Grand Canyon University

M.B.A. and MS in Leadership (Dual Degree)


3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.B.A. and MS in Leadership (Dual Degree)

Format: Online

Program Description:

An MBA/MS Dual Degree Program Can Accelerate Your Academic and Career Goals

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Leadership (MSL) are degrees that naturally complement each other. The Colangelo College of Business (CCOB) at Grand Canyon University (GCU) has blended them into a dual master’s degree program online that allows students to accelerate their learning. Prepare to pursue a position in business leadership and shape the future of business management.

The MS/MBA dual degree in leadership program is a rigorous course of study. It examines core principles in finance, economics and marketing. GCU’s Christian community emphasizes the values of servant leadership and ethical decision-making within business contexts.

The Benefits of a Leadership Dual Master’s Degree Program

The MS MBA dual degree at GCU begins with fundamental coursework to build a strong academic framework. You will take courses such as:

    Introduction to Graduate Studies in the College of Business
    Leadership and Organizations
    Accounting Practices
    Finance Principles

As you progress through your MS and MBA dual degree studies, you will do an in-depth examination of advanced principles of leadership and business management. Economics, marketing management, managerial finance and operations management are all core subject areas you will explore. Other key concepts you will study include:

    Models of leadership styles
    Quantitative tools and techniques
    Science of organizational behavior
    Coaching, mentoring techniques, leadership development and succession planning
    Interdependency in organizations

Earn Your Leadership Dual Master’s Degree Program Online

Graduate students choose the MBA programs at GCU in part because of the convenience and flexibility of the online learning environment. During your coursework for this MS MBA dual degree program, you will examine different leadership styles and gain confidence in your own leadership skills. The ethical and practical leadership skills you will acquire are immediately applicable to your current career. Skills you will develop in this MS/MBA program include some of the following:

    Critical thinking and analysis
    Data interpretation
    Ethical problem-solving

The dual master’s degree program online emphasizes communication strategies for connecting with audiences and important stakeholders. Servant leadership is another major focus of the MBA/MS dual degree program in leadership. GCU students examine servant leadership in the context of its biblical basis. Candidates will consider how best to embody the principles of servant leadership in a way that empowers people and communities.

Qualify for High-Level Roles as a Graduate of the MS/MBA Dual Degree Program in Leadership

By itself, the MBA degree is a widely respected credential, and it gives job applicants a competitive edge in a demanding and diverse workforce. Earning a dual degree will further set you apart from other candidates. By achieving a MS and MBA dual degree program, you will demonstrate your commitment toward exceptional management, efficient operations and ethical decision-making. Take your career to a higher level with a dual degree in leadership. Some of the career paths that may be related to this program can include the following:

    Administrative services manager
    General and operations manager
    Human resources manager
    Management analyst
    Chief executive
    Sales manager

    Training and development manager
    Personal service manager
    Project management specialist
    Compensation, benefits and job analysis specialist

GCU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1968. Some of the core programs in CCOB have achieved additional accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loans, PLUS Loans, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) State Grant, Arizona Post-Secondary Education Voucher Program State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Locale: Large City

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