• Accelerated 10-course, 12-month, full-time cohort program.
  • Focuses on global leadership that emphasizes emotional intelligence, organizational transformations and agility, and global connectedness.
  • Alternative to traditional MBA programs that emphasize traditional management theories and performance matrix.
  • Internships (domestic and international) included in the program.
  • Rochester, NY ranks in the top 30 major metropolitan areas in the United States for global exports on a per capita basis. It is the second largest export region in New York State.
  • Small class sizes, the use of active learning, and a focus on competency development and teamwork ensure that you will be well-positioned for career success.


Complete in 12 months full-time


Traditional on-campus format


Cohort program experience


No GMAT/GRE entrance test required

Program Best Suited For

Recent international and domestic graduates with degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, health and human services, education, and other non-business areas.

Curriculum Examples

  • The Global Business Environment
  • Global Marketing & Buyer Behavior
  • Managing Finance in a Global Environment
  • Global Leadership Assessment and Development
  • Ethics and the Practice of Global Leadership
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Leading Organizational Change in a Global Environment
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Leadership for a Global Environment
  • Global Business Internship

Value of your degree

  • With this degree, you are prepared for a wide variety of roles, such as in finance, marketing, operations, general management, and government jobs.
  • Management jobs are projected to grow faster than average for all occupations from 2018 to 2028, resulting in about 706,900 new jobs.
  • "Employment growth is expected to be driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones, which should require more workers to manage these operations," according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • The median annual wage for management occupations was $104,240 in May 2018, which was the highest wage of all the major occupational groups.

A valuable difference

M.S. in Global Business & Leadership

Traditional M.B.A.

Develop global leaders and managers Develop technical managers or administrators
Focus on global business and leadership competencies Focus on traditional business disciplines
Accelerated 10-course 12 month program Traditional two-year program

Making Grad School Affordable

Grants, scholarships, veterans benefits, loans, and undergraduate loan forgiveness are options for paying for this master's degree.


Why This Degree?

"There are very few graduate programs in the country that focus on global leadership with particular emphasis on the humanistic and cross-cultural competency of those leaders. The skills that these students will develop, both in the classroom and in the field (which is also quite unique), are vital as economies and companies become more and more interconnected in our global environment."

Denise Luethge, Ph.D., professor of management at Northern Kentucky University, and joint researcher at Doshisha University's Institute for Technology, Enterprise and Competitiveness (ITEC) in Kyoto, Japan.

What to Expect

  • Acquire team-building, consulting, and other leadership skills in an experiential environment.
  • Benefit from career coaching and advice from Nazareth's Center for Life's Work.
  • Develop emotional and leadership competencies.
  • Receive individualized personal and professional development to foster career promotion and mobility.
  • Build relationships with diverse students in the program from multiple countries.

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