Master of Business Administration / MBA

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 Concentration

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 6011 Organizational 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

Required Courses & Education Costs

Course No.TitleCredit Hours
MIS 6110Management Information Systems3
MKT 6120Marketing Management (Prerequisites: BUS 5212 or equivalent)3
ORG 6130Organizational Behavior3
ACC 6140Managerial Accounting (Prerequisites: BUS 5210 or equivalent)3
ECO 6150Managerial Economics (Prerequisites: BUS 5213 or equivalent)3
FIN 6160Managerial Finance (Prerequisites: BUS 5210 and BUS 5211 or equivalent)3
MGT 6170Operations Management (Prerequisites: BUS 5214 or equivalent)3
HRM 6180Human Resource Management3
BUS 6190Strategic Management Capstone 3

All Prerequisite Courses are one unit each. These courses may be waived if completed at the undergraduate level with a grade of a “B” or higher.

Course No.TitleCredit Hours
BUS 5210Survey of Accounting1
BUS 5211Survey of Finance1
BUS 5212Survey of Marketing1
BUS 5213Survey of Economics1
BUS 5214Survey of Management1

Education Costs

  • Tuition per Unit: $585
  • Tuition per 3 Unit Course: $1,755
  • Total Program Tuition: $22,815 (39 units)

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MBA program should be able to:

MBA PLO #1:  Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of theories and concepts of business administration.

MBA PLO #1A: Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of theories and concepts:  covered in the general core subject matters.

MBA PLO: #1B: Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of theories and concepts:  covered in concentration areas with work related applications of business administration.

MBA PLO #2:   Perform a factual and application oriented literature review applying critical thinking and problem-solving techniques to understand various possible outcomes.

MBA PLO #3:  Demonstrate both oral and written communication skills in a business and academic manner.

MBA PLO #4:  Develop, analyze and implement an operational strategic plan based on solid organized data with a business application.

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