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Contact the International Programs Office (IPO)

Art Ricabal
Special Advisor to the President: International Programs

International Programs Office (IPO)
William Jessup University
2121 University Ave
Rocklin, CA 95765 (USA)

Phone: (866) 202-9750


Having been established in the Silicon Valley for over 75 years, William Jessup University has placed an emphasis on applying what a student learns over the course of their academic studies through internships during their junior or senior year as well as during their graduate studies. Our students benefit from these internships as it gives them an advantage when applying for graduate school or when beginning their careers upon graduation.

Internships are such a focus at WJU that this past year, 87% of the students participated in an internship, many at Fortune 500 companies both in Sacramento and the Silicon Valley. We hope that when you are considering applying for a university to pursue your educational goals you also consider WJU and how you could greatly benefit from participating in our internship program. Below you will find a list of companies our students have interned or have begun their careers at:


Job areas where students have completed internships and/or are employed are in the
following fields and companies:

  • Technology (Google, Apple, NVIDIA, Amazon, Hewlett Packard, Oracle, Facebook,
    Aerojet, Intuitive Networks, Prima Games, Inductive Automation, Solar City)
  • Financial management (Northwestern Mutual, Edward Jones, Merrill Lynch, CalPERS)
  • Banking (Bank of America, BNP Paribas, Golden I Credit Union, Wells Fargo, Five Star
  • Accounting/CPA (Deloite, Ernst & Young, Benn & Leman, State Auditor of California)
  • Sales (Hilton Hotels Worldwide, Marriott Hotels, Enterprise Rent A Ca)
  • Mass media (Air 1 & K-LOVE national media network, KHTK Radio)
  • Sports Marketing (NBA Team: Sacramento Kings, Peter Jacobsen Sports)
  • Public Policy (California Governor’s office, Board of Equalization, within Assembly/Senate
  • Healthcare Administration (Sutter Health, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Shield)
  • K-12 Teaching (Over 600 schools throughout the Northern California region)
  • Higher Education (Numerous Top 100 Colleges and Universities)

International MBA Overview

The WJU 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 non-profit organizations (churches, para-church ministries, healthcare and government organizations); the ethical framework integrated throughout the curriculum makes the WJU MBA distinct and different on purpose. The substantive and vital management skills of planning, controlling, decision making and organizational leadership are developed and strategically applied throughout the program; moreover, MBA students are challenged within a dynamic experiential learning environment to be effective transformational leaders with a global perspective.

Quick Facts

CreditsTime to CompleteFormatAdmissionsCostAccreditation
38 UNITS24 Months (1 weekend per month, 7 week classes)
  • Classroom Cohort
  • Hybrid-Cohort
No GMAT Required, GPA > 3.0$660 per unit (Financial Aid available. Yellow Ribbon College for Veterans)WASC

Pre MBA Program

This program provides aspiring MBA students with a solid foundation of business tools, concepts, and practices that are an essential part of the standard curriculum for many MBA programs. The program’s integrated curriculum allows students to strengthen their strategic, business communication, and critical thinking skills that can ultimately provide a competitive advantage to compete with other professional students at the MBA level. Offered in collaboration with Business Department at our Rocklin Campus, the Pre-MBA program consists of various traditional instructor-led courses (Human Resources, American Culture and Ethics, Statistics, Accounting and Economics) along with Business English courses. Students will also participate in several seminars meant to prepare them for possible internships in and around our Silicon Valley campus in San Jose.

Estimated Cost

Application & Candidacy Fee: $50.00*
Estimated Program Tuition: $14,975.00/semester
Estimated Total Tuition Cost including MBA: $36,575.00
Costs are approximate and subject to change without notice. Estimates are based on one semester enrollment in the Pre-MBA program and six semesters (2 calendar years) in the MBA, but do not include course fees, or additional expenses such as books.<


International MBA Program in San Jose, Ca

We welcome talented students from the four corners of the globe to come here to share their expertise, visions for the future and dedication to improving our world.

