Online MBA Degree From an Accredited Leader in Adult Education


Excelsior College knows a lot about leadership. We've been leading the way in distance learning and adult education for more than 40 years.

And we're helping educate tomorrow's leaders by offering a Master of Business Administration (Leadership).

Designed specifically for working adults, the leadership concentration can be earned online. You'll take all classes from your computer, where and when they fit into your schedule, while gaining an MBA that carries weight in the job market.

Find out how Excelsior's online MBA degree programs can fast-forward your career.

A Better Way to Earn an MBA

Excelsior's MBA degree lets you capitalize on your previous education. You can earn up to 24 credits (half the required total) by transferring in qualified coursework or passing credit-bearing exams. You'll only be required to take the classes you truly need to earn your MBA.

The lighter course load lowers the cost of your MBA, while the online class model helps you balance your leadership classes alongside job, family, and other commitments.

Find out just how affordable an Excelsior MBA degree can be.

Leadership Begins with High Academic Standards

Excelsior is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. (Learn more about the MSCHE accreditation programs and specialized accreditations on our accreditation page.)

As an accredited college, Excelsior meets the highest standards for academic quality. The Master of Business Administration with concentration in Leadership covers the most current theory and practice, with specific emphasis on

  • Conflict management
  • Succession planning
  • Strategic problem solving
  • Organizational behavior
  • Change management

Take a complete look at the degree requirements for Excelsior's online MBA programs.

Upon completion of an Excelsior College Master of Business Administration, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Analyze real-world business problems and generate recommendations for action.
  2. Integrate accounting, marketing, finance, management, and economics into strategic business analysis.
  3. Assess the impact of the global business environment on business situations.
  4. Apply quantitative methods to analysis of business situations.
  5. Perform ethically and professionally in business and society.
  6. Communicate effectively to relevant audiences orally and in written materials.
  7. Collaborate in teams to produce required deliverables.
  8. Apply project management skills to business situations.
  9. Assess the ethical implications of actions for diverse stakeholders.

The MBA requires 36 - 51 credits, depending on a student's prior learning. Students may transfer in up to 24 approved credits. The program has 5 foundation requirements that can be waived on the basis of prior upper level undergraduate study in the relevant areas. Approved undergraduate courses must be no older than 10 years, with a grade of B or better. The foundation requirements are:

  • Ethics
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Quantitative Analysis

Any waivers will be counted as part of the 24 credits allowed in transfer. See catalog for further details.

See the credit requirements in chart form.

Master of Business Administration
MBA with concentration in Human Performance Technology

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IACBE Specialized Accreditation

Excelsior College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), 11374 Strang Line Rd., Lenexa, KS 66215; 913-631-3009; www.iacbe.org. The IACBE is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE: Bachelor of Science in Business and Master of Business Administration.

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