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Cal Poly State University at San Luis Obispo The Orfalea College of Business

San Luis Obispo, CA
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The Cal Poly MBA program is a 60-64 unit program that provides students who are willing to commit to a rigorous schedule of prescribed courses the option to complete the program in less than 11 months (Track I). A traditional MBA model (Track II) for those not pursing this...
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Poised at the intersection of business and technology, California Polytechnic State University’s graduate business programs are a great choice for students with a background in applied science or architecture. As a state school, Cal Poly is “less expensive” than comparable private institutions, yet ... More More

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1 Grand Avenue, OCOB

San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

United States

Phone: 805-756-2637

Fax: 805-756-0110


Curriculum / Academic Overview
Academic Calendar: Quarter
Degrees Offered: Master of Business Administration (MBA): Full-time; 60-64 total credits required; Designed to meet the needs of those coming from a non-business undergraduate discipline. 1 year completion of program is possible by following a prescribed course plan. Specializations in agribusiness, general management, graphic communications. Master of Science in Accounting - Taxation (MSA - Tax); 45 -49 total credits required. Master of Science in Accounting - Financial Accounting(MSA - FA); 45 total credits required.
Joint / Combined Degrees Offered: Master of Business Administration/ Master of Science in Engineering Management (MBA/MS). Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Computer Science (MBA/MS). Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MBA/MS). Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MBA/MS). Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Industrial and Technical Studies (MBA/MS). Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MBA/MS). Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering (MBA/MS). Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Policy. Various additional dual degree options are available. In general, these options take two years to complete.
Concentrations: Accounting, Leadership/Management, MS/MBA -- Dual Degree, Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Study Abroad Options: Australia (Swinburne University of Technology, University of Canberra, University of Melbourne: Land and Food Resources Department) Austria (FH Joanneum Fachhochschul Studiengangen), Brazil (Universidade Federal Do Rio De Janeiro), Chile (Universidad La Serena), China (Nanjing University of Technology), Denmark (Copenhagen Business School), Finland (Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia, Seinajoen University of Applied Sciences), France(Institut de Formation Internationale, Rouen, France, L'Ecole d'Architecture de Paris-Val-de-Seine, France), Germany (Fachhochschule Karlsruhe Hochschule Karlsruhe,Germany, Fachhochschule Munchen-Munich University of Applied Science Munich,Germany, Ludwigsburg University of Educaton, University of Bremen), Honduras (Centro De Diseno Arquitectura y Construccion Tegucigalpa,Honduras), Korea (Seoul National University of Technology), Mexico (Benemerita Universidad Autonomo De Puebla), Norway (Agricultural University of Norway), South Korea (Daegu University, Seoul National University of Technology), Spain (Tecnun, University of Navarra), Sweden(Chalmers University of Technology Goteborg, Sweden), Switzerland (HSR Hochschule fur Technik Rapperswil), Taiwan (Chaoyang University of Technology, Chaoyang, Taiwan R.O.C.)
Online Course Catalog: http://www.http://catalog.calpoly.edu/2011cat/ocob/grad_programs/busgrad_programs.pdf
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Academic specialties of facultyURL
Industrial Technologywww.cob.calpoly.edu/faculty/index.html
Hands-on, Learning by Doing Philosophywww.cob.calpoly.edu/gradProgram/whycalpoly/philosophy.html
Partnering with College of Engineering in Dual Degreesceng.calpoly.edu/
New Enterprise Developmentwww.cob.calpoly.edu/gradProgram/index.html
Doing Business in Asia Tripwww.cob.calpoly.edu/gradProgram/whycalpoly/studytour.html
Academic Support Services Offered
Non-US Student Support Groups:Yes
Women Support Groups:No
Minority Support Groups:No
Academic Prep Programs for Incoming Students:Yes
Peer Tutoring Programs:No
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