MBA - General Management


Masters Degree


Degree Details
  • Required Major Units
    36
  • Cost Per Unit
    $662
  • Estimated Major Cost
    $24k
  • Avg. Completion (Months)
    12
  • Accreditation
    WASC Accredited
    ACBSP Accredited

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Fully Employed Master of Business Administration: Specialization in General Management



Overview

Manage and lead in corporate, non-profit, and private business

The purpose of the online Fully Employed Masters of Business Administration in General Management degree program (MBA-GM), is to equip working professionals for advancements in a variety of senior level positions in business. Students who complete their online MBA will be prepared to guide companies, make strategic decisions, lead effective change, move their small business ideas forward, and impress ethical excellence in the work place.

Students in the online MBA degree program in General Management will receive advanced training in a broad set of skills and quantitative methods that will enable graduates to oversee all functional areas of an organization and be responsible for the strategic direction of companies or specific business units within operations, sales, marketing, human resources, and administration. CBU's online MBA degree program is uniquely designed for full and part time employed working professionals seeking to develop technical skills and leadership competencies.

Graduates will find an online MBA degree opens up opportunities in advancement in the growing and diverse job market of business. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council, students graduating with an MBA are entering the best job market in a decade(1).

The Division of Online and Professional Studies is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). As part of the on-going accreditation process, regular reports are submitted which identify, among other things, our plan for assessing student learning, faculty qualifications, and the deployment of faculty resources. You may download a copy of our Standard 4 student learning outcomes for degree programs, and Standard 6 rates for graduation, retention, and job placement results here.

ACBSP Assessment Report

CHEA Student Achievement

Student Testimonials

The online Fully Employed Master of Business Administration in General Management degree program is designed to take students through a journey that embraces personal, professional, and spiritual transformation. Students graduating from the MBA program will be equipped to ethically address complex accounting issues in a dynamic business environment. In addition, students will leave the program with the capacity to self-reflect, think critically, lead and engage others, and make effective decisions.

1.http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-19/mbas-are-graduating-into-the-best-job-market-in-a-decade

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Course Requirements

Program Prerequisites

Prerequisites: Applicants should possess the following common body of knowledge from prerequisite courses, acceptable scores on preapproved academic leveling exams, or approved work related experience in: a. Business and Organizational Management; b. Business Ethics; c. Business Finance; d. Business Law; e. Business Policy and Strategy; f. International Business; g. Microeconomics or Macroeconomics; h. Principles of Accounting I; i. Principles of Marketing; j. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications; k. Statistics

General Management Specialization (15 units)

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

This course introduces new enterprise formation and management from the perspective of the entrepreneur or advanced-level manager. Some practical issues that are covered in detail include: market planning, business plan preparation, the opportunity recognition process, effective team building, and startup capital acquisition. The course will cover social entrepreneurship as well as corporate entrepreneurship. The course also surveys the concept of intrapreneurship of an ongoing and larger business, and offers an examination of the factors that enable an entire unit of a large organization to become more creative and dynamic. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2020
BUS506 AE Session 1
08/31/2020
10/25/2020
Online N/A N/A Putulowski, Joe R.
Fall 2020
BUS506 BE Session 1
08/31/2020
10/25/2020
Online N/A N/A Putulowski, Joe R.
Fall 2020
BUS506 CE Session 1
08/31/2020
10/25/2020
Online N/A N/A Staff
Innovation and Technology

Innovation and Technology

This course provides a relevant and current survey of information systems in relation to the use of technology to achieve innovative business success. The course takes both a strategic and practical approach to the issues organizations face in understanding and determining the application of technical solutions and strategic planning. The course is designed to deliver the tools for the MBA student to apply immediately in their business roles outside of the university. In the course the student will participate in open discussion, group activities, and topical research and reporting. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Management of Information Systems

Management of Information Systems

This course will build a basic understanding of the value and uses of information systems for business operation, management decision making, and strategic advantage. Thus, it will provide students with an understanding of the ways in which they can utilize information systems as end user managers. It concentrates on providing the tools needed for mastery of the information systems concepts and terms that are important to end user managers. This course is designed for business students who are not information systems majors, but who expect to be managerial end users on information systems.(3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2020
BUS512 AE Session 2
10/26/2020
12/20/2020
Online N/A N/A Bovee, Brian Steven
Fall 2020
BUS512 BE Session 2
10/26/2020
12/20/2020
Online N/A N/A Bovee, Brian Steven
Fall 2021
BUS512 AE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2021
BUS512 BE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior

This course focuses on the relationships of individuals and groups within the organizational framework as it involves the nature, performance, and structure of organizational life. The course examines theories of organizational behavior and leadership methods with emphasis on integrating biblical principles. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2020
BUS515 BE Session 2
10/26/2020
12/20/2020
Online N/A N/A Petersen, Henry Lee
Fall 2020
BUS515 AE Session 2
10/26/2020
12/20/2020
Online N/A N/A Petersen, Henry Lee
Spring 2021
BUS515 AE Session 2
03/01/2021
04/25/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2021
BUS515 AE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2021
BUS515 BE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2022
BUS515 AE Session 2
03/07/2022
05/01/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
The Ethical and Legal Environment of Business

The Ethical and Legal Environment of Business

This course covers ethical reasoning based on biblical principles as it applies to business situations and identifies the major areas of past and present government regulations impacting business. The emphasis is on the relevant ethical and legal mandates and restrictions affecting managers in all business sectors. Prerequisite: BUS 358 or equivalent. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Business Core Requirements (21 units)

Foundations of Management

Foundations of Management

A foundational course for all MBA students. It is designed to ensure all MBA students have the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the MBA program. Students will be required to demonstrate competency in finance, global business, economics, organizational behavior, operations management, human resources, ethics, and law. This course will also help students bridge the scholar-practitioner divide through teaching research and critical thinking skills needed to be successful in the program. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2020
BUS503 AE Session 1
08/31/2020
10/25/2020
Online N/A N/A Staff
Marketing Management

Marketing Management

This course investigates the strategic implications and considerations of marketing management decisions. The course covers the formulation and implementation of effective planning for market development. Substantive and procedural aspects of marketing will also be addressed. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2020
BUS530 BE Session 2
06/29/2020
08/23/2020
Online N/A N/A Putulowski, Joe R.
Summer 2020
BUS530 AE Session 2
06/29/2020
08/23/2020
Online N/A N/A Putulowski, Joe R.
Spring 2021
BUS530 AE Session 2
03/01/2021
04/25/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2021
BUS530 AE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2022
BUS530 AE Session 2
03/07/2022
05/01/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Strategic Analytics and Research

Strategic Analytics and Research

Students will explore the impact of supporting a strategic decision with research and analysis of data. Students will construct goals, and communicate them keeping the beginning and end in mind as it relates to future outcomes in the areas of technology, finance, manufacturing, logistics, and many other facets of the organizational environment. Students will be equipped to disseminate their vision to management and discern the impact of feedback from management. Prerequisite: BUS 503. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Economic Issues and Analysis for the Changing Business Environment

Economic Issues and Analysis for the Changing Business Environment

This course surveys economic theory, techniques for recognizing and interpreting economic indicators, analyzing industries, price elasticity, and business and economic cycles that affect organizations and industries. Prerequisite: BUS 217, BUS 218, or BUS 503. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2020
BUS535 CE Session 2
06/29/2020
08/23/2020
Online N/A N/A Castro, Juan Ramon
Summer 2020
BUS535 AE Session 2
06/29/2020
08/23/2020
Online N/A N/A Barnett, Douglas A.
Summer 2020
BUS535 BE Session 2
06/29/2020
08/23/2020
Online N/A N/A Tidwell, Steven L.
Summer 2021
BUS535 AE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2021
BUS535 BE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Financial Management

Financial Management

The course focuses on the application and development of management decision making and problem solving skills in the financial area. Specific topics of discussion include financial statement analysis, credit and operational risk, financial planning and budgeting, asset valuation, cash flow analysis and capital budgeting, and firm valuation from a value-based management and corporate governance perspective. Prerequisite: ACC 250. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2020
BUS539 DE Session 1
05/04/2020
06/28/2020
Online N/A N/A Sauceda, Mary Jane
Summer 2020
BUS539 CE Session 1
05/04/2020
06/28/2020
Online N/A N/A Touhey, Debra Eileen
Summer 2020
BUS539 BE Session 1
05/04/2020
06/28/2020
Online N/A N/A Obradovich, John Daniel
Summer 2020
BUS539 AE Session 1
05/04/2020
06/28/2020
Online N/A N/A George, Kenneth B.
Summer 2021
BUS539 BE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2021
BUS539 AE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2021
BUS539 CE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Quantitative Business Modeling

