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. At the Rocklin campus, the Jessup MBA program offers emphases in Artificial Intelligence, Accounting, and Business Analytics, while the San Jose campus provides a concentration in accounting, all geared towards fostering ethical and innovative leadership in business. MBA students are challenged within a dynamic experiential learning environment to be effective transformational leaders with a global perspective.

Rocklin MBA Program

33 – 42 UNITS

 20 – 24 MONTHS


San Jose MBA Program

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

Rocklin MBA Emphases – 9 units (Optional):
Business Analytics

Rocklin Program Courses 

  • Core Courses (33 units) 
    • Principled Leadership
    • Microeconomics for Managers
    • Graduate Research Methods/Project
    • Accounting & Financial Analysis
    • Technology and Innovation
    • Finance & Data Analytics
    • Operations & Supply Chain Management
    • Marketing Strategy
    • Global Environment of Business
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Strategic Decision Making

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

San Jose MBA Concentration – 9 units (Optional):

San Jose 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
  • Applied Project (2 units)
    • BUS698a | Applied Entrepreneurship Project I
    • BUS698b | Applied Entrepreneurship Project II
  • 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

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

Considering the Jessup Online experience? Please take a look below to explore some of the differences between this program on-campus and online.

  • 15 week classes
  • Organically build face-to-face community in a central location
  • Finance your education through grants and loans
  • Participate in spontaneous events, study groups, and activities
  • Drop in during faculty office hours 
  • Peruse our two-story collection of Library print resources and conveniently access equipment 
  • Explore local job and internship opportunities
  • Meet side-by-side with peer tutors 
  • Enjoy dedicated study time and spaces outside the home (like the Shack coffee house and our award-winning Bon Appetit Café) 
  • 7 week classes (Full-time is 2 courses per session and 4 courses per semester)
  • 6 start dates per year
  • Study from the comfort of home, on your own schedule
  • Participate in a flexible, 100% online learning environment
  • Finance your education with grants, loans, and limited Jessup aid
  • Engage in class discussions
  • Connect personally with faculty 
  • Learn and grow alongside classmates with similar goals and dreams 
  • Access the Library’s vast archive of books, journals, and audiovisual materials
  • Explore the Academic Achievement Center’s online resources, including tutoring, success coaching, and appointments with the Writing Center and Office of Career & Life Planning

Ken Raskin

Director of Graduate Studies

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Director of Graduate Studies; Assistant Professor, School of Business

Associate Dean - School of Business; MAcc Director

Program Director – MBA & MSCS Programs, San Jose; Professor

Associate Professor - School of Business

Associate Professor - School of Business

Associate Professor - School of Business

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