Master of Business Administration


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Jessup MBA equips graduates to be highly-competent, principled and innovative leaders in business and society. The MBA curriculum is relevant, quantitative and applicable for servant-leaders in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations (churches, para-church ministries, healthcare, government organizations). The ethical framework integrated throughout the curriculum makes the Jessup MBA intentionally distinct. The substantive and vital management skills of planning, controlling, decision making and organizational leadership are developed and strategically applied throughout the program pairing biblical principles with best practices from the marketplace. MBA students are challenged within a dynamic experiential learning environment to be effective transformational leaders with a global perspective.

38 – 47 UNITS


Students who graduate with a Master of Business Administration will be:

  • Ethical and responsible administrators: By providing MBA students a distinctively Christ-centered, high-quality graduate business education, enabling students to shape their biblical worldview and advance the work of God in society and business by the analysis of relevant business case studies.
  • Critical analytical decision makers: By equipping MBA students with quantitative and qualitative tools necessary to best identify, analyze, and develop business opportunities as well as solve complex business issues to make quality decisions.
  • Innovative and entrepreneurial managers: By developing MBA students’ abilities to think innovatively, strategically, and entrepreneurially to better lead and manage teams across geographical borders in a variety of interdisciplinary environments.
  • Collaborative and effective communicators: By advancing MBA students’ written and oral communication competencies to enhance their overall managerial effectiveness as they create sound synergetic collaborative teams to meet business objectives.
  • Transformative business leaders with a global perspective: By enabling MBA students to be world changers in the realm of business as they lead their respective institutions with a heart for God, a love for people, a pioneering spirit, and a mind for business and industry.
  • Construct an ethical framework model to make principled, effective business decisions which analyze the implications of management’s decisions in a variety of integrated situations for each stakeholder.
  • Appraise the macroeconomic business climate and interpret its effect on the organization’s investment decisions in such areas as product or program expansion, research and development activities, and human resource development.
  • Deploy financial tools such as internal rate of return (IRR), net present value (NPV), and the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) to critically evaluate corporate finance decisions and strategies.
  • Design a strategic marketing plan for an organization based upon a thorough assessment of potential markets and competitors for a given product or service.
  • Synthesize an organization’s accounting and financial transactions into relevant managerial financial reports in order to efficiently evaluate the organization’s financial position (using ratio analysis) and make effective decisions.
  • Formulate a global business perspective regarding corporate governance, international collaboration, and global operations.
  • Analyze the business environment using SWOT and VRIO models to identify potential opportunities and formulate effective enterprise‐wide strategies to achieve a competitive advantage.

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. GPA’s of 2.5-2.99 will be considered with two letters of recommendation (academic and professional)
  • Resume reflecting at least 3-5 years of professional work experience
  • GMAT or GRE not required but encouraged to strengthen you application (scores < 5 years)
  • Completed Graduate Application
  • Essay: Tell us about your path to business school, (including your work history) and your future plans . How will the Jessup University experience help you along this journey? What is your motivation for pursuing an MBA now, and how will Jessup University help you achieve your goals? (approx. 500 words)
  • Letter of recommendation only if requested by the admissions committee (GPA’s less than 3.00)
  • Interview if requested by the admissions committee
  • TOEFL Required


  • Microeconomics or Macroeconomics
  • Financial or Managerial Accounting

Program Courses

  • Core Courses (36 units)
    • BUS500 | Principled Leadership and Ethics
    • BUS540 | Managerial Economics
    • BUS541 | Management Accounting
    • BUS542 | Corporate Finance
    • BUS570 | Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
    • BUS571 | International Business
    • BUS580 | Leadership and Change
    • BUS620 | Global Marketing Strategy
    • BUS690 | Strategic Planning
    • BUS670 | Innovation and Technology
    • BUS681 | Project Management
    • BUS682 | Entrepreneurial Management
  • Accounting Concentration (9 units): Students have the option of the first 3 or second 3 courses.
    • ACCT501 | Ethics for Accounting Professionals
      ACCT610 | Accounting Information Systems
      ACCT644 | Advanced Federal Taxation
      ACT549 | Advanced Auditing
      ACCT545 | Advanced Financial Reporting
      ACCT547 | Financial Statement Analysis
  • Applied Project (2 units)
    • BUS698a | Applied Entrepreneurship Project I
    • BUS698b | Applied Entrepreneurship Project II

To view all courses and course descriptions, please see our current Academic Catalog.

