Admission to the Master’s degree programs requires a Bachelor's degree from an institution licensed by California's Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, or by an institution appropriately accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, or an accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); or for non-U.S. institutions, an educational institution approved by an equivalent authority.
The Master’s Degree requires a minimum of thirty-nine (39) graduate semester units; degree with specialization will require additional six (6) semester units. One semester unit is equivalent to fifteen (15) contact hours per course per week and the following criteria must be met:
- Thirty-nine (39) semester units completed through the University in the field of study at the graduate level beyond the Bachelor degree or;
- A minimum of thirty-three (33) semester units completed through the University in the field of study at the graduate level beyond the Bachelor degree plus six (6) transferrable semester units
- Completion and acceptance of the Graduate Project Manuscript
- Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 (B) or higher
- Official transcripts of all the course work for the Bachelor’s Degree must be on file
- All financial obligations to the university paid in full
Foundation of Leadership and Team Work: The course helps learners understand leadership strategies and management tools in various business contexts such as startup companies, emerging growth companies, mature companies, changing market conditions, globalization, and technological innovations. The course will stress leadership traits and team dynamics, culture, communication and performance.
Ethics and Responsibility: The course will examine managers' and corporations' responses to ethical issues. The objective is to develop a framework for thinking through the ethical implications of business decisions, exhibiting fairness and social responsibility. Participants in this course will actively involve themselves in case studies, exercises and discussions of theoretical frameworks as tools for sound business decision making. Students will weigh company interest, social implications, legal and regulatory restrictions and competitive environment. All MBA candidates must take MB 516.
Managerial Economics: This course describes the current body of micro and macroeconomic knowledge relevant and applicable to business. This course provides students with strategic tools to use theoretical analysis to solve specific business problems through operations research. Topics include analytical tools for optimization, theory of demand, production and cost, linear programming and the theory of production, the firm and its objectives, market structure and pricing, general equilibrium and theory of money, theory of distribution, theory of capital, capital budgeting, recent development of applied economics, and economic outlook for the future.
Organizational Theory and Development: The course reviews theories and tools of organizational development (OD) starting at the individual level and moving through interpersonal to the formation of groups. It takes a comprehensive approach to the change process through the integration of theory and practice in a business enterprise. Specific topics include ethics, interpersonal intervention, group dynamics, communication, cross-cultural awareness, organizational behavior, multinational organization and management development.
Research Methods & Statistics: This course prepares graduate students to apply research techniques and statistical tools for business processes and decisions. It emphasizes the critical role of the manager as a knowledgeable user of descriptive and inferential statistics, capable of evaluating technical reports and empirical data. The course covers business research, descriptive statistics, probability theory, parametric and nonparametric statistics, analysis of variance, correlations and regression model, time-series analysis, forecasting and quality control.
Management Information Systems: This is a comprehensive course in design and analysis of computer-based information systems in business organizations. Criteria for the design of the system and the selection of related hardware and software, installation, implementation, and administration of the computerized information systems are discussed. Focus is on studying the process of the system development life cycle. This course is presented at the master's level and writing assignments will be treated as such.
Financial Planning: Graduate business students will become aware of the various aspects of personal financial planning. They will be capable of making personal financial decisions after discovering the best assets to use in making those decisions. Topics include; personal budgeting; personal taxes; personal banking; consumer credit; consumer legal protection; home, automobile, health, disability and life insurance; investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate and other investment alternatives; retirement planning; and estate planning.
International Trade and Finance: This course presents the basics of international finance in a concentrated integrated experience focusing on policy and business applications, as well as theoretical frameworks. This course is designed to challenge students to think about the exchange of goods, services and financial capital in a systematic and structured way. It is designed to provide students with tools to better understand how the differences between countries can provide opportunities for national growth and development in a cooperative environment, yet can also lead to economic (and political) conflict.
Global Marketing: Contemporary Issues in Global Marketing Strategy uses a mixture of textbook assignments, cases, and Internet research to highlight the key issues faced by managers in developing global marketing strategies. The material will develop an understanding of market assessment and market entry issues. It will equip students with an appreciation for the idiosyncrasies involved with the planning and implementation of marketing, along with the marketing mix strategies that come into play. Students will be exposed to both domestic and international aspects and issues related to marketing which will help to develop the problem-solving skills that are required for this style of business.
Multinational Business: Today's internationalization of business requires managers to have a global business perspective. This course teaches students the concepts necessary to play an effective role in international business activities. Students are introduced to the myriad of details involved in doing business cross-culturally, learn the basics of importing and exporting, and learn how to interpret events and information that effect international trade.
Business Law: This course is an introduction to business law. It inquires into the legal, ethical and global environments in which businesses carry out their activities. Specific attention will be given to acquainting students with some of the legal and ethical issues confronting those engaged in business and to increase awareness among students of some of the forces with which they must contend as they attempt to negotiate the terrain of business. Students will leave the course with a basic understanding of the tension that exists in business between profit and people and a willingness to maintain their concern for people ahead of that for profit.
Masters Project/ Dissertation for MBA: To be arranged by the instructor.