Degree type(s): Specialization; Master's
Degree field(s): Business & Finance
Location(s): Online; Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks AFB, ND; Watford City, ND; Fort Riley, KS; Billings, MT
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

Virtuous Leadership MBA Specialization

The University of Mary is a Catholic University based in Bismarck, North Dakota. Respected for its MBA and other accredited master’s degree programs in business, Mary proudly brings Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values into its leadership development programs.

Learn more about how a Virtuous Leadership Specialization with your graduate business degree compares to your typical online MBA program. There is a difference, and it’s a big one.

Mary’s affordable online MBA programs and other online master’s degree programs in business–including MS in Business and  Master of Project Management–now include the option to study leadership with the Virtuous Leadership specialization.

Mary designed all of these graduate business degrees to deepen your leadership abilities by understanding and applying ethical leadership, character, virtue, and happiness in making leadership decisions for long-term business success. Robust with experiential learning, Mary’s online MBA programs and other online master’s degrees in business prepare you to think critically as you assess, analyze, and direct the role and place of not just leadership, but virtuous leadership, in achieving fiscal success.

You can study leadership through Mary’s online MBA program, which includes your core MBA courses as well as leadership studies through accelerated online courses.

This online MBA program with an ethical leadership focus is offered in partnership with the Havard Virtuous Leadership Institute (HVLI). You will have the opportunity to learn from HVLI founder and renowned ethical leadership author Alexandre Havard himself as part of your online MBA degree program.

MBA Leadership Development Program Highlights

When you choose Mary’s online MBA program and the Virtuous Leadership specialization, you will experience the best of both worlds: The convenience and flexibility you need to earn your online MBA degree and an online master’s degree with leadership curriculum focused on the less tangible but critical elements of successful business management and ethical leadership.

  1. Affordable online MBA

    The University of Mary's Online MBA is an incredible value. Your personal MBA admissions representative is happy to discuss your budget and options.

  2. Accelerated online MBA

    Earn your online MBA with the Virtuous Leadership specialization in as few as 15 months in an accelerated, hybrid program with online MBA classes.

  3. Ethical leadership top to bottom

    Complete your online MBA degree alongside virtue-driven, ethically-minded leaders and working professionals like you. Learn core MBA skills and study leadership in partnership with world-class faculty who bring their own ethical leadership experience to the classroom.
  4. Christian MBA program

    Explore how the classical virtues and Christian faith successfully apply to best business practices, generating a wholesome and vibrant work community. Earn your online MBA degree through a curriculum founded upon Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values that will enrich your life and the lives of those you lead and serve.

Why Choose an Online MBA Leadership Program?

The demand for virtuous leadership is not limited to any one industry or market. Competition for multi-talented, fiscally-minded business executives remains strong, and the US Department of Labor predicts solid growth for business executive and business management jobs over the next decade.

This exciting new and affordable online MBA targets this growing demand. Job applicants who possess an MBA degree with a strong concentration in ethical leadership, may also benefit by the added focus on important, but often neglected, elements of sound business leadership that are founded in Christian values, ethical leadership, and social responsibility

Virtuous Leadership Concentration

The following courses are required to complete the virtuous leadership specialization (in addition to the curriculum for your graduate business degree program):

  • PHI 550 Philosophy of Happiness
  • BUS 670 Havard Virtuous Leadership Immersion
  • BUS 680 Business & Catholic Social Teaching or BUS 688 Culture and Public Service