2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    May 27, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, MBA

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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is designed for today’s professional who operates in a global and rapidly changing environment. The Jabs MBA addresses strategic opportunities created by the world’s dynamic economy, entrepreneurial approaches to problem solving and capitalizing on new business opportunities, as well as the growing need for ethical decision making.

Firmly grounded in traditional business theory and contemporary concepts, our MBA program is further enhanced by the infusion of Judeo-Christian values. This approach not only yields a balanced, Biblical perspective on global integration and effective business practices, but also equips graduates with a solid ethical foundation for business leadership.

The graduate program in Business Administration allows students to choose one concentration from among five designed to prepare students for a wide variety of careers in Accounting, Aviation Management, Construction Management, Healthcare Administration, and Management.

Global Business Accreditation

In addition to California Baptist University’s WASC accreditation, the MBA program is professionally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Admission Requirements

Master of Business Administration Admission Requirements

Admission standards for graduate studies at California Baptist University can be found in the Admissions section of the University Catalog. Additional application requirements for graduate program in Business Administration are:

  1. Grade Point Average
    • A minimum 3.0 GPA for unconditional admission and a minimum 2.5 GPA for conditional admission
    • Applicants are considered based on a combination of GPA, management or professional work experience, and GMAT score
    • Applicants with significant work experience or a high GPA may not need to submit GMAT score *
  2. Prerequisites (completed with a “C” or better)*
    Applicants should possess the following common body of knowledge from prerequisite courses or approved work-related experience in:
    • Business Statistics
    • Computer Applications
    • Principles of Accounting I
    • Principles of Marketing
  3. Two recommendations, completed on forms provided, from academic or professional sources. Family members and friends may not complete recommendations
  4. Comprehensive essay of at least 500 words that includes the following:
    • Purpose for entering the program
    • Long-term professional goals
    • Reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University
    • Factors that will make applicant a good MBA candidate
  5. Current resume
  6. Successful interview with the Director of the MBA program *

* Not required for admission to the pre-MBA curriculum.

Additional Requirements for Accounting Concentration

Completion of twenty-one (21) units of Accounting is required for the Accounting Concentration.

Intensive English Program Pre-MBA Track

The Pre-MBA track offers a pathway for students to enter the MBA program at California Baptist University by taking a combination of Intensive English courses and MBA pre-requisite courses over two semesters.  See the Undergraduate catalog academic programs section for more details.

Pre-MBA Curriculum

The following Master of Business Administration prerequisites are offered at California Baptist University:

  • ACC 250 - Principles of Accounting I
  • BUS 315 - Business Statistics
  • CIS 270 - Business IT Applications
  • MKT 333 - Principles of Marketing

Program Requirements (36 units)

The degree prepares students for business leadership positions in a wide variety of businesses and industries.

Concentration Courses (12 units)

Students must also complete all of the requirements in one of the following concentrations: Accounting; Aviation Management; Construction Management; Healthcare Administration; Management

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