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MBA Degree Requirements

The MBA program offers three concentrations: Accounting, Island Business and Not-for-Profit Management. If a concentration is chosen, it must be declared with the program office and will be noted on the student’s permanent record. Twelve credits within the concentration coursework must be completed.   Students who do not elect to pursue a concentration will graduate with a general MBA degree.

Core Curriculum | General MBA

The Chaminade MBA Program core courses listed below provide the knowledge essential for management and leadership careers. The core courses support the program’s emphasis on preparing Chaminade MBA’s to effectively lead people, projects, and organizations in any for-profit or not-for-profit business.

Foundation Courses

Accounting and quantitative skills are prerequisites for the MBA program. These prerequisites may be waived for qualified students, please review the graduate catalog for complete details. Chaminade offers two foundation courses for entering students who have not completed the required courses in accounting and quantitative methods:

  • MBA 510: Financial Accounting for Managers
  • MBA 520: Analytical Skills for Managers

Students should complete foundation coursework during their first two terms in the MBA program.

Core Requirements

Eight (8) core courses are required.  These courses provide the common knowledge essential to preparation for management and leadership roles.

  • MBA 600: Leading People in Organizations
  • MBA 601: Economic Analysis for Managers
  • MBA 602: Managerial Ethics and Decision Making
  • MBA 610: Managerial Accounting
  • MBA 611: Managerial Finance
  • MBA 612: Managerial Marketing
  • MBA 800: Strategic Management

Select one:

  • MBA 613: Human Resource Management
  • MBA 617: Operations Management
Elective Courses

Students must complete four (4) electives of their choosing.  Elective courses enable students to develop specialized knowledge and skills in one or more areas of interest. Electives may be focused in one area or  may cover a variety of topics.

Please note that certain classes are available only to students enrolled with a specific concentration. Check the graduate catalog to be sure that any elective you are interested in will be available to your concentration. If you elect to complete your MBA with a concentration, please review which electives are necessary to satisfy the concentration’s credit requirements.

  • MBA 616: Not-for-Profit Accounting
  • MBA 701: Entrepreneurship
  • MBA 702: Business Law
  • MBA 707: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • MBA 708: International Business Management
  • MBA 722: Information Technology for Managers
  • MBA 730: Services Marketing
  • MBA 739: Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • MBA 740: Social Enterprise Management
  • MBA 741: Governmental Relations
  • MBA 752: Financial Analysis and Applications
  • MBA 754: Investment Management
  • MBA 756: International Finance
  • MBA 761: Leading Organizational Change
  • MBA 762: Project Management
  • MBA 763: Professional Development
  • MBA 764: Strategic Issues in Philanthropy
  • MBA 770: Accounting Information Systems
  • MBA 776: Advanced Financial Accounting
  • MBA 778: Corporate and Partnership Taxation
  • MBA 779: Advanced Accounting Theory
  • MBA 780: Special Topics
  • MBA 786: Island Business and ‘Aina
  • MBA 787: Island Business and Maka’ainana
  • MBA 788: Island Business and Kuleana
  • MBA 789: Island Business and Po’okela
  • MBA 798: InternshipMBA 799: Directed Study

Not-for-Profit Concentration

The Not-for-Profit MBA concentration prepares students for management and leadership positions in not-for-profit enterprises such as charities, hospitals, and churches. Acquiring funding and delivering services requires managers and leaders who bring business knowledge and skills to these social enterprises.

Not-for-Profit Coursework

The program of study for students with a Not-for-Profit Management concentration includes the following coursework:

  • MBA 600: Leading People in Organizations
  • MBA 601: Economic Analysis for Managers
  • MBA 602: Managerial Ethics and Decision Making
  • MBA 610: Managerial Accounting
  • MBA 611: Managerial Finance
  • MBA 739: Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • MBA 740: Social Enterprise Management
  • MBA 741: Government Relations
  • MBA 764: Strategic Issues in Philanthropy
  • MBA 800: Strategic Management

Select one:

  • MBA 612: Managerial Marketing
  • MBA 730: Services Marketing

Select one:

  • MBA 613: Human Resource Management
  • MBA 617: Operations Management

 

Accounting Concentration

The Accounting MBA is designed for students who have completed undergraduate degrees in accounting and who need additional coursework to fulfill the academic requirements for taking the CPA Exam and achieving CPA certification. The concentration fulfills both the CPA requirements and requirements for an MBA. Incoming MBA students who do not have an undergraduate degree in accounting may pursue an accounting concentration but will need to complete additional undergraduate level accounting coursework before taking advanced MBA accounting courses.

Accounting Coursework

The program of study for students with an Accounting concentration include the following coursework:

  • MBA 600: Leading People in Organizations
  • MBA 601: Economic Analysis for Managers
  • MBA 602: Managerial Ethics and Decision Making
  • MBA 611: Managerial Finance
  • MBA 612: Managerial Marketing
  • MBA 616: Not-for-Profit Accounting
  • MBA 770: Accounting Information Systems
  • MBA 776: Advanced Financial Accounting
  • MBA 778: Corporate and Partnership Taxation
  • MBA 779: Advanced Accounting Theory
  • MBA 800: Strategic Management

Select one:

  • MBA 613: Human Resource Management
  • MBA 617: Operations Management

Island Business Concentration

Stories in the news daily alert us to the challenges facing Hawai’i … its land, people and economy. Waste disposal threatens the environment, the cost of living challenges our communities, and reliance on external resources challenges our economy, for example. Current business models, often reflecting continental perspectives and approaches, exacerbate these challenges. The Island Business concentration at Chaminade is designed to build on core MBA coursework and prepare students to do business in and contribute to a mature, thriving Hawai’i or other island setting.

Island Business Coursework

The program of study for students with an Island Business concentration include the following coursework:

  • MBA 600: Leading People in Organizations
  • MBA 601: Economic Analysis for Managers
  • MBA 602: Managerial Ethics and Decision Making
  • MBA 610: Managerial Accounting
  • MBA 611: Managerial Finance
  • MBA 612: Managerial Marketing
  • MBA 786: Island Business and ‘Aina
  • MBA 787: Island Business and Maka’ainana
  • MBA 788:  Island Business and Kuleana
  • MBA 789: Island Business and Po’okela
  • MBA 800: Strategic Management

Select one:

  • MBA 613: Human Resource Management
  • MBA 617: Operations Management