Develop the skills to succeed in business in an era marked by one constant: change. The Master of Business Administration in Leadership program is designed for those who want to lead organizational change, manage people effectively or launch a sustainable new venture amid the challenges of an increasingly complex business landscape. Build upon personal experience by using examples from your own relationships and workplaces. You'll learn proven strategies and tactics that can inspire individuals, teams and organizations to reach their full potential.
SNHU's MBA program is one of the most affordable MBAs in the nation and can be completed in just over a year. The MBA in Leadership degree coursework by design is readily applicable to your real-world challenges. Develop projects that serve your business needs while simultaneously becoming a stronger, more capable leader.
Taught by business-savvy educators, SNHU's online MBA in Leadership program provides added value for a broad range of positions in a variety of organizational structures from the corporate world to nonprofits and educational institutions. The program combines best practices with research and real-world case studies for a focused examination of communication for leadership, leading change and psychology of leadership.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your online MBA in Leadership at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Considering the rapid change pervasive in today's marketplace, strong leadership skills are increasingly essential to the development of successful organizations. The MBA in Leadership degree takes your innate leadership skills to a higher level, preparing you for a broad range of positions, including:
MBA in Leadership graduates will find relevant opportunities across private and public sectors, particularly in corporations, nonprofits, education, service organizations, healthcare, government agencies, marketing and information technology.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports job prospects for MBA in Leadership graduates will continue to grow through 2026. Employment for training and development managers is projected to increase 10%, while employment of sales managers will increase 7%. *Demand for top executives will rise by 8% by 2026.*
SNHU's online MBA in Leadership program is built around a traditional MBA curriculum. The nine core courses provide a solid foundation in such areas as managerial accounting, marketing strategies and quantitative analysis for decision-making. The three concentration courses are designed to leverage your current skill set in preparation for a leadership role. The Responsible Corporate Leadership and Strategic Management courses in the core add additional depth in the organizational leadership area. Students with non-business academic backgrounds may be required to take foundation courses.
SNHU MBA students can also pursue a graduate certificate beyond the standard degree program, which allows you to list another significant credential on your resume with minimal additional coursework (typically at a reduced credit load, depending on the electives selected).
This course aims to prepare students for a variety of leadership roles in dynamic organizations and environments. Students will analyze key aspects of leadership, relationships, and organizations such as: organizational culture, conflict in interpersonal and organizational settings, organizational roles and socialization, power in personal and professional relationships, and group communication theories. Students will contend with these concepts from a personal standpoint by using examples from their own relationships and workplaces to apply best practices and improve their own communication and leadership skills. Additionally, this course takes a systems theory approach to organizations and teams, looking at the interrelationship of events, people, and ideas and the systemic impact of small and large changes.
This course focuses on transforming organizations by introducing Kotter's eight processes by which leaders effect change. Because organizations, leaders, and employees differ, various techniques and strategies are examined. The course integrates Kotter's processes for leading change, organizational development and transformation theory and practice, and analysis of an organization which has effected systematic change. The use of work teams as a key change factor will have special emphasis.
This course combines theory and practice to address contemporary issues and connects them to psychological theories in the field of organizational leadership. It will utilize research, case studies, and real-world situations to illustrate how psychological practices can be used in assessing and improving leadership in organizations. Students will construct a foundation for their personal leadership style with the understanding that it can and should evolve over time.
Total Credits: 9
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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