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
BA 635
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.


Important Notes:

  • 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.