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Alliant International University Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Alliant International University

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

San Diego, USA

16 Months


Full time

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USD 768 / per credit *


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The Master of Business Administration degree program is designed to give you the tools you need to master the business world. The graduate program was developed to serve working professionals who want to study and earn a graduate degree that includes practice and training for applied settings at worksites along with academic studies.

MBA courses are based on strategic management and marketing principles, advanced data and business analytics, and organizational behavior in management and business. You'll apply and integrate these skills through projects, case studies, and presentations.

The graduate program builds your foundational and core skills and includes concentration courses to develop deep expertise in your chosen area of interest. The MBA program in San Diego, California, or online offers two tracks:

  • The Professional MBA track is designed for working students interested in positioning themselves for business leadership. Courses are offered on-campus in the evenings and include three professional practicum courses.
  • The Practical Training MBA or CPT track is ideal for working professionals and international students focused on career advancement. Courses include CPT training and are taught online and on-campus with monthly weekend courses.

With challenging core courses taught by experienced faculty members and hands-on learning opportunities, you'll emerge from this master's program with the education you need for a successful career in the field of business. Professors at our business school are working professionals who will help you develop problem-solving skills and give you the real-world professional experience needed in the business environment. If you're ready to expand your knowledge and make a difference in the business world, get started on your MBA curriculum in San Diego or online today.

Program Highlights

Executive-in-Residence Program

In the Master's of Business Administration program, you'll be matched with an executive who will mentor you and guide you in professional experience and development and provide you with networking opportunities during the six-month executive-in-residence mentorship program.

Program Concentrations

Choose your specialization in Marketing and Digital Trends, Corporate Finance, Information Systems and Technology, Hospitality Management, or build your own concentration that is more specific and relevant for your career path.

Practical Training Throughout

In the CPT track, you’ll participate in training to gain hands-on experience throughout the program. As you learn about your specific area of interest, you can apply that knowledge to real-world projects within your own organization.

Degree Concentrations

The concentration offerings for the MBA in Business Administration are designed to give students a higher level of mastery in a specific area of their choosing. This focus provides students with a deeper knowledge in their chosen concentration and allows for greater career advancement opportunities in their field of study.

  • Corporate Finance
  • Hospitality Management
  • Information and Technology Management
  • Digital and Marketing Trends
  • Management and Leadership

Vatel Institute of Hospitality Management

Alliant International University and Vatel have partnered to provide students studying hospitality management opportunities to become effective hospitality industry managers and leaders. Vatel was voted Best Hospitality School by the Worldwide Hospitality Awards and is the leading group in hospitality management education with over 50 schools worldwide on five continents, enlisting world-class faculty with deep knowledge and experience in the industry. With Vatel, students are given the opportunity to receive placement and sometimes paid internships at their four- and five-star partner hotels.

Degree Information

Alliant Certifications

Alliant offers certificates you can earn along with the course credits included in your Doctor of Master of Business Administration program. These certificates appear in our catalog and have been approved by the Department of Education for financial aid. This program includes Alliant certificates for:

  • Certificate in Technology
  • Certificate in Financial Management
  • Certificate in e-Business Management

Content in several of our academic program courses aligns with some of the knowledge requirements for the nationally recognized certifications. In addition, you will be provided with some study materials, a timetable, and suggested self-study to help you prepare for the certification tests, and your instructors will encourage you to take the externally administered tests and promote your success on your resume.


Alliant International University’s California School of Management and Leadership (CSML) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for its PhD in Leadership, Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), and MS in Data Analytics degree programs.

ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes offered within CSML’s programs meet the rigorous educational standards established by the said accrediting body, which is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education across the country. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence through its recognition of business education programs throughout the world.

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