Master of Business Administration –Online Program

Offered by: Brandman University

College credits: 36-48 Depending on Concentration

Course length: 8 Weeks


With a unique focus on sustainability and innovation, Brandman University's faculty draws upon industry experience and the latest academic research to help you integrate ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability into decision making. The Master of Business Administration degree provides the tools necessary to analyze business functions and processes, formulate effective business strategies and identify characteristics of effective leadership. Available fully online or on campus with online components, the MBA is designed for those who want a high quality education with built-in flexibility. It is designed to meet the demands of both students and employers. Students may customize their program through the selection of electives or one of the following emphases:
  • Accounting
  • E-Business Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Health Administration
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Leadership

Business Functions/Processes: Analyze and evaluate business functions and processes. 
Strategic Planning: Evaluate and formulate effective domestic and global business strategies. 
Sustainability/Ethics: Integrate ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability in decision-making. 
Leadership: Identify, evaluate, communicate and implement effective leadership of a diverse workforce. 
Innovation: Research, design and apply the innovation process from creativity to solution design and implementation.


You will take courses such as:
  • ACCU 602 | Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • BUSU 610 | Data Analysis for Decision Making
  • BUSU 620 | Economic Analysis for Managers
  • BUSU 630 | Business Process Analysis and Innovation
  • BUSU 650 | Corporate Responsibility: Ethics and Sustainability
  • FINU 607 | Finance Management
  • HRCU 645 | Human Resource Systems
  • MKTU 605 | Marketing Management
  • OLCU 613 | Seminar in Organizational Dynamics
  • OLCU 615 | Organization Development and Change
  • OLCU 632 | Leadership and Innovation
  • BUSU 640 | Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage Capstone
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Cost and Schedule

Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.


With financial aid, Guild students may be eligible to pay a fraction of the published cost to advance their education.

Guild students may pay as little as 10% of the published course or program cost to earn their master's degree when taking advantage of:
  • Tuition assistance benefits from your employer.
  • The $2,500 American Opportunity Tax Credit.
  • Guild's tuition discount, and no out-of-state tuition costs. 
Active Military or Veteran? If so, talk to our accredited partners about your eligibility for additional tuition benefits.


  • Brandman University’s courses are offered on a trimester system, with two 8-week sessions offered each trimester.
  • Brandman University offers a variety of start dates and flexible schedules.
  • Enroll in one or two classes at a time, starting every eight weeks.
  • Take your classes online, with flexibility to balance work, school, family, and personal life.
  • Gain knowledge and skills that are career-relevant and can be applied tomorrow.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Tell me more about Guild Education.
Guild Education partners with employers to offer a variety of online classes, programs, and degrees from top-ranked universities that you can complete while working.

You will get support from a Guild advisor, who will help you find the right program, navigate the financial aid process, and provide you with personal college and career advising to help you navigate the college process from day one to graduation.

To give employees a variety of options, Guild partners with a consortium of universities and learning providers, including Brandman University, Western Governors University, Bellevue University, and StraighterLine, in addition to offering custom content. 

Benefits of partnering with Guild include:
  • A path to finish your degree or take graduate courses, at little to no cost
  • A personal college and career adviser to help you navigate programs and offerings
  • Online classes that allow you to work at your own pace
  • Relevant classes and programs designed to help you advance in your career
  • Credit recognition for past college credits and corporate credits towards your degrees

What are Guild's guiding principles?
  • Students first: We're here to help you, and you come first in our world. In exchange, we expect you give your all and to support your fellow classmates.
  • We learn best by doing: Experimentation, learning by doing, feedback and reflection lay at the core of every learning experience with Guild.
  • Feedback makes us better, in fact, it’s a gift: Practice only makes perfect when we get feedback on how to improve.
  • Reflection is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have: Reflection allows us to digest the learnings and feedback we’ve received.
  • Community matters: We’re all in this together and we expect all Guild members to appreciate the role we play in each other’s learning experience.