Learn to effect change: MBA in Leadership and Management 

You can learn to motivate and develop a workforce, identify market opportunities and challenges, prevent and solve problems, maintain fiscal responsibility, and establish a culture of dignity, respect and ethical behavior in the workplace with a master’s in organizational leadership.

In this master’s program, you will gain insight into management and leadership styles while designing your own concentration through a selection of course electives. The program is designed with the flexibility, knowledge and real-world experiences that modern leaders need to advance in their careers.

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Credits required: 

36 credits

Cost per credit: 


Time to degree: 

As few as 24 months


On campus or online

Leadership and Management curriculum

Courses focus on the fundamentals of strategies and issues associated with global business and understanding the role of human resources professionals as key organizational stakeholders. You will combine experiential  learning with academic theory by participating in an internship in a professional managerial setting.

Quick facts

  • Design your MBA experience along the way
  • Learn via a blend of scholarly and hands-on experiences
  • Take courses on campus or online
Courtney Durante, BS Chemistry, ‘08 MBA, ‘11 (Business Administration and Management, General, MBA with a focus on Innovation and Creativity Management)

Make the difference.

Courtney Durante (BS ’08, MBA ’11) embodies Carlow’s commitment to service by helping pediatric cancer patients be courageous for their treatments. “There were a lot of influences at Carlow that have encouraged me to serve the community. I participated in Alternative Spring Break and various service projects during my days as a student. I’m sure all of that had an impact and drove my desire to help others.”

Read Courtney’s story

Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

Career opportunities for organizational leadership

Every sector of the economy relies on strong leadership.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 5% growth in management occupations from 2019 to 2029; the MBA in Leadership and Management well positions you for this growth.  

With a master’s in leadership, potential job titles include advertising or marketing manager, health care director, management analyst and loss prevention manager. 

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The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work


Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Be the leader.

“Carlow provided the essential resources and support that helped me to create a fluid and seamless experience. The relationships developed with my fellow students helped expand my sense of connection and provided an opportunity to build bridges and become a part of something bigger. Walking across the stage to receive my MBA from Carlow was an extremely enriching experience. It cultivated me to become an effective leader and inspired me to continue my academic journey in pursuit of my doctoral degree in education and leadership.”

— Kimberly Slater-Wood (MBA, ‘19)

Kimberly Slater Wood
Courtney Durante, BS Chemistry, ‘08 MBA, ‘11 (Business Administration and Management, General, MBA with a focus on Innovation and Creativity Management)


Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this graduate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

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