2023-2024 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
    Jun 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog

Business Administration: Strategic Leadership, MBA

Location(s): Henniker Campus, Online

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(36 credits)

Program Description

New England College’s Master of Business Administration program provides working professionals and recent graduates with the proven leadership skills needed for today’s rapidly changing global environment. This 36‐credit MBA with a Strategic Leadership concentration can be completed in less than two years. The course delivery and structure are specifically designed for working professionals to make the most efficient use of time and to optimize the learning experience.

Our MBA carries forward NEC’s legacy of creating well-rounded management professionals. With an emphasis on practical knowledge and skills, students will learn from faculty experts who are active business leaders. Our student-focused curriculum positions graduates to achieve positive career outcomes with a background in strategic thought and analysis, analytical decision-making, leadership theory and practice, and organizational dynamics in management. Students can choose a concentration in a specific field, or can select elective courses from a wide range of options.

The degree is designed to further students’ knowledge of key leadership elements including problem solving, effective communication, motivation of employees, and negotiation. Through the MBA program, students further their career by developing advanced strategic leadership techniques, leadership tools and skills, and a deep understanding of organizational dynamics in management.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to integrate knowledge of accounting, finance, marketing, management information systems, organizational behavior, economics, operations management and qualitative analysis to create effective solutions to organizational and operational challenges independently and as a team;
  • Create and demonstrate verbal and written communication skills which express ideas clearly, logically, and persuasively;
  • Distinguish and formulate solutions to ethical, cultural humility, and inclusion issues;
  • Evaluate information and data in order to formulate analytically sound decisions and understand the likely consequences of those decisions;
  • Demonstrate leadership ability, collaboration, team-building skills through class projects and involvement in student, community, and/or professional organizations.

Strategic Leadership Concentration

The MBA’s Concentration in Strategic Leadership is taught by practitioners in managing a wide array of organizations and teams. This degree addresses strategic challenges and opportunities directly in the student’s world and as part of the global economy. It applies to both a corporate and entrepreneurial approach to solving problems and capitalizing on new business ventures. This concentration is available online or hybrid in-person at the Henniker Campus in New Hampshire.

Outcomes of the Concentration in Strategic Leadership:

  • Evaluate leadership styles and analytical thinking to engage and retain both current stakeholders while fostering the acquisition and engagement of new;
  • Apply effective communication, problem solving, and critical thinking as they relate to coaching and mentoring followers in a diverse global organization;
  • Develop advanced knowledge in theory and practice of traditional and contemporary leadership theories, including the evolution of leadership and the development of new leaders;
  • Apply advanced analysis and problem solving skills as they relate to the coordination, strategy, planning and implementation of projects in an organization;

Other Available MBA Programs

The MBA program has 2 other available concentrations. Please see the individual program pages for additional information:

An executive, low residency program is also available:

Spanish Language

This online program is available in the Spanish language, for students outside the United States. For further information, please contact New England College Admissions at graduateadmission@nec.edu.

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