The dual degree Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Leadership joint degree program is specifically designed to integrate key elements from both existing programs to provide a new degree option for students.
The primary focus of most existing MBA programs is to provide the student with an overall understanding of the key functional areas of an organization with a heavy emphasis on systems and quantitative approaches. As such, most MBA programs do not provide the student with an adequate understanding of the human behavior - leadership side of an organization. On the other hand, students focusing on the behavioral - leadership side of an organization can benefit from an enhanced understanding and appreciation of the key functional areas of organizations.
In today's organizational world, we are moving more and more into a global, increasingly diverse and competitive environment. In these circumstances, it is critical that managers increase their knowledge and skill in managing an organization's human resources and their ability to develop high performance organizations and teams.
This new dual degree program is designed to provide the student with the best of both worlds, i.e., a solid background in the key functional areas of an organization, coupled with a major focus on effective leadership and change management knowledge and skill.