Academic Catalog 2009-2010 
    
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Academic Catalog 2009-2010 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Business Administration (MBA)


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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. 

Please visit the MBA Program Web site for more information.

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.

Admission Requirements:

  • 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.

Time Limitation

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.

Required Courses for the Master of Business Administration Degree with an emphasis in Project Management


39 credit hours consisting of the following classes:

Graduate Project Management Certificate (9 credit hours)


The Graduate Project Management Certificate focuses on the development of leadership as well as technical skills in the management of project teams. At the graduate level the role of a program manager with responsibility for oversight of multiple projects and several project managers is covered. The Graduate Project Management Certificate provides students with the skills required to plan, analyze, and evaluate project performance and associated risk to gain competitive advantage.

Courses can be taken either in the classroom or online, providing maximum flexibility to study at convenient times and places.

 Required core:

Required Courses for the Master of Business Administration Degree with an emphasis in Corporate Training


39 credit hours consisting of the following classes:

Certification in Corporate Education


The Corporate Education Certificate provides the knowledge and skills needed to become an effective corporate educator who can make a significant impact on individual learners and on an organization’s success. Throughout the program students are exposed to the latest educational research and theory, trained in educational technology and visual literacy to enhance the learning experience, and have multiple opportunities for practical application in educational situations. Students who have completed the Corporate Education Certificate can transfer EDU 536 and EDU 538 into CCU’s MBA with an emphasis in Corporate Training degree. Alternatively the Corporate Education Certificate can be transferred into the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (MACI)  with an Emphasis in Corporate Education.

Required Courses for the Master of Business Administration Degree with an emphasis in Information Security for the Enterprise - emphasis courses taken in conjunction with the University of Fairfax**


39 credit hours consisting of the following classes:

Required Courses for the Master of Business Administration Degree with an emphasis in Information Security Planning and Analysis - emphasis courses taken in conjunction with the University of Fairfax**


39 credit hours consisting of the following classes:

Required Courses for the Master of Business Administration Degree with an emphasis in InfoSec Practices - emphasis courses taken in conjunction with the University of Fairfax**


39 credit hours consisting of the following classes:

Required Courses for the Master of Business Administration Degree with an emphasis in Information Security Analysis - emphasis courses taken in conjunction with the University of Fairfax**


39 credit hours consisting of the following classes:

Required Courses for the Master of Business Administration Degree with an emphasis in Information Security Engineering (Advanced) - emphasis courses taken in conjunction with the Univeristy of Fairfax**


39 credit hours consisting of the following classes:

Required Courses for the Master of Business Administration Degree with an emphasis in Information Security Auditing (Advanced) - emphasis courses taken in conjunction with the University of Fairfax**


39 credit hours consisting of the following classes:

Required Courses for the Master of Business Administration Degree with an emphasis in Disaster Recovery and Continuity (Advanced) - emphasis courses taken in conjunction with the University of Fairfax**


39 credit hours consisting of the following classes:

Required Courses for the Master of Business Administration Degree with an emphasis in Governance, Risk Management and Compliance - emphasis courses taken in conjunction with the University of Fairfax**


39 credit hours consisting of the following classes:

**University of Fairfax


The mission of the University of Fairfax is to provide adult learners with accessible, practitioner-oriented, quality graduate education in specialized areas of information security and information technology.

University of Fairfax was founded in Vienna, VA, just outside of Washington, DC, after the World Trade Center bombings in 2001 in answer to the call of the Federal government’s immediate need to train qualified professionals in the information security field. http://www.ufairfax.net

Graduation Requirements for the Master of Business Administration Degree


  1. Completion of 39 credit hours for a general MBA, MBA with an emphasis in Project Management, MBA with an emphasis in Corporate Training, or MBA with an emphasis in one of the Information Security degrees.
  2. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on the University’s 4.0 grade scale in all CCU course work.
  3. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  4. No outstanding financial obligations to the University.

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