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CCA's MBA in Civic Innovation prepares future leaders to change the world by harnessing the revolutionary combination of technology and design innovation.
Our rapidly changing society requires unique intellect, insights, and innovations from across sectors to successfully build the foundation for innovation in the public sphere.
California College of the Arts' MBA in Civic Innovation is the first of its kind, and located in San Francisco, the innovation capital of the world.
This program is perfectly positioned at the intersection of practical professional skills-building, the navigation and development of policy and politics, sustainable values, and leading-edge systems and design-thinking tools.
Combined, these skills prepare students to design and lead more effective governance in our communities and governments.
CCA's full-time, two-year MBA program has a flexible structure (five, once-a-month, four-day weekends of instruction and interaction each semester) that allows students to commute from all over North America.
The Civic Innovation MBA encompasses 60 units of instruction, combining 20 full-time residencies of in-person instruction with 6 units of online interaction over a two-year period. While the program’s schedule is flexible, it is a full-time program (not an executive program). About 25% of CCA's MBA students work full-time in addition to attending the school.
CCA offers comprehensive student loan services, and students who apply may qualify for some scholarships.