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Joint MBA/MA in Educational Leadership

Degree Requirements

Joint MBA/MA in Educational Leadership

The joint MBA/MA in educational leadership degree is a 21-credit full-time program. It is expected that students will complete this program within two and a half (2.5) to four (4) years, depending on the number of foundation courses transferred into the program, the availability of summer courses, and the student's course load. The residency requirement is four (4) semesters.

Foundation Courses
(4 semester course credits)

Students who have taken foundation courses prior to entering the program may count a maximum of three (3) of the MBA listed foundation courses toward the degree. Courses must be approved by the Dean’s office upon application to the program. This option is available for courses completed with a grade of B or better that covered comparable course material, were equivalent to one Mills semester credit, were taken within five (5) years prior to the date of entrance into the MBA program, and were taken at an accredited four-year college or university. (Financial and Managerial Accounting may be taken at an accredited junior/community college or continuing education program in which the courses have been certified for credit eligibility towards the CA Certified Public Accountancy exam).  After students have started the program all courses are to be taken at Mills.

MGMT 209 Economics for Managers (1)*

MGMT 214 Financial Accounting (1)*

MGMT 215 Managerial Accounting (1)

MGMT 216 Corporate Finance (1)

*Courses must be taken within the first three (3) semesters of the program.

Core Courses
(13 semester course credits)

The required core courses are central to the degree and cannot be substituted from outside programs.

MGMT 226 Management Information Systems (1)

MGMT 230 Marketing Management (1)

MGMT 232 Operations Management (1)

MGMT 263 Quantitative Methods for Business (1)*

MGMT 279 Applied Economic Analysis (1)

MGMT 290 Strategic Management (1)

EDUC 220 Urban Education (1)

EDUC 265 Child Development for Educational Leaders (1)

EDUC 280 Social Ecology of Schools (1)

EDUC 407 Perspectives on Human Resource Management (1)

EDUC 421A Inquiry into Leadership: Practice into Theory (1)

EDUC 421B Inquiry into Leadership: Practice into Theory (1)

EDUC 426 Ethical and Moral Dimensions in Educational Leadership (1)

*Courses must be taken within the first three (3) semesters of the program.

Approved Electives
(4 semester course credits)

Students must take a total of four semester credits in electives at Mills with two credits from MBA offerings and two credits from educational leadership. Electives must be selected from the approved electives below:

MBA Electives

MGMT 202 Administrative Behavior (1)

MGMT 223 Digital Marketing (1)

MGMT 224 Persuasive Communications (1)

MGMT 227 Negotiations (1)

MGMT 228 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting (1)

MGMT 231 Marketing Strategy (1)

MGMT 270 Nonprofit Management (1)

MGMT 271 Strategic Philanthropy and Social Enterprise (1)

MGMT 274 Innovation in Business (1)

MGMT 275 Entrepreneurship (1)

MGMT 288 Management Practicum (1)

Educational Leadership Electives

EDUC 201 Social Foundations of Education (1)

EDUC 225 Inquiry and Action in Urban Contexts (1)

EDUC 230 History of Education in the United States (1)

EDUC 276 Leadership in Early Childhood Seminar (1)

EDUC 280 Comparative International Education (1)

EDUC 424 Educational Program Evaluation (1)


Last Updated: 3/17/15