Global  MBA



Our MBA program focuses on developing students’ leadership and management skills – specifically those that recognize the multicultural challenges of doing business in a global economy. Our program builds on the fundamentals of business such as accounting, finance, marketing, operations and HR management. Students have the opportunity to practice these skills through real-world case studies as well as through integration of their knowledge in actual work-related projects. Finally, our emphasis on ethical and socially responsible decision making allows students to understand what it takes to become responsible global business leaders of tomorrow. CALIMT’s MBA  program is offered 100% online or hybrid (mix of online and in-class), enabling a geographically and culturally diverse learning experience for students.


Dr. Hejazi shares his insights about our flagship MBA program and what it’s like to be a part of the CALIMT family.
Dr. Hejazi currently teaches MKT500 and MGT500 in the MBA program.


Objectives & Goals

Upon completion of the MBA program at CALIMT, students will be able to:

  • Apply the “Body of Knowledge” in business, including accounting, finance, operations, marketing, and management
  • Develop effective and flexible leadership skills
  • Evaluate and apply cultural adaptation strategies in business
  • Perform critical and creative thinking to develop new markets and solve business problems
  • Analyze ethical and legal issues in the global business world

The objectives are accomplished by a curriculum that includes instruction in the following core areas:

  • Financial reporting, market analysis and business plans
  • Domestic and global economic environments of organizations
  • Creation and distribution of goods and services
  • Global leadership necessary to accomplish business goals and maximize organizational performance
  • An extensive and in-depth knowledge in the functional areas of business
  • Negotiation skills necessary to persuade business partners or colleagues
  • Corporate social responsibility and business ethics
  • Awareness of cultural differences in various countries with a focus on Pacific Rim countries

Notice to Prospective Degree Program Students

This institution is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer degree programs, this institution must meet the following requirements:

  • Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.
  • Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by July 1, 2017, and full accreditation by July 1, 2020.

If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

  • Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
  • Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.
  • An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended.


Courses offered at CALIMT have been identified by course codes and numbers that are comparable to regionally accredited institutions’ numbering system. The course code is a three-letter identifier for a major division of an academic subject. This course code is related to the content of the course, rather than the department in which it is taught.

I. Business Fundamentals & Business Ethics (21 semester credits)
  1. ACC 500 Financial Accounting 3 credits (8 weeks)
  2. FIN 500 Corporate Finance 3 credits (8 weeks)
  3. MGT 500 Leadership in Business 3 credits (8 weeks)
  4. MGT 600 Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility 3 credits (8 weeks)
  5. MKT 500 Marketing Management 3 credits (8 weeks)
  6. OPM 500 Operations Management 3 credits (8 weeks)
  7. STR 601 Strategic Simulation (Capstone: required) 3 credits (8 weeks)
II. Global Business (6 semester credits)
  1. STR 500 Global Business Strategies 3 credits (8 weeks)
  2. IBU 610 Negotiations Across Cultures 1.5 credits (4 weeks)
  3. Take 1 of the following :
    • IBU 621 Doing Business in America 1.5 credits (4 weeks)
    • IBU 622 Doing Business in Mexico 1.5 credits (4 weeks)
    • IBU 623 Doing Business in Brazil 1.5 credits (4 weeks)
    • IBU 631 Doing Business in China 1.5 credits (4 weeks)
    • IBU 633 Doing Business in Korea 1.5 credits (4 weeks)
    • IBU 634 Doing Business in India 1.5 credits (4 weeks)
    • IBU 641 Doing Business in the Middle East 1.5 credits (4 weeks)
III. Elective Courses (9 semester credits)
  1. IBU 500 Global Business Communication 3 credits (8 weeks)
  2. OPM 610 Project Management 3 credits (8 weeks)
  3. MGT 610 HR Management 3 credits (8 weeks)
  4. MKT 630 Sales Force Management 3 credits (8 weeks)
  5. STR 600 Strategic Business Plan 3 credits (8 weeks)
  6. STR 601 Strategic Simulation 3 credits (8 weeks)
  7. BIT 600 Big Data Analytics 3 credits (8 weeks, available in 2020)
  8. BIT 610 Platform Business Strategy 3 credits (8 weeks, available in 2020)
  9. BIT 620 AI in Business 3 credits (8 weeks, available in 2020)




Course Descriptions

Visit the Course Descriptions page to read more about each subject matter.

