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)
  • Take classes on evenings and weekends. Online classes coming soon!
  • 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.

Part-time classes are offered on Tuesday evenings or all day on Saturday. Full-time classes are on both Tuesday evenings and Saturdays. We accept both fall and spring applications.

Students will also participate in a Global Consulting Practicum, during which they will have the opportunity to research the strategic needs and concerns of a major international organization. Students will then present consulting recommendations in person during a 10-day, in-country visit.

Career Paths

Students with an MBA from Dominican are prepared for leadership roles in a wide range of careers including business, marketing, human resource management, operations, finance, and management consulting.

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.


A Dominican MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Leadership is a graduate business degree focused on building leadership skills in the healthcare industry. This degree prepares students with the market-driven skills, experiential learning and competencies necessary to lead, innovate and transform the healthcare industry. Read about our learning outcomes and course descriptions on the Course Catalog.

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 1, 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. 

Learn about tuition per unit, additional fees and total tuition.

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

Tuition and Aid


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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Moving up

Report advancing in their career.

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Have founded their own business.

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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 Assistant Professor of Management
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Apollo Demirel, PhD

Assistant Professor of Marketing
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Yan Jin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Accounting
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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