Benefits of Online Learning at CSUMB

Our program’s online learning platform is designed to deliver the assets you’ll need to meet and exceed employer expectations: the right credentials and applicable experience. Created with the needs of working professionals in mind, our program utilizes one of the greatest benefits of online learning- the flexibility to complete dynamic experiential coursework at anytime, from anywhere, all without sacrificing your current career progress. With a strong and strategic focus on Responsible Business, CSUMB intends to educate business-ready graduates who go on to join top companies or start their own, instilled with these values:

  • Honesty in dealings with partners and clients
  • Empathetic treatment of employees
  • Promoting a culture of diversity and respect throughout a workplace
  • Giving back to communities through charitable efforts
  • Making business decisions that take into account the environment and future generations

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"Studying online presented the opportunity to continue pursuing my work endeavors, while simultaneously improving upon my academic credentials and knowledge."

Sean Kranyak, MBA 2016

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Gain Real-World Experience With Online Convenience

The College of Business at CSUMB integrates experiential learning into nearly every facet of online learning platform of the Responsible Business online MBA program by encouraging students to put business principles into action by practicing with simulations and tackling realistic, modern scenarios. Some projects include:

  • Business Simulations: Participate in online business simulations in several courses that put you in the shoes of a manager in order to build a variety of practical skills
  • Doing Business in World Regions: In a three-week virtual consultancy with a community-led company dedicated to resolving economic disparities and empowering communities to reduce inequalities, students team up to help resolve current, real-world challenges related to microfinance, microenterprises, and business plans
  • Applied Strategy Capstone: Synthesize your learning at the end of the program in a business capstone, an in-depth multi-week, team-based experience that will enable you to integrate and apply the knowledge you acquired in all previous courses

A Student’s Perspective:

Luke Gray

Hear from CSUMB’s Luke Gray about the unique benefits of the Responsible Business online program.

“Why is CSUMB so different in the area of responsible business?

CSUMB provides a defined framework for practical applications of responsible business. It equips students with a comprehensive lens to evaluate various issues and synthesize new solutions for businesses.

This is especially important in today’s connected society where businesses are becoming more integral in societal progression and expectations are shifting to have businesses become more accountable. CSUMB is leading the way in this regard."

Immerse Yourself in the Online Classroom: Learn Online, Not Alone.

Online doesn’t mean you’re on your own! From enrollment to graduation, students will be fully immersed in our innovative and engaging online learning platform.

At CSUMB, we create opportunities for personal engagement with faculty and classmates to foster a supportive learning environment during weekly meet up sessions to ensure you're on track and poised to succeed. Throughout the program, you’ll have the chance to grow your professional network in a collaborative learning environment with a tightly knit cohort of diverse peers. With classmates from multiple occupational backgrounds helping to expand your knowledge and challenge your understanding of how business functions across different industries, you’ll build the confidence to make strong business decisions as you form your own career path.

Learn more about the upcoming opportunities for students to network with faculty and fellow MBA students, including virtual Happy Hours.

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Free Online Tutoring

We strive to shape competitive and responsible business leaders of the future by encouraging students to put business principles into action by practicing with simulations and tackling realistic, modern scenarios.

A crucial part of shaping future leaders is supporting them in their journey. This includes the availability of free online tutoring in English as well as Bilingual Support/English as a Second Language (ESOL) for all Responsible Business online MBA students via NetTutor. As part of this service, online math tutoring is available, and writing assignments can be submitted, 24 hours a day, every day of the week. All writing submissions to NetTutor will maintain a 48-hour turnaround time.

We also offer online tutoring for business specific courses in English and ESOL/Bilingual support. We strongly recommend that students utilize the free tutoring available for the Responsible Business Communication course as well as the quantitative courses in the program.

For more details about our online tutoring options, connect with an Admissions Advisor.

Free Pre-MBA Assessment and Tutorials

Nervous about starting MBA level work? We now offer a self-paced, online program with our publisher, Pearson, that will help ensure all students have MBA-ready math and writing skills. The program is called Lumen Learning Modules and it has six separate areas:

  • Math
  • Reading and Writing Skills
  • Reading Level
  • Writing Practice
  • Grammar Skills for Non-Native English Speakers
  • Study Skills

Each area has an assessment to determine whether or not the required skill level is being met. Then, the program will automatically create tutorials for those areas that need improvement. With Lumen Learning Modules, all students can assess and build their math, writing, and English skills on their own schedule and at no cost prior to beginning the program, enabling them to hit the ground running confidently.

For more details about our Lumen Learning Modules assessment and tutorials, connect with an Admissions Advisor.

Interested in Our CSUMB Online MBA?

Application Deadline
April 15th
Summer 2022 Term
Next Start
May 30th
Summer 2022 Term

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