College of Business and Public Management

They work for municipalities and major corporations such as Aerojet, American Express, Los Angeles County, and MTV. University of La Verne alumni with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree have found success in industries worldwide. That’s just one of the reasons college rankings place the university’s MBA program high on their lists.

College Choice ranked the University in its “10 Best Online MBA Programs for California in 2017.” The university placed in the top 10 west coast colleges and universities in Online MBA Report’s “Online MBA Rankings” for 2015-2016. Washington Monthly, in its inaugural list of “America’s Best Colleges for Adult Learners,” ranked La Verne third among private 4-year colleges in the state in 2016.

“We strive to be the college of choice in the region,” said Abe Helou, dean of the College of Business and Public Management. “The academic quality of our programs, the convenience of our schedules, and, more importantly, the commitment of our faculty and staff make our programs the most popular in Southern California.”

About 41 percent of graduate students at the University of La Verne pursued an MBA at one of the university’s 10 California campuses or online last academic year, making it one of the university’s most popular programs.

The program equips students to advance their careers by becoming better problem solvers, gaining decision-making skills, and learning teamwork, ethics, and corporate responsibility.

The program offers concentrations in accounting, finance, information technology, international business, management and leadership, marketing, supply chain management, and health services management. Alumni have gone on to leadership positions at organizations such as the U.S. Department of Commerce, Verizon, and Xerox.

Name of Institution

University of La Verne

Name of Business School or Program

College of Business

and Public Management

Business School Dean

Abe Helou, Ph.D.

Dean and Professor of Finance

Year Institution was Founded


Year Business School or Program was Started


Total MBA enrollment (all platforms offered)


MBA Platforms Offered

Full-Time, Part-Time, Evenings

and Weekends, Online and Off-Campus

MBA Areas of Emphasis Offered



Information Technology

International Business

Management and Leadership


Supply Chain Management

Health Services Management

Length of Programs

18 – 36 months

Program Campus Options

La Verne, Victorville, Ontario, Bakersfield, Irvine, Burbank, College of the Canyons, Oxnard, Vandenberg AFB, Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), and Online.

Program Accreditations



4th Ranked MBA Program in Los Angeles Region by Los Angeles Business Journal.

College Choice ranked the University

in its “10 Best Online MBA Programs for

CA in 2017.”

Total Cost of MBA

Full-Time: $34,200

Part-Time and Online: $31,450

Required Testing

GMAT and GRE are recommended

Upcoming Information Sessions

Information sessions offered monthly at all campuses—contact for details

Application Deadlines

Application acceptance commensurate with 4 accelerated 10 week terms

(Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)

Program Contact Information


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