MBA, Business Administration, Finance

Master of Business Administration, Finance

The program prepares students to manage and lead enterprises that create value for stakeholders in a dynamic, global business environment. The Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance provides the tools necessary to understand investment strategies, international finance, capital markets and related accounting principles.

With a unique focus on sustainability and innovation, Brandman University faculty members draw on industry experience and the latest academic research to help students integrate ethics, corporate social responsibility into decision making. Available fully online or on campus with integrated online components, the MBA is designed for those who want a high quality education with built-in flexibility. Students may customize their program through the selection of electives. In addition to Finance, other available emphasis areas include:

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Business Functions/Processes: Analyze and evaluate business functions and processes.
  • Strategic Planning: Evaluate and formulate effective domestic and global business strategies.
  • Sustainability/Ethics: Integrate ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability in decision-making.
  • Leadership: Identify, evaluate, communicate and implement effective leadership of a diverse workforce.
  • Innovation: Research, design and apply the innovation process from creativity to solution design and implementation.

All graduate admissions options listed below require an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Option One
A 3.0 grade point average (GPA) calculated over the most recent 30 graded semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution.

Option Two
A GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 calculated over the most recent graded 30 semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution. A satisfactory score on an accepted graduate admissions exam is required.

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE): achieve the required minimum scores on two out of three of the subsections of the GRE. (Minimum score for Quantitative: 141, minimum score for Verbal: 150, minimum score for Analytic Writing: 4.5)
  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT): achieve a minimum scaled score of 400.
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT): fulfill the formula GMAT + (GPA X 200) > 1000.

Option Three
An earned master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

Option Four
Submission of a portfolio of evidence that shows adequate preparation for graduate studies. The portfolio will contain: writing samples that show graduate level communications and analytical skills; a detailed resume showing professional development and achievements; awards; professional recognition; letters of reference from persons who can attest to the applicant’s ability to do graduate level work; and a letter of explanation detailing the reasons the student believes he or she is a good candidate for graduate study in the field of Business Administration.

The MBA program consists of two segments. The first segment is the MBA Core consisting of 24 – 36 credits depending upon course waivers. The second segment of the MBA program consists of 12 credits of electives or a designated emphasis area.

 

Program Requirements (36-48 credits)
Core Requirements (24 - 36 credits, depending upon waivers):

ACCU 602 Financial Reporting and Analysis 3
BUSU 610 Data Analysis for Decision Making 3
BUSU 620 Economic Analysis for Managers 3
BUSU 630 Business Process Analysis and Innovation 3
BUSU 650 Corporate Responsibility: Ethics and Sustainability 3
FINU 607 Finance Management 3
HRCU 645 Human Resource Systems 3
MKTU 605 Marketing Management 3
OLCU 613 Seminar in Organizational Dynamics 3
OLCU 615 Organization Development and Change 3
OLCU 632 Leadership and Innovation 3
BUSU 640 Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage Capstone 3

Prior to enrolling in the MBA (BUSU 640) capstone course, all core classes must be satisfactorily completed; one core class may be taken concurrently.

 

MBA Emphases

Finance Emphasis

FINU 615 International Finance 3
FINU 620 Investments 3
FINU 630 Capital Markets 3
Plus one course from Accounting. 3
Total Credits 12

 

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