Business

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About the Program

Academically Qualified and Professionally Accomplished Faculty
Faculty members in the Jabs School of Business are accomplished educators as well as experienced business leaders who bring a range of valuable insight, acumen and practical knowledge into the classroom. Academically qualified, the MBA faculty is comprised of successful entrepreneurs, managers, consultants, researchers, authors, business owners and leaders who have practiced what they teach. Equally dedicated to student success in the workplace as well as in the classroom, MBA professors provide students the practical skills to implement working solutions in their current situations.

Fostering Relationships
CBU’s MBA program reflects a dynamic community of working professionals from a diverse range of business cultures and organizational environments. Students have the opportunity to build business connections, while building their leadership skills. Small classes provide an interactive learning experience that allows students to strengthen networking, team-building and interpersonal skills while defining their unique business visions. Supportive relationships, with faculty and fellow students, begin the first day of class and last a lifetime.

Practical Program with Practical Applications
Designed for the working adult, MBA classes are scheduled one evening per week for eight weeks each to allow students to pursue their careers while also pursuing their degree. Candidates complete one or two courses at a time, enabling them to focus their energies and valuable time while balancing professional and personal obligations.

Classes closely model real-world working environments, in which actual cases are discussed to illustrate the connections between coursework and the workplace by recreating the boardroom in the classroom, courses motivate students to think, react and function like managers. Studies culminate in an interdisciplinary final project, in which students develop solutions to challenges within their current workplaces.

MBA courses are also designed to prepare ethical and effective, leaders to create and shape organizations and to become responsible, accountable members of their communities and the world at large. CBU MBA graduates share an understanding of the positive impact they can have on the people they work with, as well as the importance of earning the trust of shareholders and stakeholders.

International Business Experience
Beginning in Fall 2013, tuition will include a trip overseas to Europe for an international business experience. Students will learn about conducting business across borders and grasp an understanding of the key differences in business practices across cultures. Students will also visit business leaders and major business locations on each continent.

The Europe option will be held in Oxford. Trip details subject to change.

Students, who are not able to attend one of these exciting options, will have the opportunity to supplement this experience with an international business course. 

Healthcare Administration Concentration
CBU’s School of Business has partnered with the College of Allied Health to design a program that will meet the high demand for healthcare administrators. Students will receive a premiere business education that is focused to meet the needs of the healthcare industry. Visit the program page to learn more.

Management Concentration
The MBA program at CBU offers a multidisciplinary curriculum that promotes knowledge across multiple areas critical to effective leadership and management. Students gain understanding of key business principles in finance and accounting, change management, business modeling and research, technology, innovation, leadership, organizational dynamics, marketing, strategy, international business and more. Visit the program page to learn more.

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.

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.

To learn more about the many rewarding career opportunities that come with the MBA, please attend an upcoming Graduate Program Information Session.

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

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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