The 3rd LARGEST MBA PROGRAM in the Bay Area by number of enrollment
At Lincoln, we pride ourselves both on the quality of our education and its relevance in today's professional world. Each program within the university is designed to ensure that all of the acquired knowledge and skills will be valuable to its graduates, providing a practical and solid foundation for the student's future. We make sure that every part of our students' education serves a purpose and brings them closer to accomplishing their professional goals.
Since its founding in 1919, the university has chosen to deliver the best, custom-fit education to the select few, rather than provide the widest range of subjects and cater to the widest possible audience. Lincoln begins with a highly competent faculty and the most useful educational programs, and mentors each student all the way to graduation.
Lincoln University has become a truly global university due to its diverse multicultural student body and faculty. Located in a powerful international hub - the San Francisco Bay Area - it provides a multitude of invaluable learning opportunities. Because a successful career in the 21st century requires deep understanding of international relations and the impact of globalization, Lincoln is well-positioned to give its students a competitive advantage in business and professional fields worldwide.
Master of Business Administration degree program
The MBA at Lincoln University is designed to develop broad managerial competence to enable graduates to cope with a wide variety of business situations appropriate to their diverse backgrounds. The Lincoln University MBA program upholds a strong international focus. In order to fulfill the overall mission, emphasis is placed throughout the program on the development of the individual through the concentration on basic disciplines and skills as well as specific subject areas. The MBA is designed for those who have the motivation to pursue graduate-level work in business administration, regardless of the areas of their previous studies. The required courses are limited to the traditional "foundation" and "core" areas in order to permit students the widest possible electives choice to tailor the program to individual needs. This approach is consistent with the previously stated educational objectives. The availability of a representative selection of courses in related areas of computer science, economics, social science and humanities extends the opportunities for matching the curriculum with individual background and interests.
MBA degree program curriculum
The Lincoln University MBA is a structured degree program requiring a minimum of 36 graduate credits for the graduation. This includes credits for 7 core courses; 12 elective concentration courses; and a research project or internship report or an elective course and the comprehensive examination. Concentrations are offered in International business, finance management and investment banking, general business, management information systems, marketing management.
MBA degree program core courses
Core courses include the followings;
Business Research Methodology
Organization Behavior and Administration
Managerial Accounting and Financial Control
Business Strategy and Decision-making.
MBA internship report and research project
The internship report consists of a proposal to improve a business activity at the internship site. The research project involves studying a business problem or practice or conducting original research on a theory.
The International Business (IB) concentration is designed to train students in areas relevant to international management such as the legal and political aspects of international business, import/export management, and international banking.
Finance Management and Investment Banking
The Finance Management and Investments (FMI) concentration emphasizes various aspects of American and international finances. Stress is on the use of finance as a management tool.
The General Business (GB) concentration provides courses in small business and general business in both human and quantitative aspects, suitable for the future general manager.
Human Resources Management
The Human Resources Management (HRM) concentration provides courses in human and psychological aspects, which are important for the future human resource managers.
Management Information Systems
The Management Information Systems (MIS) concentration emphasizes management, design, development, and operation of information systems.
The Marketing Management (MM) concentration provides marketing courses for different business areas. Also covers consumer behavior, sales and supply chain management, with special attention to marketing research methods.
Master of Science (MS) degree program
Lincoln University offers the Master of Science in International Business (MS in IB) and the Master of Science in Finance Management (MS in FM) degrees. The programs are designed to develop broad competence and to enable graduates to operate in a wide variety of business situations appropriate to their specialty. The Lincoln University MS programs uphold a strong international focus. In order to fulfill the overall mission, emphasis is placed throughout on important disciplines and skills as well as specific subject areas.
The MS degrees are designed for those qualified students who have an undergraduate and/or graduate degree in business and desire to acquire professional-level skills and knowledge in a specific business discipline. The programs academic structure includes required core courses and a set of elective concentration courses, all of which support the student’s efforts to gain an in-depth and applied understanding of the business area they have chosen for their continuing professional and career growth. The availability of a broad selection of special elective courses provides students with the opportunity to tailor their degree program to their academic backgrounds and career interests. Students with undergraduate or graduate business degrees will be required to get 36 credits in semester units of courses in order to earn the MS degrees. Students with an undergraduate and/or graduate degree in fields other than business will be required to complete foundation courses, which may add up to 18 additional units to the programs graduation requirements. Appropriate adjustments based on individual applicant backgrounds may lead to somewhat different requirements.