Quantitative Business Modeling

This course focuses in business computer applications for the manager. Computer models will be created to aid in forecasting, budgeting, and other decision-making processes. The emphasis will be placed on pro-forma financial statements as well as cash flow analysis. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2021
BUS542 BE Session 2
03/01/2021
04/25/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2021
BUS542 AE Session 2
03/01/2021
04/25/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2022
BUS542 BE Session 2
03/07/2022
05/01/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2022
BUS542 AE Session 2
03/07/2022
05/01/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Global Business Management

Global Business Management

This course focuses on management perspectives, economics, finance, culture, politics, legal, and organizational issues associated with international business operations. Course materials address business strategies, enterprise management alternatives, political and economics relations, comparative national systems, and the global economy. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2020
BUS545 BE Session 1
05/04/2020
06/28/2020
Online N/A N/A Berliner, Thomas H.
Summer 2020
BUS545 CE Session 1
05/04/2020
06/28/2020
Online N/A N/A Whitlatch, William Leon
Summer 2020
BUS545 AE Session 1
05/04/2020
06/28/2020
Online N/A N/A Barnett, Douglas A.
Summer 2021
BUS545 BE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2021
BUS545 AE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Strategic Management

Strategic Management

Using the case analysis method, a course in which students learn the tasks of strategic management in the business firm: establishing an effective vision; setting strategic and financial objectives that are grounded in solid market data; forming and implementing an appropriate strategy; and evaluating organizational performance. With written, verbal, and presentation assignments, students develop the ability to identify, analyze, and make recommendations regarding strategic organizational problems in order to learn a variety of conceptual approaches to strategic thinking.(3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2020
BUS547 AE Session 2
06/29/2020
08/23/2020
Online N/A N/A Bell, Richard Mark
Fall 2020
BUS547 BE Session 2
10/26/2020
12/20/2020
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2020
BUS547 AE Session 2
10/26/2020
12/20/2020
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2021
BUS547 AE Session 2
03/01/2021
04/25/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2021
BUS547 AE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2021
BUS547 BE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2021
BUS547 AE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2021
BUS547 BE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2022
BUS547 AE Session 2
03/07/2022
05/01/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Strategy and Decision Making

Strategy and Decision Making

This course is designed to develop the skills and analytical tools to build a strategic framework to align with organizational objectives. Quantitative tools, including decision models, game theory, and statistical analysis will be employed, and coupled with qualitative techniques, to examine critical business problems and develop and implement practical solutions. Insights from behavioral economics will offer an innovative approach to the managerial decision-making process and improve business performance. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Interdisciplinary Culminating Project

Interdisciplinary Culminating Project

This course, by its very nature, is an opportunity for students to integrate and apply the summative knowledge and competencies accumulated during their MBA courses. The course is designed to assess cognitive, affective, practical and presentation skills. Students will integrate their Master?s coursework knowledge by developing an interdisciplinary final project that incorporates functional areas such as strategic management, operations, marketing, business law and regulations, finance, and HR issues. This project will encourage students to understand the internal mechanisms and structures of how firms build and sustain superior competitive positions and achieve long-run profitability. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Internship

Internship

Professional internship with approved company or organization consisting of 120 hours of work. Prerequisite: Permission of the Program Director. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Faculty

Scott Dunbar

Scott Dunbar, D.B.A.

Program Director

Associate Professor of Human Resource Management / Director of the Masters in Business Administration/Director of Doctorate in Business Administration

Office Phone: (951) 343-2193
Email: sdunbar@calbaptist.edu
Department: Business
Richard Ardito

Richard Ardito, D.B.A.

Associate Professor of Accounting/Discipline Lead Bachelor of Science Accounting/Director of Masters in Accounting

Office Phone: (951) 343-5574
Email: rardito@calbaptist.edu
Department: Business
Brian Bovee

Brian Bovee, MS

Assistant Professor of Computer Information Technology / Discipline Lead for Bachelor's Computer Information Technology

Office Phone: (951) 343-2456
Email: bbovee@calbaptist.edu
Department: Business
Greg Bowden

Greg A. Bowden, Ed.D.

