Courses

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
BUS503-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 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
STAFF, STAFF
01/07/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS510-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS521 Leadership and Change Management

This course provides a discussion of change in relation to the complexities of organizational life. The course takes both a theoretical and practical approach to the issue of organizational change to meet both the academic and applied aims of a cutting-edge MBA course. As such, the course will focus on a sound balance between discussions and practical application in a multi-dimensional context. (3 units)

BUS521-B
Vanderslice, Gaynell
10/29/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS521-A
Vanderslice, Gaynell
10/29/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS521-A
Vanderslice, Gaynell
03/04/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS521-A
STAFF, STAFF
07/01/2019 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-B
Namvar, Bob
10/29/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS535-A
Namvar, Bob
10/29/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS535-A
Namvar, Bob
03/04/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS535-A
STAFF, STAFF
07/01/2019 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
Harrison, Adele L.
01/07/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS539-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS539-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 Th 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
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

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)

BUS548-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
10/29/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 203
BUS548-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
03/04/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS548-A
STAFF, STAFF
07/01/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS548-B
Scott, Andrea D.G.
07/01/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

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
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

Accounting Concentration

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)

ACC520-A
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
07/01/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

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
03/04/2019 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-B
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
09/04/2018 - Online
ACC540-A
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
09/04/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252

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
01/07/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

Healthcare Administration Concentration

HSC510 Healthcare Budgtng & 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.
10/29/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus L243

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
Nam, Sanggon
09/04/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus A015

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
Parks, Ashley Victoria
10/29/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus A013

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
01/07/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

Management Concentration

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)

BUS520-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
09/04/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253
BUS520-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
01/07/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS520-A
Vanderslice, Gaynell
05/06/2019 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
BUS515-A
STAFF, STAFF
07/01/2019 Th 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)

BUS530-A
Ortiz, Mandy H.
10/29/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 106
BUS530-A
Ortiz, Mandy H.
03/04/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS530-B
Assaf, Raef J
03/04/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS530-A
Scott, Andrea D.G.
07/01/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

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BUS506 Entrepreneurship:The New Venture

This course introduces new enterprise creation and management from the perspective of the entrepreneur. Some practical issues that are covered in detail include: market planning, business plan preparation, the opportunity recognition process, and startup capital acquisition. The course will cover social entrepreneurship as well as corporate entrepreneurship. Students may only earn credit for either BUS505 or BUS506. (3 units)

BUS506-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
09/04/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 203
BUS506-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
01/07/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS506-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/07/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS506-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 T 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-A
Hove, Tad A.
09/04/2018 - Instructor OFFC