Master of Business Administration (MBA)

About the Master of Business Administration Degree in Strategic Leadership

Fisher College offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Strategic Leadership. Students can choose the general degree or choose a concentration in cybersecurity management, or healthcare management. The MBA program has been designed to prepare students for increased responsibility through the development, practice, and application of knowledge and skills used by highly successful business professionals today.

Knowledge is not enough. Professional skill sets are required that will give the student the ability for success in positions with higher levels of responsibility. Therefore, the vision for the program’s course design and development is based on practical professional applications of knowledge based on business cases. The program will utilize small student teams for social and experiential learning activities that are focused on the practice of applicable skills for solving current problems in realistic learning environments.

Learning Objectives 
Fisher College’s MBA in Strategic Leadership program changes the lives of business professionals by preparing them for greater career success through the practice and application of knowledge and skills used by highly successful business professionals.

The overarching purpose of the MBA core individual student learning outcomes is to better prepare graduates for positions of increasing levels of responsibility in a business.

  • Apply fundamental business knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving methods to realistic business scenarios.
  • Demonstrate graduate level research skills.
  • Analyze data found in all business functions, using accepted quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Construct appropriate communications strategies and methods to effectively address managerial and leadership scenarios and responsibilities.
  • Evaluate and understand the interactions between business functions.
  • Appraise and integrate the concepts of business law, business ethics, social responsibility, and risk management; and the role of external factors, including government on business operations.
  • Analyze the effects of internal systems and human behavior on business operations and demonstrate collaborative organizational behaviors.
  • Identify business challenges, and evaluate, critique, and recommend courses of action, integrating management and leadership theory and practice.
  • Analyze and interpret the effects of globalization on all aspects of commerce.

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Program Snapshot

Credits: 39
Term length: 8-week terms 
Typical Time to Completion*: 10 months - 14 months
Credits: 42
Term length: 12-week terms 
Typical Time to Completion*: 10 months

*Based on continuous enrollment. Time to completion may be shorter based on eligible transfer credit or longer if course enrollment varies.