Admissions Requirements

To apply for admission to CALIMT’s MBA program, applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an institution of higher education accredited by an agency recognized by one of the following:

  1. The US Department of Education.
  2. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or an accepted foreign equivalent that is listed in the International Handbook of Universities; or
  3. The government of the country in which the degree was awarded.

For the MBA admissions, applicants are NOT required to submit GRE or GMAT scores. However, non-natives speakers of English must submit an English proficiency exam score, unless they have a degree from an accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction. See Admissions Page for further details.

Completion Requirements

Students are required to meet the following requirements in order to graduate from the online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program.

  1. Successful completion of 36 credits comprised of:
    • 18 credits from I. Business Fundamentals and Business Ethics.
    • 9 credits from II. Global Business: STR 500, IBU 500, IBU 610, & one or more courses from IBU 621-641.
    • 9 credits from III. Elective Courses (Students may substitute 3.0 credits from Global Business “Doing Business in” series: IBU 621-641)
  2. All students are expected to maintain a 3.0 GPA or “B” average throughout their term of study.
  3. Students must meet all academic and financial requirements.
  4. CALIMT does not have a cumulative final test or examination required for the completion of the MBA program.

Graduation Services

Are you ready to graduate? Congratulations! After you have successfully completed your last course, you will receive a notification in regards to your graduation package. The package will include a diploma of your degree and a copy of your official transcript if requested. Please allow four to six weeks to receive your Graduation Package.

Completion Times

Below are examples of scheduled completion times. Please note, any leave of absence or change in a student’s course load may change scheduled completion time.

Student TypeMinimum Program
Completion Time
Maximum Program
Completion Time
Part-Time Student
Taking fewer than 9 credits per trimester
6 Trimesters12 Trimesters
Full-Time Student
Taking 9 or more credits per trimester
3 Trimesters12 Trimesters
Part-Time Student

A part-time student who takes six credits per trimester could complete the MBA program in six trimesters. Example:

Session ASession BSession ASession BSession ASession BSession ASession BSession ASession BSession ASession B
3 credits3 credits3 credits3 credits3 credits3 credits3 credits3 credits3 credits3 credits3 credits3 credits
Full-Time Student

A full-time student who takes nine credits per trimester could complete the MBA program in four trimesters. Example:

Session ASession BSession ASession BSession ASession BSession ASession B
3 credits6 credits3 credits6 credits3 credits6 credits3 credits6 credits

Transferability of Credits and Credentials Earned at CALIMT

The transferability of credits you earn at CALIMT is at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits or degree that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending CALIMT to determine if your credits or degree will transfer. CALIMT has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college.

English Language Test Options (Non-native English speakers only)

CALIMT offers the CollegeBoard Accuplacer ESL Exam Series test, a convenient language test option for students. The Accuplacer exam is a web-based, affordable, untimed, and multiple choices exam to identify your strengths and needs in each subject area.   Why ACCUPLACER?

  • Only $35 to take the exam (compared to $200 for TOEFL).
  • CALIMT administers the exam, so you can schedule to take the exam when you are ready.
  • Offers flexible retake up to 5 times per admission cycle and fee of $10 will be applied to each retake.
  • There’s no time limit on the tests.
  • Free practice tests and study apps are available to help you perform your best.

  ACCUPLACER SAMPLE QUESTIONS & RESOURCES Practice & Prepare: ACCUPLACER Sample Questions Improve your ACCUPLACER score   Scores required for admission to MBA and BBA programs on the College Board Accuplacer ESL Exam Series are as follows:

ESL Language UseScore of 85
ESL ListeningScore of 80
ESL ReadingScore of 85
ESL Sentence MeaningScore of 90
ESL Write placerScore of 4
Comprehensive Score for all examsScore of 350

Grading Policy

It is an integral part of the teaching responsibility of the faculty to provide careful evaluation, timely assignments, and appropriate grades for each enrolled student. In the absence of compelling reasons, such as an error, fraud, or incompetence, the grade determined by the professor of record is to be considered final. Students will receive their grades for a course no later than two weeks after the course has ended. Grades will be released after each session. Late assignments may result in lower grades; this will be determined by the professor. For grading systems prior to Spring Trimester 2015, please contact the Registrar at

Grades + Grade Points (GPA)

Student performance in courses is indicated by one of following grades. Grades carry point value and are used in determining the grade point average (GPA). Point values are as follows:

GradePoint% Definition
B+3.586-89%Very Good
C+2.576-79%Above Average

Academic Calendar

Visit our Academic Calendar page for more details on deadlines, start and end dates.

All Other Policies

For more information on our policies, download our catalog.