During the first year of the program, you will acquire fundamental skills in accounting, economics and e-commerce. Key areas of study include supply chain management, leadership and ethics, international business, project management and strategic planning. As you move into the program’s second half, you will study real-world applications, such as marketing strategy and innovation and technology. You will also complete a one-year, hands-on entrepreneurship project that will help you cultivate relationships with the local business community and other professionals. The project is guided by local entrepreneurs who work with student teams to design and implement business plans for startup companies and angel investors.

Our online MBA faculty members are experts in their fields and have held positions such as CEOs, marketing directors and vice presidents of finance.


Jessup’s online accredited MBA program includes 38 credit hours. The curriculum includes two applied project courses. Micro or Macro Economics and Financial or Managerial Accounting are prerequisite classes for the program and do not count toward the degree.

Core Courses (27 units)
  • BUS500 | Principled Leadership and Ethics
  • BUS540 | Manangerial Economics
  • BUS541 | Management Accounting
  • BUS542 | Corporate Finance
  • BUS570 | Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • BUS571 | International Business
  • BUS580 | Leadership and Change
  • BUS620 | Global Marketing Strategy
  • BUS690 | Strategic Planning

Accouting Concentration (9 units)

Students have the option of the first three or second three MAcc courses.

  • ACCT501 | Ethics for Accouting Professionals
  • ACCT610 | Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT644 | Advanced Federa; Taxation
  • ACCT549 | Advanced Auditiing
  • ACCT545 | Advanced Financial Reporting
  • ACCT547 | Financial Statement Analysis
Electives (9 credits)
  • BUS670 | Innovation and Technology
  • BUS681 | Project Manangement
  • BUS682 | Entreprenuerial Management
Applied Project (2 units)
  • BUS 698A | Applied Entreneurship I
    • The focus for this course is on understanding the driving forces behind a good entrepreneurial concept, how to validate an idea, the concept of a minimum viable product, and when/how to launch a startup. Students will get an introduction to the lean canvas and each of its nine components. The goal of this course is to prepare students to go deeper with a startup company concept.
  • BUS 698B | Applied Entreneurship II
    • This final course in the series will provide students an opportunity to pitch their idea in front of a group of successful entrepreneurs and investors. Students are expected to have a complete pitch deck, financials, back up materials for all research, and any other information and data necessary to present their concept.

Ken Raskin

Director, MBA Program

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Our mission is the School of Business is to develop transformational stewards to impact business and society."


Ahmad A. Shaar, DBA

Associate Professor, Chair of San Jose MBA & MSCS Programs

Ken Raskin

Director, MBA Program; Assistant Professor, School of Business

Manuel Salazar III, Ed.D., M.B.A., C.P.A.

Associate Dean - School of Business; MAcc Director

Richard L Yang, J.D.

Associate Professor - School of Business

Howard Ray Bryant, MBA

Associate Professor - School of Business


Andrew Richardson, CIA

Adjunct, MBA & Master of Accountancy

Bruce Elliot

Adjunct, MBA, San Jose

Chad Dupic

Dean, Professor - School of Business

Ed Rice

Adjunct, MBA

Mary Lawrence-Jones

Adjunct, MBA, Online

Gauthier Vasseur

Adjunct, Intl. MBA, San Jose

Mark Ellis

Adjunct, MBA

Tim Dupic

Adjunct, Intl. MBA, San Jose

Steve Bretches

Adjunct, Intl. MBA, San Jose

Tahoe Park

Adjunct, Intl. MBA, San Jose


To talk more about your career and how Jessup can help prepare you for a rewarding future, connect with an admissions counselor today.


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