California State University MBA


Duration: 12 Months (Part-Time)
Call: 6720 3333

California State University (CSU)

Established in 1857, The California State University (Cal State or CSU) is a public university system in California. Composed of 23 campuses and eight off-campus centers enrolling 460,200 students with 24,405 faculty and 23,012 staff. California State University, Sacramento is accredited is by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), making it the top 5% schools worldwide offering business degrees. Additionally, it has received the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation, gaining recognition by the U.S. Department of Education as certifying institutional eligibility for federal funding in several programs, including student access to federal financial aid.

With a strong international network of 3 million alumni, it is America’s largest four-year public University system. Renowned for the quality of its teaching, the California State University prepares students to become leaders in the changing workforce.

Rankings & Accolades


US. News and World Report
#82 among regional universities (West) – 2017
#28 Top Public Schools – 2017

Forbes Ranking
#82 in regional universities (West) – 2016
#137 among top public colleges – 2016

The California State University MBA integrates cross-functional knowledge of business from a global perspective, and is designed specially to accommodate the work commitments of today’s professionals. Providing a highly interactive learning platform, it aims not only to empower you with valuable management skills but to develop your critical leadership skills.

The California State University Masters of Business Administration is a renowned and proven program that can be completed in 12 months. The course curriculum consists of 12 modules, reflecting what is being taught on the US campus. Intakes are situated annually in June.

Key Highlights

  • 1 Year American MBA
  • AACSB accredited Business School
  • 100% coursework and Case Studies focus
  • Taught by respected faculty from California State
  • 3 million international alumni

Program Benefits

Tailored for Busy Executives & Professionals
8 blocks Executive weekend classes catered for working professionals plus parallel online e-learning support.

Be What You Want
No pre-requisite for students from non-related backgrounds seeking mid-career switches.



You will emerge from the California State University MBA with well-developed project management and leadership skills, which are highly sought after by employers in both the private and public sectors. You will be equipped to work as a manager in a multinational corporation, international SME or start your own consultancy business.

There would also be Career Services that would strive to help you optimize the ROI of your MBA on your career whether you are seeking career growth, a change of career direction, expand social network or start up a dream business. There would be an On-Demand Career Coaching services which connects you with highly experienced career coaches. They would be the one to help students map and plan their career direction and trajectory.


The California State University MBA offers a customizable curriculum to complement the working executives and professionals. The program consists of 12 modules – 8 core modules and 4 specialization modules.

12 Modules (8 core + 4 specialization)

8 Core modules:

  • Managerial Accounting (IMBA210A)
  • Global Corporate Finance (IMBA211)
  • Leadership & Change Management (IMBA212)
  • Marketing Management (IMBA213)
  • Statistical Decision Making (IMBA214)
  • Information Technology Management (IMBA215)
  • Human Resources Management (IMBA216)
  • Business Law & Legal Environment (IMBA217)

Choice of Specializations

Specializations are designed to allow students to develop depth and expertise in a functional or interdisciplinary business area. Each Specializations comprised of 4 modules.

International Management

The International specialization focuses on strategy, management, decision making and business, providing graduates with the skills and knowledge needed for a successful top level managerial career in global business This specialization helps graduates to better manage people in multicultural environments even if their company does not have international operations. Students study strategic management, focusing on alliances, partnerships and networks in a global environment.

Information Technology Management

Digital Transformation, Technology and Innovation touches every aspect of business, and graduates of this specialization are prepared to set the pace, bringing a values-centered perspective to the business world. The course of study provides a synergy between technology and management and is designed to meet the demands of the constantly evolving business-technology environment. Students will learn to be responsible leaders who will shape how information technology drives business success.

  • IMBA 252 Enterprise IT Planning
  • IMBA 253 Strategic IT Planning
  • IMBA 254 IT Project Management
  • IMBA 255 IT Leadership


The Finance specialization will introduce students to the principles and dynamics of international financial markets and institutions. This specialization addresses the operational aspects of global financial institutions with the emphasis on foreign exchange risk management problem.

  • IMBA 231 Global Financial Institutions and Markets
  • IMBA 232 International Trade
  • IMBA 233 International Investments
  • IMBA 234 Contemporary Issues in International Finance

 Admission Criteria


You will be assessed based on experience, aptitude, potential and managerial skills. Enrolment is limited and participants are chosen based on your ability to contribute unique experiences to the cohort-learning environment.

Admission selection factors include:

  • At least 22 years old  and
  • A recognized undergraduate degree with minimum 3 years of work experience  and
  • TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS score of 6.5 (for students from non-English programme)


“Being an international student, I have gained rich experience about the plethora of business models in US and the world. Th¬e biggest attraction to join CSU, Sacramento was its reputed business school among other well-known state universities in the region. The MBA program is designed to touch on every aspect of domestic and international business by seeking assistance from case studies from Havard Business School, MIT etc.”
Ms Anamika Singh
Technical Adviser
Apple Inc.
“Throughout the entire Sac State MBA Program, we studied and worked together on projects and we really got to see each other in action. These experiences proved to each other and ourselves that we had what it takes to succeed, and made the bonds even stronger. The network has opened doors to opportunities that never existed previously and will continue to do so in future.”
Mr. Max Buser
System Engineer
Intel Corporation
“Through my MBA experience at Sacramento State, I have built an extensive network of friends and colleagues that work in different industries and locations. In addition, I have been exposed to a wealth of professors, administrators and alumni with whom I can share experiences and opportunities during my career.”
Ms. Rekha Srivatson
Enterprise SEO Business Strategist
Hewlett Packard

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