68 Quarter Units

The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is designed to continue the educational process of our students in an ever-expanding global economy.  The M.B.A. program emphasizes the identification, analysis, and solution of complex management problems within a context requiring both technical understanding and balanced decision making.  Management consists of the rational assessment of a situation and the systematic selection of goals and purposes; the systematic development of strategies to achieve these goals; the marshalling of the required resources; the rational design, organization, direction, and control of the activities required to attain the selected purposes, and finally, motivation and rewarding of people to do the work.

Managers are responsible for achieving organizational objectives by coordinating money, materials, machines, and most important of all, the efforts of people.  Managers set objectives, establish policies, plan, organize, direct, communicate, and make decisions.  Since their principal concern is solving problems, managers are continually defining problems and seeking solutions.

To be an effective manager an individual needs a broad knowledge of the practice of management, the workings of business and the economy, and the behavior of people.  Effective management requires persistence, tough-mindedness, hard work, intelligence, analytic ability, and perhaps most importantly, tolerance and good will.

The M.B.A. program provides our students with a comprehensive foundation for business decision making and prepares them to lead effectively in a rapidly changing business environment.  The M.B.A. enables graduates to manage challenges including globalization, diversity, social and ethical responsibility, and technology, and to anticipate and adapt to the challenges of tomorrow.  The degree encompasses the theoretical concepts and practical applications for business practitioners.  Special emphasis is placed on the role of management in the formulation and administration of corporate policy and strategic plans.

Degree Requirements

•  Successfully complete a minimum of 68 quarter units of the following coursework with a cumulative Grade Point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale:

o  Complete 40 quarter units of required courses
o  Complete 24 quarter units of elective courses
o  Complete 4 quarter units of directed study and readings

•  Pass the Comprehensive Graduation Examination
•  Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit.

Time Limit

The MBA program must be completed within 3 years from the time the student commenced the first course, as a regular student. This time limit, at the option of the university, may be extended due to special extenuating circumstances.


  • Financial Accounting

    4 quarter units/40 clock hours

    Prerequisite: None

    Understanding of accounting procedures and judgments underlying corporate financial statements, ability to read and analyze these statements, make inferences about financial health, likelihood of success, and other important attributes of various business entities.

  • Accounting for management planning, control, and decision making. Instruction in cost-profit-volume relationships; cost and revenue information for routine and non-routine decisions; budgeting and profit planning. Discussions of standard costing, responsibility accounting, decentralization and transfer pricing in the context of management control of operations.
  • Management of marketing decisions particular to private, commercial,institutional, and governmental customers in both domestic and global markets. Development, implementation and evaluation of marketing strategies. Role of marketing planning in the overall corporate strategic planning process. Use of contemporary techniques and models in the strategic planning process.

  • Executive Leadership

    4 quarter units/40 clock hours

    Prerequisite: None

    Review of contemporary leadership styles of high-level governmental officials and executives in business, industry and commerce.Assessment of the student’s leadership strengths and developmental needs to prepare them to take responsible leadership positions; focuses on topics such as power and authority in leadership and goal setting for leadership development.