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New Program - Master of Design
Our new Master of Design (MDes) program is a two-year, hybrid format program that focuses on current, emerging, and experimental professional practices with distinct specializations in Experience Design and Animation.Master of Design
New Program - MSSE, Specialization in Enterprise Technologies
Join professional students in an unmatched educational experience with the MS in Software Engineering, Specialization in Enterprise Technologies. Prequalify today.MSSE in Enterprise Technologies
New Program - Higher Education Teaching Certificate
The Higher Education Teaching Certificate program provides graduate-level coursework and classroom experience to current and future higher education instructors.Higher Education Teaching Certificate
This flexible MBA for Professionals program allows you to choose your pace while working on your career goals. By taking 2-3 courses per session, you can be done in 24 months, or 1-2 courses per session and be done in 36 months.
Graduate students of the MBA for Professionals are busy professionals and change-makers who have five or more years of work experience. Students have the opportunity to grow in their current careers and join fellow alumni working with global corporations in Silicon Valley.
This program is a stand-out among other MBA programs, with courses that meet in the evenings and occasionally Saturdays. Courses use a hybrid format, with a mix of in-person and online classes. This format gives students the flexibility they need to advance their careers while keeping their current job.
Unleash the Power of an MBA from SJSU
Explore opportunities to advance your career with an MBA for Professionals from San José State University. Hear directly from alumni and faculty about the benefits of SJSU's MBA and certificate programs.
One-of-a-kind learning environment
Experience diverse thinking and the rush of being among other inspired professionals in Silicon Valley.
Exciting networking opportunities
80% of our graduate students are full-time business professionals making an impact on not only the business world but the entire globe.
Learn and evolve with our faculty, who are both academically trained and also individuals who have long experience in the business world.
Less than 5% of the world’s business schools hold this accreditation.
Graduate students from the MBAP program work for Silicon Valley tech companies and/or global corporations. Other alumni entrepreneurs are founding businesses and using their skills to help grow startups.
- Our location in Silicon Valley gives students the opportunity to be in the heart of the tech industry and have access to the entire world.
- Companies such as Cisco, Apple, Google, and IBM post on the SJSU campus’ digital career platform and also engage in on-campus recruiting.
- 800+ Lucas Graduate School of Business alumni are current or former CFOs in Silicon Valley
Top Jobs for MBA Graduates
According to U.S. News, these are some “hot jobs” for MBA grads 2022:
- Business Operations Manager
- Financial Manager
- IT Manager
Students can also prepare for jobs of the future, such as jobs that focus on environmental sustainability or help companies reinvent themselves in a Marketing Manager position.
“The reason I chose the MBA for Professionals at San José State University was because I worked full-time while pursuing my MBA degree. SJSU’s MBA really allowed me to do that with its flexibility of classes; it worked out for my schedule.”Adam Evaristo
MBA for Professionals Alum
Apply To The Program
- Admission Requirements
- Online application: calstate.edu/apply
- Personal statement
- WES evaluation and TOEFL or IELTS (required for international coursework)
- How to Apply
- Application Deadlines
Domestic: October 1 - May 1
International: October 1 - May 1
Domestic: August 1 - November 1
International: August 1 - October 1
For a full list of FAQs for MBA programs, visit the MBA page.
“I would absolutely recommend the MBA program at San José State to friends and family who are looking to advance their career.”
Melissa Cleborne, MBA Alumna
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Serving as a post-MST program, the Certificate in Advanced Taxation helps tax professionals dive deeper into their practice and gain additional tax knowledge. Customize your three-course focus and advance your career.
Join professionals and graduates who are helping businesses use expert analysis to make informed decisions. Complete this intensive four-course online Business Analytics certificate within a year and enjoy the flexibility to learn around your schedule.
Excel in the global business market with a Certificate in Advanced Global Leadership. Courses are taught by Lucas Graduate School of Business faculty in three eight-week sessions, on evenings and weekends.
Dr. Faranak Memarzadeh
Interim MBA Program Director