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MBA & Master’s Guide: California State University, Northridge – David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

The part-time evening MBA program at CSUN’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics offers working professionals the opportunity to invest in their future and secure their careers. The Nazarian MBA program is not simply education offered “to” students, but an educational experience “with” students. Professionals are admitted to the program because their work experience offers insight into what faculty members teach. The program’s mission is to produce innovative leaders who:
• Apply knowledge and create strategies to manage dynamic environments.
• Contribute sustainable value to their organization, industry, and community.
• Integrate theory and experiential learning to benefit career networks and trajectories.

Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 7:00-10:00 p.m., and occasional Saturdays. Students typically take two courses per semester and typically complete MBA coursework in about 2 years. Students without an undergraduate degree in business or a GCBA must complete 15 units of foundation-level classes. Completion times range from two years to five years, as students reduce or accelerate their academic load commensurate with career and family demands. Elective offerings focus on providing relevant topics that help differentiate a student in their workplace and add career value.

In the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration program, students who do not have an undergraduate in business, master essential business skills in a one-year, part-time evening, and Saturday cohort program.  The GMAT is not required for admission to the GCBA program. Some GCBA students choose to enter the Nazarian MBA program, while others meet their business-skills and knowledge goals with the certificate program alone. The GCBA may be particularly attractive for individuals who have been away from academia for awhile and want to acquire foundation skills in business.

 The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking 2021 reports CSUN as the university with the second-most diverse learning environment in the nation. Located on a beautiful 365-acre campus, CSUN is the fourth-largest university in California. It’s 340,000 alumni include prominent business leaders, such as the famed businessman and entrepreneur for whom the business college was named after, David Nazarian. CSUN is where students rise and take their knowledge to new heights.

Learn more at csun.edu/mba.

Name of Institution
California State University, Northridge

Name of Business School or Program
David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

Business School Dean
Chandra Subramaniam

Year Institution was Founded

Year Business School or Program was Started

Total MBA enrollment (all platforms offered)

MBA Platforms Offered
(currently virtual due to COVID-19)

MBA Areas of Emphasis Offered
Contemporary curriculum with relevant and topical electives

Length of Programs
24-30 months (2 to 2.5 years)

Program Campus Options
Part-time Evening  

Program Accreditations

•  2021 – Best Business School
Best On-Campus MBA–
Princeton Review
•  2020 – Best Colleges for Business Majors – Money Magazine

Total Cost of MBA
•  In-state tuition: $25,000-$36,000
•  Out of state: $42,000-$60,000

Required Testing
GMAT/GRE (waiver applications available)

Upcoming Information Sessions
•  July 8, 2021
•  August 5, 2021

Application Deadlines
•  Spring 2022: 10/1/21
•  Fall 2022: 5/1/22

Program Contact Information
(818) 677-2467

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