Master’s Degree in Business Administration

Description and Outcomes

The objective of the Master in Business Administration (MBA) program is to help you pursue leadership positions in competitive business environments. The curriculum is designed to address this through a portfolio of practical, resume-building projects that satisfy your intellectual curiosity and help build the knowledge, skills, and abilities to make sound business and management decisions. Beyond these practical skills, the program is also designed to foster thought leadership, innovation, and corporate social responsibility in a global context.

The online Master in Business Administration is a comprehensive program designed to provide bright and practical learners with a global business perspective and tools for intelligent problem solving by using best practices and contemporary methodologies. It emphasizes innovation and application, and it is designed to develop the strong critical thinking you need to become a business leader who can create and communicate solutions to diverse groups of stakeholders. The Innovation University of Silicon Valley MBA program will prepare you to face the challenging, competitive and dynamic business world. Students will use our online learning platform in discussion with faculty, submit assignments, and engage in other learning activities. We offer concentrations that let you tailor your program to your area of interest.

The MBA program is designed for business leaders, from the recent college graduate to the seasoned executive. If you are looking to advance, re-brand, change industries, or start your own business, an MBA will open the doors to new possibilities. The educational leadership courses teach you to consider how to most effectively promote student learning and development and school achievement, and demonstrate your understanding of the program’s four knowledge goals: diverse learners, academic content and pedagogy, assessment, and professional responsibilities and relationships.

Career Focus Areas

In addition to the core program requirements, you may add a specialization to your degree plan, for which you are required to take a minimum of three courses from one of the chosen specializations. Students have the opportunity to specialize with an Advanced Core in Business Management, Brand Management, Personal Branding, Authentic Governance, Leadership, Educational Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Hospitality Management, Logistics Management, Technology Management and Finance.

Program Length

The MBA program requires a total of 54 quarter credits. All courses are 3 quarter credits. The credits are allocated as follows: 33 quarter credits of 11 core courses, MBA Capstone Course of 3 quarter credits, MBA thesis of 9 quarter credits, and 9 quarter credits of 3 advanced core courses.

Discipline Specific Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge related to fundamental business processes to make effective business decisions in a global context.
  • Integrate business knowledge to take well-reasoned action in diverse situations.
  • Innovate to address business issues and opportunities in dynamic environments.
  • Demonstrate the leadership necessary to accomplish business goals and maximize organizational performance.
  • Evaluate the ethical and social implications of business decisions in a global context.

Admissions Requirements

For those students that did not receive a bachelor’s degree in business, they must have Basic Accounting, and Economics as part of their course history. Those students who do not have a bachelor’s degree in business must take the prerequisite course MBA 535 Theory of Economics and Marketing prior to starting the MBA program. A grade of “B” or better is required.

The MBA Admissions Committee reviews all applications. The required and preferred criteria are:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university or the equivalent. Specific coursework in business administration is not required.
  • Proficiency in mathematics at the college algebra level
  • 2 years of work experience preferred.
  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Selection is based on high promise of success in graduate study in business administration, as indicated by a combination of:
    • Official transcripts for each college/university attended
    • Scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT);
    • Scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language, if appropriate;
    • Prior work experience;
    • 2 letters of recommendation from employers or professors;
    • A current résumé

Master’s in Business Administration Courses

Course # Course Name Units
Quarter 1

BUS 501

Management Information Systems

3

BUS 502

Business Principles and Management

3

BUS 503

Finance and Accounting

3

Quarter 2

BUS 504

Strategic Marketing Management

3

BUS 505

Organizational Behavior

3

BUS 506

Business Process Management

3

BUS 507

Strategic Management

3

Quarter 3

BUS 508

International Business Strategy

3

BUS 509

Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

3

BUS 510

Research Methodology

3

Quarter 4

BUS 511

Operations Strategy

3

BUS 512

MBA Capstone Course

3

Quarter 5

BUS 623

MBA Thesis

9

Total Quarter Credits

45

Required Advanced Core Courses

Each student must select one of the following areas:

Finance Advanced Core:

Course # Course Name Units

BUS 601

Business Finance

3

BUS 602

Corporate Finance

3

BUS 603

Business Ethics Case Studies

3

Total Quarter Credits

9

Business Management Advanced Core:

Course # Course Name Units

BUS 603

Business Ethics Case Studies

3

BUS 604

Strategic Human Resources Management

3

BUS 605

Innovation Management

3

Total Quarter Credits

9

Brand Management Advanced Core:

Course # Course Name Units

BUS 605

Innovation Management

3

BUS 606

Personal Branding

3

BUS 607

Brand Management

3

Total Quarter Credits

9

Personal Branding Advanced Core:

Course # Course Name Units

BUS 606

Personal Branding

3

BUS 607

Brand Management

3

BUS 608

Personal Brand Coaching

3

Total Quarter Credits

9

Leadership Advanced Core:

Course # Course Name Units

BUS 606

Personal Branding

3

BUS 609

Entrepreneurship

3

BUS 610

The Leadership Challenge

3

Total Quarter Credits

9

Educational Leadership Advance Core:

Course # Course Name Units

BUS 609

Entrepreneurship

3

BUS 611

Knowledge Management in Education

3

BUS 612

Educational Psychology

3

Total Quarter Credits

9

Entrepreneurship Advanced Core:

Course # Course Name Units

BUS 605

Innovation Management

3

BUS 609

Entrepreneurship

3

BUS 613

Creating an Entrepreneurial Mindset

3

Total Quarter Credits

9

Project Management Advance Core:

Course # Course Name Units

BUS 605

Innovation Management

3

BUS 614

Strategic Project Management

3

BUS 615

Total Quality Management

3

Total Quarter Credits

9

Hospitality Management Advanced Core:

Course # Course Name Units

BUS 605

Innovation Management

3

BUS 616

Hotel Management and Operation

3

BUS 617

Hospitality Management Accounting

3

Total Quarter Credits

9

Technology Management Advanced Core:

Course # Course Name Units

BUS 605

Innovation Management

3

BUS 618

Strategic Innovation

3

BUS 619

New Product Development Management

3

Total Quarter Credits

9

Logistics Management Advanced Core:

Course # Course Name Units

BUS 605

Innovation Management

3

BUS 615

Total Quality Management

3

BUS 620

Logistics Management and Strategy

3

Total Quarter Credits

9

Authentic Governance Advanced Core:

Course # Course Name Units

BUS 603

Business Ethics Case Studies

3

BUS 621

Corporate Governance

3

BUS 622

Authentic Governance I

3

Total Quarter Credits

9

MBA Capstone Course

At the end of your program the Capstone Course unites MBA students with professors, CEOs, and other leading industry professionals, providing you with an opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and experience gained through the MBA program. Business leaders identify real-life challenges faced by their organization, and look to you for critical analysis. After a weekend of intense deliberation, you and your team present your solutions for evaluation and critique. Outstanding case presentations have resulted in sponsoring companies inviting students to submit resumes and present at head offices. This 3 quarter credit capstone course will also help students complete their curriculum through the creation of a Business Plan. Students prepare for these courses through research in their earlier MBA curriculum so that they are ready to conduct their project or write their plan during these intensive course. They will formulate, develop and communicate an original business plan.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, you must:

  • Successfully complete 104 quarter credits of the required courses for your program of study and obtain the minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 required within the maximum time frame permitted (see the Satisfactory Academic Progress section for further information).
  • Return all property belonging to Innovation University of Silicon Valley
  • Attend Career Resources and Financial Aid exit interviews online, if applicable.
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to the university prior to graduation unless previous satisfactory arrangements have been made. If satisfactory financial arrangements are not made, the graduation credential will be withheld.

Cost of Instruction

The table below is an estimate of the cost of instruction for the BA degree based on normal time for completion of 2 years (8 Quarters).

Degree Program Doctorate in Business Administration

Application Fee (Non Refundable)

$50.00

Total Tuition

$16,200.00

Books and Learning Materials

$500.00*

Supplies and Kits

NA

Equipment

NA

International Transcript Evaluation Fee

$100.00-$480.00**

Certified Translation

$25.00/page**

STRF Fee (California residents only)

0

Assessment Fees for Transfer of Credit

$50.00/course***

Fee for Transfer of Credit

$75.00***

TOEFL or IELTS Testing Fees

$50.00-$100.00

Library fees (Library Cards or Use Fees)

$100.00/year ****

Commencement fee (when student files graduation request).

$100.00

Total Charges***

$17,050.00

*Cost of books based on Amazon listed cost of the book

**The cost of evaluating international transcripts will vary due to the number of course and degrees that need to be evaluated. Certified Translation cost will vary due to the number of pages that must be translated.

***The total charges do not include the cost of International Transcript Evaluation Fees, Certified Translation Fees and Fee for Transfer of Credit.

**** Paid to library directly

TOTAL CHARGES FOR THE CURRENT PERIOD OF ATTENDANCE: $2,783.34
ESTIMATED TOTAL CHARGES FOR THE ENTIRE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM: $17,050.00
TOTAL CHARGES THE STUDENT IS OBLIGATED TO PAY UPON ENROLLMENT: (See Note below) $2,833.34

Note: This total does not include the cost for evaluation and translation of student transcripts and degrees presented for transfer.