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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

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Scholarships available!

FAST FACTS: MBA in Leadership and Change

  • Online courses which include weekly synchronous sessions
  • 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 Minnesota 
  • 36 total program credits. Finish in as few as 12 months with accelerated eight-week terms.

Tuition: $565/credit*

*Tuition rates are for the 2021-22 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.

Master of Business Administration in Leadership and 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.

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 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 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. All start dates are contingent on enrollment of 20 students or more.

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Info Sessions

  • Alicia Cyr sitting on a hill overlooking Duluth

    "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 Kozlowski, '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

  • 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