MBA in Executive Management

MBA IN EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Gain Business Skills Through Real Businesses Projects

Pursue your MBA in a dynamic, living, learning environment that takes you outside of the classroom and into consulting projects solving real-world challenges. CiAM provides you the opportunity to work with multiple live businesses, gaining unbeatable hands-on business experience.

Earn a business degree grounded in collaboration, analysis, and creative problem solving with a global perspective. CiAM’s MBA in Executive Management gives you a strong command over business and executive management, helping position yourself for a career change with the skills to enhance your potential. With real-world business experience at the core of our curriculum, you gain the opportunity to build a portfolio of business accomplishments during your education.

What You'll Learn:

  • Global Business Concepts
    Learn the theories, institutions, and environmental elements that underlie global commerce; formulate strategies in the global marketplace. 
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Learn about Drucker’s ideas about the practice of innovation, the practice of entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial strategies.
  • Principles of Ethical Leadership
    Learn about the ethical and leadership challenges students are likely to experience as future managers in business decision-making processes.

These are only 3 of the 12 business courses that are a part of the MBA in Executive Management. Click here for a full list of courses.

Real-Word Experience Delivered In-Class

At CiAM, we believe the most efficient and effective way to learn how to solve problems is by experiencing them first hand. Learning in a classroom just isn’t enough any more. The CiAM MBA is a program that provides you with a platform to engage with a minimum of 6 live business projects throughout your studies. This will help you create a compelling portfolio that distinguishes you from your peers.

MBA Program Features

  • Hands-on Learning - No Tests or Exams
  • All Textbooks Included at No Extra Cost
  • Dedicated, Expert Faculty
  • Enhanced Online Learning Technology
  • No GMAT/GRE Requirement
  • Multiple Scholarships Available
  • Financial Aid for Those Who Qualify
  • Small, intimate class sizes (20 max.)

PROGRAM MODALITIES

  • 1-Year Accelerated MBA Program
    8-week courses. Hybrid format, classes meet on-campus every week.
  • 2-Year MBA Program
    16-week courses. Hybrid format, classes meet on-campus every 6-8 weeks.

Program Courses:

The MBA in Executive Management consists of twelve 3.0 credit courses covering the following subjects:

  1. ACC501: Accounting for Decision Making - 3.0 Semester Credits
  2. BUS501: Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making - 3.0 Semester Credits
  3. DRU502: Innovation and Entrepreneurship based on Drucker’s Principles - 3.0 Semester Credits
  4. DRU503: Managing One's Self and One's Career based on Drucker’s Principles - 3.0 Semester Credits
  5. DRU505: Ethical Leadership - 3.0 Semester Credits
  6. FIN501: Corporate Finance - 3.0 Semester Credits
  7. IS501: Management of Information Systems - 3.0 Semester Credits
  8. MGT501: Management and Organizational Behavior - 3.0 Semester Credits
  9. MGT511: Strategic Management - 3.0 Semester Credits
  10. MKT501: Marketing Management - 3.0 Semester Credits
  11. OPS501: Operations Management - 3.0 Semester Credits
  12. GB501: Global Business Concepts - 3.0 Semester Credits

Total Credits for MBA in Executive Management: 36.0

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

Refer to the school catalog for a full schedule of classes.

Admissions Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and at least one year of professional experience are required. Candidates for admission are evaluated holistically based on their merits and potential to succeed at CiAM. Please visit Admissions Requirements for full details.

ADMISSIONS INQUIRIES:

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Concentration in Project Management

MBA IN EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT, CONCENTRATION IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Deliver Dynamic Results in Any Organization

CiAM gives you a strong command over business and project management through hands-on experience, helping position yourself for a career change with the skills to enhance your potential.

Earn a business degree grounded in collaboration, analysis, and creative problem solving with a global perspective. The concentration in Project Management provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to manage projects in support of organizational strategy and objectives. The concentration immerses students in the details of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and closing projects in a complex business environment.

  • Master the practical tools to guide and direct projects in various functional areas like marketing, finance, accounting, healthcare and more. 

