The MBA program mission is to equip future business and non-profit leaders and managers with a Christian world-view and a broad business administration and technology knowledge-base, prepared with the skills and tools required for excellence in leading and growing their organizations in the global economy.
The MBA is currently available with eleven options. The traditional MBA has leadership as its primary focus. Students travel internationally, and develop problem-solving and human resource management and business research skills. The MBA with an emphasis in Project Management builds the knowledge, skills, and processes necessary to attain organizational objectives related to strategic management, project-based teamwork, risk reduction, and risk management. The MBA with an emphasis in Corporate Training is a hybrid degree that combines all the functions of business with best practices from the field of adult education in mastering the training of adults for maximum impact and effective group dynamics. There are eight new emphases in Information Security offered in conjunction with the University of Fairfax in Vienna, VA. There are four courses in each emphasis that will be taken through University of Fairfax’s online program and then transferred to CCU.
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Objectives of the Master of Business Administration Degree Program
Students who successfully complete the MBA program will:
- Master the ability at the graduate level to integrate the following functions of management: planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling.
- Analyze and solve business problems in the context of the integration of these functional areas.
- Identify, analyze and evaluate domestic and global business opportunities.
- Evaluate an organization and construct a business, human resource management and organizational development plan to meet the constantly changing business environment and the objectives of the organization.
- Appraise electronic work processes and organizational opportunities in precise terms of costs and benefits.
- Apply the financial concepts of security pricing and valuations, risk and return, derivative securities, hedging corporate risk exposure, and international financial markets and foreign exchange.
- Synthesize historical and modern management theories to develop and implement a practical and cohesive theory of management.
Admission to the Master of Business Administration Degree Program
Admission to the MBA program is selective. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of previous academic performance, personal and professional accomplishments and goals, and strength of character. A strong desire to complete graduate-level work in a Christ-centered, biblically based community is important. All MBA admissions decisions are made by and only by Colorado Christian University.
- Earned Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale. The grade point average minimum may be waived in certain situations.
- Completed online application form (including essay, references, transcripts, and fees) at www.ccu.edu/ccu/grad/
- Professional resume and employment record. It is expected that MBA candidates will have at least 5 years of professional experience or the equivalent.
- GMAT or GRE score (Students who have not previously taken either test must submit GMAT score). GMAT requirement will be waived if the student’s undergraduate coursework reflects a GPA of 3.0 or above.
- Admission interview and additional information may be required, as deemed necessary.
- Demonstrated completion (C or better) of the following three undergraduate-level prerequisites: accounting, finance or economics, and statistics.
Transfer of Courses
Students may transfer up to nine semester hours of graduate credit from a regionally accredited college or university. The coursework must be comparable to that offered at CCU and fulfill the CCU MBA degree requirements.
The MBA program is a 39 credit-hour degree designed to be completed within two years of intensive study by persons who work or are otherwise occupied by the equivalent of a full time job. MBA courses may be taken online, in a traditional classroom format, or in a combination of online and classroom courses. Full time students may complete the MBA program in less than two years.
All work applied toward a master’s degree must be completed within a four-year period from the date of enrollment. After the four-year period, a MBA student who has not completed the requirements to graduate will be withdrawn from the program. Students who go beyond the four-year period and wish to complete their MBA degree will be required to apply for reconsideration by completing a Petition for Exception to Academic Policy. Readmitted students will be required to adhere to the degree plans and academic policies in place at the time they are readmitted.