Concordia University's MBA program prepares students for fulfilling management careers in business, government, and non-profit sectors. The program provides elective concentrations that give students greater latitude to pursue coursework most relevant to them. The program stresses the importance of servant and ethical leadership, global awareness, organizational change through constant innovation, critical thinking, financial modeling, and project management.
The General Business concentration is the most flexible way to complete the MBA elective coursework. Students electing the General Business concentration may select any combination of 9 credits from MBA courses listed in any concentration, and/or seminars, and/or internship. Pursuing the General Business concentration broadly prepares students to improve and lead organizations in diverse industries.
Leadership and Management
Earning a concentration in Leadership and Management equips MBA students with theoretical constructs and practical tools, skills, techniques and competencies needed for careers in leadership and executive management. Particular emphasis is placed upon transformational leadership, the strategic role that managers should take in fostering change, innovation and growth, and project management.
The Finance concentration prepares students to work in corporate finance and related fields, such as insurance and financial planning. The goal is to develop ethical, effective executives with competencies in financial management and planning, corporate reporting, risk management, financial modeling, investment evaluations, and more. Coursework may also be used towards professional certifications (CPA, CFA).
With healthcare expenditures absorbing a significant and growing part of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and an estimated 80 million Baby Boomers retiring soon, the U.S. healthcare industry and its stakeholders will have new challenges to face. Concordia’s unique relationship with area healthcare providers positions us perfectly to train and supply a new generation of leaders and visionaries. Students will study some of the fundamental issues and processes associated with the industry.
Giving students the quantitative and qualitative knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to handle project planning, risk management, high-level decision making, and management strategy implementation, this concentration prepares graduates for project manager positions in a wide range of project-intensive fields. Students also develop the skills to prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) professional certification exams.
The Professional Practice option offers an accelerated degree track to graduates of professional degree and certification programs, such as accredited JD, MD, CPA, MED, MFA, MDiv programs, and more. Nine credits of approved graduate-level coursework from a successfully completed graduate degree or certificate will be accepted as MBA elective credit to meet the requirements of this concentration and reduce the overall time to completion. This concentration aims to serve qualified candidates looking to develop practice management skills in their current profession.