What You'll Learn:

  1. Project Management Fundamentals - Learn about the role of the project manager and the four project life cycle phases. Concentration Course: PM501, Credits:3.0
  2. Project Management in Practice - Explore the key concepts and emerging trends associated with each of the ten project management knowledge areas. Concentration Course: PM502, Credits:3.0
  3. Organizational Project Management - Learn how to adapt and align project, program, and portfolio management practices with organizational strategy. Concentration Course: PM503, Credits:3.0

Why Project Management?

Jobs for Project Management are projected to grow by 6% by 2024, with a median wage of $100,000. Become an expert in project analysis and management. Develop skill sets for long-term success.

Develop Your Professional Edge

As businesses engage in increasingly more complex projects, you want the skills to thrive. An MBA in Project Management will put you among the most desirable candidates on the market. 

MBA Program Features

  • Hands-on Learning - No Tests or Exams
  • All Textbooks Included at No Extra Cost
  • Dedicated, Expert Faculty
  • Enhanced Online Learning Technology
  • No GMAT/GRE Requirement
  • Multiple Scholarships Available
  • Financial Aid for Those Who Qualify
  • Small, intimate class sizes (20 max.)

PROGRAM MODALITIES

  • 1-Year Accelerated MBA Program
    8-week courses. Hybrid format, classes meet on-campus every week.
  • 2-Year MBA Program
    16-week courses. Hybrid format, classes meet on-campus every 6-8 weeks.

Program Courses:

The MBA in Executive Management, Concentration in Project Management consists of nine 3.0 credit core courses covering the following subjects:

  1. ACC501: Accounting for Decision Making - 3.0 Semester Credits
  2. BUS501: Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making - 3.0 Semester Credits
  3. DRU505: Ethical Leadership - 3.0 Semester Credits
  4. FIN501: Corporate Finance - 3.0 Semester Credits
  5. IS501: Management of Information Systems - 3.0 Semester Credits
  6. MGT501: Management and Organizational Behavior - 3.0 Semester Credits
  7. MGT511: Strategic Management - 3.0 Semester Credits
  8. MKT501: Marketing Management - 3.0 Semester Credits
  9. OPS501: Operations Management - 3.0 Semester Credits

In addition to the core courses, there are three 3.0 credit concentration courses:

  1. PM501: Project Management Fundamentals - 3.0 Semester Credits
  2. PM502: Project Management in Practice - 3.0 Semester Credits
  3. PM503: Organizational Project Management - 3.0 Semester Credits

Total Credits for MBA in Executive Management: 36.0

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

Refer to the school catalog for a full schedule of classes.

Admissions Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and at least one year of professional experience are required. Candidates for admission are evaluated holistically based on their merits and potential to succeed at CiAM. Please visit Admissions Requirements for full details.

ADMISSIONS INQUIRIES:

It's Never Too Late To Master The Language Of Business. Apply Today!

If you're eager to expedite your professional goals, CiAM's MBA in Project Management will teach you the invaluable skills needed to succeed in today's complex business world.

Contact Us Apply Now

Concentration in Business Analytics

MBA IN EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT, Concentration in Business Analytics

Transform Business Data into Strategic Decisions

Modern businesses of every size collect massive quantities of data every day. Gain a strong command over business and data analytics, helping position yourself for a career change with the skills to enhance your potential.

Earn a business degree grounded in technology, ethics, and creative problem solving with a global perspective. The Business Analytics concentration provides a solid understanding of data management and analysis. Students will have broad and in-depth training in the analysis of business data, including statistical modeling, machine learning, data storage and management, visualization and decision-making under data-driven strategy.

What You'll Learn

  • Database for Business Analytics
    Learn how to create SQL statements for data storage, data collection, data computation and reporting.
  • Applied Probability and Statistics in Data Analytics
    Learn many practical skills such as descriptive statistics analysis, A/B testing, data virtualization.
  • Advanced Analytics for Business
    Learn data cleanup, data exploration analysis, forecasting, classification and clustering.

Why Business Analytics?

Jobs for Management Analysts is projected to grow 14% by 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Become an expert in big data analysis and management. Develop skillsets for long-term success.  Master the practical tools to solve business problems in various functional areas like marketing, finance, accounting, and healthcare. 

DEVELOP YOUR PROFESSIONAL EDGE

As technology and the marketplace change constantly, you want the skills to thrive. An MBA in Business Analytics will put you among the most desirable candidates on the market. 

