MBA students

MBA in Organizational Leadership

This new MBA concentration in Organizational Leadership provides graduate students with an in-depth organizational leadership curriculum - featuring such topics as organizational dynamics, power/politics, organizational development, managing change, and team leadership skills.
Mihaylo graduates are not only knowledgeable of overseeing and conducting the internal and external operations of a company, but they have developed superb leadership skills and qualities. Mihaylo graduates are visionary, always motivating and inspiring their employees to achieve the company’s organizational goals. They see the organization as the team, keeping morale and energy high as well as maintaining performance efficiency. Mihaylo graduates can be found in a wide array of leadership and upper management positions in medium to large companies as well as top level positions at a corporation.

Concentration Electives
In addition to the core foundation curriculum, students individualize their program with a concentration, made up of four elective courses. The courses which create the the organizational leadership concentration are as follows:

MGMT 555 – Leadership Dynamics (3)
This course provides an understanding of the dynamic -interactions of personal characteristics,
technical skills, interpersonal influence, commitment, goals, and power necessary for both leader and follower effectiveness in complex organizations. This course is taught dramaturgically, so you will experience each style of leadership while you learn about it.
MGMT 588 – Leadership Power and Influence (3)
MGMT 582 – Organizational Development and Change (3)
Perspectives and theories on organization change and development. Students will be introduced to a variety of concept skills and tools necessary to achieve organizational goals, deal with change and become a successful change agent.
MGMT 525 – Team Leadership Skills (3)
Graduate seminar and workshop to develop hands-on leadership skills to manage high-performance work teams. Topics include methods for self-awareness, making oral presentations, interviewing, stress management, supportive communication, problem solving, influencing and motivating others, managing conflict, empowering, delegating and team building.

Program Requirements

For information regarding the MBA foundation courses and program requirements, please visit our MBA Core Curriculum page.

Center for Leadership

The Center for Leadership is deeply committed to providing world class leadership development opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, and the Orange County business community. In many ways, we look to become THE Leadership Voice of Orange County business.

"We partner with OC business leaders to guide all of our leadership initiatives, which keep our programs innovative and relevant."
Jay Barbuto - Director, Center for Leadership

The vision of the Center for Leadership is to develop the leadership capacity of students and the Orange County community through education. Our mission is to develop leaders by planning and delivering cutting-edge curriculum and leadership development experiences to undergraduate, graduate, and executive-level students, alumni, and organizations in Orange County.

Phone: (657) 278-5170

For Further Information

Curriculum and Career Advising
To access the university catalog, please visit For more information regarding curriculum content or career opportunities, please contact the specified Career Path Advisor for your intended program.

Admissions and General Questions
If you have questions regarding admissions, application procedures or general information about the MBA and Graduate Programs, please contact a Recruitment Specialist at:

(657) 278-3622

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