These MBA students – [l-to-r] Douglas Morgan, Nidhi Shukla, Bethany Dorney, Diana Nsemo, and Nora Suehr – presented at the International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) conference in Washington, D.C. Dr. Mu, far right, was their research advisor. Photo by Eddie Arossi.
Design an MBA Experience for Your Next Career Move
What exactly is the difference between leadership and
management? Can organizations afford to continue to distinguish
between the two?
In this customizable MBA program, you will gain insight into
leadership and management styles while designing your own
concentration through a selection of course electives. From classes
like Global Business to Health Care Innovation and Quality,
students have a breadth of ways to complete their MBA. No matter
what path you choose, you'll move through a program that emphasizes
effectiveness and ethics in leadership, and you'll graduate
prepared to step into those roles.
Management and Leadership MBA Program Highlights
At Carlow, our MBA program is designed with the flexibility,
knowledge, and real-world experiences that modern leaders need to
advance in their careers.
- Courses offered online and/or in person on campus in the
Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh
- Choose from a list of electives to tailor your MBA to your
- Practical, hands-on learning experiences
- Ethics-driven curriculum
- Simplified admission, with no GRE or GMAT required to
Earn an MBA that shows how ethical leadership can be a
competitive edge. Apply for free
Wondering which of Carlow's MBA programs is best for you - traditional MBA or E-MBA? Contact us to discuss your educational goals and qualifications.
What Can You Do With an MBA in Leadership and Management?
Every sector of the economy relies on strong leadership - to
motivate and develop a workforce, identify market opportunities and
challenges, prevent problems and solve them, and maintain fiscal
Individuals with a well-rounded skillset in leadership and
management have a favorable career outlook. According the Bureau of
Labor Statistics, job prospects for management occupations are
expected to grow 8% from 2016 to 2026, amounting to more than
800,000 new jobs. If you have a master's degree focused
specifically on management and leadership, you are well-positioned
to take advantage of this growth.
Median salary (2017)
Potential job titles
- Advertising or Marketing Manager
- Health Care Director
- Management Analyst
- Loss Prevention Manager
What You'll Learn
Better understand the role that leadership and management styles
play in motivating employees, developing workforces, and
establishing a culture of dignity, respect, and ethical behavior in
the workplace. And, design your MBA experience along the way. In
this program you'll complete a series of core MBA courses, and then
choose 3 from a list of more than 15 electives that fit your career
MBA Core Curriculum
Every Carlow MBA student completes core curriculum that covers
both the hard and soft skills needed for management and executive
roles across industries and organizations. Courses are taught
through a mix of scholarly and hands-on experiences that will
prepare you for real-world business leadership.
Examples of core courses include:
- Business Writing
- Strategic Analysis
- Decision Making for Leaders
- Financial Planning and Analysis
- Advances in IT and IT Management
MBA - Leadership and Management Courses
MBA 738 Global Business
Learn the fundamental strategies and issues associated with
global business. In this course, you'll examine factors that
influence the success of global business, including those that are
specific to nations, regions, industries, and firms. You'll apply
theoretical frameworks in an in-depth examination of a country or
region, analyzing its economy, institutions, industries, and firms.
Part of the course may be completed abroad. Students should consult
their advisor if they are interested in a study abroad
MBA 777 Strategic Human Resource Management
Understand the role of human resources professionals as key
organizational stakeholders. In this course, you'll learn about
planning, recruitment and selection, total compensation
administration, employment law, employee relations, and more.
You'll discuss topics like ethical issues in human resource
management and learn the critical role of ethical leadership in how
a business attracts, develops and retains a strong workforce.
MBA 760 Experiential Learning
Combine experiential learning with academic theory by
participating in an internship (part-time or full-time) in a
professional managerial setting. Minimum hours: 280. Assignments
will relate current management theories to the practical internship
experience. To participate, students must have completed at least
one term in the MBA program.
Note: this is just a small sample
of the variety of classes you'll be taking. For more details about
these classes and more, review the
MBA Admissions Requirements
Our graduate program admissions process happens on a rolling
basis, meaning you can submit your MBA application any time of
year. Applicants are asked to apply for free
online, and submit the following materials:
- Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions the
- Personal essay that describes their academic objectives
- Current resume or curriculum vitae
- Two letters of recommendation that address the applicant's
leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level
An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however,
provisional admission is also possible for students who do not meet
all of the admission criteria, but who exhibit a strong possibility
of academic success.
Have questions about applying to enroll in Carlow's MBA program?
office of graduate admissions.