1. What is a Jabs MBA?
The year-round Jabs MBA and the Jabs School of Business are named in honor of Dr. Robert K. Jabs, professor emeritus. Dr. Jabs' long-standing commitment to CBU and our students helped develop the foundation upon which the Jabs MBA is built.
2. What are the program's entry dates and application deadline?
The MBA program admits students two times a year—fall (August/September) and spring (January). Information regarding application deadlines for each start term can be found here.
3. How long does the admission process take?
Once an application file and interview are complete, applicants will typically be notified of a decision within 3–5 business days.
4. What is the GPA requirement?
Applicants are considered for admission based on GPA, essay, résumé, interview and individual considerations. Since one number cannot completely define you, we consider the total admissions packet when making admissions decisions. Any student, regardless of the type of bachelor's degree attained, can be admitted into the MBA program.
5. Is your MBA program accredited?
Yes. The Jabs MBA program is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and professionally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) – the professional accreditor for teaching-focused business programs.
6. How long does the program take to complete?
The program is offered as a 12-month, 18-month or 24-month program.
7. When do classes meet?
The Jabs MBA is designed to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals. All classes meet in the evening, from 6 to 10 p.m., on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, based on the student’s rotation schedule. All business courses are conducted in our Robert K. Jabs School of Business Building on our main campus. Ample free parking is available immediately adjacent to the building.
8. What concentrations does the MBA offer?
The Jabs MBA offers four concentrations: Accounting, Business Analytics, Healthcare Administration, and Management.
9. Am I required to have work experience to enter the program?
No. However, the Jabs MBA program is designed for the working professional looking to advance professionally. Students from a variety of life and academic experience and backgrounds are integrated into classes to maximize networking and learning across generations, cultures, and industry specialties.
10. Will I be able to get the classes I need when I need them?
As a service to our Jabs MBA students, your graduate advisor will pre-register you for all of your courses, from your first semester through graduation, when you enter the program. This allows you to plan out your life without worrying about which course you should take next and which course will be offered in which semester.