Center for Creative Leadership
Master of Business
12 Months to Your CCL MBA
Complete this program in as few as 12 months (15 classes)
GMAT not required for admission.
Our admissions team reviews applications year-round.
Build Next-Level Skills for Future-Focused Leadership
While many business professionals aspire to be managers, some set their sights a little higher. National University’s Center for Creative Leadership MBA program is designed to develop visionary leaders with the knowledge and skills to ignite transformational change in individuals, teams, organizations, and communities.
Today’s complex and demanding economic and social climates need progressive leaders who are not only adept at managing a balance sheet but fluent in leading change and innovation in a post-pandemic business landscape. National University’s groundbreaking CCL MBA was created in collaboration with the Center for Creative Leadership, a top-ranked global provider of leadership development that has worked with two-thirds of the Fortune 500. The result is one of the most unique MBA curriculums for future-focused agents of change.
Our dynamic online curriculum will equip you with both the hard and soft skills to become a visionary and creative leader, whether you’re just starting out on your business career or running a global organization. NU does not require the GMAT or GRE for admission into this program, which can be completed in as few as 12 months.
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Program Learning Outcomes
Upon competition of NU’s online MBA program, you’ll be able to:
- Analyze the impact of organizational decisions on stakeholders through financial and economic analysis and risk assessment, and create an alternative course of action
- Utilize critical thinking in communication efforts, and communicate with clarity and efficacy in a variety of formats
- Implement quantitative analysis methods against relevant information and data trends in relation to operations and decision-making
- Apply the ethical responsibilities of an organization and evaluate the ethical, legal, and political implications of business practices
- Illustrate leadership theories to diagnose the effects of leadership behaviors on organizational performance, and change management plans that result in increased potential for individuals and the organization to achieve desired outcomes
- Critique one’s leadership skills and continuously adapt to a variety of complex, multicultural team and organizational settings
Hear From Our Faculty
Watch our video to learn more about the CCL MBA program from Dr. Gangaram Singh, Executive Vice President and Provost at National University, and Todd Deal, Senior Faculty and Director, Higher Ed Practice, at the Center for Creative Leadership.
“The speed of change in practically all industries and markets makes it necessary for everyone to be aware of what is happening and be prepared to deal with change. Our program is designed in a way that helps students to assess business needs and meet those ever-changing needs.”
-Dr. Farhang Mossavar-Rahmani, Professor of Finance and CCL MBA Director
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