MBA Details

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.

The program delivers core competencies in all aspects of management empowering graduates to occupy positions in industry, government, and not-for-profits. Wide-ranging courses in the essentials of economics, finance, accounting, marketing, strategy, organizational behavior, and operations management form the backbone of the program. Electives in areas such as people analytics, negotiations, and entrepreneurship support the exploration of particular interests.

Course Schedule and Modality 

Most MBA Courses are offered in-person on campus in San Luis Obispo, and meet during daytime hours Monday through Thursday. Fridays are reserved for team projects, guest speakers, career services, and other extracurricular pursuits.  

Making the Most of your MBA at Orfalea College of Business  

  • MBA Student Club
    More information will be added soon! Please contact us if you would like to know more.

  • Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE)
    As an MBA student at Cal Poly, you will also have access to Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE).  The CIE helps students and community members acquire the tools, develop the skills and cultivate the mindset of an entrepreneur so that they may create economic and social value throughout the world. While it can mean starting a new business, entrepreneurial careers can be found or created in just about every field, industry, and organization.

  • Business Analytics Professional Certificate Program
    MBA students can apply to add a Professional Certificate in Business Analytics to their studies, with 12 units being double-counted as MBA electives.  This allows students to gain a competitive edge with advanced technical skills without a significant increase in course load.

  • Career Services
    The MBA Program is supported by dedicated members of Cal Poly’s Career Services who provide counseling, workshops, and host a Grad Programs Career Fair. In addition, faculty provide additional mentoring and support. More information is coming soon.

  • Industry Trip and Networking
    More information will be added soon! Please contact us if you would like to know more.