Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Concordia University Irvine

The ‘MB8’: How Eight MBA Students Formed a Special Bond

Take Charge of Your Future

Many of our MBA students know at the outset that they have what it takes to become successful business leaders or entrepreneurs. They’re just not sure how to harness it. What they need is direction from someone who’s been there, to help develop and bring their gifts to fruition. That’s where we come in. At Concordia University Irvine, our MBA program has a history of coming alongside such students, regardless of life stage or occupation.

This is a program that will help you explore and refine your talents. Whether you want to advance in an established firm or leap into your own startup, you’ll learn ways to make it happen. Our flexible and face-to-face program allows you to immediately start applying your education by concentrating on the practical side of business, without ignoring management theory.

Most importantly, you will discover a cooperative and collaborative environment in our classrooms. Students develop bonds that help advance and last throughout their careers. And Concordia MBA professors teach from experience. In fact, when they’re not in the classroom, many are running successful businesses of their own throughout Orange County and the greater Los Angeles area. You will learn from instructors who want to share their insights by mentoring the next class of emerging business talent. They're here to help prepare and equip you for your career path, wherever it leads.

40 Total Units
6 Yearly Start Dates
$950 Cost per Unit
18-24 Months Completion Time

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Learn from Experience

It’s the people that make the program. Our hand-picked faculty are experienced and qualified professionals from Southern California’s thriving business economy. Their mission is to share their knowledge about what makes business leaders successful. Our emphasis on accessible mentorship means our professors are looking to actively align with your business goals and pursuits. They want to unlock your potential.


Donna Carter

Donna Carter

Experience: 25+ years in marketing and public affairs encompassing strategic planning, operations, systems development, business development, and account management.
Education: M.S. Management, Claremont Graduate University, M.B.A., Pepperdine University, B.A., University of California Los Angeles
Courses: Marketing and Marketing Communication


Kim Chatani

Kim Chatani

Experience: Published author and expert on the topics of fraud and cyber-security. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Services Auditor (CISA), and a Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA).
Education: M.B.A. Finance, Boston University; B.S. Accounting, State University of New York at Albany
Courses: Accounting, International Business, International Finance I, International Finance II, Corporate Government, and Risk Management


Richard Ingrassia

Richard Ingrassia

Experience: 20+ years in equity research and investment banking. Analyst & Consultant at PwC, Kagan Roth Capital, Digital Offering, Wheelhouse Digital
Education: M.S. Journalism, Northwestern University, B.A. Economics, University of Notre Dame
Courses: Capstone Project and Capstone Business Plan, Investing


Don Osborne

Don Osborne

Experience: Digital Marketing consultant and founder of Inquarta. Runs one of the largest Meetup groups in Orange County with over 2,000 members
Education: M.B.A., Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management, B.A. English Language and Literature, University of California Irvine
Courses: Marketing, Marketing Communications, Digital Marketing, Capstone Project and Capstone Business Plan


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Make Key Connections

Harnessing your potential for leadership occurs through every aspect of the Concordia MBA experience where personal interaction is a key to growth. Your shared experiences with students, faculty, and alumni can become a catalyst for synthesizing new perspectives and extending your professional network in LA and Orange counties.

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Six Start Dates Per Year

The MBA at Concordia University Irvine offers six start dates throughout the year so as a working professional, you can make it work with your schedule. Courses are offered Monday-Thursday evenings, with some Elective courses also available on Saturdays. Choose a start date that works for you.

Start Term Start Date
Summer I May 11, 2020
Summer II June 29, 2020
Fall I August 24, 2020
Fall II October 19, 2020
Spring I January 11, 2021
Spring II March 8, 2021
For additional dates and deadlines, please view the academic calendar
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School of Business and Economics

As you research business schools, you may notice that some business programs are accredited by organizations with long acronyms such as AACSB, IACBE, and ACBSP. What is accreditation and why does it matter? Business schools seek out accreditation to obtain quality assurance as an institution of higher learning, as well as to ensure an environment of continuous improvement. Concordia's School of Business and Economics chose to voluntarily complete a rigorous process with the International Accreditation Council for Business Education to evaluate the effectiveness of our business programs. You can be assured at Concordia University Irvine our goal is your academic and occupational success.

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Admissions Requirements:

  1. Your official transcript showing a conferred bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75
  2. Current resume or vita showing 1-2 years of work experience
  3. Two current letters of recommendation
  4. A Statement of Intent
  5. A $50 nonrefundable application fee

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View the International Graduate Admission Procedure for International applicant information, requirements, and deadlines.

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No GMAT Required

We don’t believe that the GMAT is the best predictor of emerging business professionals. For this reason, we do not require students to take the GMAT exam. However, if you have completed the exam it will be taken into consideration.

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Our hill-top campus overlooks the city of Irvine and offers a wealth of resources for your time here.

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