Daytime MBA (1-Year)


Program Description

You know business is about people, progress, and purpose. It’s about being the catalyst for change in your community, country, and the world at large. Earn the business knowledge and experience you need to start achieving your purpose in life.

The 12-month PLNU Daytime MBA is for recent college graduates who want an accelerated opportunity to build the four important drivers of initial career success—business knowledge, real-world experience, personal network, and purpose.


  • Close interaction with PLNU’s experienced faculty and your matched mentor from the business community provides you with rich, guiding relationships as well as valuable network connections.


  • Our classroom experience prepares you for the most important challenges in business, including Strategic Management, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, Operations, Marketing, and more.


  • Signature learning experiences such as Leading to Integrity and Field Experience will empower you to connect your business career to your bigger purpose in life.

Program Overview

The Daytime MBA program is designed to better prepare new graduates for the challenges and complexities of the modern business world. This program helps students further develop the ability to think analytically and strategically, as well as improve their quantitative, communicative, and problem-solving skills. These attributes are highly sought after by business, nonprofit, and governmental organizations.

Program courses offer a balance of qualitative and quantitative skills while creating an environment that fosters meaningful relationships with peers, faculty, and industry leaders. In the cohort model, students progress through the curriculum together, completing the program in one year.

The 14 core courses (42 units) have been selected to effectively prepare recent graduates to successfully launch their professional career. Students will also complete a Field Experience, giving them the opportunity to work hands-on with local and regional company executives to identify and creatively solve problems. In addition to coursework, students have the opportunity to participate in Executive Development Events exclusively designed for our MBA students, as well as Business Alumni networking events.

This program is designed specifically for those who have recently earned a bachelor's degree. Students are advised to begin the program either in the fall after their graduation or within one to two years following completion of an undergraduate degree.

The Fermanian School of Business is committed to serving all MBA students with the best value in quality, academic rigor, professional support services, and individual attention to assist students in meeting their academic and professional goals.

As a result, PLNU MBA alumni are working in a wide range of prominent companies throughout San Diego, including:

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Sempra Energy
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Pacifica Companies
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Bank of the West
  • Scrips Healthcare
  • Electronic Arts
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Fastenal
  • Cyber
  • Wells Fargo
  • General Atomics
  • San Diego Zoo
  • Sharp Healthcare
  • Quidel Corporation
  • SAIC
  • Biota
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals
  • Qualcomm
  • BioNano Genomics
  • Clearfield Sports
  • MedImpact


$805 (per unit) for the 2016-2017 academic year


Entrance to the Daytime MBA is once a year, beginning in the Fall semester

Program Start Date(s): Fall 2016 - August 29, 2016

Last updated Mar 2018

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