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B.S. in Business Administration

The Master’s University Business department can’t keep up with the requests from satisfied employers for more of our graduates. TMU produces excellent businesspeople. The Business department ranks among the biggest and best institutions in the country, from CPA and ETS exams to the NASBA’s national ranking.

This is all credited to uncompromisingly high expectations and the faculty’s commitment to personally instructing their students in “why things matter”. This is business through a biblical lens. In the business world integrity stands out and that’s why our graduates have success.

  • #1 Business Program

    The Master’s University CPA scores rank above the biggest and best schools in California.

  • In-Demand Graduates Examples of companies which hired TMU graduates include KPMG, Oakley Inc, Columbia Sportswear, Clorox Company, Military (USMC), Bank of the West, Joni and Friends, JRW Investing, Deloitte, Hewlett-Packard, Coca-Cola Company, Disney, General Motors, Princess Cruiselines, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Raytheon, and Alexandria Real Estate Equities.

  • Top Ranked

    Ranked top 7% nationally overall, top 5% in marketing, top 3% in finance. The NASBA report ranked TMU among the top 10 institutions nationally, and ranked us second of similar-sized school.

  • Professors, Pastors, Professionals.

    Our professors have served or actively serve as elders, deacons and pastors; they are experienced in business, ministry, communications, law and education.

  • Performance and results based

    Professors do not curve scores, teaching students to rise to the occasion.

  • Innovative curriculum

    Cutting-edge content and teaching methods prepare graduates for a head start in accounting, marketing, finance, international business and other in-demand fields.

  • Salary impact

    Business alumni living in California report an average salary of $112,709, 10 years post-graduation.

Business Administration is a profession practiced by managers who solve problems and make decisions in the process of leading and guiding an organizational unit to achieve an inherent goal or objective. Organizational activities are measured for their effectiveness (the degree to which organizational goals are accomplished) and for their efficiency (the cost in resources used to achieve these goals). In the Business Department studies develop from a common viewpoint that all truth is from God. Therefore, as led by the Spirit, the student will search for truth to be applied with wisdom to the glory and honor of God.

ROOTED IN AN UNWAVERING DEVOTION TO JESUS CHRIST AND THE INERRANT WORD OF GOD, OUR WORLD-CLASS FACULTY AND DEDICATED ADMINISTRATION PREPARE EACH STUDENT’S HEART AND MIND FOR A LIFE OF ETERNAL INFLUENCE.- John MacArthur

Why Master’s?

100% required Statement of Faith and Pastoral Recommendation for Admissions

Biblical Fidelity All classes and student life defined by biblical inerrancy, including a literal 6-day creation.

#1 “Right Choice” University (Wall Street Journal 2017 & 2018)

#4 Best Student-Teacher Ratio, 12:1 (US News)

TOP 10 Christian Universities and TOP 15% Colleges with the Best Academics in California (Niche.com, 2019)

3.6 GPA average for new applicants

-26% Tuition reset makes TMU among the nation’s most affordable

Southern California Close to both the mountains and the beach, with endless career opportunities, and rated among the nation’s safest campuses

95% graduate school acceptance rate

Business Administration Core Courses

  • ACC210 Accounting Fundamentals I (3)

  • ACC220 Accounting Fundamentals II (3)

  • ACC460 Tax Accounting (3)

  • BUS310 Statistics for Business* (3)

  • BUS320 Business Law (3)

  • BUS490 Business Strategy (Capstone) (3)

  • ECN210 Microeconomics (3)

  • FIN440 Finance (3)

  • INB311 Global Business Strategies (3)

  • MGT310 Management Theory (3)

  • MGT330 Business Communications** (3)

  • MKT350 Marketing Fundamentals (3)

  • One of the following (3)

    • MIS320 Information Systems Applications (3)

    • ACC329 Accounting IS Applications (3)

Total units required for core courses (40)

*Fulfills general education requirement for MA240.

**Fulfills general education requirement for C100.

Accounting Emphasis Courses

Students with a program emphasis in accounting will study basic accounting theories and principles as recognized and practiced by the accounting profession. Graduates may enter public accounting (CPA) or management accounting (CMA) careers.

Best CPA Scores and top 3% in finance: The Master’s University CPA scores rank above the biggest and best schools in California, and top 3% in finance nationwide.

  • Business Administration core courses (40)

  • ACC302 Accounting for Non-Profits (3)

  • ACC311 Intermediate Accounting I (3)

  • ACC312 Intermediate Accounting II (3)

  • ACC331 Accounting Professional Responsibility (3)

  • ACC431 Cost Accounting (3)

  • ACC442 Auditing (3)

  • ACC451 Advanced Accounting (3)

  • ACC462 Tax Accounting II (3)

Total units required for emphasis (64)

Accounting Emphasis Note: In addition, to qualify for the CPA license, accounting majors need to take an ethics course for their philosophy studies general education requirement and need to complete a total of 150 semester units.

Christian Ministries Administration Emphasis Courses

The Christian Ministries Administration emphasis is designed for those who specifically desire to minister in an administrative capacity in a local church or other Christian organization. This emphasis helps prepare students for careers as a pastor, Christian school or Christian college administrator, church administrator, or missions director.

