Master of Business Administration – Strategic Management and Leadership
Advance your career potential with an advanced business degree. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in Strategic Management and Leadership at Gwynedd Mercy University can help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to lead as a corporate executive or entrepreneur. Our MBA programs, grounded in our Mercy ethical values, enhance and extend professional competency in business through critical thinking and practical application of theory to the workplace.
With the MBA in Strategic Management and Leadership, you can explore executive-level knowledge in organizational management presented from a global perspective. Offered online, this MBA degree is structured for those with busy professional schedules, featuring an accelerated format in which you take one course at a time in seven-week blocks.
Goals of the MBA – Strategic Management and Leadership
The MBA with a specialization in Strategic Management and Leadership is a rigorous, 30-credit graduate degree program in business. It teaches foundational business skills in the MBA core, plus specialized knowledge in the effective management of global organizations and human capital management. Graduates of the program should be strategic thinkers with a well-developed sense of social responsibility and ethics.
Program Structure and Course Topics
The program consists of seven core MBA courses and three specialization courses. Course topics in the MBA core include:
Ethical Decision Making and Corporate Social Responsibility
- Strategic Management
- Accounting for Decision Makers
- Marketing Planning
- Managing Business Operations
- Managerial Finance
These courses develop strategic thinking and decision-making capabilities through application of technical knowledge to real-world business problems. Specialization courses include:
- Organizational Theory and Design
- Global Management
- Managing Human Capital
At the end of the program, students complete a capstone business plan that allows them to demonstrate knowledge across the curriculum.
Who Can Apply
This MBA degree program is open to graduates of a bachelor’s degree program at a regionally-accredited college or university. Applicants must have earned a 3.0 GPA to apply.
Students whose bachelor’s degree did not include significant business coursework may take six one-credit foundation courses that teach critical knowledge in areas such as accounting, marketing, and statistics. The foundation courses provide knowledge that is necessary for success in graduate-level MBA courses.
Applicants who fall just below the minimum GPA requirement (2.7-2.9 GPA) may request a review of their application by the program director. However, acceptance of an application for review does not guarantee admission into the program.
For complete admissions requirements, please see our course catalog.
MBA Study Options for Today’s Graduate Student
Gwynedd Mercy University designs its online degree programs to meet the needs of students who are employed full-time. Our MBA degree program is delivered through an online learning environment that offers you:
- Convenience – Complete your weekly assignments at a time and place that works for you.
- Accelerated completion—Take courses one at a time in seven-week blocks.
- Community – Connect with like-minded classmates and instructors who are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. When you study with Gwynedd Mercy University, you become part of a community of motivated learners who are committed to living their values through their careers.
Contact a Gwynedd Mercy University admissions counselor today to learn more about our online Master of Business Administration degree program with a specialization in Strategic Management and Leadership.