Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Dominican one-year MBA, recently accredited by AACSB, 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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AACSB Accredited

A Dominican University of California 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.

MBA Program Highlights

  • Earn your MBA in 12-24 months.
  • $12,000 scholarships available for MBA students. (Scholarship amount subject to change. Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for more information.)
  • Flexible hybrid format: two Saturday on-campus classes per month and two online classes each week.
  • MBA curriculum encompasses a variety of fields, including accounting, finance, marketing, operations plus other specialized topics.
  • 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.
Application Deadlines Tuition Rate Per Unit Number of Units Format and Length
Fall: July 1
Spring: Dec. 1

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36 Units

(online and in-person)

One-year and two-year track options

Contact Us. To learn more about Dominican's MBA contact our Admissions Counselor by phone (415) 257-1376, email or register for a counseling appointment

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MBA Admissions and Financial Aid

A degree from a private university like Dominican University of California is more accessible than you might think. 

A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited institution of higher education is required to apply to our graduate programs. GMAT and GRE Not Required

  1. Completed Application — Apply now!
  2. Official Transcript(s)
    Official transcript of coursework from each college or university attended (undergraduate and graduate). Find complete instructions on how to submit your transcripts to Dominican here.
  3. Resume
  4. Statement of Purpose/Intent
    A one-page essay describing professional and/or personal goals and reasons for obtaining the above graduate degree
  5. One Letter of Recommendation or Interview With The Dean
    Letter of recommendation: Academic or professional, on letterhead.
  6. 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.
  7. International Applicants
    International candidates must meet additional admissions requirements.

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.

If an application deadline falls on a weekend and/or holiday, applications will be accepted through the end of the next business day.

Fall Priority Deadline July 1
Spring Deadline December 1

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

We'll show you how a Dominican education is more affordable than you might think with support from financial aid, scholarships and loans. The Barowsky School of Business offers scholarships for graduate students.

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MBA Concentrations

The MBA with a 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 is focused on providing a balance of leadership, management, and healthcare administration education.

Why choose an MBA, Healthcare Leadership? Advance your career in healthcare administration and make a significant difference in patient care and the quality of healthcare operations. Earning your MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Leadership will provide you with a rewarding career in the growing healthcare industry. 

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 international risk assessment and turn institutional voids into business opportunities, formulate strategies and business models in foreign markets, and gain cross-cultural intelligence.

MBA Program Format

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

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

  • Meet Tuesdays and Thursdays for online Zoom classes.
  • Meet every other Saturday in person.

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

  • Meet Tuesdays and Thursdays for online Zoom classes.
  • Meet every other Saturday in person.

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.

The Online Master of Business Administration (OMBA) for China program is a one-year, 36-unit, intensive program available exclusively for working professionals in China who are interested in acquiring business and management skills from a U.S. university. All courses are online and delivered in Mandarin. The goal of the OMBA for China program is to develop Chinese graduates who can make sound managerial decisions and responsibly lead their organizations.

The program consists of 12 three-unit courses with an optional Silicon Valley Immersion course. Classes are asynchronous with synchronous faculty office hours.

Program Highlights

  • Earn your MBA in just one year. 
  • Learn social responsibility, sustainability, and ethical decision-making as a change leader.
  • Business professionals will gain a competitive edge by incorporating effective leadership and management practices in organizations. 
  • Gain a global perspective and solve real-world business problems by generating data-driven strategies in the global marketplace.
  • Take advantage of an optional experiential learning course that exposes students to the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem and culture. Visit companies and lectures from successful leaders working at the forefront of technological innovation.

MBA Career Paths

MBA students will acquire general management knowledge in various areas of business, including the following:

  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Finance
  • Management Consulting

Graduates will be prepared for a broad range of careers from consultants and entrepreneurs to business managers, executives, and leaders.

OMBA for China Core Requirements

(all courses are delivered online in Mandarin)

  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Marketing Management for Value Creation
  • Global Supply Chain and Sustainable Operations
  • Strategic Leadership for Organizational Performance
  • Global Business Environment
  • Managerial Finance
  • Business Analytics
  • Executive Business Communication
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Data Security, Ethics, and Risk Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Strategic Management

MBA Career Paths

Gain the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to launch or advance your business career. 

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
  • Management Consulting

Depending on their concentrations, students will also acquire knowledge in specialized areas such as:

  • Healthcare
  • Global Business
  • 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 Graduate 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.

MBA Course Descriptions

MBA students take the following core requirements:

  • Accounting for Decision Making    
  • Marketing Management for Value Creation    
  • Global Supply Chain and Sustainable Operations    
  • Strategic Leadership for Organizational Performance    
  • Global Business Environment    
  • Managerial Finance    
  • Business Analytics and Marketing Research    
  • Executive Business Communication    
  • Organizational Behavior   

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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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Moving up

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Have founded their own business.

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Average salary

Report salaries starting in the six figures.

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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 Operations Management
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Apollo Demirel, PhD

Assistant Professor of Marketing
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Thomas Cavanagh, PhD

Associate Professor of Management
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ChangSeob Yeo, PhD

Associate Professor of Marketing
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Aslihan G. Korkmaz, DBA

Assistant Professor of Finance
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Jacob Massoud, PhD

MBA Program Director Associate Professor of Strategic Management
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Rajeev Sooreea, PhD

Associate Dean Associate Professor of International Business