  • Business Administration core courses (40)

  • ACC302 Accounting for Non-Profits (3)

  • BTH364 Theology of the Church (3)

  • MGT351 Human Resource Management (3)

  • MGT439 Ministry Admin. Practicum (1)

  • One of the following (3)

    • BUS483 Business Internship (3)

    • POL445 The Church as a Legal Institution (3)

    • B___ Bible Elective (3)

Total units required for emphasis (53)

Finance Emphasis Courses

This emphasis is designed for those students preparing for a career in financial services, real estate, investments, or corporate finance.

TOP 3% in finance and Best CPA Scores: The Master’s University CPA scores rank above the biggest and best schools in California, and top 3% in finance nationwide.

  • Business Administration core courses (40)

  • ACC462 Tax Accounting II (3)

  • FIN321 Real Estate Principles (3)

  • FIN332 Financial Services Management (3)

  • FIN341 Investments (3)

  • Two of the following (6)

    • ACC311 Intermediate Accounting I (3)

    • ACC312 Intermediate Accounting II (3)

    • ACC431 Cost Accounting (3)

    • BUS483 Business Internship (3)

    • FIN338 Introduction to Risk Management (3)

    • FIN388 Studies in Finance (3)

    • MGT321 Decision Science Fundamentals (3)

Total units required for emphasis (58)

International Business Emphasis Courses

Students pursuing international business will prepare to enter a business career within an international environment (either domestically or abroad) with dual purposes of missional living and wealth generation.

  • Business Administration core courses (40)

  • BMS341 Cultural Anthropology (3)

  • INB361 International Economics and Trade (3)

  • INB372 International Business Marketing (3)

  • Two of the following (6)

    • BMS385 World Religions (3)

    • BUS368 Entrepreneurship (3)

    • C391 Intercultural Communications (3)

    • ESL311 Introduction to TESOL (3)

    • INB488 International Business Experience (3)

    • SS381 Cultural Geography (3)

Total units required for emphasis (55)

Management Emphasis Courses

There’s no better place for believers to study management than at The Master’s University. Students pursuing this emphasis will study the functions that managers perform, as well as the conceptual framework of organizations working to achieve common goals and objectives. Graduates may enter career paths in general management or, with further graduate studies, enter one of the specialized management fields.

  • Business Administration core courses (40)

  • MGT321 Decision Science Fundamentals (3)

  • MGT351 Human Resource Management (3)

  • Any three business courses with Business prefixes (9)

Total units required for emphasis (55)

Management Information Systems Emphasis Courses

Students pursuing this emphasis will undertake studies to develop a competency in the application of computer technology to the problem-solving and information-handling activities necessary for the effective, efficient conduct of business activities.

  • Business Administration core courses (40)

  • CS111 Intro. to Computer Programming (3)

  • CS122 Web Design & Programming (3)

  • CS301 Computer Application Development (3)

  • CS302 Software Development (3)

  • MIS432 Database Management Systems (3)

  • One of the following (3)

    • BUS483 Business (IS) Internship (3)

    • CS212 Computer Hardware (3)

    • CS322 Networking Principles and Architecture (3)

    • MGT321 Decision Science Fundamentals (3)

    • MIS441 Web Site Administration (3)

Total units required for emphasis (58)

Marketing Emphasis Courses

There’s no better place for believers to study marketing than at Master’s. Students pursuing this program emphasis could enter a business career in sales and/or marketing with a dual purpose of missional living and wealth generation.

TOP 5% in marketing: The Master’s University CPA scores rank above the biggest and best schools in California, and top 5% in marketing nationwide

  • Business Administration core courses (40)

  • INB372 International Business Marketing (3)

  • MKT361 Marketing Strategy (3)

  • MKT381 Consumer Behavior (3)

  • MKT462 Sales and Customer Service (3)

  • MKT482 Marketing Research (3)

  • Two of the following (6)

    • BUS368 Entrepreneurship (3)

    • C352 Editing (3)

    • C368 Fundamentals of Advertising Copywriting (3)

    • C373 Graphic Design I (3)

    • C382 Persuasion (3)

    • CS122 Web Design and Programming (3)

    • MKT488 Marketing Internship (3)

Total units required for emphasis (61)

Pre-Law Emphasis Courses

There’s no better place for believers to study Pre-Law than at Master’s. Students preparing for a legal career may choose a curriculum that emphasizes law and business before entering law school. This emphasis affords an excellent foundation for business law practices.

  • Business Administration core courses (40)

  • MGT351 Human Resource Management (3)

  • POL366 Western Political Philosophy II (3)

  • POL424 Law and Public Policy (3)

  • Two of the following (6)

    • ACC462 Tax Accounting II (3)

    • BUS483 Business Internship (3)

    • POL343 U.S. Constitutional History (3)

    • POL423 The Judicial Process (3)

    • POL435 Introduction to Constitutional Law (3)

    • POL445 The Church as a Legal Institution (3)

    • POL446 The Supreme Court/Bill of Rights (3)

Total units required for emphasis (55)

Public Relations Emphasis Courses

There’s no better place for believers to study Public Relations than at Master’s. Students who choose this emphasis will study a combination of business and communication disciplines that will prepare them to influence the opinions and choices of people within a free market.

