Leadership & Managing Teams through Change


A strong leader embraces change and innovation – and fosters a culture of collaboration as the path to success. Learn how to build and lead efficient, cohesive teams in an ever-changing business environment with the innovative Leadership and Managing Teams through Change concentration from Concordia University, Nebraska.

This MBA program is ideal for anyone interested in managing a diverse team of workers, communicating clearly and effectively to achieve team goals, and resolving conflicts that often get in the way of success. Learn how to expertly navigate organizational change from instructors who are experienced managers and organizational leaders.

The Leadership and Managing Teams through Change concentration also fits within Concordia Nebraska’s mission as a traditional nonprofit university with a faith-based approach to learning: Our goal is to create effective servant-leaders through rigorous academics, supported by caring, experienced instructors.

The MBA curriculum is specifically designed to have immediate real-world applications – this means you can take what you learn in class and immediately apply it to your job.Evening courses also let you advance your education without taking time away from your current job. Our cohort-based approach also gives you the support of fellow students – build a professional network and reinforce case studies as you learn with your peers. Concordia Nebraska’s personalized career enhancement package also ensures you will receive the in-depth career support you need, for as long as you need it.

Leadership & Managing Teams through Change Program Goals

Design an efficient and flexible team organizational structure

Assemble successful teams based on each employee’s skill set and personality

Promote cohesiveness within small and large teams

Set ambitious, yet realistic, team goals

Cultivate innovation and openness to change

Foster effective communication within diverse teams

Negotiate strategically with partners and competitors

Mediate disputes within teams and with external parties

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The next start date for Leadership & Managing Teams through Change is Monday, Mar 4.

Leadership & Managing Teams through Change MBA ConcentrationCourses

  • Total Credits 36
  • Total Courses 12
  • Course Length 8 weeks

The Leadership and Managing Teams through Change MBA concentration program from Concordia University, Nebraska is designed to prepare you to manage a diverse team of workers, communicate clearly and effectively to achieve team goals, and resolve conflicts that can get in the way of success.

MBA Core

    MBA 525 Leadership And Organizational Behavior
    This course is designed to increase students’ effectiveness and skill in analyzing and understanding organizations and their attendant processes. Behavioral science concepts and theories are studied. Individual, group and structural behavior and concepts are presented. Special emphasis will be placed on the importance of leadership and communications.
    MBA 531 Effective Decision-Making and Communication
    This course enables students to understand the theories and processes by which people construct and interpret messages that influence attitudes and events. Individual and group interactions will explore the decision-making process within organizations. Students will reflect about the purpose and effects of decisions made in business, and examine the proper way to communicate these decisions.
    MBA 550 Strategic Marketing
    This course will focus on the development of decision-making skills for both effective and efficient marketing. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of marketing in strategic planning and the critical process components in the development of effective marketing strategies. Topics will include market segmentation, use of marketing research in decision-making, use of media and promotion, budgeting, and marketing program evaluation.
    MBA 505 Ethical And Legal Environment Of Business
    This course equips business leaders to analyze their own ethical philosophies and those of others in a diverse and global business environment and to apply those philosophies in creating proactive ethics programs and solving ethical issues in their organizations. Included in the course is a study of different ethical models being applied in the modern business environment of the global community and the challenges faced by Christians in this morally diverse environment. This course also introduces students to important legal challenges they will face in leadership roles in business organizations and how they should analyze relevant variables in those areas to make wise decisions. Areas such as the civil litigation process, contract law, torts, and employment law will be discussed to aid in the analysis of the ethical and legal environment of businesses.
    MBA 513 Accounting: Financial Analysis For Decision-Making
    This course studies the use of internal accounting systems for decision-making and control. Topics include the nature of costs, organizational architecture, responsibility accounting, budgeting, cost allocation theory and practices, and management accounting in a changing environment.
    MBA 551 Operations Management
    This course focuses on operations in both the manufacturing and service sectors. Emphasis will be placed on analyzing logistics to promote efficiency and overall quality. Topics include production planning, inventory management, statistical process control, project management, product design and lean manufacturing.
    MBA 530 Corporate Finance
    This course studies the function of finance and the flow of funds within the corporation. This course emphasizes financial analysis, decision-making, planning and controlling, capital acquisition and use, and strategic planning.
    MBA 508 Innovation and Business Model Generation in a Digital Age
    This course will look at cutting-edge theories and practices in the areas of design thinking, complex problem solving, new types of innovation models, perceptual mapping in marketing research, and generating new business models for early stage companies and corporate intrapreneurship. In looking at design thinking, students will be equipped to examine discontinuities in underserved markets and uncover opportunities ripe for exploitation. Innovation will be explored through cases from the perspectives of product manufacturers, service providers and prospective customers.

Leadership & Managing Teams through Change Concentration

    MBA 629 Creating and Leading Effective Teams
    This course provides students with the skills needed to successfully lead teams to achieve goals and objectives by fostering team cohesiveness, collaboration, and effective communication. Topics include the internal and external factors that impact team performance, including proper assessment of individual strengths, efficient team structure, identification of cultural and language issues, problem solving, and the development of a team culture that promotes high performance and innovation.
    MBA 631 Business Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    This course exposes students to the strategies and theories behind the art of negotiation and conflict resolution in the business environment. Topics will include assessing client and opponent goals, strategy development, the use of third parties to resolve conflicts, provide mediation, and to overcome external forces such as time, pressure, racism, and sexism that can negatively impact conflict resolution efforts.
    MBA 632 Cross Cultural Management
    Students will be provided with the tools needed to manage a diverse team through development of an understanding of the variety of aspects of culture and how to use culture to create a competitive advantage. Topics will include understanding verbal and nonverbal communication, analysis of common barriers to communication across cultures, and methods to foster cross cultural communication amongst diverse team members.

MBA Capstone

    MBA 690 Strategic Management
    This course is a culminating MBA degree course. Managers in today’s business environment must adapt and evolve to meet the technological and global pace of business. This course will provide the manager with the tools to successfully evaluate the internal and external environment and develop a strategic plan that is aligned with the goals of the organization and the needs of the market. Focus will be placed on the formation, implementation, and evaluation of strategic plans through a balance of readings, class discussion, case analysis and simulations. Students’ achievement of the MBA Program Goals will be measured.

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