College of Business and Economics Graduate Programs

Providing six master’s degree programs in different fields of business, the College of Business and Economics (CBE) at Cal State East Bay is a place for ambitious pioneers to make a difference in the business world. Our graduate programs equip students with the powerful combination of advanced business knowledge and leadership skills to help them elevate their careers.

Moreover, with transformative teaching methods, flexible formats, and rigorous coursework, our graduate business programs suit diverse student needs. Whether you are a full-time student who just earned a bachelor’s degree or a working professional with substantial working experience in the field, you can find a program that fits your academic and career goals.

MBA Program

At Cal State East Bay, we understand that education is never one-size-fits-all. Therefore, we offer three types of MBA programs that meet the different goals and backgrounds of our students: MBA with Concentrations, One-Year MBA, and MBA for Global Innovators. Although the programs have different arrangements, they provide the same quality business education and renowned faculty to our students. 

What’s more, designed for busy working professionals, our Master of Business Administration programs offer three different scheduling formats of learning. In this way, you can earn your MBA degree while continuing your full-time employment. The MBA with Concentrations hold classes on weeknights and some weekends. The MBA for Global Innovators provide weekend only classes. The One-Year MBA program, on the other hand, holds classes on Fridays and Saturdays, and is ideal for those wanting to finish their degree in a condensed timeline. Browse below to find the MBA program that suits your needs.

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MBA with Concentrations

The MBA with Concentrations program aims to develop students’ skills in a certain specialization. Students have seven concentration options including Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Analytics for Manager, and Human Resources and Organizational Behavior. Offering weeknight classes and some weekend elective classes, this program is ideal for working professionals who need to work during the day. This program allows students to take courses at their own pace to suit their work life balance. 

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One Year MBA

Our One-Year MBA is taught during the day at our downtown Oakland (12th Street) Center. This condensed program allows you to finish your degree in as little as 12 months, and is ideal for those who want to take some time to study for an MBA in a condensed time period. We especially encourage students with start-up backgrounds to join this cohort-based program.

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Executive MBA For Global Innovators

Executive MBA For Global Innovators

This 18-month weekend program targets mid-career professionals who have at least five years of work experience in the field. The Executive MBA for Global Innovators program aims to take your career to the next level with an innovative mindset. It covers marketing, operations, accounting, and finance with a strong emphasis on leadership, strategy, and innovation. Learn more about the MBA for Global Innovators program

Specialized Business Master’s Programs

Our specialized Master of Science (M.S.) degree programs provide you with the opportunity to sharpen your expertise in business analytics, accounting, and economics. Explore our specialized business master’s programs below.

 M.S. in Accountancy

M.S. in Accountancy

This 17-month Master of Science in Accountancy program prepares students to qualify for the CPA Exam and License while providing them a high-quality accounting education. Through the program, students develop knowledge in US and international financial reporting and auditing standards. The MSA program welcomes students with backgrounds in accounting or other areas to apply.

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M.S. in Business Analytics

Designed for students with computer science, statistics, or mathematics backgrounds, the Master of Science in Business Analytics takes an in-depth look at business intelligence and big data analytics. Developing your analytical skills such as Python/R, database, and data mining, the MSBA program prepares you for a career in Big Data. 

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M.S. in Economics

M.S. in Economics

Our Master of Science in Economics equips students with marketable skills in quantitative analytics and advanced economics theories and prepares them for careers in finance, banking, market research, consulting, or academia.

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Why Earn a Master’s Degree in Business at Cal State East Bay?

Our nationally ranked College of Business and Economics has been cultivating leaders in the field of business since 1957. Through our outstanding MBA and specialized MS business programs, we equip students with tangible skills and advanced business knowledge to help them achieve in their careers. 

At Cal State East Bay, we believe in making higher education possible for anyone. We strive to provide our students with quality graduate education at the most affordable price. Cal State East Bay received recognition as America’s Best Value College from Forbes and Best Value College in California from Niche. Aside from affordability, at CSUEB, we don’t compromise the quality of education over price. Accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), our graduate business programs are proven to provide a world-class education taught by distinguished faculty. See ranking and accolades for Cal State East Bay and our College of Business and Economics.

Knowing that many of our graduate students have busy working schedules, we provide flexible programs that can accommodate students’ timetables. Our business graduate programs offer weekend, weeknight, and hybrid class options so that you can study at your own pace. In addition to class schedules, our programs allow students to customize their curriculum with various concentration and elective course options. With a personalized curriculum, you can shape your unique path to pursue your professional goals.

Do you know that attaining a master’s degree can increase your wage from 36% to 89% in the business field? By earning a master’s degree in business from Cal State East Bay, you can take your career to new heights. In addition, our robust career support can help you find new opportunities. For instance, the Career & Professional Development Center constantly builds relationships with top companies in the Bay Area and worldwide in order to open more doors for our students to find job placements. Moreover, at Cal State East Bay, you can benefit from our diverse student body. Studying with students from over 50 countries around the world, you have the opportunity to expand your global network and gain a global perspective.

Advance Your Career with a Graduate Degree in Business

Hone your business acumen and take your career to the next level with a graduate business degree from Cal State East Bay. To find out more about our MBA and specialized Master of Science business programs, contact us by phone at (510) 885-2419 or request information today!