  • San Jose campus located in the heart of the Silicon Valley
  • Monthly weekend classes
  • Meals provided

Class Schedule

Classes: Fridays: 6pm – 9:45pm | Saturdays: 8am – 6:00pm

Apply Now


MBA Admission 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 William Jessup University experience help you along this journey? What is your motivation for pursuing an MBA now, and how will William 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


  • Microeconomics or Macroeconomics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Statistics

Applicants must meet our English Language Proficiency requirements by either scoring a 70+ on the TOEFL IBT, or a 6.0+ on the IELTS exam.  Furthermore, students may meet the English Language Proficiency requirements by completing a U.S. Degree, attending partner intensive English programs, or by submitting other verifiable proof to the graduate admissions committee of English Language Proficiency.


Principled Leadership & Ethics

Course focuses on both law and ethics in the business environment, how individuals and organizations approach law and ethics, as well as the ethical, legal and social consequences of disregarding law and ethics in favor of other objectives. The ethical framework introduced in this course is based upon Scriptural principles and serves as the foundation for each MBA course.

Managerial Economics

In today’s highly-competitive environment, managers must understand how economic forces affect their business and the factors that should be considered when making both effective and ethical business decisions. Thus in this course, MBA students will study and apply significant micro/macroeconomic principles to real-world case studies and business decisions. Moreover, proven analytical tools will be explored and deployed in the decision making process for the firm and their stakeholders. In short, Managerial Economics is designed to equip MBA students with a thorough and applied knowledge of essential economic concepts, integrated within an ethical framework, for making value added business decisions.

Leadership & Change

Explores classic and contemporary models of leaders and leadership and defines the difference between management and leadership. Practical applications of theory emphasizing the contingency perspective. The focus will be upon applied organizational change by covering organizational behavior from a normative, policy-oriented perspective. The perspective will be one of viewing the person (student) as an actual or potential change agent; a consultant (internal or external), innovative personnel specialist, or middle or top level manager

Management Accounting

The objective of this course is to develop an understanding of the various ways in which accounting information is used by management to make critical, strategic and managerial decisions, (e.g., product pricing, line extensions, ABC) and to evaluate operating performance (e.g., EVA and balanced scorecard). Students discuss methods of distilling key financial information, as well as motivating and aligning management to pursue what is in the firm’s best interests. Case based.

Corporate Finance

Introduces the structure, markets and regulatory factors within the financial system. Develops skills in preparing financial plans/budgets, valuing capital costs, financial assets and evaluating the firm’s capital structure, cost of capital, working capital, dividend policies, financing and investment decisions. Case Based.

Global Operations Management & Supply Chain

Analysis of effective and efficient flow of materials, products, services, and information within and across organizations. Includes: process flow analysis, capacity planning, quality, lean supply chain, layout, aggregate planning, supply chain networks, inventory management, sourcing, ERP, and logistics planning. Finally, students connect to recent developments such as lean or world-class manufacturing, just-in-time operations, time-based competition, and business re-engineering. Case Based

International Business

This course trains students to take a domestic product and expand it into international markets successfully. Market selection, international market research issues, foreign entry strategies, local tailoring versus global economies of scale, global value chain, implementation issues, knowledge transfer and collaborations are discussed, as well as financing issues such as sources of capital available to multinational firms, analysis of foreign investment opportunities, and currency risk management. Case and simulation based.

Marketing Strategy

Combining elements of product development, product launch planning, and product management, this course views the product manager or marketer as a generalist with responsibility for the multifunctional, multidisciplinary approach required for the development, launch, and ongoing management of successful products. Includes market orientation, consumer and industrial buyer behavior, market segmentation, target market identification, product development, pricing, distribution channels, marketing communication, strategy development, and marketing planning and control. Case and simulation based.

Project Management

Covers both strategic and operational points of view for managing projects. Quantitative methods include project planning, budgeting, selection, scheduling, evaluation and control. Qualitative methods include project organization, staffing and team building.

Entrepreneurial Management

Examines the growth and nature of entrepreneurship and the support infrastructure of tasks, people, finances and technology. Emphasizes entrepreneur characteristics sought by venture capitalists and investors, role of the business plan and evolutionary stages of start-up activity.

