Master of Business Administration

Program Overview

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.

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Program Length

Total Credits

Cost Per Unit

Learning Format

2 years is the approximate length to complete the program

39 Units are required to complete the MBA program

The cost per unit for the MBA program is $250. Other fees apply.

The method of instruction for this degree program is online

Additional Program Information

Notice to Prospective Degree Program Students
This institution is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer degree programs, this institution must meet the following requirements:

  • Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one-degree program.
  • Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by May 6, 2024, and full accreditation by May 6, 2027.
If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

  • Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
  • Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.
An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended.

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  • Synthesize the broad knowledge of business to strategically lead sustainable businesses and organizations (Business Knowledge).
  • Develop critical reasoning processes for the use of collecting data, analyzing, and arranging information to arrive at professional conclusions (Critical Thinking).
  • Develop effective communication of ideas, problems, and proposals through written, verbal, and data analysis presentations (Communication).
  • Recommend effective information technology that facilitates and supports business decision-making (Technology).
  • Analyze ethical implications of business practices and prescribe ethical direction assessed through Christian values (Ethics).

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 2018 13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations (Major Group) As obtained from The Bureau of Labor Statistics

Admission to the Master’s degree program 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; a 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 of the Capstone course
  • 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.


English Proficiency Requirement

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

AHUSC requires that all prospective students whose primary language is not English have sufficient command of the English language to benefit from instruction at the institution. Coursework is offered entirely in English. It is required that students must be able to communicate effectively in English to complete courses.

Prospective students whose primary language is not English may be required to the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) at their own expense. The university will accept the following:

– TOEFL results of 530 or more on the paper-based exam
– 71 on the internet version (TOEFL iBT)

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The programs are administered entirely online. Currently, the school utilizes Populi’s college management system. Specifically developed Learning Modules, including evaluations were developed to enable students to attain degree program objectives through the Distance Learning education method. Through this system, the program objectives are achieved in a flexible and sensible manner.

Each Learning Module includes the course syllabus, learning objectives, textbook chapters, key terms, assignments, midterm examinations, case studies, and the final exam. Written assignments may be in any one of the following formats: essays, problems, case studies, critical thinking papers, and mini-research projects. This process ensures that our students, upon successful completion of a course, have the opportunity to demonstrate that they have attained the goals and objectives for the program. Independent study is an important part of the overall academic strategy as well. Students are given outside reading, research, and assignments, to complement their online learning.

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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 1024×768 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

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.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) takes approximately 1.7 years* to complete and requires a minimum of 39 units. Cost per Unit: $250.00

ItemCost FrequencyPolicyPaid to
Total Tuition$9750.00Per ProgramTuitionAHUSC
Registration Fee$100.00* x 2AnnuallyNon-RefundableAHUSC
Application Fee$50.00*One-timeNon-RefundableAHUSC
Student Technology Fee$180.00*^ x 2AnnuallyRefundable*^AHUSC
Textbooks (Cengage Unlimited)$180.00** x 2AnnuallyNon-RefundableCengage
Capstone Materials$70.00***One-timeNon-RefundableCapsim
Capstone Exam$15.00***One-timeNon-RefundableCapsim
Proctor Fee$12.99^ x 2One-timeNon-RefundablePSI
Graduation Fee$250.00One-timeNon-RefundableAHUSC
Estimated Total Charges for the Program:$11,069.07

*Students, under approval from the Dean, can take two classes at a time to reduce the amount of time needed to complete the program

** Estimated cost includes application fees, registration fees, student technology fees, textbooks, capstone materials, capstone exam, proctor fees, and graduation fees. All fees are subject to change with notice. Estimated cost does not include other optional and situation fees.

*** Applies only to MBA degree program. This fee is paid directly to the provider (Capsim).

^This fee is paid twice during the course of the program. It is paid directly to PSI Online Proctoring. Visit PSI Online Proctoring for more information.

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