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Business Administration, Executives, M.B.A.

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(Major Code: 05011) (SIMS Code: 221705)

Offered only through SDSU Global Campus

No new students are being admitted to this program until further notice.

Admission to the Degree Curriculum

In addition to meeting the criteria for admission to the university, as well as those listed under “Admission to the Graduate Program in the Fowler College of Business,” applicants must also demonstrate that they have had significant experience in management-level positions in business, government, or not-for-profit organizations.

Specific Requirements for the M.B.A. Degree for Executives

The Master of Business Administration for Executives is operated by Executive and Specialized Programs in the Fowler College of Business and is an alternative path for the Master of Business Administration degree. The program is designed especially to meet the needs of mid-career executives. Students in the program have an average of 15 years of full-time professional work experience and eight years of managerial or equivalent experience, and bring a wealth of practical knowledge to the classroom discussion.

Students accepted for the M.B.A. for Executives concentration are fully matriculated in the university and meet all university requirements as established by the Graduate Council.

All courses are scheduled in a modular fashion on alternate Fridays and Saturdays over a 24-month period for the convenience of working executives.

The fee structure is unique to the program and unrelated to the San Diego State University fee schedule. Students should contact the program office for a program calendar, Class Schedule, and fee summary.

In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing, and the basic requirements for the master’s degree as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees , students must complete an approved program of study containing 48 units of 600- and 700-numbered courses. These courses will be offered in a predetermined pattern. No transfer courses and no substitute courses are accepted.

The official programs of all students in any one cycle are identical. Advancement to candidacy requires completion of at least 24 units of coursework listed on the official program of study with a 3.0 (B) minimum grade point average.

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