Main Program Courses
Courses in the MBA Program reflect the knowledge and skills essential for the manager/leader in the business sector—both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Cases, projects, examples and discipline-specific course content are tailored to practice and problems of private industry. Course content focuses on the needs of general managers as opposed to functional specialists.
The MBA schedule* for courses is:
|Year One—Summer, Fall and Spring
|BA 611||Financial Accounting|
|BA 615||Statistics for Management
|BA 616||Org Behavior and HR Management Concepts|
|BA 617||Leadership and Business Ethics|
|BA 630||Marketing Management|
|ECON 600||Managerial Economics|
|BA 621||Managerial Accounting|
|BA 626||Financial Decision Making|
|Year Two—Summer and Fall
|BA 625||Business Analytics|
||Information Technologies and Management|
|BA 645||Operations and Supply Chain Management|
|BA 650||Strategic Management in the Global Environment|
|BA 671||Essential Knowledge and Critical Skills Workshops|
|BA 673||Meet the Leaders|
|BA 680||Master's Project|
*Course offerings are subject to change.
- Fall and Spring semesters are 16 weeks in length and Summer terms are 10 weeks.
- Academic calendars for each year can be found at the CSUSM Academic Calendars.
- Entry into the MBA Program is only allowed in the Summer term of each year. This is done to encourage students to continue through the program together, as a cohort. Experience shows that cohort-based learning, in an MBA environment, greatly enhances the satisfaction MBA students have with their degrees.
- BA 671 and BA 673 are offered in the fall term each year and are to be taken the second year in the program.
- BA 650 Strategic Management in the Global Environment and BA 680 Master's Project can only be taken concurrently with BA 671, BA 673 and one other course left for completion of the program.
- Students have a maximum of five years from entering the MBA program to complete their degree.