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Master of Business Administration

National University
Program overview
12 months
Scholarships available
Start dates
San Diego
Intakes monthly

San Diego
Intakes monthly

Program description

Master of Business Administration

Get on the path to business leadership with an MBA from National University. In this program, which can be taken 100% online, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to successfully manage organizations in the ever-changing business environment. You will learn relevant management skills in both domestic and global business settings, effective team building, quantitative and qualitative decision-making, and creative problem-solving skills that you can immediately apply in your professional life.

You may specialize in one of several areas to hone your skills to your own career goals. Specializations available include Accounting Professional Skills, Financial Management, Bank Management, Human Resource Management, Integrated Marketing Communication, International Business, Management Accounting, Marketing, Mobile Marketing and Social Media, Organizational Leadership, and Supply Chain Management.

Admission requirements

  • All entering undergraduate students without prior college level English and/or Math courses must take the ACCUPLACER mathematics and English evaluation as part of the admissions process. The results of the evaluation are printed immediately and a copy is provided to the student. Read more about Placement by Evaluation. The ACCUPLACER may be taken once at no charge. Subsequent examinations can be repeated after 14 days for a $5 fee. Applicants who have not earned an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or who have completed fewer than 90 quarter (60 semester) units of transferable college credit must have graduated from high school, passed a high school level proficiency test or received a Certificate of Proficiency from a state Department of Education.
  • Applicants who are considered first time students based on the criteria below must attend an orientation course through WES Training and Development prior to enrolling.
    • Never attended a college or university
    • Education experience is limited to:
      • Competency based education
      • College level courses completed during high school
      • Advanced Placement (AP) credit
      • Military service or training
      • Prior learning credit (CLEP, Dantes, Excelsior, portfolio assessment, etc.)
  • High school graduates transferring from regionally accredited colleges and universities are admitted as degree students if their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher. Applicants with a GPA below 2.0 may be admitted on probationary admission if the Committee on the Application of Standards (Committee) judges that there is sufficient evidence of potential to complete college studies. Applicants below a 2.0 may submit a petition letter to their advisor for review by the Committee.
  • Individual degree programs may have additional admission requirements.
  • Complete an application for admission and enrollment agreement.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Program Requirements

Foundation Courses

  • ACC 600* Financial Accounting for MBAs
  • MNS 601** Statistics for Business

Core Competency Courses

  • Marketing Management
  • Global Business
  • Business Operations Management
  • Info & Supply Chain Systems
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Eco. for Managerial Decisions
  • Seminar in Financial Management

MBA Specialization

  • Business Strategy and Policy

Specialization in Financial Management

  • Topics in Financial Management
  • Security Analysis & Portfolio
  • International Finance
  • Managing Financial Institution

Specialization in Human Resource Management

  • Legal, Ethical & Safety Issues
  • Workforce Plan Dev & Outsource
  • Seminar in Training & Develop
  • Compensation & Benefits

Specialization in International Business

Student should choose 4 courses from the following:

  • Comparative Int’l Management
  • Topics in Int’l Business
  • Global Strategy
  • Int’l Entrepreneurship Project
  • International Experience

Specialization in Management Accounting

  • Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Accounting I
  • Financial Accounting II
  • Financial Accounting III
  • Accounting Information Systems

Specialization in Marketing

  • Consumer Behavior
  • Global Marketing
  • Market Research
  • Strategic Marketing Simulation

Specialization in Organizational Leadership

  • Developing Groups and Teams
  • Leadership in the 21st Century
  • Leading Change and Adaptation
  • Conflict and Power Dynamics

Specialization in Supply Chain Management

  • Supply Chain Collaboration
  • Strategic Supply Management
  • Supply Chain Planning
  • Distribution Management

Specialization in Bank Management

  • Managing Financial Institution
  • International Finance
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Credit Management
  • Regulation of Banks
  • Risk & Capital Mgmnt in Banks

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Tuition fees

Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the systems and processes used throughout an organization including the planning, decision-making, group dynamics, innovation, production, supply chain, operations, technologies, marketing and distribution, and management.
  • Demonstrate leadership ability and management skills within an environment of change to meet the objectives of the stakeholders of the organization.
  • Evaluate the forces in the global business environment, including social responsibility, sustainability, ethics, and the risk and opportunities associated with operating within a multi-cultural, business environment.
  • Apply economic models, accounting principles, statistical techniques, and financial theories, analysis, and reporting in business decision-making.
  • Design alternatives to solve business problems utilizing quantitative analysis, critical thinking, and sound ethical decision making.
  • Formulate strategies and policies utilizing environmental and resources assessment, and integrating various functions to achieve the mission and objectives of the organization.

Career opportunities

Career Opportunities for Business Administration

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Statistics
  • General Business
  • Transportation and Logistics

Employers of Business Administration Graduates

  • Consulting firms
  • Insurance companies
  • Corporations
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • Public accounting firms
  • Financial Institutions
  • Retail Stores
  • Government agencies
  • Self-employment
  • Health care industry
  • Service and manufacturing companies

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National University

Since 1971, National University (NU) has been dedicated to meeting the needs of our students by providing accessible, affordable, and achievable higher education opportunities. Since its founding, the NU community has grown to 25,000 students (400 international students from over...

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9388 Lightwave Avenue
92123 San Diego California
United States of America

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