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Academic Programs – Master of Business Administration

The MBA program at San Diego University for Integrative Studies is designed for mid-career business managers, multicultural organizational leaders, educators, investors, entrepreneurs, and other mature adult learners who are seeking to broaden and deepen their knowledge and skill in launching new businesses, investing in them, students must also complete courses BUS 610 through BUS 618; international business track students must complete courses 620 through BUS 628. Students who select the Green track must complete courses BUS 630 through BUS 639. An additional 3 courses must be selected from the list of elective courses (numbered BUS 650 through BUS 656).

Required Courses: (15 Units)
Course Units
CPS 501 Writing Skills & Research 5
BUS 601 Financial Accounting from a Managerial Perspective 5
OR
BUS 631 Finance & Environmental
Accounting 5
BUS 602 Quantitative Methods in
Business 5

Required Courses: General Track (45 Units
Course Units
BUS 610 Leading & Managing
People and Organizations 5
BUS 611 Entrepreneurship:
Developing New Ventures 5
BUS 612 Managing Franchise
Businesses 5
BUS 613 Venture Capital & Private
Equity 5
BUS 614 Marketing Strategies &
Tactics 5
BUS 615 Real Estate Investing 5
BUS 616 Business Law 5
BUS 617 Financial planning &
Investing 5
BUS 618 Information Technology
Strategies for
Entrepreneurial Businesses 5

Required Courses: International Business Track (45 Units)
Course Units
BUS 620 Managing People & 5
Organizations: Eastern &
Western Perspectives
BUS621 Entrepreneurship in the US 5
& in China: Developing New
Ventures
BUS 622 Global Business Perspectives: 5
Focus on China.
BUS 623 Venture Capital & Private 5
Equity
BUS 624 Marketing Strategies & 5
Tactics in a Global
Environment
BUS 625 Negotiating & Bargaining 5
Skills: Asia, the US,
Internationally
BUS 626 Business Law Around the 5
World
BUS 627 Leadership Issues & Styles 5
Across the Pacific: China
& the US.
BUS 628 Information Technology 5
Strategies for International Businesses

Required Courses: Green Track (45 Units)
Course Units
BUS 630 Introduction to Sustainable
Business 5 BUS 632 Eco-commerce Models 5
BUS 633 Foundations in Ecological
Economics 5
BUS 634 Sustainable Products and
Services 5
BUS 635 Application of Sustainable
Business Practices 5
BUS 636 Air Pollution, Animal Rights,
Land Use, Energy Law and
Biodiversity Protection 5
BUS 637 Environmental Economics
Policy & Management 5
BUS 638 Global Environmental Issues 5
in Business Transactions
BUS 639 Climate Change and the Law 5

Required Courses: Green Track (45 Units)
Course Units
BUS 630 Introduction to Sustainable
Business 5 BUS 632 Eco-commerce Models 5
BUS 633 Foundations in Ecological
Economics 5
BUS 634 Sustainable Products and
Services 5
BUS 635 Application of Sustainable
Business Practices 5
BUS 636 Air Pollution, Animal Rights,
Land Use, Energy Law and
Biodiversity Protection 5
BUS 637 Environmental Economics
Policy & Management 5
BUS 638 Global Environmental Issues 5
in Business Transactions
BUS 639 Climate Change and the Law 5

Elective Courses (15 Units)

Course Units
BUS 650 Advanced Marketing Strategies: Successes & Failures 5
BUS 651 Mergers & Acquisitions East
& West 5 BUS 652 Identifying & Analyzing
Domestic Business
Opportunities 5
BUS 653 Identifying & Analyzing
International Business
Opportunities 5
BUS 654 Financial Institutions & Markets in a Global Perspective 5
BUS 655 The Federal Reserve &
Business Forecasting 5
BUS 656 Special Projects in Business
Management 5
Capstone Course (5 credits)
Course Credits
BUS 695 Comprehensive Business
Project 5
Required Total Units: 80

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS:
1) All residential courses, other than independent study, are taught in a classroom setting. Each instructor provides students with a syllabus that contains an outline of the course objectives, the course content, student performance expectations, textbooks and related study materials, and evaluation methods used for grading purposes.
2) Courses are traditionally taught in lecture style with group discussions, student presentations and written assignments.
3) Instructional methods also include research projects and experiential components such as internship and practicum requirements. Faculty provide individualized academic advising as needed and encourage ongoing student dialogue in class and online. The University’s grading criteria are presented to students in the course syllabus provided at the beginning of class. The University’s grading policy is designed to meet the highest professional standards of objectivity, fairness, and accuracy.
4) Independent study courses are an in-depth study of a topic and directed by SDUIS faculty or an equally qualified mentor who is approved by the Chief Academic Officer.
5) Student learning performance outcome evaluations include essay and objective examinations, research, reports, and experimental activities.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS:
Distance Education
1) The Master’s in Business Administration Degree program is also offered through distance education. Direct education is delivered to students via e-mail. Students submit their assignments to the instructor and class weekly. The instructor reviews the work and prepares a feedback to be sent to the students and class weekly.
2) Each student is provided with a syllabus that contains an outline of the course objectives, course content, weekly assignments and student performance expectations.
3) Instructors work closely with students to monitor their progress

“Notice to Prospective Students

This institution approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer degree programs, this institution must meet the following requirements:
• Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.

• Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by July 1, 2017, and full accreditation by July 1, 2020.

If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

• Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
• Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.

An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended. “