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Think Differently About Business

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
Jose Garcia

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.”
Jose Garcia
Jose Garcia
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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)

Interested in Our Online MBA?


Next Start

May 31
Summer 2021 term


Application Deadline

July 1
Fall 2021 term


Next Start

August 23
Fall 2021 term


1. Based on a limited sample of self-reported data from alumni from CSUMB from graduating cohorts between 2016-2018, including respondents who indicated they expect to receive a promotion within 6 months from the time of their response
2. Based on self-reported data collected from CSUMB Online MBA students in cohorts from spring 2019 through summer 2020
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