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In a world of increasingly interconnected economies, our MBA degree will give you an extreme advantage. You’ll gain an innovative, practitioner-based business education that’s designed to develop you as a leader with the highest business competencies, strong ethical standards, professional integrity and practical skills. Curriculum focuses on best practices as you’ll build on your own foundational knowledge and benefit from faculty with practical experience. Recognizing the opportunities in the Central Valley, you’ll be prepared to advance in your current workplace or launch your entrepreneurial skills through a business of your own. The curriculum will challenge and inspire you, integrating technology, hands-on projects, critical thinking and leadership from a Christian perspective.


  • Integrates Christian ethical perspectives and business processes
  • International and national travel
  • Experienced and highly rated university faculty
  • Cohort of up to 20 students
  • Designed to fit your busy schedule
  • Meets one evening per week or fully online

Career opportunities

An MBA degree is a career accelerator, providing graduates with greater managerial skills, a better understanding of businesses and organizations and increased salary potential. A hands-on, practical perspective combined with international field experience ensures that graduates understand global business issues and how they affect local businesses.

Program director

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Michelle Bradford, Psy.D.

Assistant Professor, Business and MBA Program Director


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Sharon Starcher, D.B.A.

Assistant Professor, Business and DC Business Administration Program Director

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Benjamin Smith, M.A.

Instructor, Business- Economics

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Sylvia Kim, D.B.A., C.P.A., C.G.M.A.

Associate Professor, Business- Accounting

Admission requirements

Note: As a result of COVID-19, GMAT/GRE testing requirements and application fees have been temporarily waived for School of Business graduate applicants. Please contact your program representative for more information.

  • Application form and fee
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • If GPA is under 3.0, submit GMAT result
  • Official transcripts verifying BA/BS degree
  • Resume
  • One current professional reference form
  • Statement of intent
  • Program Interview Verification Form
  • Letter of petition for students with a GPA under 3.0


  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Statistics

Course listing

Required Courses (41 Units)

MBA 700Global Economics3
MBA 705Global Managerial Accounting3
MBA 710Marketing in a Global Economy3
MBA 714Entrepreneurial Immersion3
MBA 725Strategic Financial Management3
MBA 720Management in Global Business3
MBA 730Research Methods3
MBA 735Regional Business Field Experience: National Travel2
MBA 745Operations Management in Global Business3
MBA 750
MBA 751
International Business Field Experience
or Global Business Perspectives
or 3
MBA 755Strategic Management in Global Business3
MBA 760Advanced Finance3
MBA 765Law, Ethics and Values in a Global Environment3
MBA 771Business Plan Proposal1
MBA 772Business Plan2

State Authorization

State authorization is a federal requirement in the HigherEducation Act that requires institutions to be authorized in the state in which online programs are offered. Fresno Pacific University works regularly with individual state authorization agencies to meet each state's requirements. Currently, Fresno Pacific University has received authorization to offer online degree programs in all but six states: Georgia, Michigan, New York, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.

For the latest updates on the status of FPU's authorization in your state, contact your FPU Admissions representative.