An Online MBA Program From a Top-Ranked University

Advance Your Business Career in as Few as 16 Months

Learn on your own time as you earn our 100% Online degree that grounds you in the fundamentals of business, while opening up opportunities for higher income and senior-level positions. Our entirely unique Responsible Business curriculum is designed around the themes of "Innovation, Responsibility, Impact"; it shapes your education based on the Quintuple Bottom Line elements of profit, people, planet, ethics, and equity.

Gain a Silicon-Valley Mindset that puts you ahead of the curve

As the first—and only—100% Online MBA program in the country with a focus on responsible business, CSUMB is ahead of the curve in educating 21st century business leaders.

Our 16-month Online MBA program empowers students with the expertise that’s in-demand among global business leaders, including Silicon Valley companies: to deliver customer value and long-term corporate growth through the active concern for profit, people, planet, ethics, and equity.

Carolina Rodriguez
Carolina R., MBA Candidate ’22
The program at CSUMB was more modern than the other programs I looked at, and the Responsible Business focus showed the progressive thinking I was looking for.
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One of California’s Fastest and Most Affordable Paths to an MBA
With our Online Responsible Business MBA, you can go from student to graduate in 16 months. No GMAT necessary. Our 30-credit master’s is not only quick-to-complete, it’s affordable. Starting at just $36K, our 100% online degree reduces to only $34K with our CSUMB degree completion award. As an added bonus, books and an international consulting project are included with tuition.

An Online MBA program that pays off before you graduate

Our Responsible Business program helps you develop a powerful professional network and the applicable skills to solve today’s biggest business challenges so you’re prepared to land in-demand, higher-paying roles.

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International Consultancy and Responsible Business Capstone

These experiences build skills that students can use now, connect them to a network of peers, and prepare students to solve the unique challenges of today’s business world.
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23% Salary Increase

CSUMB alumni report receiving an average salary increase of 23% either during or upon completion of the program.1
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Higher-Paying Careers at Leading Companies

Our alumni have grown professionally and advanced their careers. One in two CSUMB alumni who are employed report receiving a promotion, or higher-level position at a new employer, either during or upon completion of the program.

A Diversity of Opportunity: Student Support and Networking

Responsible Business relies on diverse perspectives. Our program ensures them through our collaborative cohort model. CSUMB’s network of multilingual, multicultural, and gender-inclusive students and faculty brings diverse perspectives and discussion into the educational experience.

Our Online MBA includes online tutoring support, a dedicated student success coordinator, and responsive, experienced, highly credentialed faculty that support you every step of the way.

CSUMB is committed to graduating, advising, and supporting students to become reflective practitioners, innovative leaders, and thriving global citizens.

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Blair Orlando
Blair O., MBA Candidate ‘22
The real-life business involvement created purpose behind the project deliverables and allowed students to truly make a difference in an international environment.

CSUMB is proud to have achieved the following accolades that help make us a leader in Online MBA programs:

#9
Top Public Schools
Regional Universities (West)2
#4
Social Mobility
Regional Universities (West)3
#20
Colleges and Universities for
Diversity and Inclusion4
#25
Regional Universities (West)2
#27
Best Colleges for Hispanic Studies5

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

CSUMB’s Online MBA degree program features a diverse student body of professionals who are working in healthcare, consulting, advertising, technology and financial services, among many other verticals.

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

  • Affordable tuition of $36K reduced to $34K with the degree completion award*
  • Apply for admission with no GMAT required
  • Receive personalized engagement with faculty and classes in supportive 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
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Our unique curriculum will help you go further as a Responsible Business leader
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Student Spotlight:
Jose Garcia, MBA ‘16

"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."

Read about Jose’s Experience
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Responsible Business Case Study: Martinelli’s
Martinelli's demonstrates a strong commitment to the principles of Responsible Business. According to the Quintuple Bottom Line theory, a responsible business should be working simultaneously on five bottom lines: profit, people, planet, ethics, and equity.

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We recently had the pleasure of talking with Armando Placheta, MBA ’21, USAF, and the recipient of CSUMB’s 2021 Outstanding MBA Student Award. Armando grew up in the Philippines, and he generously shared insights into his background, his experience in the Responsible Business Online MBA program, and his thoughts for students who follow in his footsteps.

Interested in a CSUMB Online MBA?

Apr
7
Application Deadline
April 7th
Summer 2023 Term
May
29
Next Start
May 29th
Summer 2023 Term

* Tuition includes the price of e-books; Degree completion award is available to new students who enroll in the Spring 2023 term.

Sources
  1. Based on self-reported data collected from CSUMB Online MBA students in 2019-2022
  2. Retrieved on June 15, 2022, from usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/regional-universities-west/top-public
  3. Retrieved on June 15, 2022, from usnews.com/best-colleges/csumb-32603
  4. Retrieved on June 15, 2022, from timeshighereducation.com/rankings/united-states/2022#!/page/0/length/25/sort_by/scores_environment/sort_order/asc/cols/scores
  5. Retrieved on June 15, 2022, from bestcolleges.com/features/top-50-colleges-for-hispanic-students