MBA Program Features

  • Hands-on Learning - No Tests or Exams
  • All Textbooks Included at No Extra Cost
  • Dedicated, Expert Faculty
  • Enhanced Online Learning Technology
  • No GMAT/GRE Requirement
  • Multiple Scholarships Available
  • Financial Aid for Those Who Qualify
  • Small, intimate class sizes (20 max.)

PROGRAM MODALITIES

  • 1-Year Accelerated MBA Program
    8-week courses. Hybrid format, classes meet on-campus every week.
  • 2-Year MBA Program
    16-week courses. Hybrid format, classes meet on-campus every 6-8 weeks.

Program Courses:

The MBA in Executive Management, Concentration in Business Analytics consists of nine 3.0 credit core courses covering the following subjects:

  1. ACC501: Accounting for Decision Making - 3.0 Semester Credits
  2. BUS501: Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making - 3.0 Semester Credits
  3. DRU505: Ethical Leadership - 3.0 Semester Credits
  4. FIN501: Corporate Finance - 3.0 Semester Credits
  5. IS501: Management of Information Systems - 3.0 Semester Credits
  6. MGT501: Management and Organizational Behavior - 3.0 Semester Credits
  7. MGT511: Strategic Management - 3.0 Semester Credits
  8. MKT501: Marketing Management - 3.0 Semester Credits
  9. OPS501: Operations Management - 3.0 Semester Credits

In addition to the core courses, there are three 3.0 credit concentration courses:

  1. BA501: Database for Business Analytics - 3.0 Semester Credits
  2. BA502: Applied Probability and Statistics in Data Analytics - 3.0 Semester Credits
  3. BA503: Advanced Analytics for Business - 3.0 Semester Credits

Total Credits for MBA in Executive Management, Concentration in Business Analytics: 36.0

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

Refer to the school catalog for a full schedule of classes.

Admissions Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and at least one year of professional experience are required. Candidates for admission are evaluated holistically based on their merits and potential to succeed at CiAM. Please visit Admissions Requirements for full details.

ADMISSIONS INQUIRIES:

It's Never Too Late To Master The Language Of Business. Apply Today!

If you're eager to expedite your professional goals, CiAM's MBA in Executive Management will teach you the invaluable skills needed to succeed in today's complex business world.

Contact Us Apply Now

A Message From Our Vice President

A Message From Our Vice President:

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"You have many options for the selection of an academic institution from which to earn your MBA degree.  Thank you for adding the California Institute of Advanced Management in your due diligence efforts to select the best fit of an institution to your professional educational goals.  CIAM is unique in that we focus on four distinct characteristics:  1) the philosophy of Dr. Peter Drucker, 2) faculty with doctorates from respected institutions, 3) the use of technology to include guest speakers from throughout the United States and 4) the incorporation of actual clients in up to 8 consulting projects throughout the program.  The practical experience you will receive directly links academic theory with applied experiential pedagogy.  In my opinion, you can pay much more for your MBA degree, but you won’t get anything better than the MBA in Executive Management and Entrepreneurship from CIAM!"

- Dr. Harish Amar, Vice President

Program Objectives

Program Objectives

1. The program provides a comprehensive immersion in all the essential elements of business education: Accounting, International Business, Ethics, Marketing, Finance, Organizational Behavior, Quantitative Analysis, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Strategy.  These concepts are strengthened through the threaded discussions online through experiential learning exercises and the consulting projects. Online visits by exceptionally qualified faculty researchers bring students into contact with the latest research methods and findings.

2. Critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills are addressed by experiential learning exercises, frequent short presentations and the consulting project and report.  Faculty, peer and client feedback is effective in teaching the characteristics of effective thinking and communication.

3. Teamwork, leadership, integrity and accountability are taught as concepts and practiced in class through experiential learning and the team-based consulting project.

4. The students will learn the effective use of technology to solve management problems in all classes online.  Consulting includes international clients that help students develop and apply technological skills to overcome the impediments of distance.

Learning Goals and Corresponding Student Learning Objectives

Learning Goals # 1 through # 5 are program-driven goals and they constitute the five overreaching goals of the MBA program. They could be labelled “Institutional Goals” or “Program Goals”. Each of these five goals is assessed in each of the twelve courses of the MBA program.

