Master of Business Administration / MBA

The foundation of CMU’s Master of Business Administration is strategic management. Leadership, entrepreneurship, management, teamwork, and strategy infuse our MBA program and attract students from every industry.

Why CMU?

CMU’s Business Strategy Capstone BUS 6190 is designed to teach strategic planning and decision making in order to craft a corporate strategy. Students will learn how to develop mission statements, and assess both the external and internal environments in order to determine organizational strengths and weaknesses for entrepreneurial ventures, businesses of all sizes, and not-for-profit organizations.

CMU offers all prerequisite courses in an accelerated manner. Students that don’t have the undergraduate background in accounting, finance, marketing, economics, and management, may be required to take prerequisite courses in preparation for the corresponding core course. Contact admissions for details about accelerated prerequisite courses.

The MBA at CMU requires a total of 13 courses, equivalent to 39 units.

Gain competencies in the following

  • various methods for formulating and implementing strategy
  • strategies for technology and innovation
  • competitive landscape
  • gaining and sustaining a competitive advantage at the corporate level

Choose Your MBA Area of Emphasis

CMU’s MBA in Business Administration focuses on entrepreneurship, leadership, and strategic management. Take 4 courses:

  • LED 5531 Leadership Theories and Concepts
  • BUS 6590 Business Ethics
  • ENT 6431 Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 6601 International Business Management
  • ORG 6011Organizational Development and Change
  • TEC 6951 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
  • BUS 6001 BUS Business Administration Career Practical Training

An MBA in International Business is popular with students working in global companies that compete in international markets and corporations. Take 4 courses:

  • MKT 6003 International Marketing
  • MGT 6601 International Business Management
  • ECO 6641 International Economics
  • FIN 6651 International Finance
  • BUS 6671 International Business Law
  • BUS 6001 INT Business Administration Career Practical Training

An MBA in Finance attracts professionals in a variety of industries, including commercial and corporate banking, investment services and real estate. Take 4 courses:

  • FIN 6001 Security Markets and Investments
  • FIN 6002 Financial Institutions and Markets
  • FIN 6003 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
  • FIN 6651 International Finance
  • FIN 6005 Advanced Corporate Finance
  • BUS 6001 FIN Business Administration Career Practical Training

An MBA in Health Care Management allows students to focus on the business of health care, health care policy, IT, and management. Take 4 courses:

  • FIN 6110 Financial Management in Health Care
  • HCM 6001 Health Care Policy Analysis and Decision Making
  • HCM 6002 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care Management
  • HCM 6003 Advanced Community Health Care Management
  • HCM 6004 Information Technology in the Integrated Health System
  • HCM 6005 Operations in Health Care Management
  • BUS 6001 HCM Business Administration Career Practical Training

CMU’s MBA in Marketing emphasizes training professionals to develop and implement branding and marketing strategies to increase organizational revenue. Take 4 courses:

  • MKT 6001 Consumer Behavior and Decision Models
  • MKT 6002 Product Management Strategy
  • MKT 6003 International Marketing
  • MKT 6004 Pricing Strategy
  • MKT 6005 Internet Marketing/Bridge Gap Marketing
  • MKT 6006 Strategic Brand Management
  • MKT 6007 Service Marketing
  • BUS 6001 MKT Business Administration Career Practical Training

CMU’s MBA in Technology Management emphasizes IT project management and strategy, ideal for professionals eager to gain knowledge in how technology can solve business challenges. Take 4 courses:

  • TEC 6951 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
  • MIS  6961 IT Project Management
  • TEC 6971 Commercialization of Research and Development
  • MGT 6981 New Product Management
  • MIS  6991 Internet Technology and Strategy
  • BUS 6001 TEC Business Administration Career Practical Training

MBA Required Core Courses

Course No.TitleCredit Hours
MIS 6110Management Information Systems3
MKT 6120Marketing Management3
ORG 6130Organizational Behavior3
ACC 6140Managerial Accounting3
ECO 6150Managerial Economics3
FIN 6160Managerial Finance3
MGT 6170Operations Management3
HRM 6180Human Resource Management3
BUS 6190Business Strategy Capstone3

Master of Business Administration / MBA

Education Costs

  • Tuition per Unit: $450
  • Tuition per 3 Unit Course: $1,350
  • Total Program Tuition: $17,550 (39 units)
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