Master’s of Business Administration
The MBA is designed as a balanced preparation for managerial careers in business. Its purpose is to prepare students for responsible positions in a rapidly changing world; to develop an attitude of intellectual curiosity to foster a program of continuous learning throughout life; and to study management as a unique function applicable to all types of endeavors which involve the coordination of people and material resources toward given objectives.
The program provides the students a solid foundation in Accounting, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, and Marketing that will be as valuable ten years from now as it is today. The University’s location in the heart of Silicon Valley provides its MBA students with exposure to the unique entrepreneurial success in this region. The MBA faculty has many years of experience in starting companies, managing corporations, directing advanced product development, and consulting for major companies.
The MBA program requires successful completion of 36 semester units. The program offers concentrations in different disciplines, such as Accounting, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, in addition to the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), and General MBA. Concentration and elective courses provide flexibility in customizing the program to meet professional and personal goals.
To be admitted to the MBA program, the students should possess an undergraduate degree. If the undergraduate degree is in the area of business administration or a related field, then a minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required for the last half of courses taken that count for the degree. If the undergraduate degree is in a different field, then the minimum grade point average required for all courses in that degree is 3.0. Exceptions to these requirements can be made by the academic council.
Students who don’t have an undergraduate degree, or have a degree from a discipline other than business, but are otherwise qualified may be admitted as unclassified. These students must complete the missing necessary coursework to become candidates. During this time they are officially considered graduate students in the University.
Unclassified students must complete the courses below with a minimum of “B” in each to become candidates.
BUS 400 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (3)
BUS 410 Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting (3)
BUS 411 Managerial Applications of Information Technology (3)
BUS 412 Managerial Economics (3)
BUS 413 Political, Social, and Legal environment of Business (3)
BUS 414 Financial Management (3)
BUS 415 Operations Management Analysis (3)
BUS 416 Fundamentals of Marketing Management (3)
BUS 417 Management Principles and Organizational Behavior (3)
(1) Note: Only one course from any ITU programs will be counted in the curriculum of the MBA Program (e.g. Web Graphic Design, Software Testing, or any other course upon the advisor’s approval.)
(2) Note: Project/Internship. The student is allowed to take up to 9 units (exceptions to this requirement can be made by the department chair). The students who are on CPT should take the Internships GRN 920, 921, or 922. For the students who are not on CPT, ONLY one internship course, OR, the course GRN 923 Independent study is counted in the degree:
-3 Internship topics (GRN 920, 921, 922), OR
-2 Internship topics (GRN 920, 921, 922), and 1 project (3 units), OR
-1 Internship topic (GRN 920, 921, 922), and 1 project (6 units).
(3) Note: The students are allowed and encouraged to take one or more SAP courses, which will be counted as elective courses. But only up to 3 SAP courses are considered electives in each MBA concentration. Upon completing 3 of the following courses, the student is rewarded a joint recognition award from ITU and SAP University Alliances. The courses are:
ACTN 925 Accounting Information System (3)
ERP 901- Introduction to ERP using SAP (3)
ERP 902 ABAP – Advanced Business Application Programming (3)
ERP 912 – Sales Order Management with ERP (3)(4) Note : The Students Who take major concentration courses from concentrations other than their field of study, the completed courses will be considered electives.
Enterprice Resource Planning (ERP)
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Human Resource Management
Information System Management