MBA in Leadership & Administration Degrees

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) program with a concentration in leadership and administration gives you the tools to gain a high-level managerial or executive position. You may find part-time and online options available to accommodate your working schedule. Read more about program formats, curricula and career and salary info. Schools offering Administrative Assistant degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

How Does the MBA Program in Leadership and Administration Work?

You can find many schools across the U.S. that offer MBA programs with a concentration in leadership or administration. These programs are typically directed toward professionals interested in advancing a career into employee and project management. Although some MBA programs accept applicants with a bachelor's degree, you're typically expected to have some business experience. The length of an MBA program with usually takes 1-3 years to complete, depending on the syllabus and whether you enroll full-time or part-time. If you plan to work while you earn your degree, you can often find ways to incorporate lessons into your daily job duties.

Degree Overview 1-3 years completion time, geared toward professionals interested in career advancement
Online Availability Online programs are available
Common Courses Advanced accounting, ethics in leadership, effective leadership, team building in business, strategic management
Mean Annual Wage (2014) $130,230 (for financial managers)*

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Can I Earn It Online?

Several schools offer you the chance to earn an MBA in leadership or administration entirely online. Programs are usually aimed at working professionals with limited free time, and typically allow you to enroll in part-time studies and set your own schedule. An online MBA program allows you to communicate with faculty and peers via discussion boards, and submit assignments through a web-based interface or email. Coursework follows the same curriculum as an on-campus program and often culminates with a shared project or business plan. Schools that include internship opportunities within the program may allow you to substitute experience you have with your current employer.

What Classes Will I Take?

You often learn communication, management, accounting and marketing methods in an MBA program. Leadership and administration tracks also teach you to develop expertise in formulating interpersonal relationships, effective organizational skills and proficiency in strategic business planning. Classes often examine both effective and ineffective forms of leadership by looking at past examples in business and society. Common MBA courses in leadership and administration include:

  • Advanced accounting
  • Effective leadership
  • Strategic management
  • Business administration
  • Employee organization and management
  • Ethics in leadership
  • Team building in business

What Can I Do with My Degree?

With an MBA in Leadership or Administration, you're generally qualified to assume high-level managerial positions in business or finance. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), annual salaries for financial managers averaged $130,230 in 2014. Though the BLS anticipated jobs in the profession to be quite competitive between 2014 and 2024, your employment opportunities may be increased with a master's degree. You may also advance into an administrative services manager position, which had an average income of $92,250 in 2014, according to the BLS. If your sights are set higher within a company, chief executives earned an average salary of $180,700 during the same year, though increases in executive positions are not expected.

Completion of an MBA program in leadership or administration may also prepare you to earn a Doctor of Business Administration. An advanced degree may provide additional job opportunities in the business sector, as well as offer an option to enter academia as a professor. Some schools may allow you to apply credit earned through your MBA program toward the doctorate degree.

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