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Master of Business Administration (MBA) General Program

Earn an MBA and empower yourself for a great career in business.

The Value of a CALUNIVERSITY Online MBA General Degree

The Master’s of Business Administration general program has been structured to keep in mind the changing needs of today’s corporate world. Course content reflects the best practices in the business world taught by highly qualified faculty.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to apply the principles and management practices within a technology-driven world. The program covers current business practices in modern business organizations with knowledge of current practice coming from associations with various corporations/companies. The MBA program emphasizes the application of business theories in effective management with practical skills. With a broad number of emphases, California Intercontinental University offers programs that can help students prepare for executive and advanced careers in various fields of business.

Credits required for degree completion: 36
Maximum transfer credits accepted: 18
Program length: 1.5 years
Cost per credit: $445
Payment options: Click to view interest-free payment options

Program Competencies and Learning Objectives

  • Integrate management theories and practices to improve organizational performance.
  • Construct and optimize business opportunities in competitive markets.
  • Assess business challenges and opportunities associated with the global economy, competition, change, and uncertainty.
  • Utilize applied research methods and business strategies to maximize business growth and development opportunities.
  • Foster interdisciplinary team work and collaborative work environments.
  • Identify and analyze complex business concepts and explore alternative solutions to organizational and financial problems.
  • Apply critical thinking skills and proven management theories and practices to analyze, evaluate, and decide on a wide range of financial business issues
  • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills
  • Facilitate the use of appropriate technologies for inquiry and problem solving
  • Measure the economic performance or organizations.
Course Number Course Name Prerequisite Credits Core Major
Semester 1
MKT 517 Marketing None 3 3
MGT 517 Organizational Development None 3 3
IST 530 Management Information Systems None 3 3
Semester 2
ACC 501 Accounting None 3 3
ECO 518 Economics for Decision Making ACC 501 3 3
FIN 515 Entreprenurial Finance ACC 501, ECO 518 3 3
Semester 3
MGT 553 Project Management for Professionals Semesters 1/2 3 3
MGT 545 Strategic Management and Competitive Globalization MGT 553 3 3
Elective Choose from the list of specialization courses 3 3
Semester 4
Specialization Courses Choose from the list of specialization courses 3 3
Specialization Courses Choose from the list of specialization courses 3 3
Specialization Courses Choose from the list of specialization courses 3 3
36 24 12

Required Courses

  • ACC 501 Accounting
  • ECO 518 Economics for Decision Making
  • FIN 515 Entrepreneurial Finance
  • IST 530 Management Information Systems
  • MGT 517 Organizational Development
  • MGT 545 Strategic Management and Competitive Globalization
  • MGT 553 Project Management for Professionals
  • MKT 517 Marketing

Specialization Courses

  • FIN 512 International Financial Management
  • FIN 530 Bank Management
  • FIN 533 Commercial Banking
  • FIN 540 Capital Markets
  • GRC 505 Problem Analysis and Research Methods
  • HCM 503 Leadership in Healthcare
  • HCM 507 Healthcare Human Resource Management
  • HCM 512 Health Care Economics
  • HCM 523 Ethics of Healthcare
  • HCS 533 Healthcare Information Systems
  • IST 535 Information Technology in Project Management
  • IST 538 Knowledge Management
  • IST 540 Knowledge Management Using E-Learning
  • IST 555 Management of Information Security
  • MGT 518 Global Business Management
  • MGT 523 Human Factors and Team Dynamics for Project Management
  • MGT 528 Human Resource Management, Case Analysis And Readings
  • MGT 542 Leadership Development in Organization
  • MGT 566 Training and Human Capital Development
  • MGT 570 Quality Design for Six Sigma
  • MGT 575 Total Quality Management
  • MKT 525 Integrated Retail Management
  • MKT 545 Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
  • MKT 558 Global Marketing Policy

Course Schedule

The Master of Business Administration program requires the completion of 36 units of coursework that include:

Business Required Courses: 24 Units / 8 Courses
Elective Courses: 12 Units / 4 Courses

Admissions Requirements

In addition to the preliminary admissions requirements, an applicant for the Master’s degree program must submit and meet the following admission prerequisites:

  1. A copy of the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae or Professional Resume.
  2. Official Transcript showing the completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university that is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation – CHEA.
  3. An applicant who has completed his Bachelor’s degree in a non-business related area (i.e., Engineering or Science) is required to meet CALUNIVERSITY’s business foundational prerequisites by taking a required course in Basic Accounting. Other elective courses are available for the student’s consideration.
  4. The applicant’s prior college academic records must show a minimal Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of C (2.0 on a scale of 4.0) or higher.

Graduation Requirements

The Master’s Degree is conferred upon those who have fulfilled the following requirements:

  1. Successfully completed all required courses of the Masters curricula and have completed the minimal required Learning Time for each course and program
  2. Met the study time residency requirement for degree completion and award
  3. Achieved at least 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
  4. Be cleared of all indebtedness and other obligations to CALUNIVERSITY
  5. Be recommended for graduation by the Faculty and Academic Department

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