Requirements

  1. A minimum of 48 quarter units of acceptable graduate-level work, consistent with the program plan (with a grade point average of 3.0), with at least 36 units completed at the university;
  2. At least 28 quarter units of 600-level course work;
  3. At least 24 quarter units of credit taken after advancement to candidacy for the degree;
  4. Successful completion of the required core courses and an elective concentration as outlined in the curriculum section;
  5. A grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in all course work taken after admission to conditionally classified or classified status, and grades of "C" (2.0) or better in all courses in the program;
  6. After advancement to candidacy, students must complete one of the following:
    1. ADMN 998. Comprehensive Project (0 units)
      • In consultation with a faculty advisor, completion and defense of a written project based on his or her concentration before a committee of graduate faculty.
    2. ADMN 999. Comprehensive Examination (0 units)
      • Successful completion of a comprehensive examination over the student's concentration any fall, winter or spring term after advancement to candidacy.
    • Students will not be allowed to do the project or take the comprehensive examination if grade point average is below 3.0 ("B");
  7. Successful completion of ADMN 995 (MBA Portfolio) which includes preparation and submission of a portfolio of course work. The portfolio includes a reflective essay showing how the portfolio demonstrates accomplishment of essential goals for the program. Students register for this 0-unit course after advancement to candidacy, completion of 32 units of coursework, and are eligible for the comprehensive examination or project;
  8. The graduation writing requirement is met upon successful completion of the comprehensive project or examination;
  9. Any additional general requirements not cited above and listed on Page 368 in the 2012-2014 Bulletin of Courses.

Concentrations are available in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, global business, cyber security, information systems and technology, management, marketing management, and supply chain management. Prior to advancement to candidacy, a student must select one of these concentrations to be tested on through the comprehensive examination or project process. A "no credit" (NC) designation will be entered on the student's transcript if he/she fails the examination or project. Students who do not receive a passing grade on the examination on the first attempt must petition the college's director of graduate studies for permission to retake the examination. The examination will be offered fall, winter and spring quarters. Only students who are currently classified, have completed all required concentration courses, have been advanced to candidacy, have obtained approval of the graduate director, have grades of "C" or better, no "incomplete" grades and are not on probation may take the examination or do the project.

Degree Requirements (48 units)

  1. ACCT 606. Accounting for Managerial Decision-Making (4)
  2. FIN 602. Financial Theory and Corporate Finance (4)
  3. IST 609. Information Systems and Technology Management (4)
  4. MGMT 601. Organization Theory and Behavior (4)
  5. MGMT 685. Corporate Strategy in a Global Economy (4)
  6. MKTG 605. Marketing Management (4)
  7. SCM 607. Managing the Supply Chain (4)

Culminating Experience (0 units)

  1. ADMN 995. M.B.A. Portfolio (0)
  2. One of the following
    • ADMN 998. Comprehensive Project (0)
    • ADMN 999. Comprehensive Examination (0)

Concentration (20 units)

  1. Twenty units from one of the following concentrations, chosen in consultation with an advisor:

Accounting Concentration

  1. ACCT 610. Financial Reporting and Disclosure (4)
  2. ACCT 615. Controllership (4)
  3. ACCT 620. Internal Auditing and Management Controls (4)
  4. Four units chosen from:
    • ACCT 625. Seminar in Accounting Information Systems (4)
    • ACCT 629. Seminar in Tax and Business Decisions (4)
    • ACCT 642. International Accounting (4)
    • ADMN 580. Doing Business Internationally (2 or 4)
    • FIN 555. Trade and Business in Asia (4)
  5. One additional elective either chosen from the two courses not chosen in category 4 above, or any other 600-level business administration concentration course approved by the MBA director and the department chair.

Cyber Security Concentration

  1. IST 511. Cyber Defense (4)
  2. IST 610. Information Assurance and Policy Management (4)
  3. IST 646. Information Systems Planning, Strategy and Policy (4)
  4. IST 647. Information Based Management (4)
  5. IST 648. Information Networking Systems and Security (4)

Entrepreneurship Concentration

  1. MGMT 621. Entrepreneurship and New Ventures (4)
  2. MGMT 623. Piloting the New Venture (4)
  3. MGMT 625. New Venture Planning and Strategy (4)
  4. Eight units chosen from:
    • FIN 622. Entrepreneurial and Venture Finance (4)
    • IST 623. Entrepreneurial Information Management (4)
    • MGMT 545. New Venture Resource Requirements (4)
    • MGMT 547. Managing a Growing Business (4)
    • MGMT 620. Business Law for Entrepreneurs (4)
    • MKTG 624. Marketing for Entrepreneurs (4)

