MBA, Leadership and Change Management

Study Format Online, On Campus

This two-year MBA is offered in these three formats:

  • 100% online
  • 100% on campus
  • Blend of online and on-campus classes.
Program Length 39 credits, 2 years


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Were you born to lead? The current economic environment requires successful businesses to use resources creatively and effectively. There is an increasing need for leaders who can guide an organization in adapting to changing environments and consumer needs. Many businesses seek out managers with strong leadership skills who adjust well in a changing environment.

Learning Objectives

Concordia University Chicago's MBA with a concentration in leadership and change management will build the business fundamentals you need to advance your career while focusing on leading people and organizations. The program is designed to help students understand the value of an array of leadership theories, the intercultural impact of leadership practice, and the intricacies of facilitating strategic change. Students develop servant leadership, interpersonal, and influencing skills to effectively shape group change. Graduates will successfully champion systemic change while achieving their organization’s mission.

Career Possibilities

  • Executive leadership: CEO, CMO, COO
  • Marketing manager
  • Entrepreneur/Small-business owner
  • Human resource manager
  • Global manager
  • Consultant

Career Outlook

Employment of top executives is projected to grow 11% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth will vary by industry and is impacted by industry growth rate. Top executives face strong competition for jobs.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2012 median pay for chief executives was $168,140.

In May 2012, the median annual salary for general and operations managers was $95,440.

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