Students can complete just four MBA courses, in person or online, to attain the Management Certificate for Business Administration, which is transferable for MBA degree completion.

Certificate Requirements (12 units)

A foundational course for all MBA students. It is designed to ensure all MBA students have the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the MBA program. Students will be required to demonstrate competency in finance, global business, economics, organizational behavior, operations management, human resources, ethics, and law. This course will also help students bridge the scholar-practitioner divide through teaching research and critical thinking skills needed to be successful in the program. (3 units)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS503-A
Hove, Tad A.
01/08/2024 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS503-A
Hove, Tad A.
09/02/2024 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building 250
BUS503-E
Lainson, Douglas L.
09/02/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Instructor OFFC
BUS503-B
Hove, Tad A.
09/02/2024 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building 250
BUS503-A
Hove, Tad A.
01/06/2025 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building

 

Complete one of the following courses:

This course investigates the strategic implications and considerations of marketing management decisions. The course covers the formulation and implementation of effective planning for market development. Substantive and procedural aspects of marketing will also be addressed. Pre- or Co- Requisite: BUS 503. (3 units; Summer & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS530-E
Assaf, Raef J
05/06/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Instructor OFFC
BUS530-B
Sherm, Alex
05/06/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS530-A
Sherm, Alex
05/06/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS530-E
STAFF, STAFF
05/05/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Instructor OFFC
BUS530-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/05/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building
BUS530-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/05/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building

This course is designed to develop the skills and analytical tools to build a strategic framework to align with organizational objectives. Quantitative tools, including decision models, game theory, and statistical analysis will be employed, and coupled with qualitative techniques, to examine critical business problems and develop and implement practical solutions. Insights from behavioral economics will offer an innovative approach to the managerial decision-making process and improve business performance. (3 units; Summer)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS548-A
Wendee, Paul Michael
07/01/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253
BUS548-E
Wang, Victor
07/01/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Instructor OFFC
BUS548-B
Wendee, Paul Michael
07/01/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253
BUS548-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
09/02/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building 252
BUS548-B
STAFF, STAFF
06/30/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building
BUS548-E
Wang, Victor
06/30/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Instructor OFFC
BUS548-A
STAFF, STAFF
06/30/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building

 

Complete one of the following courses:

The course focuses on the application and development of management decision making and problem solving skills in the financial area. Specific topics of discussion include financial statement analysis, credit and operational risk, financial planning and budgeting, asset valuation, cash flow analysis and capital budgeting, and firm valuation from a value-based management and corporate governance perspective. Pre- or Co- Requisite: BUS503 or ACC 250 (for Healthcare Administration, MA students). (3 units; Fall, Summer, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS539-A
Sherm, Alex
07/01/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS539-B
Sherm, Alex
07/01/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS539-E
STAFF, STAFF
10/28/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Instructor OFFC
BUS539-A
STAFF, STAFF
10/28/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building 251
BUS539-B
STAFF, STAFF
10/28/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building 251
BUS539-A
STAFF, STAFF
06/30/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building
BUS539-B
STAFF, STAFF
06/30/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building

This course surveys economic theory, techniques for recognizing and interpreting economic indicators, analyzing industries, price elasticity, and business and economic cycles that affect organizations and industries. Prerequisite: BUS 217, BUS 218, or BUS 503. (3 units; As offered & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS535-F
Khashadourian, Edmund
03/04/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Instructor OFFC
BUS535-A
Khashadourian, Edmund
03/04/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253
BUS535-A
Khashadourian, Edmund
05/06/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS535-A
Khashadourian, Edmund
10/28/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building 253
BUS535-E
Khashadourian, Edmund
03/03/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Instructor OFFC
BUS535-A
Khashadourian, Edmund
03/03/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building
BUS535-A
Khashadourian, Edmund
05/05/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building

 

Complete one of the following courses:

This course introduces new enterprise formation and management from the perspective of the entrepreneur or advanced-level manager. Some practical issues that are covered in detail include: market planning, business plan preparation, the opportunity recognition process, effective team building, and startup capital acquisition. The course will cover social entrepreneurship as well as corporate entrepreneurship. The course also surveys the concept of intrapreneurship of an ongoing and larger business, and offers an examination of the factors that enable an entire unit of a large organization to become more creative and dynamic. Pre- or Co-requisites: BUS 503 or IDS 500. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS506-B
Wang, Victor
09/02/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building 251
BUS506-A
Wang, Victor
09/02/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building 251
BUS506-E
STAFF, STAFF
09/02/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Instructor OFFC

This course focuses on management perspectives, economics, finance, culture, politics, legal, and organizational issues associated with international business operations. Course materials address business strategies, enterprise management alternatives, political and economics relations, comparative national systems, and the global economy. Pre- or Co-requisites: BUS 503 or IDS 500. (3 units; As Offered & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
02/07/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM BUS 253
BUS545-E
Wang, Victor
05/06/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Instructor OFFC
BUS545-A
Hove, Tad A.
05/06/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
09/02/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building 252
BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
02/05/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Park Building
BUS545-E
Wang, Victor
05/05/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Instructor OFFC
BUS545-A
Hove, Tad A.
05/05/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building

 

Tad Hove, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Business Administration
Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs
Associate Professor

Office Phone: 951-552-8185
E-mail: thove@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Business Building 223

Cost for the certificate program is $725 per unit. This is based on the current academic year and is subject to change. View additional cost of attendance and fees.