Personalized, career-focused education on campus or online.
Business management requires more than basic operational oversight and competency in the many facets of organizations. Successful leaders communicate with a high level of credibility and demonstrate effective strategic thinking through their actions. Our curriculum provides opportunities to
develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving and strategic planning through deep exploration of the fundamentals of business, organizational dynamics, interpersonal relationships and the universal laws of systems. As a result, graduates will be well equipped
for career advancement and for bringing their professional goals and aspirations into fruition.
At a Glance
Applicants are required to have a bachelor's degree (business coursework is not required) with a cumulative grade point of 2.5 or better and a minimum of two years professional full-time work experience. A 750-word essay is required for application. The GMAT is not required.
NOTE: If you have a strong interest in the Leadership MBA program, but don’t have the requisite employment experience, please contact an admissions counselor.
The courses in this MBA Leadership program allow you to develop leadership skills at a variety of operational levels.
Courses are grouped into four levels. Each level must be completed before progressing to the next level. There is no thesis requirement for this MBA program. Current students can find a
full schedule of what is offered. Students who elect to enroll in two courses per each of the five scheduled terms and successfully complete the coursework, may be able to complete their graduate degree in as little as 18 months.
Level 1: Leading Context-understanding the levels of the system-the individual, the organizational and the institutional.
MB500: Business/Organizational Dynamics
MB540: The Economy as a System
MB642: Systems Thinking
Level 2: Leading Relationships-influence is in the relationships one is able to develop at the intrapersonal, interpersonal, community and societal levels.
MB530: Ethical, Social & Environmental Responsibility
MB650: Cross-Cultural Leadership
Level 3: Leading Sustainability-sustainable competitive advantage requires sound decision-making, improvement of quality, and innovation.
MB505: Knowledge-Based Decision Making
MB560: Quality Leadership
MB641: Statistical Thinking
MB643: Leadership: Order & Change
Level 4: Leading Strategically-continued viability of the organization requires the insight and foresight that ensures the organization realizes an improved future in its strategies for success.
MB510: Financial Principles & Policy
MB550: Corporate Strategic Leadership
MB651: Strategic Leadership of Human Capital
MB660: Economics: Past, Present & Future
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of PittsburghMPA, Pennsylvania State UniversityBA, Millersville University
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M.I.A., Columbia University B.A., Dartmouth College
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Janet chose the MBA program because it was flexible, highly regarded, and offered her the ability to focus her program around her personal goals and career interests.
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Kim, a mother and full time worker, chose the program because she could do it at her own pace, which was important to her for business and was how she was able to apply it to her career.
competition is expected in management positions because the prestige
and high compensation of these jobs attract a substantial number of
executives are among the highest paid workers; however, long hours,
considerable travel, and intense pressure to succeed are common.
The exact nature of the responsibilities of top executives
varies, but many possess not only considerable experience but an MBA degree as
well. Leadership capabilities are paramount.
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