Below you will find answers to some of the frequently asked questions about this program. For additional information on admission requirements, curriculum, tuition and more, please visit the specific pages on the navigation menu to the left.
How many hours a week should I plan to dedicate to classes?
Credit-bearing programs conform to Carnegie hours (i.e., one credit equals one hour of class time, plus two hours of homework). This program has three to six credits per term. Six credits equals 18 hours a week dedicated to classes.
After I submit my application, when will I receive a response about an admit decision?
Admission decisions are typically made four to eight weeks after the complete admission packet is submitted, including transcripts and all required supplemental documents.
I’m debating between the MBA and M.S. Engineering Management (MEM). What distinguishes these programs?
The MEM program focuses on management skills for engineering managers, as compared to broad management training that is typical in an MBA program. The MEM program teaches students how to manage technical and engineering projects, teams and organizations. The degree focuses on topics such as innovation, entrepreneurship, financial analysis, quality management, and supply chain management that are specific to the skills required for successful engineering managers.
I don’t have a B.S. in Engineering or a related field. Can I still apply?
It is possible, if you have relevant work experience. Please contact us for specific situations.
Do I get an I-20 if I'm an international student?
No. I-20s are not issued for fully online degree programs.
Where do graduates work?
Graduates have gone on to work in many settings, including:
- Quality management, quality assurance
- Supply chain management, logistics management
- Department of Water and Power
- U.S. Air Force and other military branches
What distinguishes this program?
- Work-friendly scheduling
- Scheduled group discussions
- A cohort of peers and the chance to establish valuable professional relationships with classmates
- Exceptional support services
- Guaranteed enrollment in all required courses
- CSUN’s Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management – a built-in program feature requiring no extra time or commitment – teaches you to merge innovation and management into a single, instinctive practice
- Accredited by The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a regional institutional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council of Higher Education and Accreditation
For additional questions and answers, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.