MASTER OF RELIGIOUS BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 2020-07-27T21:16:13+00:00

MASTER OF RELIGIOUS BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Our Master of Religious Business Administration program will equip you with the biblical foundation you need to excel in business as you explore various topics, including how personal integrity is the root of good business and how business ethics stem from the Word of God. There is a strong emphasis on Biblical values. Courses in the Business major will be taught through the lenses of Christian principles. The Master of Business Administration is designed to meet the professional needs of students who plan careers in a variety of fields. This is 2 years programs.

Admission to the Program

Applicants must present:

1)         An official transcript from each college and university attended.

2)        A baccalaureate degree from a college or university.

3)        A completed Application for Admission form.

4)        For international student: Proof of proficiency in the English language. Students must produce results of a TOEFL score of at least 520 paper-based (190 computerized) (68 internet based) or pass the University’s English exam.

Objectives

The objectives of the Master of Religious Business Administration are to:

  • Provide advanced business study
  • Integrate Biblically-centered teaching to equip and train business professionals
  • Develop character, faith, and an entrepreneurial spirit in students
  • Produce Christ-centered men and women who will impact the marketplace

Learning Outcomes

Upon Completion of the Master of Religious Business Administration, students will be able to successfully:

  • That graduates demonstrate an advanced knowledge of evolving nature of corporation
  • That graduates demonstrate a thorough knowledge of managerial leadership and organizational change
  • That graduates can measure organization’s intellectual assets, product, development, and entrepreneurship
  • That students can practice enhanced management skills and interpersonal relationships and demonstrate ability to manage and administer a business with clear embodiment of Christian ethics.
  • That students achieve the planned goals and outcomes for the institution and the program

Requirement for the Master of Religious Business Administration Degree (64 Quarter units)

In order to complete a graduate degree, a student must:

  • Satisfactorily complete the required courses listed below.
  • Maintain a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale

All students are required to take the total of 64 quarter units of the courses as follows:

Program Core Course Units Required                40

Elective Course Units _                                          24

Total                                       64

Core Course Requirements: Quarter Units
MBA 500 Biblical Interpretation & Spiritual Formation 4 units
MBA 502 Managerial Skills and Business Ethics 4 units
MBA 504 Financial Reporting, Control, and Management 4 units
MBA 506 Leadership 4 units
MBA 508 Marketing Management in a Global Environment 4 units
MBA 510 Human Resource Management 4 units
MBA 512 Entrepreneurship 4 units
MBA 514 Advanced Topics in Accounting 4 units
MBA 536 Operations Management 4 units
MBA 705 Capstone 4 units

In addition to the core requirements, students must take 4 electives courses (16 units):

Elective Courses: Quarter Units
 
MBA 505 Old Testament and New Testament History 4 units
MBA 520 Communication Strategies in Conflict Management 4 units
MBA 524 Marketing Strategy 4 units
MBA 526 Cross Cultural Management 4 units
MBA 528 Business Entrepreneurship 4 units
MBA 530 Global Economics for Managers 4 units
MBA 532 Managing Human Capital 4 units
MBA 534 Management Communication 4 units

Course Description:

MBA 500: Biblical Interpretation & Spiritual Formation

Equipping to interpret and apply the Bible in accurate and dynamic ways for spiritual transformation and character formation.

MBA 502: Managerial Skills and Business Ethics

Develops the managerial skills needed for effective individual and group performance in dynamic organizational, societal, and global environments. Topics include organizational culture, ethics, social responsibility, and human resource management. Managerial communication, leadership, motivation, teamwork, negotiation, and intercultural communication skills are emphasized

MBA 504: Financial Reporting, Control, Management, and Markets

The course covers the use of financial and managerial accounting concepts applied for analysis, problem solving and decision-making in corporations. Topics include financial statement analysis, project and product analysis internal control, accounting ethics, corporate governance, and tax and data security issues

MBA 505: Old Testament and New Testament History

An overview of the Old and New Testament with emphasis on the purpose of the writers; history and culture; literary genre, structure, and themes; persons and events, and practical application for Christian living

MBA 506: Leadership

An in-depth analysis of theories and practice of leadership. Course is designed to give the student an understanding of the leadership skills, styles, and behavior in a variety of managerial roles.

MBA 508: Marketing Management in a Global Environment

Integrates concepts and tools in the marketing discipline so that students will be able to apply them to the dynamic marketing systems. Topics include analyzing global marketing opportunities, designing marketing strategy, managing, implementing, and evaluating marketing programs.

MBA 510: Human Resource Management

Focuses on best practices in essential areas of human resource management: job analysis, recruiting, selection, training and development. Students learn how to develop effective HR selection practices, as well as training programs and career paths that motivate employees.

MBA 512: Entrepreneurship

Provides an understanding of the entrepreneur and the entrepreneurial process. Emphasis on new venture planning and establishment of new firms. The distinctive focus is enterprise creation. Case studies and “live” discussions with small business owners and successful entrepreneurs are featured.

MBA 514: Advanced Topics in Accounting

Application of functional accounting in contemporary business. Decision making through the integrated use of financial accounting (reporting to outside interests) and managerial accounting (accounting information for internal decision making) including relevant income tax consequences. Case analysis oral/written presentation and computer usage required.

MBA 520:  Communication Strategies in Conflict Management

This course examines the communication theories and strategies underlying the nature of conflict in contemporary society. Provides students with the necessary skills to effectively manage conflict.

MBA 524: Marketing Strategy                                                        

This course is designed to provide students with an analytical framework to conduct (1) marketing planning and strategy, (2) market definition and measurement, and (3) the management and control of marketing programs. The primary objectives of this course are two-fold: (1) provide an environment where each student can develop the necessary professional skills for a successful career in marketing management; and (2) encourage analytic and strategic thinking about marketing programs. Using business-related tenets of economics, students will also learn how to apply economic principles to strategic decision-making, such as pricing and outsourcing.

MBA 526:  Cross Cultural Management

A study of some vivid examples of the importance of cultural knowledge in international negotiations, and provide some backgrounds and specific information required for negotiations and relations between Eastern and Western people.

MBA 528: Business Entrepreneurship

This course addresses how missions and entrepreneurship are coming together to form what is being called, “Perhaps the major mission movement of the 21st century.” The student will explore the burgeoning fields of Business as Mission, Marketplace Ministries, Social Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise Development

MBA 530: Global Economics for Managers

This course examines how economic tools, techniques, and indicators can be used for solving organizational problems related to competitiveness, productivity, and growth. You will explore the management implications of a variety of economic concepts and effective strategies to make decisions within a global context.

MBA 532: Managing Human Capital

This course focuses on strategies and tools that managers use to maximize employee contribution and create organizational excellence. You will learn talent management strategies to motivate and develop employees as well as best practices to manage performance for added value.

MBA 534: Management Communication

This course prepares you for the communication challenges in organizations.  Topics examined include: theories and strategies of communication, persuasion, conflict management and ethics that enhance communication to various audiences.

MBA 536: Operations Management

This course focuses on the strategic importance of operations management to overall performance. This course also emphasizes principles of supply chain management relevant to a variety of business operations ranging from manufacturing goods to retail services. You will examine the various planning, control, and decision-making tools and techniques of the operations function.

MBA 705: Capstone

Course Description As the final stop in students’ journeys toward earning their de, this capstone course integrates previous coursework and practical experience with a focus on authentic demonstration of competencies outlined by the program. Rather than introducing new concepts, students will synthesize and integrate prior learning to design or develop a capstone project as a culmination of their studies.