California State University - Northridge - David Nazarian College of Business and Economics campus

Overview

Applicants
115
Acceptance Rate
47%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.10
Years Work Experience
8
Average Age
32

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
535 - 635
GPA
2.83 - 3.33

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
May 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


SCHOOL TYPE AND ACCREDITATION

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

PROGRAM TYPES

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
22:1
Total Faculty
26

66
Full-time
42
Female
34
Part-time
19
Minority


Students Say

If you’re a California resident looking for a great MBA program in the San Fernando Valley, it would behoove you to consider California State University, Northridge. For starters, the university’s “strong local reputation” can’t be beat. It also comes with a “reasonable” price tag which connotes a “great value” and ensures that graduate school is actually “financially feasible.”
The program itself is “designed for fully-employed professionals” and classes are “offered [in the] evenings and/or [on] weekends.” And the curriculum is geared towards enhancing “leadership” skills, aiming to leverage “real work scenarios” for teaching purposes. Cal State Northridge also places a premium on “experiential learning,” the cornerstone of which is the “MBA Consulting Project.” This project grants students the opportunity to apply the theories they’ve learned in a practical setting.
Many Cal State Northridge MBAs would describe their “very qualified” professors as a highlight of the program. Generally, these instructors marry “academic[s] with real life application.” More specifically, professors frequently “share their consulting experience and [information about] projects they are working on.” And many Cal State Northridge professors are exceedingly supportive. As one grateful student shares, “My first year I needed academic support and my professors helped me find resources that aided in my success. I had to work very hard, but my professors were sensitive to making sure I got the help I needed.” Lastly, students tend to find the administration “helpful” as well. And they appreciate that administrators strive to make themselves readily “available for advice and planning.”

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability

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Career overview


Students Say

In the past, Cal State Northridge’s career services were seen as lacking. Thankfully, the tide is beginning to turn. A relieved second-year informs us that, “The school is making tremendous progress toward building career services on campus of the business school and now provides a career support exclusively to MBA students.” The Career Center helps students navigate the complex corporate environment and today’s competitive job market. Cal State Northridge MBAs can now tap into amazing resources that sharpen their networking and social media skills. And they can easily tweak their résumés and receive tips on how to launch a creative and effective job search.

Prominent Alumni

David Nazarian
CEO, Nimes Capital, entrepreneur and investor in wireless communications

Dave Liston
CFO Caruso Affiliated

Stephen Bollenbach
CEO, Hilton Hotels

Vincent Barabba
Twice Director of US Census, GM Executive

Charles Noski
CFO, AT&T

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 2

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$14,645

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$3,999

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
43%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
26%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
67%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
44%

New Students Receiving Loans
67%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$7,830
Tuition (Out-State)
$7,830
Fees (In-State)
$4,572
Fees (Out-State)
$7,920

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$10,980
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$13,050
Academic Expenses
$1,826

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
112
Part Time
78%

Foreign Countries Represented
22

Demographics

60.00%
Minorities
20.00%
International

32% female
68% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Cal State Northridge MBAs happily report that their “fellow students are very diverse and very friendly.” The vast majority are also “very team oriented and possess strong leadership skills and a strong acumen for business overall.” Of course, this business savvy likely stems from the fact that most students are “working professionals,” a detail which definitely serves to “elevate class discussions.” As a satisfied second-year shares, “I’ve greatly appreciated almost every single one of my classmates’ contributions and feel like I benefit from their experience and perspective.”
While the academics at CSNU are “fast paced,” we’re told that the school still manages to foster a “friendly environment.” However, be warned that “class hours are intense with debates and preparation is the key to success.” Moreover, the social life is limited since “it is an evening program and the classes run till 10:00 PM at night.” Many students also “have families with children and prefer to leave after class.” Though, when time permits, students enjoy taking advantage of the university’s “state of the art sports facility . . .[which has] a fabulous pool for swimming.” It’s a great way to work out some of those tough business decisions!

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Deborah Heisley, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Programs

Address
18111 Nordhoff Street
JH 3109
Northridge, CA 91330-8380
United States

Phone
818-677-2467

Fax
818-677-3188

Email
mba@csun.edu