Master of science in International Business
The MS in International Business degree program enables students with undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in business to gain an in-depth and applied understanding of the complexities and functions of international management professionals in a globally competitive and rapidly changing business and economic environment. This specialized degree program is designed to address major managerial, economic and strategic planning issues facing multinational firms such as product development and competitive strategies, protecting raw material sources, foreign direct investment risks, technological change, and managing globally diverse businesses and organizations. The coursework supporting this program draws heavily on actual business firms’ international management practice and experience and the distinctive differences between operating a purely domestic versus a global or international business. This program prepares students upon graduation to assume management-level positions, which require an understanding of the diverse management skills and knowledge necessary to provide effective leadership and vision required to successfully guide the development and management of a complex network of global operations. Students graduating from this degree program are expected to have a demonstrable set of skills and knowledge that makes them very attractive employment candidates for business firms seeking new international management-level talent.
Master of science in finance management degree
The MS in Finance Management degree program enables students with undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in business to gain an in-depth and applied understanding of the complexities and functions of finance professionals in a globally competitive and rapidly changing business and economic environment. This specialized degree program is designed to address major financial issues facing multinational firms such as capital sourcing, foreign and domestic investment risk, financial performance assessment, and financial forecasting and planning. The coursework supporting this program draws heavily on actual business firms’ financial practice and experience and the distinctive differences between operating a purely domestic versus a global or international business. This program prepares students upon graduation to assume management-level positions, which require an understanding of the tools and techniques used in sophisticated financial analysis, planning and forecasting as well as current business financial functions and practice. Students graduating from this degree program are expected to have a demonstrable set of skills and knowledge that makes them very attractive employment candidates for business firms seeking new financial management-level talent.
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
The undergraduate Business Administration program provides an integrated interdisciplinary education. Students receive a solid foundation in the principal functional areas of a modern commercial enterprise, as well as concentrated advanced preparation in an area of their choice. Thus, the graduate is well prepared for the challenges and responsibilities of today's business world. Of particular benefit to students and their future employers is the strong international focus of the program. This comes not only from the world-conscious course offerings, but from interaction with fellow students. Students in the business program come from over 40 different countries, representing most regions of the world.
The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BA in BA) Program consists of 125 units, containing 45 units of General Education and three major parts: general business administration courses, courses from an area of concentration, and elective courses. All undergraduate business students are required to complete the 44-unit general business administration (GBA) requirements. This program enables students to gain a comprehensive business background in the principal areas of business operations.
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Diagnostic Imaging
The Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Imaging Degree program at Lincoln University emphasizes the necessity of professional development and life-long learning. It includes academic activities and externships that enable graduates to develop a knowledge base for the use of diagnostic ultrasound imaging and echocardiography equipment for testing of the human body. The program also provides students with the knowledge of clinical skills, problem-solving abilities, and interpersonal skills.
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Diagnostic Imaging Degree consists of 45 units of General Education, 16 units of Core, 34 units of General Ultrasound, 21 units of a Concentration and Elective courses, and 6 units of Externships supervised by certified advisors. Students may choose one of three concentrations, and will be eligible to perform clinical practice in two externship rotations.
Upon completion of the program, students should be able to examine patients at various medical facilities, perform ultrasound procedures, and manage and direct operations in ultrasound labs.
The Board of Trustees Scholarship
Entering and continuing students with superior academic records are eligible to apply for a Board of Trustees Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded from funds provided by the University. The Board of Trustees Scholarship is credited to the student’s account covering up to two semesters’ full-time tuition. Miscellaneous fees for these semesters will be borne by the student. The application procedure involves submission of transcripts, a Board of Trustees Scholarship Application Form, which can be obtained from the Admissions Office, two letters of recommendation, and a brief essay. The awards will be given on the basis of academic excellence and potential to become an outstanding student at Lincoln University. Students must submit a completed application form and all required documentation at least one month before the beginning of a semester. The Lincoln University Scholarship Committee will interview applicants, select winners and announce them before the semester begins.
