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Survival of the Fittest: Creating an MBA Program for Today and Tomorrow

The business world of today is more complex, competitive, and fast-paced than ever before. What worked yesterday may not work today, so it’s important not to get complacent and set in your ways. Succeeding in today’s global, technology-based environment requires adaptability, flexibility, and the ability to change with the market. In short, it’s survival of the fittest.

This concept provides the basic DNA structure of the MBA program at Concordia University-Portland. Students learn the importance of being nimble and responsive to market pressures that change from day to day. Team building and the ability to work together are emphasized, as teamwork brings a sense of humility. Gone are the days when you can do it all yourself. Being able to recognize your own strengths and weaknesses and work productively with others who offer complimentary skills is vital. 

Just as critical is the ability to transform yourself, your paradigms, and your thinking in order to stay relevant. So our teaching methods and our materials are designed to prepare students for the future of business via the constant evolution of mind and thought. As a result, Concordia’s MBA not only equips students to be comfortable with change, it helps them anticipate and embrace it.

Concordia’s MBA program prepares learners for fulfilling management careers in business, government, and non-profit sectors. The program places particular emphasis on functions such as general management and international business and finance, as well as rapidly expanding fields such as healthcare and environmental management. An MBA from Concordia also stresses the critical importance of servant and ethical leadership, organizational change through constant innovation, global awareness, critical thinking, decision-making, financial modeling, and project management. Our mission statement of preparing leaders for the transformation of society is something we truly take to heart.

Upon  program completion, students are ready to face the evolution of the global business world and adapt for powerful change. They emerge as problem solvers. Decision makers. Innovators. And ethical and transformational leaders. That’s the Concordia MBA difference.

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