MBA Program Director, Full-time Faculty position, Business Administration Department

MBA Program Director, Full-time Faculty position, Business Administration Department

About Mount Saint Mary's University:

Mount Saint Mary's is the only women's university in Los Angeles and one of the most diverse in the nation. The University is known nationally for its research on gender equality, its innovative health and science programs, and its commitment to community service. As a leading Catholic liberal arts institution, Mount Saint Mary's provides year-round, flexible and online programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Weekend, evening and graduate programs are offered to gender diverse populations. Mount alums are engaged, active global citizens who use their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their communities and the world. For more information about Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles, visit our website at

Job Description:

The Business Administration Department at Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles invites applicants to apply for a full-time, 11-month faculty appointment as MBA Program Director beginning in August 2019. This position will report to the Chair of the Business Administration Department. The Department is seeking an accomplished business and academic professional to lead our MBA Program.

The MBA Program Director collaborates with faculty, other graduate program directors, the Graduate Dean, Graduate Admissions, and the business community. Building and fostering relationships in the local and global business community is an essential component of the position. The successful applicant will lead the continued development and innovative delivery of graduate level programs in business at the Mount.

Mount Saint Mary's business programs offer Associate, Baccalaureate and Master's in Business Administration (MBA) degrees. The Mount's business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP). Grounded in the Mount's mission and the liberal arts tradition, the Business Administration Department is committed to employing innovative and evidence-based teaching to empower individuals to become socially responsible, global citizens.

Specific Duties

Success as the MBA Program Director requires both academic and administrative expertise. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in teaching. This faculty position requires teaching in the MBA program in the Director's field of business specialization. In addition to excellent teaching, faculty responsibilities include a commitment to active involvement in department and university service, academic advisement, mentoring of students, scholarship, and professional activity. Applicants should also demonstrate strong administrative skills, including speaking and listening competence, ability to work as part of a team, negotiation, conflict resolution, problem-solving, and ability to make effective decisions about the best courses of action. Experience and interest in contributing to and teaching in a diverse campus environment are required.

Specific Responsibilities

Program Planning - Works with the Department Chair and Cohort Advisors on overall program and faculty requirements.

Program Marketing - Supports graduate admissions by participating in activities promoting the program both on and off campus. Comfortable with public speaking at events and in the promotion of the program. Available to meet with perspective students to explain the program and admissions process. Supplies input for the preparation of promotional materials and marketing campaigns.

Admissions - Performs initial admissions evaluation of program applicants. Evaluates incoming applications and transcripts, interviews and makes recommendations on admission to the program.

Enrollment Management - Assists in the recruitment of excellent students into the MBA program. Monitors and manages student enrollment and retention in the MBA program.

Collaboration - Represents the program at the University's Graduate Council meetings and any other committees requiring graduate program input. Interfaces regularly with the Department Chair to fulfill the administrative responsibilities of the program. Collaborates on an on-going basis with the Cohort Advisors to ensure the smooth implementation of all aspects of the program and successful outcomes for each cohort. In addition, collaborates with the Department Chair and department faculty to determine program's equipment needs.

Program Assessment - Works with the Department Chair and faculty to identify and obtain desired, measurable learning outcomes. Provides leadership for the establishment and strengthening of MBA curriculum mapping, assessment, and cyclical program reviews in accordance with ACBSP standards. Reports outcomes to the university Assessment Committee.

Curriculum Development - Works with the Department Chair and faculty on curriculum development.

Faculty Selection - Works with the Department Chair to identify, recruit, select, hire, train, develop and evaluate full-time and adjunct faculty.

Supervision - Oversees administrative support to ensure successful fulfillment of tasks.

Meetings - Meets with the Department Chair and Cohort Advisors regularly to ensure that the curriculum and the program are aligned with predetermined goals and objectives, as well as learning outcomes.

Advisement - Develops and strengthens faculty advising program for MBA students. Advises MBA Foundations students.

Community Liaison - Acts as the face of the MBA program to the business community to solicit funds, contracts, etc. Seeks and participates in business events. Works in accordance with the University Strategic Plan to establish and strengthen visibility and support for the MBA Program.

Public Outreach - Develops activities which bring business, governmental organizations and not for profit organizations to actively develop partnerships and recruitment efforts. Such activities include speaker series, public conferences, forums, etc.

Brand Development - Coordinates with University-wide branding activities.

Consulting Projects - Works with the professional and business community to solicit clients for student capstone consulting projects.

Faculty Development and Training - Works with faculty to provide professional development opportunities and expand the use of technology where appropriate.

Mediation - Meets with students to resolve curriculum and degree completion issues. Mediates and resolves disputes involving faculty members and/or students.

Alumni Outreach - Works with MAPs (MBA Alumni Professionals) to develop networking opportunities as well as direct involvement with the current student body.

Accreditation - Oversees graduate level efforts to maintain business program accreditation. In Collaboration with the Department Chair, provides leadership in the maintenance of ACBSP accreditation.

Performs related duties as assigned.


A doctorate in a business-related field is preferred, with an MBA or equivalent required. Additional requirements include:

5 years teaching experience, preferably at the graduate level
5 years professional experience in a managerial or leadership capacity
Research and publication desired

Applicants should demonstrate commitment to graduate education with experience implementing pedagogically sound practices, both in the classroom and outside of the classroom (i.e. student advising, mentorship, and research/creative work), especially with underrepresented minority (URM) students.

Other Qualifications/Requirements:

If hired in this position, the successful applicant must maintain academically qualified (AQ) or professionally qualified (PQ) status as defined by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).

Applicants must have the ability to work collegially and collaboratively with others.

Applicants must exhibit professionalism, integrity, and ethics at all times.

Applicants must embrace student centricity, diversity, and inclusion in a graduate business program at a leading women's Catholic teaching institution.

Applicants must possess the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities, exercise independent judgment, and work effectively in a fast-paced work environment.

Additional Information:

The Business Administration Department and Mount Saint Mary's University are committed to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty. Applicants with the ability to enrich the intellectual diversity and cultural richness of the department and university are especially encouraged to apply.

Mount Saint Mary's University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. Mount Saint Mary's University is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University. The University is thoroughly committed to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The University will not assist applicants with any visa matters. A background check will be required.

Application Instructions:

Complete the online application.
Include the following attachments:




  • a cover letter describing the applicant's qualifications for the position,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • (un)official transcripts, and
  • three letters of reference.

The search committee will review applications until the position is filled; however, for best consideration, all application materials should be submitted by Monday, July 1, 2019. Failure to submit all requested documents/information shall deem an application to be incomplete and it will not be considered.





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