Program Highlights


Rigorous AACSB Accreditation

All three MBA programs and the undergraduate program of the College of Business Administration are fully accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. It is the hallmark of excellence in management and business administration education.

Earning the rigorous AACSB accreditation places Stanislaus State in the top 5% of business schools worldwide.

Organized in 1916, AACSB International is recognized as the premier accrediting organization for undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration. Universities that pursue AACSB accreditation take quality assurance a step further to earn this voluntary, specialized accreditation.  It confirms their ongoing commitment to developing and maintaining the highest educational standards, attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and producing graduates that are highly skilled to excel in their careers.  Fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide have passed the rigorous and comprehensive evaluation and peer review to meet all of the AACSB standards and earn their coveted accreditation.

Securing and maintaining the stringent AACSB accreditation is evidence of the College’s ongoing commitment to their mission, vision and goals. Students and graduates of our business programs are assured a distinguished educational experience that includes cutting-edge, real-world curriculum, highly credentialed and professional faculty, and supportive learning resources and services to advance their performance and career.  Employers recognize and value AACSB International accreditation. Their hiring managers and recruiters seek out program graduates because they possess the real-world knowledge and skillset they require.  Communities view AACSB International accreditation as an indication of the availability of a highly qualified managerial workforce in their region.

Cutting Edge Curriculum

Managers are expected to lead their organizations through the turbulence of changing economies, global and international issues, and systems which are forged with constant change and realignment. Our EMBA Program not only focuses on core management competencies, but builds on those competencies with the leadership and strategic skills necessary in today’s highly dynamic and global business environment. The focus of this EMBA curriculum is to build leadership and strategic skills to address the global, people, technology, supply chain, and ethical challenges that today’s business market faces.

Highly Qualified Faculty

The EMBA curriculum is taught by highly qualified scholar/practitioners whose expertise include practical experience, theoretical knowledge, and scholarly activities. Candidates approach their classroom learning environment from a professional and scholarly perspective. Additionally, considering that many students in the program are from highly skilled and experienced backgrounds, the curriculum focuses on cutting edge areas of leadership and management with a specific focus on the applications of the subjects. Students gain creative solutions to their organizational challenges, and have the opportunity to engage in professional dialogue and network with their colleagues.

Creative Course Delivery

A hallmark of this program is its creative, accelerated, and professional based delivery strategy. Students obtain their graduate degrees without compromising their professional and personal priorities. The small class size allows the delivery of a personalized education and is an ideal environment for students to collectively discover new solutions to their organizational challenges. Additionally, cutting edge distance learning technologies not only provide flexibility, but also further enhance knowledge and skills in the use of technology in organizational systems.

Flexibility of Schedule

The EMBA class schedule fits the demanding schedules of working professionals through utilizing various cutting edge distance learning technologies and by offering work-shop type classes that meet on Saturdays, and are specifically tailored to each cohort group.

Small Class Size

A special benefit of the EMBA program is the small cohort based class size. Students in the program develop close collegial relationships with their colleagues and faculty. Students in the program come from diverse backgrounds such as corporate, governmental, and non-profit organizations. This diversity, coupled with small class size and in-depth dialogues, provides a rich and professionally based learning environment.