyment than I originally had perceived. The key to this change of heart was in the fact that CSUMB made the Online MBA program highly interactive with plenty of sources of communication, both between students and staff. The interactions I had between my peers made the online experience highly enjoyable and memorable, which is something that I truly was not expecting upon first considering the program.

Why Choose an MBA from California State University, Monterey Bay?

CSUMB's Online MBA degree program is the program of choice for diverse students who are working professionals in healthcare, consulting, advertising, technology and financial services, among many other verticals.

There are many elements that make our 100 percent online program a great value:

  • Affordable tuition of $41,600* (includes the price of books)
  • Apply for admission with no GMAT required
  • Receive direct attention in online classes capped at 30 students each
  • Benefit from case study discussions with peers and instructors that relate to today's business news and issues
  • Enjoy unique learning and networking opportunities in our interactive environment
  • Practice what you learn with online simulations
  • Our entirely new Responsible Business curriculum is designed around the themes of "Innovation, Responsibility, Impact"; it shapes your education based on the quintuple bottom line elements of people, planet, profit, ethics, and equity
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Looking for More Information?

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April 14, 2021
Jennifer Salinas, MBA ’21 Candidate Director of Information Technology, Superior Foods International Superior Foods International (SFI) is a global supplier of fruits, vegetables and grains with offices in the US, Europe, China, and South America, and a supply base across 25 countries. The co...
April 07, 2021
Edwin Galindo, MBA ’21 Candidate Accounting Specialist, Martinelli's Edwin Galindo, MBA ’21 Candidate Accounting Specialist, Martinelli's Martinelli's is a premium apple juice and cider producer located in Watsonville, near Monterey, CA. It has been family-owned and operated since 1868.1 Martinelli's demonstrates a strong commitment to the principles of respons...
February 17, 2021
As controller for Pride Conveyance in Hollister, California, Martha Walters manages the finances and cash flow for the local entity of a multinational company, overseeing payroll, accounts payable and receivable, and some administrative duties. She has five direct reports and works closely with th...
February 12, 2021
Everyone who pursues an MBA has personal reasons for taking on those challenges. Many are spurred by a strong sense of ethics and social responsibility, while visions of executive careers and salaries drive others. The importance of community is at the heart of Daisy Yepez’s goals. For this...
January 27, 2021
The term ‘capitalism’ best describes the economic system in the United States. If you ask Americans the definition of capitalism, you may hear responses that include private ownership, competitive markets, profit-driven, and allowing for capital accumulation. Very often, you’ll hear...
January 20, 2021
A Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is one of the most sought-after degrees available for those looking to break into the business world. It prepares you to move up the career ladder into some of the best jobs you can get in today’s competitive market. As a highly marketable credent...
October 06, 2020
While the global pandemic has had a huge impact in shutting down globalization, the international movement of goods, service, materials, and people...
September 28, 2020
This article will be published in Wu, Amy. From Farms to Incubators: Telling the stories of women innovators in agtech in the Salinas Valley and beyond. New York: Linden Publishing, 2021.
August 14, 2020
The appeal of an online degree program is flexibility and price, but for most people, cost is the primary concern. Can I afford the tuition? Will I have to stop working to earn my degree? Is an online MBA degree actually cheaper than the cost of going to school on campus? The answers to the firs...

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Application Deadline
July 1
Fall 2021 term
Next Start
August 23
Fall 2021 term
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  2. Based on self-reported data collected from CSUMB Online MBA students in cohorts from spring 2019 through summer 2020
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