MBA, Leadership and Change Management Specialization

Admission Requirements No App Fee, No GRE Required
Study Format Online, Open Enrollment


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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.

Your Business Career with a Specialization

Learning Objectives

Concordia University Chicago's MBA specialization and certificate in leadership and change management will build the business fundamentals you need to advance your career while focusing on leading people and organizations. The courses are 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.

Specialization Outcomes

  1. Correlate and critique global mentoring, training, and coaching practices to specific organizational leadership challenges and the impact on the business and stakeholders.
  2. Examine and evaluate transformational leadership strategies and techniques to promote capacity, sustainability, and renewal at all levels of the organization.
  3. Explore and evaluate how leadership styles impact global face-to-face and virtual organizations through effective use of communication and technology to inform strategic planning and decision-making.
  4. Analyze and synthesize descriptions and conditions for diagnosing organizational change culture, agenda, processes, and practices providing management the guidance to execute and lead organizational change.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in use of technology to make and evaluate data driven decisions.

Career Possibilities

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

Demand for MBA Graduates

According to the Graduate Management Admission Council® survey of 185 companies in 33 countries worldwide, 87-percent of employers plan to maintain (43%) or increase (43%) headcounts for new MBA hires. Forty-one respondents are affiliated with companies in the Fortune 500, and include 22 from Fortune 100 firms.         



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