MBA specialization in leadership returns


The Faculty of Management’s School of Business is very pleased to announce a returning specialization within the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.  Effective with the August 2014 intake, we will be able to offer learners the option of a specialization in leadership within the MBA program.

For those who may recall, the MBA program had a specialization in leadership as part of our former two-year program. However, when we revised our program into the current 18-month format, we made the decision to incorporate more leadership content throughout the program at large and remove the specialization. This was done to ensure that all MBA learners were exposed to leadership content rather than just a few who felt connected to the specific specialization.

Thanks to recent market research as well as feedback from our own learners and alumni, we understand that interest in leadership competencies continues to be high and we are pleased to be able to reinstate the leadership specialization so as to offer further insight into relevant content that we anticipate will be highly valued by human resource practitioners, as well as those who look to enhance their leadership strengths for personal development and career opportunities.

The specialization in leadership will be comprised of two, three-credit courses along with a six-credit major project strongly connected to leadership content, competencies and practices. One course will be delivered solely online, while the other will have a blended format, consisting of online learning and a seven-day residency session. The organizational major project (OMP) will continue to be completed online.

More information is posted on our website, and we are in the process of sharing our news with alumni, current and prospective students to the MBA program.

We are excited to offer this specialization is part of our commitment to continuous improvement and intend to improve the program’s accessibility for working professionals – the primary group Royal Roads University was created to serve.