The College of Business Administration offers a Specialized MBA program for those interested in pursuing an advanced business education. Each MBA option was determined by significant employer demand for graduautes with specialized knowledge of the following areas. Available specializations include: 


Students will be placed into suite-style apartments in either the University Village Apartments or the Quad. These residence halls offer a variety of study spaces, workout facilities, outdoor pools and free laundry. The suites vary in size and style, but most students will be placed in an 8-person suite that includes 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a living area, and a kitchen. The exact room type for placement will be dependent on space availability. Please note that single rooms will not be available through the ISEP housing package. 


Students will be automatically enrolled in the 19 Meals Per Week option in CSUSM's brand new dining facility (opening August 26, 2022). In addition, students will receive flex money that can be used throughout the semester at various campus eateries. Students will be responsible for their own meals during orientation week.

*Calendar Year students are not eligible for ISEP housing or meal benefits over the summer break. 

Program Website

Course Description

MBA Course Descriptions

Students will engage in five 2-unit courses per semester. Each course is about 5 weeks, which allows students to focus on 1-2 courses at a time. 

Website for Course Availability

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Fields of Study

  • Business

Academic Requirements

  • TOEFL iBT Score: 80
  • IELTS Score: 6
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • LPR Writing Score: C1 - Advanced Plus-Superior
  • LPR Reading Score: C1 - Advanced Plus-Superior
  • LPR Listening Score: C1 - Advanced Plus-Superior
  • LPR Speaking Score: C1 - Advanced Plus-Superior
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Please include proof of undergraduate degree in business, a resume, and personal statement as to why this program would be a great additional to your personal and professional development. 

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

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