Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Leadership

Grand Canyon University's Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Leadership program provides students with the capacity for transformational leadership through the application of business practices. While this program has a heavy focus on the key elements of managing a business, it also focuses on the communication, organizational development and human resources skills necessary to manage people.

The program prepares students to compete for critical leadership roles in current and future organizations through coursework that addresses leadership theory, problem solving, organizational leadership, self-leadership and highly effective teams. Students in this program are encouraged to be informed critical thinkers and decision makers through active research and the application of quantitative methods that transform raw data into useful information.

Students of the MBA with an Emphasis in Leadership degree explore the nature of business leadership. Models and theories will be examined through a broad variety of insights and viewpoints, and will provide a description and analysis of these approaches to leadership. Special attention is given to how the models can improve leadership in real-world organizations. This program also examines the behavioral forces and relationships that influence organizational effectiveness and change. Intervention strategy and application skills are another focus of this program.

The MBA with an Emphasis in Leadership degree explores a broad range of business topics and principles including the key concepts of leadership and strategic management. Students will discuss formulation and execution strategies within organizations and how to stay competitive in a global marketplace. The program highlights the impact of the global economy on organizational decision making, planning and sourcing of organizational resources. Students draw upon interpersonal skills to address each practice, as well as to comprehend the influence that diverse cultures have on it. The use of telecommunications, emerging technologies and e-commerce applications combine with essential business principles that encompass finance, accounting, economics, marketing and management, providing students with the capacity to lead and manage business enterprises both effectively and ethically.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:


The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.


The convenience of GCUs evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals. Evening classes meet once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom, filled with career minded individuals. Evening class sizes are kept small, providing a warm nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. Classes begin frequently at various locations.

Online and Evening program disclosures      

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.