mba or ola

Students often come to us knowing that they want to pursue some sort of graduate business degree. However, we often get the question, “How do I know if I should do your MBA or OLA program?” Our answer to that question is another question: “What motivates you?”


Are you fascinated by people? Are you inspired when your team comes together and accomplishes your goal? Do you love helping others grow? Or are you a “number” person? Maybe you are all about digging into the data and finding innovative solutions? Perhaps developing and executing on processes that contribute to company growth is what gets you up in the morning.

At Concordia University Wisconsin, we have 100% online programs for people on both sides of the fence. That’s why we’ve put together this handy infographic that breaks down the differences between our Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership Administration degrees.

Both of these graduate business degrees are powerful options for advancing your career. In fact, we offer a huge variety of concentrations within each degree. However, it really comes down to reflecting on your personality type and ultimate career goals when considering whether to pursue the MBA or OLA degree.

Our admissions counselors are trained to help you ask these critical questions of yourself and ultimately end up in the perfect course of study. Reach out to us today and we can begin that conversation.

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