Marymount California University is a private Catholic university in Palos Verdes, California, about 25 minutes from Los Angeles. Ranked among the top liberal arts schools by U.S. News & World Report, Marymount offers undergraduate and graduate programs designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers. The Master of Business Administration graduate program began in 2014.
An MBA from Marymount California University guides students in launching big ideas, landing dream jobs at their target companies, and making their next big career moves. Geared to recent college grads, early career professionals, and mid-level managers, Marymount’s MBA program balances hard and soft skills, pairing technical knowledge with business acumen. Students can complete their MBA in as little as a year or attend part-time and take classes at their own speed. Unlike other MBA programs that emphasize theory above all else, Marymount’s MBA adds a strong practical element. Students work closely with professors who have real-world business experience to create a capstone project with ideas ready to put into practice.
Students looking to start their own companies are attracted to our MBA program because they can tailor it to their interests and design a capstone project for real-life application, such as developing a business plan for their start-up.
Marymount’s small size provides an intimate and hands-on learning experience, enabling students to interact with classmates more often and making them feel more comfortable reaching out to each other professionally down the road.
The Marymount MBA is available in both hybrid and fully online formats, with evening and weekend options to accommodate busy schedules. Our hybrid model combines online courses and in-person learning. The fully online program offers live classes hosted in a face-to-face online classroom (synchronous) in addition to self-paced (asynchronous) courses.
What Our Students Say…
"One of the best experiences I’ve had at MCU has been my marketing internship, which has given me a chance to apply what I’m learning in the classroom to real, hands-on work in digital communications." — Joaquin Peluffo ’21
“Without hesitation, I came back to Marymount for my MBA because I knew the professors. I developed deep analytical skills I could apply to the real world. Thanks to my degree, large companies were reaching out including Twitter, Amazon and Deloitte.” — Bianca Perez, '18, '20
Rankings & Recognition
U.S. News & World Report
Ranked among the top liberal arts schools in the nation as well as a “Top Performer on Social Mobility” in the 2021 “Best Colleges” Rankings
Ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the US for “Social Mobility,” “Research,” and “Promoting Public Service”
Military Friendly® School
Consistently named a Military Friendly® School, determined annually based on public data, student veterans, and survey responses
Yellow Ribbon Program
Proud participant of the Yellow Ribbon Program to help eligible veterans pay for college through the US Department of Veterans Affairs