Avila University Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Executive Leadership Online

Accelerate your growth into a team-first leader with the capability to handle conflict and inject a positive, innovative influence on your peers and organization.

Apply by: 12/21/22
Start class: 1/3/23 Apply Now

Program Overview

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Discover how our online MBA in Executive Leadership can advance your career

The online Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Executive Leadership from Avila University prepares you to become a leader through critical analysis and strategy. You will conquer business and management hurdles, strengthen your interpersonal skills to build effective teams, and learn to navigate challenges as you develop greater awareness and confidence in your leadership style.

Our MBA in Executive Leadership program is 100% online and offers unique, accessible, and affordable courses taught by our highly engaged faculty to help you apply your newly acquired knowledge and leadership expertise in a broad range of roles with any company.

Career Opportunities:

  • Senior Manager
  • Director
  • Vice President
  • Senior Vice President
  • C-Suite
  • Senior Manager
  • Director
  • Vice President
  • Senior Vice President
  • C-Suite

$18,000* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
30* Credit Hours
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Tuition

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Earning your degree at Avila is more affordable than you might think

The MBA in Executive Leadership online program tuition is the same affordable, pay-by-the-course rate for all U.S. residents. Fees are included in the total tuition. Financial aid may be available.

Tuition breakdown:

$18,000* Total Tuition
$600 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

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Don’t miss these important deadlines and start dates

Ideal for working professionals, the MBA in Executive Leadership online program features 8-week courses and multiple start dates each year so you can begin at the time that works best for you. View the full calendar for all upcoming starts and corresponding deadlines.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 1 20231/3/2312/21/2212/21/2212/21/221/2/232/25/238 weeks
Spring 2 20232/27/232/17/232/22/232/24/232/26/234/22/238 weeks
Summer 1 20234/24/234/14/234/19/234/21/234/23/236/17/238 weeks
Summer 2 20236/20/236/10/236/15/236/16/236/19/238/12/238 weeks

Now enrolling:

12/21/22 Apply Date
1/3/23 Class Starts

Ready to take the next steps toward earning your next degree?

Admissions

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How to apply to the online MBA in Executive Leadership program

We’ve simplified the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. You can find all requirements for admission to the Avila online MBA in Executive Leadership below.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • No GRE or GMAT required

In order to be eligible to receive an MBA degree from Avila University, you must have the following:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA requirements for unconditional admission: 2.75 cumulative grade point average at the completion of the undergraduate degree
  • GPA requirements for conditional admission: 2.5 cumulative grade point average at the completion of the undergraduate degree
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended

Submit all official transcripts to:
Email: [email protected]
Mail: MBA Admissions
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145

Courses

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View the syllabus for your online MBA in Executive Leadership program

In order to earn the MBA in Executive Leadership online, you will complete 10 courses for a total of 30 credit hours. There are no leveling courses or prerequisites required. Students who have not taken a statistics course in previous coursework will be required to take EC604 Statistical Analysis, increasing the total program credit hours to 33.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to accounting concepts and procedures for organizational decision-making.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course has three purposes: 1) understanding and managing individual and group behavior in organizations; 2) stress-management and well-being; and 3) recognition and management of ethical responsibilities of business.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course integrates learning from the earlier functional course areas as well as MG 698 through a series of simulation-based exercises. Students will sharpen their decision-making by analyzing, formulating and testing their strategies in a competitive environment. Prerequisite MG 698
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The study of microeconomic analysis and models relevant to a broad cross section of decisions within the business firm. This course is designed to enhance the knowledge of Microeconomic Theory to make sound management decisions using both traditional and behavioral economic concepts.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction for managers and entrepreneurs to the fundamentals of the economy, the financial markets, and financial management including security valuation, capital budgeting process, capital structure, and working capital management.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course aims to provide a framework to gain a competitive advantage in a global environment. Topics covered include industry analysis, resource-based view of the firm, business strategy, innovation, diversification, and multinational strategies.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction for managers and entrepreneurs to the fundamentals of marketing including product, pricing, promotion, distribution/logistics, segmentation and marketing research with special emphasis on global marketing and ethics.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will examine fundamental questions about the role of creativity and innovation in leadership and organization development. The course links creativity and innovation to the organization development practices and human resource programs including recruiting, staffing, benefits, compensation, and organization development interventions. Students discuss the importance of creativity and innovation for individuals, teams/groups, and organizations as a whole. The course will also examine the connection of creativity and innovation to problem solving, diversity, and organizational effectiveness.

Course objectives:

  • Students will be able to discuss the role of creativity and innovation at the individual, group and organizational level
  • Students will be able to identify ways that creativity and innovation can be used in problem solving, human resources, teams, diversity, and organizational effectiveness
  • Students will be able to identify and apply appropriate terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories from the innovation and creativity course
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course focuses on conflict management programs in the workplace. It emphasizes the design and development of conflict management systems for organizations. This course applies Organizational Development theory and action research to a systems approach for handling workplace conflict. Attentions is paid to how conflict is handled in the workplace, in order to design conflict management systems that employees participate in to manage conflict at work.

    Course objectives:

  • Understand the principal theories of conflict and effects on organizations
  • Understand the organizational dynamics occurring on a systemic level and be able to develop concrete interventions that address these
  • Be able to integrate principals of conflict management systems and leadership into real organizations
  • Be able to gather and analyze evidence of conflict in organizations and identify dispute resolution options
  • Be able to evaluate organizational dynamics and develop concrete interventions
  • Be able to develop implementation plans for conflict management systems for organizations
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This is a course about leadership theory specifically in the context of management and organizations. In this course, you will survey the broad spectrum of leadership theories and the research that led toward the theoretical conclusions. You will learn to appreciate the strength of the theories but understand the limitations so that as practitioners you can apply your own set of principles based on what we do know about leadership.

    Course objectives:

  • Develop knowledge of the models for analyzing leadership behavior and leadership effectiveness
  • Be able to integrate theoretical foundations of leadership to real leadership situations
  • Be able to synthesize various theories into guiding leadership principles that are applicable in modern organizations
  • For students without any previous stats course, EC604 Statistical Analysis will be required.  Any previous stats course taken will be reviewed to determine if EC604 is required.

    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    An introduction to basic statistical techniques which involve methods of collecting and analyzing data with an emphasis on inferential statistical techniques used for hypothesis testing and decision making.

    *Students who have not taken a statistics course in previous coursework will be required to take EC604 Statistical Analysis, increasing the total program credit hours to 33 and total tuition to $19,800.

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