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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Concordia University Irvine

The ‘MB8’: How Eight MBA Students Formed a Special Bond

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Many of our MBA students know at the outset that they have what it takes to become successful business leaders or entrepreneurs. They’re just not sure how to harness it. What they need is direction from someone who’s been there, to help develop and bring their gifts to fruition. That’s where we come in. At Concordia University Irvine, our MBA program has a history of coming alongside such students, regardless of life stage or occupation.

This is a program that will help you explore and refine your talents. Whether you want to advance in an established firm or leap into your own startup, you’ll learn ways to make it happen. Our flexible and face-to-face program allows you to immediately start applying your education by concentrating on the practical side of business, without ignoring management theory.

Most importantly, you will discover a cooperative and collaborative environment in our classrooms. Students develop bonds that help advance and last throughout your career. And Concordia MBA professors teach from experience. In fact, when they’re not in the classroom, many are running successful businesses of their own throughout Orange County and the greater Los Angeles area. You will learn from instructors who want to share their insights by mentoring the next class of emerging business talent. They're here to help prepare and equip you for your career path, wherever it leads.

40 Total Units
6 Yearly Start Dates
$950 Cost per Unit
18-24 Months Completion Time

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Learn from Experience

It’s the people that make the program. Our hand-picked faculty are experienced and qualified professionals from Southern California’s thriving business economy. Their mission is to share their knowledge about what makes business leaders successful. Our emphasis on accessible mentorship means our professors are looking to actively align with your business goals and pursuits. They want to unlock your potential.


Scott Berg

Megan Williams

Experience: Megan Williams is currently working as Senior Project Manager for General Electric (GE) Healthcare. She is an experienced project leader with a proven track record of leading successful clinical projects, technology projects, and product development initiatives to improve patient care.
Megan has extensive experience managing large scale projects pertaining to complex mergers and acquisitions, strategy and innovation/technology. Additionally, Megan has expertise in setting up project management offices and leading global virtual teams. She is passionate about mentoring young professionals and is honored to serve as a Concordia University Irvine MHA advisory board member.
Education: MBA from Concordia University, Irvine, B.A. from University of California, Irvine
Courses: Project Management


Shea Frates

Shea Frates

Experience: Digital Media Strategist at Pacific Life; 10+ years in social media and digital marketing strategy
Education: M.B.A., Concordia University Irvine; B.A. Mass Communication, Concordia University Irvine; M.S. Candidate in Digital Media Management at USC
Courses: Digital Marketing, Marketing Communications


Matt Weiss

Matt Weiss

Experience: Matt Weiss is a data scientist at Facebook, helping lead product analytics in their Reality Labs division. Matt’s work spans across many products and features as he helps development of the company’s AI assistant. Prior to this, Matt was the head of business intelligence at In-N-Out Burger, developing the company's data strategy, building innovative reporting, crafting impactful analyses, and assisting with other wide-reaching initiatives. Additional experience includes leadership roles in analytics at Blizzard Entertainment and Taco Bell, with focuses on marketing, product engagement, and sales optimization.
Education: MBA at the University of California, Irvine, BA in Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz
Courses: Data Analytics


Laszlo Zoltany

Laszlo Zoltany

Experience: Controller and Finance Manager
Education: Controller and Finance Manager
Courses: Accounting


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Illuminating Mentorship Program

A sounding board, business coach, advocate, advisor, connector, voice of reason, role model – your mentor sheds light on the path ahead. By being matched to mentors in your field of interest, you gain invaluable guidance that equips you for the pathway ahead. The Illuminating Mentorship Program is a unique opportunity offered to MBA students in our School of Business & Economics that allows you to work one-on-one with a mentor for two semesters throughout the course of your time in the program.

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Make Key Connections

Harnessing your potential for leadership occurs through every aspect of the Concordia MBA experience where personal interaction is a key to growth. Your shared experiences with students, faculty, and alumni can become a catalyst for synthesizing new perspectives and extending your professional network in LA and Orange counties.

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Six Start Dates Per Year

The MBA at Concordia University Irvine offers six start dates throughout the year so as a working professional, you can make it work with your schedule. Courses are offered Monday-Thursday evenings, with some Elective courses also available on Saturdays. Choose a start date that works for you.

Start Term Start Date
Fall 1 2024 August 26, 2024
Fall 2 2024 October 14, 2024
Spring 1 2025 January 6, 2025
Spring 2 2025 March 3, 2025
For additional dates and deadlines, please view the academic calendar
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IACBE certificaiton

As you research business schools, you may notice that some business programs are accredited by organizations with long acronyms such as AACSB, IACBE, and ACBSP. What is accreditation and why does it matter? Business schools seek out accreditation to obtain quality assurance as an institution of higher learning, as well as to ensure an environment of continuous improvement. Concordia's School of Business and Economics chose to voluntarily complete a rigorous process with the International Accreditation Council for Business Education to evaluate the effectiveness of our business programs. You can be assured at Concordia University Irvine our goal is your academic and occupational success.

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Admissions Requirements:

  1. Your official transcript showing a conferred bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75
  2. Current resume or vita showing 1-2 years of work experience
  3. Two current letters of recommendation
  4. A Statement of Intent
  5. A $50 nonrefundable application fee

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View the International Graduate Admission Procedure for International applicant information, requirements, and deadlines.

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No GMAT Required

We don’t believe that the GMAT is the best predictor of emerging business professionals. For this reason, we do not require students to take the GMAT exam. However, if you have completed the exam it will be taken into consideration.

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Our hill-top campus overlooks the city of Irvine and offers a wealth of resources for your time here.

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