California Pacific University was founded in 1976 under the qualitative standards mandated by the 1977 Educational Reform Act. It is mandated to provide off-campus, distance learning educational programs to adults settled in a career or a profession in business management and administration who wish to upgrade their educational attainments for career advancement.
Located in Escondido, it was the first institution approved by the State of California to offer academic degree programs without residency requirements. The available academic programs in California Pacific University include Doctorate in Business Administration, Doctorate in Philosophy, Master in Business Administration and three other master degree programs. A degree in Bachelor in Business Administration is available for those requiring a baccalaureate degree.
The University continues to be a leader in distance learning degree programs for business professionals offering a wide array of online classes. The program does not interfere or remove the business professional from his work environment. Rather, the program is designed to provide the student with a dynamic learning experience amidst his daily work activities towards renewed understanding of business concepts and practices.
Courses are designed around case studies, research, projects, term papers, and formal examinations. Concepts, theories and business practices are taught in a graduated systematic manner, proceeding from less difficult to more difficult subject matter.
The tuition for a ten course M.B.A. at California Pacific costs $4,450. An M.B.A. that is regionally accredited and can be fully completed online may cost around $17,000 depending upon credit hours accumulated. Students can check online to determine which course is right for them.