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Online Master of Business Administration in Leadership Development - Overview

Online Master of Business Administration in Leadership

The Online MBA Built on Leadership

Advance as a principled business leader within your organization. Centered on practical leadership competencies, Queens University of Charlotte's top-ranked, AACSB-accredited online MBA arms you with an in-depth understanding of core business concepts, so you can envision, plan, and implement initiatives throughout all aspects of business.

Hugh McColl, retired Bank of America CEO and Chairman Emeritus of the Queens University Board of Trustees, has been the driving force behind the online mba with a leadership development focus at the McColl School of Business for over 25 years. Our students develop critical leadership skills and abilities through a highly interactive learning environment based on Hugh McColl’s 3C’s model: Competence, Character, and Commitment to Community.

The university’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) draws on this legacy to create a culture and foundation for leadership development within all our students. The Queens online MBA leadership allows you to explore and develop leadership abilities so you can oversee large-scale initiatives in finance, marketing, organizational development, and any other functional area of business critical to the success of your organization.

The Queens online MBA leadership development program offers a truly transformational learning experience. You will have access to McColl School mentors, partner with an executive coach for personal and professional development, and engage in an interactive, team-based learning environment. Through the unique offerings of our program you will:

  • Learn what drives organizational success and missteps from faculty members and guest speakers who are entrepreneurs, consultants, and CEOs.
  • Collaborate with an executive coach to create an action plan for future professional development.
  • Gain valuable guidance from a McColl School mentor.
  • Identify and develop your leadership competencies with various assessment tools, including HBDI and 360° feedback from peers, staff, and managers.
  • Network with faculty members, guest speakers, and fellow students at two campus residencies.

An MBA Curriculum with an Emphasis in Leadership

Hone your leadership skills, elevate your professional brand, and rise to senior and executive roles with the online MBA in leadership program. Leadership in the McColl School of Business is two-fold; we develop and expand business competency and acumen while also focusing on leadership development to become effective leaders across all functional areas of an organization.

Leadership development is woven throughout the coursework of the program. It offers a more strategic view of business and provides you with a macro-economic perspective on internal and external forces that affect operations. The coursework focuses on:

  • The business acumen required to manage the various functions of any organization including accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing.
  • The interpersonal competence needed to manage individuals, relationships, and teams to accomplish organizational goals.
  • Creating, implementing, and managing budgets for large-scale projects.
  • Developing new business strategies and eliciting endorsement from stakeholders across the business.

Executive Leadership Development Opportunities

The McColl School focuses on providing students with more than a degree. As an online MBA student, you have the opportunity to further develop your leadership skills through programs and experiences such as the BB&T Distinguished Leaders-in-Action Lecture Series. For students with access to campus, this program brings distinguished leaders from diverse industries, backgrounds, and leadership styles on campus to interact with students in a candid and inspiring forum.

In addition, thanks to a generous grant from BB&T, the BB&T Leadership Challenge at Wildacres takes place during one weekend each fall in the mountains of Little Switzerland, North Carolina. Students explore the moral and philosophical foundations of capitalism, and are encouraged to participate in outdoor leadership development challenges.

Gain Real-World Insights from Experienced Professionals

The graduate faculty at the McColl School of Business is one of the reasons Queens University offers one of the top-ranked online MBA programs in the country. Our online MBA students learn from PhDs who bring decades of combined experience as entrepreneurs, consultants, and CEOs. The real-world business strategies and tactics you will learn from these executive thought leaders will jumpstart your professional leadership development and help accelerate your post-MBA career.

Set Yourself Apart with an AACSB-Accredited MBA

Although the outlook for MBA graduates today is brighter than ever, there is also increasing competition among MBA graduates in this country. Fortunately, graduates of Queens University’s online MBA program set themselves apart from their peers with a degree from one of the best business schools in the world.

The McColl School of Business is accredited by AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB Accreditation is known around the world as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can hold. McColl is one of only 5 percent of business schools worldwide to earn AACSB Accreditation.

By earning your MBA from the AACSB-accredited McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte, you will set yourself apart from the competition by obtaining a professional credential that is recognized and valued by the world’s leading employers. Accreditation by the AACSB also gives you confidence in the level of instruction you will receive and peace of mind that your degree will in fact lead to career advancement opportunities.

A Top Ranked MBA Program

CEO Magazine ranked Queens’ online MBA program number one in North America in its 2016 MBA rankings. According to the publisher, this ranking is “…compiled based upon key performance indicators considered to be of interest and value to potential students. Thus, international diversity, class sizes, student work experience, faculty–to–student ratios, and faculty qualifications — both academic and professional — have been given considerable weight.” The Queens online MBA is also recognized as one of the best online MBA programs according to the latest U.S. News MBA rankings.

Queens’ Online Leadership MBA Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted to the online MBA program at Queens University, prospective students must submit a completed application with two admissions essays, two letters of professional reference, and a resume outlining your academic and professional background. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is also required. Applicants with less than three years of relevant work experience or an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 may be required to submit a GMAT or GRE score.

Visit our FAQ page for additional information regarding MBA entrance requirements and answers to other common questions regarding Queens’ online MBA program.

Connect with Our Community

Online MBA leadership program students can expect an exceptional level of support from professors, executive coaches, and McColl School mentors. Learn more about how the faculty works to ensure that students thrive in the program in this message from Rick Mathieu, Ph.D., dean of the McColl School of Business.

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