MBA in Marketing

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Master of Business Administration, Marketing

This degree program includes a core business curriculum with a foundation in leadership, corporate responsibility, ethics and sustainability. The specialty curriculum enables students to navigate through the consumer landscape and build effective marketing campaigns.

Program Overview

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in marketing helps you move your organization’s brands forward. You will learn the roles of advertising and promotion in the marketing mix and global marketing environment concepts and factors such as ethics, sociology and culture as they pertain to business activities.

As a student, you will:

  • Develop strong leadership abilities.
  • Understand every aspect of business practice, including financial reporting, data analytics, marketing management, organizational leadership and process innovation.
  • Illustrate your knowledge by writing and presenting comprehensive business plans that cover all dimensions of corporate strategies.  
  • Develop the skills needed to succeed as a product manager, lifecycle marketing manager, senior manager of integrated business planning, and director-level positions in marketing communications. 

What Jobs Can I Get with My Degree?

Marketing professionals can be found in a variety of industries and promote everything from consumer products to specialty services. Many graduates will go on to work in advertising agencies and public relations firms, while others may find meaningful work in jobs as product managers, lifecycle marketing managers, senior managers of integrated business planning, and director-level positions in marketing communications.  In some occupations, individuals may work closely with influential stakeholders such as other directors, sales agents, and financial departments to take an idea and bring it to fruition. Those with many years of experience under their belts may even qualify for advancing within their companies to senior leadership openings as vice presidents.  

One of the fastest growing jobs in the marketing field that some graduates may consider is as a market research analyst. These valuable professionals study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service by helping companies to understand what products consumers want, who will by them, and at what price. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the job outlook for this type of position is expected to grow 32% by 2022 [1]. This employment growth is driven by an increased use of data in market research across all industries. Alternative positions include advertising, promotions, and marketing managers who plan programs to generate interest for brands. The Bureau projects these types of positions to grow 12% within the same economic period [2].  These individuals can work within creative teams, digital teams, as well as operations to design and track the progress of effective marketing campaigns. No matter which career paths students take, Brandman University’s MBA in marketing will prepare them to achieve their personal and professional goals.


Admission Requirements

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

Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements:

Option One – GPA required 3.00 or Higher

  • 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 – GPA between 2.50 and 2.99, qualifying score on GRE, MAT or GMAT

  • 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 – GPA below 2.50, Portfolio

  •   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.

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 with one exception; one core class may be taken concurrently with the capstone.


MBA Emphases

Marketing Emphasis

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
Total Credits 12


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