Master of Business Administration

Graduate Program

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 curricula of the programs are guided by the university’s mission, institutional learning outcomes, and these four departmental principles: excellence, self-cultivation, social responsibility, and skill development.


The MBA program provides in-depth technical education in specialized fields and addresses issues of management in different cultural contexts and ethical aspects of decision making.

This program prepares graduates for leadership positions in for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

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 are educated in a friendly and caring learning community with small, interactive classes. Students acquire knowledge and skills while developing attitudes and values appropriate for leading and serving in a global society.

The program builds on the university’s strengths in cross-cultural studies and community service based on Buddhist values of excellence, self-cultivation, and responsibility. Every student receives workplace experience through a hands-on internship.

The 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


MBA students meet with a program advisor during their first semester to discuss their personal goals and aspirations. Based on this self-exploration, students have the option of declaring a concentration in one of four areas: Computer Information Systems, Finance, International Business, and Nonprofit Organization Management.



Speak to an admissions counselor and discover your purpose in life today!

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Interim Chair

Yueyun (Bill) Chen, PhD


Chi Sheh, PhD
Meskerem Tadesse, MBA

Adjunct Faculty

Michael Arnold, JD
Peng Chan, PhD
Han Chen, PhD
Jim Chen, MBA, CPA
Michelle Freridge, JD
Fredrick Ho, MBA, CPA
Murray Johanssen, MBA
Wuu-Long Lin, PhD
Stephen O’Sullivan, MBA
Mohsen Sahebjame, MBA
Farhana Siddiqi, PhD
Rafael Wu, MBA
Stephen Wu, MS

See also

Doctor of Buddhist Ministry

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