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.
FAST FACTS: MBA in Leadership and Change
* Tuition rates are for the 2018-19 academic year. View 2017-18 tuition rates. 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.
The MBA in Leadership and Change is a unique graduate program that prepares students to lead strategic change in their organizations, professions, and communities. Grounded in principles of organization development, leadership, and experiential learning, students develop their critical thinking, cultural competency, and ethical decision-making abilities, all essential for leading and managing in a rapidly changing, global environment. As members of a close-knit learning community, students also benefit from opportunities for networking, feedback, and collaboration with peers and faculty.
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:
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:
The MBA program is offered through evening classes at two of our campus locations, Duluth and St. Paul. This format allows professionals to maintain their current work schedules while further developing their knowledge and skills. Occasionally, classes may 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 and St. Paul. Spring programs start in Duluth. All start dates are contingent on enrollment of 20 students or more.
"The program was transformative. It forces you to reflect on your own values, how you lead and how to get people to come along with you. Coming into the program, I was more rigid, but to lead through a cycle of change, you have to navigate the unknown and I use these skills every day."
– Alicia Cyr, '17
"This program has been life changing in a dynamic way. I have made lifelong connections with my cohort and the faculty. I have also gained valuable leadership skills that I can apply in the community and workplace. This path has opened opportunities including an advancement to a leadership role."
– Melissa Cox, ’17
"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