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MBA

About MBA

About MBA

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.

Our MBA program offers students a technically sound business foundation along with experiential learning, helping maximize skill development and individual potential. Employers recognize our graduates for their forward-looking managerial skillset coupled with a ‘can do’ attitude. The professionalism and situational readiness emphasized in the program paves the way for a seamless transition from the world of Learn by Doing—Cal Poly’s signature teaching philosophy—to the world of doing business.

Application /
Important Dates

  • Oct 1, 2018

    Application Period for Fall 2019 Opens

  • Feb 1, 2019

    Priority Application Deadline

  • Apr 1, 2019

    Final Application Deadline for Fall 2019

Key Features

OCOB Classroom

Uniquely Cal Poly

We believe in treating individuals like individuals, and insist on a focused engagement with students, colleagues and faculty, made possible by small class sizes, 3:1 student/faculty ratios, opportunities for interaction, and flexibility to align instruction to student priorities.

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Hands-On Field Trips

Regular field trips provide students the opportunity to experience a variety of businesses and business cultures firsthand. Students find these visits immensely informative, eye-opening and often return enthused to consider new and different career paths. 

OCOB Graduation

Accelerated Pace

The pace of business is fast, as is our intensive 10-month program, immersing students quickly into the world of business while delivering core competencies that ultimately lead to great positions in industry, government and non-profits upon graduation.

Faculty

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Abraham Shani

Associate Dean, and Professor of Management

Jean-Francois Coget

Jean-Francois Coget

Professor of Management, HR, and Information Systems

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Adam Bordeman

Professor of Accounting

Ziemowit Bednarek

Ziemowit Bednarek

Professor of Finance

Jonathan York

Jonathan York

Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship

Ahmed Deif

Ahmed Deif

Assistant Professor, Industrial Technology

Bruce Greenbaum

Bruce Greenbaum

Assistant Professor of Management

Taryn Stanko

Taryn Stanko

Assistant Professor of Management

Chris Carr

Chris Carr

Professor of Business Law and Public Policy

Calvin Stevens

Calvin Stevens

Adjunct Faculty in Management, HR, and Information Systems

Mahdi Rastad

Mahdi Rastad

Assistant Professor of Finance

Leida Chen

Leida Chen

Associate Professor in Information Systems

Curriculum Overview

Wide-ranging courses in the essentials of economics, finance, accounting, marketing, strategy, organizational behavior and operations management form the program’s backbone. Electives in areas such as people analytics, negotiations, data management and entrepreneurship support the exploration...

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Program Specifics

Our MBA candidates are selected with care. We look for bright, hard-working, talented and one-of- a- kind individuals. We hold that unique experiences and perspectives enhance the collective intelligence of each cohort. Learn more about the program to see if it sounds like the right fit for you.    ...

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Events

Orfalea College of Business Seminar Series – 4/20/18

Seminars are on Fridays from 3:30-5pm, topics vary

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April 20, 2018

Orfalea College of Business Seminar Series – 4/27/18

Seminars are on Fridays from 3:30-5pm, topics vary

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April 27, 2018

Orfalea College of Business Seminar Series – 5/4/18

Seminars are on Fridays from 3:30-5pm, topics vary

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May 4, 2018
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Student Profiles

Nikki Kong

Nikki-Kong,
MBA / Certificate in Business Analytics

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Adorina Beit Tchoutcheca

Adorina Beit-Tchoutcheca,
MBA

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Charles Hu

Charles Hu,
MBA / MS Engineering Management

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Nandan Thor

Nandan Thor,
MBA / MS Industrial Engineering

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