Program Overview

Starting with an inaugural class this fall, become a leader in your field by earning a Master of Business Administration. The MBA is a professional degree recognized across all industries that prepares you with the knowledge, tools, and acumen needed to bring organizations to higher levels of function and success. Throughout the program, you’ll examine the functional areas of business and gain knowledge and skills applicable to your field of interest by selecting a specialization in management, finance, health care, strategic management, sales management, human resources, or information technology.

Program Highlights

Our FlexCourse℠ on-demand online program gives you the freedom to earn your degree at your own pace while still enjoying close interaction with your course instructor.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of your program, you’ll have the skills and expertise needed to:

  • Evaluate how changes to an organization’s knowledge systems can improve performance
  • Lead others in order to meet organizational goals
  • Create marketing strategies to meet customer needs
  • Provide information to enable an organization to maximize financial performance
  • Examine business situations from legal, ethical, and regulatory perspectives
  • Predict how changes in the international economic environment will affect an organization
  • Propose strategies to improve an organization’s competitive position

Why Choose JFK University?

Since 1965, John F. Kennedy University has been providing higher education to lifelong adult learners in the Bay Area and beyond. Here are just a few benefits of enrolling at JFK University:

  • Private nonprofit university
  • Accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
  • Campus, online, and FlexCourse℠ on-demand online programs
  • Locations in Pleasant Hill and San Jose, CA
  • Experienced faculty who are practitioners in their fields
  • Service learning and internship opportunities

It’s About Tradition

John F. Kennedy University is an accredited nonprofit institution that has been preparing working adults to advance their careers and communities for over 50 years. Offering a variety of innovative, flexible degree programs, we make it possible for busy adults from various walks of life to realize personal and professional growth. We’re committed to providing the full range of support each student needs to change their lives and communities for the better.

The best way to make a change is getting a
good education.

– Mark, John F. Kennedy University College of Law Student

Degree Requirements

Prerequisites

A baccalaureate degree in any discipline qualifies a student to enter this program. As part of the admission process, applicants must demonstrate proficiency in college-level mathematics and microeconomics, either by submitting official transcripts of undergraduate courses in each discipline with a grade of C or better or by submitting CLEP tests in each subject area with a minimum score of 50.

Students may transfer in a maximum of 2 courses (6 credits). The same course may not be used to fulfill multiple requirements in this degree program.

Requirements

  • Semester Units for MBA Core 27
  • Semester Units for MBA Specialization 9

Available Specializations

Finance

Provides up-to-date knowledge of financial theory, analytical techniques, institutional practices, and practical applications.

Health Care

Explore techniques related to managing healthcare organizations, maintaining and predicting financial strength, and understanding ethical challenges and legal constraints in this setting.

Human Resources

This program prepares students for careers in the areas of global talent management, organizational development, and strategic human resource management.

Information Technology

Examine logical design, documentation, storage, management, and security of information.

Management

Develop leadership and management skills in students, preparing for positions of increasing managerial responsibility.

Strategic Management

Develop an understanding of the competitive environment from the perspective of senior leaders who are responsible for identifying new sustainable business opportunities.

Sales Management

Focus on the core competencies in selling, entrepreneurism, and sales management as well as how to deliver a company’s products and services and reinforce its value proposition.

Curriculum

The below listed curriculum covers the 27 semester units for MBA core curriculum.

