California School of Management and Leadership

Make Your Mark in Today’s Technology-Driven Businesses


CSML Overview - Business School in San Diego


What is your highest calling? To lead the next generation into a new global arena of business? Offer unique, data-driven insights to prop up struggling companies? Be an enterprising manager harnessing trending technology in your field?

In the increasingly high-tech era of business where decisions are augmented with data analytics and emerging technological tools, a single enterprising individual can truly make an impact on the success of the organization they serve—  and in their own life. Here at Alliant International University’s California School of Management and Leadership (CSML), a San Diego Business School, we are proud to heed the call of tomorrow’s business pioneers with our master’s in management and leadership program.

Whether you are a seasoned professional looking to open every window and door of opportunity, just entering the corporate community, or seeking to enhance your career with a complimentary degree, there is a place for you at the California School of Management and Leadership (CSML). Our management school is meant to shape the future business leaders of America and to help these individuals reach their greatest potential. If this sounds interesting, enroll in our management program today.


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Management School Programs & Degrees

We are a business management school in California that trains you to have a competitive edge in the tech and quantitative fields. With our management and leadership degrees, you can learn to lead and mentor the next generation of professionals into the ever-expanding arena of business. A degree from CSML can help you make your mark locally, nationally, and globally. Become an innovative leader at technology-driven businesses with a business degree from our California School of Management and Leadership campus.

If your higher calling looks like taking on the business arena and leaving it more effective, advanced, inclusive, and integrated, answer the call at Alliant.


$25,000 Impact Grant

Online DBA Program

Management students who join the online Doctor of Business Administration program for the upcoming cohort could be eligible for the $25,000 DBA Impact Grant, reducing tuition costs for the program by nearly 50%. Let us help you with your advanced education at our business management school.

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Faculty & Other Links

Get the information you need in order to start your Alliant experience and browse our diverse list of faculty members. 


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International Programs

CSML Learning Outcomes and Program Assessment


CSML Information

Specialize in Trending Tech

Our approach to education prepares our graduates to solve complex, real-world issues using data, analytics, and emerging technology tools to face the challenges of a changing landscape. Our goal is to leave students with the tools to take their passion to the next level.

BSBA Concentrations

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Digital Marketing
  • Hospitality Management - Offered in partnership with the Vatel Institute of Hospitality Management at Alliant International University.
  • Information Systems and Technology Management
  • Internet of Things (IoT)

MBA Concentrations

  • Corporate Finance
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (on-ground only)
  • Hospitality Management - Offered in partnership with the Vatel Institute of Hospitality Management at Alliant International University.
  • Information and Technology Management (on-ground only)
  • Marketing and Digital Trends
  • Management and Leadership

DBA Specialization

  • Information and Data Science
  • Management
  • Marketing

MSDA Curriculum

  • Rooted in the application of data and statistics for strategic decision-making


The mission statement of California School of Management & Leadership is to prepare individuals for professional careers in business, management and public affairs. We develop exceptional, intellectually engaged and culturally sensitive leaders in all sectors of society. As scholars and practitioners we prepare our students to successfully address professional challenges with integrity and compassion with a view to advancing internationalism and multiculturalism.

The vision of California School of Management & Leadership is an inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.



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 at our campus.

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

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A World of Difference

As a prospective student, you have your choice of business schools in California. At the California School of Management and Leadership in San Diego, we offer you a business school that is:

  • Internationally Inclined – At Alliant, multiculturalism is not an option—it’s a necessity. As global commerce blurs geographic borders and becomes ever-more inclusive, so, too, must the emerging business leaders. No matter which academic program you pursue at Alliant, you will find an in-depth education on multiculturalism in business. You will be immersed in worlds outside of your own. And you will develop into a culturally refined professional.
  • Focused on Practical, Real-World Experience – In each of our programs, we cultivate opportunities to develop your skills through hands-on experience. Whether that’s the six-month executive-in-residence mentorship degree program that’s part of our MBA program, internship opportunities with leading organizations, or “Living Lab” courses that bring the outside world inside the classroom, you will have access to nearly every corner of the business world.
  • Connected with Diverse Alumni – More than 45,000 alumni across 100 countries have used their Alliant education to build successful careers across many companies, industries, and countries. We are immensely proud of our alumni, and we truly value maintaining ongoing relationships with each of them. We look forward to expanding the Alliant family even further in the years to come.
  • Aimed at the Student Experience – We have strong partnerships for research projects, internships, and networking. Classes are relatively small where students are treated as academic colleagues and professionals. We strive to maximize student growth, learning, and career opportunities.

To climb ever-higher in your business career, you need a reliable foundation. From day one, you will immerse yourself in the mosaic that has become the world of business management—so you are prepared to become an agent of change wherever your career takes you.

At Alliant, our specialty is helping you transform your experience into expertise, and your expertise into leadership. Come explore what you can achieve when you build upon your life experience.


We'll Help You Keep Life in Balance

We know that your life does not stop because you are committing to furthering your education. Our business programs are designed with the needs of working adults in mind, so we offer convenient evening and weekend classes and flexible formats so you will find it easier to meet the demands of your family and work lives while you pursue your degree.


We'll Help You Gain Skills and Build a Network

CSML is committed to preparing you to work immediately and effectively in complex, global organizations with a view to advancing internationalism and multiculturalism. You will gain practical skills that you can immediately apply while building a professional network from the start. Our trademark combination of academics and extensive practical work experience in your chosen field will provide you with the necessary tools to succeed after earning your business degree in San Diego. Are you ready to start your new career today?


What will your impact be?

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