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University of LaVerne Master of Business Administration MBAX

2022 – 2023
Advising Information
College of the Canyons and
University of La Verne


  • For experienced working professionals looking to earn a Master’s in Business Administration at a time and place that works for them, La Verne’s MBAX degree is an excellent fit. The program is tailored to those with at least three years of experience who want to take the next step toward leadership positions in their careers.

    The MBAX program educates and develops future business leaders with management theory and real-world applications. While pursuing the degree, students gain solid communication, teamwork, and leadership skills from faculty with diverse business backgrounds. Students also learn problem-solving techniques and gain a strategic understanding of the functional and operational areas of business.
    In class, students put these skills to the test, giving them practical experience for their careers. Students graduate with the ability to utilize information technology, allocate financial resources, design an effective organization, improve productivity, craft a strategic plan, and communicate effectively. More broadly, graduates think globally and make intelligent, informed, and ethical decisions in the marketplace.

    • Application: Apply online at Application fee is $50. (If you attend an info session, the fee is waived.) Application deadlines: one week prior to the start of each term.
    • Financial Aid: Submit the FAFSA online
    •  Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
    •  GPA of 2.5 or above in the last 60 Units
    •  2 letters of recommendation
    •  Statement of purpose
    •  Resume
    • Minimum 3 years professional work experience (after completion of the Bachelor’s degree)
  • Deanna Williams
    (661) 288-4434

    Sam Ketenjian
    University Center, Ste.203
    (661) 362-5876

    Please send appliction and official transcripts to:

    1950 Third Street
    LaVerne, CA 91750



Term 2022 - 2023
Duration 1 ½ to 2 years
Costs Graduate Tuition: $885 per unit Academic Service Fee: $30 per class Application Fee: $50 (waived if you attend an Information Session)
Format Accelerated 10 week semesters; 4 semesters per year; classes meet one evening per week. Option to take 1 or 2 courses/semester. 1 course = half-time, 2 courses = full-time
Units 48 units to complete program 

Foundation Courses (5 courses/15 units) *Foundation courses will be waived if equivalent undergraduate courses were completed within the past 7 years with a grade of “C” or better.
 BUS 500A Accounting Fundamentals (*or equivalent undergraduate courses: Financial Accounting & Managerial Accounting)
 BUS 500B Economics for Decision Making (*or equivalent undergraduate courses: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics)
 BUS 500C Quantitative and Statistical Analysis (*or equivalent undergraduate course: Business Statistics)
 BUS 500D Business Finance (*or equivalent undergraduate course)
 BUS500F Business Marketing (*or equivalent undergraduate course)

Required Core Courses (6 courses/18 units)

BUS 615 Managing Technology
BUS 635 Managing Financial Resources (prereq: BUS 500A, 500C, 500D)
BUS 655 Designing Effective Organizations
BUS 665 Strategic Marketing Management (prereq: Bus 500A, 500C, 500F)
BUS 675 Management of Business Operations (prereq BUS 500C)
BUS 685 Global Business Management (prereq: BUS 655)
BUS 615 Managing Technology
Professional Focus Area – Leadership and Management Concentration (4 courses/12 units)
BUS 586 Leadership for the Future (required for the concentration)
MGMT 522 Human Resources Management (required for the concentration)
Select 2 more from the following choices:
BUS 585 Strategies for Change Management
BUS 584 Managerial Negotiations
MGT 521 Ethics & Decision Making
BUS 500 Level – Other approved elective (consult with your academic advisor)
Culminating Activity (1 course/3 units)
BUS 695 Strategic Management (prereq: Advanced Standing, completion of foundation courses and core courses)