Overview

Applicants
149
Acceptance Rate
46%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.31
Years Work Experience
4.58
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
480 - 560
GPA
3.02 - 3.59

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
February 1

Regular Application Deadline
May 31

Rolling Admission Deadline
July 15

Round 1
February 1

Round 2
April 1

Round 3
May 31

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
21

76
Full-time
29
Female
24
Part-time
9
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

The Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration at California State University, San Bernardino, offers a low cost, high quality education aimed at those with a love of learning, innovation, and purpose. The school has three MBA options for professionals at all stages of their career: Traditional, Professional, and Executive. One third of credits in the Traditional program are focused on an area or concentration of the student’s choosing, with options ranging from Cyber Security to Accounting to Global Supply Chain Management. Additionally, classes are offered in the evening and on weekends, including hybrid online components, to aid in flexibility.

As for what’s actually covered in classes, “a significant portion of the material and content covered [is] very relevant” and “directly impacts and challenges the way we critically think and make decisions in a professional/managerial setting.” As such, the MBA program “strives to ensure that students go outside of the classroom,” and “each student is encouraged to engage and participate through different program-run projects.” But while students are expected to put in the effort on their own, they are given guidance along the way. Plus, class sizes “are usually pretty small and even in the larger classes the professors usually know everybody's name by the end of the class.” On top of that, there “are a ton of opportunities” as the faculty “have various side projects/experience that they uniquely bring to the classroom for students to get a feel [for] or even participate in.”

Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Supply Chain Management

Center for Research

Accounting
Entrepeneurship
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Supply Chain Management

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Entrepreneurship

Applied Research

Transportation

Cyber Security


Global Management Center

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$44,000
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
11%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
87%
Unknown
7%
Graduate Facilitated
5%
School Facilitiated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
90%
Unknown Facilitiated
6%
School Facilitiated
4%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

40%
Other
20%
Consulting
20%
Finance/Accounting
20%
Human Resources

Graduates Employed by Region

100%
West

Students Say

As a leading institution in the area, the school “has a responsibility to provide a pipeline of professionals to the workforce [in order] to develop this region.” It accomplishes this mission through its “ability to connect with business leaders in the industry.” To that end, more than 65 percent of the school’s alumni remain in southern California, many of whom assist current students in finding internships, mentoring opportunities, and career advising sessions. Furthermore, the MBA office is “very helpful and … able to address most [academic] concerns,” and they “really make an effort to help you with any issue.” This support within the program “fosters [a] culture of building national and international brand recognition for the quality of education,” and “the time, resources, and energy the faculty and staff give to help get students to graduation is great.”

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Other 40% $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000
Consulting 20% $31,000 $31,000 $31,000 $31,000
Finance / Accounting 20% $60,000 $60,000 $60,000 $60,000
Human Resources 20% $55,000 $55,000 $55,000 $55,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Government 40% $60,000 $60,000 $60,000 $60,000
Other 40% $30,500 $30,500 $30,500 $30,500
Manufacturing 20% $55,000 $55,000 $55,000 $55,000

Prominent Alumni

Robert T. Bouttier
President/CEO Auto Club of Southern CA

Paul Cook
Congressman - 8th District

Nmon Ford--Livene
2006 & 2010 Grammy winner

John C. Williams
Olympic Gold Medalist

Richard Carey Davis
Mayor of San Bernardino CA

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 2

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$16,978

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$5,399

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
56%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
43%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
65%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
54%

New Students Receiving Loans
41%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$8,338
Tuition (Out-State)
$8,338
Fees (In-State)
$6,480
Fees (Out-State)
$15,984

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$444
Tuition (Out-State)
$444
Fees (In-State)
$180
Fees (Out-State)
$444

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$13,542
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$25,000
Academic Expenses
$3,300

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
178
Part Time
19%

In State
97.0%
Out of State
3.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
11

Demographics

35.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
28.00%
International

36% female
64% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The students at CSUSB are “diverse by every category: age, ethnicity, work experience, career goals,” but they are all “helpful, friendly, and determined.” The “experienced and knowledgeable students” here “bring so much to the table.” As one puts it, “I have gained so much by speaking with my peers and understanding their career paths.” As for the school itself: “The campus is gorgeous” and has everything students need, including “food, school supplies, and a large library.” Still, this is “very much [a] commuter campus,” and “it is very easy to attend classes and leave right after.” Regardless of how much time you spend on campus, CSUSB “really tries its best to create a unique experience for its students,” and “when you walk through, … you can feel that there is a relaxed atmosphere where faculty and students are approachable.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Craig Seal
Assistant Dean and MBA Program Director

Address
5500 University Parkway
JB 283
San Bernardino, CA 92407
United States

Phone
909.537.5703

Fax
909.537.7582

Email
mba@csusb.edu


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