Business Administration

A Dominican MBA prepares the next generation of business leaders and decision makers for success in an increasingly competitive and globalized economy. Emphasizing real-world relevance and academic excellence, this program builds globally responsible, innovative and sustainability-savvy leaders who are ready to make a difference.

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The Dominican MBA focuses on the strategic management techniques, negotiation skills, networking, team-building expertise and effective communication that every professional needs to succeed.

Led by Dominican’s talented and experienced faculty, this comprehensive business program is complemented by dynamic classroom discussion and real world international experiential learning that prepares graduates to lead in the workplace of tomorrow.

Program Highlights

  • MBA curriculum encompasses a variety of fields, including accounting, finance, marketing, operations plus other specialized topics.
  • Earn your MBA in just one year (full-time) or two years (part-time).
  • Flexible hybrid program is ideal for working professionals. Just two Saturdays per month on campus, plus two weekly online sessions. 
  • Take advantage of our extensive global network of alumni, corporate, educational and government contacts. 
  • Strategic management Capstone course that integrates all coursework into a major project.

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Program Format

The Dominican MBA program is designed to accommodate the busy lives of working professionals. Students can either pursue a full-time one-year program or a part-time two-year program, with courses taught both online and in-person. We accept applications for both fall and spring starts. 

Full-time MBA

Full-time MBA students will take two courses over a seven-week (two-month) period.

  • Meet Tuesdays and Thursdays for online Zoom classes (two hours each).
  • Meet every other Saturday in person.

Part-time MBA

Part time MBA students take one course over a seven-week (two-month) period.

  • Meet Tuesdays and Thursdays for online Zoom classes (two hours each).
  • Meet every other Saturday in person.

Career Paths

Dominican MBA students will acquire general management knowledge in several functional areas of business, including marketing, human resource management, operations and supply chain management, finance, and management consulting. 

Depending on their concentrations, students will also acquire knowledge in specialized areas such as healthcare, global business or business analytics. Graduates will be prepared for a broad range of careers from consultants and entrepreneurs to business managers and leaders.

The Barowsky School of Business (BSB) partners with local Bay Area companies to provide experiential learning opportunities for students and job placement upon graduation. Students work closely with the BSB Career Services to prepare them to move forward in their careers and life beyond graduation. Our services include individualized one-on-one assistance and professional development events.

The MBA program at Dominican has had an accelerating impact on my career." — Heather Kernahan, MBA

BA-to-MBA 4+1 Program

The Barowsky School of Business offers a unique and exciting BA-to-MBA Program. This program allows academically gifted business students to complete both the BA and MBA degrees in five years of study.

Concentrations

The MBA with Concentration in Healthcare Leadership prepares students for careers in healthcare administration. The objective of this concentration is to improve healthcare delivery and quality of care through training professional leaders. The pedagogical philosophy in this concentration is focused on providing a balance of leadership, management, and healthcare administration education. Read about our learning outcomes and course descriptions on the Course Catalog.

The MBA with Concentration in Business Analytics prepares students to efficiently communicate and analyze business data to streamline decision-making processes. This concentration offers a mix of state of the art tools and techniques used in business analytics to solve key business problems. Graduates of this concentration would be equipped with a deep understanding of topics such as data security, programming for data analysis, data visualization, and database management.

The MBA with Concentration in Global Business equips students with managerial, leadership and entrepreneurial skills necessary to succeed in the competitive global marketplace. Students will learn how to navigate across various geographic regions, conduct an international risk assessment and turn institutional voids into business opportunities, formulate strategies and business models in foreign markets, and gain cross-cultural intelligence.

Admissions and Aid

A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited institution of higher education is required to apply to our graduate programs.

  1. Completed Application — Apply now!
  2. Official Transcript(s)
    Official transcript of coursework from each college or university attended (undergraduate and graduate). Transcripts must be sent directly in a sealed envelope from the college or university.

    Send to: 
    Dominican University of California
    c/o Graduate Admissions
    50 Acacia Ave. 
    San Rafael, 94901
  3. GPA of 3.0
    A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above in graded graduate course work. Or, one of the following:
    • GPA of 2.7 or above for the last 60 units of graded undergraduate course work     
    • GPA of 2.3-2.69 for the last 60 units of graded undergraduate coursework AND one of the following:  
      • GMAT score of 560 or GRE score of 162 quantitative and 144 verbal reasoning
      • Minimum of three years of professional work experience
      • Completion of 12 credit hours (within the last five years) with a minimum grade of 3.0, in the following subjects from a regionally accredited college/university:
        • Statistics/Quantitative Methods
        • Microeconomics
        • Macroeconomics
        • Business Communications
  4. Resume
  5. Statement of Purpose/Intent
    A one-page essay describing professional and/or personal goals and reasons for obtaining the above graduate degree
  6. Two Letters of Recommendation
    Academic or professional, on letterhead.
  7. Prerequisite Requirements
    Requirements must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the undergraduate level,
    • 3 units of Microeconomics
    • 3 units of Macroeconomics
    • 3 units of Statistics/Quantitative Methods.
    • Students who do not meet these prerequisites are required to successfully complete BSB’s tutorials in Quantitative Methods and/or Economics during their first semester of study.
  8. International Applicants
    International candidates must meet additional admissions requirements.

 


Fall 2020

Deadline July 31, 2020

Spring 2021

Deadline December 1, 2020

Dominican has a rolling admissions policy, which means we evaluate applications as they are received and will continue to evaluate applications until we’ve filled all the slots for our incoming class.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. 

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We'll also show you how a Dominican education is more affordable than you might think with support from financial aid, scholarships and loans. 

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Dominican MBA Graduates

What will an MBA do for your career? Learn more about the outcomes of earning an MBA at Dominican. 

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73%

Moving up

Report advancing in their career.

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11.5%

MBA to CEO

Have founded their own business.

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$100K

Average salary

Report salaries starting in the six figures.

The Barowsky School of Business MBA: In The News

Faculty and Staff

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Yung-Jae Lee, PhD

Dean, Barowsky School of Business
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Vafa Saboori, PhD

Director of the MS in Business Analytics Program Associate Professor of Management
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Apollo Demirel, PhD

Assistant Professor of Marketing
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Thomas Cavanagh, PhD

Assistant Professor of Management
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ChangSeob Yeo, PhD

Assistant Professor of Marketing
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Aslihan G. Korkmaz, DBA

Assistant Professor of Finance
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Jacob Massoud, PhD

Director of the MBA Program Associate Professor of Strategic Management