Innovation & Technology

This course provides an in-depth introduction to global leadership and its development and to fostering innovation and global change. Through assessments and behavioral simulations, it prepares students to do global work effectively in a complex context with people from various cultures. Develops technology strategies through a qualitative (scenario and strategy map-based) and a quantitative (decision analysis and option theory-based) approach for technology portfolio planning and management. It provides practical, stimulating, and easy-to-use methods for realistic applications.

Applied Entrepreneurship Project I

Consulting Project I is the capstone practicum course in the MBA program. This course provides an opportunity for second year MBA students to gain applied consulting experience while providing a valuable service to the business community. Students work in teams of three to five business students on significant business issues under the guidance of their business professors and faculty mentor.

Strategic Planning

This course covers how to convert the vision of executive intuition into definitive plans that can be operationally implemented and provides opportunity for practice and experimentation in strategy formulation. Strategy support systems are used to assist in making the transition from a change- resistant operational approach to a future-oriented approach characteristic of strategic thinking. This class is to be taken in the last semester. Case and project based.

Applied Entrepreneurship Project II

Consulting Project II is the capstone practicum course in the MBA program. This course provides an opportunity for second year MBA students to gain applied consulting experience while providing a valuable service to the business community. Students work in teams of three to five business students on significant business issues under the guidance of their business professors and faculty mentor.

International MSCS Overview

The Master of Science in Computer Science program at San Jose is for students who are interested in both technology and business management aspects of technology. The program is taught within a Christ-centered environment. Graduates from this program will learn the foundations of computing with the latest computing technology. With the business management training, students will be able to be project managers and technology leaders.

Quick Facts

CreditsTime to CompleteFormatAdmissionsCostAccreditation
38 UNITS28-36 Months (1 weekend per month, 7 week classes)
  • Classroom Cohort
  • Hybrid-Cohort
No GMAT Required, GPA > 3.0$660 per unit (Financial Aid available. Yellow Ribbon College for Veterans)WASC


International MSCS Program in San Jose, Ca

We welcome talented students from the four corners of the globe to come here to share their expertise, visions for the future and dedication to improving our world.

  • San Jose campus located in the heart of the Silicon Valley
  • Monthly weekend classes
  • Meals provided

Class Schedule

Classes: Fridays: 6pm – 9:45pm | Saturdays: 8am – 6:00pm

Apply Now


MSCS Admission Requirements

Basic full admission requirements into the program are consistent with the graduate studies policies already established by the University. They include:

  • Verification of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • University application form
  • Two personal reference forms
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better

Additional Requirements

  • Verification of a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent
  • A comprehensive and working knowledge of two promgramming languages (e.g. Java, Python, C and C++, etc.). Prefer at least two years of programming.
  • Comprehensive mastery of an operating system (e.g., Windows), skills in navigating the Internet, using computer tools such as word processors, file and document processing, spreadsheets, etc.


Web Stack

This is a practical introduction to web construction from the frontend to the backend. This is usually referred to as fullstack development. In this course JavaScript is the language for both frontend and backend development. Students will be exposed to different web architectures and frameworks. JavaScript on the frontend will be used for high interactivity while JavaScript in the backend will interact with the environment – files and databases, and other sites.

Mobile Computing

An introduction to mobile computing with a strong emphasis on application development for the Android operating system. This course covers software mobile application development, its architecture and lifecycle, as well as its inherent design considerations. Students will learn about mobile resources, activities, views, layouts, and intents in addition to interacting with the location based services, messaging services, multimedia interfaces, and sensors available on the mobile device. Topics will include the Android development environment, user interfaces, activities, intents, content providers/ content resolvers, services, broadcast receivers, persistence, MBaaS, location, sensors, graphics, and other Android features, tools, and capabilities.

Computer Networking

Introduction to wired/wireless network principles, organization, topologies, hardware, applications, and protocols in the context of the Internet protocol stack. Configuration and implementation of local area networks and intranets. Utilization of Internet protocols, packet forwarding, and routing. Use of Wireshark for hands-on interaction with network protocols.

