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  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
University Catalog 2012-2013 (ARCHIVED CATALOG) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, M.B.A.


This is a broad, management-oriented degree with two tracks: the Main track and the Executives track. The Main track provides an integrated sequence of required courses and additional elective courses in selected concentrations. Having a different integrated sequence of required courses, the Executives track provides unspecified - and possibly Interdisciplinary - elective courses that can be tailored to the specific professional needs of individual student groups.

MBA Main Track


This program track is designed for individuals of widely varied backgrounds. Elective courses provide for concentration in one of the following areas: accounting, business economics, information systems, finance, health care management, international business, management, and marketing.

Admission to the Program

Applicants are admitted based on a comprehensive review of their work experience, prior education, GMAT scores, and letters of recommendation. In addition to meeting University requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must submit a separate graduate program application to the College of Business and Economics.

Note:


Students with a concentration in Accounting must also complete 20 quarter-units in accounting (ACCT 320A  & B , 321 , 322  and 420 ). Students with a concentration in Information Systems must have a basic background in Information Systems (equivalent to CIS 283 , 405 , and 406 ).

Individual courses in core areas may be waived on the basis of equivalent undergraduate coursework. A grade of “C” or better is necessary for a course credit transfer to satisfy the foundation requirements.

Additional Requirements for the Degree (48 units)


In addition to meeting the foundation coursework requirements, a total of 48 units are required for the main track.

Note:

BUS 512A&B as well as BUS 514A&B are to be taken in a 2-quarter lock-step sequence.

Elective Courses (16 units)


Select 500-level courses with adviser approval. These 16 units may be taken in one field, chosen from accounting, information systems, finance, international business, management, marketing, health care management, or business economics.

Culminating Experience (0 units)


Students must demonstrate their integrative and interdisciplinary business capabilities by satisfactorily completing BUS 596, Comprehensive Examination.

MBA for Executives Track


This program track is designed for groups of working business executives who as student cohorts will complete both the MBA core and specialized courses on a customized timetable and usually at special locations. The college will consider the particular needs of each group of students in selecting specialized courses from areas such as accounting, business economics, information systems, finance, health care management, international business, management, and marketing.

Admission to the Program

Applicants are admitted based on a comprehensive review of then work experience, an acceptable bachelor’s degree, GMAT scores, and letters of recommendation. The work requirement will generally be three to five years of significant experience. In addition to meeting University GPA requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must submit a separate graduate program application to the College of Business and Economics.

Additional Requirements for the Degree (48 units)


A total of 48 units are required.

Culminating Experience (0 units)


Students must demonstrate their integrative and interdisciplinary business capabilities by satisfactorily completing BUS 596, Comprehensive Examination .