2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    May 27, 2024  
2021-2022 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.

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). By successfully completing BUS 503 - Foundations of Management , students will meet all common professional components as described within the ACBSP standards.

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. Two recommendations, completed on forms provided, from academic or professional sources. Family members and friends may not complete recommendations
  3. 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
  4. Current resume
  5. Successful interview with the Director of the MBA program

Additional Requirements for Accounting Concentration

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

Program Requirements (36 units)

The Master of Business Administration 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; Business Analytics; Healthcare Administration; Management

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