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800.952.3179 or 209.946.2629
Cynthia Eakin
Associate Dean of Academic Programs
Eberhardt School of Business
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Early Advantage MBA

The Eberhardt Early Advantage MBA has a global orientation and is designed around an applied course consisting of intensive business foundation modules and advanced integrated required and elective courses in management studies. Many of the classes incorporate real world projects from companies who need strategic business assistance. As part of your 51-unit program, you may be asked to write a business or marketing plan, conduct a feasibility study, or help bring new products to market.

Plan of Study for full-time Accelerated MBA



You will begin with a two day MBA orientation, where you will meet all new cohort students, work on leadership and teambuilding projects, and complete skills assesment. Day two will include learning about graduate student policies and procedures and registering for classes. Coursework begins the immediate Monday following.

Fall Semester

A 17-unit intensive Applied Business Principles course covers accounting, data and decisions, finance, management and organizational behavior, managerial economics, management information systems, marketing, and career development.

Spring Semester

Fifteen units of advanced MBA courses including corporate finance, entrepreneurial management, global strategic marketing, quality and productivity and a course in your chosen area of specialization.

Early Summer

A three-unit Global Business Competition course which requires two to three weeks in an international location to study competition in global markets. Recent destinations have included Shanghai, China and Hong Kong; Istanbul and Izmir, Turkey; Panama and Costa Rica; Toulouse, France; and London, England.

Mid-Late Summer

An 8 to 10-week MBA-level internship where you will be able to immediately begin putting your advanced management knowledge and skills into practice. Eberhardt MBA career development professionals will work with you hand-in-hand to assist you in developing a beneficial experience.

Fall Semester

Advanced MBA courses in your final semester totals 16 units and cover leadership, negotiation, strategic management, corporate social responsibility, and three area electives in your chosen specialized elective area(s).


MBA program completion and graduation.