Master of Business Administration

The MBA leadership program prepares individuals to embrace significant leadership responsibilities in either the public or private sectors.  Courses help students to understand the challenges and opportunities inherent in a leadership role.  Upon completion of this concentration, the student should be able to apply leadership principles to work with people and processes within a profit or not-for-profit organization.

Concentration Objective

Upon completion of this concentration, the student should be able to apply leadership principles to work with people and processes within a profit or not-for-profit organization.

Concentration Course List

MM6020 Advanced Organizational Behavior 3 credits 6 weeks

This course investigates the importance and impact of individual and organizational behavior upon the culture, climate, and structure of an organization. The practical application of human resource theories in the organization is introduced, emphasizing the relevance of the theories to contemporary events.

MM6060 Theory and Practice of Leadership 3 credits 6 weeks

This course will investigate the importance and impact of leadership on the function and performance of organizations. The topics covered will also include organizing, leading, and controlling groups and organizations, along with a survey of current literature on the topic of leadership.

MM6040 Leading Multi-National Business Ventures 3 credits 6 weeks

This course deals with the challenges of leading multinational enterprises. Areas of study include special challenges for leading international operations, marketing, political and economic risk management, supply chains, cultures, and human resources. It addresses challenges and controversies related to globalization, offshoring, outsourcing, and emerging markets, as well as managing subsidiaries and affiliates in diverse cultures. This course may be replaced with MG6060 International Studies which may be viewed in the Electives Section.

MM6080 Strategic Leadership: For Standard MBA 3 credits 6 weeks

This course includes an examination of the processes and approaches of strategic leadership beginning with the setting of direction through the defining of the organization’s mission and vision. The analysis of the development, implementation, and attainment of measurable strategic goals will include a review of how managers’ evaluate internal and external environments as part of this process.