MBA in Education Leadership

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The MSOE MBA in Education Leadership is an innovative program that prepares individuals to become outstanding administrators and district leaders, creating world-class American schools. Qualified program participants can earn an MBA and Wisconsin DPI-approved principal licensure.

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MSOE’s Rader School of Business and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation have partnered to create the MBA in Education Leadership. This innovative program is targeted at teaching professionals with three years minimum PK­12 teaching experience. On successful completion of the program, qualified participants receive both a Master of Business Administration and Wisconsin State Principal Licensure. The program is also an excellent professional growth opportunity for K12 administrators and business managers who wish to enhance their leadership skills through a specialized MBA.

MSOE empowers school leaders to meet the challenges facing Wisconsin schools by providing the business knowledge and leadership development that is missing from traditional graduate level education programs.

The MBA Education Leadership program serves the needs of public, private, charter and choice schools.  The curriculum blends the best of leadership development, business and educational administration. Two key themes woven throughout the program are eliminating the student achievement gap through better school leadership, and developing school ecologies that support positive character education.

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Program Features and Benefits

  • The 13-month program of study draws from best practices in business, leadership and education, including the areas of leadership, finance, human resources, instruction, systems thinking, technology and organizational change.
  • A clinical practicum occurs as a series of course-based field project. Projects are chosen by the student and are designed to advance K-12 initiatives within the district, while providing an authentic leadership development experience.
  • Students will complete clinical practicum field projects as part of their work assignments in the schools or districts where they hold positions.

Admission Requirements

Financial Aid

All MSOE graduate students are eligible to apply for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. If you are employed, we recommend that you speak with your employer about tuition reimbursement assistance. Most of MSOE’s graduate students are employed full-time and more than 70 percent receive employer tuition support.

MBA Education Leadership Program Director

Dr. Ruth Barratt
barratt@msoe.edu
(414) 277-2230

MBA in Education Leadership Curriculum

MSOE’s Rader School of Business and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation have partnered to create the MBA in Education Leadership program. The innovative program is targeted at teaching professionals with a minimum of three years of PK­12 teaching experience who wish to advance in school leadership roles. On successful completion of the program, qualified participants receive both a Master of Business Administration and Wisconsin State Principal Licensure. The program is also an excellent professional growth opportunity for K12 administrators and business managers who wish to enhance their leadership skills through a specialized MBA.

Program information sheet

MB-6310 Professional Seminar I: Leadership Education
MB-6010 Leadership and the Global Achievement Gap
MB-6100 Statistical Thinking and Data Analytics
MB-6000 Distributed Leadership for Effective Organizations
MB-6900 Project Management for Leading Change
MB-7700 Maximizing Stakeholder Relationships
MB-6200 Creating Financial Intelligence
MB-7500 Building Value through Technology
MB-6600 Developing and Leveraging Human Capital
MB-7800 Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
MB-6950 Facilitating Change in Complex Systems
MB-8100 Final Project – Education Leadership (Including International Experience)

Program Objectives

As educators and school leaders, graduates of the MBA in Education Leadership will be able to achieve the following within three to five years of program completion:

  1. Rise to significant leadership positions in PK-12 education.
  2. Direct innovative educational initiatives and formulate policies using sound analytical skills and evidence-based practice.
  3. Lead educational change efforts to raise the achievement of all students, with a particular focus on eliminating and preventing the global achievement gap in PK-12 education.
  4. Demonstrate the ongoing development and integration of effective leadership traits and ethical principles into personal and professional personas.
  5. Build and sustain relationships among diverse constituents, stakeholders and policymakers who foster a culture conducive to increased student achievement.
  6. Develop the next generation of teachers who will continue to pursue global excellence in student achievement.
  7. Design and establish systemic processes, protocols and technologies to develop and empower high-performance teams and teachers to drive student achievement.
  8. Manage school environments to foster student achievement, realize staff development, and nurture the public trust.
  9. Influence and enact Wisconsin school law and education policy to enhance the learning environment.

Student Outcomes

The program content is based on curricular standards from the Association for the Advancement of Colleges and Schools of Business (AACSB) and key outcomes and competencies from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Principal Licensure program. Outcomes and competencies common to both disciplines form the course core, with education-specific content realized through case studies and the clinical practicum.

Please contact Dr. Ruth Barratt for further information regarding this program.
barratt@msoe.edu
(414) 277-2230