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David Nazarian College of Business and Economics – California State University, Northridge - Part-Time MBA

Program Structure

The David Nazarian College of Business part-time MBA program offers classes Monday through Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. and occasional Saturdays. The MBA program is flexible as students typically take two courses per semester, but may reduce or accelerate their academic load commensurate with career and family demands. The program does not offer hybrid or online courses; all courses require in-person class meetings.


Core MBA Curriculum 24 units
Elective Courses    6 units
Culminating Experience: MBA Consulting Project    3 units
MBA Program Total 33 units

*For non-business undergraduates, an additional 15 units of coursework may be required in Foundation Courses. These courses may be waived if the student has completed equivalent coursework with grades of “C“ or better at a regionally accredited university.

Class Profile

CSUN students enrolled in fall of 2020 came from a variety of backgrounds. More than sixty-six percent of part-time students identified as female and more than 50% were hispanic. The average age of graduate students was 31.4.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Graduate students at the David Nazarian College of Business pay $2,082 (not including additional fees) per semester if completing 6 or less credits. More than 6 credits per semester raises that number to $3,588.

Additionally, non-resident or international students are assessed an additional $396 per unit in addition to the aforementioned tuition and a $270.00 per unit graduate business professional fee.

Scholarship opportunities are offered through the university’s Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. Students may also apply for scholarships made available to them by the Nazarian College of Business and Economics.


Applying to the MBA program is a two-step process. Applicants must first submit a University application on Cal State Apply before they proceed to the MBA Program application.

Step 1: Application to the university

1. Online application and the $55 (U.S.) application fee
2. Official transcript(s)
3. International students from non-English speaking countries only must submit official TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson English Test scores

Step 2: Application to the program

1. A professional résumé
2. Official GMAT/GRE score report (taken within the past 5 years)
3. Statement of Purpose
4. One to three Letters of Reference

GMAT/GRE waivers available. Please contact or (818) 677-2467 for more information.

Admissions Deadlines are as Follows:

Semester University and Program Application Opens Department Application Deadline GMAT/GRE Results Submission
Spring 2022 August 1, 2021 October 1, 2021  October 1, 2021
Fall 2022 October 1, 2021 May 1, 2022 May 1, 2022


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