SJSU College of Business MBA Programs

Prospective MBA Student

Applications for the Spring 2015 semester will open for both domestic and international students on August 1st for the ESMBA program.

The Lucas School's MBA program prepares students through a broad curriculum of functional core courses, cross-functional and integrative courses, and elective courses. Elective courses can be selected to target a variety of career-related concentrations. Our MBA programs are open to students from all disciplines and are all accredited by the prestigious AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

MBA programs consist of fourteen courses (3 units each; 42 units in total): Ten required courses and four elective courses. The required courses are:

Course Number/Course Name

All students are required to complete three prerequisite courses prior to enrollment: Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, and Business Statistics. Prerequisite courses may be waived if a student meets the appropriate requirements. You will find the details at Admission Requirements page.

The final course in the program is Strategic Thinking. This course provides a culminating experience for students that draws on the body of knowledge including principles, concepts, and techniques developed over the course of the total program.

The required courses are often prerequisites to elective courses. Students must take a minimum of four classes of elective course work. Elective courses are offered in the following disciplines: Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Organizational Development, Global Business Development, Entrepreneurship & Venture Development, and Information & Operations Management.


Our Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Engineering degree program is comprised of College of Business graduate courses and College of Engineering graduate courses. The program is 52 units in total.