Software Engineering

This course focuses on providing software development skills, systems engineering, customer collaboration, and management skills necessary for leadership in software engineering. It examines the life-cycle development of software systems and the development models including such emerging trends as software-intensive systems of systems, high assurance, agile methods, COTS integration, mobile and distributed network-centric architectures, and rapid software development and evolution. The program includes experience in real-client class projects and evaluation assignments. Performance engineering and metrics are discussed.

Operating Systems

This course examines the four main abstractions for an operating system. These are process, memory, storage and network programming. A number of practical simulations on these four abstractions are examined. For process abstraction topics on threads, multiprocessing and distributed processing are distributed.

Data Structures & Algorithms

Provides the core principles of computer science: algorithmic thinking and computational problem solving. Techniques for the design and analysis of efficient algorithms, emphasizing methods useful in practice. Topics include divide-and conquer, randomization, dynamic programming, incremental improvement, and complexity.

Data Science

This is an introductory class on the use of R for doing Data analysis, Modeling/statistics and prototyping. The focus in on techniques for data analysis and presentation of the analysis in useful visualization forms. Techniques and algorithms (including machine learning) are used for finding meaningful patterns. Looks into the combination of mathematics, statistics, programming, and the context of the problem to come up with different insights. Also deals with the issues of clean data.


This course focuses on the mathematical and programming techniques involved in secure information and communication techniques. This is a hands-on approach. This means learning how to program and use these deterministic algorithms. The necessary mathematical methods based on number theory are discussed.

Mathematical Methods

Machine learning and AI are built on mathematical principles like Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability, Statistics, and Optimization. This course covers the required mathematical methods used within the field. The course provides a practical hands-on approach to working with data and applying the mathematical techniques. Topics include linear algebra, multivariate calculus, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, Principal Component Analysis (PCA), a fundamental dimensionality reduction technique and other relevant topics within Computer Science.

Database Systems

Provides the concepts and theory of database management systems. Topics include database system architectures, data models, query languages, conceptual and logical database design, physical organization, and transaction management. The entity-relationship model, relational model and object models are examined.

Welcome to Jessup

International Students

New Student Orientation

Skywalker Ranch




International Partnerships

Welcome to Jessup

By the Numbers

  • 81% Undergraduate
  • 19% Graduate
  • 84% California Residents
  • 13% Out of State Residents
  • 3% International Students
  • 72 Majors and Programs
  • 87% Employed & Internships including Fortune 500 Companies

William Jessup University comprises more than 1,500 students who are seeking an education that is accredited and will be recognized all over the globe. William Jessup University is one of Northern California’s centers for education, cultural events and athletics. The university offers unrivaled access to new state-of-the-art facilities, nationally recognized faculty, and a vibrant and diverse community.

International students offer a cultural perspective that enriches the entire WJU campus community. As a student at the William Jessup University, you can choose from more than 50 undergraduate degree and graduate degree programs.

The campus provides incredible opportunities with top-quality advising to help you plan your academic courses, as well as excellent career mentoring, extra-curricular opportunities, several student-led organizations and 20 intercollegiate and intramural athletic programs.

The university is located in both Rocklin, a flourishing suburb 25 miles northeast of Sacramento, and in the thriving Silicon Valley of the San Francisco Bay Area. Both areas are continually ranked as one of the best places to live and work in the United States.

From President Jackson

Thank you for applying for admission to William Jessup University. Since 1939 we have been committed to preparing men and women for leadership and service in society.

The primary goal of education at Jessup is to equip transformational leaders. Such an emphasis mandates a curriculum which prepares persons who are thoughtful, compassionate, culturally sensitive, and capable of integrating faith, learning and vocation in all arenas of society. Therefore, the University seeks to identify students with a genuine desire to develop their intellect, their moral character, and their leadership skills.

Your education at Jessup is one of the most important and valuable investments you will ever make. The decision to apply to William Jessup University is significant and we look forward to supporting you during this season of your life.


John Jackson, PhD

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