The ONLY Executive MBA Program in Inclusive Leadership & ESG Management
Our Executive MBA Program
This program is designed for leaders who have
- A passion for innovation
- A relentless drive for success
- A determination to impact diversity, equity & inclusion from a systemic perspective
If you possess any of these three characteristics, this innovative program in Inclusive Leadership will propel you like nothing you have ever experienced.
Indeed.com shows 479,023 available jobs within the field of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. 101,029 of these positions are at the senior level. As a relatively new profession, the opportunities are abundant! This degree is perfect for those who wish to take on those leadership roles and fully address systemic racism and unconscious bias while accelerating their career to C-level positions. This is the ONLY MBA program that developed systems thinking to address the immense needs of DEI.
Within a proven executive development framework, the curriculum design offers an unrivaled strategic focus on your growth as an integrated individual from a multiple intelligences perspective. Especially since the global pandemic and the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion movement, the workplace environment requires many new skills to lead. Designed by globally renowned experts in the fields of business and psychology, the program has targeted the development of those new skills and enables you to integrate your professional responsibilities with a powerful learning experience in many areas of development, like emotional intelligence, systems thinking, innovativeness, and inclusive leadership.
The Highlights & Learning Outcomes
Two modalities of learning:
Hybrid : Classes meet once a month, for two consecutive days over 14 months
Online (distance learning): Classes meet virtually weekly
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The Next Cohort Starts January 10, 2022
You deserve A LOT more in graduate education!
- More practical solutions
- Enhanced Emotional Intelligence and wisdom
- Greater influence
- Profound power and authority in the new field of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
The DEI space puts everyone at the same starting point. This program goes beyond quotas and training certificates. With Transcontinental University, you learn to see the systems that enable inclusive environments that value the diversity of thought in every department. Inclusive leadership is not just a theory you learn, but one you will strategically apply throughout the entire program. You will make an impact in daily activities of every employee and your family, while going through the program!
Significantly increased self-confidence and self-efficacy
Lead diverse organizations and communities with inclusive systems and processes that enable equity
Assess the global competitive environment and creative effective strategic choices
Develop an inclusive culture that honors the diversity of people
Strategically lead functional areas of business including management, operations, human resources, finance, sales and marketing, and technology
Critically analyze business case studies, while developing strategic and practical recommendations
Develop effective communication skills to engage and empower a diverse audience
The Transcontinental University’s executive MBA in Inclusive Leadership has the most advanced curriculum designed for working professionals. In addition to the world class courses that cover disciplines like inclusive leadership, management, accounting, finance, economics, marketing, operations, and human resource management, it is the ONLY Executive MBA program that’s designed to develop your ability to build profound relationships (emotional intelligence), enhance your wisdom (systems thinking & strategic leadership) and master new skills needed for the DEI movement.
As we have seen from this global pandemic, the systemic failures in healthcare, government, businesses are abundant. Organizational leaders all have a need for the strategic development of systems thinking skills, so that we don’t repeat these systemic failures in the future. These developments within our innovative curriculum are designed into every course along with a powerful executive development plan that guides you through the exponential growth process. Our curriculum quantifies your growth as a leader well beyond generic grades like other graduate programs. Designed by renowned organizational psychologists, professors and industry leaders, you will literally see your improvements in key developments like self-confidence, self-efficacy, inclusive leadership, trust building skills and many others throughout the educational journey.
The ONLY executive MBA in Inclusive Leadership
Designed for the those who wish to make a lasting impact well beyond generic behaviors. This powerful specialization helps build the key skills of a transformational and inclusive leader who can lead diverse organizations by honoring the diversity of ideas systemically. Some of the key developments in this specialization include inclusive process design, strategic thought, synthesis of diversity, and emotional intelligence. The program enables you to bring accountability to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion initiatives in the post-pandemic organization.
This specialization brings you along the journey of inclusivity in the following developmental path:
- Learning how to lead with diversity of thought
- Driving transformation through inclusive innovation
- Empowering a workforce that consistently makes wise and emotionally intelligent decisions
- Enabling the integrity of DEI efforts
In addition, you have the option to select one of the following specializations:
ESG Strategy & Culture: Designed for aspiring leaders in the finance and/or ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) field, this unique specialization combines the technical skills of finance with strategic thinking for ESG initiative. The specialization enables you to enable the ESG culture that’s needed to achieve desired ESG scores. As ESG investment and legislation is gaining incredible momentum, be an expert in a new field.
Entrepreneurship: Designed for aspiring leaders and entrepreneurs looking to start a new venture or further develop a small/medium enterprise, this specialization incorporates systems thinking and key management and leadership skills crucial for sustained success. The program will help you design the most innovative learning organization that can run without you constantly having to work in the business, providing an abundance of free time in addition to increased profits.
- MBA600: Systemic Research in Business
The course introduces the foundations of systems thinking and systemic research using both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. It also introduces the complex world of research in social science exploring multiple intelligences as an individual system.
