A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management

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Financing Your MBA Program


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Our graduate programs are made up of diverse and talented students who have demonstrated promise to become future business leaders – and we won’t let financial obstacles get in the way of your success.

Generous scholarships are considered for all qualified applicants based on a holistic review of your background. In fact, approximately 96% of our admitted students received scholarship funding. Your academic, personal and professional achievements can qualify you for several of the scholarships we offer.

California applicants receive an automatic tuition discount and are eligible for other scholarships. If you are applying from out-of-state or are an international student, we offer several exclusive scholarships for you as well.

MBA Program Tuition

An MBA is a significant investment with promising return. According to an Alumni Perspectives Survey conducted in 2018, seven in ten full-time MBA graduates said they wouldn’t have landed their current job without their degree (GMAC, 2018). Average salaries post MBA vary based on industry, location, and work experience.  The best way to calculate your ROI is to research projected earnings in your industry of interest and compare those to your program costs to determine when you will make up the difference. For example, on average, individuals in the consulting industry receive a 50% salary increase post-MBA (Poets & Quants, 2019). 

The Full-time MBA is an 80-unit program typically completed over the course of six quarters or two academic years. Tuition payment for the full-time MBA program is made on a quarterly basis.

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Resident Students

Approximately $18,100* each quarter (3 quarters)

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Non-resident Students

Approximately $22,000* each quarter (3 quarters)

*NOTE: Tuition estimates are set for the current academic year and are subject to adjustment each academic year. The estimated annual tuition specified above includes health insurance fees. Students are required to pay for health insurance. However, if the student can provide proof of existing health insurance, the students may apply for a health insurance waiver.

For a full breakdown of program costs by quarter, please visit:


Types of Financial Aid

Connect with an AGSM Ambassador today!

Our Graduate Student Ambassadors constitute a distinguished group of business student leaders who are eager to serve as guides for prospective students. Connect with an ambassador from your program today to learn more.