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The College of St. Scholastica

Grounded in the principles of organization development, leadership and behavioral science, this program will help you to develop essential leadership skills such as critical thinking, cultural competency and ethical decision-making abilities. Pursuing the MBA in Leadership and Change degree will prepare you for leading and managing in a rapidly changing, global environment.

Fast Facts

  • Online courses which include weekly synchronous sessions
  • A unique curriculum designed by and for business professionals focused on developing leadership and change-management skills
  • 36 total program credits. Finish in under two years with accelerated eight-week terms.

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The professors taught me to think critically, ask questions and how to deal with corporate challenges effectively.

Marisa Krueger, UnitedHealthcare

Degree Details


Tuition: $595/credit*

* Tuition rates are for the 2024-25 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. View 2023-24 rates

Program Overview

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

Format and Location

The MBA program is offered online with virtual classes. This format allows professionals to maintain their current work schedules while further developing their knowledge and skills. The classes are delivered via synchronous virtual classrooms, enabling students to join from multiple locations through full-feature video and audio conferencing using ZOOM.

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 and spring semester.


Visit our Catalog to view the program, course and degree requirements, and learning outcomes. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.

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 research paper: Conduct research and compose an academic paper

Admission Information

Visit our admissions page for information about transcripts, online application, international admissions and financing.

Application Deadlines

Fall: Aug. 15
Spring: Jan. 4


New Students
  • BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8
  • Probationary acceptance is possible pending additional department review
Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.
Returning Students

A returning student is a student who was admitted and enrolled in a program at St. Scholastica but has been absent from the program for at least three continuous semesters, including summer. To return to the same program at St. Scholastica, a returning student must be in good academic standing and must apply for readmission to the College.


  • No GMAT or GRE required
  • No prerequisite coursework is required; however, students who enter the MBA program should demonstrate strong writing and quantitative thinking skills