Master of Business Administration

Designed for the working adult, MBA classes are scheduled to allow students to pursue their careers while attaining their educational goals. Students build a valuable business network with senior full-time faculty, alumni and peers through in-class interactions, team projects, guest lectures and other events.

Centered on entrepreneurial, global and biblical perspectives, the Jabs MBA prepares students to reach their professional and personal goals. Providing depth of knowledge in finance, strategy and organizational leadership, the program integrates the gap between theory and application to produce graduates of both character and competence. This program is widely recognized and respected by the region’s business community.

Taught from a Christian perspective, the Jabs MBA prepares candidates to leave the program with improved ethical decision making skills, competent leadership foresight and management ability that transfers immediately to their working situations.

The CBU MBA offers two concentrations that prepare the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs:

Program Length
1-2 Years
Program Cost
$28,000
Program Accreditations
WASC, ACBSP

Courses

Prerequisites

ACC250 Principles of Accounting I

An introduction to financial accounting, involving its basic structure, the accounting cycles for service and merchandising enterprises, assets, liabilities, and accounting systems. (3 units; Fall)

ACC250-E
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
09/04/2018 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 253
ACC250-C
Christie, Stephen R.
09/04/2018 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 104
ACC250-D
Christie, Stephen R.
09/04/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 104
ACC250-A
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
09/04/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS ONLN
ACC250-A
Markley, Randy T.
01/09/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 250
ACC250-A
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
05/06/2019 T 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS

BUS315 Business Statistics

This course includes the assembling and presentation of statistical data, probability distributions, sampling techniques, and statistical analysis. A project with practical problem solving is required. Prerequisites: CIS 265 or 270 and MAT 115, 123 or higher, or STA 144. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

BUS315-A
Donaldson, Darla R.
09/04/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 209
BUS315-C
Donaldson, Darla R.
09/04/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 209
BUS315-B
Donaldson, Darla R.
01/09/2019 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 209
BUS315-A
Donaldson, Darla R.
01/09/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 209

CIS270 Business IT Application

This course will develop essential math and computer skills necessary to support the student's integration into the business program. Students will be introduced to the Microsoft Office suite application packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. In addition, they will reinforce essential math skills that support upper division requirements and integrate with computer software applications. Students will be expected to demonstrate integration of the math and software skills by the end of the course. Prerequisite: MAT 115 or STA 144. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

MKT333 Principles of Marketing

A study of the marketing functions, channels of distribution, selling, advertising, distribution, and marketing management for both retail and industrial businesses. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

MKT333-B
Ortiz, Mandy H.
09/04/2018 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS ONLN
MKT333-A
Weniger, Marc
09/04/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 250
MKT333-C
Winter, Natalie A
09/04/2018 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center ONLN
MKT333-A
Ortiz, Mandy H.
01/09/2019 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS ONLN
MKT333-B
Weniger, Marc
01/09/2019 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 103
MKT333-C
Ortiz, Mandy H.
01/09/2019 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS ONLN
MKT333-A
Gouveia, Nolan M.
05/06/2019 Th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS

Core Courses

BUS503 Foundations of Management

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)

BUS503-B
Hove, Tad A.
09/04/2018 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
BUS503-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
09/04/2018 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253
BUS503-A
Hove, Tad A.
01/07/2019 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
BUS503-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS503-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
09/03/2019 Sa 6:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS
BUS503-B
Hove, Tad A.
09/03/2019 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS510 Innovation and Technology

This course provides a relevant and current survey of information systems in relation to the use of technology 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. The course is designed to deliver the tools for the MBA student to apply immediately in their business roles outside of the university. In the course the student will participate in open discussion, group activities, and topical research and reporting. (3 units)

BUS510-C
Mendieta, Jorge J.
09/04/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 106
BUS510-A
Bretches, Stephen Lloyd
09/04/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS510-A
Bretches, Stephen Lloyd
01/07/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 203
BUS510-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS510-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS515 Organizational Behavior

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. (3 units)

BUS515-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
10/29/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 203
BUS515-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
03/04/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253
BUS515-A
STAFF, STAFF
07/01/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS515-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
10/28/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS535 Econ Analysis Chng Bus Envrnmt

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)

BUS535-A
Namvar, Bob
10/29/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS535-B
Namvar, Bob
10/29/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS535-A
Namvar, Bob
03/04/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
BUS535-A
STAFF, STAFF
07/01/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS535-A
Namvar, Bob
10/28/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS535-B
Namvar, Bob
10/28/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS539 Financial Management

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. Prerequisite: ACC250. (3 units)

BUS539-A
Wendee, Paul Michael
09/04/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 106
BUS539-A
Wendee, Paul Michael
01/07/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
BUS539-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS539-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS539-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS545 Global Business Management

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. (3 units)

BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
09/04/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 203
BUS545-B
Assaf, Raef J
09/04/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
01/07/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253
BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
05/06/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS545-B
Ortiz, Mandy H.
05/06/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
09/03/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS545-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS547 Strategic Management

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.(3 units)

BUS593 Intrdscplnry Culminating Project

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. (3 units)

BUS593-B
Lainson, Douglas L.
10/29/2018 - Online
BUS593-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
10/29/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253
BUS593-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
03/04/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS593-A
Vanderslice, Gaynell
07/01/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS593-B
STAFF, STAFF
07/01/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS593-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
10/28/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS