Business Administration

Graduate Programs

A Business Degree with a Global Perspective

University of the West’s business administration programs are designed to allow students to become professionals with solid technical knowledge and skills in their field and a high moral spirit of responsibility. The programs’ curricula are guided by the university’s mission, institutional learning outcomes, and these four departmental principles: excellence, self-cultivation, social responsibility, and skill development.

Our Business graduate programs provide in-depth technical education in specialized fields and addresses issues of management in different cultural contexts and ethical aspects of decision making. With its focus on international business, we prepare graduates for leadership positions in for-profit and nonprofit organizations in the global realm. Students have the option of declaring a concentration in one of four areas: Computer Information Systems, Finance, International Business, and Nonprofit Organization Management.

Our curriculum emphasizes:

  • Cultural differences as reflected in management or problem-solving styles
  • Hands-on experience correlated to theoretical knowledge
  • Business ethics, including cause-effect analysis and responsibility toward self and society

The two-year MBA program pays particular attention to cultural diversity within an organization, as well as worldwide cultural differences, teaching students how to effectively and responsibly manage such differences. Students also acquire knowledge and skills while developing attitudes and values appropriate for leading and serving in a global society. The program also builds on the university’s strengths in cross-cultural studies and community service based on Buddhist values of excellence, self-cultivation, and responsibility.

Students are educated in a friendly and caring learning environment through small, interactive classes. Students in this on-the-ground program receive workplace experience through a hands-on internship.

For working professionals and distance learners with experience in the business world, we offer the Professional MBA (PrMBA) that features the same curriculum through an online model, with the option of taking courses and participating in workshops on campus.

For those who wish to boost their business skills and enhance their professional knowledge, the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (for those without an MBA) or the Post-MBA Certificate (for those with an MBA) allows you to tailor your study to your particular needs and interests.


June 15th (Fall Start)
November 15th (Spring Start)
April 1st (Summer Start)



Yueyun (Bill) Chen, PhD


Chi Sheh, PhD
Meskerem Tadesse, MBA

Adjunct Faculty

Michael Arnold, JD
Peng Chan, PhD
Wen Cheng, PhD
Frederick Ho, MBA, CPA
Murray D. Johannsen
Wuu-Long Lin, PhD
Stephen O’Sullivan, MBA
Suren Sahakyan, MS
Rafael Wu, MBA
Stephen H. Wu, MS

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