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MBA Programs
Christopher Lozano
Director of Student Recruitment
Eberhardt School of Business
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Early Advantage MBA

The Eberhardt Early Advantage MBA was designed to accommodate highly motivated individuals who are focused but limited professional work experience or have several years of experience, but are considering a change in career direction. The program provides you with several applied, intensive and hands-on experiences in a full-time accelerated 16-month format. As part of your 51-unit program, you may be asked to write a business or marketing plan, conduct a feasibility study, or provide assistance with developing strategic direction.

Students in the Early Advantage MBA attend classes on the Stockton campus four days a week for three semesters. In addition, the summer between semesters two and three is spent in a three-unit Global Business Competition course overseas in a unique business trip format. As well as an 8 to 10-week MBA-level strategic internship where you will be able to immediately begin putting your advanced management knowledge and skills into practice. The Eberhardt Career Management Center staff will work with you hand-in-hand to assist you in developing a beneficial internship experience.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Completed BusinessCAS application (includes two essays and resume upload)
  • Two letters of recommendation (recommended, but not required)
  • At least one to two years of work experience (preferred, but not required)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores

The Eberhardt Early Advantage MBA Program does not require any prerequisite courses for admission; however, it is strongly recommended that you complete course work in accounting, calculus, economics and statistics prior to enrolling in the Eberhardt MBA programs. This is especially true if you have not developed a strong quantitative skills background or did not achieve a strong score on the quantitative section of the GMAT.  Proficiency in the use of various computer software such as Microsoft Word and Excel is also highly recommended.

For more information about the Eberhardt full-time MBA programs, MBA admission, or MBA Costs and Financial Aid, please contact us at or 209.946.2629.