The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program provides a broad view of organizational performance from the general management perspective. It offers an innovative curriculum designed to develop skills needed for effective leadership and management. Learners may build their own degree by selecting a concentration in financial management, human resources management, healthcare administration, international business, management, project management, or strategic leadership. CalSouthern’s intensive curriculum provides the essential management skills to succeed in any career. The program focuses on leadership, communication, the fundamentals of business, and analytical skills.

Quick Facts:

  • Credits required: 36
  • Cost per credit: $545
  • Program length: 2 years (full-time status)
  • Max transfer credits: 6 credits

Time to degree completion can be accelerated by taking multiple courses in a term and through credits accepted in transfer.

What you’ll learn

Integrate management theories and practices in organizational performance.

Construct and optimize business opportunities within competitive global markets.

Facilitate the use of appropriate technologies for inquiry and problem-solving.

Utilize applied research methods and business strategies to maximize business growth and development.

Establish interdisciplinary teamwork and collaborative work environments.

Analyze complex business concepts and provide ethical solutions for organizational challenges.

Career Outcomes

Communications Manager

Computer and Information Systems Manager

Executive Recruiter

Financial Analyst

Health Services Manager

Management Consultant/Analyst

Operations Research Analyst

Product Manager

Purchasing Manager

Transportation Director

Master of Business Administration Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements Credits
Required MBA Courses 21
MBA Concentration Courses 15

Courses + Credits

Below you’ll find the required courses offered by the CalSouthern School of Business and Management for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program. By taking 15 credits of elective courses, you can focus your studies in a particular area of concentration and earn your Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in: financial management, healthcare administration, human resource management, international business, management, project management and strategic leadership.

Required Core Courses

  • ECO 86501 Economics for Organizational Management — 3-credits
  • MGT 86500 Business Organization and Management — 3-credits
  • MGT 86512 Managerial Accounting for Decision Making — 3-credits
  • MGT 86519 Ethics in Business — 3-credits
  • MIS 86510 Applied Data Analysis — 3-credits
  • MKT 86502 Marketing Management — 3-credits
  • CAP 89000 MBA Capstone — 3-credits

MBA Concentration Courses

Financial Management Concentration

  • ACT 87515 Financial Statement Analysis — 3-credits
  • ECO 87501 Managerial Economics — 3-credits
  • FIN 86505  Corporate Finance — 3-credits
  • FIN 86507  Lending in Consumer and Corporate Markets — 3-credits
  • FIN 86509  Management in Banking and Financial Services — 3-credits
  • FIN 87513  Investment Management — 3-credits
  • FIN 87514  Financial Institutions — 3-credits
  • FIN 87516  Capital Markets — 3-credits
  • FIN 87518  Behavioral Corporate Finance — 3-credits

Healthcare Administration Concentration

  • HCA 86800            Healthcare Administration — 3-credits
  • HCA 86802            Healthcare Compliance, Law and Ethics — 3-credits
  • HCA 86804            Healthcare Economics — 3-credits
  • HCA 86806            Managing Epidemiology — 3-credits
  • HCA 86810            Healthcare Informatics — 3-credits
  • HCA 86812            Quality Control in Healthcare — 3-credits
  • HCA 86814            Cultural Diversity in Healthcare — 3-credits

Human Resource Management Concentration

  • HRM 86503 Human Resource Management — 3-credits
  • HRM 57502 Compensation Issues in Human Resource Management — 3-credits
  • HRM 87503 Labor Relations — 3-credits
  • HRM 87504 Supervisory Concepts and Practice — 3-credits
  • HRM  87505 Effective Training and E-Learning — 3-credits

International Business Concentration

  • IB 87512    International Economics — 3-credits
  • IB 87513    International Marketing — 3-credits
  • IB 87514    Cultural Environment of International Business — 3-credits
  • IB 87517    International Business Law — 3-credits
  • IB 87518    International Financial Management — 3-credits

Management Concentration

  • MGT 86200 Professional Women in Today’s Business Environment — 3-credits
  • MGT 86250 Entrepreneurship: A Woman’s Prospective — 3-credits
  • MGT 86506 Organizational Behavior — 3-credits
  • MGT 86507  Strategic Management — 3-credits
  • MGT 86510  Statistical Analysis — 3-credits
  • MGT 86535  Management of Change — 3-credits
  • MGT 86536  Cross Cultural Management — 3-credits
  • MGT 86537 Management of Information Systems for Managers — 3-credits
  • MGT 87510  Technology Concepts for Managers — 3-credits
  • MGT 87515 Coordinating and Managing Supply Chains — 3-credits
  • MGT 87545 Managing, Organizing and Negotiating for Value — 3-credits

Project Management Concentration

  • MGT 86529 Project Management — 3-credits
  • PM 86900 Project Management Concepts and Essentials — 3-credits
  • PM 86901  Project Management Strategic Design — 3-credits
  • PM 86902  Project Management Organization — 3-credits
  • PM 86903  Project Management Integration — 3-credits
  • PM 86910  PM Capstone — 3-credits

Strategic Leadership Concentration

  • SLDR 86000 Essential Concepts for Strategic Management and Leadership — 3-credits
  • SLDR 86001  Role of Leadership in Strategic Management Communications — 3-credits
  • SLDR 86002 Effective Human Relations Skills for Leaders — 3-credits
  • SLDR 86003  Leadership for Promoting Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility — 3-credits
  • SLDR 86004  Conflict Management Strategies and Resolution — 3-credits
  • SLDR 86005  Leadership Strategies for Developing High Performance Teams — 3-credits
  • SLDR 86006  Customer Service Leadership — 3-credits

Download the University Catalog for full course descriptions, prerequisite information, and program details.

The CalSouthern MBA coursework is very challenging, the topics are relevant and applicable, and the online learning process is conducive to understanding the material and applying it without artificial constraints and stress.

– Christian Hessler, MBA

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Accreditation & Approvals


California Southern University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), which is one of six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Regional accreditation is the most highly respected and recognized form of accreditation in the United States, and it provides students with a number of important benefits and opportunities.

California Southern University’s Bachelor, Master, and Doctor in Business Administration are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Please visit the Accreditation & Licensure page to learn more.

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