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Online MBA: Leadership and Change Concentration


Lead organizations of all sizes through periods of transformation with the Leadership and Change concentration of the Queens MBA.

In 2019, MBA Central ranked our MBA in Leadership and Change the No. 4 “Best Online Change Management MBA Degree Program” in the nation. Keep reading and find out why. Note: This concentration includes some required on-campus components.

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  • Duration 2.5 years
  • Cost per Credit $1165
  • Credit Hours 39

Program Benefits

  • Graduate from a top-ranked program
  • AACSB-accredited
  • No GRE/GMAT or application fee
  • Scholarships available

Inspire Others to Follow Your Lead

Whether you’re a C-suite senior executive with decades of experience or you’re poised to take on your first managerial role, you’re expected to inspire others. These leadership skills might seem intangible, but they can be taught.

In the Leadership & Change concentration, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your leadership strengths and weaknesses. You’ll also examine the human dynamics of organizational change and the frameworks associated with leadership and change management.

Career Outlook: Earn as Much as $208,000

Companies need strong, ethical leaders who can unite people behind a shared vision that pushes them forward.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a steady growth rate of 6 percent for top executive roles, with a median pay of $104,980 per year and the top 10 percent earning $208,000. Leaders in healthcare, manufacturing, and governmental positions are especially well compensated.1

Chief Executive


As a chief executive, you could find a home in any industry and take a lead role in determining the future of your company. Your daily responsibilities could include rewarding and inspiring your employees, appointing department heads, overseeing teams, and negotiating partnerships with other companies.1

Organizational Development Director


As an organizational development director, you’d be responsible for training employees, including top executives, and ensuring your company maximizes their talents and skills. You would also create and implement organizational change plans based around long-term company goals.2

Other titles you may qualify for:

  • Senior vice president
  • Executive director, nonprofit
  • Business realization manager
  • Change manager
  • Management consultant
  • Company president
  • Senior project manager

Curriculum: Become a Leader Who Inspires Trust

The Leadership & Change concentration lets you choose three courses from seven unique elective options, in topics such as organizational development, management consulting, and interpersonal and group dynamics.

You’ll complete this concentration ready to confidently make decisions, bring out the best in your team, and facilitate positive organizational change. Note: Electives required to complete this concentration are on-campus only.

Course Spotlight: MBA 680 Contemporary Leadership: Theory & Application

Critically examine classical and contemporary leadership theories and practices to analyze and lead today’s companies. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to become an effective leader in the creation, evolution, and continued success of an organization.


Course Spotlight: MBA 684 Transformational Change

Experience an intensive leadership development process focused on the individual becoming a more fully integrated person over one immersive weekend. Using a highly experiential approach, the course utilizes personality and leadership assessments, reflective papers and journaling to create a platform for transformational change.

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Flexible MBA: Executive Coaching

Develop the skills you need to help executives lead teams, meet organizational goals, and succeed.

Flexible MBA: Finance

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Flexible MBA: Healthcare Management

Lead the administrative side of patient-centered care, from budgeting and scheduling to human resources.

Flexible MBA: Cybersecurity Management

In the online MBA with Cybersecurity Management concentration from Queens University of Charlotte, you will examine how information systems are developed and used in organizations to achieve business success and competitive advantage.

Flexible MBA: Global Business Management

In the online MBA with Global Business Management concentration from Queens University of Charlotte, you will gain business skills and insights that are applicable to global challenges in diverse organizations.

Frequently Asked Questions

As you explore Queens’ online MBA, our dedicated staff is here to ensure your decision-making is stress-free and enjoyable. If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-313-2356.

You can complete the Master of Business Administration program in two years if you take two courses per semester, which is considered full-time. You can also take longer to complete the program if needed. Some students may opt to take on more courses at once, completing the program on a shorter timeline, depending on the concentration.

The total tuition for the MBA program depends on the track students choose. For the MBA with foundational courses, the total tuition is $45,540. For the MBA without foundational courses, the total tuition is $41,940. For the MBA program with specialization courses, total tuition is $41,940 to $45,540.

Yes, this program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB. Through its rigorous standards and processes, AACSB accredits institutions that uphold its mission and core values, work to advance the interests of global business education, and participate in AACSB’s community of leading business schools. In this context, AACSB focuses on continuous quality improvement in business education through engagement, innovation, and impact.

Yes, the MBA program accepts transfer credits. Please speak to an Admissions Advisor for more information.

To be admitted to the program, you must submit an application, resume, official transcripts of all colleges previously attended, statement of purpose (500–750 words) and two letters of recommendation.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Top Executives. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved September 16, 2019, from
  2. Payscale (2019 August 29). Organizational Development Director Salary. Retrieved September 16, 2019, from