Curriculum

The MBA degree requires 45 semester credits equivalent to 15 courses of work which must be completed within a seven-year period.

Core Courses (8 courses/24 credits)

  • MBA 505 Enterprise Management, Organization and Strategy (3)
  • MBA 506 Information Technology Management (3)
  • MBA 507 Organizational Behavior (3)
  • MBA 508 Business Ethics and Law (3)
  • MBA 509 Marketing Management (3)
  • MBA 510 Strategic Decision Making (3)
  • MBA 511 Macroeconomics in the Global Economy (3)
  • MBA 513 Financial Principles & Policies (3)

General Emphasis Courses (2 courses/6 credits)

Students pick two courses; one must align with Emphasis Area. To obtain a general MBA degree, students are required to take six courses from this list of General Emphasis Courses.

  • IT 509 Data Management (3)
  • MBA 520 Marketing Research (3)
  • MBA 521 Corporate Finance (3)
  • MBA 522 Innovative Business Models (3)
  • MBA 523 International Business (3)
  • MBA 524 Human Capital Management Strategy (3)
  • MBA 525 Sustainable Business Strategies (3)

Emphasis Electives (4 courses/12 credits)

Students take four courses from the list of electives for their chosen emphasis area, or instead take six general emphasis courses above, for a General MBA.

Capstone Course (1 course/3 credits)

Students must complete one capstone course from the following capstone options.

  • MBA 590 Internship (3)
  • MBA 591 The Business Plan (3)
  • MBA 592 Executive Roundtable (3)
  • MBA 594 International Travel (3)
  • MBA 595 Consulting to Business (3)
  • MBA 599 MBA Project (3)

Foundation Courses

The following courses may be required for individuals whose academic records reflect the need for preparation in the areas of accounting, economics and/or statistics. These courses are in addition to the 45 credits required for program completion.

  • MBA 500 Foundations of Advanced Academic and Professional Practices (3)
  • MBA 501 Foundations of Accounting (Financial & Managerial) (4)
  • MBA 502 Foundations of Economics (3)
  • MBA 503 Foundations of Business Statistics (3)
  • MBA 515 Advanced Academic Writing and Presentation Skills Seminar (1)
♦ Online course delivery includes all Foundation, Core, General Emphasis Courses and a Capstone option. All Emphasis Electives are only offered on our Thousand Oaks campus or at our Westlake Center.  
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