Master of Business Administration (MBA)


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IAU requires evidence of an earned bachelor degree in business, management, or administration with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or equivalent. All degrees must be earned at an appropriately accredited institution or foreign equivalent. IAU understands the differing rigor of schools and grading scales around the world, and IAU evaluates prior academic credentials within their own context. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

Professional Experience:
IAU recommends 3 years of full-time professional work experience.

Information Technology:
Possess computer and internet skills sufficient to effectively participate in IAU’s pedagogical model and conduct research at the graduate level.

Evidence of English Proficiency:
IAU requires writing skills at the appropriate level. Proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English is essential to your success at IAU. If English is not the applicant’s native language, or if an applicant has not had his/her secondary education taught in English, s/he will be required to provide proof of English Proficiency. Since classes are taught in English, an applicant must demonstrate his/her ability to read, write and speak English.

Maximum Total Credit Awarded is 6 units:
Transfer Credit (TRC): 6 credits
Standardized Exam Credit (SEC): 0 credits

Pre-Enrollment Disclosure



The Master of Business Administration (MBA) seeks to give the student competency in business knowledge and skills and to demonstrate their practical application to experience. It attempts to provide the optimal condition for learning through an application of business theory to experience. The program is designed to serve the needs of both fully employed and full-time students. The MBA program is designed to provide students with opportunities to explore and master business administration concepts and meet educational goals and enhance their career opportunities.



As a MBA student, you are expected to complete 36 semester hours of course work, including 3 elective courses. Students can choose to complete general electives, which may consist of any 500+ courses that are not required for the program. Students can specialize and develop additional expertise in a particular area of concentration by completing a Concentration Module. Concentration designation will appear on the degree and transcripts upon completion of 3 courses required for the concentration.

Concentrations available are:

  • General
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Marketing



Primary objectives of this program include equipping students with the knowledge and ability to:

  • Analyze key international issues including cultural elements that influence business;
  • Apply the various leadership and communication theories in a real world setting;
  • Apply the various theories and methods associated with employee motivation and morale;
  • Apply accounting and finance principles and applications that influence the control and management of an organization;
  • Apply theories and concepts of management to enhance one’s career;
  • Compare and contrast the concepts of social responsibility, integrity, and business ethics;
  • Make decisions with consideration made to Christian and business ethics; and
  • Continue education through life-long learning.



Instruction can be completed through classroom-hybrid and/or online instructional methodologies.



  • Complete 36 semester units of the prescribed curriculum.
  • Complete a minimum of TWO internships.
  • Complete all required course work with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Apply for graduation and meet all academic and financial requirements.
  • Maintain lawful status.



ProgramStandard (Yrs)
Full Time
Standard (Yrs)
Part Time
150% (Yrs)
Full Time
150% (Yrs)
Part Time
Master Degree2436



MBA Total Units36
Core Module
8 courses
24 units
BUS 530 Management Information Systems3
BUS 540 Business Law for Managers 3
BUS 590 Business Strategy 3
ECN 500 Managerial Economics3
FIN 500 Financial Management 3
MGT 500 Organizational Behavior & Leadership3
MGT 510 Human Resource Management 3
MKT 500 Marketing Management 3
Elective Module
3 courses
9 units
The Electives Module requirement can be fulfilled by taking any graduate courses that are not already a requirement. Graduate course codes are 500-9999
Capstone Module
1 course
3 units
BUS 700 MBA Capstone: Strategy & Competition3

For the course descriptions, click here.



* Source: National Center for O*NET Development. O*NET OnLine

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