Courses Descriptions


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Boot Camp (0 units)

Students are expected to complete an MBA Business Boot Camp before the start of their second quarter, unless later completion is approved by the MBA program. These modules are separated by the department with submodules that concentrate in the focus areas offered.

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Information Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Management
  • Marketing

Prior to enrolling in each essential class and Advancement to Candidacy, students are required to complete the associated MBA Boot Camp module.

Foundation (8 units – 2 classes)

  • Expand ADMN 601. – Data-driven Decision making (4 units)

    Advanced problem-solving qualitative and quantitative techniques to find, frame and solve difficult issues.

  • Expand ADMN 602. – Advanced Managerial Communications (4 units)

    Introduces students to the basics of communication strategy and persuasion, with focus on written and oral presentation assignments to increase student proficiency in managerial communication. Satisfies the graduate writing assessment requirement.

Essential Core Courses (28 units – 7 classes)

  • Expand ACCT 606. Accounting for Managerial Decision-Making (4 units)

    Study and application of the concepts and techniques used by management for planning and controlling business activities.

  • Expand FIN 602. Financial Theory and Corporate Finance (4 units)

    Modern finance theory and analysis of financial decision making. Topics include valuation, risk and return, cost of capital, capital budgeting, capital structure policy, dividend policy, working capital management, financial planning, and corporate control.

  • Expand IST 609. Information Systems and Technology Management (4 units)

    Advanced applications of computer and information systems in organizations. Topics include information management planning, information technologies, information assurance and security, risk assessment, resource allocation and information based management.

  • Expand MGMT 601. Organization Theory and Behavior (4 units)

    A critical analysis of theories for viewing organizations and an examination of the common models for understanding human behavior, including executive behavior, within the constraints of a complex social system.

  • Expand MGMT 685. Corporate Strategy in a Global Economy (4 units)

    Long-term strategy of the business organization in the context of the global economy from the perspective of the General Manager who has overall responsibility for the performance of the firm or the business unit of the firm. Topics include strategy formulation and implementation, industry competitive analysis, core competencies and key success factors, diversification and strategic alliances, all within a global framework. Emphasis is on cases and small-group work.

  • Expand MKTG 605. Marketing Management (4 units)

    Problem-solving and decision-making in marketing and the interacting effects of such factors as selling, advertising, pricing, consumer behavior and channels of distribution.

  • Expand SCM 607. Managing the Supply Chain (4 units)

    Integration and application of analytical techniques used in logistics and supply chain management. Concepts of decision models are examined for planning, control, forecasting, scheduling, and analysis within an enterprise.

Focus Elective Courses (8 units – 2 classes) – chosen from

2 Required Courses. Electives may include, but not limited to:

  • Expand ADMN 675. Internship (4 units)

    Prerequisites: consent of instructor and department's internship coordinator Supervised work and study in private or public organizations. May be repeated once for credit. A total of two College of Business and Public Administration 675 courses may be applied toward graduation. Graded credit/no credit.

  • Expand ADMN 690. Advanced Seminar in Administration (4 units) (Short-term study abroad)

    Intensive study of an advanced topic in management. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

  • Expand ADMN 690D. Advanced Topics in Administration (4 units)

    Intensive study of some advanced phase of administration to be developed by instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

  • Expand ACCT 610. Financial Reporting and Disclosure (4 units)

    An in-depth study of financial accounting, reporting, and disclosure. Professional accounting and reporting standards will be examined. MBA Prerequisite: ACCT 606.

  • Expand ENTR 621. Entrepreneurship and New Ventures (4 units)

    Study of the entrepreneurial process. Focus on the characteristics and mindset of entrepreneurs, ideation and innovation, startup models, analyzing emerging opportunities, resource creativity and managerial challenges for new and growing companies.

  • Expand MGMT 641. Managing Human Resources (4 units)

    Analysis of specific areas and problems in the administration of human resource systems and policies. Topics include employment law, job analysis, recruitment, selection, performance appraisal, and compensation administration.

  • Expand MGMT 645. Negotiation and Bargaining (4 units)

    Theory and practice of negotiation and bargaining including the analytical skills necessary to prepare, plan, and present advocacy positions, anticipate opposing positions, envision and achieve optimal resolutions of disputes. Course participants will simulate, negotiate, debrief, discuss, and evaluate negotiation problems, strategies and tactics.

  • Expand MGMT 650. Managing and Leading Global Business (4 units)

    Management and leadership of organizations in global environments. Emphasis on economic, political and sociocultural influences.

  • Expand MKTG 670. Global Marketing Strategies (4 units)

    Advanced marketing strategies for developing global markets. Includes the emerging changes in international markets and their impact on general marketing strategies. Formerly a topic under MKTG 690.

Culminating Experience (4 units)

  • Expand ADMN 691. Culminating Business Analysis Project (4 units)

    This capstone course develops the future manager’s business analysis skills, integrating knowledge from the MBA Foundation and Essentials courses. Students will develop a comprehensive, written assessment that addresses a real, substantive business problem. Two hours seminar and two hours business assessment project.

  • Expand ADMN 995. MBA Portfolio (0 units)

    Prerequisites: completion of 32 units in the program
    Preparation and submission of a portfolio containing assignments representing successful work in the MBA program, accompanied by a reflective essay showing how the portfolio demonstrates the accomplishment of the goals of the program. Graded credit/no credit.

Cyber Security Focus

A new Cyber Security focus area is coming to the MBA Online degree in the fall 2017. This program combines the rigorous standards of a highly ranked AACSB program, the flexibility of being completely online and the highly sought Cyber Security concentration.




*Elective courses are subject to change, depending on the faculty availability and cohort. Students interested in ADMN 675 or ADMN 690 courses should contact the CBPA Graduate Programs Office at 909-537-5703 for further information.

* To complete the program in 18-months, students need to start in intake 1 (session one), and follow the prescribed program plan.