MBA with a concentration in Management and Leadership Online

Gain the framework and skillset you need to make a meaningful impact as a leader within dynamic and complex organizations.

Apply by: 8/19/24
Start class: 9/1/24 Apply Now

Program Overview

Explore our accredited online leadership MBA

Discover the effective use of power, politics and influence to understand what motivates individuals and teams in the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Management and Leadership online program.

This AACSB-accredited online Leadership and Management MBA explores principled leadership with a focus on interaction between leaders and followers. You will deepen your expertise in persuasive communication, plus examine business ethics and integrity from global- and cyber-business perspectives. Our core coursework provides you with a broad-based background in business essentials such as finance and accounting, information systems, marketing, and organizational behavior.

Learn from highly supportive faculty members who don’t just teach but give you the tools to grow your career. Our emphasis on experiential learning means you will delve into real-world learning opportunities; reflect on your organization’s roles and responsibilities in society; learn what it takes to be a game-changer; and experience curriculum grounded in ethics, sustainability, leadership, communication and critical thinking.

As a graduate of this online MBA program, you will be qualified for leadership roles such as:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Director of Operations
  • Vice President
  • Business Owner
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Director of Operations
  • Vice President
  • Business Owner

MBA programs also available:

St. Cloud State offers multiple MBA concentrations online. Check out all our MBA online degree programs.

Total Tuition $19,000*
Program Duration As few as 10 months
Credit Hours 30


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The Herberger Business School at St. Cloud State University is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Less than 6% of the world’s schools offering business degree programs hold AACSB business accreditation. We are one of two business schools in Minnesota to hold AACSB accreditation for 45+ years, showing a long-standing record of excellence.

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Choosing our online program is cost-effective

Our online MBA program offers the same pay-as-you-go tuition to all in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition is affordable and includes all fees.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour $633.33
Total Tuition $19,000*


Find the dates you can begin earning your online Leadership and Management MBA

The online MBA program from St. Cloud State features 7-week courses and multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that is best for you.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition Deadline
Summer B7/7/246/17/247/1/247/3/247/16/24
Fall A9/1/248/19/248/26/248/28/249/10/24
Fall B10/27/2410/14/2410/21/2410/23/2411/5/24

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 8/19/24
Class Starts 9/1/24

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Here's what you need to know before applying

Our streamlined MBA admissions process makes it easy for you to get started right away. Please read the admission requirements to ensure you qualify.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 2.75 undergraduate GPA*
  • No GMAT required
*Students who have below a 2.75 GPA may still be considered for admission. A holistic review of the application and required documentation will be completed. Upon review, an interview with the MBA Program Director may be requested.

Application Requirements

  • Professional resume
  • Contact information for two professional references
  • $88 application fee
  • Short-answer questions, limit to 1,200 characters or about 200 words (Note: counter in the system counts characters):
    • As a graduate student, what are you looking to learn/gain from the program?
    • As a graduate student, what will you be able to contribute to the program and your fellow students?


Please submit transcripts from all colleges attended. We will accept unofficial transcripts at the time of application; however, official transcripts will need to be submitted before the end of the first term in the program. St. Cloud State staff will download official transcripts for graduates of St. Cloud State and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Non-St. Cloud State/Minnesota State transcripts may be ordered through the records office and delivered electronically to:

  • Parchment – St. Cloud State University >> Graduate Admissions
  • National Student Clearinghouse – St. Cloud State University >> Graduate Admissions

Official paper and international transcripts may be mailed to:

School of Graduate Studies
720 4th Ave S
St. Cloud, MN 56301


An introduction to our online MBA in Management and Leadership coursework

In order to earn the MBA with a concentration in Management and Leadership online, you must complete 10 courses (30 credit hours), comprised of 21 credit hours of core courses and nine credit hours of major requirements.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines individual and interpersonal behavior, group and team dynamics and structure, and leadership within the context of work organizations. Conceptual understanding, practical applications, and skill development are included.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines accounting systems and their role in the evaluation of assets, the determination of income, and the measurement of equities with concentration on the interpretation of published accounting statements.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on problems confronting corporate financial management in analyzing financial requirements.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines how one deploys and manages information systems and management support technologies to create competitive advantages.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Cases, readings, and other class activities are used in this course to explain and analyze strategic topics in operations management, including process analysis, supply chain management, quality management, enterprise resource planning, lean systems and other topics related to achieving competitiveness through the operations function.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course requires the graduate student to become conversant with marketing terms and concepts, conduct market analysis, and integrate the material in order to develop market-oriented strategic plans and make marketing decisions. Students, working independently and cooperatively in small teams, will participate in case study analyses, projects, and presentations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Strategic management decision processes in action. Integrate core business knowledge and theories across all organizational functional areas to arrive at economically sound, ethically principled, and value-adding solutions that add to the effectiveness of organizations and create a sustainable competitive advantage.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Principled leadership based on leader-follower interaction. Effective use of power, politics, and influence to understand what motivates followers both individually and in teams. Framework and skillsets for making a meaningful impact within dynamic and complex organizations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theoretical and practical understanding of ethical leadership rooted in the importance of ethical behavior and business integrity in the global business environment. Focus on developing tools for business leaders to identify, understand, and analyze ethical issues.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Business model stages of ideation, validation, preparation, operation, growth, and exit. Emphasis on essential leadership skills exhibited by successful entrepreneurs.
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