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




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

Accelerated MSA:

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;

Business Analytics

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

Program Accreditations



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

and international

Required Testing

GMAT/GRE, waived on a case-by-case basis; TOEFLor IELTS for international applicants

Upcoming Information Sessions

Schedule available at mba.cpp.edu

Application Deadlines

July 1, 2020

Program Contact Information


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