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California School of Management & Leadership – Alliant University - Full-Time/Part-Time MBA

Alliant’s California School of Management & Leadership MBA Program Structure

The Alliant International University MBA is designed for working professionals. Classes are offered in the evening at the San Diego campus. With a full course load, a student would be on campus twice a week. Students can also complete their MBA studies entirely online.


Alliant’s California School of Management & Leadership MBA students who majored in business as an undergraduate take 12 courses. Non-business majors take two additional courses, Financial and Managerial Accounting, and International Economics and Trade. Business undergraduates at Alliant can take advantage of the Direct Pathway program to accelerate their path toward an MBA.

All MBA students take the same eight core classes as a cohort: International Marketing Management, Organizational Behavior and Global Leadership, Strategic Management, Statistical Analysis and Modeling for Business, Financial Management, Technology for Managerial Decision Making, Operations Management and Logistics, and Management In the New Age (Capstone).

Students then choose a concentration and take three additional courses in that area. There are six concentration options, including entrepreneurship, and hospitality management.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

For the 2019-20 academic year, tuition $725 per unit for the Alliant’s California School of Management & Leadership’s MBA. MBA students take from 36 to 42 units, making total tuition $26,100-30,450. Students can apply for a range of grants and scholarships, including the Alliant’s California School of Management & Leadership’s MBA Scholarship, which covers 33 percent of tuition for each semester, and the MBA Direct Path Scholarship, for undergraduate alumni of Alliant International University.


In order to apply to the Alliant’s California School of Management & Leadership MBA program, applicants must provide:

• Official transcripts
• A completed online application
• A current resume
• 1-2 page personal essay
• Proof of English proficiency (if necessary)
• Recommendations (Optional)

All applicants must also meet one of the following requirements:

• A bachelor’s GPA of 2.75 or higher
• A bachelor’s GPA between 2.6 and 2.75 with five or more years of work experience
• A minimum bachelor’s GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 credits of coursework
• A master’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.0

The Alliant’s California School of Management & Leadership MBA uses rolling admissions deadlines, but recommends applying early.

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