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Faculty | Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Jake Aguas

  • Associate Professor of Management

  • M.A., Organizational Leadership, Biola University
  • B.A., Economics, University of California, Los Angeles

With over 25 years of experience in the banking and market research industries, Jake has held leadership positions with two Fortune 100 companies and one of the country's top-polling firms. Jake was actively involved in the JPMorgan Chase and Washington Mutual Bank merger, the largest conversion in U.S. financial services history at the time. He has been recognized by the California State...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Principles of Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management
  • Capstone for Business Management
  • Human Capital Management

MBA courses at Biola University:

  • Management Theory and Practice
  • The Innovative Leader

Research Interests

  • Megatrends shaping the global business environment
  • Human Resources and employee development
  • Generation Z
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Cross-Cultural Leadership

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David Bourgeois

  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Crowell School of Business
  • Associate Professor of Information Systems and Business Analytics

  • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
  • M.S., California State University, Fullerton
  • B.S., Biola University

David T. Bourgeois is the associate dean for undergraduate programs in the Crowell School of Business. Dave graduated from Biola with a degree in mathematics in 1987. For the next 15 years, he worked in the information systems field with four different companies, including two Fortune 500 companies, experiencing many different roles within this field: systems analyst, programmer, project...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Management Information Systems
  • Business Analytics
  • Advanced Business Analytics

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Business Intelligence and Data Analysis

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Les Harman III

  • Associate Professor of Marketing

  • M.S., California State University, San Francisco
  • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.S., California State University, San Diego

Professor Harman’s teaching philosophy is to have students engage the local community and learn relational and marketing strategies through real world projects with local clients. For the last 15 years, Harman has run a small business IMG (Integrity Marketing Research Services) that specializes in conducting in-depth interviews, focus groups and comprehensive survey projects for non-profit...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Introduction to Marketing Practical Application
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business Internship
  • Business to Business Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing for Non-profit Organizations
  • Capstone for Marketing

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Nonprofit Management

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Randy Markley

  • Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance

  • DBA, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida
  • MPA, University of Southern California
  • MBA, University of La Verne
  • B.A., University of La Verne

Markley is an associate professor of accounting and finance at the Crowell School of Business. With a career in business spanning three decades, Markley has held several executive positions overseeing the financial, operational and business development for both public and private corporations. Markley received a B.A. in Business and an MBA from the University of La Verne. He also earned an...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Business Finance
  • Advanced Financial Management and Control

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Business Finance
  • Organizational Financial Policy
  • Government and Nonprofit Accounting

Research Interests

  • Best practices in finance and accounting pedagogy
  • Financial analytics to improve forecasting
  • Aligning incentives in the supply chain by applying cost accounting principles

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Jeff McHugh

  • Associate Professor

  • Ed.D, Organizational Change and Leadership, University of Southern California
  • C.M.A
  • M.B.A. Finance/Marketing, University of Southern California
  • B.A. Economics, Stanford University

Jeff McHugh’s business experience includes 34 years at Beckman Coulter, a Fortune 500 medical device manufacturer, human resources, manufacturing, finance, marketing, sales and general management. Over the final 15 years of his career at Beckman, McHugh was the Vice President West Zone Commercial Operations, Vice President National Accounts, Vice President Americas Commercial Operations and...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Leadership and Change
  • Capstone for Management Concentration
  • High-Performance Leadership

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Management Strategy
  • Organizational Change and Leadership

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Helen Mitchell

  • Assistant Professor of Leadership and Ethics
  • Director, Talbot Center for Faith, Work and Economics

  • M.A., Biblical and Theological Studies, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
  • M.A., Organizational Leadership, Biola University
  • B.S., Marketing, Arizona State University

Helen Mitchell comes to Biola University as a leadership and strategy coach, speaker, and author. She is an ethics and leadership professor in the Crowell School of Business and is the director of the Talbot Center for Faith, Work and Economics at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. Mitchell has been sought out as an expert to incorporate and apply faith, work and economics...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Organizational Ethics
  • Business Ethics

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Biblical Management and Ethics
  • Organizational Change and Leadership

Research Interests

  • Faith and Work Integration
  • Leadership

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Lari Mobley

  • MBA and MM Chair, Crowell School of Business
  • Associate Professor of Marketing

  • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
  • M.B.A., Biola University
  • M.A., Loma Linda University
  • B.A., Loma Linda University

Lari Mobley chairs the Crowell School of Business MBA program and teaches in the areas of marketing, advertising and entrepreneurship. Mobley completed her doctorate degree in management with a marketing emphasis, and focused her research on co-creation of value through the lens of generational theory. She also has over 20 years of experience working in advertising, primarily as an account...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Promotions
  • Capstone for Marketing Management

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Marketing from the Management Perspective
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Managing Emerging Enterprises

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Steve Rundle

  • Professor of International Business

  • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A., Claremont Graduate School
  • B.A., California State University, Northridge

Steven Rundle, professor of economics and international business, focuses his teaching and research on the intersection between international economics and world mission. He has published two books: Great Commission Companies: The Emerging Role of Business in Missions and Economic Justice in a Flat World: Christian Perspectives on Globalization. Rundle is the advisor for the International...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Global Business Environment
  • Business as Mission

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Business as Mission

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Mark Saucy

  • Director, Talbot Kyiv Extension
  • Professor and Co-Chair, Department of Theology

  • Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Biola College

Mark Saucy's interests lie primarily in the areas of systematic and biblical theology. Before coming to Talbot he and his family served as missionaries for 13 years with SEND International in Kyiv, Ukraine, assigned to encourage and develop theological education in Eurasia. Living in Ukraine also stimulated an interest in patristics and comparative theology with the Eastern Orthodox Church....

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Wlamir Xavier

  • Associate Professor of International Business & Finance

  • Post-Doctorate in Business Administration, Fundação Getúlio Vargas
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration and Tourism, UNIVALI University
  • M.Sc. in Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina
  • Finance Graduate Certificate, Texas Tech University Lubbock
  • Management Graduate Certificate, PUC
  • Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering, Military Engineering Institute

Wlamir Xavier is an associate professor of international business and finance at Biola University. His research focuses on the business group phenomenon in emerging countries, corporate governance, and non-marketing strategies. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Paris Dauphine, the Wharton School, the Copenhagen Business School, the University of La Sabana, Colombia, and...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • International Finance
  • International Business Capstone Course
  • Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Global Business Environment

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Managing Emerging Enterprises

Research Interests

  • Finance
  • Strategy
  • International Business
  • Research Methods

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