Management Concentration

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 busines management experience in his or her teaching discipline in addition to academic credentials.

  • Career Opportunities

    Competent Leaders with Competitive Skills
    Widely recognized and respected by the region's business community, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) from California Baptist University equips graduates with the skills, knowledge and experience demanded by today's organizations. The MBA from CBU positions you to reach your professional goals, advance your career and compete effectively for a range of leadership roles in an array of organizational environments, in the public, private, not-for-profit and religious sectors.

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
    The highest ranking organizational officer responsible for managing the overall organization and reporting to the Board of Directors and/or owners.

    Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE)
    Certified Fraud Examiners can be found in a wide range of government, corporate, and private settings. They prevent, investigate, and help prosecute fraud and mismanagement. Fraud examiners may also help victims recover fraud losses through asset tracking and civil remedies.

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
    Primarily responsible for financial planning, reporting and record-keeping of the organization.

    Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)
    Certified Internal Auditors work within companies to assure accurate financial reporting and compliance with company rules and regulations, industry standards, and legal requirements.

    Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
    Certified Management Accountants work in companies to allocate costs and improve operations through cost analysis.

    Chief Operating Officer (COO)
    The COO is typically responsible for monitoring and improving an organization's daily activities and reporting to the CEO. The COO may also be an executive or senior vice president.

    Certified Public Accountants (CPA)
    Certified Public Accountants are business leaders trusted advisors.  CPAs can be found in all industries providing assurance to financial statements and reports, providing tax advice, and leading the accounting and finance operations of companies.

    Entrepreneurs
    Individuals seeking to launch an enterprise and/or product, find an MBA from CBU provides a wealth of knowledge, skills and techniques independent entrepreneurs can use to reach their goals.

    Management Consulting
    Management consultants evaluate and analyze existing organizational problems, and provide expert insight and strategies on resolving those issue and improving organizational performance.

    Vice President (VP)
    MBA graduates have the opportunity to explore and pursue vice president career tracks within organizations, in a myriad of capacities including finance, marketing, human resource management, and technology.

Prerequisites

ACC250 Principles of Accounting I
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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-A
Christie, Stephen R.
01/11/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS ONLN
ACC250-A
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
05/08/2017 T 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 253
ACC250-B
Christie, Stephen R.
09/05/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA ONLN
ACC250-C
Christie, Stephen R.
09/05/2017 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
ACC250-D
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
09/05/2017 M 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
ACC250-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA

BUS315 Business Statistics
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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 270 and MAT 115, 123 or higher, or STA 144. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

BUS315-A
Donaldson, Darla R.
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 209
BUS315-B
Donaldson, Darla R.
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 209
BUS315-A
Donaldson, Darla R.
09/05/2017 M 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM BUS 209
BUS315-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 209
BUS315-C
Donaldson, Darla R.
09/05/2017 M 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 209
BUS315-D
Donaldson, Darla R.
09/05/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 209

CIS270 Business IT Application
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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)

CIS270-A
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
01/11/2017 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS ONLN
CIS270-B
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
01/11/2017 TR 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS ONLN
CIS270-C
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
01/11/2017 - Online
CIS270-A
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
09/05/2017 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM James Complex 367
CIS270-B
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
09/05/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 375

MKT333 Principles of Marketing
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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-A
Weniger, Marc
01/11/2017 T 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 204
MKT333-B
Floyd, Kristopher Kyle
01/11/2017 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center ONLN
MKT333-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/08/2017 TR 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 253
MKT333-A
Winter, Natalie A
09/05/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 202
MKT333-B
Winter, Natalie A
09/05/2017 M 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS ONLN

Core Courses

BUS503 Foundations of Management
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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
Lainson, Douglas L.
01/09/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS503-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
01/09/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS503-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/08/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 103
BUS503-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
09/05/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
BUS503-B
Lainson, Douglas L.
09/05/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
BUS503-C
Bigley, Joel Douglas
09/05/2017 T 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM TBA

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-A
Bretches, Stephen Lloyd
01/09/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS510-A
Bretches, Stephen Lloyd
07/03/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS510-B
Bretches, Stephen Lloyd
07/03/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS510-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
BUS510-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 M 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM TBA

BUS515 Organizational Behavior
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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
Assaf, Raef J
01/09/2017 T 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 252
BUS515-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/08/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS515-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/08/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS515-A
Alderson, Keanon J.
09/05/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM TBA

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-C
Namvar, Bob
01/09/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
BUS535-A
Namvar, Bob
01/09/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 202
BUS535-B
Namvar, Bob
03/06/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS535-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/08/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
BUS535-B
STAFF, STAFF
07/03/2017 M 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM BUS 252
BUS535-A
STAFF, STAFF
10/30/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
BUS535-B
STAFF, STAFF
10/30/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
BUS535-C
STAFF, STAFF
10/30/2017 T 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM TBA

BUS539 Financial Management
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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
Harrison, Adele L.
01/09/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253
BUS539-B
Harrison, Adele L.
03/06/2017 M 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM BUS 252
BUS539-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/08/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS539-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/08/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251

BUS545 Global Business Management
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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. (3 units)

BUS545-C
STAFF, STAFF
05/08/2017 T 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 250
BUS545-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/08/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS545-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/08/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
10/30/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM TBA

BUS548 Strategy and Decision Making
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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)

BUS548-A
Hove, Tad A.
01/09/2017 M 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM BUS 252
BUS548-C
Richardson Jr, Charles R.
03/06/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
BUS548-B
Davis, Chauncey B.
03/06/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253
BUS548-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM TBA

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-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
03/06/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS593-B
Lainson, Douglas L.
07/03/2017 T 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 252
BUS593-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
07/03/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS593-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
10/30/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM TBA

Management Concentration Courses

BUS506 Entrepreneurship:The New Venture
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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-B
Alderson, Keanon J.
03/06/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS506-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
03/06/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS506-A
STAFF, STAFF
10/30/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM TBA

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
Bishop, Jim
01/09/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS520-B
Bishop, Jim
01/09/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253
BUS520-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/08/2017 M 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM BUS 252
BUS520-B
STAFF, STAFF
07/03/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251

BUS521 Leadership and Change Management
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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-A
Vanderslice, Gaynell
03/06/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS521-B
Miller, Gary A.
03/06/2017 T 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 104
BUS521-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
BUS521-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
BUS521-C
STAFF, STAFF
10/30/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
BUS521-D
STAFF, STAFF
10/30/2017 M 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM TBA

BUS530 Marketing Management
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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
STAFF, STAFF
07/03/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS530-A
STAFF, STAFF
10/30/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
BUS530-B
STAFF, STAFF
10/30/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM TBA

Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:
• Bachelor's degree
• GMAT score
• GPA
• Essay
• References
• Interview