Online MBA in Leadership

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Online Master in Business Administration
Leadership Specialization

Leadership in a Changing World

Leadership in today’s business climate requires a multifaceted individual who can oversee and direct teams, divisions, and entire organizations during a time of change.

Companies want to hire professionals who exhibit proven leadership traits, and possess the education and knowledge to make smart decisions. They look for men and women of trust and integrity, with a strong values structure, and a demonstrated track record of academic and business performance. Companies also expect their leaders to offer strong financial and analytical skills, proficiency with the latest technologies, and strategic abilities that can drive profit and productivity.

While some leadership skills can be learned on the job – and others may come naturally to talented individuals – most will demand focused study of current business trends, organizational dynamics, and human behavior.

Opportunities for proven professionals are truly wide open. Good leaders will always be in great demand, particularly as more companies focus on the fiscal importance of succession planning. With the right credentials in hand, your potential is as unlimited as your aspirations and imagination.

The Pepperdine Advantage:

Online MBA with Leadership & Managing Organizational Change Specialization

Earning your Master in Business Administration from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management comes with prestige and recognition. Coupling that degree with a Leadership specialization can further elevate your commitment to the future of business and your own career. 

Choosing Pepperdine University for your online MBA studies offers many advantages to business professionals seeking an exceptional educational experience. Enroll with us for the opportunity to: 

  • Participate in a values-centered, collaborative, and experience-driven online MBA program.
  • Enjoy a convenient, learn-anywhere curriculum specifically designed for working professionals.
  • Gain a solid foundation in current business and management theory and practice, with a focus on building essential skills.
  • Learn from expert faculty with proven experience in the business world as executives, entrepreneurs, and consultants.
  • Network with your peers from companies around the world, who share similar goals for their careers.
  • Secure your online MBA in Leadership and Managing Organizational Change in as few as two years.

Accredited and Award-Winning MBA Program

Founded in 1969, the George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Less than five percent of business schools in the world can claim this status. 

The Graziadio School’s mission is “to develop values-centered leaders and advance responsible business practice through education that is entrepreneurial in spirit, ethical in focus, and global in orientation.”  Our programs promote the core values of integrity, stewardship, courage, and compassion in support of our belief that Pepperdine University MBA students and graduates can have a positive impact on businesses, communities, and society at large. 

We are nationally and internationally recognized as one of the leading business schools in the world, with programs that have been recognized by U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and the Financial Times. Recent accolades include: 

  • Leadership Excellence magazine selected the Graziadio School as #15 nationally in leadership development.
  • BusinessWeek ranks the Graziadio School of Business and Management the #12 Best Business School in the West
  • U.S. News and World Report Top 15 Best Online MBA Program (2016)

World-Class Curriculum

The Pepperdine University online MBA with Leadership specialization will present you with courses designed to advance your knowledge of organizational change. You’ll discover why values-centered leadership is key to championing responsible business practices in an increasingly competitive marketplace. During this program, you will also have the opportunity to develop your entrepreneurial initiative, examine business ethics, and look at business from a global perspective. 

The primary goal is to help you become an effective manager and team leader who values diversity and understands organizational dynamics. Our online MBA program also covers vital concepts in:

  • Financial Laws and Regulations
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Processing Systems
  • Information and Control Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Market Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Integration
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Strategic Management

Students who enroll in the online MBA program at the Graziadio School of Business and Management can gain the knowledge necessary to build their business intelligence in alignment with the challenges of globalization, competition, technological innovation, and ethics in the workplace. Theory combines with practice to help develop the real-world skills needed to analyze and tackle these challenges with confidence and composure. 

The Future of Leadership Careers

Managerial growth potential will have a lot to do with your specialized field of interest. Computer technology and healthcare project double-digit increases through the end of the decade. Pursuing a master’s degree in leadership can help you move forward quickly. University credentials can also help to position ambitious leaders for careers in politics, consulting, and business ownership. 

Making the Choice:

Our online MBA program can provide you with immediately actionable skills and knowledge that are relevant to your current career, as well as supportive of your broad-based educational goals in the areas of:

  • Economics
  • Human Behavior
  • Information Systems
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Strategy

The curriculum provided by the Graziadio School of Business and Management is ideal for busy professionals who want online convenience without compromising on quality. Choosing the Leadership specialization offers additional advantages for individuals who have high aspirations for themselves and their careers. 

If you’ve been thinking about advancing your education to become more competitive in the workplace of the future, we encourage you to conduct a comprehensive review of the online MBA offered by Pepperdine University. We look forward to your interest and inquiries.

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