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Accounting Concentration

CBU's MBA with a concentration in Accounting is designed to be completed in one year by students who wish to meet the 150-hour education requirement needed for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in California and most other states. With a concentration in accounting at the graduate level, the program is designed to produce individuals who are qualified with knowledge and skills in professional accounting.

Prerequisites

ACC250 Principles of Accounting I

ACC250 Principles of Accounting I

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ACC250-B B Schwandt, Brittany Nicole 09/02/2014 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sch Business Building
250
Fall 2014 ACC250-C C Nelson, Karin H. 09/02/2014 Thursday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sch Business Building
106
Fall 2014 ACC250-A A Giles, Brizset Adriana 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sch Business Building
252
Fall 2014 ACC250-D D Nelson, Karin H. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Sch Business Building
253
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BUS315 Business Statistics

BUS315 Business Statistics

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 BUS315-B B Donaldson, Darla R. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Sch Business Building
209
Fall 2014 BUS315-C C Lainson, Douglas L. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
104
Fall 2014 BUS315-A A Donaldson, Darla R. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sch Business Building
209
Spring 2015 BUS315-A A Donaldson, Darla R. 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center
B113
Spring 2015 BUS315-B B Donaldson, Darla R. 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
209
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CIS270 Business IT Application

CIS270 Business IT Application

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 CIS270-B B Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center
B113
Fall 2014 CIS270-A A Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center
B113
Spring 2015 CIS270-A A Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Sch Business Building
209
Spring 2015 CIS270-B B Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Sch Business Building
209
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MKT333 Principles of Marketing

MKT333 Principles of Marketing

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 MKT333-B B Winter, Natalie A 09/02/2014 Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
ONLN
Fall 2014 MKT333-A A Winter, Natalie A 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
125
Spring 2015 MKT333-B B Winter, Natalie A 01/07/2015 Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
ONLN
Spring 2015 MKT333-A A Assaf, Raef J 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
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An additional 21 units in Accounting Study is required.

Core Courses

BUS503 Foundations of Management

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 BUS503-B B Weniger, Marc 09/02/2014 Thursday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sch Business Building
202
Fall 2014 BUS503-A A Weniger, Marc 09/02/2014 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sch Business Building
202
Spring 2015 BUS503-A A Weniger, Marc 01/05/2015 Thursday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
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BUS510 Innovation and Technology

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)

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BUS515 Organizational Behavior

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 BUS515-A A Alderson, Keanon J. 09/02/2014 Thursday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sch Business Building
203
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BUS535 Econ Analysis Chng Bus Envrnmt

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 BUS535-A A Namvar, Bob 01/05/2015 Thursday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
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BUS539 Financial Management

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 BUS539-A A Christie, Stephen R. 10/27/2014 Thursday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sch Business Building
103
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BUS545 Global Business Management

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)

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BUS547 Strategic Management

BUS547 Strategic Management

Using the case analysis method, a course in which students learn the tasks of strategic management in the business firm: establishing an effective vision; setting strategic and financial objectives that are grounded in solid market data; forming and implementing an appropriate strategy; and evaluating organizational performance. With written, verbal, and presentation assignments, students develop the ability to identify, analyze, and make recommendations regarding strategic organizational problems in order to learn a variety of conceptual approaches to strategic thinking.(3 units)

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BUS593 Intrdscplnry Culminating Project

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 BUS593-A A Lainson, Douglas L. 10/27/2014 Thursday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sch Business Building
203
Spring 2015 BUS593-A A Lainson, Douglas L. 03/02/2015 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
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Accounting Concentration Courses

ACC520 Advncd Topics Managerial Acctng

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)

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ACC530 Taxation for Business Entities

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)

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ACC540 Advncd Topics in Financial Acctg

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)

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ACC550 Ethcs/Prfssnl Rspnsblty for CPAs

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)

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

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.
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