Exploring MBA Careers and Salary Potential

Build your future with an MBA that pays off before you graduate.1

Wondering what MBA career path you may follow?

CSUMB’s Online MBA graduates prove that the right business program can accelerate career growth and expand your opportunities—as well as your earning potential—in a diverse selection of professional fields.

Our graduates are CEOs, Vice Presidents, business owners, operations and department directors, business analysts, senior consultants, marketing managers and more.1 We have helped them build momentum toward achieving their goals while also transforming the way they think about business.

So where will your MBA take you?

Follow CSUMB through a unique and experiential learning journey into integrative and responsible business, and find a competitive edge for the strategic development and specialist roles that can empower you to change the world.

Explore Career Outcomes

Meet Your Network

Study alongside students from a wide variety of industries with educational backgrounds ranging from business administration to aviation management, and from marriage therapy to molecular biology. You’ll find common ground in your desire to change for the better, whether that means advancing in your current career or starting your own business.

About Our Students

57 percent female 43 percent male

Companies Where Our Students Work

Network with a tight-knit cohort of classmates who are employed by leading Fortune 500 companies and iconic corporations that include:

  • Apple
  • Tesla
  • PayPal
  • Medtronic
  • Amazon
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kaiser

Reported Employment Industry*

CSUMB student reported employment industry percentage

*Percentages drawn from California student body, not total student body.

1 in 2 csumb alumni who are employed received a promotion

One in two CSUMB Online MBA alumni who are employed report receiving a promotion, or higher level position at a new employer, within one to three years of graduation1

97 percent of students pursue MBA for career advancement

97% of prospective students pursue the Online MBA for career advancement1

23 percent average salary increase by CSUMB alumni

CSUMB Online MBA alumni earn, on average, a 23% salary increase either during or upon completion of the program.1

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Student Spotlight
Desiree F., MBA '21
I wanted to be able to command a higher salary, which is what an MBA would help with. I chose the Online MBA program at CSUMB because of the Responsible Business component and how it aligned with the work I wanted to go into.

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Interested in a CSUMB Online MBA?

Application Deadline
July 12th
Fall 2024 Term
Next Start
August 19th
Fall 2024 Term
  1. Based on self-reported data collected from CSUMB Online MBA students in graduating cohorts between 2019-2022
  2. Retrieved on June 1, 2022, from gmac.com/-/media/files/gmac/research/employment-outlook/2021_crs-demand-of-gm-talent.pdf
  3. Retrieved on June 1, 2022, from ft.com/content/0137c5e7-a04f-4c10-90e6-5e0a3c808d63