Learning Goal # 1.  Verbal/Visual Presentation Skills.

Students completing the CIAM MBA program will demonstrate the ability to verbally and visually communicate effectively in a business setting when making presentations.

Corresponding Student Learning Objectives:

  1. Students will demonstrate verbal communication skills by delivering effective communications.
  2. Students will demonstrate visual communication skills by effectively utilizing and employing computer software with both content and the display of information.

Learning Goal # 2.  Written Skills.

Students completing the CIAM MBA program will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate in written format in a business setting.

Corresponding Student Learning Objectives:

  1. Students will demonstrate written communication skills at the time of admission exemplified in the completion of an essay involving critical thinking and competent English language usage.  
  2. Students will demonstrate written communication skills by producing professional-quality business documents, including threaded discussion dialogue, research papers and consulting reports.

Learning Goal # 3. Leadership Skills. 

Students completing the CIAM MBA program will demonstrate the ability to effectively lead a group in a business environment.

Corresponding Student Learning Objective:

  1. Students will demonstrate effective leadership as evidenced in the production of a course consulting project.

Learning Goal # 4. Teamwork. 

Students completing the CIAM MBA program will demonstrate the ability to work in a professional team setting producing material commensurate with their assigned responsibilities.

Corresponding Student Learning Objective:

  1. Students will demonstrate collaboration, contribution, and timeliness in achieving common team goals associated with the production of a client consulting project.

Learning Goal # 5. Consulting.

Students completing the CIAM MBA program will demonstrate the ability to work in a team to provide a written and verbal consulting project fulfilling the contractual obligations of a consulting proposal with a client.

Corresponding Student Learning Objective:

  1. Students will demonstrate interviewing skills, client needs, contract development, industry research, and produce a verbal, visual, and written report commensurate with the contract proposal.

Student learning outcome goal #6 is a course-driven goal providing the MBA student with both functional knowledge and analytic tools to be successful as managers in today’s ever-changing workforce. With the twelve courses of the MBA program, many of the topics and tools are introduced in the first few courses, developed in the next block of courses (with overlapping topics in many cases to provide intentional redundancy), and finally mastered at the graduate level in the courses offered at the end of the MBA program.  Each course, to some extent, has components that constitute both analytic and functional elements.

Each of the twelve courses in the MBA degree program have course student learning outcomes (SLO’s) that are quantified with a “Pre” and “Post” knowledge survey instrument completed by the students at the beginning of each course and then at the end of each course.  There is a direct mapping between the knowledge survey questions and each of the course’s SLO’s.  Additionally, each of the eleven lessons in each course have individual lesson student learning outcomes.  At least one of the lesson’s SLO is measured and mapped to the “Pre” and “Post” Knowledge Survey instrument.

Learning Goal # 6.  Functional Knowledge and Analytic Knowledge. 

Students completing the CIAM MBA program will demonstrate knowledge of fundamental principles in information assurance and critically thinking skills integrating knowledge across business disciplines from a global, ethical, and socially responsible perspective.  Additionally, students completing the CIAM MBA program will demonstrate the ability to use analytical techniques and information technology to solve business problems.

Corresponding Student Learning Objectives:

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply principles of theory and accepted “best practices” within business environments.
  2. Students will be able to identify problems, evaluate the quality of the evidence, and undertake appropriate analyses to produce appropriate solutions.
  3. Students will be able to integrate across analytic components of data to identify relationships and interrelationships to apply theoretical constructs in a business setting.

Advanced Teaching Model

Advanced Teaching Model:

  1. The total time expected of students actively participating in each CIAM course is 113-138 hours for the whole duration of the term. This time can be broken into the following categories: watching lecture-related videos: 8-10 hours, preparing and delivering presentations: 5-7 hours, preparing and participating in at least three postings (threaded discussions): 6-7 hours, research and writing paper assignments: 24-28 hours, team group work for consulting or case studies: 20-26 hours, experiential learning exercises: 5-6 hours; reading textbook and library articles 45-54 hours.

  2. The hybrid course involves 46 hours of total time ( 6 sessions of four hours and ten minutes on-ground and 5 sessions online of equal quality and quantity). The students are required to engage in additional reading and home-work of approximately 2 hours for every one hour of class in the hybrid format. The total time spent for any given graduate class will range from 113-138 hours based on instructional hours (50 minutes) or clock hours (60 minutes).

