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.

What exactly is the difference between leadership and management? Can organizations afford to continue to distinguish between the two? What leadership and management styles are likely to be successful as Millennials both move into these roles—and also into organizations, as employees, in greater numbers. Design a concentration that gives you insight into leadership and management styles—and proves that values such as dignity, respect, and even kindness can be competitive edges.

QUICK FACTS: No GRE or GMAT required. Take courses online and/or in class.


Where Our Graduates Go


Recent Carlow graduates in the MBA program have been employed as Associate HR Advisor, Provider Contract Analyst, Product Manager, Financial Analyst, Payer Specialist, Senior Analyst, Management Contractor, Senior Account Analyst, and Portfolio Manager. 

This is a small sample of where Carlow graduates have recently found jobs:

  • BNY Mellon
  • Excela Health
  • Pittsburgh Mercy
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • UPMC
  • PNC
  • First National Bank

MBA Leadership and Management Course Information

Course Requirements: 36 credits
Degree: Master of Business Administration
Locations: Main Oakland Campus or Online

Notable Courses

MFF 711 White Collar Crime 

Staying one step ahead of white collar criminals is critical in today’s complex global marketplace. Gain a basic understanding of white-collar crime, its impact on organizations and our economy, and how it develops. Learn about the principles types of fraud and the “fraud triangle”—pressure, opportunity and rationalization. And delve into the theories of crime causation. 

NU 711 Healthcare Innovation and Quality 

Learn about current initiatives and innovations in health promotion and disease prevention, patient safety, and quality environment. In conjunction with a review of evidence-based guidelines, benchmarks, and regulatory and professional standards, the course examines relevant methodology, tools, measurement systems, data collection, and medical informatics usage in quality improvement. Strategies for creating a culture of quality and safety are examined utilizing models of evaluation and process improvement. Apply principles of quality and regulatory management with an emphasis on defining, measuring and evaluating outcomes within organizations and systems to become effective leaders and change agents. 

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, please visit the Course Catalog section of our website.