Our Students

  • "My MBA experience here in Cal State East Bay helped me to piece-together my past, be resilient in the present, and look forward to my future. Not only do I feel confident in my ability to succeed in my professional career now, I feel like I have grown as a person a lot. The best part is that I am accomplishing this as a single mother working full time. I really feel like anyone can do it if I could do it. " - Lony Phitsamay, MBA Marketing Management '18
  • "The MBA for Global Innovators program at Cal State East Bay has provided me the opportunities to strengthen my professional capabilities and grow along-side the top innovators of the Tech industry in the Bay Area. During my training, I was given a chance to work as a supply chain program manager at Google. I was able to effectively integrate what I have learned from the MBA program into my role at Google, which allowed me to quickly adapt to the challenges of the position." - Ting-Hsuan (Michelle) Chang, Taiwan, MBA for Global Innovators '20

MBA Students in Competitions

Road to Independence

A Winning Pitch

For the first time, Cal State East Bay was invited to participate in the local TiE University competition — a pitch competition for campus based startups — which allows finalists to compete globally.

The project concept envisioned by Natalie Rasmussen, an MBA graduate, is purchasing, refurbishing and giving lightly outfitted used vehicles to unsheltered individuals. This gives them a place to stay, but also a way to get to and from work, paving the road to independence. 

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2021 Team

Cal State East Bay was once again invited to compete against four California universities:UC Berkeley, University of San Francisco, San Diego State University and Santa Clara University. A team of six Cal State East Bay MBA students started training for the competition in December 2020, bringing expertise from very different educational and work backgrounds.  Read the full Story

2020 Team

On February 28, 2020, a group of Cal State East Bay MBA students from our One-Year Intensive MBA and Executive MBA with a concentration in Global Innovation programs competed at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in the semi-finals for the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC), a training ground for future venture capitalists. Cal State East Bay students competed against Cornell, Yale, Boston University, Carnegie Mellon, and University of Rochester.  Read the Full Story

MBA Alumni

How to Build a Legacy

How to Build a Legacy

A world away from Cal State East Bay in bustling Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is an electronics company with a reach affecting nearly every aspect of daily life. From the electronics in a car to the internal workings of a smartphone or a building’s “green” features, Delta Electronics is leading the charge in advanced electronic products and smart green solutions.

At its helm, Cal State East Bay alum Ping Cheng.

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MBA Legacy


The Transnational Executive MBA (TEMBA)

he Transnational Executive MBA Program was of great importance to the College of Business and Economics. It attracted top students, brought prestige to the university and produced successful tomorrow-makers in the early 2000s. The TEMBA program taught nine cohorts and over 150 graduates from 2001-2006.  Read the Full Story
TEMBA Alumni

TEMBA Alumni Reunion

TEMBA alumni have enjoyed reconnecting at several events on and off campus, including a large reunion in the New University Union in 2014. At that event, Atul Dhablania ’02 (senior vice president and chief operating officer for SonicWall) stepped up to the microphone and made a surprise announcement.  Read the Full Story
Beijing MBA

Beijing MBA

In September 1999, Cal State Hayward began its Executive MBA in Beijing. Read the Full Story