- MBA601: Technological Influences on Finance and Innovation
The course provides learners with an understanding of the integration among finance, banking, innovation and technology. Learners explore how current firms are leveraging technologies to create and sustain organizational successes, especially with the need for social distancing. The course challenges learners to develop systemic insight on the interconnectedness of organizational functions with a specific focus on finance, innovation and technology; The course also introduces the role of technology as one of the systemic integration elements for the program. It illustrates the importance of integration among various fields in order to stay ahead in a competitive and health-counscious environment.
- MBA602: Leading and Managing Teams in the Post Pandemic Workplace
The course focuses on the most recent theories and concepts to assess and develop empowering teams within a very challenging environment. The course also provides a strategic assessment between leadership and management actions that drive effective teams in the current environment, while introducing emotional intelligence as one of the systemic integration elements for the course. Challenges such as employee retention and virtual relationships/work processes are explored from a systemic perspective.
- MBA603: Project Management and Organizational Learning
This course examines the organization, planning, and controlling of projects and provides practical knowledge on managing project scope, schedule, and resources. The course exposes learners to global project management and how multinational organizations utilize it to lower costs, speed up new product roll-outs, and enhance customer satisfaction. The course also introduces organizational knowledge management systems along with learning processes.
- MBA604: Corporate Strategy Formulation
This course provides learners with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges associated with disruptive technological advances in an increasingly globalized business environment. It empowers learners the skills to navigate internal and external complexities while utilizing a systemic approach to creating and executing strategic initiatives. Especially with a more health conscious world that’s using more technology than ever, the course offers strategic processes that guides the ideal outcomes for any organization. Furthermore, learners are provided a variety of relevant models and frameworks in order to manage organizational strategies in an international marketplace, while seeking to obtain a sustainable competitive advantage.
- MBA605: Integrative Corporate Finance and Governance
The course integrates the traditional tools of corporate finance with an eye towards governance implications of management actions. Addressing the subject in a comparative and interdisciplinary manner, the course also explores the nature of the corporation, the basic theory of the firm, and the internal and external architecture of corporate governance.
- MBA606: Global Business Forces: Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
This course provides learners the theoretical framework to forecast potential global macroeconomic and microeconomic case studies. The theoretical framework includes monetary and interest policies of central banks, tax policies and exchange rate policies. The course elaborates on different policy perspectives of different economists and schools of economic thought. Topics also include demand and cost estimation, production decisions, pricing, analysis at competitive market structures, and antitrust issues. With the global pandemic, the course facilitates critical assessment of government actions on economics both domestically and internationally.
- MBA607: Global Marketing and Diversity
This course prepares learners to appreciate the dynamics of cross cultural diversity and to make informed managerial decisions in an increasingly globalized business environment. The course content demonstrates how the generic principles of marketing could be applied to diverse global marketplaces. The course has an interdisciplinary approach and offers critical cross-national, and cross-functional perspectives.
- MBA608: Inclusive Decision Making
This course provides a review, analysis, and application of theories and models in decision making. The global pandemic is a perfect example of leaders taking a conventional problem-based approach which is very reactive. Instead of teaching the conventional approach that requires problems to occur, the course focuses on the ideal solution on a systemic level, which requires a proactive and inclusive approach. The course challenges learners to view the entire system at work, rather than as separate parts of the system.
- MBA609: Ethical Foundations and Corporate Social Responsibility
This course focuses on the core values that drive ethical decisions, which consider the broader environment along with honoring self. While literature on leadership and ethics is abundant, the focus on aligning one’s core values and a systemic consideration is the focus of this course . Along with developing complex thought processes, organizational practices for corporate social responsibility is examined.
- LDR610: Becoming an Inclusive Leader
This course is designed to offer an in-depth understanding of the unconscious bias that drive thought processes and leadership decisions with a focus on diversity and inclusion. The course focuses on application of relevant leadership theories within unique cultural contexts so that the diversity of ideas is honoured by systemic processes, rather than people’s behaviours, creating authentic engagement. With special focus on transformational and inclusive leadership, the course offers the ability for learners to drive systemic inclusive leadership in every context (public/private, profit/not for profit, and family) regardless of size/spread/geography.
- LRD611: Inclusive Approach to Innovation
The specialization course provides learners with a comprehensive understanding of the strategic development process exposing learners to the numerous steps, processes, components, and diverse issues that need to be considered in order to gain and sustain a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. The course challenges learners to synthesize the diversity of ideas that provides holistic perspectives as a starting point to strategic design. Learners will also learn to implement a systemic approach to innovation under an inclusive climate that drives performance within their diverse workplace.
- LDR700: Building an Emotionally Intelligent Workforce
This specialization course provides learners with the integration of the people and systems in business. Especially in a post-pandemic workplace, emotional intelligent systems can foster a much-needed sense of belonging and inclusivity. Starting at the individual level, the course focuses on a conscious development process for emotional intelligence as leaders. Using the past experiences of emotional intelligence throughout the course, learners learn to move emotional intelligence from the individual to the organizational level. As the final course within the course within the specialization, the course creates a systemic map of an inclusive organization from a systemic perspective while celebrating individual achievements in diversity and inclusion within the learner’s organization.
