Change and Innovation

Driving Change & Innovation in the 21st Century

Within the 24/7 global world in which we operate, change occurs at lightning speed. Professionals who can navigate, embrace, lead and thrive in this environment are poised to drive companies and lead people. Developing new processes, strategies, and out-of-the-box thinking are essential skills for executives who have the foresight to envision the future and direct teams through change in the 21st century workplace. The NCU change and innovation specialization is designed to provide students with knowledge of concepts and techniques in managing change and innovation. The specialization provides an in-depth examination of how positive change in organizations can affect productivity, efficiency, and organizational culture. This specialization develops competencies and skills for business leaders that can help them to challenge the status quo by introducing and leading change in the competitive, global marketplace.

The NCU Difference

Northcentral University is committed to providing a premier education for our students, and holds the same regional accreditation as other prestigious American universities (WSCUC*). NCU’s School of Business and Technology Management has a results-oriented approach to online education, delivering rigorous doctoral, master's, bachelor's and graduate certificate programs to help you develop the business acumen that companies seek. You will learn from our professors, all of whom hold doctoral degrees, and are experienced professionals in your field of study. Our one-to-one mentoring approach to learning allows you to experience individualized interaction. You'll be learning in a class size of one, so there's no need to worry about dropped classes or waiting lists. NCU’s flexible approach to earning a graduate degree online, includes weekly course starts to fit your schedule. Our online programs allow you to pursue your degree on your time. At NCU, there are no residency requirements, no need to travel to a physical campus and no entrance exams. You determine your schedule, just as you determine your educational outcome. That’s why NCU’s independent study approach is designed for you, the self-motivated student, who seeks a higher degree in their educational journey.

“Because of the privilege we have in this country, I was able to do this program remotely, working and having fun with my family. The next chapter in my life will be to try and get internet access to remote places in Africa.” - Funmi Bolonduro, PhD in Business Administration (2016)

*WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, http://www.wascsenior.org.

At A Glance

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
MBA 30 10 16 months View Course Catalog

Beyond the specialized courses designed to help you expand your abilities in your chosen field of study and profession; NCU offers the following benefits to students and alumni:

Unmatched Flexibility
Many online programs offer the ability to take courses without leaving your home, but few offer weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations. The option to turn in your assignments as early in the week as you want, provide you the ability to schedule school around your life, not the other way around.

100% Doctoral Faculty
Whether you are completing your bachelor's degree, pursuing your graduate degree, or on the path to earning your doctoral degree, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One to One Engagement
Not only will you learn from a doctor in the field, but you won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor to get personalized mentoring.

Master of Business Administration Program Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the health of an organization
  • Effectively communicate - in media appropriate to purpose, occasion and audience - ideas and arguments associated with business issues
  • Evaluate the challenges and opportunities presented by the global business environment
  • Evaluate legal compliance, ethical concerns of stakeholders, and social responsibility in terms of their impact on the conduct of business
  • Deliver effective business solutions

*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

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