Master of Business Administration

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Rocklin MBA Program

33 – 42 UNITS

 20 – 24 MONTHS

ROCKLIN (IN-PERSON OR REMOTE)

San Jose MBA Program

38 – 47 UNITS

 24 MONTHS

SAN JOSE

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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

  • Ethical and responsible administrators. Students receive a distinctively Christ-centered, high-quality graduate business education, enabling them to shape their biblical worldview while advancing the work of Christ in society and business by the analysis of relevant business case studies.
  • Critical analytical decision makers. We equip students with quantitative and qualitative tools to best identify, analyze, and develop business opportunities to solve complex business issues and make quality decisions.
  • Innovative and entrepreneurial managers. Jessup develops 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 students’ written and oral communication competencies to enhance their overall managerial effectiveness, they learn to create sound synergetic collaborative teams to meet business objectives.
  • Transformative business leaders with a global perspective. Students become world changers in the realm of business as they lead their respective institutions with a heart for Christ, a love for people, a pioneering spirit, and a mind for business and industry.
  • Prepared to join a diverse team. Post-graduation job markets may include churches, para-church ministries, healthcare, Fortune 500 companies and government organizations.
  • Knowledgeable in ever-changing technology. When choosing the AI emphasis, students obtain data-driven insights, optimize decision-making processes and innovate business models.
  • Conscious of data-driven decisions. The business analytics focus prepares students to make prudent business decisions with fact-based data analysis.
  • Proficient in financial literacy. The accounting track is ideal for those interested in developing a strong financial foundation for leadership roles in finance and accounting.
  • 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

Rocklin MBA Emphases – 9 units (Optional):
Accounting
AI
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):
Accounting

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.

Ken Raskin, MS

Associate Dean, School of Business
Director
of Graduate Studies

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FACULTY

Associate Dean - School of Business; Director of Graduate Studies

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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