MBA Core Requirements
Units
MBA 500 MBA Foundations
3
This course provides an overview of fundamental management concepts across a broad spectrum of subject areas as a foundation for later specialized study. Students will learn how to think in strategic terms, how to communicate as a manager, and how to conduct effective research at the master’s level. Topics covered include the critical business functions of accounting, economics, marketing, finance, and strategy, providing students with cross-functional knowledge to inform decision-making.
MBA 600 Decision Analysis
3
Managers typically need to be able to make decisions based on incomplete information. This course focuses on the application of a wide variety of quantitative methods to aid in decision-making, including populations and samples, probabilities, expected values, decision tree analysis, resource allocation, and correlations. Each method is applied in real-world management situations, preparing students for critical decision-making in the workplace.
MBA 605 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
3
Dynamic environments need leaders who challenge themselves and others to discover and test new ways to be effective. This course examines a variety of methods to manage and lead people in complex organizations and design workplaces that elicit high performance from individuals, teams, and organizations.
MBA 610 Managerial Accounting
3
Managers need basic knowledge of accounting principles and practices. In this course, an emphasis is placed on managerial uses of accounting data including what kind of information is needed, where data can be obtained, and how these figures can be used as managers perform their planning, controlling, and decision-making responsibilities.
MBA 615 Marketing
3
This course includes marketing management essentials such as the establishment of marketing goals that align with internal resources and marketing opportunities, planning and execution of appropriate activities to meet the goals, and measurement of progress. Innovation in the marketplace, including new products, technologies, and services, are considered as well as the strategies for achieving marketing objectives.
MBA Core Requirements
Units
MBA 620 Managerial Finance
3
This course introduces the basic principles of managerial finance and demonstrates how businesses manage their funds to accomplish organizational objectives. Emphasis is placed on financial environment, financial statements, cash flow and financial planning, time value of money, risk and return, interest rates and bond valuation, stock valuation, and capital budgeting cash flows. Upon completion, students will possess a broad, conceptual understanding of how to use these financial techniques to analyze a company’s finances.
MBA 625 Business Law and Ethics
3
This course involves the study of legal principles and concepts of business law, focusing on U.S. corporate law. Topics of relevance include the following core legal concepts: government regulation, consumer protection, business formation, contracts, crimes and torts, employment, and employment relationships. The application of these legal concepts to practical business issues will be emphasized, demonstrating the relevance of business law to a variety of business situations.
MBA 630 The Global Economy
3
In a study of the financial operations of multinational corporations and financial institutions, students will focus on macroeconomic variables, models of policy effects over time, geopolitical changes, foreign exchange markets and trade balances. Topics include Gross Domestic Product, foreign exchange risk, rates of return analysis, Purchasing Power Parity, interest rate determination, and policies affecting fixed and floating exchange rates in the unique context of multinational finance.
MBA 635 Strategic Management
3
This course introduces students to the strategic management process. Through analysis and real-life problem solving, students integrate management, finance, accounting, marketing, economics, production, and decision-making concepts in order to understand an organization’s many moving parts. Students will gain insight into the daunting task of managing an organization and its complex components.
MBA Core Requirements
Units
MBA 620 Managerial Finance
3
This course introduces the basic principles of managerial finance and demonstrates how businesses manage their funds to accomplish organizational objectives. Emphasis is placed on financial environment, financial statements, cash flow and financial planning, time value of money, risk and return, interest rates and bond valuation, stock valuation, and capital budgeting cash flows. Upon completion, students will possess a broad, conceptual understanding of how to use these financial techniques to analyze a company’s finances.
MBA 625 Business Law and Ethics
3
This course involves the study of legal principles and concepts of business law, focusing on U.S. corporate law. Topics of relevance include the following core legal concepts: government regulation, consumer protection, business formation, contracts, crimes and torts, employment, and employment relationships. The application of these legal concepts to practical business issues will be emphasized, demonstrating the relevance of business law to a variety of business situations.
MBA 630 The Global Economy
3
In a study of the financial operations of multinational corporations and financial institutions, students will focus on macroeconomic variables, models of policy effects over time, geopolitical changes, foreign exchange markets and trade balances. Topics include Gross Domestic Product, foreign exchange risk, rates of return analysis, Purchasing Power Parity, interest rate determination, and policies affecting fixed and floating exchange rates in the unique context of multinational finance.
MBA 635 Strategic Management
3
This course introduces students to the strategic management process. Through analysis and real-life problem solving, students integrate management, finance, accounting, marketing, economics, production, and decision-making concepts in order to understand an organization’s many moving parts. Students will gain insight into the daunting task of managing an organization and its complex components.