The objective of the master’s degree programs is to provide advanced training to those who wish to practice their profession with increased competence in the global business industries. The program emphasizes both mastery of subject matter and an understanding of related research and research methodology. This emphasis implies development of the student’s ability to integrate and apply the subject matter.

Program Objectives:

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of business knowledge (principles, concepts, theories, perspectives) and skills (procedures, methods, strategies, approaches) for each business function/discipline, and of the interrelationships among business functions/disciplines.
  • Students will demonstrate the capacity to assess business environments and opportunities, and to align business activities in developing and implementing organizational strategy and change in complex and uncertain conditions.
  • Students will demonstrate the capacity to identify problems, define objectives, gather and analyze information, evaluate risks and alternatives, make decisions that are ethical and responsible, and to communicate clear, defensible ideas and plans.
  • Students will demonstrate the capacity to acquire and manage organizations’ financial capital, human capital, assets, information, and technology.
  • Students will demonstrate the capacity to work effectively and communicate with others as a colleague and as a manager.
  • Students will demonstrate the capacity to collaborate and communicate effectively with others.
  • Students will demonstrate the capacity to manage, influence, and lead others, and facilitate their development.
  • Students will demonstrate the capacity to perceive commonalities and differences in others’ values, styles, and perspectives, and how culture affects those commonalities and differences.
  • Students will demonstrate the capacity for continual self-managed learning for professional and career development.

A minimum of 30 semester units of graduate study are required for the MBA program. The MBA curriculum includes coursework in the following categories: Core Requirements, Electives, and a Capstone Course.

The student must meet prerequisite requirements when taking any course. Upon clearing background preparation work, students start to take courses to meet the degree requirements, beginning with the Foundation Requirements courses.

II. Core Requirements (21 units) The following required courses provide a knowledge base of interdisciplinary business theories and techniques for the students who would like to pursue a career in business management with the concentration in Data Science. The students can select eight courses from the following list to fulfil the core requirements.

  • MB500 Financial Management
  • MB510 Human Resource Management
  • MB530 Statistics for data analysis
  • MB532 Statistics for Business Decision
  • MB550 Project Management
  • MB552 Management Information System
  • MB554 Leadership
  • MB558 Financial Accounting and Analysis
  • MB560 Marketing Management
  • MB570 Business and Human Resources Law
  • MB572 Organizational Behavior
  • MB580 Business Analytics and Strategy
  • MB586 Python and Big Data
  • CSE558 Machine Learning

III. Electives (6 units) The students may elect any graduate-level courses to meet the electives requirement. The following is additional options for the elective courses:

Curricular Practicum: When applicable, the student may take curricular practicum courses and engage in practical training to work on company projects that are directly related to the student‟s course of study. The student must observe the rules required for taking the practicum courses. No more than 6 units of practicum coursework may be counted towards graduation. Part-time CPT is 1 unit, together with concurrent 9 course units, and full time CPT is 2 units, together with 6 concurrent course units. Each 1 unit of a practicum course requires at least 45 hours of practical experience related to the student‟s program curriculum.

  • MB598 Business Administration Internship

IV. Capstone Course (3 units) (A required subject) Upon completing all or most coursework for this program, the students are required to take the capstone course and, under the guidance of the course instructor, integrate the knowledge and skills learned from all the courses taken during the program.

  • MB599 Business Administration Capstone

Graduation RequirementsThe Master of Business Administration degree program requires a minimum of 30 units of graduatelevel courses. The MBA degree program requires coursework in the following categories:

  • Core Requirements
  • Electives, and
  • A Capstone Course.

The following are required for graduation:

  • A graduate student admitted with under-graduate deficiencies must clear the deficiencies in the early terms. The student may clear a subject by either taking the course and earning a passing grade or passing a proficiency exam on the subject,
  • Maintain a grade of C- or better for all courses taken to clear deficiencies or towards the degree requirements,
  • Maintain an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or better,
  • Maintain good standing with the University – with clear financial, library, and other school records,
  • The student is approved to graduate after filing a petition for graduation.

NOTICE TO PROSPECTIVE DEGREE PROGRAM STUDENTS This institution is provisionally approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer this degree program, this institution must meet the following requirements:

  • Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.
  • Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by (date two years from date of provisional approval), and full accreditation by (date five years from date of provisional approval).

If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

  • Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
  • Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.

An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended.