MBA Concentration in Organizational Leadership

Today's organizations have multifaceted and immersive relationships with employees, customers, suppliers, and communities. With an MBA Organizational Leadership concentation degree from the Redlands School of Business & Society, you'll learn to navigate these complex relationships, make ethical decisions, and integrate the arc of personal, organizational, and societal influences to lay the foundation of success.

This concentration is intended for students who want to have specialized knowledge in the realm of leadership. Students pursuing this certificate are considering the MBA program for credentials and knowledge to help with current challenges at work. Such a student is either already managing or leading people and wants to know how to deal with the challenges that they face. This concentration should also be of interest to student who are expecting to be promoted to a leadership or management position in the future.

MBA At-A-Glance


Online (asynchronous)
Online (synchronous)

Guaranteed Classes

Meet 1 evening per week

Program Length

12-24 months
9-12 courses
36-48 credits


Global Business
Healthcare Administration
Human Resources
Location Analytics
Organizational Leadership

Student Success

Academic advising
Career & professional development
Extensive alumni network


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Required Coursework

In addition to the core and foundational MBA coursework, students completing the MBA with a concentration in Organizational Leadership will need to complete the following elective courses:

MGMT 634: Leading Individuals and Teams (4)

Leading Individuals and Teams provides the foundations for understanding the behavior of individuals and teams in organizations. The course takes an application-oriented perspective on understanding individuals and groups and managing their performance.

MGMT 637: Strategic Leadership and Management of Change (4)

Strategic leadership and management of change provides a macro view of organizations. The course takes a big picture view of organizations and walks a student through strategic thinking about their own organization. The course takes an application-oriented perspective on organizational change, decision making, organizational design, organizational culture and power and politics.

MGMT 638: Purposeful Leadership (4)

Purposeful Leadership provides an integrative perspective of organizational and societal responsibilities of leaders. The course covers four interwoven dimensions of purposeful leadership: personal, relational, strategic and societal. Drawing upon a wide range of concepts and applications, the primary theme of the course is an examination of the critical role leaders play in ensuring that organizations perform in an effective, meaningful, ethical and socially redeeming manner.

MGMT 636: Leadership Communication (4)

Course provides advanced analytical approaches for strategic written, presentation, and interpersonal communication in organizational contexts. Focus on practical methods that advance leaders’ abilities to inform, engage, persuade, and influence professional audiences, Special attention paid to changing forms, formats, and culture in contemporary professional communication. This course may be substituted by an international program with INTB 670.