University of Saint Mary Offers First Ever Online MBA Concentration Based On Best Selling Author Patrick Lencioni’s Business Principles

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The University of Saint Mary (USM) is offering a unique MBA concentration — Leadership and Organizational Health — based on the work of renowned author and business expert Patrick Lencioni (“The Advantage” and “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”). Coursework is built around Lencioni’s organizational health principles, giving students an advanced understanding of organizational culture and the leadership skills vital to career success.

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Lencioni's approach to organizational health is a game-changer. It's a whole new way of looking at competitive advantage.

The University of Saint Mary is proud to announce a first-of-its-kind online Master of Business Administration (MBA) concentration modeled after the principles of renowned business expert and New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni. Emphasizing teamwork and cohesion, creating clarity around mission values and goals, and then effective communication, coursework for the MBA concentration in Leadership and Organizational Health is based on Lencioni’s practical and proven business principles, strategies, and expertise.

Patrick Lencioni is the New York Times best-selling author of “The Advantage” and “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.” He is one of the most sought after speakers and business consultants in the world and founder and CEO of The Table Group, a firm with a proven track record for helping leaders and their organizations be more effective and productive in order to maximize their success. The Table Group has worked with 78 of the Fortune 100 companies as well as mid-market businesses and startups. "Lencioni's approach to organizational health is a game-changer. It's a whole new way of looking at competitive advantage, “ commented Jeff Scherer, Senior Vice President of Bain Capital.

From professional sports teams to the military, nonprofits and leading corporations around the globe, Patrick Lencioni’s practical, forward-thinking approach to leadership and organizational development can be applied universally. The Leadership and Organizational Health concentration offers students a deeper understanding of the interpersonal, social, and political factors that affect organizational environments. It is designed to provide students with tangible tools and skills that can be immediately applied to their current jobs and prepare them for leadership roles.

The University of Saint Mary online MBA, with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Health, consists of 36 credit hours. Courses are sequential and build on each other to reinforce core concepts. Upon completion, students will be able to lead and participate on highly functioning teams and create and communicate clear organizational goals and strategies.

About University of Saint Mary
The University of Saint Mary is a four-year Catholic liberal arts university founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1923. The University offers two campus locations in the cities of Leavenworth and Overland Park, Kansas, along with online degree options. The University of Saint Mary is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has been named a “Best Midwestern College” by the Princeton Review since 2005. Information on campus-based programs can be found at and on the online MBA program at

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