Director of Educational Doctorate/Professor of Organizational Leadership

Office Phone: (951) 343-5560
Email: abowden@calbaptist.edu
Department: Arts & Sciences
Kenny George

Kenny George, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance/Discipline Lead for Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Logistics & Operations

Office Phone: (951) 343-5567
Email: kgeorge@calbaptist.edu
Department: Business
Christina Gonzalez

Christina Maria Gonzalez, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Business/Chair, Business Department/Discipline Lead for Bachelor of Science in Marketing

Office Phone: (951) 343-2199
Email: cgonzalez@calbaptist.edu
Department: Business
Kenneth Minesinger

Kenneth W. Minesinger, J.D.

Professor of Law / Assistant Dean, Departments of Business and Government

Office Phone: (951) 343-5566
Email: kminesinger@calbaptist.edu
Department: Business
Henry Petersen

Henry L. Petersen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Business Administration/Discipline Lead for Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

Office Phone: (951) 343-2457
Email: hpetersen@calbaptist.edu
Department: Business
Joe Putulowski

Joe R. Putulowski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Marketing

Office Phone: (951) 343-3949
Email: jputulowski@calbaptist.edu
Department: Business
Robert Shields

Robert Shields, Ed.D.

Director of Curriculum Development / Assistant Professor of Computer Information Technology

Office Phone: (951) 343-2175
Email: rshields@calbaptist.edu
Department: Business
James Yoo

James Yoo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics

Office Phone: (951) 343-3900
Email: jamyoo@calbaptist.edu
Department: Business

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Official sealed transcripts
  • 500 word personal statement covering these areas:

    • Purpose for entering the program
    • Long term professional goals
    • Factors that will make applicant a good MBA candidate
    • Reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University

     


Step 1:

Apply Online

Step 1a:

Complete the financial aid application: FAFSA
CBU FAFSA School Code: 001125

Step 2:

Your personal admissions counselor will contact you to assist with enrollment, registration and financing your education

Step 3:

Student will supply official transcripts to admissions counselor

Step 4:

Admissions counselor will meet with you to complete the registration process and provide an estimated financial aid award/education financing plan*

Step 5:

Admissions counselor will introduce you to your Academic “One Stop Advisor” to complete your academic degree plan and assist you in navigating your academic career to graduation.





*Student may begin class once this step has been completed

This serves as an admissions process general guide, may vary based on transfer units, test scores, etc. See your admissions counselor for your personal enrollment plan.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Live your purpose. Follow your passion. CBU Online is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. Earning your degree at CBU Online is a short term investment with long term dividends.

  • A cost effective education with financial aid options
  • Apply for aid by completing the FAFSA, work individually with caring staff to explore financing options to complete your education
  • Grants, Scholarships, Veteran’s Benefits, Employer Tuition Assistance, Student Loans and Financing Plans available for those who qualify
  • Yellow Ribbon Military Friendly School

Find and secure the resources you need to finance your educational investment. CBU Online works hard to provide an affordable and valuable education. We can help you identify, understand, and seek qualification for a variety of financing and financial aid options.

The first step is to fill-out the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov

CBU’s FAFSA School Code: 001125

Click here for more Information about Financial Aid at CBU Online

Student Learning Outcomes

Consistent with the University student outcomes, upon completion of the Master of Business Administration in General Management degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Effectively present information orally and in writing.
  2. Demonstrate competency in business planning and entrepreneurial management from the perspective of the advanced-level manager.
  3. Demonstrate the effective use of information systems for decision making and gaining strategic advantage.
  4. Apply theories of management and leadership to effectively engage individuals and groups within the organizational framework.
  5. Apply ethical reasoning and legal principles to guide effective decisions in business administration and management.
  6. Apply marketing techniques to the effective management of an organization’s marketing activities.
  7. Recognize and interpret indicators of past and future economic activity and gauge potential impacts on the organization when making strategic decisions.
  8. Prepare financial transactions and interpret performance.
  9. Solve critical business problems using quantitative business analysis techniques.
  10. Apply business practices in a global context.
  11. Apply the case analysis method to make informed recommendations regarding strategic organizational challenges.

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Admissions

Phone: 951-343-3927
877-228-5657
Email: cbuonline@calbaptist.edu

CBU Online & Professional Studies Division

Phone: 951-343-3900
Email: cbuonline@calbaptist.edu

Financial Aid

Phone: 951-343-4236
Email: finaidops@calbaptist.edu

Student Accounts

Phone: 951-343-4371
Email: studentaccounts@calbaptist.edu

Disability Services

Phone: 951-343-2190
Email: dss@calbaptist.edu