Finance Concentration

  1. FIN 651. Financial Institutions and Markets (4)
  2. FIN 653. Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (4)
  3. FIN 654. International Finance (4)
  4. FIN 680. Corporate Financial Strategy (4)
  5. Four units chosen from:
    • ADMN 580. Doing Business Internationally (2 or 4)
    • FIN 523. Security Trading and Analysis (4)
    • FIN 527. Financial Derivatives (4)
    • FIN 534. Export-Import Financing (4)
    • FIN 546. Student Managed Investment Fund (2)
    • FIN 555. Trade and Business in Asia (4)
    • FIN 585. Real Estate Finance (4)
    • FIN 622. Entrepreneurial and Venture Finance (4)
    • FIN 655. Management of Financial Institutions (4)
    • FIN 675. Internship in Finance (4)
    • FIN 690. Advanced Topics in Finance (4)
    • IST 646. Information Systems Planning, Strategy and Policy (4)

Global Business Concentration

  1. MGMT 626. International New Venture Development (4)
  2. MGMT 650. Managing and Leading Global Business (4)
  3. Four units chosen from:
    • ADMN 580. Doing Business Internationally (2 or 4)
    • FIN 654. International Finance (4)
    • MKTG 670. Global Marketing Strategies (4)
    • SCM 611. Global Supply Chain Management and Logistics (4)
  4. Eight units chosen from one of the following:
    International Business
    1. Four units chosen from:
      • ACCT 642. International Accounting (4)
      • FIN 555. Business and Trade in Asia (4)
      • FIN 654. International Finance (4) (if not taken previously)
      • IST 680. International Electronic Commerce (4)
      • MKTG 670. Global Marketing Strategies (4) (if not taken previously)
      • SCM 611. Global Supply Chain Management and Logistics (4) (if not taken previously)
    2. Four units of international experience or foreign business language chosen from:
      • ADMN 675. Internship (4) (must have international focus)
      • ADMN 690. Advanced Topics in Administration (4) (must involve international travel and study)
      • ARAB 316. Arabic for the Professions (4)
      • FREN 409. Business French (4)
      • GER 312. Business German (4)
      • SPAN 316D. Spanish for the Professions: Business (4)

Study Abroad

  1. Eight units of graduate-level business courses while studying abroad in a program approved by the Global Management Center.

Information Systems and Technology Concentration

  1. IST 646. Information Systems Planning, Strategy and Policy (4)
  2. IST 647. Information Based Management (4)
  3. IST 648. Information Networking Systems and Security (4)
  4. Eight units chosen from:
    • IST 590. Seminar in Information Systems and Technology (4)
    • IST 595. Independent Study (4)
    • IST 623. Entrepreneurial Information Management (4)
    • IST 645. Information Systems Analysis and Design (4)
    • IST 650. Information Decision Systems (4)
    • IST 670. Business Geographical Information Systems Strategies (4)
    • IST 675. Internship in Information Systems and Technology (4)
    • IST 680. International Electronic Commerce (4)
    • IST 690. Advanced Topics in Information Systems and Technology (4)

Management Concentration

  1. Twenty units chosen from:
    • ADMN 580. Doing Business Internationally (2 or 4)
    • MGMT 641. Managing Human Resources (4)
    • MGMT 642. Communication and Interpersonal Processes (4)
    • MGMT 644. Industrial Relations (4)
    • MGMT 645. Negotiation and Bargaining (4)
    • MGMT 650. Managing and Leading Global Business (4)
    • MGMT 655. Leadership for Modern Organizations (4)
    • MGMT 660. Managing Teams in the Workplace (4)
    • MGMT 690. Advanced Topics in Management (4)
    • COMM 522. Conflict Resolution Methodologies (4)

Marketing Management Concentration

  1. MKTG 610. Consumer and Organizational Buying Behavior (4)
  2. MKTG 620. Advertising Management (4)
  3. MKTG 640. Advanced Marketing Research (4)
  4. MKTG 696. Marketing Strategy (4)
  5. Four units from 500- or 600-level courses chosen in consultation with an advisor.

Supply Chain Management Concentration

  1. SCM 611. Global Supply Chain Management and Logistics (4)
  2. SCM 614. Advanced Quality Management (4)
  3. SCM 615. Project Management (4)
  4. SCM 650. Information Decision Systems (4)
  5. SCM 660. Transportation and Supply Chain Management (4)

Students who wish to substitute up to two 300- or 400-level courses must petition the college's director of graduate studies for approval in advance; for each course approved, they will be required to enroll simultaneously in a two-unit independent study course directly related to the course selected. These independent study units cannot be applied to any graduate degree unit requirements.

The student should meet with an M.B.A. advisor upon achieving classified status to declare an area of concentration and file an approved program plan.

Students may not take more than a total of eight quarter units in any combination of College of Business and Public Administration 575, 580, 590, 595, 675, and 690 courses.

Only classified students (or those who have the consent of the college's director of graduate studies) may enroll in 600-level courses.

The program may not include more than 12 quarter units in transfer credit from other colleges. California State University, San Bernardino will not consider for transfer credit course work from any institution which will not accept that work in its own advanced degree program.

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