MBA

MBA


Our online MBA program focuses on developing students’ leadership and management skills – specifically those that recognize the multicultural challenges of doing business in a global economy. Our program builds on the fundamentals of business such as accounting, finance, marketing, operations and HR management. Students have the opportunity to practice these skills through real-world case studies as well as through integration of their knowledge in actual work-related projects. Finally, our emphasis on ethical and socially responsible decision making allows students to understand what it takes to become responsible global business leaders of tomorrow. CALIMT’s online MBA is completely web-based, enabling a geographically and culturally diverse learning experience for students.


Objectives & Goals

Upon completion of the MBA program at CALIMT, students will be able to:

  • Apply the “Body of Knowledge” in business, including accounting, finance, operations, marketing, and management
  • Develop effective and flexible leadership skills
  • Evaluate and apply cultural adaptation strategies in business
  • Perform critical and creative thinking to develop new markets and solve business problems
  • Analyze ethical and legal issues in the global business world

The objectives are accomplished by a curriculum that includes instruction in the following core areas:

  • Financial reporting, market analysis and business plans
  • Domestic and global economic environments of organizations
  • Creation and distribution of goods and services
  • Global leadership necessary to accomplish business goals and maximize organizational performance
  • An extensive and in-depth knowledge in the functional areas of business
  • Negotiation skills necessary to persuade business partners or colleagues
  • Corporate social responsibility and business ethics
  • Awareness of cultural differences in various countries with a focus on Pacific Rim countries

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 July 1, 2017, and full accreditation by July 1, 2020.

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.

Curriculum

Courses offered at CALIMT have been identified by course codes and numbers that are comparable to regionally accredited institutions’ numbering system. The course code is a three-letter identifier for a major division of an academic subject. This course code is related to the content of the course, rather than the department in which it is taught.

I. Business Fundamentals & Business Ethics (18 semester credits)
  1. ACC 500 Financial Accounting 3 credits
  2. FIN 500 Corporate Finance 3 credits
  3. MGT 500 Leadership in Business 3 credits
  4. MGT 600 Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility 3 credits
  5. MKT 500 Marketing Management 3 credits
  6. OPM 500 Operations Management 3 credits
II. Global Business (9 semester credits)
  1. STR 500 Global Business Strategies 3 credits
  2. IBU 500 Global Business Communication 3 credits
  3. IBU 610 Negotiations Across Cultures 1.5 credits
  4. IBU 621 Doing Business in America 1.5 credits
  5. IBU 622 Doing Business in Mexico 1.5 credits
  6. IBU 623 Doing Business in Brazil 1.5 credits
  7. IBU 631 Doing Business in China 1.5 credits
  8. IBU 633 Doing Business in Korea 1.5 credits
  9. IBU 634 Doing Business in India 1.5 credits
  10. IBU 641 Doing Business in the Middle East 1.5 credits
III. Elective Courses (9 semester credits)
  1. FIN 610 Investment 3 credits
  2. MGT 610 HR Management 3 credits
  3. MGT 620 Advanced Leadership Theory and Practice 3 credits
  4. MKT 630 Sales Force Management 3 credits
  5. OPM 610 Project Management 3 credits
  6. STR 600 Strategic Business Plan 3 credits

Course Descriptions

Visit the Course Descriptions page to read more about each subject matter.

Completion Requirements

Students are required to meet the following requirements in order to graduate from the online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program.

  1. Successful completion of 36 credits comprised of:
    • 18 credits from I. Business Fundamentals and Business Ethics.
    • 9 credits from II. Global Business: STR 500, IBU 500, IBU 610, & one or more courses from IBU 621-641.
    • 9 credits from III. Elective Courses (Students may substitute 3.0 credits from Global Business “Doing Business in” series: IBU 621-641)
  2. All students are expected to maintain a 3.0 GPA or “B” average throughout their term of study.
  3. Students must meet all academic and financial requirements.
  4. CALIMT does not have a cumulative final test or examination required for the completion of the MBA program.

Graduation Services

Are you ready to graduate? Congratulations! After you have successfully completed your last course, you will receive a notification in regards to your graduation package. The package will include a diploma of your degree and a copy of your official transcript if requested. Please allow four to six weeks to receive your Graduation Package.

Completion Times

Below are examples of scheduled completion times. Please note, any leave of absence or change in a student’s course load may change scheduled completion time.

Student TypeMinimum Program
Completion Time
Maximum Program
Completion Time
Part-Time Student
Taking fewer than 9 credits per trimester
6 Trimesters12 Trimesters
Full-Time Student
Taking 9 or more credits per trimester
3 Trimesters12 Trimesters
Part-Time Student

A part-time student who takes six credits per trimester could complete the MBA program in six trimesters. Example:

Fall
Trimester
2015
Spring
Trimester
2016
Summer
Trimester
2016
Fall
Trimester
2016
Spring
Trimester
2017
Summer
Trimester
2017
Session ASession BSession ASession BSession ASession BSession ASession BSession ASession BSession ASession B
3 credits3 credits3 credits3 credits3 credits3 credits3 credits3 credits3 credits3 credits3 credits3 credits
Full-Time Student

A full-time student who takes nine credits per trimester could complete the MBA program in four trimesters. Example:

Fall
Trimester
2015
Spring
Trimester
2016
Summer
Trimester
2016
Fall
Trimester
2016
Session ASession BSession ASession BSession ASession BSession ASession B
3 credits6 credits3 credits6 credits3 credits6 credits3 credits6 credits

Transferability of Credits and Credentials Earned at CALIMT

The transferability of credits you earn at CALIMT is at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits or degree that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending CALIMT to determine if your credits or degree will transfer. CALIMT has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college.

Grading Policy

It is an integral part of the teaching responsibility of the faculty to provide careful evaluation, timely assignments, and appropriate grades for each enrolled student. In the absence of compelling reasons, such as an error, fraud, or incompetence, the grade determined by the professor of record is to be considered final. Students will receive their grades for a course no later than two weeks after the course has ended. Grades will be released after each session. Late assignments may result in lower grades; this will be determined by the professor. For grading systems prior to Spring Trimester 2015, please contact the Registrar at registrar@calimt.edu.

Grades + Grade Points (GPA)

Student performance in courses is indicated by one of following grades. Grades carry point value and are used in determining the grade point average (GPA). Point values are as follows:

GradePoint% Definition
A+4.596-100%Exceptional
A4.090-95%Excellent
B+3.586-89%Very Good
B3.080-85%Good
C+2.576-79%Above Average
C2.070-75%Average
F0.0≤69%Failing
WWithdrawal
IIncomplete

Academic Calendar

Visit our Academic Calendar page for more details on deadlines, start and end dates.

All Other Policies

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