OCOB Grad Programs

Pathway
to Success

Graduate Programs

Earning a graduate degree is a big decision, but one with great career potential. With a reputation for top academics, unmatched hands-on experiences and a superior return on investment, Cal Poly’s graduate business programs provide a clear pathway to success in today’s fast-paced world of business.

  • MBA
  • MS Business Analytics
  • MS Packaging Value Chain
  • MS Quantitative Economics
  • MS Taxation

MBA

The 360° Business Experience

Business is a human enterprise, with success dependent on people being able to collaborate, grow, create, innovate and lead. Our MBA program produces business leaders who are equally adept at navigating the technical and the people aspects of business. In an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment, we foster thoughtful, independent and responsible leaders.

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Harnessing the Power of Data

Data has changed the way businesses make decisions. More than ever organizations need data-savvy leaders with strategies and approaches informed by data. Our MS in Business Analytics is an accelerated, interdisciplinary and industry-relevant program that holistically develops both the analytical
mindset and technical skills needed for success in today’s competitive marketplace.

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A Differentiator for Success

Packaging has become a strategic business function creating value for all players in the global packaging value chain. Our unique online MS and certificate programs in Packaging Value Chain help professionals
develop competencies in packaging science and technology, data analytics, marketing, finance, supply chain, operations and quantitative analysis to create efficient and effective packaging solutions.

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Better Decisions through Economic Analysis

The MS in Quantitative Economics delivers structured thinking about empirical problems and incentives. With an emphasis on economics-based analytics, which integrates econometrics, machine learning, experimentation, and the hands-on analysis of real-world market data guided by economic theory, our intensive MS in Quantitative Economics is ideal for those looking to obtain advanced analytics skills for careers in the Data Science and Analytics marketplace, or ramp up quantitative skills for PhD programs.

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Developing Specialized Tax Experts

Our curriculum ​covers all advanced areas of tax​ation​: ​state and local, corporate, partnerships, international, estate and gift. The curriculum is complemented by our tax speaker series, which brings in top industry professionals to discuss real-world tax situations.

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How We're Different

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  • OCOB Value Value
  • Student Centric Student Centric
  • Time To Complete Time To Complete
  • Location Location
  • Silicon Valley Ecosystem Silicon Valley Ecosystem
Career
Recruiting & Placement

Your Career Is A Priority

Career planning and placement is a priority from the time a student is enrolled. Our graduates routinely land exciting jobs at some of the largest and most prestigious companies in the region and the world.

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Value
Value

Less Expensive Than Many Peer Institutions

A Cal Poly education is a good investment, paying dividends for decades in terms of career potential and growth. The cost of attending our business graduate programs is less than many peer institutions, and we’re consistently ranked highly for return on investment.

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Student Centric
Student Centric

Students Always Come First

At our school, students come first. From enrollment to graduation, our faculty and staff are deeply committed to seeing students succeed. Class sizes are small, cohorts are actively engaged, and courses are taught by professors who enthusiastically seek to partner with students on projects.

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OCOB Graduation
Time To Complete

One Year Or Less

Time is money. For many graduate students, being out of the job market for too long doesn’t make economic sense. That’s why most all our master’s degrees can be completed in one year or less.

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Location

Best of Both Worlds

Located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo offers the best of both worlds. Students get an unparalleled academic experience and powerful career pathways, all while living in one the California Central Coast’s most beautiful locations.

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Silicon Valley Ecosystem
Silicon Valley Ecosystem

Ties and Partnerships With Silicon Valley

We offer students a direct route into the Silicon Valley ecosystem, helping connect graduates to internships, training opportunities and jobs. Our ties and partnerships with Silicon Valley-based companies continue to grow year-after-year, as more of our graduates secure positions and look to hire fellow alumni.

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Student Profiles

Alyssa Johnson

Alyssa Johnson,
MS Taxation

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Ben Koos

Ben Koos,
MS Quantitative Economics

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Jeff Ernst

Jeff Ernst,
MS Business Analytics

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Sally Nguyen

Sally-Nguyen,
MS Business Analytics

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Charles Hu

Charles Hu,
MBA / MS Engineering Management

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Adorina Beit Tchoutcheca

Adorina Beit-Tchoutcheca,
MBA

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Jordan Sligh

Jordan Sligh,
MS Accounting

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MacKenzie Smith

MacKenzie Smith,
MS Quantitative Economics

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Brooke Stran

Brooke Stran,
MS Accounting

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Juan Carlos Castellanos

Juan Carlos Castellanos,
MS Taxation

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Julie Rizzolo

Julie-Rizzolo,
MS Accounting

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Katie Ng

Katie Ng,
MS Taxation

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Nandan Thor

Nandan Thor,
MBA / MS Industrial Engineering

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Vincent Hennessy

Vincent Hennessy,
MS Accounting

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Naren Doddapaneni

Naren Doddapaneni,
MS Business Analytics

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Nikki Kong

Nikki-Kong,
MBA / Certificate in Business Analytics

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Reed Kamsler

Reed Kamsler,
MS Quantitative Economics

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Arjun Reddy Toom

Arjun Reddy Toom,
MS Business Analytics

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Matt Fagan

Matt Fagan,
MS Business Analytics

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Important Dates

Jul 31, 2020

Start Date for Accelerated MBA Program.

Aug 10, 2020

Start Date for MSBA, MSQE, MSA, and MST.
MBA and MSPVC have different start dates.

Sep 14, 2020

Start Date for Standard MBA Program.

Oct 1, 2020

Application Period for Fall 2021 Opens

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Graduate Program Events

OCOB Graduate Programs Virtual Info Session (10/30/20)

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October 30, 2020

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November 5, 2020

OCOB Graduate Programs Virtual Info Session (11/16/20)

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November 16, 2020

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97%

Job Placement

Across all OCOB graduate programs, the placement rates as measured
at 90 days post-graduation is 97%.

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