American Heritage University of Southern California
Master of Business

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Master's Degree program prepares students with the necessary skills and knowledge to understand, to manage, create a business and be able to assume leadership roles at the upper levels of management.

  • Next Start: October 28, 2018
  • Duration: 104 weeks
  • Units Required: 39
  • Method of Instruction: Online

Tuition: $250 per unit

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About the MBA Program

The Master's Degree program prepares students with the necessary skills and knowledge to understand, to manage, create a business and be able to assume leadership roles at the upper levels of management. The program also provides the tools for business and leadership professionals to develop operational knowledge, communications skills, creativity, and judgment in all organizational environments.

The MBA program has a deeper emphasis on theories, concepts and applications. This program is suitable for students who are interested in gaining advanced knowledge in business strategy and principles, preparing them to work in business and academic professions. This degree also covers advanced topics in allied subjects such as e-business, project management, risk management, strategic planning and implementation and operations management.

MBA Program Learning Outcomes

The MBA is designed to offer practical broad knowledge of the functional aspects of a company and how the interactions of these aspects are successfully executed from an entrepreneurial and CEO capacity. The AHUSC MBA focuses on development in four key areas as they pertain to business;

  • Critical Thinking
  • Technology & Analytical
  • Communications
  • Application & Assessment

At the completion of the MBA program:

LO 1

Learning Outcome

Critical Thinking

Students will clearly show the existence of actively conceptualizing, applying, evaluating the information gathered to various aspects of business challenges by showing dependable and well-thought perspectives that drive change.

LO 2

Learning Outcome

Technology and Analytical

Students will clearly show the existence of understanding how businesses use digital technology to succeed and how to use the same technology to solve business challenges.

LO 3

Learning Outcome

Communications

Students will be able to demonstrate effective and practical communication to business situations, generate professional business documents, effectively collaborate in a team environment, and prepare and deliver effective oral presentations.

LO 4

Learning Outcome

Application & Evaluation

Students will be able to apply critical thinking, technology and analytical and communication skills to business situations and formulate business strategies while effectively managing expected outcomes.

Tuition & Fees

At AHUSC, we know that the high cost of tuition at traditional colleges and universities are not within the financial range of many prospective students. The statistics show that for the majority of working adults and professionals campus based programs are not the answer. We are committed to offering very affordable tuition to fit your needs and your budget. The cost for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) is $250.00 per unit. For list of all additional fees, please click here.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master's degree programs requires a Bachelor's degree from an institution licensed by California's Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, or by an institution appropriately accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, or an accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); or for non-U.S. institutions, an educational institution approved by an equivalent authority.

The Master's Degree requires a minimum of thirty-nine (39) graduate semester units; degree with specialization will require additional six (6) semester units. One semester unit is equivalent to fifteen (15) contact hours per course per week and the following criteria must be met:

  • Thirty-nine (39) semester units completed through the University in the field of study at the graduate level beyond the Bachelor degree or;
  • A minimum of thirty-three (33) semester units completed through the University in the field of study at the graduate level beyond the Bachelor degree plus six (6) transferrable semester units
  • Completion and acceptance of the Graduate Project Manuscript
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 (B) or higher
  • Official transcripts of all the course work for the Bachelor's Degree must be on file

Transfer of Incoming Credits Policy
The university may accept a maximum of 6 graduate semester units in transfer toward the Master's degree for graduate course work completed at an institution licensed by California's Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, or by an institution appropriately accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, or an accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); or, for non-U.S. institutions, an educational institution approved by an equivalent authority. Credit earned in graduate courses for which a grade of "B" or higher was earned will be considered for transfer. To enable the evaluation of prior college work, official transcripts must be provided to the University.

Please Note: Admission to any of our degree programs does not require Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or any other qualifying examination.

Technology Requirements

Staying current with productivity technology is an important part of your education and an important component of our method of instruction. To ensure your success in our programs, you will need access to and use of the hardware and software listed below. You must also have the technical skills outlined in the Academic Catalog.

