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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

Bob Hartl working with 3 MBA students in a classroom

New MBA Program

A new MBA focused on developing leadership skills and affecting change.

FAST FACTS: MBA in Leadership and Change

  • 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 MN
  • Two program locations: Duluth and St. Paul
  • Evening classes with full-time and part-time options. Learn with a group of your peers in an optimal learning community format.
  • 36 total program credits. Finish in as few as 12 months with accelerated eight-week terms.

Tuition: $530/credit*

* Tuition rates are for the 2017-18 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.

A new kind of MBA

Leaders today need more than foundational knowledge to guide organizations through times of change and growth. They need a deeper understanding of organization development, and a greater appreciation for the social impact of each decision they make.

Our MBA in Leadership and Change offers a solid base of business knowledge you require, while weaving in vital strands of organizational behavior and socio-economic theory. One of the largest and most unique MBA programs in the state, this program prepares innovative, adaptable professionals across a variety of industries

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 locations

The MBA program is offered through evening classes offered at two of our campus locations, including Duluth and St. Paul. Occasionally, classes may also be delivered via synchronous virtual classrooms, enabling students to join from multiple locations through full-feature video and audio conferencing.

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 in Duluth and St. Paul. Spring programs start in Duluth. All start dates are contingent on enrollment of 20 students or more.

Next Steps...

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Info Sessions

  • Portrait of Amanda Akason

    "I would most definitely recommend St. Scholastica for anyone who is looking to obtain their MBA. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience thus far, and have gained knowledge and had experiences that are applicable to my current work."

    – Amanda Akason, '18

  • Greg Ruberg, Administrator, Lake View Hospital

    "The MBA program is exceptional. I've learned a lot of valuable information, made many new connections and friends and advanced my career. It has provided me with the knowledge, tools and confidence to tackle challenging issues. I use what I've learned every day."

    – Greg Ruberg, Administrator, Lake View Hospital

  • 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


Contact Us

St. Paul

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Admissions Counselor
(651) 403-8633

Duluth/Grand Rapids/Online

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Admissions Counselor
(877) 287-8734