MASTER OF SCIENCE
The demand for skilled managers in the business community today far outweighs the availability of qualified candidates. The scope of business activities has assumed a level of sophistication where the more significant opportunities require skills and abilities that exceed the capabilities possessed by most baccalaureate degree holders.
The Master of Science degree offered in business administration directly addresses the needs of today's progressive business enterprise and non-profit institutions. This rigorous program is designed for the student desirous of advanced managerial skill development in the areas that significantly affect all aspects of operations. The use of analytical skills for efficient decision-making and problem-solving is emphasized.
Successful completion of this curriculum will effectively equip the graduate for a more challenging role in the business, industry and non-profit sectors of the economy.
The program is particularly appropriate for those currently employed, as well as those recent graduates who desire to expand their current level of marketable skills. With many of the courses being offered at appropriate hours and on the web for those currently employed, this advanced degree is easily within the reach of most who are willing to devote the time and effort required, on either a full- or part-time basis. The program can be completed in 12 months at the main campus or at California University of Pennsylvania's Southpointe Center.
Traditional with online and distance education (live video/audio conference) offerings
- Minimum overall undergraduate 3.00 GPA
- Graduate School Application plus $25 nonrefundable application fee
- Official transcripts
ACC 200: Financial Accounting
ECO 201: Intro Microeconomics
ECO 202: Intro Macroeconomics
MAT 225/215: Business Statistics/Statistics
MKT 300: Principles of Marketing
*Foundation courses are waived for students who have successfully completed them.
Algebra (MAT 181) is a pre-requisite for taking Business Statistics/Statistics.
Master's Degree Curriculum (36 credits)
ACC 711: Managerial Accounting
BUS 771: Quantitative Methods
BUS 799: Strategic Management
ECO 716: Applied Economic Analysis
FIN 711: Corporate Finance
MGT 751: International Business Management
MKT 711: Marketing Management
MGT 712: Organizational Behavior
MGT 731: Industrial Relations
MGT 742: Human Resource Management
Electives (12 credits): Any four of the 3-credit graduate courses from the following areas:
ACC/BUS/ECO/FIN/MGT/MKT (500+/700+ level)
Dr. Arshad Chawdhry
School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419
M. Arshad Chawdhry, Ph.D., University of Illinois; Program Coordinator
Burrell A. Brown, J.D., University of Pittsburgh
Ismail Cole, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Paul L. Hettler, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Richard J. LaRosa, Ph.D., Cleveland State University
Shirley A. Lazorchak, Ph.D., Ohio State University
Nan Li, Ph.D., City University of New York
Edward Mendola, C.P.A., M.S., Robert Morris College
John Michaels, Ph.D., George Washington University
Clyde A. Roberts, D.B.A., University of Kentucky
Louise E. Serafin, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Joseph J. Schwerha IV, J.D., University of Pittsburgh