Management Concentration

The MBA prepares students with broad business and management knowledge at an advanced level for a wide range of leadership opportunities. The program develops participants in ten functional areas before their final challenge of running a simulated business in the role of a top executive. The program is especially effective at preparing graduates for executive-level positions because every professor has busines management experience in his or her teaching discipline in addition to academic credentials.

  • 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.

Prerequisites

ACC250 Principles of Accounting I
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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)

ACC250-C
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
09/06/2016 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 104
ACC250-D
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
09/06/2016 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 104
ACC250-B
Christie, Stephen R.
09/06/2016 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS ONLN
ACC250-A
Christie, Stephen R.
09/06/2016 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS ONLN
ACC250-A
Christie, Stephen R.
01/11/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS ONLN

BUS315 Business Statistics
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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)

BUS315-A
Donaldson, Darla R.
09/06/2016 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 209
BUS315-B
Donaldson, Darla R.
09/06/2016 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 209
BUS315-C
Keyes-Kimbirk, Wendy R
09/06/2016 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 209
BUS315-A
Donaldson, Darla R.
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 209
BUS315-B
Donaldson, Darla R.
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 209

CIS270 Business IT Application
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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)

CIS270-A
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
09/06/2016 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 209
CIS270-B
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
09/06/2016 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 209
CIS270-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS ONLN
CIS270-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 TR 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS ONLN

MKT333 Principles of Marketing
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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)

MKT333-A
Floyd, Kristopher Kyle
09/06/2016 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS ONLN
MKT333-B
Floyd, Kristopher Kyle
09/06/2016 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 252
MKT333-A
Winter, Natalie A
01/11/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS
MKT333-B
Floyd, Kristopher Kyle
01/11/2017 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS ONLN

Core Courses

BUS503 Foundations of Management
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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)

BUS503-C
Weniger, Marc
09/06/2016 T 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 103
BUS503-A
Weniger, Marc
09/06/2016 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS503-B
Weniger, Marc
09/06/2016 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 204
BUS503-A
Weniger, Marc
01/09/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS503-B
Weniger, Marc
01/09/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS510 Innovation and Technology
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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)

BUS510-A
Bretches, Stephen Lloyd
09/05/2016 M 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM BUS 104
BUS510-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS515 Organizational Behavior
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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)

BUS515-A
Alderson, Keanon J.
09/06/2016 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS515-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2017 T 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS

BUS535 Econ Analysis Chng Bus Envrnmt
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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)

BUS535-A
Namvar, Bob
01/09/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 202
BUS535-B
Namvar, Bob
03/06/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS539 Financial Management
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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)

BUS539-B
Markley, Randy T.
10/31/2016 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 203
BUS539-A
Wendee, Paul Michael
10/31/2016 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 204
BUS539-A
Harrison, Adele L.
01/09/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS539-B
Harrison, Adele L.
03/06/2017 T 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS

BUS545 Global Business Management
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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)

BUS545-C
Bigley, Joel Douglas
10/31/2016 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253
BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
10/31/2016 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252

BUS547 Strategic Management
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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)

BUS593 Intrdscplnry Culminating Project
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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)

BUS593-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
10/31/2016 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS593-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
03/06/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

Management Concentration Courses

BUS505 Entrepreneurial Management
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This course introduces new enterprise formation and management from the perspective of the advanced-level manager. Some practical issues that are covered in detail include: market planning, business plan preparation, effective team building, and capital acquisition. The course also surveys the innovation-oriented department or strategic business unit of an ongoing and larger business, and offers an examination of the factors that enable an entire unit of a large organization to become more creative and dynamic. Students may only earn credit for either BUS505 or BUS506. (3 units)

BUS520 Managerial Ethics
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This course covers ethical reasoning based on biblical principles as it applies to business situations. Specific topics include the legal environment, corporate social responsibility, bribery, affirmative action, cultural diversity, dispute resolution, consumer protection, employee rights, deception, advertising ethics, product safety, environment protection, and economic justice. The course develops an awareness of and appreciation for cultural diversity in the workplace. Prerequisite: BUS 358 or BUS 503. (3 units)

BUS520-A
Bishop, Jim
01/09/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS520-B
Bishop, Jim
01/09/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS521 Leadership and Change Management
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This course provides a discussion of change in relation to the complexities of organizational life. The course takes both a theoretical and practical approach to the issue of organizational change to meet both the academic and applied aims of a cutting-edge MBA course. As such, the course will focus on a sound balance between discussions and practical application in a multi-dimensional context. (3 units)

BUS521-C
Vanderslice, Gaynell
09/06/2016 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
BUS521-A
Miller, Gary A.
09/06/2016 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS521-B
Miller, Gary A.
09/06/2016 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS521-A
STAFF, STAFF
03/06/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS521-B
STAFF, STAFF
03/06/2017 M 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM BUS

BUS530 Marketing Management
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This course investigates the strategic implications and considerations of marketing management decisions. The course covers the formulation and implementation of effective planning for market development. Substantive and procedural aspects of marketing will also be addressed. (3 units)

BUS530-D
Winter, Natalie A
10/31/2016 T 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 126
BUS530-B
Zimmerman, Jeremy
10/31/2016 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS530-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
10/31/2016 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251

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