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MBA & Master’s Guide 2022: Woodbury University

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Woodbury University has earned a reputation as a leading creative university thanks to nationally ranked programs in its School of Architecture and School of Media, Culture & Design. What makes the university unique among its peers is the array of unparalleled academic offerings in its School of Business and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Woodbury’s location in Southern California—the global epicenter of creativity and influence—and its connections to the most iconic and innovative companies in the country give the school a unique edge. The internship program (required) means students gain practical work experience before graduation. What’s your dream job? Working on feature films? Designing games? Animating a series? Many students not only intern with leaders in these industries but accept full-time positions with them upon graduation. Or maybe you have a mission—a cause about which you feel passionate: Designing sustainable housing for underserved communities. Using communications to influence public opinion and drive social change. Using your computing superpowers to solve complex issues. Being the business mind at the table that makes progress happen. Thanks to the exceptional education offered at Woodbury, many students go on to enjoy extraordinary and fulfilling careers. Many even start their own businesses.

Woodbury’s faculty are among the most professionally accomplished in higher education, and the university’s 8:1 faculty-to-student ratio guarantees unhindered access to their expertise and insights. Degrees are offered in Architecture, Animation, Filmmaking, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Game Art & Design, Interior Design, Media Studies, Professional Writing, Accounting, Marketing, Management, Business Administration, Construction Management, Psychology, Environmental Sciences, Public Safety Administration, Sustainable Practices, Fashion Marketing, Political Science, History, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science Data Analytics, and Applied Computer Science in Media Arts.

Several majors have earned a STEM designation.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences also offers an Interdisciplinary Studies major where faculty collaborate with students to create unique course plans based on the student’s passions and life goals.

Woodbury’s Average Annual Cost is roughly half that of most creative universities in the country, while its Median Earnings are among the highest (source: U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard). The university has been named a College of Distinction for 7 years running and has earned NASAD (MCD, architecture), AACSB (business), WSCUC, ACBSP (business), CIDA (architecture), and NAAB (architecture) accreditations.

Woodbury is a nationally ranked creative university uniquely bolstered by world-class academic offerings in business and the liberal arts and sciences. Students learn from the best minds in the world in an intimate setting, intern at the most innovative companies in the world, and go on to build careers that others only dream of. The cost to attend Woodbury is less than most other creative universities and the median income of graduates is higher. There simply is no other university that can offer what Woodbury can.

Learn more at woodbury.edu/mba.

2014 Spring student graphic design show, "Graphicacy." Photos by Susanica Tam

Name of Institution

Woodbury University


Name of Business School or Program

Woodbury University School of Business


Business School Dean

Dr. Joan Marques


Year Institution was Founded



Year Business School or Program was Started



TOTAL MBA ENROLLMENT (all platforms offered)



MBA Platforms Offered

Full time and Evening


MBA Areas of Emphasis Offered

• Accounting-Finance
• Global Strategy-Leadership
• Entertainment
• Entrepreneurship
• Sustainability


Length of Programs

12-24 months
Program Campus Options


Program Accreditations




The School of Business holds AACSB accreditation, which is granted to less than 5% of all programs worldwide


Total Cost of MBA



Application Deadlines

Fall semester: July 1
Spring semester: November 1


Program Contact Information

(818) 351-2129

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