MBA in California

An MBA in California is increasingly a draw for students looking for sun and business opportunities . And why not? California has beaches, booming industries, and, significant for some, a range of accredited business schools. 

Indeed, the state is home to over 70 business schools, offering MBA programs all over California, from San Diego to Los Angeles and San Francisco. Some of the world's best business schools, including Stanford Graduate School of Business and the University of California at Berkeley's Haas School of Business, are located in the state. But beyond that, there are a number of schools with accreditation from AMBA, AACSB or EQUIS, which offer California MBAs, guaranteeing that students will receive a quality education if they want to pursue a business degree.

Students choosing to do an MBA in California can pursue a general degree, or one of many specialized programs, and focus on finance, consulting, supply chain, and more.

For those who want to stay in the state after completing their degree, California is a great place: after all, the state is the fifth largest economy in the world. For instance, Silicon Valley—not to mention other parts of the state—hosts a massive technology sector, and Southern California—primarily Los Angeles—is home to one of the world's biggest entertainment industries. Additionally, post-MBA careers can be found in the state's finance sector, as well as its energy industry—California is increasingly a player in the clean energy field. 

See a listing of all MBA programs in California below. You can filter schools by accreditation and whether they appear in one of the main MBA rankings publications.

MBA Programs in California

Schools with AACSB, AMBA and/or EQUIS accredition only
Schools ranked by FT, BusinessWeek and/or Economist

75 business schools in California sorted by

Berkeley, California 71 Followers 107 Discussions

Full-Time: MBA more

Part-Time: Evening & Weekend MBA Program more

Executive MBA: MBA for Executives more

Dual Degree: MBA / MPH in Health Management, MBA / JD, MBA / MA in Global Studies more

Los Angeles, California 81 Followers 112 Discussions

Full-Time: MBA, IBEAR MBA (International Business Education and Research MBA) more

Part-Time: MBA Program for Professionals and Managers (MBA.PM) more

Executive MBA: Global Executive MBA (GEMBA), Executive MBA (EMBA) more

Distance Learning: Online MBA more

Dual Degree: MBA / JD (Juris Doctor), MBA / MPL (Master of Planning), MBA / MRED (Master of Real Estate Development), MBA / MS in Gerontology, MBA / MS i... more

Stanford, California 73 Followers 157 Discussions

Full-Time: MBA more

Dual Degree: MBA / JD, MBA / MA in Education, MBA / MPP (Master of Public Policy), MBA / MS in Computer Science, MBA / MS in Electrical Engineering, MBA... more

Los Angeles, California 68 Followers 134 Discussions

Full-Time: MBA more

Part-Time: Fully Employed MBA Program (FEMBA) more

Executive MBA: Global EMBA for the Americas, Executive MBA, NUS Executive MBA more

Long Beach, California 24 Followers 25 Discussions

Full-Time: Accelerated MBA more

Part-Time: Evening MBA, Saturday MBA more

Dual Degree: MBA / MFA more

Irvine, California 31 Followers 37 Discussions

Full-Time: MBA more

Part-Time: Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) more

Executive MBA: Health Care Executive MBA, Executive MBA more

Dual Degree: MBA / MD, MBA / JD more

San Francisco, California 21 Followers 40 Discussions
Hult - San Francisco With locations in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai, New York, and Ashridge Estate, U.K., students on a one-year program can live and learn in as many as three locations, alongside a student body representing more than 120 nationalities. Our award-winning Global One-Year MBA curriculum and internationally renowned faculty bring fundamental business concepts to life through real-world experience.

Full-Time: Global One-Year MBA more

Los Angeles, California 36 Followers 44 Discussions

Full-Time: Two-Year MBA, Accelerated MBA - 12 Month, Accelerated MBA - 15 Month, International MBA more

Part-Time: Part-time MBA, MBA Fast Track more

Executive MBA: Executive MBA, Presidents and Key Executives MBA more

Distance Learning: Online MBA more

Dual Degree: MBA / JD, MBA / MPP (Master of Public Policy), BS / MBA more

La Jolla, California 32 Followers 17 Discussions

Full-Time: MBA more

Part-Time: FlexWeekend MBA, FlexEvening MBA more

San Bernardino, California 18 Followers 18 Discussions

Full-Time: Accelerated MBA, MBA more

Part-Time: MBA, Professional MBA more

Distance Learning: Online MBA, Online MBA in Cyber Security more

Davis, California 18 Followers 26 Discussions

Full-Time: MBA more

Part-Time: Sacramento MBA, Bay Area MBA more

Dual Degree: MBA / DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine), MBA / JD (from UC Hastings), MBA / JD more

San Diego, California 34 Followers 29 Discussions

Full-Time: MBA, Sports MBA more

Part-Time: MBA more

Executive MBA: Executive MBA more

Dual Degree: MBA / JD, MBA / MA in Latin American Studies more

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