Master of Business Administration

Our MBA program is designed to develop strategic, behavioral, and technical competencies that enable individuals to be superior performers in their business environment.

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Program Description

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program aims to provide students with the advanced skills to manage organizations effectively. This program focuses on developing advanced competencies in strategic, behavioral, and applied management, with an emphasis on critical thinking and ethical principles. Graduates are expected to have a clear understanding of Christian ethics and values, allowing them to manage and lead a business organization. Upon graduation, MBA students are expected to pursue managerial positions ranging from junior to executive levels in various business enterprises, as classified by the United States Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification codes 11-1011, 11-1021, 13-111, 15-2031, 15-2051, and 25-1011.

MBA Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program will be able to:

    1. Evaluate the role of management and leadership in developing and implementing effective strategic processes in organizations. 
    2. Incorporate Christian principles into organizational leadership to make strategic, tactical, and operational decisions in business organizations.
    3. Formulate quantitative and qualitative methods to appraise organizational performance through critical and strategic thinking. 
    4. Develop advanced project management skills, teamwork methodologies, and organizational structures to facilitate effective strategic planning, utilizing industry best practices and innovative techniques to achieve project goals and objectives. 
    5. Develop the ability to manage and administer a business organization with a clear understanding of Christian ethics and values. 

Classification of Instruction Program

CIP Code: 52.1301          Title: Management Science, General

Program Course Requirements

Students for the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program must provide proof that they have completed a bachelor’s degree in a business-related area such as business administration, economics, or international business from a recognized post-secondary institution of higher learning. Those who have not completed their bachelor’s degrees in a business-related area will be required to enroll and complete the program prerequisite courses as determined and approved by the Academic Dean.

Prerequisite Courses (4 courses)

Students who completed their bachelor’s degrees in a non-business field or students with insufficient background in accounting, economics, and business management are required to complete up to four (4) prerequisite courses. Some prerequisite courses may be waived or taken in combination with another course with the Academic Dean’s approval. 

Course # Course Title Units
BM 201 Principles of Management  4
BM 221  Business Statistics I  4
BM 231 Business Communications 4
EC 201  Principles of Economics  4

Major Courses (11 courses)

Course # Course Title Units
BA 501  Management Communication   4
BA 510  Managerial Christian Ethics and Values 4
BA 512  Advanced Strategic Management  4
BA 521  Leadership & Organizational Behavior  4
BA 531  Operations Planning & Control  4
BA 532  Advanced Management Science  4
BA 541  Financial Management & Analysis  4
BA 551  Marketing Management Theory  4
BA 573  Project Planning & Management Seminar  4
BA 575 Business Analytics Programming 4
EC 521  Business & Economic Forecasting  4

Elective Courses

  1. For those completing the program with a Project (MS611), students may choose among the major courses of other master programs to complete eight (8) quarter units as elective courses, subject to the approval of the Academic Dean.
  2. For those completing the program with a Comprehensive Exam, students may choose among the major courses of other master programs to complete twelve (12) quarter units as elective courses, subject to the approval of the Academic Dean.

Choose any one (1) course below:

Course # Course Title Units
MS 611  Project  4
MS 612 Comprehensive Exam 0

Graduation Requirements

The MBA degree is conferred upon satisfactory completion of the required quarter units shown below. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required.

Courses With Project With Comprehensive Exam
Major Courses  44 units 44 units
Electives 8 units 12 units
Project/Exam 4 units 0 units
Total 56 units 56 units

Up to 16 quarter units (4 courses) of coursework can be accepted for transfer credit from another institution. At least 24 quarter units (6 courses) must be completed in residency at the California University of Management andSciences. Deviations and substitutions for the requirements must be approved by the Academic Dean prior to the start of classes.