As Southern California’s only polytechnic university, the College of Business Administration (CBA) at Cal Poly Pomona takes pride in building tomorrow’s leaders through a learn by doing approach to education. Applying theories in engaging classroom exercises and in a real-life setting for actual companies allows the CBA to enhance the learning experience for our students, and makes our graduates more desirable to employers.
Cal Poly Pomona students are assured a quality learning experience – our university is WASC accredited. In addition, we are accredited by the AACSB at the college level – which puts the CBA among the top 5 percent of the world’s business schools. A core CBA belief is providing a premium education while keeping tuition fees low enough to remain accessible to motivated individuals with limited financial resources. The benefit of affordable tuition rates and evening classes makes choosing CBA a compelling value proposition for working professionals. Whether it’s a mid-level executive wanting to step up on the corporate ladder or a seasoned professional looking to change scenery with a switch to a different career path, flexible class options allow our students to pursue advanced business degrees while maintaining their cur- rent employment. A centralized location puts the CBA in the middle of all Southern California has to offer. The heart of Los Angeles is 30 miles away and minutes from the borders of three other major counties — Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino.
Built on 813 acres of land deeded by break- fast cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg, the CBA has embraced the enthusiasm for entrepreneurship and forward-thinking approach to business employed by Kellogg while building his empire. His influence is still felt today as descendants of Kellogg’s prize-winning Arabian horses gallop through the same fields offering an inviting sense of nature on the doorstep of a global hub. The best of yesterday is paired with today’s latest in a new CBA complex equipped with state-of-the- art classrooms and computer labs. Housed across the tranquil courtyard is an administration building for easy access to faculty and staff.
The CBA offers a full-time cohort-based MBA which is typically completed in 4 semesters, and is designed with the flexibility to be completed in one year at an accelerated pace. The Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) offers both a one-year accelerated program and a general formatted program that can be completed in four semesters. While the acclaimed Master of Science in Business Administration (MSBA) with a focus on information assurance typically takes 4 semesters to complete. In addition to our learn by doing philosophy, the CBA differentiates its graduate business programs from other institutions by keeping classes small to promote a high level of student-professor and peer-to-peer interaction. Easy access to dedicated well-published faculty and professors with extensive industry experience and connections ensure CBA students have the support network available to graduate with insight student assistants cannot provide. Our holistic admission criteria lead to cohorts of talented students that enhance the learning experience and create the foundation for life-long collaborations, too.
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