Master of Business Administration in Global Leadership

The Master of Business Administration in Global Leadership is a 45-credit, online program designed for those interested in becoming leaders in their global organizations. Students will become proficient in the effective management of complex multinational organizations. Throughout the program, students learn to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills, assess ethical decision-making in global environments, practice global-management strategies and apply cross-cultural and business communication skills to international business situations. Individuals enrolled full time can complete the program in six terms or fewer and summer enrollment is available, making it feasible to earn the degree in two years. Students can also incorporate an advanced certificate into their degree program and earn a second credential.

Program Design

This 45 credit hour program is taught through online instruction. Full-time enrollment for students who want to complete the program in 24-27 months requires enrolling in 9 credits per term and in 3 to 6 during the summer. Part-time students are may complete the program in 30 to 36 months.


To be considered for admission, applicants must have undergraduate level courses or their equivalent in: statistics (3 credits), macroeconomics/microeconomics (3-6 credits), and accounting (3 credits).

Applicants should also possess an undergraduate degree in a business field or experience in an organizational setting (business, nonprofit, public sector).

Required Courses

  • Global Leadership Competencies (3 credits)
  • Global Strategy (3 credits)
  • International Accounting (3 credits)
  • Ethics in Global Environments (3 credits)
  • International Business Law (3 credits)
  • Economics for Global Managers (3 credits)
  • International Marketing Strategies (3 credits)
  • International Finance (3 credits)

Elective Courses and Final Project

You choose six elective courses (18 credits) to reflect your interests and to reinforce the individual focus of your degree. You are encouraged to use your electives to build a concentration around your final project topic. Many students choose to incorporate one of the advanced certificates into their master’s degree as their focus area.

The final/capstone project is Global Strategic Management and Leadership (3 credits).

Advanced Certificate Options


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