Program Overview

The Master’s in Business Administration Degree Program offered by the California School of Management and Leadership (CSML), is designed to give students the tools they need to master the business world. Based in international marketing, organizational behavior, strategy, innovative technology, quantitative analysis, and more—and along with our industry affiliations and network connections and opportunities—the San Diego MBA Program is designed to empower you to apply your knowledge in the real world, every day.

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Program Highlights

Executive-in-Residence Program

You will be matched with an executive who will mentor you and offer invaluable professional development along with networking opportunities during our six-month executive-in-residence mentorship program.

Program Concentrations

Choose from several specializations in the program, such as: Marketing and Digital Trends, Corporate Finance, Information Systems and Technology, Hospitality Management, and more.

Build-Your-Own MBA Degree

CSML also offers MBA students the option to build their own concentration so that they can get the exact education they want for the exact career they want.



Alliant International University’s California School of Management and Leadership (CSML) is pleased to announce it has received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for its PhD in Leadership, Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), MBA, MS in Data Analytics, and BS in Business Administration (BSBA) degree programs.

ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes offered within CSML’s programs meet the rigorous educational standards established by said accrediting body, which is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education across the country. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence through its recognition of business education programs throughout the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Master’s in Business Administration degree program affords its graduates two very popular career options in financial analysis and accounting. Both of these career choices show promising growth rates into 2026, with respective 11% and 10% growth, as demand for both of these positions continues to grow with overall economic activity, that is continually bolstered by the sustained strength of the Western economies, and the emergence of the major Eastern economies in the last few decades. Simply put, as long as there are strong economies, there is need for both of these positions—as well as many others than an MBA can afford someone.

Graduates of the Master’s in Business Administration degree program will almost certainly end up working in the financial sector. However, the wide-ranging curriculum of the MBA allows this program’s graduates to have a substantial amount of freedom as to what exactly that means. As mentioned above, MBA graduates can go into financial analysis and accounting, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. Other job options include: Entrepreneurship, advertising, product management, human resources management, marketing research, executive positions such as CEO, CIO, and CFO, analytics and big data, investment banking, and much more.

Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education. Alliant International University is pleased to be able to offer a significant number of institutional scholarships to many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities at:

Additional Financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more about financial aid options here.

There are several exciting concentration options within the MBA degree program, including: Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Hospitality Management in partnership with the Vatel Institute of Hospitality and Management at Alliant International University, Information and Technology Management, Marketing and Digital Trends, and Management and Leadership. Each of these concentrations consists of four 3-credit courses and will be completed as part of the regular degree-completion process.

The Master’s in Business Administration degree program is offered as an 8-week term program and is open for enrollment during those enrollment periods. You can find a copy of our 2018-2019 8-week term academic calendar here.

The Master’s in Business Administration degree is a 36-credit program and takes a minimum of 2 years to complete, across 8 terms.

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At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world. Our Vision is an inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.

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