Early Career Hybrid MBA

Master of Business Administration (AACSB Accredited)

The Early Career Hybrid MBA offers professionals the fundamentals of management framed by our core values:

  • Purpose-driven leadership: because organizations are the foundation of a better society.
  • A human-centered approach to management because people are the most important resource in any organization.
  • Flexibility because goals and needs change for busy professionals.
  • Transdisciplinary approach because the best solutions are often found by talking to people with different viewpoints.
  • Hybrid format You can complete the Early Career Hybrid MBA in a hybrid format mixing online and in-person coursework, build a program that fits into your life.


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Program Highlights
  • You can complete the degree in as few as 21 months and speed up or slow down when your work or personal commitments change, shift from full-time or part-time as you need to.
  • You will learn in small classes averaging 15 students with faculty who are accessible and care about your success.
  • You can select from in-person, online, and hybrid options each semester based on what’s best for you at that time.
  • You will work with our Career & Professional Development Office before you start your studies to develop a personalized plan and enjoy lifetime access to our career services!
  • You can earn up to three certificates (Analysis & Decision-Making, People & Strategy, and an optional concentration) along the way to your degree. You can also take classes outside of the department or even add a dual degree.
  • Your MBA is AACSB accredited—the highest standard for business education.
  • US News & World Report ranked our MBA among the top 10 full-time MBA programs in Southern California.

Program At-a-glance

  • 48 units

    required units

  • Master of Business Administration (AACSB Accredited)

    degree awarded

  • Hybrid


  • Spring, Summer, Fall

    program start

Areas of Concentration

  • Marketing (certificate)

    Develop a critical understanding of key marketing concepts and gain analytical and evaluative skills to inform strategic marketing decision making.

  • Finance (certificate)

    Explore finance management concepts that teach you how to invest, where to obtain funds, and how capital markets work.

  • Supply Chain Management (certificate)

    Explore concepts of supply chain management while learning to leverage technologies like big data, analytics, optimization, and geospatial systems.

  • Entrepreneurship (certificate)

    Study the art of entrepreneurship and innovation from launching a business to startups and corporate entrepreneurship.

  • Human Resources Management

    Develop the analytical skills to work on HR strategy, processes, and human capital needs.

  • Information Technology Management

    Study cutting-edge scholarship on the latest in IT functions, IT consulting and development management, and working in technology-related startups.

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Director of Recruitment for the Drucker School of Management


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Drucker Signature Platform: 8 units
Drucker Philosophy
Leadership Practicum
The Future Imagined

Analysis & Decision Making: 12 units
Business Analytics
Corporate Finance
Operations Management
Supply Chain

People & Strategy: 12 units
Economics of Strategy
Organizational Behavior
Emerging Technologies

Elective Courses: 16 units

Students must demonstrate fluency with financial accounting by the end of their first semester in the program.

Application Guidelines

Requirements Summary

Item Description
Application Fee $80
Official Transcripts Yes
Resume Yes
Interview Yes
Academic Prerequisites GRE or GMAT, waivers available
Other Requirements Applicant questionnaire

Please see the application checklist for more details.

Spring 2024
Priority Deadline (Domestic) – November 1, 2023
Final Deadline (International) – November 15, 2023
Final Deadline (Domestic) – January 1, 2024
Classes Begin – January 16, 2024

Summer 2024
Priority Deadline (Domestic) – February 1, 2024
Final Deadline (International) – April 1, 2024
Final Deadline (Domestic) – May 1, 2024
Classes Begin – May 13, 2024

Fall 2024
Round 1 Early Action – December 1, 2023*
Round 2 Priority Deadline – February 1, 2024
Round 3 – April 1, 2024
Round 4 – June 1, 2024
Final Deadline (International applicants) – July 5, 2024
Final Deadline (Domestic applicants) – August 1, 2024
Classes Begin – August 19, 2024

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Cost & Aid

Tuition and Fees

Program 48 units
Tuition per unit* $2,020

*Based on 2023-2024 tuition rates.


$245 Student Fee
$150 Technology Fee
International Student Services Fee*: $661 fall semester, $776 spring semester
**Applies to all international students (F-1 visa only) who are registered in coursework, doctoral study, or continuous registration. The fee is assessed each fall and spring semester for annual ISO accident and sickness plans and administrative fees. Subject to change.

For estimates of room & board, books, etc., please download CGU’s Cost of Attendance 2022-2023 .

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