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Accreditation

The College of St. Scholastica is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, Ill., 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456.

MBA in Leadership and Change

Bob Hartl working with 3 MBA students in a classroom

New MBA Program | Fall 2016

A brand new MBA starting Fall 2016 focused on developing leadership skills and effecting change.

FAST FACTS: MBA in Leadership and Change

  • A unique curriculum designed by and for business professionals, focused on developing leadership and change-management skills
  • One of the top ten largest MBA programs in MN
  • Three program locations: Duluth, St. Paul and St. Cloud
  • Evening classes with full-time and part-time options. Learn with a group of your peers in an optimal learning community format.
  • 36 total program credits. Finish in as few as 12 months with accelerated eight-week terms. Part-time offered in St. Cloud, completion in as few as 24 months.

Tuition: $510/credit*


* Tuition rates are for the 2016-17 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change.

A new kind of MBA

Leaders today need more than foundational knowledge to guide organizations through times of change and growth. They need a deeper understanding of organization development, and a greater appreciation for the social impact of each decision they make.

Our MBA in Leadership and Change offers a solid base of business knowledge you require, while weaving in vital strands of organizational behavior and socio-economic theory. One of the largest and most unique MBA programs in the state, this program prepares innovative, adaptable professionals across a variety of industries

Get in position to lead transition

Most MBA programs concentrate too much on foundational knowledge and too little on contextual interpretation. We believe leaders of the future require a more comprehensive skillset — one that elevates ethical decision-making with a focus on inclusion and organization development. You’ll learn how to:

  • Exercise critical thinking and high level reasoning through effective oral and written communication skills.
  •  Identify competing values, behaviors, and assumptions that are relevant to the effective implementation of proposed change initiatives.
  • Analyze, design, and deliver effective change-based interventions and strategies in an ever-changing global environment.
  • Describe and explain to the client system the cultural context that affects a proposed change initiative.

Three capstone options

Students have the opportunity to choose from three capstone options, including a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a two-week study abroad trip. Options include:

  • Global capstone: Travel abroad with faculty for an experiential learning opportunity
  • Group practicum: Apply theory to practice through a small group project with your peers
  • Traditional thesis: Conduct original research and compose an academic paper

Format and locations

The MBA program is offered through evening classes offered at three of our campus locations, including Duluth, St. Paul and St Cloud. Occasionally, classes may also be delivered via synchronous virtual classrooms, enabling students to join from multiple locations through full-feature video and audio conferencing.

Students progress through the program in a learning community of their peers, enabling lasting and valuable relationships to be built with students and faculty.

The program starts each fall in Duluth, St. Paul and St. Cloud and every spring in Duluth. All start dates are contingent on enrollment of 20 students or more.

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Info Sessions

  • Portrait of Amanda Akason

    "I would most definitely recommend St. Scholastica for anyone who is looking to obtain their MBA. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience thus far, and have gained knowledge and had experiences that are applicable to my current work."

    – Amanda Akason, '18

  • Portrait of Amanda Henke

    "The classes I took for my MBA definitely helped my critical thinking skills as well as my public speaking skills, which are crucial to success in my current position."

    – Amanda Henke, Co-owner Annie B's Popcorn and Caramels

  • Greg Ruberg, Administrator, Lake View Hospital

    "The MBA program is exceptional. I've learned a lot of valuable information, made many new connections and friends and advanced my career. It has provided me with the knowledge, tools and confidence to tackle challenging issues. I use what I've learned every day."

    – Greg Ruberg, Administrator, Lake View Hospital

  • Marisa Krueger, Director of the National Broker and Consultant Relations team at UnitedHealthcare in Minneapolis

    "I have a high degree of respect for the professors at Scholastica. Everyone was very approachable and had our best interests at heart. Their background, experiences and expertise was great! They taught me to think critically, ask questions and how to deal with a variety of corporate challenges in an effective way."

    – Marisa Krueger, Director, National Broker and Consultant Relations team, UnitedHealthcare

 

Contact Us

St. Paul

Nu LyNu Ly
Admissions Counselor
(651) 403-8654
nly@css.edu


St. Cloud

Katie WayneKatie Wayne
Recruitment Counselor,
St. Cloud Campus
(877) 287-8740
kwayne@css.edu


Duluth/Grand Rapids/Online

Breanne TeplerBreanne Tepler
Admissions Counselor
(877) 287-8734
btepler@css.edu