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.

Program Disclosure

Category Non-Traditional Traditional
Books & Supplies (Per Program) $1,045 $1,410
Tuition & Fees (Per Program) $30,250 $22,210
Room & Board (Per Program, If Applicable) $3,285
On Time Graduation Rate 81% N/A
Median Private Loan Debt $0 N/A
Median TIV Loan Debt $38,400 N/A
Median Institutional Financing Plan Debt N/A N/A

Program SOC

Occupations
General and Operations Managers
Sales Managers
Administrative Services Managers
General and Operations Managers
Management Analysts
  1. It is the policy of the University to collect and remit sales, use, excise and/or gross receipts taxes in compliance with state and local taxing jurisdiction regulations which require the University to remit tax where applicable. These regulations vary by location. Please note: It is also the policy of the University to require payment of sales, use, excise, and/or gross receipts tax. Payment of tax is ultimately the student's financial responsibility to the University regardless of financing arrangements. Per Hawaii requirements: It is hereby stated that students residing in the State of Hawaii will be charged Hawaii General Excise Tax on all transactions. Students living in the District of Oahu will be charged 4.5%. Students residing in other Hawaii districts will be charged 4.0%.
  2. Book costs are based on an average. Costs may increase or decrease depending on electronic availability or publisher's book costs.
  3. Room and board costs may be higher or lower depending on housing and meal plan choice. This number is based on an average for students on campus.
  4. Some Non-Traditional programs may be offered on the ground campus or on-line.
  5. N/A identifies that a program is not offered in that modality or that fewer than 10 students graduated within the reported timeframe.
  6. Tuition and Fees for each program are based on current rates. Future Tuition and Fee Rates may vary. Tuition was calculated using the number of credit hours in the program times the current tuition rate and includes the Graduation Fee. Full time students enrolled at a program taken at the main campus include a Student Activity Fee, charged every semester. Online programs include a one time Learning Management Fee. Some programs may also include additional fees based on course materials.
  7. On-time graduation rates and median loan debt are based on students who graduated in the 2011-2012 award year.
  8. Not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities.
  9. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

Online/Evening program disclosures

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