Master of Business Administration

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Notice to Prospective School of Business MBA Degree Program Students

Please note that this program is available only to members of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA). If you are not a member you can become a member at the application stage.

Note  that no program at Calwest is designed to lead to positions in a profession, occupation, trade, or career field requiring licensure in the State of California; and students are advised not rely on a Calwest degree to obtain such qualifications or credentials.

Graduate program: Business Administration 

Program Admission Requirements:  For graduate studies in Business Administration (i.e. the MBA program), a prospective student must be above the age of 22 and have an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any discipline from an accredited university (or from a government approved institution, if outside the United States); a minimum of two years work experience; and meet the university’s English Proficiency Requirements listed below. Upon application for enrollment, a prospective student must provide a notarized copy of their degree certificate; a short resume and a certified photo identification, for admission to the program. 

English Proficency Requirements: Applicants without appropriate previous academic experience in an English language environment must obtain the following minimum scores:  the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - 530; the TOEFL-Internet Based Test (IBT) - 71; the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)- 6.5; the Pearson Test of English (PTE) -  50; Exams of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) - B2; and ACT Compass - Level 3.

Program Objective: The main purpose of Calwest University is to provide affordable high-quality American degrees to students living in all parts of the world who deserve a quality education, but were, until recently, unable to obtain such due to both costs and the tyranny of distance. Calwest proposes to provide a framework for the sequence of courses to be delivered and assessed by the university, so that students can work towards attaining a recognized degree at a substantially lower cost than that usually associated with such quality online degree programs. Calwest will also recognize for credit the high-quality education available externally to students provided the assessment of such course have been appropriately proctored.

The Master of Business Administration program’s objective is to provide holders of non-business degrees, an opportunity for a career change into general management, by providing an industry responsive program relevant to both students and the future needs of employers. Students cover the areas of business administration, accounting, finance and marketing; and many specialist electives.

Program Description: The program is geared for graduate level studies in Business Administration. Students must successfully complete 12 courses from the list below to be eligible to be awarded their graduate degree. The ‘value’ courses are compulsory and must be undertaken only via Tubeclasses at Calwest. The balance of Calwest courses in the program may be undertaken by (1) undertaking the balance courses also via Tubeclasses; (2) undertaking approved courses proctored externally; (3) obtaining credit for recognized prior learning; and (4) challenge examinations assessed internally by Calwest University professors. The course consists of 36 credit hours.

Degree Awarded: Master of Business Administration [MBA]

Program Courses:

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Core Values (Compulsory Calwest Delivered Courses)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursGrade
VAL501Business Ethics (via Tubeclasses only)*3
VAL502Global Issues (via Tubeclasses only)*3
VAL503Critical Thinking (via Tubeclasses only)*3
VAL504Philosophy (via Tubeclasses only)*3
Total Credit Hours (Completed 0)12

Core Building Blocks (Compulsory 4 Courses) (Done via Tubeclasses or other universities for Credit)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursGrade
MBA601Management3
MBA602Marketing3
MBA605Economics3
MBA608Strategic Management3
Total Credit Hours (Completed 0)12

Electives (choose 4 Courses) (Done via Tubeclasses or other universities for Credit)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursGrade
MBA603Accounting3
MBA604Finance3
MBA606Business Statistics3
MBA607Business Law3
MBA709International Business3
MBA710Corporate Finance3
MBA713Entrepreneurial Law3
MBA714Competitive Analysis3
Total Credit Hours (Completed 0)12

Credit Hours Completed:0

Credit Hours Remaining:36

This program consists of a total of 36 Credit Hours


What Will Happen when you click the “Apply Now” button?

You will first be directed to an Application page where you will fill in your enrolment details.

After your enrolment details are completed, you will be asked to confirm your details via an Enrollment Agreement; and will then be directed to a secure Bank of America site for you to pay the Registration fee of $ 200.

This is the only payment required at this stage.

Upon confirmation of your registration, you will be provided with all program details (including course syllabuses).

The fee for undertaking the assessment via Tubeclasses is $ 800 per course which will need to be paid when you are ready to undertake the course.

The fee for undertaking the assessment via Challenge Examinations is also $ 800 per course which will need to be paid when you are ready to undertake the course.

After looking at the individual course syllabuses you may wish to apply for Recognized Prior Learning (RPL) credit if appropriate. The fee for RPL credit is $ 200 per course to be paid when you apply for RPL credit.