Core Requirements

 

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.
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

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 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-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

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
Girju, Marina Magdalena
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, by its very nature, is an opportunity for students to integrate and apply the summative knowledge and competencies accumulated during their MBA courses. The course is designed to assess cognitive, affective, practical and presentation skills. Students will integrate their Master’s coursework knowledge by developing an interdisciplinary final project that incorporates functional areas such as strategic management, operations, marketing, business law and regulations, finance, and HR issues. This project will encourage students to understand the internal mechanisms and structures of how firms build and sustain superior competitive positions and achieve long-run profitability. Prerequisite: BUS 503. (3 units; As Offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS593-E
Lainson, Douglas L.
07/01/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Instructor OFFC
BUS593-B
Hove, Tad A.
07/01/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS593-A
Hove, Tad A.
07/01/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS593-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
10/28/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building 250
BUS593-B
Lainson, Douglas L.
10/28/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building 250
BUS593-A
Hove, Tad A.
03/03/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building
BUS593-E
Lainson, Douglas L.
06/30/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Instructor OFFC
BUS593-B
Hove, Tad A.
06/30/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building
BUS593-A
Hove, Tad A.
06/30/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building

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Students will explore the impact of supporting a strategic decision with research and analysis of data. Students will construct goals, and communicate them keeping the beginning and end in mind as it relates to future outcomes in the areas of technology, finance, manufacturing, logistics, and many other facets of the organizational environment. Students will be equipped to disseminate their vision to management and discern the impact of feedback from management. Additional software fee. Prerequisite: BUS 503. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS534-A
Girju, Marina Magdalena
05/06/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 209
BUS534-E
Fryer, Thomas M.
01/06/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Instructor OFFC
BUS534-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
01/06/2025 T 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Park Building 203
BUS534-B
Bigley, Joel Douglas
03/03/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building
BUS534-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/05/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building 209

This course focuses in business computer applications for the manager. Computer models will be created to aid in forecasting, budgeting, and other decision-making processes. The emphasis will be placed on pro-forma financial statements as well as cash flow analysis. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel. (3 units; As offered & Online)

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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-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

Professional global internship with approved company or organization consisting of 150 hours of work. Students cannot earn credit for both BUS 595 - Internship and BUS 595G. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

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Using the case analysis method, a course in which students learn the tasks of strategic management in the business firm: establishing an effective vision; setting strategic and financial objectives that are grounded in solid market data; forming and implementing an appropriate strategy; and evaluating organizational performance. With written, verbal, and presentation assignments, students develop the ability to identify, analyze, and make recommendations regarding strategic organizational problems in order to learn a variety of conceptual approaches to strategic thinking. Pre- or Co-requisites: BUS 503 or IDS 500. (3 units; As Offered & Online)

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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-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
BUS548-B
STAFF, STAFF
06/30/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building

 

Concentrations

 

Students must also complete all of the requirements in one of the following concentrations:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Management

 

Accounting

This course will focus on the federal tax implications of the formation, activity, and dissolution of business entities such as corporations, estates, trusts, and partnerships. This course will also incorporate techniques for tax planning and research. Prerequisite: Accounting concentration. (3 units; As offered & Online)

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This course will focus on contemporary issues in financial accounting such as the convergence of U.S. and international accounting standards, segment and interim reporting requirements, SEC financial reporting, hedging of foreign currency risk, variable interest entities (VIEs), and other current accounting issues as they develop. Students will develop effective writing skills through the use of problems and assignments focused specifically on the writing requirements for accounting professionals. Prerequisite: Accounting Concentration. (3 units; As offered & Online)

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A number of ethical failures in business have resulted in the necessity for this course in recent years. As such, this course focuses on the ethical and professional responsibilities of CPAs in public and private practice. Ethical reasoning, corporate governance, decision making and ethical frameworks will be examined to provide a base of understanding. The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and other professional standards will also be studied as they apply to the practice of accounting. Prerequisite: Accounting concentration. (3 units; As offered & Online)

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This course will cover advanced topics of independent assurance services such as principles and concepts related to evidence, risk assessment, and testing. Topics may also include statistical sampling techniques, special purpose reports, non-audit attest engagements, and forensic accounting. Particular attention will be placed on current issues such as recent changes in the standards for accounting and review engagements. Prerequisite: Accounting Concentration. (3 units; As offered & Online)

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This course will build on the foundation laid in Cost Accounting and will explore additional topics in managerial accounting such as cost allocations and pricing decisions, balanced scorecard, management control systems, performance measurement, and other topics as developed. This course is designed to expand the accounting student’s knowledge of how to use managerial accounting information to make decisions and influence strategy. The class will expose students to the use of cost data to measure and manage customer issues, process performance requirements, and life-cycle costs. In addition, behavioral and organizational issues will be analyzed and budget and financial controls will be utilized to support decision making. Prerequisite: Accounting Concentration. (3 units; Fall & Online)

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Business Analytics

In this course, financial and economic data is analyzed in support of financial performance of an organization and forecast future sustainability of the organization. Economic and financial data represent both internal and external sources for businesses to deliver insights into various areas of the organization. This course will explore the many areas in which economic and financial data provides insight into corporate strategy, risk management, optimization, and economic impact. This course has been designed for students to be impactful in their organization's business decisions utilizing a background in financial and economic analytics, and strategy using financial and economic data. Pre- or Co- requisite: BUS 534. (3 units; Summer)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS511-A
Khashadourian, Edmund
05/06/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS511-A
Khashadourian, Edmund
05/05/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building

Businesses are consistently tasked with the external forces of customer buying power, and the internal organizational forces of recruiting, hiring, and managing of the workforce who support those decisions. Therefore, customer and people analytics are essential to the important synergy in marketing your product. Learn to build, through fundamentals of people analytics, those teams necessary to support your marketing functions. The primary focus of the course learning objectives is to describe and support data collection and communicate the outcome of customer decisions in order to underpin strategic marketing decisions for an organization's growth and sustainability. Prerequisite: BUS 534. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS531-A
Fryer, Thomas M.
01/06/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building 202

The Business Analytics Capstone Culminating Project provides students with the opportunity to integrate the data-driven decisions tools developed throughout the business analytics concentration. In this course students will utilize tools such as, issue analysis, data collection, and data driven decision strategies. Students will have the opportunity to implement cutting-edge business data to optimize marketing, maximize revenue, make operations efficient, and make hiring and management decisions. Business Analytics Capstone Culminating Project develops the foundation for students to experience the interaction between key financial and non-financial indicators. Pre- or Co- requisite: BUS 534. (3 units; Summer)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS594-A
Fryer, Thomas M.
07/01/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS594-A
Fryer, Thomas M.
06/30/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building

This course is designed to impact the way you think about transforming data into better decisions in operations and logistic analytics. This course focuses on how the data can be used by project and program managers to institute initial supply chains and improve existing supply chains in support of effective and efficient logistic outcomes. In order for businesses to remain competitive and profitable, operations and logistics must respond to changes in the market by customers, policy and risk. This course will challenge the student to analyze data from these three areas quantitatively, produce methods to adapt to these challenges, which include challenges of collecting impactful data, and predict possible outcomes. Additional course fee. Pre- or Co-Requisite: BUS 534. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ITM506-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
03/03/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building 202

 


  

Healthcare Administration 

This course is foundational to healthcare budgeting and reimbursement and the impact of resource allocation on healthcare delivery. The course explores a variety of provider reimbursement mechanisms within the healthcare field as well as introducing revenue and expense drivers in the health professions. In addition, the course explores specific regulatory issues in the healthcare environment. (3 units)

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This course is designed to provide the students with an overview of the healthcare policy process in the United States. Students will gain an understanding of how the healthcare system works and how healthcare policy has been made in the U.S. Review and analysis of current various proposals for healthcare reform will be conducted. (3 units; As Offered)

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This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills pertaining to the functions of strategic planning and marketing in the health care setting. Areas to be covered include an analysis of strategic planning and marketing theory, emphasizing strategic planning concepts in an era of regulation and competition, and a marketing orientation to designing the services offered by the health care organization. Students will examine contemporary health service issues through multi-disciplinary perspectives within organizational leadership, analyzing how leaders account for internal and external factors to improve organizational and system performance, thereby meeting individual and community health. (3 units; As offered & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HSC538-A
Garza, Gregory S.
10/28/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus A013

Students explore and analyze current ethical issues such as biomedical research, insurance statutes, and demand management. Students survey the extensive legal foundations of health care, and apply current case law to contemporary situations. Topics include legal aspects of legislation, patient rights, data security, professional liability, and labor relations. (3 units; As offered & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HSC552-A
Garza, Gregory S.
01/06/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

 


  

Management 

This course focuses on the relationships of individuals and groups within the organizational framework as it involves the nature, performance, and structure of organizational life. The course examines theories of organizational behavior and leadership methods with emphasis on integrating biblical principles. Pre- or Co- Requisite: BUS 503. (3 units; Fall & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS515-E
Carter, David
10/28/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building 103
BUS515-B
Carter, David
10/28/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building 103
BUS515-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
10/28/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building 252
BUS515-A
Carter, David
03/03/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building

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This course will build a basic understanding of the value and uses of information systems for business operation, management decision making, and strategic advantage. Thus, it will provide students with an understanding of the ways in which they can utilize information systems as end user managers. It concentrates on providing the tools needed for mastery of the information systems concepts and terms that are important to end user managers. This course is designed for business students who are not information systems majors, but who expect to be managerial end users on information systems.(3 units; As offered & Online)

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This course provides a technical and organizational foundation for understanding the use and importance of information systems and information technology in today's management environment. This course covers the hardware, software, and infrastructure that support management information systems designed to achieve innovative business success. The course takes both a strategic and practical approach to the issues organizations face in understanding and determining the application of technical solutions and strategic planning. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

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This course covers ethical reasoning based on biblical principles as it applies to business situations. Specific topics include the legal environment, corporate social responsibility, bribery, affirmative action, cultural diversity, dispute resolution, consumer protection, employee rights, deception, advertising ethics, product safety, environment protection, and economic justice. The course develops an awareness of and appreciation for cultural diversity in the workplace. Prerequisite: BUS 358 or BUS 503. (3 units; Spring & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS520-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
03/03/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building
BUS520-E
Lainson, Douglas L.
03/03/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Instructor OFFC

This course covers ethical reasoning based on biblical principles as it applies to business situations and identifies the major areas of past and present government regulations impacting business. The emphasis is on the relevant ethical and legal mandates and restrictions affecting managers in all business sectors. Prerequisite: BUS 358 or equivalent. Pre- or Co-requisites: BUS 503 or IDS 500. (3 units; Online)

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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

Professional internship with approved company or organization consisting of 150 hours of work. Students cannot earn credit for both BUS 595 and BUS 595G BUS 595G - Global Internship. (3 units; As Offered)

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*Students cannot earn credit for both BUS 595 and BUS 595G.

 

 *Curriculum and program design subject to change.