Program Length: 15 months
MBA Job Outlook
Recruiters and those in charge of filling positions in top business corporations often still prefer MBA graduates over those who just have the experience. A Master’s degree in Business Administration is typically considered one of most important requirements for career advancement. Those who have attained this graduate degree may be more likely to be hired by businesses in all industries than those who have not received a MBA. Additionally, in 2010, Payscale.com reported a median salary for MBA degree holders at $97,714.
(Source: Education-Portal.com, Salary for an MBA in Management: Average Earnings of Recent Grads, on the Internet at http://education-portal.com/articles/Salary_for_an_MBA_in_Management_Average_Earnings_of_Recent_Grads.html)
Master of Business Administration
The MBA program at California College San Diego is designed to produce leaders in an increasingly complex global business environment. Focusing on organization dynamics, corporate finance, statistics, communication, and other critical aspects of business, graduates of the California College San Diego MBA program can be fully competent and skilled in modern business techniques and advanced business methods. These skills are highly valued among major corporations and can ensure our students a distinct advantage when looking for post-graduate employment.
Starting Salaries for Business Administration (MBA)
According to a salary survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, in September 2010 master’s degree candidates in business administration received starting offers averaging between $49,875 and $81,571 a year, depending on experience. This means that MBA holders, like those who graduate from California College San Diego, can potentially receive higher pay at entry level and mid-level positions immediately after graduating.
(Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers, NACE Salary Survey, Fall 2010)
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Financial Accounting for Management
An examination of accounting procedures related to recording, reporting, analyzing, and interpreting financial data. Applies accounting concepts and perspectives to financial and business decisions. Emphasis is placed on applying technical accounting procedures in the evaluation and analysis of business events.
Dynamics of the Organization
A survey of the concepts and practices of organizational development. A variety of organizational models is presented with applications to relevant business cases. Course features cases and readings devoted to the environmental, technological, and interpersonal elements of an organization's operation.
The development and execution of a company's marketing plan are emphasized in this course. All elements of the marketing organization are reviewed, and their contributions to an effective marketing effort are analyzed. Emphasis is placed on the impacts of telecommunications and information technology on marketing.
In this course, the student conducts an examination of advanced concepts in financial management. Application of financial concepts and techniques to relevant business cases is emphasized. Financial management's evolving role in industry is presented. Financial strategies are presented in the context of a company's overall strategic objectives.
Information Technology and Society
This course covers the key elements in information technology and their application to business and social organizations. Explores the nature of computing and telecommunications and their impact on societal structures. Rapid, complex change induced by information technology and its influence on decision-making is emphasized. Course features readings, cases, and discussion of information technology's impact on industry.
Communication Dynamics for Professionals
A practical approach to communication theory, this course enables students to understand and apply the principles of communication to organizational encounters. Various strategies for effective communication are provided, including inter- and intra-personal settings. Emphasis is placed on improving communication performance by applying strategies for enhanced communication.
A presentation of the conceptual and practical skills required of a manager in the global arena. Business and trade concepts, international risk, multinational strategies, and cross-cultural management concepts are this course's cornerstone concepts. Students are presented with organizational and operational models appropriate to managing an entity in a global setting.
Statistics for Management
An in-depth treatment of statistical procedures used in the analysis of business issues and problems. Students are encouraged to think about business issues and challenges from a scientific, statistical point of view. Tools of statistical analysis for business are presented and applied to relevant business cases. Course features readings, cases, and discussion of statistical models and analysis for industry.
Applications in Economic Analysis
Focuses on application of micro- and macroeconomic concepts to organizational decision-making. The scientific analysis of economic variables in internal and external environments is emphasized. Relationships between economic events and their impact on organizational performance are presented.
This course focuses on managing concepts that are utilized in the dynamic environment of industry. Issues and practices related to managing the enterprise are presented and applied. The manager's role in the organization's environment is emphasized.
Developing Business Strategy
Explores the development, formulation, and implementation of business strategies. Students are exposed to environmental considerations for organizational strategy and the impact of change dynamics and challenges of competition and bureaucracy on organizational strategy.
This course addresses the theory and practice of leadership in organizations. Explores traditional and modern theories of leadership, as well as the practical application of these theories in the workplace. In addition to covering the traditional concepts of leadership in organizations, this course takes an in-depth look at the power and influence a leader has over the organization and its members.
Advanced Human Resource Management
This course covers the major aspects of human resource management. It provides an assessment of the human resource management field. Topics include: equal employment opportunity, job analysis, strategic planning, recruitment, selection, and training and performance appraisal. Also covers compensation, benefits, safety and health, and labor-management relations.
Students are required to complete a project or write a thesis that integrates and demonstrates mastery of the basic learning objectives of the degree program.
This course examines business-process issues that drive quality, customer satisfaction, efficiency and productivity. Topics include value-chain management, logistics, forecasting, capacity planning, inventory control, project management, process improvement and quality management.
Total Courses: 15Total Credits: 60
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Available Online: This program is delivered fully online.
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