Concentrations

Accounting

The MBA accounting concentration combines broad business and advanced accounting courses with leadership opportunities. Students will have an upper hand in preparing for the CPA exam because of CBU’s partnership with Wiley CPAexcel, which provides the highest quality test preparation materials for our students to use. Additionally, CBU’s partnerships with local, mid and national accounting firms help our well-equipped graduates find employment that is suited to their strengths. 

The accounting industry is held to a higher ethical standard than other fields, and as such, the field requires education that ensures accountants understand these rules. The CBU MBA is distinctively designed to integrate Christian ethics into the rules of professional responsibility for CPAs. This combination reiterates the high standard of ethics of the field and produces some of the most sought-after and respected graduates.

Aviation Management

The aviation management concentration provides graduate-level education in aviation to allow students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the complexities inherent in the aviation industry and better prepare for leadership positions in aviation.  With an MBA in Aviation Management, graduates will be prepare to assume management positions in the aviation industry including: airport management, airline management, airline management, FBO management, and aircraft manufacturer management. 

Healthcare Administration

With the surge of an aging baby boom generation, demand for healthcare services is expected to grow dramatically over the next 10 years. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will expand access and increase regulatory requirements for the entire healthcare industry. The combination of these factors has created a critical need for not only doctors and nurses but skilled healthcare administrators as well. The MBA with a concentration in healthcare administration meets this demand by providing a world-class business degree designed to equip a new generation of leaders with the skills to manage and lead in an increasing complicated environment.

This program is designed for healthcare professionals who desire to move into leadership roles and higher paying positions. Medical and health services supervisors, managers, assistant department directors or those who wish to enter the medical management field are ideal candidates for this program.

MBA healthcare administration students benefit from the unique partnership between the CBU College of Health Science and the Jabs School of Business. The curriculum focuses on core business foundations and trade specific skills that cover U.S. healthcare policy, reimbursement and budgeting, cost drivers, ethical decision making, regulatory requirements, healthcare justice and population health issues.

The healthcare administration concentration students are eligible to attend an international business trip for an additional fee. Please contact the School of Business for more information.

Management

The MBA prepares students with broad business and management knowledge at an advanced level for a wide range of leadership opportunities. The program develops participants in ten functional areas before their final challenge of running a simulated business in the role of a top executive. The program is especially effective at preparing graduates for executive-level positions because every professor has business management experience in his or her teaching discipline in addition to academic credentials.