24 months
56346 USD/year
51564 USD/year
35724 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master in Business Administration program from California Polytechnic State University produces business leaders who are equally adept at navigating the technical and the people aspects of business. In an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment, we foster thoughtful, independent and responsible leaders.


About the MBA programme

Business is a human enterprise, with success dependent on people being able to collaborate, grow, create, innovate and lead.

The The Master in Business Administration program from California Polytechnic State University offers students a technically sound business foundation along with experiential learning, helping maximize skill development and individual potential. Employers recognize our graduates for their forward-looking managerial skillset coupled with a ‘can do’ attitude. The professionalism and situational readiness emphasized in the program paves the way for a seamless transition from the world of Learn by Doing—Cal Poly’s signature teaching philosophy—to the world of doing business.

Wide-ranging courses in the essentials of economics, finance, accounting, marketing, strategy, organizational behavior and operations management form the program’s backbone. Electives in areas such as people analytics, negotiations, data management and entrepreneurship support the exploration of specific interests.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Managerial Finance
  • Aggregate Economic Analysis & Policy
  • Data Visualization and Communication in Business

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


63 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of purpose: Summarize your career objectives, experience and reason for interest in this degree program
  • Resume: A resume including education, employment, extracurricular/community activities, publications, if any, and memberships
  • Letter of recommendation: Three (3) confidential letters from a professor or manager/supervisor
  • Test scores
  • Undergraduate transcript(s)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    56346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56346 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    51564 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51564 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    35724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35724 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for San Luis Obispo

1100 - 1800 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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