Financial aid at Lincoln University includes the William D. Ford Direct Loan.
Lincoln University’s open admissions policy allows applicants to submit up to 15 days before the start of each semester. Application processing time generally takes 7-10 days. General admission requirements include an application form, a $75 non-refundable application fee, official high school transcripts, official college transcripts, a passport-size photograph, and a photocopy of an identification document. Additional information is required for some degree programs and groups of applicants.
Expert faculty members
Lincoln University employs expert faculty members from diverse cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds. They are highly skilled teachers, mentors, practitioners, and researchers who support students in achieving their academic and professional goals.
Student life at Lincoln University
Of Lincoln University’s 1,245-member student body, 70 percent are international students. Therefore, the university is committed to providing programs and services that help each student grow culturally, intellectually, and socially. To this end, it assists students with locating housing, obtaining professional counseling and emotional support, and securing employment. It also provides individual career counseling and workshops on job search topics such as resume writing and interviewing techniques. In addition, LU provides many co-curricula activities including student clubs; lectures and presentations; English, art, and yoga classes; and parties, movie nights, and tours of educational, cultural, and social institutions in San Francisco Bay Area.
Location & Contact
401 15th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Dr. Marshall Burak
Director of Graduate Programs
Ms. Reenu Shrestha
Assistant to the President
Degrees & Awards
- Degrees Offered
- Major Degree Levels Offered
Human Resource Management
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) [Human Resources Management ]
Master of Business Administration (MBA) [Human Resources Management ]
- Finance And Investments Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) [Finance and Banking ]
- General Business Master of Business Administration (MBA) [Business Administration and Management ]
Master of Business Administration (MBA) [International Business ]
Master of Science (MS) [International Business ]
- Finance Management And Investments Master of Business Administration (MBA) [Investment Management]
- Management Information Systems Master of Business Administration (MBA) [Management Information Systems ]
- Finance Management Master of Science (MS) [Finance and Banking ]
- Degrees Awarded
- Master's Degrees 109
- Doctoral Degrees 1
- First Professional Degrees Not reported
- Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
- * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
- Earning Your Degree
- Part-time study available? Yes
- Evening/weekend programs available? No
- Distance learning programs available? No
- Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
- Degree Requirements
- Master's Degrees Research project (thesis), internship report, or comprehensive exam
- Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required
- First Professional Degrees Not reported
- Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
- Acceptance Rate
- Applied 800
- Accepted 570
- Acceptance Rate 71
- Enrolled 81
- Application Fee - Domestic $75
- Application Fee - International $75
- Electronic applications accepted? Yes
- Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
- Application Deadlines
- Type Domestic International Priority Date
- Fall deadline August 7th July 14th Not Reported
- Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
- Spring deadline November 30th October 31st Not Reported
- Entrance Requirements
- Master's Degreesminimum GPA of 2.7
- Doctoral's DegreesGMAT (minimum score: 550), GRE (minimum score: 1000), or equivalent test results (waived for master's degree with minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3)
- First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
- Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
- International DegreesTOEFL recommended, TOEFL iBT, IELTS recommended, IELTS paper based, TOEFL (minimum score 525 paper-based; 71 iBT) or IELTS (minimum score 5.5) for MBA; TOEFL (minimum score 550 paper-based; 79 iBT) or IELTS (minimum score 6) for DBA
Tuition & Fees
- Tuition & Fees *
- Tuition & FeesNot Reported
- *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
- Financial Support
- Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
- Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
- Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Scholarship and/or loans
- Total Graduate Students545
- Female Percentage40%
- Male Percentage60%
- Total Graduate Students545
- Part-time Percentage1%
- Full-time Percentage99%
- Hispanic / Latino0%
- Black / African American0%
- White / Caucasian1%
- American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
- Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
- Two or more races0%
- Unknown or International Student98%
- Faculty Breakdown
- Total Faculty29
- Full-time Percentage45%
- Part-time Percentage55%
- Female Percentage14%
- Male Percentage86%