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Special Session Courses

Offered in conjunction with Cal Poly's Extended Education, and offered in a condensed arrangement, these courses are available to all MBA students and are required to complete the MBA program under the One Year program option.

Summer 2013: Session I
GSB 570 - Distribution Packaging for Business Managers

Summer 2013: Session II
GSB 529 - Effective Communication Skills for Mangers
GSB 597 - Seminar in Selected Economic Problems


Research Opportunities

(A Representative Sample)
  • A Survey of Lean Manufacturing Challenges in Small Manufacturing Shops
  • Quant Analysis of Lean Manuf
  • A National Retrospective Study of Technology-Based Regional Economies
  • Tax Treatment of Forgiven Loan Debt For Unpaid Mortgage Debt (Short Sales)
  • California Tree Law
  • Bad Faith Insurance Practices Under California Law
  • Civil Liability for Aiding and Abetting
  • Wildlife Corridors
  • Bank Failures/FDIC Insurance
  • Transportation Finance/Container Fees Proposal
  • Consumer Perceptions of Product Packaging
  • Public Relations - Speaker Series Project

MBA Students

Cal Poly MBA Program: MBA Curriculum

Required Courses & Elective Courses

View MBA Curriculum (PDF)
View MBA Accelerated Schedule (Sample) (PDF)

MBA - Required Courses (All Specializations)

Course Number Course Title Units
GSB 511 Accounting for Managers 4
GSB 512 Quantitative Analysis 4
GSB 513 Organizational Behavior 4
GSB 523 Managerial Economics 4
GSB 524 or 573 Marketing Management or Marketing Research 4
GSB 531 Managerial Finance 4
GSB 533 Aggregate Economic Analysis & Policy 4
GSB 534 Lean Operations Management 4
GSB 562 Seminar in General Management and Strategy 4
Total Units 36

MBA - General Management Specialization

  Units
Required Courses (4 units each - see above) 36
Advisor Pre-Approved Business Electives 24
Total Units 60

MBA - Agribusiness Specialization

Students pursuing the Agribusiness Specialization must take the following 28 units of coursework, in addition to the 36 units of required coursework standard in the MBA program.

Course Number Course Title Units
AGB 514 Agribusiness Managerial Leadership 4
AGB 539 Graduate Internship in Agriculture 4
AGB 543 Agribusiness Policy/Program Analysis 4
AGB 554 Food System Marketing 4
AGB 555 Technological Economic Change in Agribusiness 4
Required Courses (4 units each - see above) 36
Advisor Pre-Approved Business Electives 8
Total Units 64

Graphic Communication – Document Systems Management Specialization

Students pursuing the Graphic Communication – Document Systems Management Specialization must take the following 28 units of coursework, in addition to the 36 units of required coursework standard in the MBA program.

Course Number Course Title Units
GRC 595 Internship/Co-Op Experiential Education 8
GRC 500 Special Problems 8
Required Courses (4 units each - see above) 36
Advisor Pre-Approved Business Electives 12
Total Units 64