Public Relations Specialists rank #2 in Best Creative & Media Jobs (U.s. News 2018)

  • Business Administration core courses (40)

  • C211 Introduction to Mass Communication (3)

  • C381 Beginning Public Relations (3)

  • Three of the following (9)

    • BUS368 Entrepreneurship (3)

    • BUS483 Business Internship (3)

    • C368 Fundamentals of Advertising Copywriting (3)

    • C382 Persuasion (3)

    • C392 Advanced Public Relations (3)

    • C468 Promotional & Adv. Writing (3)

    • INB372 International Business Marketing (3)

    • MKT361 Marketing Strategy (3)

    • MKT381 Consumer Behavior (3)

    • MKT482 Marketing Research (3)

    • MKT462 Sales and Customer Service (3)

Total units required for emphasis (55)


Marketing Media Major Courses

Students who major in Marketing Media will study the fundamentals of business and marketing together with the “tools” used by marketers to create and utilize media content in a competitive environment. Students will gain proficiency in such areas as visual design, video editing, social media utilization, and copyediting. At the same time, they will be grounded in a classical understanding of marketing as a business discipline including such areas as business statistics, consumer behavior, market segmentation, and research.

Students who major in Marketing Media will study the fundamentals of business and marketing together with the “tools” used by marketers to create and utilize media content in a competitive environment. Students will gain proficiency in such areas as visual design, video editing, social media utilization, and copyediting. At the same time, they will be grounded in a classical understanding of marketing as a business discipline including such areas as business statistics, consumer behavior, market segmentation, and research.

Marketing Media majors do not take the Business Administration core.

  • Communication core courses (30 units of the following)

    • C122 Social Media and Communication (3)

    • C132 Podcast Studio (3)

    • C142 Photoshop I (3)

    • C191 Pocket Studio (3)

    • C231 Digital Video Editing I (3)

    • C232 Digital Video Editing II (3)

    • C311 Video Production I (3)

    • C312 Video Production II (3)

    • C352 Editing I, Principles of Copyediting (3)

    • C373 Graphic Design I (3)

    • C381 Beginning Public Relations (3)

    • C384 Nonverbal Communications (3)

    • C394 Introduction to Computer Visual Effects (3)

    • C404 Graphic Design II (3)

    • C442 Computer Visual Effects II (3)

    • C452 Editing II, Advanced Copyediting (3)

    • C484 Organizational Communication (3)

  • Business Core Courses (must take all 10)

    • BUS310 Statistics for Business* (3)

    • BUS320 Business Law (3)

    • BUS330 Business Ethics** (3)

    • INB372 International Marketing (3)

    • MGT330 Business Communications*** (3)

    • MKT350 Marketing Fundamentals (3)

    • MKT361 Marketing Strategies (3)

    • MKT381 Consumer Behavior (3)

    • MKT462 Sales and Customer Service (3)

    • MKT482 Marketing Research (3)

Total units required for major (60)

*Fulfills general education requirement for MA240.

**Fulfills general education requirement for P311.

***Fulfills general education requirement for C100.


Minor in Accounting

A minor in accounting is offered to students not majoring in business, but who wish to develop a marketable skill.

  • ACC210 Accounting Fundamentals I (3)

  • ACC220 Accounting Fundamentals II (3)

  • ACC302 Accounting for Non-Profits (3)

  • ACC311 Intermediate Accounting I (3)

  • ACC312 Intermediate Accounting II (3)

  • ACC431 Cost Accounting (3)

  • ACC442 Auditing (3)

  • ACC451 Advanced Accounting (3)

  • ACC460 Tax Accounting (3)

Total units required for minor (27)

Minor in Business Administration

A minor in business administration is offered to students not majoring in business, but who desire a basic understanding of the process of people working together to achieve common goals. This administrative process is known as management and is recommended for a student preparing for any career that may call for administrative responsibilities.

  • ACC210 Accounting Fundamentals I (3)

  • One of the following (3)

    • ACC460 Tax Accounting (3)

    • FIN341 Investments (3)

  • BUS320 Business Law (3)

  • MGT310 Management Theory (3)

  • MGT330 Business Communications (3)

  • MIS320 Management Information Systems (3)

  • MKT350 Marketing (3)

Total units required for minor (21)

Degree Checklists

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (all emphases)

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Media

STUDY ABROAD

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Master of Business Administration: TMU Online MBA

Degree Checklist

Emphases

Program Credits

General Education: 34
Bible: 21
Major Core Courses: 40
Emphasis/Electives: 13-24

Sample Course Offerings:

  • International Business Marketing
  • Real Estate Principles
  • Human Resource Management
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Western Political Philosophy
  • Sales and Customer Service
  • Tax Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship

Career Paths

  • Business Owner
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Executive
  • Law
  • Management
  • Administration
  • Accounting
  • International Business