Program Details

Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Leadership

Offered By: Colangelo College of Business
Next Start Date:
Program Now Enrolling
Approx. Course Length:
Online: 8 weeks [More Info]
Total Program Credits:
54 Credits
Transfer Credits:
Up to 12 credits or 1/3 of the program

Overview

Earn Your Master's Degree in Leadership

Develop the confidence and decisiveness of an executive leader. In our Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in Leadership degree program, you learn the principles of conducting and building your business, while the emphasis in leadership option prepares you to lead your team. In this program, offered by the Colangelo College of Business, you cultivate the skills and traits to ethically help you drive effective change, production and growth.

This MBA in leadership program includes a range of topics relevant to 21st corporations. Review the fundamentals of business, including finance, accounting, economics and quantitative studies, in addition to operations management. In small dynamic learning environments, you evaluate departmental functions from a managerial stance and discuss innovative strategies with expert faculty and professionals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Final coursework guides you through best practices that help you maneuver through development, growth and change stages in your organization.

Degree Outcomes

Study Servant Leadership

In this leadership degree program, you gain an understanding of business, administration and leadership. Review the components that differentiate servant leaders and the process to create an interdependent, productive system. Explore leadership communication and strategies that build synergy amongst members, develop a strong organizational culture and build a high performing organization.

What You Will Learn

MBA Leadership Curriculum

The MBA in leadership explores a wide range of topics and learning objectives:

  • Managerial accounting concepts and procedures for internal reporting, cost behavior, systems, budgeting and performance evaluation
  • Financial business decisions, including forecasting, development of proformas, management of working capital and fundraising
  • Leadership models and theories evaluated through a variety of insights and viewpoints
  • Fostering and promoting ethical and socially responsible business practices
  • Planning, executing and defining strategies within organizations

Career Outcomes

Promote Your Career with Advanced Leadership Skills

This Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Leadership degree provides you with the skills necessary to develop and gain self-confidence in your leadership. Typical careers for graduates with an MBA in leadership include corporate executives, managers, directors or leaders in all types of business or service organizations.

Course List

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Major:
54 credits
Total Degree Requirements:
54 credits

Program Core Courses

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students for the graduate learning experience at Grand Canyon University. Students have opportunities to develop and strengthen the skills necessary to succeed as graduate students in the College of Business. Emphasis is placed on utilizing the tools for graduate success.

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the College of Business, key concepts of leadership, and an overview of how the science of organizational behavior contributes to effective leaders and managers.

Course Description

This course is designed for individuals who are preparing for more advanced coursework in accounting and for students who have not had accounting in undergraduate work. Topics covered include the principles and practices of financial accounting and the fundamentals of managerial accounting, such as cost behavior and budgeting. The course covers accounting theories using computational examples, and homework is problem solving.

Course Description

This course is designed for individuals who are preparing for more advanced coursework in accounting and is designed for students who have not had finance in undergraduate work. Topics covered include financial analysis, financial planning, asset evaluation, capital structure, and working capital management.

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to prepare students in mathematical, probability, and statistical concepts for their upcoming studies in quantitative methods. The course is intended for those students who have not had any prior statistical education, although students who have had statistics should also consider taking the course as a refresher.

Course Description

This courses introduces microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts that are relevant to contemporary business. Emphasis is placed on using economic data for business decision making.

Course Description

This course is a study in the quantitative tools and techniques used to model business functions and applications. Emphasis is placed on how to set up models, and how to interpret and apply their results. Prerequisite: SYM-506.

Course Description

Management of the marketing function, market environmental analysis, and marketing planning, strategy, and control are fundamentals of marketing management. The course examines the marketing process, marketing research, product development innovation and diffusion, pricing strategy, distribution value drain, advertising and promotion, and strategic marketing issues. Emphasis is placed on case study analysis and current academic research with a marketing plan as a significant curriculum component.

Course Description

This course covers managerial accounting concepts and procedures for internal reporting, including the study of cost behavior, cost systems, budgeting, and performance evaluation. Coursework includes case studies, group projects, and class discussion. Prerequisite: ACC-502.

Course Description

Operations Management examines managerial concepts and strategies relating to the management of operations in both manufacturing and service environments. Emphasis is placed on methods to streamline and drive inefficiencies out of a firm’s internal processes to build a highly efficient organization. The course also focuses on external processes by examining ways to achieve greater supply chain integration with suppliers and customers. Quantitative and qualitative methods and tools are introduced and applied. Prerequisite: SYM-506.

Course Description

This course discusses elements of business financial decisions, including financial forecasting and development of proformas, management of working capital, capital budgeting, capital structure, and raising funds in capital markets. Prerequisite: FIN-504.

Course Description

This course examines the definition, formulation, and execution of strategy within organizations. There is specific emphasis on the role of innovation and leadership in strategic management and an organization’s ability to achieve and sustain competitive advantage. Prerequisites: MGT-605, MKT-607, ACC-650, and FIN-650.

Course Description

This course explores the nature of business leadership models and theories, examines these models through a broad variety of insights and viewpoints, and provides a description and analysis of these approaches to leadership, giving special attention to how the models can improve leadership in real-world organizations.

Course Description

This course is an exploration of the behavioral forces and relationships that influence organizational effectiveness and change. Topics include the study of intervention strategy and application skills.

Faculty Bios

Program Locations

Online

Online

Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Evening

Evening

Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.

Online and Evening program disclosures

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