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.
- MS Business Analytics
- MS Packaging Value Chain
- MS Quantitative Economics
- MS Taxation
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.Go To MBA
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.
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.
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.Go To MS Quantitative Economics
Our curriculum covers all advanced areas of taxation: 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.Go To MS Taxation
How We're Different
- Recruiting & Placement
- Student Centric
- Time To Complete
- Silicon Valley Ecosystem
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.Explore Recruiting & Placement
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.Explore Value
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.Explore Student Centric
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.Explore Time To Complete
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.Explore Location
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.Explore Silicon Valley Ecosystem
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Start Date for MSBA, MSQE, MSA, and MST.
MBA and MSPVC have different start dates.
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Across all OCOB graduate programs, the placement rates as measured
at 90 days post-graduation is 97%.
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