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Sac State's MBA programs continue to grow


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Sacramento State’s MBA programs continue to solidify their reputations for the quality of their instruction and the high caliber of business professionals they produce.


U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Sacramento State’s part-time MBA program second among all CSU campuses, with San Diego State first. Nationally, Sacramento State is ranked 125th out of 300 colleges.

Sacramento State’s part-time MBA program consists of evening classes designed primarily for those working during the day.

“The ranking serves as a nice external acknowledgement of what we do,” says College of Business Administration Dean Sanjay Varshney. “It is a nice recognition of the extraordinary hard work that goes into making a very market driven and competitive program, such as the MBA, successful.”

In addition, the college’s EMBA program – an accelerated, one-year program that caters to business executives by holding classes on weekends – has its largest cohort for a Spring Semester, with 35 participants compared to a typical 30 students.

The Spring 2013 group also has the highest average salary of incoming cohorts. “For the first time the average class salary went up from the low $90,000 to $104,000 for this group,” Varshney says, adding that the salary increase indicates the program is attracting even stronger candidates.

For more information on Sacramento State’s MBA programs, visit For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156. 

– Craig Koscho