Courses

Core Requirements

 

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-A
Hove, Tad A.
05/04/2020 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS503-A
Hove, Tad A.
08/31/2020 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS503-B
Lainson, Douglas L.
08/31/2020 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS503-A
Hove, Tad A.
01/04/2021 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS530 Marketing Management

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. (3 units; Spring)

BUS530-A
STAFF, STAFF
03/01/2021 T 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
Khashadourian, Edmund
05/04/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS535-B
Namvar, Bob
10/26/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS535-A
Namvar, Bob
01/04/2021 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS535-B
Namvar, Bob
03/01/2021 T 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: ACC 250. (3 units; Fall/Summer)

BUS539-A
Markley, Randy T.
06/29/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 123
BUS539-B
Wendee, Paul Michael
10/26/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS539-A
Harrison, Adele L.
11/21/2020 Th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM BUS 253

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-C
Lainson, Douglas L.
06/29/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
BUS593-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
06/29/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 202
BUS593-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
10/26/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS593-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
03/01/2021 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

 

Choose one of the following courses:

BUS534 Strategic Analytics and Research

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. Prerequisite: BUS 503. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

BUS534-A
Hove, Tad A.
01/04/2021 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 209
BUS534-B
Hove, Tad A.
03/01/2021 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 209

BUS542 Quantitative Business Modeling

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)

 

Choose one of the following courses:

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
05/04/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
08/31/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
01/04/2021 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS595 Internship

Professional internship with approved company or organization consisting of 120 hours of work. Prerequisite: Permission of the Program Director. (3 units; As Offered)

BUS595-IN
Hove, Tad A.
05/04/2020 - Instructor OFFC

 

Choose one of the following courses:

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)

BUS548 Strategy and Decision Making

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)

BUS548-A
Wendee, Paul Michael
06/29/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 202
BUS548-B
Hove, Tad A.
06/29/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 203
BUS548-C
Wendee, Paul Michael
06/29/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 123
BUS548-B
STAFF, STAFF
08/31/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

 

Concentrations

 

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

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Management

 

Accounting

18 units of accounting prerequisites required 

ACC530 Taxation for Business Entities

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)

ACC530-A
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
03/01/2021 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

ACC540 Advncd Topics in Financial Acctg

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)

ACC540-A
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
08/31/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

ACC550 Ethcs-Prfssnl Rspnsblty for CPAs

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)

ACC550-A
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
01/04/2021 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

 

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ACC510 Cntmpry Issues in Auditng-Assrnc

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)

ACC520 Advncd Topics Managerial Acctng

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)

ACC520-A
Browning, Julianna
10/26/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

 


  

Business Analytics

ITM506 Bus Intelligence: Data Intgrtn

This course prepares students to develop and integrate interdisciplinary data and business intelligence in order to apply real world business strategies. Research into applied historical marketing, finance, production, process, and management decisions highlight the integration and application of data-driven outcomes in multiple business environments internal and external to an organization. Students will develop business intelligent questions by applying data integration techniques. Students successfully completing this course will be prepared for the SAS Global Certification exam in Predictive Modeling using SAS Enterprise Miner. (3 units; Fall)

ITM506-A
Girju, Marina Magdalena
03/01/2021 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 209

ITM511 Bus Analysis and Visualization

This course discusses techniques for creating effective data visualizations to inform business decision making. Topics focus on turning data into charts, graphs, maps, and more to affect and inform business decision-making. Students will also prototype several visualizations based on existing datasets. (3 units; Spring/Summer)

ITM541 Business Analytics Modeling

This course delves into the field of predictive analytics, where you'll learn how to use exploratory, forecasting, and predictive modeling integrated for model fitting and analysis in specific applied business environments. Concepts combine application of business strategy, information technology, and modeling methods. Students will build and explore predictive models in conjunction with continuous and categorical business environments in marketing, finance, production, process, and managerial targets. Students successfully completing this course will be prepared for SAS Global Certification exam in Visual Modeling using SAS Visual Statistics 7.4 software. (3 units; Fall/Summer)

ITM541-A
Girju, Marina Magdalena
06/29/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 209

BUS520 Managerial Ethics

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)

BUS520-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
01/04/2021 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS520-B
Lainson, Douglas L.
03/01/2021 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

 


  

Healthcare Administration 

HSC510 Healthcre Budgtng and Reimbrsmnt

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)

HSC510-A
Lazari, Matthew I.
03/01/2021 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

HSC530 United States Health Care Policy

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)

HSC530-A
Parks, Ashley Victoria
08/31/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

HSC539 Health Care Management Strategy

This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills pertaining to the functions of strategic planning and marketing in the health care setting. These will be applied to the health care manager whose responsibilities center upon management functions other than an assignment as a planning or marketing specialist. 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. (3 units; As Offered)

HSC539-A
Adams, Maria C.
10/26/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

HSC552 Health Law and Ethics

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)

HSC552-A
Parks, Ashley Victoria
01/04/2021 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

 


  

Management 

BUS506 Entrepreneurship

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. (3 units; Fall)

BUS506-C
Gouveia, Nolan M.
08/31/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS506-B
Assaf, Raef J
08/31/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS506-A
Assaf, Raef J
08/31/2020 T 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; Fall)

BUS515-B
Vanderslice, Gaynell
10/26/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS515-C
Brewington, Candace L.
10/26/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS515-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
10/26/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS515-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
01/04/2021 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS515-B
Bigley, Joel Douglas
03/01/2021 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

 

Choose one of the following courses:

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; Summer)

BUS510-A
Bretches, Stephen Lloyd
05/04/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS510-B
Mendieta, Jorge J.
05/04/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS510-C
Richardson Jr., Charles R
05/04/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
BUS510-A
Bretches, Stephen Lloyd
03/01/2021 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS510-B
STAFF, STAFF
03/01/2021 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS510-C
STAFF, STAFF
03/01/2021 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS512 Management Information Systems

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)

 

Choose one of the following courses:

BUS520 Managerial Ethics

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)

BUS520-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
01/04/2021 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS520-B
Lainson, Douglas L.
03/01/2021 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS523 The Ethcl and Legl Envrnmnt Bus

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. (3 units; OPS)

 

 

 

 *Curriculum and program design subject to change. Please see the current catalog for more information.