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Online MBA: Leadership and Change Concentration

Program Overview

Become a transformative leader

Lead organizations of all sizes through periods of transformation with the Leadership and Change concentration of the Queens MBA.

In 2019, MBA Central ranked our MBA in Leadership and Change the No. 4 “Best Online Change Management MBA Degree Program” in the nation. Keep reading and find out why. Note: This concentration includes some required on-campus components.

Lead organizations of all sizes through periods of transformation with the Leadership and Change concentration of the Queens MBA.

In 2019, MBA Central ranked our MBA in Leadership and Change the No. 4 “Best Online Change Management MBA Degree Program” in the nation. Keep reading and find out why. Note: This concentration includes some required on-campus components.

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Inspire Others to Follow Your Lead

Whether you’re a C-suite senior executive with decades of experience or you’re poised to take on your first managerial role, you’re expected to inspire others. These leadership skills might seem intangible, but they can be taught.

In the Leadership & Change concentration, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your leadership strengths and weaknesses. You’ll also examine the human dynamics of organizational change and the frameworks associated with leadership and change management.

Career Outlook: Earn as Much as $208,000

Companies need strong, ethical leaders who can unite people behind a shared vision that pushes them forward.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a steady growth rate of 6 percent for top executive roles, with a median pay of $104,980 per year and the top 10 percent earning $208,000. Leaders in healthcare, manufacturing, and governmental positions are especially well compensated.1

Chief Executive


As a chief executive, you could find a home in any industry and take a lead role in determining the future of your company. Your daily responsibilities could include rewarding and inspiring your employees, appointing department heads, overseeing teams, and negotiating partnerships with other companies.1

Organizational Development Director


As an organizational development director, you’d be responsible for training employees, including top executives, and ensuring your company maximizes their talents and skills. You would also create and implement organizational change plans based around long-term company goals.2

Other titles you may qualify for:

  • Senior vice president
  • Executive director, nonprofit
  • Business realization manager
  • Change manager
  • Management consultant
  • Company president
  • Senior project manager

Curriculum: Become a Leader Who Inspires Trust

The Leadership & Change concentration lets you choose three courses from seven unique elective options, in topics such as organizational development, management consulting, and interpersonal and group dynamics.

You’ll complete this concentration ready to confidently make decisions, bring out the best in your team, and facilitate positive organizational change. Note: Electives required to complete this concentration are on-campus only.

Course Spotlight: MBA 680 Contemporary Leadership: Theory & Application

Critically examine classical and contemporary leadership theories and practices to analyze and lead today’s companies. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to become an effective leader in the creation, evolution, and continued success of an organization.


Course Spotlight: MBA 684 Transformational Change

Experience an intensive leadership development process focused on the individual becoming a more fully integrated person over one immersive weekend. Using a highly experiential approach, the course utilizes personality and leadership assessments, reflective papers and journaling to create a platform for transformational change.

More Options for Your Degree

Flexible MBA: Executive Coaching

Develop the skills you need to help executives lead teams, meet organizational goals, and succeed.

Flexible MBA: Finance

Prepare for financial management roles across industries, including insurance, manufacturing, and government institutions.

Flexible MBA: Healthcare Management

Lead the administrative side of patient-centered care, from budgeting and scheduling to human resources.

Flexible MBA: Cybersecurity Management

In the online MBA with Cybersecurity Management concentration from Queens University of Charlotte, you will examine how information systems are developed and used in organizations to achieve business success and competitive advantage.

Flexible MBA: Global Business Management

In the online MBA with Global Business Management concentration from Queens University of Charlotte, you will gain business skills and insights that are applicable to global challenges in diverse organizations.

Frequently Asked Questions

As you explore Queens’ online MBA, our dedicated staff is here to ensure your decision-making is stress-free and enjoyable. If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-313-2356.

You can complete the Master of Business Administration program in approximately two years if you take two courses per semester, which is considered full-time.

You can also take longer to complete the program if needed. Select students may opt to take on more courses at once, completing the program on a shorter timeline, depending on concentration.

The number of management occupations is projected to grow by 7% between 2018 and 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That amounts to more than 700,000 new jobs for qualified candidates. The median annual wage for these positions is the highest of all major occupational groups, sitting at $104,240.

Management is just the beginning when you have your MBA. You can also tailor your degree to your career aspirations with our four concentrations: Executive CoachingFinanceHealthcare Management, and Leadership & Change.

Explore your career opportunities on our Career Outlook page.

No work experience is necessary to apply, but you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Official GMAT/GRE scores are also required, though you may be eligible for the GMAT/GRE waiver if you have relevant full-time work experience.

See the Admission Requirements page for more information.

The estimated tuition for this program is $41,940 to $45,435 depending on your chosen concentration.

Please note this amount doesn’t include other costs you might incur, such as textbooks, school supplies, personal expenses, and loan fees.

Find more details about tuition, scholarships, and financial aid options on our MBA Tuition page.

If you take two courses per semester, that would be considered full-time. You can also study on a part-time basis if you prefer.

The Queens MBA program includes 36 credit hours of foundation, core, flexible core, and elective courses. You’ll explore coursework in leadership development, strategic planning, organizational development and international business. The foundation and core courses are mandatory for all MBA students, but your electives and flexible core courses may vary.

Outside of the curriculum, we also offer an optional, immersive two-day experience on the Queens campus in Charlotte, N.C. where you’ll get insights into leadership and personal learning style.

You also have the opportunity to benefit from mentorship, executive coaching, an unmatched business network, and a special leadership challenge in the mountains of Western North Carolina

See theĀ curriculumĀ page for more information.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Top Executives. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved September 16, 2019, from
  2. Payscale (2019 August 29). Organizational Development Director Salary. Retrieved September 16, 2019, from