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What Is an MBA in Native American Leadership?

Graduate students who pursue degrees in Native American Leadership can work in their communities to implement lasting change for their tribes. An online MBA program is an excellent choice for many business students who want a deeper understanding of accounting, finance, management and marketing. An MBA with an emphasis Native American Leadership can build upon standard curriculum by training students to apply the skills and experiences of their graduate programs to improving tribal and community life.

Current Topics in Indian Country

The MBA with an emphasis in Native American Leadership offers graduate students a solid foundation in business fundamentals while also offering specialized instruction in Native American issues through courses like Current Topics in Indian Country. In this class, students examine the various issues that tribal governments and citizens deal with on a daily basis, including governance, education, healthcare, social services, culture, language and economic development.

The topics in courses like these can change over time. Professors and students work together to examine current issues and identify the challenges facing tribes and communities at any given time. Graduates students will leave the MBA program prepared to lead their communities in economic development and resource management as well as in implementing new programs and initiatives for community development.

Study in Tribal Sovereignty

Students in an online MBA program with an emphasis in Native American Leadership also study Tribal Sovereignty. This course involves a survey of federal Indian law, the development of federal Indian policy and the impact of such laws and policies on American Indians and Alaskan Natives. Students analyze court cases that illustrate the principles of federal Indian law as well as cases that involve acts of Congress and their effects on tribal sovereignty. The Tribal Sovereignty course also covers the history of such federal Indian laws and the issue of tribal governance across time.

Native American tribes have diverse populations and diverse needs. As such, they need leaders prepared to represent their interests and spur growth in commerce, education, healthcare and other areas. An MBA with an emphasis in Native American Leadership prepares graduate students to provide their tribes and communities with the best leadership available and to bring about positive changes within their communities.

Learn more about the Southeastern Oklahoma State University online MBA in Native American Leadership program.


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