The University of La Verne has streamlined the Master of Business for Experienced Professionals (MBAX) program with competitive degree enhancements that address our nation’s evolving business demands. Since fall of 2020, students have transitioned into this program readied with the necessary tools to bolster their careers, all while satisfying the needs for flexibility, affordability, and cutting-edge results.

This redesigned program was based upon feedback and consultations with current business leaders and alumni in the field to adjust to what working professionals really need to become future industry leaders.

Abe Helou, dean of the College of Business and Public Management, feels the program is already providing more options for students.

“With this program, the student is in charge,” Helou said. “The MBAX degree maintains strong academic rigor with an even better opportunity for students to customize to their academic needs. It is also our goal to ensure that they are supported every step of the way.”

Now, students may tap into select subjects of choice and explore their preferred curriculum through independent learning modules, endless concentration combinations, and more. Fewer prerequisite courses are required and electives have been increased to provide more learning options for students in specialized business fields.

Students also have the freedom to take classes in ways that best fit their schedules, including options to learn online, through hybrid models, and with in-person instruction at campuses across Southern California. Core coursework will still cover the three main business branches: finance, marketing, and operations.

The program is tailored to those with at least three years of professional experience who want to take the next step toward leadership positions.

Graduates of the MBAX program work in executive-level positions across multiple fields, both in Southern California and beyond.

A Strada-Gallup Education Consumer Survey published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs ranked the University of La Verne as No. 1 for alumni satisfaction in California and No. 11 nationally, just below Harvard and ahead of Stanford, UC Berkeley and USC.

U.S. News & World Report recognized the quality of University of La Verne online programs in four categories of its 2021 rankings. Among California colleges and universities offering an online MBA program, the University of La Verne ranked sixth.

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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, On-Campus, 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, Bakersfield, Burbank, College of the Canyons, Irvine, Ontario,
Online, Naval Base Ventura County, Vandenberg Air Force Base

Program Accreditations 

#6 in California for Online MBA
- U.S. News & World Report
#1 in California for Alumni Satisfaction - Journal of Consumer Affairs

Total Cost of MBA 
$910 per unit for 2020-21 academic year

Required Testing 
GMAT and GRE are recommended
but not required
Upcoming Information Sessions
Visit to learn more about the program and attend a virtual information session.

Application Deadlines
Rolling application deadlines with Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer start terms.

Program Contact Information
Call (909) 448-4444 or email to contact an admissions representative.

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