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  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    597
  • Program Cost
    $23,652
    $ $ $ $ $
Contact Information
I Grand Avenue
Bldg 03 - Rm 409
San Luis Obispo, California 93407, United States
Website

The Orfalea College of Business strives to prepare career-ready, global business leaders through hands-on discovery and application. We create opportunities for students to take initiatives that allow them to learn from the results of their decisions and actions. The MBA programs emphasize learning that is meaningful, useful and pertinent. We offer a variety of experiential business programs: Full-Time MBA (Accelerated - 10 month), Part-Time MBA, MBA with concentrations in Graphic Communications and Architecture and MBA & MS Engineering Dual programs with a variety of engineering fields.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    57%
  • Selectivity
    34%
  • Job Offers
    16%
  • Average Salary
    $77,202.00

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Admissions: Can I get in?

3.21 GPA of All Applicants 3.35 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average
  • Median
  • Middle 80%
Admissions Selectivity
34% Orfalea College of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

597 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
66% 530
75% 597
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 108
34% 34.0
57% 57.0
Female
30% 30
International
13% 13
Re-Applicants
0%
0%
Top Undergrad Majors
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Interviews Unimportant
  • Recommendations Moderately Important
  • Application Essay Moderately Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Important
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Deloitte
  • Protiviti
  • g3 Enterprises
  • FCI Electronics
  • Zodiac Aerospace
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
0% 0
0% 0
710 to 739
1% 1
0% 0
680 to 709
2% 2
0% 0
650 to 679
10% 10
24% 24
620 to 649
8% 8
16% 16
590 to 619
8% 8
12% 12
560 to 589
13% 13
28% 28
530 to 559
13% 13
8% 8
500 to 529
16% 16
12% 12
Under 500
29% 29
0% 0
English Language Requirements
550 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

protiviti 1
Top Employer
  • Zodiac Aerospace 1
  • FCI Electronics 1
  • G3 Enterprises 1
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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
16% 16
61% 60.97325153374234
16% Receive Offers
16% 16
56% 55.69710982658959
16% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
22% 21.9117610062893
0%
25% 25.424767441860464
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
100% Graduates seeking full-time employment
Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • protiviti 1
  • Zodiac Aerospace 1
  • FCI Electronics 1
  • G3 Enterprises 1
  • Monte Vista Farming 1
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
11% 11
$53,356.00 Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
11% 11
$69,584.00 Data not provided
General Management
55% 55
$66,376.00
50K 85K
Information Technology
22% 22
$120,000.00
70K 175K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
North America
100% 100
$77,202.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. West
100% 100
$77,202.00
50K 175K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus 230
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $23,652
  • Budget $15,765
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $35,556
  • Budget $15,765
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
$1,000 Average Scholarship Amount 80% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
100% 100
80% 80
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Financial Need
  • Academic Merit
  • Some Other Criteria
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
37 Orfalea College of Business 43 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
40% 40
Lectures
25% 25
Experiential learning
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • General Management
  • Manufacturing and Technology Management
  • Organizational Behavior
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Graphic Communications, Architecture
  • General Management
  • Manufacturing and Technology Management
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/ME (Engineering)
  • MBA/Meng (Engineering - Manufacturing Management)
  • MBA/MS (Science)
  • MBA/MSEE (Electrical Engineering)
  • MBA/MSIE (Industrial Engineering)
  • MBA/MSME (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Other
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 10
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • STATA, SAS, R programming language

Students: Who are my classmates?

3% International Students
27% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
Student Citizenship
North America
97% 97
Asia
3% 3
Non-Europe Free Trade Zone
0% 0
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
Active Networking Clubs

Alumni: How strong is my network?

1,606 Living MBA Alumni
5% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months