Technology and business analytics now drive decision-making in many organizations and figure prominently in modern business strategies. The DBA degree with a specialization in Strategic Leadership and Innovation covers leadership theory and practical business applications while addressing global economic and sociological issues that affect worldwide markets. Graduates will be well prepared for executive leadership roles and understand how to leverage disruptive innovation to achieve business goals.
Business leaders in the healthcare industry face unique challenges, including ever-changing regulations and insurance-related issues. The DBA with an Innovation in Health Care specialization addresses these critical areas and covers the latest healthcare research, theory and practical business strategies. Students in the healthcare DBA program will focus on enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare operations and improving patient outcomes.
When it comes to MBA degrees, Concordia University Chicago offers choices to suit any schedule and virtually every interest. Students can complete the core MBA program in two years by taking one class per eight-week session. They also have the option to pursue a specialization in some of today’s most in-demand career fields.
This innovative approach allows students to develop expertise in a particular area of interest, ensuring they have marketable skills to complement their broader business knowledge. MBA graduates will also be armed with proven business strategies and best practices that are applicable in any industry.
In addition to the one- or two-year core MBA degree, Concordia University Chicago offers 10 specializations:
Students who enroll in the Chief School Business Official MBA specialization are eligible to earn an Illinois Chief School Business Official (CSBO) endorsement. The university’s curriculum adheres to state-mandated requirements for endorsement, including six credit hours of clinical experience. Students must also pass the CSBO content test #224 to attain endorsement.
Illinois CSBO endorsement is an optional component of the specialized MBA program; students from other states and countries can complete their online MBA degrees without pursuing endorsement. However, those who intend to work in Illinois may find that CSBO endorsement provides an advantage when applying for leadership positions at educational institutions and school systems throughout the state.
Concordia University Chicago is committed to empowering the next generation of business leaders with a quality graduate education in a convenient online format. These specialized DBA, MBA and certificate programs can open the door to challenging and rewarding roles across a wide range of professions. At Concordia University Chicago, students will embrace a spirit of innovation from a school of distinction.
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