Leadership and Organizational Change (MBA)

Leadership and Organizational Change (MBA)

Students interested in leading or managing change within an organization should benefit from this concentration. It provides a broad range of courses permitting students to focus on specific areas of emphasis or select a broad array of courses to touch on multiple topics of interest.

Admission Requirements

  • GMAT (score of 500 or better preferred)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume

Application Deadline

  • July 15 for Fall enrollment
  • November 15 for Spring enrollment
  • April 15 for Summer enrollment

It is recommended that international students apply one month prior to these dates to allow time form admission and visa processing.  I-20 forms are processed by the Office of International Programs.

Additional Information

MBA Gateway Courses (0-12 Credits)
6200:601 Financial Accounting
6200:602 Managerial Finance
6200:655 Government and Business
3250:600 Foundations of Economic Analysis
6700:6950 Gateway Internship*
*Required for students with no work experience; taken for credit but not applied toward graduation requirements.

Gateway courses may be waived based on recent comparable coursework or waiver exams.

MBA Proficiencies 

Students must show proficiency in the following areas critical to success in the MBA:

  • Microsoft Excel/Spreadsheets 
  • Writing 
  • Quantitative Skills/Statistics 
MBA Professional Courses* (6 Credits)
6700:696 Leading and Influencing (Required in year 1, first semester)
6700:696 Professional Integrity and Social Responsibility
6700:696 Negotiation
6700:601 Business Analytics and Information Strategy
MBA Core Courses*(18 Credits)
6200:610 Process Analysis and Cost Management
6400:674 Strategic Financial Decision Making
6500:670 Management of Supply Chain and Operations
6500:652 Managing People in Organizations
6600:620 Strategic Marketing
6800:605 International Business Environments

*All core and Professional courses require Excel, writing and statistics proficiency prior to enrollment.

MBA Action Learning Course (0-3 Credits)

The Action learning course CAN be satisfied within the concentration

Concentration: Leadership and Organizational Change
6500:651 Management of Organizational Transformation
6500:657 The Leadership Role in Organizations
6500:658 Strategic and Global Human Resource Management
MBA Integrative Course
6500:695 Business Strategy and Policy: Domestic and International 3
(restricted to students graduating within two semesters)

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.

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