  3. The online class requires the students to engage in the class for 113-138 hours.

CIAM’s online learning environment includes interactive virtual learning activities and engagement. Students are able to see and hear each lesson from any computer with access to the Internet. Threaded discussions promote productive class interaction, and allow students to connect with classmates and faculty members. Online students actively participate in student consulting group projects. Hybrid courses combine traditional or in classroom learning with online delivery of instruction. In classroom meets once a week and all class meetings between are delivered using online instruction. To enable maximum student accessibility, the online classroom, known as the Moodle, is typically available 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week, including holidays. Down time for maintenance and software updates is kept to a minimum.

MBA Assessment Criteria:

Assignment: Course Percentage:
Experiential Exercises (5) 5%
Online Video Presentations
or Classroom Presentations (2)
10%
Online Research Papers (2) 25%
Threaded Discussions (5) 15%
Confidentiality Agreements and Consulting Proposal 5%
Draft of Reports and Power Points for presentations 5%
Final Written Report and Power Points  15%
Presentation to Clients (Live) or 
Team Case Analysis Presentation
10%
Total Course Percentage 100%

 

Credit Hour Policy

Credit Hour Policy

This credit hour policy applies to all courses and programs at CIAM that award academic credit regardless of the mode of delivery including, hybrid and distance education.

A credit hour represents the amount of work governed by intended and clearly identified student learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement.   

Assignment of credit hours for courses will occur during program/course approval processes and be monitored through faculty, curriculum, and program reviews established by the university.

Every semester unit is equivalent to 15.33 clock hours; for a total of 552 clock hours for 36 semester units. Our on-ground courses and online courses have the same learning outcomes.  The online material has references to textbooks, links, and educational videos that are time consuming. The material presented in online lessons qualitatively and quantitatively equates with on-ground classes.  Learning outcomes and their assessments are the same for all hybrid and online students. 

The total time expected of students actively participating in each CIAM course is 113-138 hours for the whole duration of the term. This time can be broken into the following categories: watching lecture-related videos and PowerPoint presentations: 8-10 hours, preparing and delivering presentations: 5-7 hours, preparing and participating in at least three postings (threaded discussions): 6-7 hours, research and writing paper assignments: 24-28 hours, team group work for consulting or case studies: 20-26 hours, experiential learning exercises: 5-6 hours; reading textbook and library articles 45-54 hours. The hybrid, the Extended MBA, and the online programs are equivalent to three (3) semester units.

Although there are no classes during wrap-up or holiday weeks, the time is accounted for in the calculation of total course hours because students use that time in the completion of final course homework, a consulting project, or a case presentation.

There are three options for student to consider for the CIAM MBA degree: 

  1. Enrolling in two 7-week courses per term to earn the degree in 11 months
  2. Enrolling in one 7-week course per term to earn the degree in 22 months
  3. Enrolling in two (2) fifteen-week courses per term (one of which is hybrid and one is online) to earn the degree in 22 months. 

The hybrid course meets once a week for six (6) weeks in class. Each class meets for four (4) hours and 10 minutes per week. In addition, there are five (5) online lessons in each hybrid course, which is completed in seven weeks per term with no sessions on-ground. The Extended MBA program has two formats:  a hybrid course that meets during one weekend per month for 15 weeks and a second course which is online and parallels the extended hybrid course time of 15 weeks per course. A student in this option takes two courses per term.

Prior to Enrollment, the student will specify the program track, selecting the 11-month, the 22-month or the 22-month Extended MBA program. Students are not allowed to register for more than six (6) semester credits, (2 courses) per term. A full-time student is an individual enrolled in six (6) semester credits per term. A part-time student is a student enrolled in less than six (6) credits per term.

See How CIAM Compares

See How CIAM Compares:

Review the chart below to see how CIAM's MBA compares to other MBA's from private and state universities. Please contact us with any questions at [email protected] or 1 (626) 350-1500.

Institution: GRE OR GMAT: PREREQUISITES:
CIAM NO NO
CSU1 YES YES
UC2 YES YES
PRIVATE3 YES YES
AVERAGE4 YES YES

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