Hardware Requirements

  • A processor of 2 GHz or faster
  • 4 GB RAM or greater
  • A high-speed internet connection with a connection speed of 1.5 MB/s or better.
  • The use of satellite and cellular connections may result in slowness or errors (timeouts, access problems) when accessing the classroom and course materials.
  • The use of public access computers and internet (for example, at restaurants and public institutions such as libraries) may result in slowness or errors (timeouts or access problems) when accessing the classroom and course materials. Public access computers may not permit any access to certain course materials or systems due to security limitations.
  • Monitor and video card with 1024x768 or greater resolution
  • Keyboard and Mouse is recommended
  • Speakers/Headphones and Microphone
  • A noise-canceling headset is recommended
  • Public access computers may not permit usage of speakers, headphones or microphones.
  • A web camera capable of video web conferencing

Additional Software

  • Microsoft® Office 2013 or later for a personal computer (PC), Microsoft® Office 2011 or later for a Mac
  • An up to date installation of Adobe® Reader
  • An up to date installation of the Adobe® Flash plug-in
  • Local administrative privileges to operating system may be required to allow for installation of software and/or configure computer settings
  • A current security suite application (updated regularly)
  • Some courses may require the purchase of additional software including Microsoft® Visio and Microsoft® Project

Mobile Devices

Students are required to have reliable access to a PC or Mac but may use a mobile device such as a phone or tablet as a secondary means of access with our Populiweb (Learning Software System). This app is available for iOS and Android users. Please keep in mind that access to website functionality and required course materials may be limited on mobile devices.

 

Computer accessibility

All students need access to a computer for success in their coursework. The operating systems on most computers already have some features that include these accessibility technologies:

 

  • Changing font size
  • Changing the size of desktop icons
  • Magnification of portions of your screen
  • Converting text to speech
  • Altering background color
  • Captioning for audio
  • Speech recognition
  • Accessibility for operating systems

Career Opportunities

The versatility of an MBA is extremely valuable. It will allow you to pivot in many different directions depending on your career aspirations, skills, and interests. Here are few of the career paths and job opportunities open to you following graduation:

Management Consultant
A management consultant's job is to advise companies on their management practices and identify problems within the organization that may be holding the company back from reaching their goals. Many management consultants are self-employed, while others work for large firms. According to the Institute of Management Consultants, about 27% of consultants are self-employed. This is an ideal arrangement for many MBAs: a flexible career path with high earning potential.

Marketing Manager
Marketing managers oversee the planning and execution of a multifaceted marketing plan to help their companies grow. They set budgets, plan marketing campaigns, and manage staff on the marketing team to conduct market research, launch marketing campaigns, and analyze the data collected from each campaign to make improvements. Their goal is to create more brand awareness and bring in sales. Marketing managers must be knowledgeable about many different types of marketing approaches and also be skilled at leading a diverse team.

Investment Banker
Investment bankers help companies invest and grow their capital through shrewd purchasing of equity and debt. They also provide advice and assistance during financial transitions such as acquisitions and mergers. Bankers are responsible for ensuring all pertinent paperwork is in order and that all government regulations are followed during any and all transactions.

Operations Manager
An operations manager is sort of a company's jack-of-all-trades. He or she oversees daily operations, purchasing, inventory, coordination between departments, and policy creation. Responsibilities may also include hiring employees and negotiating contracts. However, this job will vary depending on the organization and expectations of the CEO. Therefore, this position requires a great deal of flexibility and multitasking.

Financial Advisor
Financial advisors cater to the individual rather than businesses, and play a key role in helping families plan for retirement, invest in their children's education, and build individual wealth. A financial advisor looks out for their clients' best interests by suggesting good investment opportunities and creating realistic long-term plans. This is an excellent career path for MBAs who have a desire to help others become financially savvy.

List of Employment Positions determined to be within the field for which a student received education and training for the calculation of job placement rates (CEC section 94910(f)(2)) Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016 13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations (Major Group) As obtained from The Bureau of Labor Statistics https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes130000.htm

  • Agents and Business Managers of Artists,
  • Performers, and Athletes
  • Buyers and Purchasing Agents,
  • Farm Products
  • Wholesale and Retail Buyers,
  • Except Farm Products
  • Purchasing Agents,
  • Except Wholesale,
  • Retail, and Farm Products
  • Claims Adjusters,
  • Examiners, and Investigators
  • Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage
  • Compliance Officers
  • Cost Estimators
  • Human Resources Specialists
  • Farm Labor Contractors
  • Labor Relations Specialists
  • Logisticians
  • Management Analysts
  • Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
  • Fundraisers
  • Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
  • Training and Development Specialists
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  • Business Operations Specialists, All Other
  • Accountants and Auditors
  • Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
  • Budget Analysts
  • Credit Analysts
  • Financial Analysts
  • Personal Financial Advisors
  • Insurance Underwriters
  • Financial Examiners
  • Credit Counselors
  • Loan Officers
  • Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
  • Tax Preparers
  • Financial Specialists