Master of Business Administration

General

Program Description

Master of Business Administration (MBA)


The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program requires possession of a Bachelor's degree.

For students with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, the program requires completion of 36 units of coursework: 18 units of Second Year Core courses, 12 units of Elective courses and 6 units of a Master's Thesis or Comprehensive Exam.

For students holding a bachelor's degree in another discipline, the program requires 45 units of coursework: 9 units of First Year Core courses, 18 units of Second Year Core courses, 12 units of Elective courses and 6 units of a Master's Thesis or Comprehensive Exam.

No more than 9 units can be taken at the 400 level.

Program Requirements


Candidates are expected to have acquired basic math skills and working knowledge of computers. Students who have not had a course in basic math skills or computer concepts involving database management and spreadsheet software must either a) demonstrate to faculty that they have the requisite proficiency in these areas or b) take the necessary courses. Students must own or have access to a computer.


Those without a Business Administration academic background will be required to complete pre-requisite courses.

Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree with a 3.0 cumulative GPA to be eligible for the graduate program, or in special circumstances, may be accepted with approval from the Faculty Advisor and Academic Dean. Students are expected to maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to complete the program. In addition, each degree program requires completion of the graduate core plus either a) graduate research class and thesis, or b) graduate research class and successful passage of a comprehensive exam.

Credit is assigned in graduate guided instruction and labs for completion of course requirements that include both developmental and evaluative components based upon faculty contact throughout instruction. Students must satisfy prerequisite requirements for any courses selected.


The MBA is a breadth degree. Labwork is assigned on an individual basis and is determined by faculty assessment.

Elective Areas

  • Accounting
  • Business Elective Credit
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Health Care Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business Administration
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Science
  • Marketing
Last updated Nov 2017

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California National University was founded in January 1993 in recognition of the need for working adults to meet contemporary challenges to re-think and re-tool. From the beginning, it has been CNU's intent to provide quality degree programs in a flexible environment. Read less