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Lucas Graduate School of Business – San Jose State University - Part-Time MBA

San Jose State University Part-Time MBA Program Structure

The accredited, San Jose State University part-time MBA at Lucas Graduate School of Business is specifically designed to support working professionals by providing the opportunity to earn a graduate business degree on a part-time basis while accelerating their careers. The San Jose State University part-time MBA program features the same curriculum and faculty and confers the same degree received by graduates of the full-time MBA Program.

Students in the part-time MBA track are expected to complete their degree in 24-36 months with one course per session.

Classes for this track are also held on the main SJSU campus.


The San Jose State University part-time MBA curriculum consists of 42 semester credit units containing 11 core courses and four electives. The core courses are often prerequisites to electives, and include Research and Communications, Managing in the Global Economy, Developing and Managing People, Financial and Managerial Accounting, Marketing Management, Law and Ethics, Managerial Decision Analysis, Financial Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Strategic Thinking.

Students must take a minimum of four classes (12 units) of elective coursework. Elective courses are offered in the following disciplines: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Organizational Development, Global Business Development, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development, Information Systems and Operations Management.

Students are encouraged to participate in an international semester, studying with partnering schools during the summer term.


In conjunction with San Jose State University’s Career Center, the Lucas Graduate School of Business has its own Career Consultant who works directly with MBA students to provide career advice and help with the job search. Office hours, workshops and other activities are provided to students by the Lucas Career Consultant.

The Career Center has a wide range of services from resume writing and interview counseling to career fairs and expos that bring employers to campus. The services are offered continuously throughout the academic year.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The estimated cost of tuition for the San Jose State University part-time MBA program is $35,700.

Part-time MBA students may be considered for Federal Direct Stafford Loans. If additional funds are needed, students may apply for the Graduate Plus Loan based on credit rating.


Applicants to the MBA programs must have completed a Baccalaureate degree or recognized qualifications equivalent to a degree. Students must have maintained a GPA of at least 3.0 to apply and a minimum of 5 years of work experience is highly recommended. 

To apply to the San Jose State University part-time MBA program, applicants must submit a completed application form and current résumé. Students must also have earned a B or higher in their macroeconomics, microeconomics or business statistics class—and the class must have been completed within the last seven years.

Letters of recommendation are optional, but may be requested for some applicants. The school also requires applicants to submit a personal statement. Official GMAT score or GRE scores must also be sent in by applicants, along with a $55 application fee. Non-native English speaking students must provide either TOEFL or IELTS test-scores to prove English fluency.


Fall: Open October 1 – May 1

Spring: Open August 1 – November 1


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