- ENT620: Systemic Thought in Entrepreneurship
The module focuses on innovation as the necessary driver of success for any organization. Innovation from creativity can be a systematic discipline that exists in all forms of organizations. With the focus on creating systemic processes that burst with innovation, the module balances the role of individual entrepreneurship and organizational innovation.
- ENT621: Managing Small Enterprises
The module introduces learners to the concept of entrepreneurship in business management. The focus is to provide learners with the knowledge and skill to maximize opportunities to grow their business through innovation. The module includes lessons on operational management, marketing, supply chain, competitive advantage, financial accounting, and personal development within the context of a small business environment.
- ENT701: Competitive Advantage—Creating Learning Systems in Entrepreneurial Management
The module weaves learning from the core modules into a systemic perspective of achieving competitive advantage in entrepreneurship. The module explores both established and emerging approaches in marketplace approaches to achieve competitive advantage for small and medium sized enterprises within a cultural context. Learners design a proactive learning system within a small and mid-size enterprise.
- ESG620: Managing ESG scores
The course introduces learners to the concept of ESG in business management. The focus is to provide learners with the knowledge and skill to maximize opportunities to grow their business through ESG initiatives. The course integrates how ESG is applied to operational management, marketing, supply chain, competitive advantage, financial accounting, and personal development within the context of a small and large business environment.
- ESG621: Systemic Thought in ESG Initiatives
The course focuses on ESG innovation as the necessary driver of success for any organization. Innovation from creativity can be a systematic discipline that exists in all forms of organizations. With the focus on creating systemic processes that burst with innovation within the three dimensions of environment, social and governance, the course balances the role of individual leadership and organizational innovation.
- ESG622: Driving Competitive Advantage with ESG Culture
The course weaves learning from the core courses into a systemic perspective of achieving competitive advantage within the ESG movement. The course explores both established and emerging approaches in marketplace approaches to achieve competitive advantage for enterprises within a cultural context for achieving ESG initiatives. Learners design a proactive learning system that creates the engine for successful ESG outcomes.
The Transcontinental professors were the most caring and practical professors I’ve experienced. They brought their consulting experiences into the classroom to make the theories come alive. I’m able to create proposals and gain respect at the national level because of what I learned. I highly recommend them to anyone who wants to exceed in their careers.
Thank you for your comments, wisdom and for facilitating my learning with behavior of others in an organization. This course help me build on my ability to be a manager, leader and to have the ability to formulate a plan for problem solving. Critical thinking or thinking outside the box is an essential quality for a person in the helm of an organization. This course has improved on my abilities and will be used in future situations that may arise.
I must say you sure wore your glasses on your nose (lolol). Every step of the way you were there pushing us in the back hard! (ouch). But I think I can now take a breather and feel like I’ve accomplished something. Even though you made us work, it felt like I was an entrepreneur traveling back and forth on the road. I was getting tired and drained at times but I hung in there. I think the entire class did also. I hope to always be in touch and continue to excel in my experience. Who knows maybe you might find me on here teaching a course (haha).
Thank you for helping me successfully complete my doctoral degree. I know my research topic wasn’t the easiest since it was on the edge of new knowledge. Your guidance was always timely and supportive.
I have to thank you for creating the environment enabling us to search for excellence and the good in ourselves and in others. It is quite possible that your course – and its inclusion of drive and personal goodness – will have the greatest impact on us – no longer students but as emerging leaders. With such lofty (yet achievable) goals… we can contribute to improving the quality of life for others and ourselves and the business stakeholders.. All while maintaining our integrity and expecting it from others.
I have learned so much from your mentoring through the dissertation research. Each step of the way, you were there for me with answers that guided me and challenged me. While I must say I didn’t like how you never just gave me the answers, but now I understand the wisdom of your guidance to teach me how to fish. I thank you for the great patience you’ve shown me. I’m a better researcher.
The knowledge I gained has helped me move from a lecturer to a professor and now a dean of the business school. I’ve been able to consistently publish in peer-reviewed journals with the research knowledge I’ve learned.
Admission & Eligibility
Entry requirements for the Executive MBA course are as follows:
Bachelor degree from an accredited institution
An official transcript for a completed bachelor degree
A GPA of 3.0 or higher
No GMAT Requirement
Minimum 2 years of managerial work experience and 4 years of professional work experience
A Personal Essay
Join the Global Network of Powerful Leaders
Where Some Of Our Students Work
Executive MBA Program Investment
Your MBA program tuition has no hidden fees. Learners can pay with a single payment for the entire program or arrange to be on a payment plan. No need to calculate credit hour fees or course fees like others. Your tuition gets you access to the most advanced MBA program, along with a powerful development framework, world class faculty, an integrative curriculum, an executive coach and much more. You will be solving at least 12 major organizational problems in addition to earning your degree.
Online Program Tuition
No hidden or miscellaneous fees
Tuition may be lower depending scholarship availability
Hybrid Program Tuition
No hidden or miscellaneous fees
Tuition may vary depending on availability of
scholarships (i.e. minority, military, corporate tuition match scholarships)
Monthly Payment Option
option for 14 months