Master of Business Administration MBA Program

MBA

At Georgian Court University, Ocean County’s only university, we know that earning an MBA needs to fit into your busy schedule to become a reality. Our accelerated and self-paced MBA programs are available in evening and Saturday programs and take place at our campus in Lakewood, NJ.

Flexible, Accredited MBA Program in New Jersey

The GCU MBA is offered in an accelerated one-year program or a self-paced program that gives you the flexibility to complete it according to your schedule. Students in the accelerated MBA program meet for full days on Saturdays. Students in the self-paced evening/weekend MBA program take one, two, three, or four classes during a semester.

Taught by professors with real-world experience, particularly in New Jersey businesses, you’ll develop your leadership acumen and earn the qualifications to enjoy a thriving career in today’s global business climate. Our MBA degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), an international seal of quality for business education.

GCU, the only four-year university in Ocean County, also offers select undergraduate students who major in business administration or accounting the chance to apply for early admission to the MBA program after completing a certain number of credits and courses. These students can take as many as four classes toward an MBA while they are still undergraduate students.

Courses

Program

  • The MBA consists of 36 credits in advanced courses and an 18 credits Common Professional Component (CPC). Most students with a B.S. or B.A. in a business major will be waived from many or all of the CPC courses if they completed similar courses in their undergraduate programs.

For more information on program requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Courses

Advanced Courses:

  • AC602 Management Accounting & Budgetary Control (3)
  • BU600 Production & Operations Management (3)
  • BU602 Business Analytics (3)
  • BU603 International Business (3)
  • BU604 Corporate Governance & Business Ethics (3)
  • BU605 Legal Environment of Business (3)
  • BU609 Management & Leadership(3)
  • BU626 Marketing Management (3)
  • BU628 Financial Management Policy (3)
  • EC611 Managerial Economics (3)
  • BU691 Strategic Management (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • BU691A Strategic Management Simulation (3)
    • BU691B Strategic Management Project (3)

CPC Courses (may be waived):

  • AC501 Survey of Accounting
  • EC501 Economic Survey
  • BU501 Statistical Analysis
  • BU502 Marketing Fundamentals
  • BU503 Principles of Management
  • BU506 Principles of Finance

Graduate GCU Certificate in Parish Business Management

This certificate requires you to complete 18 required credits in business and theological studies.

Required courses:

  • TH533 The Christian Community (3)
  • BU506 Principles of Finance (3)
  • BU609 Management & Leadership (3)
  • BU624 Contract & Employment Law (3)
  • AC604 Not-for-Profit Accounting & Internal Controls (3)
  • IS612 Business Information Systems Concepts (3)

For more information on program requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Graduate GCU Certificate in Nonprofit Management

You must complete 18 credits to earn this certificate.

Required courses:

  • AC604 Not-for-Profit Accounting & Internal Controls (3)
  • BU506 Principles of Finance (3)
  • BU609 Management & Leadership (3)
  • BU624 Contract & Employment Law (3)
  • BU626 Marketing Management (3)
  • IS612 Business Information Systems Concepts (3)

For more information on program requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Graduate GCU Certificate in Business Essentials

Prepare for success in the M.B.A. program by first completing this 18-credit certificate. These six courses fulfill all prerequisites necessary for enrollment in the M.B.A. program and provide a foundation in essential business, finance, and accounting principles.

Required courses:

  • AC501 Survey of Accounting (3)
  • EC501 Economic Survey (3)
  • BU501 Statistical Analysis (3)
  • BU502 Marketing Fundamentals (3)
  • BU503 Principles of Management (3)
  • BU506 Principles of Finance (3)

For more information on program requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog.