Concordia University (Irvine) Profile

Founded in 1976, Concordia University Irvine (CUI) is a leading private liberal arts university located in Turtle Rock, California (USA). It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

The School of Business and Professional Studies at Concordia University offers a number of programs in Finance / Accounting, Management, Marketing, Sports Management, MBA, Master in International Studies.

The Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS) program allows students to combine an academic study of Chinese culture with the practical work experience in China. MAIS graduates are prepared for careers in Global Marketing & Consulting; Multinational Import/Export; Entrepreneurial Ventures; and more.

CUI offers the MBA in Business Practice which is a total of 40 credit unit program (20 Core Classes and 20 Electives). Core Courses include Innovative Management & Leadership; Accounting for Business Process; Marketing Projects, Products & Services; etc. GMAT test score is not required for admission to the MBA program.

The university also offers online degree programs such as the Master of Arts in Education which can be studied entirely online; there are no residency requirements. Students can login from anywhere with an internet connection. The program can be completed in 24 months. Program Curriculum includes Research in Education; Community of Learners; School, Community & Family; Leadership in Education; Brain Based Teaching & Learning; etc.

CUI offers accelerated degree completions programs for those who want to obtain their B.A. while working full time. They offer both fully online as well as hybrid (online and classroom) courses; students can finish their BA programs in as little as 16 months. The BA programs are offered in Business and Liberal Arts as well as a second degree BSN program. The BA in Applied Liberal Arts program has two emphases: business and education. The BA in Business Administration & Leadership program is designed for those who want a degree with a strong business emphasis and it is a great foundation for an MBA program. The Second Degree Accelerated BSN Program is designed for those who already have a Baccalaureate degree and want to change their professional career.


- Ranked 45th among the Tier 1 Master's Universities in the West (US News & World Report 2010).

1530 Concordia West
Irvine, California