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Making Business Education Affordable and Accessible to All at the University of Redlands

Pursuing an education should be affordable and accessible to all. The University of Redlands School of Business & Society is committed to actively removing barriers that students often encounter when pursuing a business degree.  In fact, over 70% of our students receive some form of scholarship or discount, making our high-quality education very competitive with other public and private universities.

While the School of Business & Society programs are affordable, the education students receive is very distinctive. Students gain a highly differentiated educational experience, focusing on the school’s seven pillars business curriculum and 21st century business skills to impact business in today’s complex economic, technological, and values-driven environment. Students appreciate learning from world-class faculty; small and guaranteed classes, delivery of flexible and convenient learning modality options; a personalized education; and ACBSP-accredited curricula paired with real-world practice. These experiences and opportunities are the fabric of the School of Business & Society’s academic programs. 

Total Transparency

At the University of Redlands School of Business & Society, tuition and fees are transparent. Tuition is calculated on a per-unit basis ranging from 30 to 48 units, depending on the program. We provide clear insight into the number of units required for each of our programs.

Student fees are common at most universities and often include fees for applications, enrollment or matriculation, student associations, technology, parking, and health insurance. For an MBA, fees alone at other state universities in California can be thousands of dollars. Here’s a comparison:


Per Unit Tuition Rate

Total Fees (Approximate)

University of Redlands

$881*(before scholarships)


Cal State University peer institution



University of California peer institution



*Tuition rates for the 2021-2022 fiscal school year. Tuition rates are subject to change.

“If someone were on the fence about enrolling in the University of Redlands, I would want them to know that you [will] receive an amazing education, and it’s also very affordable compared to other universities.” —Leah Kraskin B.S. ’19, MBA ‘21

You can read more about our affordable tuition and fees associated with earning your business degree.

Tuition Support and Scholarships

Affordability is a hallmark of our School of Business & Society programs designed to meet student needs. These programs include:

Of those students enrolled in those programs, more than half qualify for and receive aid in the form of tuition support and scholarships. Tuition support is available and includes discounts through employer partners, community college tuition discounts, veterans education benefits, and reduced military tuition rates for active-duty servicemembers.  Additionally, all University of Redlands alumni receive a 20 percent discount on graduate business programs.

In addition to our tuition discount programs, we offer multiple merit-based and endowment scholarships to qualified students based on GPA and other factors. For example, the University of Redlands School of Business & Society is partnering with Esri to award $200,000 in Esri-funded STEM scholarships:

  • Esri-University of Redlands Women of Color STEM Scholarship: Available to women of color applicants applying for the MBA with Location Analytics concentration or M.S. in Business Analytics
  • Esri-University of Redlands Merit STEM Scholarship: Available to any MBA with Location Analytics concentration or M.S. in Business Analytics applicant with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.5

Learn more about scholarships and tuition support options at the University of Redlands School of Business & Society.  

Accessibility for All

Convenient access to educational resources is also important to students, many of whom are busy working professionals. With courses available at regional campuses as well as online classes, the Redlands School of Business & Society has prioritized accessibility with many avenues for traditional, nontraditional, and working professional students to achieve their educational and professional goals. That includes:

  • On-ground classes taught at multiple locations
  • Asynchronous online classes that allow students to do their coursework at their own pace and schedule
  • Synchronous online live classes that allow students to attend classes remotely

“What the University of Redlands does really well is cater to the business professional in all of us. They are very flexible with their class schedules and the staff is very professional.” —Michael Paniagua MBA ‘19

Connect with the University of Redlands School of Business & Society to learn more about our affordable business degrees. Our enrollment counselors work to find the best option to suit each student’s individual situation.