A 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 its students, and makes its graduates more desirable to employers.
Cal Poly Pomona students are assured a quality learning experience – the university is WASC accredited. In addition, it is accredited by the AACSB at the college level – which puts the CBA among the top five 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 current 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 breakfast 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 MBA program. The Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) offers both a one-year accelerated program with classes on Saturday and a general formatted program that can be completed in four semesters. While the newly approved STEM-designated Master of Science in Information Security (MSIS) typically takes four semesters to complete. In addition to the program’s learn by doing philosophy, easy access to dedicated well-published faculty and professors with extensive industry experience and connection ensures CBA students have the support network available to graduate with insight student assistants cannot provide. Cal Poly’s holistic admission criteria lead to a diverse pool of talented students that enhance the learning experience and create the foundation for life-long collaborations, too.
The CBA is also planning to launch the much-anticipated Master of Science in Business Analytics program (MSBA) in Fall 2021. MSBA will offer both one-year and two-year programs for full time and part-time students. Another Master of Science in Digital Supply Chain Management program (MSDSCM) is also under development.
Applications for Cal Poly Pomona CBA’s Graduate Business Administration programs are due July 1, 2020, and classes start on August 20, 2020. Visit mba.cpp.edu to become a part of the 2020 class.
Name of Institution
Cal Poly Pomona
Name of Business School or Program
College of Business Administration Graduate Programs
Business School Dean
Erik Rolland, Ph.D.
Year Institution was Founded
Year Business School or Program was Started
TOTAL MBA ENROLLMENT
MBA Platforms Offered
Master of Business Administration (MBA): Full and part-time
Master of Science in Information Security (MSIS): Full-time
Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA): Full and part-time
Full and part-time Saturday classes
Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA): Full and part-time
MBA Areas of Emphasis Offered
Accounting; Information Security;
Length of Programs
Master of Business Administration (MBA): 18 months or 2 years
Master of Science in Information Security (MSIS): 2 years
Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA): 2 years
Accelerated MSA: 1 year
Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA): 1 year or 2 years
Program Campus Options
Face-to-face with some hybrid/online
A Princeton Review Top School,
US News and World Report:
No. 4 Top West Coast Public Schools
Total Cost of MBA
Total cost: Approximately $26,000 in-state, $39,000 out-of-state
GMAT/GRE, waived on a case-by-case basis; TOEFLor IELTS for international applicants
Upcoming Information Sessions
Schedule available at mba.cpp.edu
July 1, 2020
Program Contact Information
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