The Master of Business Administration prepares you to manage and lead enterprises that create value for stakeholders in a dynamic, global business environment. With a unique focus on sustainability and innovation, Brandman University faculty draw on real-world industry experience and the latest academic research to help you integrate ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability into decision-making, and apply the innovation process from creativity to solution design and implementation. The program also provides the tools necessary to analyze business functions and processes, formulate effective business strategies and identify characteristics and implications of effective leadership and policy practices in a global and diverse business environment.
Students may customize their program through the selection of electives or one of the following emphases:
This program is for students seeking the competitive advantage that comes from an integrated MBA program that focuses on strategy, leadership and global perspectives while emphasizing the importance of sustainability and innovation in today’s business climate. Available fully online or on campus with integrated online components, this program is designed for those who want a high quality education with built-in flexibility.
The Brandman University MBA was designed to meet the demands of both students and employers. Graduates of the program will be prepared for management and leadership positions in many fields including financial management, entrepreneurship, health communication, information security, e-business, accounting and auditing, business operations, human resources or marketing.
Admission to the program may be achieved by completing the following requirements:
Satisfactorily fulfill graduate admissions requirements for Brandman University.
If using Option Two in the graduate admissions requirements, submit passing scores from one of the following standard admissions tests:
If using Option Four in the graduate admissions requirements, submit a portfolio of evidence that shows adequate preparation for graduate studies. Including, but not limited to:
If the portfolio meets substantive approval of the reviewers, the applicant may be invited for an interview.
How to Apply:
Only credit from regionally accredited institutions will be accepted for transfers.International applicants or domestic applicants with transcripts from international institutions must also submit foreign transcripts.
PLEASE DO NOT FAX TRANSCRIPTS OR TEST SCORES.
Please mail all official transcripts to the following address:
Brandman University Office of Admission
16355 Laguna Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92618
With the exception of transcripts or test scores, you may also fax additional required documents directly to the Office of Admission at (866) 659-1143 or e-mail the documents as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specific Requirements (2012-13 catalog)
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 concurrent.
Marketing Emphasis (12 credits)
MKTU 624 Seminar in Marketing Research 3 MKTU 630 Seminar in New Product Development 3 MKTU 635 Seminar in Advertising and Promotion 3 MKTU 640 Seminar in International Marketing 3