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Master of Business Administration / Entrepreneurship

Program Details

A dynamic part of the competitive business market is the presence of the Entrepreneur. An entrepreneur can be any person organizing a new project or opportunity within the context of business. Professional students seeking to enhance already learned business foundations and experiences, may partake in the Master of Business Administration degree program concentrating on Entrepreneurship. The role of an entrepreneur is often characterized by an interest in personal innovation, independent working abilities and creative business skills. Brandman University offers qualified students the opportunity to earn the necessary knowledge and skills for upward movement in personal endeavors. The Master of Business Administration degree program is available to students through an innovative on campus and online learning program. 

Students may use the MBA program to prepare for personal adventures in creating or partnering in a small business. Many business owners recognize the need for an advanced education in small business to maintain the survival of free enterprise. An entrepreneur can be described as a person who organizes and manages a business undertaking, assuming most of the risk for the sake of profit. Risk is perhaps the primary characteristic of entrepreneurship, though it does not mean the entrepreneur has infinite risk; instead, it clearly defines the limits as to how much risk is appropriate for a particular endeavor. The risk is the key ingredient to fueling innovative and creative ideas that can bring the owner the desired results.

The MBA program with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship provides professional students the tools critical to the efficient operation and functions associated with owning a small business; such as: business finance, market research and new product development. The foundation in core business courses, combined with the specialized entrepreneurship courses will provide students the comprehensive understanding of essential management, leadership and team building ethics when aspiring to personal or professional goals in ownership.

Entrepreneurs, by design, are motivated by risk and profit, thus creating the most efficient and effective products and services available to the public. Upon successful completion of the required courses, capstone project and elective courses, graduate students should be able to demonstrate solid business and leadership skills necessary when analyzing business functions and processes, formulating effective business strategies and identifying characteristics of other business potential.


Requires an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Admission GPA Requirements: Option One - GPA required 3.00 or Higher: A 3.0 GPA calculated over the most recent 30 graded semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution. Option Two - GPA between 2.50 and 2.99, qualifying score on GRE, MAT or GMAT. GRE: achieve the required minimum scores on two out of three of the subsections of the GRE. (Minimum score for Quantitative: 141, minimum score for Verbal: 150, minimum score for Analytic Writing: 4.5) Miller Analogies Test (MAT): achieve a minimum scaled score of 400. Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT): fulfill the formula GMAT + (GPA X 200) > 1000. Option Three - An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution. Option Four - GPA below 2.50, Portfolio.

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission